Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

Quality Control & Reliability

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Maintenance Costs and Life Cycle Cost Analysis


Diego Galar, Peter Sandborn, Uday Kumar
September 18, 2017

Authors have attempted to create coherent chapters and sections on how the fundamentals of maintenance cost should be organized, to present them in a logical and sequential order. Necessarily, the text starts with importance of maintenance function in the organization and moves to life cycle cost (L...

Process Capability Analysis: Estimating Quality

Neil W. Polhemus
December 07, 2017

Process Capability Analysis: Estimating Quality presents a systematic exploration of process capability analysis and how it may be used to estimate quality. The book is designed for practitioners who are tasked with insuring a high level of quality for the products and services offered by their...

Reliability Models of Complex Systems for Robots and Automation

Hamed Fazlollahtabar, Seyed Taghi Akhavan Niaki
November 27, 2017

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...

Supply Chain Risk Management: Applying Secure Acquisition Principles to Ensure a Trusted Technology Product

Ken Sigler, Dan Shoemaker, Anne Kohnke
November 03, 2017

The book presents the concepts of ICT supply chain risk management from the perspective of NIST IR 800-161. It covers how to create a verifiable audit-based control structure to ensure comprehensive security for acquired products. It explains how to establish systematic control over the supply...

Statistical Process Control: A Pragmatic Approach

Stephen Mundwiller
October 24, 2017

People with minimal math skills, and even those with advanced math skills, have difficulty grasping the intuitive concepts behind Statistical Process Control (SPC). Many practitioners do not understand the concepts behind Control Charts, the differences of out of control and out of specification,...

Bowtie Methodology: A Guide for Practitioners

Sasho Andonov
October 18, 2017

Bow Tie Methodology (BTM) consists of two methods, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Event Tree Analysis (ETA), which are connected by a single event. The methodology is holistic and provides the tools and pre-event analysis, which is also called the risk calculations, and post-event analysis, also...

Quality Management in Construction Projects, Second Edition

Abdul Razzak Rumane
October 13, 2017

The first edition published in 2010. The response was encouraging and many people appreciated a book that was dedicated to quality management in construction projects. Since it published, ISO 9000: 2008 has been revised and ISO 9000: 2015 has published. The new edition will focus on risk-based...

Nonlinear Systems Stability Analysis: Lyapunov-Based Approach

Seyed Kamaleddin Yadavar Nikravesh
October 12, 2017

The equations used to describe dynamic properties of physical systems are often nonlinear, and it is rarely possible to find their solutions. Although numerical solutions are impractical and graphical techniques are not useful for many types of systems, there are different theorems and methods that...

Manufacturing Optimization through Intelligent Techniques (2006)

Rajendran Saravanan
October 10, 2017

Effective utilization of equipment is critical to any manufacturing operation, especially with today's sophisticated, high-cost equipment and increased global competition. To meet these challenges in the manufacturing industry, you must understand and implement the myriad conventional and...

Transforming Organizations: One Process at a Time

Kathryn A. LeRoy
October 02, 2017

This book offers leaders an approach to systemically affect change and create cultures of excellence where staff work together to change the way they view their work. Based on well-known quality concepts, readers will discover the essential concepts and actions that have the power to transform...

Handbook of Measurements: Benchmarks for Systems Accuracy and Precision

Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
September 30, 2017

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...

Safety Culture and High-Risk Environments: A Leadership Perspective

Cindy L. Caldwell
September 21, 2017

This book provides leaders in high risk industries a better understanding of how their values and behaviors can influence the organization's safety culture and improve its capacity to bounce back from failure. Examples are illustrated through case studies and practical tools are provided to...

Safety Management in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

George Boustras, Frank W. Guldenmund
September 19, 2017

Safety is an important aspect of everyday business operations. It can have an impact on the operations of an enterprise as well as the wellbeing of the workers. Literature shows that SMEs face extra problems in this area due to limited resources and lack of knowledge. A potential accident on the...