Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

Quality Control & Reliability

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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, Cellul...

Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for Systems Accuracy and Precision


Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
November 3, 2015

Planning, measuring, and paying attention to details form the basis for all successful engineering operations. Measurements pervade everything we do and must be viewed from a systems perspective. A comprehensive all-encompassing guide to measurements, Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for Systems...

Lean Six Sigma for Engineers and Managers: With Applied Case Studies


Matthew John Franchetti
March 16, 2015

An in-depth introduction, Lean Six Sigma for Engineers and Managers: With Applied Case Studies presents a detailed road map and industry examples to help you understand and implement the LSS system. It discusses the LSS process to define improvement needs, measure current business performance, analy...

Continuous Improvement, Probability, and Statistics: Using Creative Hands-On Techniques

William Hooper
March 23, 2017

This book is for those that have struggled with the concept of statistics, have a genuine fear of data, and think the world of continuous improvement and experimentation is designed for few to understand. This book answers the question, why can’t every operator, technician, student, manager and...

Automotive Product Development: A Systems Engineering Implementation

Vivek D. Bhise
March 22, 2017

This book is about how to develop future automotive products by applying the latest methodologies based on a systems engineering approach and by taking into account many issues facing the auto industry such as meeting government safety, emissions and fuel economy regulations, incorporating advances...

Engineering Systems Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance: An Integrated Approach

B.S. Dhillon
March 09, 2017

Today, engineering systems are an important element of the world economy and each year billions of dollars are spent to develop, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of engineering systems around the globe. Many of these systems are highly sophisticated and contain millions of parts....

Organizational Risk Management and Sustainability: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide

Robert B. Pojasek
February 21, 2017

This book offers a practical and reliable approach to how an organization can move beyond all of the separate initiatives and hype associated with sustainability. It shows how to build in what is already in place, in order to create a sense of stewardship that protects the environment, creates a...

ISO 9001: 2015 - A Complete Guide to Quality Management Systems

Itay Abuhav
February 07, 2017

This book covers all of the new ISO 9001 requirements in detail, including examples and demonstrations from various fields and industries. In the practice of industry, the changes will demand from the ISO 9001 standard certified organizations to initiate massive adjustments to their quality...

Basic Experimental Strategies and Data Analysis for Science and Engineering

John Lawson, John Erjavec
December 15, 2016

Although books covering experimental design are often written for academic courses taken by statistics majors, most experiments performed in industry and academic research are designed and analyzed by non-statisticians. Therefore, a need exists for a desk reference that will be useful to...

Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: A Practical Guide, Third Edition

Mohammad Modarres, Mark P. Kaminskiy, Vasiliy Krivtsov
December 01, 2016

This undergraduate and graduate textbook provides a practical and comprehensive overview of reliability and risk analysis techniques. Written for engineering students and practicing engineers, the book is multi-disciplinary in scope. The new edition has new topics in classical confidence interval...

Reliability Engineering: Probabilistic Models and Maintenance Methods, Second Edition

Joel A. Nachlas
December 01, 2016

Without proper reliability and maintenance planning, even the most efficient and seemingly cost-effective designs can incur enormous expenses due to repeated or catastrophic failure and subsequent search for the cause. Today’s engineering students face increasing pressure from employers, customers,...

Affordability: Integrating Value, Customer, and Cost for Continuous Improvement

Paul Walter Odomirok, Sr.
December 01, 2016

Affordability is a new concept that allows the implementation of Continuous Improvement for any organization. It encapsulates contemporary methods that improve product and service profitability, increases market share, value, speed, quality and capability, and cuts down on cost. This new method...

The Fundamentals of Quality Assurance in the Textile Industry

Stanley Bernard Brahams
November 09, 2016

The role of quality assurance is to ensure that once a specification has been agreed, every product and every production run meets that standard. The Fundamentals of Quality Assurance in the Textile Industry describes how quality professionals in the apparel industry coordinating with overseas...

Reliability Engineering: A Life Cycle Approach

Edgar Bradley
November 03, 2016

Reliability Engineering – A Life Cycle Approach is based on the author’s knowledge of systems and their problems from multiple industries, from sophisticated, first class installations to less sophisticated plants often operating under severe budget constraints and yet having to deliver first class...

Quality-I Is Safety-ll: The Integration of Two Management Systems

Sasho Andonov
October 24, 2016

This book deals with the present and future situation with Quality and Safety management Systems (QMS and SMS). It presents new ideas, points to the basic misunderstandings in the two management systems, and covers a wide range of industries, as well as providing a practical assessment of...