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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...

Visual Workplace Visual Thinking: Creating Enterprise Excellence Through the Technologies of the Visual Workplace, Second Edition

Gwendolyn D. Galsworth
August 02, 2017

Visual Workplace/Visual Thinking (VWVT) was written by the acknowledged leading expert in workplace visuality. While other books touch upon visual workplace tools and practices, no other author has addressed the topic with the clarity and depth presented here. This is a seminal book, considered by...

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness: How to Use OEE to Drive Significant Process Improvement

Ross Kenneth Kennedy
August 02, 2017

Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness: How to Use OEE to Drive Significant Process Improvement explains why the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) measure was created and how it should be used. Based on 20 years of hands on experience applying OEE at over 150...

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, covering the critical concepts and ideas that engineers must understand to solve engineering problems. Problem Solving for New Engineers: What Every Engineering Manager Wants You to Know provides strategy and tools...

Quality Management: Theory and Application

Peter D. Mauch
May 24, 2017

In the past, when goods and services were simpler, measurement of quality was self-evident. As business became more complicated, so too did the implementation of quality management and our ability to measure it. Ultimately, the practice of quality strayed from being a business practice to become...

Early Equipment Management (EEM): Continuous Improvement for Projects

Dennis McCarthy
May 24, 2017

When capital projects fail to deliver, it is usually not due to technical reasons but a combination of behavioral pitfalls, unclear accountabilities and gaps in design, specification, and/or project-management processes. Early Equipment Management (EEM): Continuous Improvement for Projects...

Profit Improvement through Supplier Enhancement

Ralph R. Pawlak
April 17, 2017

This book deals with the improvement of suppliers in order to increase a company's top and bottom-line. The enhancement of suppliers can be accomplished in a series of steps when conditions warrant intervention. They can also be generated through direct quality mentoring when the supplier does not...

Reliability Centered Maintenance – Reengineered: Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R®

Jesus R. Sifonte, James V. Reyes-Picknell
April 07, 2017

Reliability Centered Maintenance – Reengineered: Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R® provides an optimized approach to a well-established and highly successful method used for determining failure management policies for physical assets. It makes the original method that was...

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