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Integrated Process and Fixture Planning: Theory and Practice

Awais Ahmad Khan, Emad Abouel Nasr, Abdulrahman Al-Ahmari, Syed Hammad Mian
June 04, 2018

Fixtures are used in manufacturing to secure working devices. They help insure conformity, accuracy, efficiency, and interchangeability; their reliability is crucial. This book introduces and implements a new methodology for more flexible fixture design and manufacturing processes, and develops the...

Work Study and Ergonomics

P.C. Tewari
April 20, 2018

In the present era of liberalization, privatization and globalization, industrial growth is probably the most critical factor while analyzing a country’s economy. Sustenance of industry primarily depends on its productivity levels in the highly competitive environment. Productivity enhancement can...

Formulation Simplified: Finding the Sweet Spot through Design and Analysis of Experiments with Mixtures

Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb, Martin A. Bezener
April 20, 2018

Many chemists – especially those most brilliant in their field – fail to appreciate the power of planned experimentation. They dislike the mathematical aspects of statistical analysis. In addition, these otherwise very capable chemists also dismissed predictive models based only on empirical data....

The Problem-Solving, Problem-Prevention, and Decision-Making Guide: Organized and Systematic Roadmaps for Managers

Bob Sproull
March 28, 2018

Each day, managers and employees are confronted with a plethora of real problems and decisions that are creating issues suchs as lost throughput, poor quality, personnel problems, and material shortages.How they approach these daily quandaries will determine how successful they are at resolving...

Taking Ethics Seriously: Why Ethics Is an Essential Tool for the Modern Workplace

John Hooker
March 15, 2018

This book develops an intellectual framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that is both grounded in theory and versatile enough to deal rigorously with real-world issues. It sees ethics as a necessary foundation for the social infrastructure that makes modern life possible, much as engineering is...

A Holistic Approach to Lessons Learned: How Organizations Can Benefit from Their Own Knowledge

Moria Levy
January 10, 2018

The book presents a holistic approach to organization performance improvements by lessons learned management. Such an approach is required because specific methods, such as debriefing, task management or procedures updates, do not achieve actual improvements. The presented model spans the entire...

Statistical Process Control: A Pragmatic Approach

Stephen Mundwiller
October 24, 2017

People with minimal math skills, and even those with advanced math skills, have difficulty grasping the intuitive concepts behind Statistical Process Control (SPC). Many practitioners do not understand the concepts behind Control Charts, the differences of out of control and out of specification,...

Lean Maintenance: A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide for Increasing Efficiency

Javier Girón Blanco, Torsten Dederichs
October 06, 2017

The book is about applying Lean manufacturing principles to industrial maintenance in order to improve the efficiency and be able to do more with the same (or less) resources. By industrial maintenance we mean the maintenance that takes place in factories and industrial facilities. The book is the...

Simplified TRIZ: New Problem Solving Applications for Technical and Business Professionals, 3rd Edition

Kalevi Rantanen, David W. Conley, Ellen R. Domb
September 21, 2017

The revised and updated third edition of Simplified TRIZ: New Problem Solving Applications for Technical and Business Professionals, 3rd Edition continues to demystify TRIZ (systematic innovation), the internationally acclaimed problem solving technique. It demonstrates how TRIZ can be used as a...

Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing of Metal Parts: Modeling, Optimization, and Control of Mechanical Properties

Linkan Bian, Nima Shamsaei, John Usher
August 16, 2017

Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing (LBAM) technologies, hailed by some as the "third industrial revolution," can increase product performance, while reducing time-to-market and manufacturing costs. This book is a comprehensive look at new technologies in LBAM of metal parts, covering topics such as...

Enterprise Risk Management in the Global Supply Chain

Thomas A. Cook
August 15, 2017

There is a younger generation who has lost the ability to communicate effectively. And there is a host of corporate personnel that could do a much better job at communications. Every country, every culture has it's own unique branding for communication that is effective and gets the job done. Key...

Managing Innovation and Operations in the 21st Century

Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Vikas Kumar, Juan Luis Martinez-Covarrubias, Ming K Lim
August 10, 2017

This book is for directors, consultants, practitioners, and professionals aspiring to effectively manage operations, but is targeted at applying innovation to the management of operations, including supply chains. It is appropriate for those establishing a career in innovation and operations...

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