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Energy Management for the Metals Industry

Cynthia K. Belt
January 09, 2017

Energy management training and solutions are not one size fits all. While some general methods apply, the metals industry has its own unique processes and environments for which a more tailored approach is necessary. Aimed at managers, engineers, and supervisors working in the metals industry,...

Essentials of Engineering Leadership and Innovation

Pamela McCauley
December 15, 2016

This book is a must-have resource for those engineering professionals seeking out best practice in engineering leadership and innovation. It is underpinned by years of applied experience in engineering settings, and is designed to develop and prepare engineers as leaders to accept the technical and...

Advances in Metaheuristics: Applications in Engineering Systems

Timothy Ganesan, Pandian Vasant, Irraivan Elamvazuthi
November 23, 2016

Advances in Metaheuristics: Applications in Engineering Systems provides details on current approaches utilized in engineering optimization. It gives a comprehensive background on metaheuristic applications, focusing on main engineering sectors such as energy, process, and materials. It discusses...

Decision Sciences: Theory and Practice

Raghu Nandan Sengupta, Aparna Gupta, Joydeep Dutta
October 26, 2016

This handbook is an endeavour to cover many current, relevant, and essential topics related to decision sciences in a scientific manner. Using this handbook, graduate students, researchers, as well as practitioners from engineering, statistics, sociology, economics, etc. will find a new and...

Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis for Industrial Engineering: Methodology and Applications

Gerald William Evans
June 28, 2016

This textbook presents methodologies and applications associated with multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA), especially for those students with an interest in industrial engineering. With respect to methodology, the book covers (1) problem structuring methods; (2) methods for ranking...

Multiple Criteria Decision Making in Supply Chain Management

A. Ravi Ravindran
May 24, 2016

Supply chain management decisions are made under the conflicting criteria of maximizing profit and customer responsiveness while minimizing supply chain risk. Multiple Criteria Decision Making in Supply Chain Management provides a comprehensive overview of multi-criteria optimization models and...

Service Supply Chain Systems: A Systems Engineering Approach

Tsan-Ming Choi
April 14, 2016

Supply chain management is a well-developed area. The traditional supply chains are dynamic systems which include the forward and reverse flows of physical products and the related information and fund. However, a service supply chain is different because the real "product" may take the form of a "...

Rational Queueing

Refael Hassin
March 15, 2016

Understand the Strategic Behavior in Queueing Systems Rational Queueing provides one of the first unified accounts of the dynamic aspects involved in the strategic behavior in queues. It explores the performance of queueing systems where multiple agents, such as customers, servers, and central...

Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Innovative Strategies and Practical Solutions

Zhe Liang, Wanpracha Art Chaovalitwongse, Leyuan Shi
October 28, 2015

Designed by practitioners for practitioners, Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Innovative Strategies and Practical Solutions provides a wide-spectrum resource on many different aspects involved in supply chain management, including contemporary applications. With contributions from leading...

Healthcare Staff Scheduling: Emerging Fuzzy Optimization Approaches

Michael Mutingi, Charles Mbohwa
September 08, 2015

Healthcare operations, in hospitals and home healthcare settings, are inundated with complex fuzzy features that impose difficulties in the creation of work schedules. As healthcare workers call for schedules that accommodate their individual preferences and patients continue to call for more...

Testing and Measurement: Techniques and Applications: Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Testing and Measurement Techniques (TMTA 2015), 16-17 January 2015, Phuket Island, Thailand

Kennis Chan
June 11, 2015

Testing and Measurement: Techniques and Applications is divided into 6 sections: Microwave, Ultrasonic and Acoustic Measurement and Application; Material Performance and Measuring and Testing Technique; Laser, Optics Fiber and Sensor; Industrial Autoimmunization and Measurement; Artificial...

Optimization: Algorithms and Applications

Rajesh Kumar Arora
May 06, 2015

Choose the Correct Solution Method for Your Optimization Problem Optimization: Algorithms and Applications presents a variety of solution techniques for optimization problems, emphasizing concepts rather than rigorous mathematical details and proofs. The book covers both gradient and stochastic...