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Cellular Manufacturing: Mitigating Risk and Uncertainty

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John X. Wang
January 14, 2015

In today’s business world, competitiveness defines the industrial leading edge. Organizations and businesses of all sizes are adopting Lean manufacturing practices to increase efficiency and address worries about their bottom lines. In a detailed review of this staple of Lean manufacturing, Cellul...

Mass Customized Manufacturing: Theoretical Concepts and Practical Approaches

Vladimir Modrak
January 04, 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...

Fundamentals of Work Measurement: What Every Engineer Should Know

Anil Mital, Anoop Desai, Aashi Mital
October 10, 2016

This book will provide a quick reference on Work Measurement. While the nature of the work may differ, measuring work is fundamental to any industrial or service activity. It’s needed to determine such things as the amount a person should be paid, how much time should it take to perform an activity...

Technological Challenges and Management: Matching Human and Business Needs

Carolina Machado, J. Paulo Davim
February 12, 2016

Today’s organizations find themselves in a race to adopt new technologies in order to keep up with their competition. However, two questions must be answered: Are these organizations ready for new technological advancements, and are these new technologies appropriate for every organization?...

Manufacturing Productivity in China

Li Zheng, Simin Huang, Zhihai Zhang
December 01, 2015

Chinese manufacturing industries continue to impact the world economy. It is important to understand what is happening in China and the uniqueness of Chinese manufacturing industries. Manufacturing Productivity in China brings together a group of authors from academia and industry to give an...

Production Management and Engineering Sciences: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Science and Production Management (ESPM 2015), Tatranská Štrba, High Tatras Mountains, Slovak Republic, 16th-17th April 2015

Milan Majerník, Naqib Daneshjo, Martin Bosák
November 09, 2015

These are the proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Science and Production Management, 16th – 17th April 2015, Tatranská Štrba, High Tatras Mountains - Slovak Republic . The proceedings contain articles focusing on: - Production Management, Logistics- Industrial...

Organisational Resilience: Concepts, Integration, and Practice

Ran Bhamra
October 05, 2015

An eternal dilemma for all organizations, and one that a considerable portion of management schools are set up to address, is how to become and stay competitive. Organisational Resilience: Concepts, Integration, and Practice brings together, for the first time, key works that describe the scope and...

Cellular Manufacturing: Mitigating Risk and Uncertainty

John X. Wang
January 14, 2015

In today’s business world, competitiveness defines the industrial leading edge. Organizations and businesses of all sizes are adopting Lean manufacturing practices to increase efficiency and address worries about their bottom lines. In a detailed review of this staple of Lean manufacturing,...

Modeling and Simulation-Based Systems Engineering Handbook

Daniele Gianni, Andrea D'Ambrogio, Andreas Tolk
December 02, 2014

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...

Manufacturing Operations Management

Sanjay Sharma
August 01, 2014

This book includes broad coverage of production and associated services. Since the success of manufacturing operations depends on the demand information and costs and revenue, qualitative and quantitative techniques of demand forecasting and also financial analysis are covered in this book. Topics...

Six Sigma Case Studies with Minitab®

Kishore K. Pochampally, Surendra M. Gupta
February 06, 2014

What happens when one of the most widely used quality improvement methodologies meets the world’s leading statistical software for quality improvement? Packed with case studies in a variety of sectors, including health care, manufacturing, airlines, and fast food restaurants, Six Sigma Case Studies...

Culture and Trust in Technology-Driven Organizations

Frances Alston
December 04, 2013

Culture and Trust in Technology-Driven Organizations provides insight into the important role that culture and trust can play in the success of high-technology organizations. This book reviews the literature and results of an empirical study that investigated the relationship between mechanistic...

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