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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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Essentials of Engineering Leadership and Innovation

Essentials of Engineering Leadership and Innovation

1st Edition

Pamela McCauley
December 15, 2016

This book is a must-have resource for those engineering professionals seeking out best practice in engineering leadership and innovation. It is underpinned by years of applied experience in engineering settings, and is designed to develop and prepare engineers as leaders to accept the technical and...

Handbook of Construction Management Scope, Schedule, and Cost Control

Handbook of Construction Management: Scope, Schedule, and Cost Control

1st Edition

Abdul Razzak Rumane
August 23, 2016

The book is developed to provide significant information and guidelines to construction and project management professionals (owners, designers, consultants, construction managers, project managers, supervisors, contractors, builders, developers, and many others from the construction-related ...

Project Management Simplified A Step-by-Step Process

Project Management Simplified: A Step-by-Step Process

1st Edition

Barbara Karten
January 27, 2016

Are projects a problem for you? Do your projects cost too much, take too long, or are just not quite right? If so, Project Management Simplified: A Step-by-Step Process is the book for you. It applies well-defined processes for managing projects to managing change in our lives. It describes an ...

Guide to Environment Safety and Health Management Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Continuous Improvement Program

Guide to Environment Safety and Health Management: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Continuous Improvement Program

1st Edition

Frances Alston, Emily J. Millikin
July 29, 2015

Although an integral part of the corporate world, the development and execution of a successful Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) program in today’s profit-driven business climate is challenging and complex. Add to that the scarcity of resources available to assist managers in successfully...

Total Productive Maintenance Strategies and Implementation Guide

Total Productive Maintenance: Strategies and Implementation Guide

1st Edition

Tina Kanti Agustiady, Elizabeth A. Cudney
June 23, 2015

A systematic approach to improving production and quality systems, total productive maintenance (TPM) involves all employees through a moderate investment in maintenance. Therefore, a successful TPM implementation requires support of all employees from C-level on down. Total Productive Maintenance:...

Total Project Control A Practitioner's Guide to Managing Projects as Investments, Second Edition

Total Project Control: A Practitioner's Guide to Managing Projects as Investments, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Stephen A. Devaux
March 18, 2015

There is often a deep disconnect between the project team’s goals and those of the organization. Senior management wants "profitable" projects, but is only able to quantify its wishes in terms of the traditional project management elements: schedule and cost. To operate smoothly, the entire ...

Kansei Innovation Practical Design Applications for Product and Service Development

Kansei Innovation: Practical Design Applications for Product and Service Development

1st Edition

Mitsuo Nagamachi, Anitawati Mohd Lokman
February 02, 2015

Developed in the early 70s in Japan, the Kansei Engineering (KE) method gives you the tools to develop profitable and well-received products and services. Written by the founder of KE, MitsuoNagamachi, and co-authored by one of his proteges, Anitawati Mohd Lokman, Kansei Innovation: Practical ...

Cellular Manufacturing Mitigating Risk and Uncertainty

Cellular Manufacturing: Mitigating Risk and Uncertainty

1st Edition

John X. Wang
January 14, 2015

In today’s business world, competitiveness defines the industrial leading edge. Organizations and businesses of all sizes are adopting Lean manufacturing practices to increase efficiency and address worries about their bottom lines. In a detailed review of this staple of Lean manufacturing, ...

Managing Projects as Investments Earned Value to Business Value

Managing Projects as Investments: Earned Value to Business Value

1st Edition

Stephen A. Devaux
September 18, 2014

Every project is an investment; however, traditional project management methodologies do not support assessment of the business value that enables senior management to maximize decision making. The next evolution in project management, therefore, will be to manage projects as investments. Managing ...

Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects

Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects

1st Edition

Abdul Razzak Rumane
April 25, 2013

Dealing with such a multi-layered and fungible intangible as quality during the design and construction process is difficult for all parties involved. To the architect, quality means an appealing and enduring design, but to the builder, it means understandable documents that, when acted upon, lead ...

Sustainability Utilizing Lean Six Sigma Techniques

Sustainability: Utilizing Lean Six Sigma Techniques

1st Edition

Tina Agustiady, Adedeji B. Badiru
December 15, 2012

Although most agree that Lean Six Sigma is here to stay, they also agree that learning how to sustain the results seems problematic at best and unattainable at worst. Reverting to the old way of doing things is inevitable if sustainability measures are not a part of the methodology. Currently there...

Carbon Footprint Analysis Concepts, Methods, Implementation, and Case Studies

Carbon Footprint Analysis: Concepts, Methods, Implementation, and Case Studies

1st Edition

Matthew John Franchetti, Defne Apul
June 18, 2012

The negative impacts of carbon emissions from human activities continue to dramatically reshape the environmental, political, and social landscape. These impacts coupled with cap and trade schemes iterate the importance and need to properly measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon ...

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