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DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition


Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb
May 19, 2015

Offering a planned approach for determining cause and effect, DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition integrates the authors’ decades of combined experience in providing training, consulting, and computational tools to industrial experimenters. Supplying reader...

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition


David Mann
October 22, 2014

Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a ...

Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Second Edition

Avraham Shtub, Yuval Cohen
July 26, 2017

A Firsthand Look at the Role of the Industrial Engineer The industrial engineer helps decide how best to utilize an organization’s resources to achieve company goals and objectives. Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Second Edition offers an in-depth analysis of the industrial engineering...

Modeling and Simulation-Based Systems Engineering Handbook

Daniele Gianni, Andrea D'Ambrogio, Andreas Tolk
July 26, 2017

The capability modeling and simulation (M&S) supplies for managing systems complexity and investigating systems behaviors has made it a central activity in the development of new and existing systems. However, a handbook that provides established M&S practices has not been available. Until...

Problem Solving for New Engineers: What Every Engineering Manager Wants You to Know

Melisa Buie
July 24, 2017

This book brings a fresh new approach to practical problem solving in engineering. It covers the critical concepts and ideas that engineers must understand to solve engineering problems. When engineers graduate, they enter the work force with only one part of what’s needed to effectively solve...

Out of the Lab and On the Market: How Sony Computer Science Labs (SonyCSL) Turn Research into Profits

Tetsu Natsume, Mario Tokoro
July 07, 2017

Tetsu Natsume of Sony Computer Science Labs (Sony CSL) has been pioneering technology promotion for a decade. As he seeks marketplace opportunities for ground-breaking research, he plays the role of a Technology Producer -- a role that will be increasingly important as organizations seek optimally...

The Business of Humanity: Strategic Management in the Era of Globalization, Innovation, and Shared Value

John Camillus, Bopaya Bidanda, N. Chandra Mohan
June 28, 2017

Companies across the world, for a variety of reasons, are committing to incorporating social responsibility into their business models and finding that their profits are growing and their long-term sustainability is enhanced—building "humanity" into their business models as the driver of economic,...

Toxic Chemicals: Risk Prevention Through Use Reduction

Thomas E. Higgins, Jayanti A. Sachdev, Stephen A. Engleman
May 31, 2017

Catastrophic events such as the Bhopal, India tragedy and rising incidences of cancer in areas neighboring industrial facilities have heightened concern over the use of toxic chemicals in manufacturing and industry, particularly with respect to long-term exposure. While legislation and publicity...

Work Design: A Systematic Approach

Adedeji B. Badiru, Sharon C. Bommer
May 23, 2017

Work is all around us and permeates everything we do and everyday activities. Not all work is justified, not all work is properly designed, or evaluated accurately, or integrated. A systems model will make work more achievable through better management. Work is defined as a process of performing a...

Fast Fashion Systems: Theories and Applications

Tsan-Ming Choi
April 16, 2017

Fast fashion is an industrial trend that refers to the concept of shortening lead time (production, distribution) and offering new products to the market as fast as possible. Despite an abundance of research results, there is no comprehensive reference source that covers the state-of-the-art...

Safety Management in a Competitive Business Environment

Juraj Sinay
March 30, 2017

Although often taken for granted, safety doesn’t just happen. It requires a deep understanding of the principles of safety culture that then must be applied in all of your actions. Safety Management in a Competitive Business Environment discusses the meaning of the culture of safety in all areas of...

The Science of Footwear

Ravindra S. Goonetilleke
March 29, 2017

Although we now have sophisticated algorithms and techniques for determining the shapes and sizes and for matching the fit between shoes and feet, few, if any, of the books currently available cover these new technologies until now. Bringing together high-quality and state-of-the-art contributions...

Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC): The Path to Competitiveness

Alin Posteuca, Shigeyasu Sakamoto
March 23, 2017

Providing a reasonable level of profitability through productivity is - and will remain - one of the fundamental tasks of the management teams of any production company. Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC): The Path to Competitiveness contains two new...

Results-Based Systematic Operational Improvement

Hakan Butuner
March 22, 2017

This book introduces Systematic Improvement Planning (SIP), a structured approach to improvement. It draws upon proven industrial engineering and quality improvement tools, along with some of its own, and enables people to make positive changes. SIP is designed to help meet goals, solve problems,...