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Real-Time Control of the Industrial Enterprise

Real-Time Control of the Industrial Enterprise

By: Peter Martin; Walter Boyes

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 12-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 06-JUN-2014

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In today’s world of manufacturing, it’s possible to be efficient but not profitable. How is this possible? While today’s manufacturing process control is real time, enterprise management remains transactional, and accounting systems remain structured for early 1800s piecework. Why are almost all of the productivity gains in manufacturing arising from better automation and control of processes (continuous, batch, hybrid, or discrete) and not from better chemistry, design, management, or financial controls? This book shows you exactly why this has happened and just how to fix it. The author...

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Executing the Supply Chain: Modeling Best-in-Class Processes and Performance Indicators

Executing the Supply Chain: Modeling Best-in-Class Processes and Performance Indicators

By: Alexandre Oliveira; Anne Gimeno

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 13-MAY-2014

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MAP, MEASURE, AND GOVERN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FOR MAXIMUM BUSINESS VALUE Master proven techniques for mapping, measuring, and improving your supply chain Implement strategies and roadmaps for managing risk and increasing resilience Balance segmentation with standardization, and cost with differentiation Use supply chain KPIs to improve governance Executing the Supply Chain offers expert guidance on driving maximum business value from modern supply chain process mapping and performance measurement. Pioneering supply chain practitioners Alexandre Oliveira and...

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Case Studies in Novel Food Processing Technologies

Case Studies in Novel Food Processing Technologies

By: C Doona; K Kustin; F Feeherry

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-OCT-2010

Insert Date: 02-MAY-2014

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Novel food processing technologies have significant potential to improve product quality and process efficiency. Commercialisation of new products and processes brings exciting opportunities and interesting challenges. Case studies in novel food processing technologies provides insightful, first-hand experiences of many pioneering experts involved in the development and commercialisation of foods produced by novel processing technologies. Part one presents case studies of commercial products preserved with the leading nonthermal technologies of high pressure processing and pulsed...

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Reliability Engineering

Reliability Engineering

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-APR-2014

Insert Date: 02-MAY-2014

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An Integrated Approach to Product Development Reliability Engineering presents an integrated approach to the design, engineering, and management of reliability activities throughout the life cycle of a product, including concept, research and development, design, manufacturing, assembly, sales, and service. Containing illustrative guides that include worked problems, numerical examples, homework problems, a solutions manual, and class-tested materials, it demonstrates to product development and manufacturing professionals how to distribute key reliability practices throughout an...

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Emerging Food Packaging Technologies

Emerging Food Packaging Technologies

By: K Yam; D Lee

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2012

Insert Date: 01-MAY-2014

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The successful employment of food packaging can greatly improve product safety and quality, making the area a key concern to the food processing industry. Emerging food packaging technologies reviews advances in packaging materials, the design and implementation of smart packaging techniques, and developments in response to growing concerns about packaging sustainability. Part one of Emerging food packaging technologies focuses on developments in active packaging, reviewing controlled release packaging, active antimicrobials and nanocomposites in packaging, and edible chitosan coatings....

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Trends in Packaging of Food, Beverages and Other Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

Trends in Packaging of Food, Beverages and Other Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

By: N Farmer

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 26-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 01-MAY-2014

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Packaging plays an essential role in protecting and extending the shelf life of a wide range of foods, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods. There have been many key developments in packaging materials and technologies in recent years, and Trends in packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) provides a concise review of these developments and international market trends. Beginning with a concise introduction to the present status and trends in innovations in packaging for food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods, the book goes on to...

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Packaging Technology

Packaging Technology

By: Anne Emblem; Henry Emblem

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 29-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 29-APR-2014

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Packaging is a complex and wide-ranging subject. Comprehensive in scope and authoritative in its coverage, Packaging technology provides the ideal introduction and reference for both students and experienced packaging professionals. Part one provides a context for the book, discussing fundamental issues relating to packaging such as its role in society and its diverse functions, the packaging supply chain and legislative, environmental and marketing issues. Part two reviews the principal packaging materials such as glass, metal, plastics, paper and paper board. It also discusses...

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Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics

Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics

By: Gerhard Plenert

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

Insert Date: 28-APR-2014

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Supply Chain Segmentation (SCS) has become a critical tool in optimizing supply chain performance. By using segmentation, an organization is taken out of the world of "one size fits all" and brought into a world that facilitates customized responses. This book explains what SCS is, how it works, and the role of analytics. The book gives detailed case studies demonstrating how SCS is applied and improves efficiency. It covers software appropriateness and integration, as well as a full summary perspective on segmentation and its competitive impacts in terms of economic pressure, supplier and...

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Formal Methods in Manufacturing

Formal Methods in Manufacturing

By: Javier Campos; Carla Seatzu; Xiaolan Xie

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 25-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 27-APR-2014

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Illustrated with real-life examples, this text provides state-of-the-art solutions to common problems in manufacturing systems. Assuming some knowledge of discrete event systems theory, the book first introduces the most important formalisms used for the modeling, analysis, and control of manufacturing systems (including Petri nets, automata, and max-plus algebra), explaining the advantages of each. It then employs the formalisms to solve specific problems, such as modeling and simulation, supervisory control (including deadlock prevention), performance evaluation (including scheduling and...

