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See PictureModern Plastics Handbook
This book is a reference loaded with information, data, and guidelines in plastics processes, plastic forms and formulations, plastic design auxiliary equipment, plastic testing and plastics recycling. The purpose of this book is to provide readers with the best possible information for most uses of...Read more

 

See PictureHandbook of Plastics, Elastomers, and Composites From Book News, Inc.
The present revised and updated edition presents all of the fundamental information required to understand the large number of materials and material forms, and provides the necessary data and guidelines for optimal use of...Read more

     

No PictureThe Business of Injection Molding : What It Takes to Succeed As a Custom Molder (Injection Molding Management Series)
Plastic injection molding is an exceedingly technical business. We turn small blobs of petroleum by-product into some of the finest artifacts of our technological society. To do so, we must manage skills from such diversified disciplines as... Read more

 

No PicturePlastic Component Design
From Book News, Inc.
Explains how different plastics are processed, how a range of common and unusual plastic components and products are manufactured, how to choose the best processing method, fastening and joining methods, and how to use the characteristics of... Read more



Industrial, Manufacturing & Operational > Manufacturing
     

See PictureThe Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
The Economist
"A survey of the reading habits of managers found that though they buy books by the likes of Tom Peters for display purposes, the one management book they have actually read from cover to cover is The Goal." Read more

 

See PictureCritical Chain
Harvard Business Review
"This book (Critical Chain) is valuable to two main audiences: project managers and senior managers... useful for dealing with one of the most difficult and pressing management challenges: developing highly innovative new products." Read more

     

See PictureIt's Not Luck
Learn more about the powerful techniques first presented in the best-selling business novel, The Goal. In this book, Dr. Goldratt, through examples in a variety of industries, shows how to apply TOC to sales and marketing, inventory control, and production distribution. In addition, techniques in... Read more

 

See PictureDeveloping Products in Half the Time: New Rules, New Tools, 2nd Edition
In 1991, the original edition of this book became an instant hit as the leading guide to reducing product development cycle time. The expanded set of tools in this new edition meets the needs of today's more demanding times. The book's premise remains solid: time is worth money, and if you quantify... Read more

     

See PictureMarkets of One: Creating Customer-Unique Value through Mass Customization (Harvard Business Review Book)
What does it mean "to dell?" This newly coined business verb means to mass-customize, making products only in response to actual demand. This allows a product to "go direct" to a customer, and it's what Dell Computer does instead of forcing mass-produced computers on its customers. And Dell's not... Read more

 

See PictureThe New Manufacturing Challenge : Techniques for Continuous Improvement
As a consultant, Kiyoshi Suzaki has helped scores of Fortune 500 clients improve manufacturing operations and get the job done faster, cheaper, better, and safer. Now, in this detailed "operating manual" -- full of more step-by-step applications than any other book available -- Suzaki spells out new... Read more

     

See Picture5S for Operators : 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace
The "five pillar" approach to improving workshop environments (and consequently productivity) written for shop floor workers and designed to be used in group sessions. The text outlines and discusses the five main principles (organization, orderliness, cleanliness, cleanup, and discipline)...Read more

 

See PictureThe Technology Machine : How Manufacturing Will Work in the Year 2020
Manufacturing in the year 2020 will look very different from today's--in fact, in some innovative companies, it will be downright utopian. That's the thesis that Richard Morley, who invented the Programmable Logic Controller back in 1968 and now works for a techno-guru venture-capital firm... Read more

     

See PictureToyota Production System : An Integrated Approach to Just-In-Time
The nuts and bolts of how JIT works. 
With all of the recent attention to "Lean Manufacturing" (Womak, The Machine That Changed The World, Lean Thinking), this book, now in its third edition, is different. Rather than telling you how to implement the Toyota Production System, Monden gives the reader a comprehensive technical... Read more

 

See PictureRevolutionizing Product Development : Quantum Leaps in Speed, Efficiency, and Quality
Today, a company's capability to conceive and design quality prototypes and bring a variety of superior products to market quicker than its competitors is increasingly the focal point of competition, contend leading product development experts Steven Wheelwright and Kim Clark. Drawing on six years... Read more

     

See PictureKaizen : The Key to Japan's Competitive Success
For the professional manager or student of management, a comprehensive handbook of 16 Kaizen management practices that can be put to work. KAIZEN uses more than 100 examples in action and contains 15 corporate case studies. Read more

 

