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Management and Technological Challenges in the Digital Age

Pedro Novo Melo, Carolina Machado
January 19, 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,...

Coordinate Measuring Machines and Systems, Second Edition

Robert J. Hocken, Paulo H. Pereira
March 29, 2017

Since John Bosch edited and published the first version of this book in 1995, the world of manufacturing and coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and coordinate measuring systems (CMSs) has changed considerably. However, the basic physics of the machines has not changed in essence but have become...

Mass Customized Manufacturing: Theoretical Concepts and Practical Approaches

Vladimir Modrak
January 05, 2017

This book brings several original contributions to research and practical applications in the field of mass customization from the designer, manufacturer, and customer perspectives respectively. It presents advancements in product design for mass customization, design of assembly and supply chain...

Project Feasibility: Tools for Uncovering Points of Vulnerability

Olivier Mesly
December 15, 2016

This book presents a set of tools that will aid in deciding whether a project should go ahead, be improved, or abandoned altogether by pinpointing its vulnerabilities. It offers a review of project feasibility analysis, and more critically, psychodynamic aspects that are often neglected, including...

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