Handbook Of Maintenance Management

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Handbook of Maintenance Management and Engineering

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To be able to compete successfully both at national and international levels, production systems and equipment must perform at levels not even thinkable a decade ago. Requirements for increased product quality, reduced throughput time and enhanced operating effectiveness within a rapidly changing customer demand environment continue to demand a high maintenance performance. In some cases, maintenance is required to increase operational effectiveness and revenues and customer satisfaction while reducing capital, operating and support costs. This may be the largest challenge facing production enterprises these days. For this, maintenance strategy is required to be aligned with the production logistics and also to keep updated with the current best practices. Maintenance has become a multidisciplinary activity and one may come across situations in which maintenance is the responsibility of people whose training is not engineering. This handbook aims to assist at different levels of understanding whether the manager is an engineer, a production manager, an experienced maintenance practitioner or a beginner. Topics selected to be included in this handbook cover a wide range of issues in the area of maintenance management and engineering to cater for all those interested in maintenance whether practitioners or researchers. This handbook is divided into 6 parts and contains 26 chapters covering a wide range of topics related to maintenance management and engineering.

Facility Manager's Maintenance Handbook

Facility Manager's Maintenance Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bernard Lewis,Richard Payant
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071511001
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Facility Manager's Maintenance Handbook by Bernard Lewis,Richard Payant Summary

An Updated Guide to Establishing Cutting-Edge Operations and Maintenance Procedures for Today's Complex Facilities An essential on-the-job resource, Facility Manager's Maintenance Handbook presents step-by-step coverage of the planning, design, and execution of operations and maintenance procedures for structures, equipment, and systems in any type of facility. This career-building reference provides the tools needed to streamline facility management processes...reduce operational costs...and ensure the effective utilization, maintenance, repair, and renovation of existing physical assets. Now with 40% new information, this Second Edition includes brand-new chapters on emergency response procedures...maintenance operations benchmarking...capital and operational budgets management...boiler and steam plant operations... and other vital topics. The only book of its kind to cover both operations and maintenance, the updated Facility Manager's Maintenance Handbook features: Updated information on mechanical equipment and systems maintenance The latest fire protection procedures A comprehensive account of building codes Guidance on hazardous materials handling Excellent preparation for the IFMA Certified Facility Manager (CFM) qualification Inside This State-of-the-Art Facility Management Resource • Part 1: Organizing for Maintenance Operations • Part 2: Facility Operations and Maintenance • Operations Plans • Maintenance Plans • Part 3: Equipment and Systems Operations • Maintenance o Part 4: Facilities Emergency Preparedness o Part 5: Capital Investment

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, 4th Edition

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, 4th Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: () (Doc) D. D. D. Palmer
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, 4th Edition by () (Doc) D. D. D. Palmer Summary

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The industry-standard resource for maintenance planning and scheduling—thoroughly revised for the latest advances Written by a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with more than three decades of experience, this resource provides proven planning and scheduling strategies that will take any maintenance organization to the next level of performance. The book resolves common industry frustration with planning and reduces the complexity of scheduling in addition to dealing with reactive maintenance. You will find coverage of estimating labor hours, setting the level of plan detail, creating practical weekly and daily schedules, kitting parts, and more, all designed to increase your workforce without hiring. Much of the text applies the timeless management principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Dr. Peter F. Drucker. You will learn how you can do more proactive work when your hands are full of reactive work. Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Fourth Edition, features more new case studies showing real world successes, a new chapter on getting better storeroom support, major revisions that describe the best KPIs for planning, major additions to the issue of “selling” planning to gain support, revisions to make work order codes more useful, a new appendix on numerically auditing planning success, and a new appendix devoted entirely to selecting a great maintenance planner. Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Fourth Edition covers: •The business case for the benefit of planning •Planning principles •Scheduling principles •Handling reactive maintenance •Planning a work order •Creating a weekly schedule•Daily scheduling and supervision •Parts and planners•The computer CMMS in maintenance•How planning works with PM, PdM, and projects •Controlling planning: the best KPIs KPIs for planning and overall maintenance •Shutdown, turnaround, overhaul, and outage management •Selling, organizing, analyzing, and auditing planning

