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This comprehensive and up-to-date text, now in its Third Edition, describes how the latest techniques in production planning and control are applied to contemporary industrial setups so as to meet the ever-increasing demands in industrial organizations for better quality of services, for faster delivery of products and for adapting to the rapid changes taking place in the industrial scenario. With the demands in the industrial arena increasingly tending to be lumpy, the most effective strategy for planning and controlling production processes cannot be a static, preconceived one. Instead, it is one that is flexible and is capable of adapting to the erratic changes in demand patterns. Evolving such a strategy requires more of practical skill than mere theoretical knowledge of the subject. This book explores the demands of the present-day industrial environment and the techniques for addressing these demands through a number of case studies drawn from Indian industries. The efficacy of various planning strategies, the methods for implementing them, and their suitability for different industries have been clearly explained in relation to these cases. While the essentials of theory have been covered in a simple and straightforward style, the stress is on developing the practical skills required to tackle the unpredictable problems and the unforeseen demands that pose a formidable challenge to modern industries. The book places emphasis as much on the principles of heuristic techniques as on the systematic approach to production planning. This book would serve as a useful textbook to postgraduate students of management as well as undergraduate students of industrial engineering. It will be equally useful to the teaching community and the practicing professionals. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION • Includes a new chapter on ‘Leagile Manufacturing: A Contemporary Manufacturing Syndrome’ (Chapter 11) • Provides several references to explore more in the field KEY FEATURES • Gives solved problems that serve as numerical illustrations of the theoretical concepts. • The Case Studies given focus on the Indian scenario; these will be of great practical value to students and professionals alike. • Offers substantial coverage of the modern heuristic methods, the Kanban system and the ERP techniques.
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S.K. MUKHOPADHYAY, PhD, formerly Professor, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, had a brilliant academic career. He won numerous awards including the university gold medal for obtaining first rank in the master’s degree examination. Dr. Mukhopadhyay has also excelled as an academician, administrator and industrial consultant of international repute. He regularly contributes articles to national and international journals.
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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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Feb 26, 2015
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Business & Economics / Production & Operations Management
Technology & Engineering / Industrial Engineering
Technology & Engineering / Manufacturing
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This well-balanced text with its fine blend of theory and applications, gives an in-depth understanding of production and operations management in an easy-to-understand style. Employing an innovative approach, the author, shows how the use of modern advanced technology gives a boost to production processes and significantly helps production and operations management.

The book clearly demonstrates the use of special software packages to solve actual problems. Retaining the original contents, the book, divided into six parts, explains following in its second edition
WHY Necessity of production and operations management
WHAT Product/service design, product quality and other issues
HOW Process design and related issues
WHERE Plant location, layout and capacity
WHEN Planning and control of production operations
WHO Human relations issues that affect production and operations

Key features
• Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter enable readers to focus on important points of a chapter.
• A concept quiz at the end of each chapter helps the reader to evaluate his understanding of the concepts explained in a chapter.
• Numerous solved examples, and answers to all chapter-end numerical problems have been provided.
• Covers Service Operations in almost every chapter in addition to the traditional manufacturing operations.
• A section with 10 progressive short case studies gives real-world experience.
• Chapter-end summary helps readers to review and recapitulate the key concepts. The students of management and engineering (mechanical, production and industrial engineering) will be benefited with the book.

An instructor manual containing PowerPoint slides and solutions to chapter-end problems is available.

The book is recommended by AICTE for PGDM course. The link is
Industrial Hydraulic Systems provides an in-depth coverage of conventional hydraulic systems encompassing fixed-displacement pumps, control valves, and actuators as well as the most modern hydraulic systems encompassing highly efficient variable-displacement pumps, electro-hydraulic proportional valves and/or servo valves with integrated electronics. The coverage is further supplemented by many typical hydraulic and electro-hydraulic circuits. Details of different types of auxiliary devices such as reservoirs, filters, accumulators, and piping have also been described in this book. Topics on hydrostatic transmission, cartridge valves, load sensing pump controls, fluids, filters, and seals are given in detail. Design, installation, and maintenance aspects of hydraulic systems are added to make the book more useful to actual practitioners of these systems. Understanding the fundamental laws and principles allows the reader to use basic theoretical concepts in practical applications. The unique feature of this textbook is that all quantities are given in the SI system as well as in the English system of units. This book provides an extensive coverage of fluid power to designers, engineers, technicians, and students of engineering colleges, polytechnics, and vocational training institutes. This book, prepared especially with an academic interest in mind, contains a large number of numerical examples, design problems, and sections for 'Test your Knowledge' and end of chapter questions. This book is intended to provide the most current information available on hydraulic technology.
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