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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...

Multiple Criteria Decision Making Applications in Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing and Product Recovery

Surendra M. Gupta, Mehmet Ali Ilgin
October 16, 2017

In order to ensure environmentally responsible production and disposal of products, local governments are imposing stricter environmental regulations, some of which even require manufacturers to take back their products at the end of the product's useful life. These government regulations, together...

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...

RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

Erick C. Jones, Christopher A. Chung
October 12, 2017

As RFID technology is becoming increasingly popular, the need has arisen to address the challenges and approaches to successful implementation. RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications presents the concepts for students, military personnel and...

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...

Sheet Metal Forming Optimization: Bioinspired Approaches

Ganesh M. Kakandikar, Vilas M. Nandedkar
October 11, 2017

Automotive and aerospace components, utensils, and many other products are manufactured by a forming/drawing process on press machines of very thin sheet metal, 0.8 to 1.2 mm. It is imperative to study the effect of all involved parameters on output of this type of manufacturing process. This book...

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...

Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru
September 30, 2017

A new edition of a bestselling industrial and systems engineering reference, Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition provides students, researchers, and practitioners with easy access to a wide range of industrial engineering tools and techniques in a concise format. This...

Manufacturing Optimization through Intelligent Techniques (2006)

Rajendran Saravanan
September 28, 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
September 21, 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...

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...

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