Uptime

Uptime Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John D. Campbell,James V. Reyes-Picknell
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482252384
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Uptime by John D. Campbell,James V. Reyes-Picknell Summary

Uptime describes the combination of activities that deliver fewer breakdowns, improved productive capacity, lower costs, and better environmental performance. The bestselling second edition of Uptime has been used as a textbook on maintenance management in several postsecondary institutions and by many companies as the model framework for their maintenance management programs. Following in the tradition of its bestselling predecessors, Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management, Third Edition explains how to deal with increasingly complex technologies, such as mobile and cloud computing, to support maintenance departments and set the stage for compliance with international standards for asset management. This updated edition reflects a far broader and deeper wealth of experience and knowledge. In addition, it restructures its previous model of excellence slightly to align what must be done more closely with how to do it. The book provides a strategy for developing and executing improvement plans that work well with the new values prevalent in today's workforce. It also explains how you can use seemingly competing improvement tools to complement and enhance each other. This edition also highlights action you can take to compensate for the gradual loss of skills in the current workforce as "baby boomers" retire.

The Handbook of Reliability, Maintenance, and System Safety through Mathematical Modeling

The Handbook of Reliability, Maintenance, and System Safety through Mathematical Modeling Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amit Kumar,Mangey Ram
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128231580
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The Handbook of Reliability, Maintenance, and System Safety through Mathematical Modeling by Amit Kumar,Mangey Ram Summary

The Handbook of Reliability, Maintenance, and System Safety through Mathematical Modeling discusses the many factors affect reliability and performance, including engineering design, materials, manufacturing, operations, maintenance, and many more. Reliability is one of the fundamental criteria in engineering systems design, with maintenance serving as a way to support reliability throughout a system’s life. Addressing these issues requires information, modeling, analysis and testing. Different techniques are proposed and implemented to help readers analyze various behavior measures (in terms of the functioning and performance) of systems. Enables mathematicians to convert any process or system into a model that can be analyzed through a specific technique Examines reliability and mathematical modeling in a variety of disciplines, unlike competitors which typically examine only one Includes a table of contents with simple to complex examples, starting with basic models and then refining modeling approaches step-by-step

The Maintenance Management Framework

The Maintenance Management Framework Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adolfo Crespo Márquez
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846288215
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The Maintenance Management Framework by Adolfo Crespo Márquez Summary

“The Maintenance Management Framework” describes and reviews the concept, process and framework of modern maintenance management of complex systems; concentrating specifically on modern modelling tools (deterministic and empirical) for maintenance planning and scheduling. It will be bought by engineers and professionals involved in maintenance management, maintenance engineering, operations management, quality, etc. as well as graduate students and researchers in this field.

Plant Engineer's Handbook

Plant Engineer's Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Keith Mobley
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080539041
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Plant Engineer's Handbook by R. Keith Mobley Summary

Plant engineers are responsible for a wide range of industrial activities, and may work in any industry. This means that breadth of knowledge required by such professionals is so wide that previous books addressing plant engineering have either been limited to only certain subjects or cursory in their treatment of topics. The Plant Engineering Handbook offers comprehensive coverage of an enormous range of subjects which are of vital interest to the plant engineer and anyone connected with industrial operations or maintenance. This handbook is packed with indispensable information, from defining just what a Plant Engineer actually does, through selection of a suitable site for a factory and provision of basic facilities (including boilers, electrical systems, water, HVAC systems, pumping systems and floors and finishes) to issues such as lubrication, corrosion, energy conservation, maintenance and materials handling as well as environmental considerations, insurance matters and financial concerns. One of the major features of this volume is its comprehensive treatment of the maintenance management function; in addition to chapters which outline the operation of the various plant equipment there is specialist advice on how to get the most out of that equipment and its operators. This will enable the reader to reap the rewards of more efficient operations, more effective employee contributions and in turn more profitable performance from the plant and the business to which it contributes. The Editor, Keith Mobley and the team of expert contributors, have practiced at the highest levels in leading corporations across the USA, Europe and the rest of the world. Produced in association with Plant Engineering magazine, this book will be a source of information for plant engineers in any industry worldwide. * A Flagship reference work for the Plant Engineering series * Provides comprehensive coverage on an enormous range of subjects vital to plant and industrial engineer * Includes an international perspective including dual units and regulations

