This book is a comprehensive and in-depth exposition of the basic concepts, techniques and applications of value engineering. Simple and jargon-free, it is divided into three parts.
The first part:
- Deals with the basic conceptual framework of value engineering and its key parameters. The author highlights its relevance in the Indian scenario.
The second part:
- Examines both general and special techniques specifically developed and applied to value engineering.
The final part:
- Critically discusses the application of the techniques discussed in the second part; and
- Is peppered with short cases.
The discussion is peppered with short cases and the book itself is copiously illustrated to give the reader a holistic understanding of the concepts.
Anil Kumar Mukhopadhyaya, CVS–Life, FINVEST, AICWA, is one of the pioneering Certified Value Specialists in India and has previously worked with Tata Motors Limited and Coal India Limited. He is also the author of the highly successful book titled Value engineering: Concepts, techniques and applications published by Response Books, a division of SAGE India. He has written several articles on the subject of value engineering and industrial engineering for national and international journals. He was awarded a Fellowship by the Indian Value Engineering Society in 2005 and was also awarded the Best Case Study Award by the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering for an article on value engineering, titled ‘A pragmatic approach to cost reduction through value engineering—A case study’ in 1986. He had also received Productivity Award 1984 (for Individual/Groups) instituted by the Association of Indian Engineering Industry (Eastern Region). He is authorised to conduct Module I workshop and Module II seminar by SAVE International, USA.
Martin K. Starr and Sushil K. Gupta gather an international team of experts to provide researchers and students with a panoramic vision of the field. Divided into eight parts, the book presents the history of POM, and establishes the foundation upon which POM has been built while also revisiting and revitalizing topics that have long been essential. It examines the significance of processes and projects to the fundamental growth of the POM field. Critical emerging themes and new research are examined with open minds and this is followed by opportunities to interface with other business functions. Finally, the next era is discussed in ways that combine practical skill with philosophy in its analysis of POM, including traditional and nontraditional applications, before concluding with the editors’ thoughts on the future of the discipline.
Students of POM will find this a comprehensive, definitive resource on the state of the discipline and its future directions.
This updated and enhanced edition responds to the latest developments in OM, including the growing prominence of services and production of intangible products, and the increasing use of secondary data and of mixed approaches. Alternative research approaches are included and explored to help with the early planning of research. This edition also includes expanded literature review and analysis to guide students towards the next steps in their reading, and more detailed step-by-step advice to tie theory with the researcher’s own practice.
Including contributions from an impressive range of the field’s leading thinkers in OM research, this is a guide that no-one embarking on an OM research project should be without.
The Handbook of Research on Information Management for Effective Logistics and Supply Chains highlights strategies, tools, and skills necessary for supply management within organizations and companies. Featuring best practices and empirical research within the field, this handbook is a critical reference source for scholars, practitioners, researchers, information systems and telecommunication specialists, and managers.
The Handbook of Research on Military, Aeronautical, and Maritime Logistics and Operations compiles interdisciplinary research on diverse issues related to logistics from an inclusive range of methodological perspectives. This publication focuses on original contributions in the form of theoretical, experimental research, and case studies on logistics strategies and operations management with an emphasis on military, aeronautical, and maritime environments. Academics and professionals operating in business environments, government institutions, and military research will find this publication beneficial to their research and professional endeavors.
Value Engineering Mastermind: From Concept to Value Engineering Certification helps the readers to:
" Understand VE concepts.
" Practise VE concepts and acquire the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) International Certifications-accorded in India by the Indian Value Engineering Society (INVEST).
A special feature of this book is a set of questions at the end of every chapter to test the knowledge acquired, with answers at the end of the book.
Since the book provides insights into the development of managerial traits through VE, it will be an important resource for companies that have begun to provide VE training to their employees, besides students of engineering and MBA courses. It will also be of much use to professional societies like the Indian Value Engineering Society, the Society of Indian Value Management, SAVE International, etc.
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox describes a process by which an unprofitable manufacturing operation can be made profitable. It conveys proven factory turnaround principles through a fictional story…
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But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hire one of these priests of the dark arts, the "data scientist," to extract this gold from your data? Nope.
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