Handbook of Industrial Engineering

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Handbook of Industrial Engineering

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A comprehensive handbook that covers the entire spectrum of modern industrial engineering from a practical standpoint. Describes and discusses the utility of and weighs advantages and limitations of the methodology for: methods of engineering, performance measurement, erogonomics, manufacturing engineering, quality control, engineering economy, information systems, and quantitative methods. Case studies demonstrate numerous applications.

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Covers the entire spectrum of modern industrial engineering from a practical standpoint. The Second Edition has added 36 completely new chapters to provide a more cohesive structure to the discipline which it classifies under the following four areas: technology; human dimensions; planning, design and control of operations; quantitative methods for decision making.

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Published in cooperation with the Institute of Industrial Engineers, this extensively revised and updated Second Edition presents proven state-of-the-art approaches for increasing productivity and quality and lowering operating costs. Emphasizing the effective management of financial, physical, and human resources, these approaches include: Methods and techniques for the design and operation of work environments requiring interaction between humans and "intelligent" machines Guidance on facilities design and management of operations, computer-integrated business systems,and cost control Innovative ideas for bolstering office performance, streamlining the production and handling of information, and improving working conditions The Handbook draws upon the research and experience of 163 internationally recognized experts. Its 108 chapters feature concise descriptions of the practice or method, as well as reviews of their applications, advantages, and limitations. Coverage cites over 4,000 references and employs nearly 1,500 figures and tables to provide the most effective methods for increasing productivity and enhancing the quality of work in such vital areas as: Information technology and knowledge-based systems Office automation, networking,and communications Service technology and service quality; electronic packaging; assembly; concurrent engineering; and packaging for logistics Product planning and time compression management Computer simulation and modeling for simulation analysis The First Edition of this valuable work received the award for the Best Book in Professional and Scholarly Publishing by the Association of American Publishers. The Handbook of Industrial Engineering, Second Edition is a valuable source for continuous-process and discrete-part manufacturing organizations of any size, as well as service industries. It is an essential resource for production, plant,and operations managers, and all manufacturing and industrial engineers.

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