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Production Economics: Evaluating Costs of Operations in Manufacturing and Service Industries

Anoop Desai, Aashi Mital
June 11, 2018

This book will serve a unique purpose within the world of production engineering. It will cover the economics of modern manufacturing and focus on examining the techniques and methods from a cost perspective. Additionally, it will deal with the computation of direct and indirect cost for...

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...

Introduction to Industrial Automation

Stamatios Manesis, George Nikolakopoulos
April 11, 2018

This book provides an extended overview and fundamental knowledge in industrial automation, while building the necessary knowledge level for further specialization in advanced concepts of industrial automation. It covers a number of central concepts of industrial automation, such as basic...

Management and Technological Challenges in the Digital Age

Pedro Novo Melo, Carolina Machado
January 22, 2018

Technological developments in recent years have been tremendous. The evolution is visible in companies through increasing technological equipment, computerized procedures, and management practices. One of the visible management practices is related to employees' management. Parallel to the concerns...

Reliability Models of Complex Systems for Robots and Automation

Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Seyed Taghi Akhavan Niaki
January 16, 2018

In today's competitive world, customer demands for highly reliable products, makes reliability engineering a more challenging task. Reliability analysis is one of the main tools to ensure agreed upon delivery deadlines, which in turn maintains certainty in tangible factors such as goodwill and...

Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management

Trinath Sahoo
November 22, 2017

In the process industry, shutdown and turnaround costs are responsible for an excessive amount of maintenance expenses. Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management explores various types of shutdowns, presents recommendations for better management, and offers feasible solutions to help...

RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

Erick C. Jones, Christopher A. Chung
October 12, 2017

As RFID technology is becoming increasingly popular, the need has arisen to address the challenges and approaches to successful implementation. RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications presents the concepts for students, military personnel and...

Global Production Networks: Operations Design and Management, Second Edition

Ander Errasti
September 11, 2017

The phenomenon of globalization has increased in recent decades due to the opening of borders in Eastern Europe and the sudden emergence of other countries in the global trade economy. Yet, the process of becoming global to get access to growing markets or to achieve quality, service, and/or cost...

Designing Controls for the Process Industries

Wayne Seames
September 08, 2017

Offering a modern, process-oriented approach emphasizing process control scheme development instead of extended coverage of LaPlace space descriptions of process dynamics, this text focuses on aspects that are most important for process engineering in the 21st century. Instead of starting with the...

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...

Project Execution: A Practical Approach to Industrial and Commercial Project Management

Chitram Lutchman
June 14, 2017

Written by Chitram Lutchman, a project management professional with more than 20 years of field and business experience, Project Execution: A Practical Approach to Industrial and Commercial Project Management gives you a more optimistic view of this exciting and challenging area. The book focuses...

Global Engineering: Design, Decision Making, and Communication

Carlos Acosta, V. Jorge Leon, Charles R. Conrad, Cesar O. Malave
June 14, 2017

As the world becomes increasingly globalized, today’s companies expect to hire engineers who are effective in a global business environment. Although you can find many books covering globalization, most of them are aimed at business, management, or social sciences. Developed with engineers in mind,...

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