See PictureQuick Response Manufacturing : A Companywide Approach to Reducing Lead Times
Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) builds upon kaizen, TQM, TPM, and other strategies to use speed for competitive advantage. The difference between QRM and other time-based programs is QRM involves the entire organization--from the shop floor to the office, from purchasing to sales. Read more

     

See PictureIntroduction to Statistical Quality Control
From Book News, Inc.
A new edition of the undergraduate engineering text emphasizing statistical methods for quality control. Montgomery (industrial and management systems engineering, Arizona State U.) introduces the basic concepts of quality improvement and total quality management (TQM), the statistical methods... Read more

 

See PictureMeasuring Process Capability: Techniques and Calculations for Quality and Manufacturing Engineers Book News, Inc. 
For engineers and managers, explains how to use the measuring technique to enhance quality in manufacturing and assembly operations. Describes how to measure all types of industrial data, including attribute and non-normally distributed data; identify critical process characteristics and variables;... Read more



Industrial, Manufacturing & Operational > Productivity
     

See PictureThe Balanced Scorecard : Translating Strategy into Action - From Booklist
Here is an accounting text that requires absolutely no knowledge of methods and acronyms, but rather needs a strong business orientation to understand. What professor Kaplan and consultant Norton have created is a system that not only measures but, more important, manages such elusive corporate... Read more

 

See PicturePerformance Drivers : A Practical Guide to Using the Balanced Scorecard
The concept of the Balanced Scorecard, first introduced by Kaplan and Norton in a Harvard Business Review article in 1992, enables managers and company leaders to implement a successful performance measurement plan which incorporates both financial and operational concerns. It gives managers a fast,... Read more

     

See PictureThe Service Profit Chain : How Leading Companies Link Profit and Growth to Loyalty, Satisfaction, and Value - From Booklist
That the customer should be--indeed, must be--at the heart of any service company's strategy is certainly not a cosmos-altering revelation. But the equations, formulas, research, and just plain common sense that three Harvard Business School professors apply to the process of creating a lifetime... Read more

 

See PictureHigh Output Management
This is a user-friendly guide to the art and science of management from Andrew S. Grove, the president of America's leading manufacturer of computer chips. Groves recommendations are equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers--anyone whose job entails getting a... Read more

     

See PictureOperational Performance Measurement: Increasing Total Productivity
A powerful tool every manager should have & use
Operational performance measurement is a powerful concept that can be applied to any business activity. It is a new and effective approach to improving performance that has produced dramatic improvements - like improving quality 70% in six months. Featuring a new integrated theory of performance... Read more

 

See PictureBusiness Process Benchmarking: Finding and Implementing Best Practices
This follow-on book to the original best-seller Benchmarking, is a must-read for quality and benchmarking managers. The book gives you:

*Key success factors for leadership and benchmarking management
*TQM tools for analyzing benchmarking resources. 
*Case studies of current success... Read more

     

See PictureVital Signs : Using Quality, Time, and Cost Performance Measurements to Chart Your Company's Future
A partner at the premier professional services firm Arthur Andersen--a leading authority on cost and quality managment--Hronec reveals that most companies just don't measure the right things the right way. Vital Signs is the executive's complete guide to measuring and creating better performance. It... Read more

 

See PictureBeyond the It Productivity Paradox (John Wiley Series in Information Systems)
Is IT worth the investment? It's the question that's being asked more and more as companies make enormous investment in technology and fail to see real impact in terms of productivity. This chasm between investment and expectation creates what is called the IT Productivity Paradox. As the workplace... Read more

     

See PictureUnderstanding Just in Time (Barron's Business Success Guide)
Just in Time is a cost effective method of inventory control, which can spell the difference between big profits and business failure. Just in Time is explained in detail here, including how to work with suppliers, how to schedule deliveries to minimize delivery time, how to maintain high quality... Read more

 

See PictureThe Twenty-Four Hour Business : Maximizing Productivity Through Round-The-Clock Operations
Midwest Book Review
Imagine an ideal company which runs at peak efficiency 24 hours a day, with all the perks attached: then learn from authority Coleman, who tells how to organize and tailor shift schedules for maximum employee benefits and company advantage. This provides a flexible formula adaptable to a variety of... Read more



Industrial, Manufacturing & Operational > Production & Management
     

See PictureManaging Projects With Make (A Nutshell Handbook)
This book describes all the basic features of make and provides guidelines on meeting the needs of large, modern projects. Make is one of UNIX's greatest contributions to software development, and this book offers the clearest description of make ever written. Read more

 