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook 3/E

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook 3/E Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard (Doc) Palmer
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071784128
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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook 3/E by Richard (Doc) Palmer Summary

The fully updated industry-standard guide to maintenance planning and scheduling Written by a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with more than three decades of experience, this thoroughly revised resource provides proven planning and scheduling strategies that will take any maintenance organization to the next level of performance. The book covers the accuracy of time estimates, the level of detail in job plans, creating schedules, staging material, utilizing a CMMS, and more, all designed for increasing your workforce without hiring. Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Third Edition features major additions to the business case for planning and scheduling, new case studies, an expanded chapter on KPIs with sample calculations, a new chapter on successful outage management, and a new appendix illustrating how to easily conduct an in-house productivity study. New discussions reveal how the principles of planning and scheduling closely follow the timeless management principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Dr. Peter F. Drucker. This comprehensive guide delivers the experience, advice, and know-how necessary to establish a world-class maintenance operation. Detailed coverage of: The business case for the benefit of planning Planning principles Scheduling principles Dealing with reactive maintenance Basic planning Advance scheduling Daily scheduling and supervision Forms and resources The computer in maintenance How planning interacts with preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and project work How to control planning and use associated KPIs for planning and overall maintenance Shutdown, turnaround, overhaul, and outage management Conclusion: start planning

Complex System Maintenance Handbook

Complex System Maintenance Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khairy Ahmed Helmy Kobbacy,D. N. Prabhakar Murthy
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848000111
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Complex System Maintenance Handbook by Khairy Ahmed Helmy Kobbacy,D. N. Prabhakar Murthy Summary

This utterly comprehensive work is thought to be the first to integrate the literature on the physics of the failure of complex systems such as hospitals, banks and transport networks. It has chapters on particular aspects of maintenance written by internationally-renowned researchers and practitioners. This book will interest maintenance engineers and managers in industry as well as researchers and graduate students in maintenance, industrial engineering and applied mathematics.

Engineering Maintenance Management

Engineering Maintenance Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin W. Niebel
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482293536
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Engineering Maintenance Management by Benjamin W. Niebel Summary

This work sets out to furnish all levels of engineering management with the material necessary to provide cost-effective maintenance, discussing the functional design of products as well as the identification of failure systems that permit scheduled maintenance procedures. This second edition presents information on ISO 9000 requirements, utilities

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Timothy C. Kister,Bruce Hawkins
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080456294
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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling by Timothy C. Kister,Bruce Hawkins Summary

This is a hands-on reference guide for the maintenance or reliability engineer and plant manager. As the third volume in the “Life Cycle Engineering series, this book takes the guiding principles of Lean Manufacturing and Maintenance and applies these concepts to everyday planning and scheduling tasks allowing engineers to keep their equipment running smoothly, while decreasing downtime. The authors offer invaluable advice on the effective use of work orders and schedules and how they fit into the overall maintenance plan. There are not many books out there on planning and scheduling, that go beyond the theory and show the engineer, in a hands-on way, how to use planning and scheduling techniques to improve performance, cut costs, and extend the life of their plant machinery. * The only book that takes a direct look at streamlining planning and scheduling for a Lean Manufacturing Environment * This book shows the engineer how to create and stick to effective schedules * Gives examples and templates in the back of the book for use in day-to-day scheduling and calculations

Electronic Systems Maintenance Handbook

Electronic Systems Maintenance Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerry C. Whitaker
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420036858
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Electronic Systems Maintenance Handbook by Jerry C. Whitaker Summary

The days of troubleshooting a piece of gear armed only with a scope, voltmeter, and a general idea of how the hardware works are gone forever. As technology continues to drive equipment design forward, maintenance difficulties will continue to increase, and those responsible for maintaining this equipment will continue to struggle to keep up. The Electronic Systems Maintenance Handbook, Second Edition establishes a foundation for servicing, operating, and optimizing audio, video, computer, and RF systems. Beginning with an overview of reliability principles and properties, a team of top experts describes the steps essential to ensuring high reliability and minimum downtime. They examine heat management issues, grounding systems, and all aspects of system test and measurement. They even explore disaster planning and provide guidelines for keeping a facility running under extreme circumstances. Today more than ever, the reliability of a system can have a direct and immediate impact on the profitability of an operation. Advocating a carefully planned, systematic maintenance program, the richly illustrated Electronic Systems Maintenance Handbook helps engineers and technicians meet the challenges inherent in modern electronic equipment and ensure top quality performance from each piece of hardware.

