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This essential book takes students and instructors through steps undertaken in a start-to-finish engineering project as conceived and presented in the engineering capstone course. The learning experience follows an industry model to prepare students to recognize a need for a product or service, create and work in a team; identify competition, patent overlap, and necessary resources, generate a project proposal that accounts for business issues, prepare... more...

Student book for lectures in "Operations Management". Included in the book you find the access code to MyOMLab, where you can check and reinforce your understanding of the book's concepts and practice your problem-solving with feed-back.

Based on interviews with top executives from companies of different sizes and in different industries, this book explains the benefits and challenges of Global Product Development. "Global Product" provides examples from many companies, draws conclusions about best practices, and shows how to manage the innovation, development and support of Global Products. The author is the President of John Stark Associates, a leading service... more...

This book focuses on the notion of “vintage innovation” and its application in various old technology-based communities of practice. Some communities of practice resist and react to technological change by adopting new technological products (“vintage products”) that extend the lifetime of their old, favored products and practices. There are a number of potential reasons for such strategic reactions, which are analyzed by the author. The book... more...

In recent years, the supply chain has become a key element to the survival and prosperity of organisations in different industry sectors. Organisations dealing in dynamic business environments demand supply chains that support the satisfaction of customer needs. The principles of lean thinking that once permeated standalone organisations have now been transferred to the supply chain, making imperative the development of innovative... more...


The packaging industry is under pressure from regulators, customers and other stakeholders to improve packaging’s sustainability by reducing its environmental and societal impacts. This is a considerable challenge because of the complex interactions between products and their packaging, and the many roles that packaging plays in the supply chain. Packaging for Sustainability is a concise and readable handbook for practitioners who are trying to... more...

Logistic efficiency and effective supply chain management gives you a competitive advantage by delivering both cost reduction and service enhancement. This book is the unbeatable bestselling guide on how to get it right. New edition fully updated with 4 new chapters on current topics such as sustainability, outsourcing and product design.• The current edition (9780273681762) has sold over 30,000 copies since its publication in December 2004 (Vista... more...

For manufacturers of complex engineering equipment, the focus on service and achieving outcomes for customers is the key to growth. Yet, the capability to provide service for complex engineered products is less understood. Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, Complex Engineering Service Systems covers various aspects of service in complex engineering systems, with perspectives from engineering, management, design, operations research, strategy,... more...

The book introduces the reader to game-changing ways of building and utilizing Internet-based services related to design and manufacture activities through the cloud. In a broader sense, CBDM refers to a new product realization model that enables collective open innovation and rapid product development with minimum costs through social networking and negotiation platforms between service providers and consumers. It is a type of parallel and... more...

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 organization must be driven by the single goal of project profitability. Total Project Control presents valuable enhancements to the traditional... more...