In 2000, Schragenheim and Dettmer published the ground-breaking Manufacturing at Warp Speed. At the time, the cutting-edge ideas expressed were the original work of the authors and not well-known beyond the book’s audience. In the years that followed, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, father of the Theory of Constraints (TOC), adopted their ideas, added his own valuable insights, and popularized them worldwide.
Supply Chain Management at Warp Speed serves as the sequel that refines and updates the former approach to production management with new ideas that complement earlier tactics. The authors’ prime motivation for writing this book was to integrate the TOC method for managing the distribution of finished goods with the acquisition of raw materials and the manufacturing process. The result is the first book to describe, in detail, the application of the TOC approach to assured availability in distribution, for both original equipment manufacturers and retailers.
State-Of-The-Art in Applying Theory of Constraints
This cutting-edge reference broadens the scope of its predecessor by integrating manufacturing, distribution, and raw material management into a single end-to-end supply chain. It addresses the new demands taken on when a firm offers to handle rush orders. It also reviews the issues surrounding availability and the management of inventory moving through distribution systems.
Fully illustrated, with numerous examples, case studies, and manufacturing scenarios, Supply Chain Management at Warp Speed provides TOC practitioners with the tools needed to address the performance issues of the entire supply chain and develop solutions that represent a win for the end-user as well as stakeholders along the entire supply chain.
Style meets substance in this lavishly illustrated highly informative and beautifully designed book on sustainable fashion and beauty. Summer Rayne Oakes fashion model eco advocate and resident expert on ?Treehugger.com and Discovery Network’s Planet Green shows how to make informed choices when shopping. In addition to explaining the basics (from fair trade to organically grown) Summer Rayne showcases hundreds of her favorite designers such as Stella McCartney and Safia Minney and eco-friendly brands such as Levi’s Loomstate and Aveda that have made earth-friendly materials and sustainable practices a priority. With over 300 photos pages of resources and eco-style stories from the hottest trendsetters it’s the ultimate fashion and beauty bible for women who want to feel good about looking good.
If the trade papers report that gloves are making a comeback, should production start
manufacturing them? How would someone judge and react to a woman walking down the street in a purple wig and spandex body suit with layers of red polka dot silk wrapped around her to form a bell shaped tent? What is accurate and inaccurate to conclude about her appearance? Research is the foundation for understanding consumers and making informed decisions. Based on their experience in academia, the authors provide the tools for students and professionals to analyze and develop critical thinking skills and sift through what is read and seen to understand the target market for which they will design, buy, market, or manage in the fashion industry. Both a textbook and manual for undergraduate and graduate students studying research methods used in the fashion industry, it can also serve as a reference for industry professionals.
This authoritative, widely cited book has been used all over the world. The fourth edition incorporates the latest developments in the field while maintaining the core objectives of previous editions: to correlate properties with chemical structure and to describe methods that permit the estimation and prediction of numerical properties from chemical structure, i.e. nearly all properties of the solid, liquid, and dissolved states of polymers.
* extends coverage of critical topics such as electrical and magnetic properties, rheological properties of polymer melts, and environmental behavior and failure
* discusses liquid crystalline polymers across chapters 6, 15, and 16 for greater breadth and depth of coverage
* increases the number of supporting illustrations from approximately 250 (in the previous edition) to more than 400 to further aid in visual understanding
The purpose of this field guide is to assist organizations, step by step, in implementing a quality management system (QMS) in conformance with ISO 9001:2008, whether from scratch or by transitioning from ISO 9001:2000. It examines each sub-clause of Sections 4 through 8 of ISO 9001:2008, which contain the requirements, and gives a list of the documentation/documents required, internal audit questions, a summary of management s responsibilities, and a flowchart of the steps that need to be undertaken to satisfy the requirements. It also includes a sectional cross-evaluation that shows where the requirements in each sub-clause within ISO 9001:2000 appear in ISO 9001:2008. What separates this field guide from most other books on ISO 9001:2008 and its implementation are the flow charts showing the steps to be taken in implementing a QMS to meet sub-clause requirements. Each flowchart is also accompanied with text explaining what the flow chart represents and how it is to be used. This field guide has been created in order to foster an inner reliance between senior management, middle management, functional teams, and the individual. Readers will find within it practical tools, tips, and techniques. A QMS created using this field guide will not only satisfy ISO 9001:2008 requirements, but also provide a set of processes that suits each individual organization, and foster continual improvement of the system and the processes of the organization as it matures.
