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Integration of Process Planning and Scheduling: Approaches and Algorithms

1st Edition

Rakesh Kumar Phanden, Ajai Jain, J. Paulo Davim
October 17, 2019

Both process planning and scheduling are very important functions of manufacturing, which affect together the cost to manufacture a product and the time to deliver it. This book contains various approaches proposed by researchers to integrate the process planning and scheduling functions of...

Office Lean: Understanding and Implementing Flow in a Professional and Administrative Environment

1st Edition

Ken Eakin
October 17, 2019

Lean has proven itself as an exceptional business system in manufacturing and a variety of other sectors, such as supply chain, retail, and healthcare. Where Lean has not yet made much of an impact is in professional "white-collar" industries such as banking and insurance, technology services, or...

The Cube of Strategic Management: The Distinctive Advantage of Organizations

1st Edition

Mihai V. Putz
October 16, 2019

The Cube of Strategic Management: The Distinctive Advantage of Organizations is a trans-disciplinary book that introduces the author’s new business model of the geometrization of management. The author advocates that strategic management has to shift to include a science and technology perspective,...

The Stakeholder Perspective: Relationship Management to Increase Value and Success Rates of Projects

1st Edition

Massimo Pirozzi
October 09, 2019

The Stakeholder Perspective places people at the center of both projects and project management. It gives to the project management community a helpful, innovative, stakeholder-centered approach to increase projects’ delivered value and success rate. It presents a logical model also called the "...

Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Early Childhood Education (ICECE 2018), November 7, 2018, Bandung, Indonesia

1st Edition

Hani Yulindrasari, Vina Adriany, Yeni Rahmawati, Fonny Demeaty Hutagalung, Sarita Gálvez, Ade Gafar Abdullah
October 08, 2019

Providing a selection of papers presented at ICECE 2018, a biennial conference organised by the Early Childhood Education Program, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. The conference’s general theme was "Finding Alternative Approaches, Theories, Frameworks, and Practices of Early Childhood Education...

Foundations of Evidence-Based Medicine: Clinical Epidemiology and Beyond, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Milos Jenicek
October 08, 2019

This comprehensive text focuses on reasoning, critical thinking and pragmatic decision making in medicine. Based on the author’s extensive experience and filled with definitions, formulae, flowcharts and checklists, this fully revised second edition continues to provide invaluable guidance to the...

The Innovation Systems Cycle: Simplifying and Incorporating the Guidelines of the ISO 56002 Standard and Best Practices

1st Edition

H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl
October 08, 2019

Currently, the prime focus for US business plans should not be on the manufacturing process design and delivery processes, but on greatly improving innovation leadership, design engineering capability, and sales and marketing innovation. These three areas have been sadly lacking significant...

Green Up!: Sustainable Design Solutions for Healthier Work and Living Environments

1st Edition

Stevie Famulari
October 07, 2019

There are unique greening solutions and practices that help create a lifestyle shift, improving the health of living and working spaces for its occupants from a personal, business, environmental, and profitable perspective. Short-term and long-term considerations are important elements when moving...

Operations Excellence Management System (OEMS): Getting It Right the First Time

1st Edition

Chitram Lutchman, Kevan Lutchman, Ramakrishna Akula, Charles Lyons, Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi
September 30, 2019

Written for users, this book provides a structured approach with processes for implementing OEMS based on the learnings and experiences from companies who have implemented OEMS. The book leverages the knowledge of experienced OEMS personnel to provide a compelling sense of direction for...

Handbook of Industry 4.0 and SMART Systems

1st Edition

Diego Galar Pascual, Pasquale Daponte, Uday Kumar
September 30, 2019

Industry 4.0 refers to fourth generation of industrial activity characterized by smart systems and internet-based solutions. This book describes the fourth revolution based on instrumented, interconnected and intelligent assets. The different book chapters provide a perspective on technologies and...

Systems Engineering: A Systemic and Systematic Methodology for Solving Complex Problems

1st Edition

Joseph Eli Kasser
September 30, 2019

This book will change the way you think about problems. It focuses on creating solutions to all sorts of complex problems by taking a practical, problem-solving approach. It discusses not only what needs to be done, but it also provides guidance and examples of how to do it. The book applies...

The Façade of Excellence: Defining a New Normal of Leadership

1st Edition

John Dyer
September 30, 2019

The crucial need to substitute true leadership for bad management practices such as Management By Objectives (MBO) and the use of fear is now well known and was often championed by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. While significant progress has been made, many organizations (especially outside of...

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