This book presents an integrated systems approach to manufacturing and business enterprise. Traditionally, these topics are treated as separate and independent subjects, but the practical fact is that the manufacturing and the business enterprises are intertwined. Currently, there is no book on the market that addresses both subjects from an integrated systems engineering approach with a manufacturing engineering foundation. Topics covered include engineering process, systems modeling, business enterprise, forecasting, inventory management, product design, and project management.
Modern and Traditional Manufacturing Processes. Manufacturing Enterprise and Technology Transfer. Manufacturing Cost Analysis. Learning Curves in Manufacturing Operations. Computational Tools for Manufacturing. Introduction to Project Management. Business Plan Development. Business Modeling and Forecasting. Integration of Manufacturing and Business Models. Design of Experiment Techniques. Fractional Factorial Experiments. Optimal Experimental Designs.