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Work Activity Studies Within the Framework of Ergonomics, Psychology, and Economics

1st Edition

Gregory Z. Bedny, Inna S. Bedny
September 20, 2018

Systemic-structural activity theory (SSAT), founded by Gregory Bedny, is a relatively new unified framework for the study of efficiency of human performance, equipment, and software design. This book presents new recently obtained data in the field of SSAT that can be used in the study of...

Healthcare Affordability: Motivate People, Improve Processes, and Increase Performance

1st Edition

Paul Walter Odomirok, Sr.
September 17, 2018

Healthcare Affordability: Motivate People, Improve Processes, and Increase Performance applies the Theory of Affordability across the Healthcare Enterprise. Affordability is realized when the Value delivered exceeds the Patient’s requirements, while the expense for the quality resources required to...

Chromic Materials: Fundamentals, Measurements, and Applications

1st Edition

Michal Vik, Aravin Prince Periyasamy, Martina Viková
September 17, 2018

This informative volume reflects the state of art in the science of color-changeable materials and provides an abundance of in-depth knowledge about the field of colorimetry. The book describes the facts behind the chromic phenomena from the point of application, spectrophotometry of chromic...

A First Course in Quality Engineering: Integrating Statistical and Management Methods of Quality, Third Edition

3rd Edition

K. S. Krishnamoorthi, V. Ram Krishnamoorthi, Arunkumar Pennathur
September 14, 2018

This book is the leader among the new generation of text books on quality that follow the systems approach to creating quality in products and services; the earlier generations focused solely on parts of the system such as statistical methods, process control, and management philosophy. It follows...

Systems Thinker's Toolbox: Tools for Managing Complexity

1st Edition

Joseph Eli Kasser
September 13, 2018

Systems Thinker's Toolbox: Tools for Managing Complexity 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...

Textiles, Identity and Innovation: Design the Future: Proceedings of the 1st International Textile Design Conference (D_TEX 2017), November 2-4, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

1st Edition

Gianni Montagna, Cristina Carvalho
September 11, 2018

D_TEX presents itself as a starting point at a crossroads of ideas and debates around the complex universe of Textile Design in all its forms, manifestations and dimensions. The textile universe, allied to mankind since its beginnings, is increasingly far from being an area of exhausted...

Defense Innovation Handbook: Guidelines, Strategies, and Techniques

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru, Cassie Barlow
September 04, 2018

Innovation is the lifeline of national development. This handbook is a collection of chapters that provide techniques and methodologies for achieving the transfer of defense-targeted science and technology development for general industrial applications. The handbook shows how to translate theory...

Introduction to Process Plant Projects

1st Edition

H. Selcuk Agca, Giancarlo Cotone
September 04, 2018

The book covers all stages of process plant projects from initiation to completion and handover by describing the roles and actions of all functions involved. It discusses engineering, procurement, construction, project management, contract administration, project control and HSE, with reference to...

Service Supply Chain Systems: A Systems Engineering Approach

1st Edition

Tsan-Ming Choi
August 23, 2018

Supply chain management is a well-developed area. The traditional supply chains are dynamic systems which include the forward and reverse flows of physical products and the related information and fund. However, a service supply chain is different because the real "product" may take the form of a "...

Additive Manufacturing: Applications and Innovations

1st Edition

Rupinder Singh, J. Paulo Davim
August 22, 2018

There has been a great deal of progress in additive manufacturing (AM) during the past two decades and recent developments have been highlighted by many researchers. However, until now, there has been a limit to what is available for beginners in a step-by-step format, showcasing the different...

Reliability Engineering: Theory and Applications

1st Edition

Ilia Vonta, Mangey Ram
August 22, 2018

Reliability theory is a multidisciplinary science aimed at developing complex systems that are resistant to failures. Reliability engineering has emerged as a main field not only for scientists and researchers, but also for engineers and industrial managers. This book covers the recent developments...

Industrial Heat Pump-Assisted Wood Drying

1st Edition

Vasile Minea
August 15, 2018

This book discusses conventional as well as unconventional wood drying technologies. It covers fundamental thermophysical and energetic aspects and integrates two complex thermodynamic systems, conventional kilns and heat pumps, aimed at improving the energy performance of dryers and the final...

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