Plant Equipment & Maintenance Engineering Handbook

Plant Equipment & Maintenance Engineering Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Duncan Richardson
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071809902
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Plant Equipment & Maintenance Engineering Handbook by Duncan Richardson Summary

The Best On-the-Job Guide to Industrial Plant Equipment and Systems This practical, one-of-a-kind field manual explains how equipment in industrial facilities operates and covers all aspects of commissioning relevant to engineers and project managers. Plant Equipment and Maintenance Engineering Handbook contains a data log of all major industrial and power plant components, describes how they function, and includes rules of thumb for operation. Hundreds of handy reference materials, such as calculations and tables, plus a comprehensive listing of electrical parts with common supplier nomenclature are also included in this time-saving resource. FEATURES DETAILED COVERAGE OF: Compressors * Air conditioning * Ash handling * Bearings and lubrication * Boilers * Chemical cleaning and Flushing * Condensers and circulating water systems * Controls * Conveyor systems * Cooling towers * Corrosion Deaerators * Diesel and gas turbines * Electrical * Fans * Fire protection * Fuels and combustion * Piping * Pumps Turbines * Vibration * Water treatment

Maintenance Audits Handbook

Maintenance Audits Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diego Galar Pascual,Uday Kumar
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466583924
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Maintenance Audits Handbook by Diego Galar Pascual,Uday Kumar Summary

Maintenance Audits Handbook: A Performance Measurement Framework explores the maintenance function and performance of an organization, and outlines the key aspects required for an effective and efficient maintenance performance measurement (MPM) system. Incorporating different aspects of traditional literature and considering various frameworks on the subject, it examines the auditing process as well as the use and development of maintenance metrics. It identifies different frameworks and models showcasing how MPM systems should be implemented as well as the values that are created when different frameworks are used. The book presents performance indicators within a framework that classifies and sorts according to functional and hierarchical aspects. It introduces techniques that can help determine the right set of performance indicators. It also outlines a process that combines both numerical indicators with the classical result of massive questionnaires successfully incorporating both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of maintenance performance. In addition, the author provides examples of MPM frameworks that are used in organizations with condition-based, vibration-based, and reliability-centered maintenance. A useful handbook for students and maintenance professionals, this book provides readers with an understanding of how to Align the organizational strategy to the strategies of the maintenance function Link the maintenance performance measures to the different hierarchies of the organization and establish effective communication between them Translate the MPIs at operational level to the corporate level (to create value for the whole organization and its customers) Identify the weaknesses and strengths of the implemented maintenance strategy Maintenance Audits Handbook: A Performance Measurement Framework provides readers with a sound foundation for developing and measuring a comprehensive maintenance improvement strategy using qualitative and quantitative data, and serves as an ideal resource for maintenance/mechanical engineers, maintenance/performance/business/production managers and industry professionals involved in maintenance.

Standard Handbook of Plant Engineering

Standard Handbook of Plant Engineering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Rosaler
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071500448
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Standard Handbook of Plant Engineering by Robert Rosaler Summary

In the Standard Handbook of Plant Engineering, Second Edition, Robert C. Rosaler and 70 other industry experts take you on an exhaustive tour of the basic plant facility, plant operation equipment and the all-important maintenance function-giving you the hands-on skill and essential technical data you need to keep your plant running smoothly. You get complete, up-to-the-minute details on: In-plant prime power generation and cogeneration; Heating, ventilating and air conditioning; Water sources, use and disposition; Mechanical power transmission; Instrumentation and automatic control; Pollution control and waste disposal; Plant safety and sanitation; Energy conservation; Lubricants and lubrication systems.

