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Systems Innovation Book Series


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Systems Innovation refers to all aspects of developing and deploying new technology, methodology, techniques, and best practices in advancing industrial production and economic development. This entails such topics as product design and development, entrepreneurship, global trade, environmental consciousness, operations and logistics, introduction and management of technology, collaborative system design, and product commercialization. Industrial innovation suggests breaking away from the traditional approaches to industrial production. It encourages the marriage of systems science, management principles, and technology implementation. Particular focus will be the impact of modern technology on industrial development and industrialization approaches, particularly for developing economics. The series will also cover how emerging technologies and entrepreneurship are essential for economic development and society advancement.

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Productivity Theory for Industrial Engineering

Productivity Theory for Industrial Engineering

1st Edition

Ryspek Usubamatov
June 06, 2018

Since the time of the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing industries have accumulated a huge experience in creating different machines and systems for fabricating various goods, work parts, and products. All these diverse machines and systems, with different designs to solve pivoted economic ...

Quality Management in Construction Projects

Quality Management in Construction Projects

2nd 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 ...

Company Success in Manufacturing Organizations A Holistic Systems Approach

Company Success in Manufacturing Organizations: A Holistic Systems Approach

1st Edition

Ana M. Ferreras, Lesia L. Crumpton-Young
August 16, 2017

In the past, company success was typically measured by financial indicators. Lately though, non-financial measures such as employee morale have become popular. Although there are approaches that look into quantitative and qualitative performance measures affecting company success, none of them ...

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

2nd Edition

Avraham Shtub, Yuval Cohen
July 26, 2017

A Firsthand Look at the Role of the Industrial Engineer The industrial engineer helps decide how best to utilize an organization’s resources to achieve company goals and objectives. Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Second Edition offers an in-depth analysis of the industrial engineering ...

Work Design A Systematic Approach

Work Design: A Systematic Approach

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru, Sharon C. Bommer
May 11, 2017

Work is all around us and permeates everything we do and everyday activities. Not all work is justified, not all work is properly designed, or evaluated accurately, or integrated. A systems model will make work more achievable through better management. Work is defined as a process of performing a ...

Global Engineering Design, Decision Making, and Communication

Global Engineering: Design, Decision Making, and Communication

1st Edition

Carlos Acosta, V. Jorge Leon, Charles R. Conrad, Cesar O. Malave
June 14, 2017

As the world becomes increasingly globalized, today’s companies expect to hire engineers who are effective in a global business environment. Although you can find many books covering globalization, most of them are aimed at business, management, or social sciences. Developed with engineers in mind,...

Project Feasibility Tools for Uncovering Points of Vulnerability

Project Feasibility: Tools for Uncovering Points of Vulnerability

1st Edition

Olivier Mesly
December 15, 2016

This book presents a set of tools that will aid in deciding whether a project should go ahead, be improved, or abandoned altogether by pinpointing its vulnerabilities. It offers a review of project feasibility analysis, and more critically, psychodynamic aspects that are often neglected, including ...

Additive Manufacturing Handbook Product Development for the Defense Industry

Additive Manufacturing Handbook: Product Development for the Defense Industry

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru, Vhance V. Valencia, David Liu
May 24, 2017

Theoretical and practical interests in additive manufacturing (3D printing) are growing rapidly. Engineers and engineering companies now use 3D printing to make prototypes of products before going for full production. In an educational setting faculty, researchers, and students leverage 3D printing...

Profit Improvement through Supplier Enhancement

Profit Improvement through Supplier Enhancement

1st Edition

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 ...

Handbook of Emergency Response A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach

Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru, LeeAnn Racz
March 29, 2017

Despite preemptive preparations, disasters can and do occur. Whether natural disasters, catastrophic accidents, or terrorist attacks, the risk cannot be completely eliminated. A carefully prepared response is your best defense. Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering...

Learning Curves Theory, Models, and Applications

Learning Curves: Theory, Models, and Applications

1st Edition

Mohamad Y. Jaber
March 29, 2017

Written by international contributors, Learning Curves: Theory, Models, and Applications first draws a learning map that shows where learning is involved within organizations, then examines how it can be sustained, perfected, and accelerated. The book reviews empirical findings in the literature in...

Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry A World System Approach

Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru, Samuel O. Osisanya
March 29, 2017

Project management for oil and gas projects comes with a unique set of challenges that include the management of science, technology, and engineering aspects. Underlining the specific issues involved in projects in this field, Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach...

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