Focusing on the underlying structure of a system, Optimal Design of Queueing Systems explores how to set the parameters of a queueing system, such as arrival and service rates, before putting it into operation. It considers various objectives, comparing individually optimal (Nash equilibrium), socially optimal, class optimal, and facility optimal flow allocations.
After an introduction to basic design models, the book covers the optimal arrival rate model for a single-facility, single-class queue as well as dynamic algorithms for finding individually or socially optimal arrival rates and prices. It then examines several special cases of multiclass queues, presents models in which the service rate is a decision variable, and extends models and techniques to multifacility queueing systems. Focusing on networks of queues, the final chapters emphasize the qualitative properties of optimal solutions.
Written by a long-time, recognized researcher on models for the optimal design and control of queues and networks of queues, this book frames the issues in the general setting of a queueing system. It shows how design models can control flow to achieve a variety of objectives.
This edition features the latest concepts and applications while not losing focus on the core concepts that made the previous edition so successful. It contains additional exercise and interesting comments, included in each chapter, which emphasize topical Operations Management issues. This edition is also contemporized to keep abreast of current developments in the field. It is thus a very well suited text for undergraduate students who hope to obtain a solid grounding in the subject.
”This book is the second edition of a title, first published in 2005, in which the authors have already established a reputation for good writing and attractive presentation across the field of nanoscience.
Unsurprisingly, the book is perfectly balanced and contains many new chapters with detailed and comprehensive information about a wide variety of nanomaterials / nanoapproaches of interest to people from different backgrounds. From nanoflowers to nanocubes through lithography, self-assembly and biomaterials, the highly challenging task of covering as much as possible of the immense and fast-moving nanochemistry/technology area has been successfully and elegantly accomplished.
Excellently written and well-structured, the book also includes a very appropiate nano-introduction with the basics, many references and interesting ‘nanofood for thought’ questions in each chapter that add value to the book. Being one of the best and most comprehensive available texbooks on the subject and not being particularly ‘nano’ sized (820 pages), it is also a magnificent value for money.
In summary, this second edition of Nanochemistry: A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials is not only a ‘must have’ in the collection of anyone with a minimum chemistry/materials background, but also a comprehensive masterpiece of art that will introduce readers from various backgrounds to the fascinating world of nanomaterials and nanoscience.’’
Modeling and Analysis of Enterprise and Information Systems – From Requirements to Realization discusses the basic principles of enterprise architecture and enterprise modeling. After an introduction to the field the General Enterprise Modeling Architecture is presented. The new architecture includes a set of models and methods. It describes different aspects of the system and covers its life cycle. Its models are structuralized models with multi-layers and multi-views. They are descriptions and cognitions of the system at the top level and provide tools and methodology to understand, design, develop and implement the system.
This book is intended for researchers and graduate students in the field of industrial engineering, management engineering and information engineering. Enterprise Models discussed in this book provide a rich source in enterprise diagnosis, business process reengineering and information system implementation.
The Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project (MassQuilts) is a volunteer organization that holds “documentation days” across the state to identify, date, and photograph pre-1950 quilts in private and museum collections. Formally organized in 1994, to date 6,000 quilts have been documented (the original goal was 3,000). These quilts provide a window through which to view the history of the state, telling stories of international trade and domestic manufacture, economic booms and busts, national politics, and neighborly discourse. The project focuses on quilts that have a history of original use in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Quilts will present the group’s findings. Essays by experts will lend context to catalogue-like entries on notable quilts. The quilts themselves will star, in over 200 illustrations, most of them rich in color.