Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing

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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...

Acceptance Sampling in Quality Control,Third Edition

Edward G. Schilling, Dean V. Neubauer
May 03, 2017

Acceptance Sampling in Quality Control, Third Edition presents the state of the art in the methodology of sampling while integrating both theory and best practices. It discusses various standards, including those from the ISO, MIL-STD and ASTM and explores how to set quality levels. The book also...

Profit Improvement through Supplier Enhancement

Ralph R. Pawlak
April 17, 2017

This book deals with the improvement of suppliers in order to increase a company's top and bottom-line. The enhancement of suppliers can be accomplished in a series of steps when conditions warrant intervention. They can also be generated through direct quality mentoring when the supplier does not...

Quality Management for Organizations Using Lean Six Sigma Techniques

Erick Jones
March 31, 2017

The next step in the evolution of the organizational quality field, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has come of age. However, many challenges to using LSS in lieu of, in conjunction with, or integrated with other quality initiatives remain. An update on the current focus of quality management, Quality...

Safety Management in a Competitive Business Environment

Juraj Sinay
March 30, 2017

Although often taken for granted, safety doesn’t just happen. It requires a deep understanding of the principles of safety culture that then must be applied in all of your actions. Safety Management in a Competitive Business Environment discusses the meaning of the culture of safety in all areas of...

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety, Second Edition

Pascale Carayon
March 30, 2017

The first edition of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety took the medical and ergonomics communities by storm with in-depth coverage of human factors and ergonomics research, concepts, theories, models, methods, and interventions and how they can be applied in...

Life Cycle Costing for Engineers

B.S. Dhillon
March 29, 2017

Cradle-to-grave analyses are becoming the norm, as an increasing amount of corporations and government agencies are basing their procurement decisions not only on initial costs but also on life cycle costs. And while life cycle costing has been covered in journals and conference proceedings, few,...

Reliability Models for Engineers and Scientists

Mark P. Kaminskiy
March 29, 2017

A discussion of the basic reliability concepts and models, Reliability Models for Engineers and Scientists demystifies modern mathematical reliability models. Requiring very little mathematical background on the reader’s part, this concise book introduces the models by focusing on their physical...

Intelligent Diagnosis and Prognosis of Industrial Networked Systems

Chee Khiang Pang, Frank L. Lewis, Tong Heng Lee, Zhao Yang Dong
March 29, 2017

In an era of intense competition where plant operating efficiencies must be maximized, downtime due to machinery failure has become more costly. To cut operating costs and increase revenues, industries have an urgent need to predict fault progression and remaining lifespan of industrial machines,...

Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications, Second Edition

Andrew K.S. Jardine, Albert H.C. Tsang
March 29, 2017

A completely revised and updated edition of a bestseller, Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications, Second Edition supplies the tools needed for making data-driven physical asset management decisions. The well-received first edition quickly became a mainstay for professors...

Introduction to Risk and Failures: Tools and Methodologies

D. H. Stamatis
March 29, 2017

Risk is everywhere, in everything we do. Realizing this fact, we all must try to understand this "risk" and if possible to minimize it. This book expands the conversation beyond failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) techniques. While FMEA is indeed a powerful tool to forecast failures for both...

Automotive Product Development: A Systems Engineering Implementation

Vivek D. Bhise
March 23, 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...

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

William Hooper
March 23, 2017

What happens when the sport of Juggling meets a Statistical Process Control class? This book shows a creative approach to teaching data analysis for continuous improvement. Using step by step instructions, including over 65 photos and 40 graphs, traditional continuous improvement topics (design of...