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Production and Operations Management Systems

Production and Operations Management Systems

By: Sushil Gupta; Martin Starr

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 07-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 27-APR-2014

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The evolving field of production and operations management (P/OM) is reflected in this P/OM text.  Proper management of the supply chain beginning with acquisition and ending with distribution involves coordination with finance and marketing. We must, therefore, emphasize the systems approach and apply it to the full-scope of services as well as manufacturing. With this goal, the book, Production and Operations Management Systems covers the major spectrum of decision-making functions from product development to the final delivery of the product to the customer. The book, based on...

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Remanufacturing Modeling and Analysis

Remanufacturing Modeling and Analysis

By: Mehmet Ilgin; Surendra Gupta

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-MAR-2012

Insert Date: 25-APR-2014

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Providing a solid foundation of knowledge in modeling remanufacturing systems, this book addresses the design, planning, and processing issues faced by decision-makers in the field. With easy-to-use mathematical or simulation modeling to demonstrate solutions for each remanufacturing issue, it helps practitioners understand how a particular issue can be effectively modeled and how to choose the appropriate solution methodology. The book also discusses how increasingly stringent environmental regulations and decreasing natural resources influence manufacturers toward more environmentally...

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Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools

Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools

By: F Nagata; K Watanabe

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Advanced manufacturing systems are vital to the manufacturing industry. It is well known that if a target work piece has a curved surface, then automation of the polishing process is difficult. Controller design for industrial robots and machine tools presents results where industrial robots have been successfully applied to such surfaces, presenting up to date information on these advanced manufacturing systems, including key technologies. Chapters cover topics such as velocity-based discrete-time control system for industrial robots; preliminary simulation of intelligent force control;...

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Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 10-JAN-2012

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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This book, the first in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, is a collection of high quality articles (full research articles, review articles and cases studies) with a special emphasis on research and development in mechatronics and manufacturing engineering. Mechatronics is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design. Today, mechatronics has a significant and increasing impact on engineering with emphasis on the design, development and operation of manufacturing engineering systems. The main objective of this...

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Modern Machining Technology

Modern Machining Technology

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2011

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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This forward-thinking, practical book provides essential information on modern machining technology for industry with emphasis on the processes used regularly across several major industries. Machining technology presents great interest for many important industries including automotive, aeronautics, aerospace, renewable energy, moulds and dies, biomedical, and many others. Machining processes are manufacturing processes in which parts are shaped by the removal of unwanted material; these processes cover several stages and are usually divided into the following categories: cutting...

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Computer Vision Technology in the Food and Beverage Industries

Computer Vision Technology in the Food and Beverage Industries

By: D-W Sun

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2012

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The use of computer vision systems to control manufacturing processes and product quality has become increasingly important in food processing. Computer vision technology in the food and beverage industries reviews image acquisition and processing technologies and their applications in particular sectors of the food industry. Part one provides an introduction to computer vision in the food and beverage industries, discussing computer vision and infrared techniques for image analysis, hyperspectral and multispectral imaging, tomographic techniques and image processing. Part two goes on to...

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Simulation in Textile Technology

Simulation in Textile Technology

By: D Veit

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2012

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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The use of mathematical modelling and computer simulation can vastly improve the quality, efficiency and economic success of textile technology. Simulation in textile technology provides a comprehensive review of the key principles, applications and benefits of modelling for textile production. After an introduction to modelling and simulation, Simulation in textile technology goes on to review the principles and applications of the main types of model. The book first discusses neural networks and their applications before going on to explore evolutionary methods and fuzzy logic. It then...

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Process Control in Textile Manufacturing

Process Control in Textile Manufacturing

By: A Majumdar; A. Das; R Alagirusamy; V Kothari

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 27-NOV-2012

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Complex raw materials and manufacturing processes mean the textile industry is particularly dependent on good process control to produce high and consistent product quality. Monitoring and controlling process variables during the textile manufacturing process also minimises waste, costs and environmental impact. Process control in textile manufacturing provides an important overview of the fundamentals and applications of process control methods. Part one introduces key issues associated with process control and principles of control systems in textile manufacturing. Testing and...

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High-Speed Precision Motion Control

High-Speed Precision Motion Control

By: Takashi Yamaguchi; Mitsuo Hirata; Justin Pang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2011

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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Written for researchers and postgraduate students in control engineering, as well as professionals in the hard disk drive industry, this book discusses high-precision and fast servo controls in hard disk drives (HDDs). The editors present a number of control algorithms that enable fast seeking and high precision positioning, and propose problems from commercial products, making the book valuable to researchers in HDDs. Each chapter is self-contained, and progresses from concept to technique, present application examples that can be used within automotive, aerospace, aeronautical, and...

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Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation

Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation

By: ZongWei Luo

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 04-APR-2014

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Fast advances in information technology have led to a smarter world vision with ubiquitous interconnection and intelligence. Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation: Interconnection and Intelligence covers both theoretical perspectives and practical approaches to smart manufacturing research and development triggered by ubiquitous interconnection and intelligence. This reference work discusses the transformation of manufacturing, the latest developments in smart manufacturing innovation, current and emerging technology opportunities, and market imperatives that enable manufacturing...

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Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology

Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology

By: Alfredo Aguilera; J. Paulo Davim

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2014

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Wood material has acquired great importance due to its short supply and increasing environmental awareness amongst users and manufacturers. However, its use as an engineering material requires consistent research developments in order to provide accurate responses to industrial processing problems. Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology examines the latest research advances and technological developments for wood material as an engineering product and the innovation it provides for environmentally-friendly materials. This reference source is essential for academics,...