See PictureThe Knowledge-Creating Company : How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation
An inside look at Japanese businesses considers case studies from such firms as Honda, Canon, Matsushita, NEC, and 3M; examines two types of organizational knowledge--explicit and tacit--and reveals the results of the Japanese focus on tacit knowledge. UP. Read more

     

See PictureAdvanced Supply Chain Management : How to Build a Sustained Competitive Advantage
A winning formula for capitalizing on the supply chain to satisfy customers and build revenue. Read more

 

See PictureThe Basics of Process Mapping
Process mapping gives you an accurate picture of work flow and customer-supplier relationships, which in turn helps you make the right improvements. The Basics of Process Mapping introduces process mapping and shows you how to use it in your organization. Two levels of process mapping are detailed:... Read more

     

See PictureMass Customization : The New Frontier in Business Competition
From Book News, Inc.
Mass production of standardized goods was the source of America's economic strength for generations, but it no longer works. The new paradigm of management is mass customization (an oxymoron?), explained here as an approach which allows for greater variety and individuality in products and services... Read more

 

See PictureThe Project Office (Best Management Practices) This is a handy book about project management to read and have available as a resource. Read more

     

See PictureRules & Tools for Leaders
Taking Charge sold 200,000.This is a revision and update. 
Rules and Tools for Leaders is a major rewrite and update of Taking Charge which sold more than 200,000 copies and was translated into many languages. This handy guide for leaders has many checklists and short case studies that can help leaders and managers deal with the tough day to day issues that... Read more

 

See PictureProject Management: A Fifty Minute Book
Written to help carry out projects successfully without prior knowledge of managerial or technical subjects, in a six part strategies leading logically through the life of the project. Paper. Read more



Engineering
> Materials > Polymer Science
     

No PicturePlastic Part Design for Injection Molding
Dr.Malloy's book reflects the common problems an engineer would face while designing a plastic part. His book takes all the possible design problems that one might not even expect.

 

No PictureMaterials Handbook
Properties and uses of 15,000 materials-at your fingertips Only one resource lets you instantly check the properties and uses of more than 15,000 industrial materials and substances-including plastics, metals and alloys, rubbers, chemicals,... Read more

     

See PicturePrinciples of Polymerization, 3rd Edition
Describes the physical and organic chemistry of the reactions by which polymer molecules are synthesized. Begins by introducing the characteristics which distinguish polymers from their much smaller sized homologs. Proceeds to a detailed study of three types of polymerization reactions: step, chain... Read more

 

No PictureThe Theory of Polymer Dynamics (International Series of Monographs on Physics)
A must for the best
This book is great. It clearifies many ideas about polymer dynamics. If you want to understand more about this area, there is no better book to start with. But be careful, it was not designed for beginners. This is really great Read more

     

See PicturePlastics: Materials and Processing
From Book News, Inc.
An introductory text on materials, processes, and performance of plastics, examining materials and the effects of processing from the molecular, micro, and macro levels. Requires a basic understanding of high school or freshman chemistry, physics, and mathematics, and contains chapter introductions,... Read more

 

See PictureShape Memory Materials
The shape memory effect is a unique property of certain alloys. Even though the alloy is deformed in the low temperature phase, it recovers its original shape on being heated to a critical higher temperature. This book presents a systematic and up-to-date account of all aspects of shape memory... Read more

     

See PictureHandbook of Plastics Testing Technology (Society of Plastics Engineers Monographs)
From Book News, Inc. 
A compilation of the common tests used in the plastics industry. Provides descriptions and diagrams of testing procedures and explains the significance of tests. Properties that can be tested by the methods described include mechanical, thermal, electrical, weathering, optical, chemical, and... Read more

 

See PictureSynthetic Biodegradable Polymer Scaffolds (Tissue Engineering)
Book News, Inc. 
Reviews the synthesis and properties of biodegradable polymers used in tissue engineering, and discusses applications for engineering a variety of tissue types, as well as relevant FDA and patent issues. Traces the history of tissue engineering, overviews legal issues, examines properties of... Read more

     

See PictureAn Introduction to the Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers
This edition features all the most salient selections from Professor Ward's The Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers, Second Edition but introduces them in a way that will be helpful for the less experienced student or industrial researcher. Uses a physical approach to deal with the mechanics of... Read more

 

No PicturePhysical Properties of Polymers Handbook (Aip Series in Polymers and Complex Materials)
From Book News, Inc.
Offers concise information on the properties of polymeric materials, particularly those most relevant to the areas of physical chemistry and chemical physics. It emphasizes properties of greatest utility to polymer chemists, physicists, and engineers; the more synthetic- organic topics such as the... Read more


 

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