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Architecting Fail‐Safe Supply Networks

1st Edition

Shabnam Rezapour, Amirhossein Khosrojerdi, Golnoosh Rasoulifar, Janet K. Allen, Jitesh H. Panchal, Ramakrishnan S. Srinivasan, Jeffrey D. Tew, Farrokh Mistree
October 02, 2018

A fail-safe supply network is designed to mitigate the impact of variations and disruptions on people and corporations. This is achieved by (1) developing a network structure to mitigate the impact of disruptions that distort the network structure and (2) planning flow through the network to...

Systems Thinker's Toolbox: Tools for Managing Complexity

1st Edition

Joseph Eli Kasser
September 13, 2018

This book provides more than 100 tools based on systems thinking and beyond. Each tool is described, and when necessary, examples are provided of how each of them can be used. Some of the simplest tools can be combined into more complex tools. The tools may be things such as lists, causal loops,...

Design Synthesis: Integrated Product and Manufacturing System Design

1st Edition

Graeme Arthur Britton, Seppo Torvinen
June 28, 2018

The biggest challenge in any marketplace is uncertainty. The major changes taking place in world economies, politics, and demographics has raised market uncertainty to its highest level in the past 50 years. However, with new markets opening up in emerging and developing economies, the...

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

Stamatios Manesis, George Nikolakopoulos
April 05, 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

1st Edition

Pedro Novo Melo, Carolina Machado
January 22, 2018

Businesses operate amid a digital age, and unsurprisingly, technology has engendered tools that now predominate all corners of the workplace. The ascendancy of new hardware and software poses new challenges for professionals in the field of management and human resources as corporations and...

Reliability Models of Complex Systems for Robots and Automation

1st Edition

Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Seyed Taghi Akhavan Niaki
January 16, 2018

Availability of a system is a crucial factor for planning and optimization. The concept is more challenging for modern systems such as robots and autonomous systems consisting of a complex configuration of components. As complex systems have become global and essential in today’s society, their...

Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

2nd 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

1st Edition

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...

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