2nd Edition

Total Manufacturing Assurance Controlling Product Quality, Reliability, and Safety

By Douglas Brauer, John Cesarone Copyright 2022
    372 Pages 74 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This new edition presents an enhanced perspective for the innovative concept of Total Manufacturing Assurance (TMA) and the holistic means by which such assurance can be attained. In fulfilling this objective, this textbook discusses the management and engineering techniques and tools, required to achieve TMA.

    Using a holistic approach to manufacturing operations, Total Manufacturing Assurance: Controlling Product Quality, Reliability, and Safety, Second Edition focuses on analytics and performance assessment, along with Industry 4.0 and the role it plays in advanced manufacturing. The textbook covers strategic planning, innovation, and engineering economics, as well as the manufacturing process, materials, and operations. Product manufacturing system reliability, maintainability, availability, quality, and safety, along with financial issues in decision-making and engineering analysis, are all captured in this new edition.

    Students at undergraduate and graduate levels studying engineering management, mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering, as well as business students will find this new edition an invaluable instructional resource. At the same time, working professionals, including management, engineers, and others who are intimately involved in the manufacturing system sector will also find this textbook very useful in their day-to-day work.

    PowerPoint slides and a solutions manual are available to instructors for qualified course adoptions.

    I: Introduction. 1. The World of Manufacturing. 2. Total Manufacturing Assurance. II: Strategic Manufacturing Management. 3. Strategic Operations. 4. Innovation and Technology Transfer. 5. Engineering Economic Analysis. 6. Management Control. 7. Organizational Leadership. III: Manufacturing System Control. 8. Systems Definition. 9. Product Manufacturing Degradation Control. 10. System Maintenance. IV: System Improvement Monitoring. 11. Big Data System Planning. 12. Data Recording and Feedback. 13. Performance Analytics. Appendix: Reactions to Group Situations Test (RGST).


    Douglas Brauer has over 30 years of global expertise in facilitating solutions to maximize organizational leadership, sustainability, profitability, and return-on-investment encompassing both and higher education. His scope of global strategic leadership activities involving education, engineering, and manufacturing operations has engaged organizations globally in the Americas, Europe, Africa, India, and the Pacific Rim. He has taught higher education undergraduate and graduate courses in finance, organizational leadership, mathematics, and manufacturing technology. His private business activities include founding Design Assurance Sciences in 1990 and MudTurtle Industries, LLC, in 2016. Degrees include: Ph.D., Education & Human Resource Studies, Colorado State University; M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago; and B.S., Industrial Technology, Illinois State University. Additionally, he is currently the Dean of Engineering & Industry at the Florida State College at Jacksonville.

    John Cesarone has engaged in an engineering consulting practice since 1998. His research interests and areas of expertise include Intelligent Manufacturing, focusing on the following: a) Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technologies, b) Simulation and Functional Modeling Methodologies, c) Optimization Using Operations Research Techniques, d) Automation and Robotics, and e) Distance Learning. Degrees include: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; and B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. He has taught industrial engineering courses for the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, and is currently a Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering for the Illinois Institute of Technology.