The Handbook of Reliability, Maintenance, and System Safety through Mathematical Modeling

The Handbook of Reliability, Maintenance, and System Safety through Mathematical Modeling Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amit Kumar,Mangey Ram
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128231580
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The Handbook of Reliability, Maintenance, and System Safety through Mathematical Modeling by Amit Kumar,Mangey Ram Summary

The Handbook of Reliability, Maintenance, and System Safety through Mathematical Modeling discusses the many factors affect reliability and performance, including engineering design, materials, manufacturing, operations, maintenance, and many more. Reliability is one of the fundamental criteria in engineering systems design, with maintenance serving as a way to support reliability throughout a system’s life. Addressing these issues requires information, modeling, analysis and testing. Different techniques are proposed and implemented to help readers analyze various behavior measures (in terms of the functioning and performance) of systems. Enables mathematicians to convert any process or system into a model that can be analyzed through a specific technique Examines reliability and mathematical modeling in a variety of disciplines, unlike competitors which typically examine only one Includes a table of contents with simple to complex examples, starting with basic models and then refining modeling approaches step-by-step

Handbook of Construction Management and Organization

Handbook of Construction Management and Organization Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Frein
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468414496
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Handbook of Construction Management and Organization by Joseph Frein Summary

The primary purpose of this handbook is to make available to general contractors, consulting engineers, construction managers, specialty contractors, and subcontractors, as well as to professors and students in Universities and technical institutes which offer courses on the subject, the fundamentals of construction management together with the most workable types of organization, and the necessary capabilities they must include to reasonably ensure success and minimize the possibility of failure in this most hazardous profession. The second and equally important purpose is to furnish equipment manufacturers, dealers, material suppliers, bankers, surety bondsmen, and others, who traditionally rely on financial statements and general reputation, something more concrete to look for-the type of management and organization, and its scope and capability-in deciding how far to go along with contractors with whom they deal or wish to deal. This, the second edition of the Handbook, is an updated version of the work published in 1973. The book covers very many subjects which are part of construction. The greatest care was exercised in consideration of their practical aspects based on the theory and practice of construction management and its structure, and the functions of the various departments, both in the field and central offices, that make up construction organization. Leading specialists in their particular fields were selected to write chapters on the vital segments making up the structure of construction management and organization. These fields include construction contracts and conditions, job organization by general types of projects, equipment maintenance and preventive maintenance and overhaul, engineering and estimating, scheduling and controls, data processing and the use of computer equipment in engineering and accounting techniques, office administration, corporate and cost accounting, payroll, employment and labor relations, safety, public relations, legal and contractural problems, banking and finance, taxes, surety bonding, insurance, pension and retirement problems and others.

Maintenance Management in Network Utilities

Maintenance Management in Network Utilities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Juan F Gómez Fernández,Adolfo Crespo Márquez
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447127579
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Maintenance Management in Network Utilities by Juan F Gómez Fernández,Adolfo Crespo Márquez Summary

In order to satisfy the needs of their customers, network utilities require specially developed maintenance management capabilities. Maintenance Management information systems are essential to ensure control, gain knowledge and improve-decision making in companies dealing with network infrastructure, such as distribution of gas, water, electricity and telecommunications. Maintenance Management in Network Utilities studies specified characteristics of maintenance management in this sector to offer a practical approach to defining and implementing the best management practices and suitable frameworks. Divided into three major sections, Maintenance Management in Network Utilities defines a series of stages which can be followed to manage maintenance frameworks properly. Different case studies provide detailed descriptions which illustrate the experience in real company situations. An introduction to the concepts is followed by main sections including: • A Literature Review: covering the basic concepts and models needed for framework design, development and implementation. • Framework Design and Definition: developing the basic pillars of network utilities maintenance management framework. • Performance Evaluation & Maturity: focusing on the reliability concept and maturity models from different viewpoints. By establishing basic foundations for creating and maintaining maintenance managements strategies, Maintenance Management in Network Utilities acts a practical handbook for all professionals in these companies and across areas such as network development, operations management and marketing.

HANDBOOK OF MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

HANDBOOK OF MATERIALS MANAGEMENT Pdf/ePub eBook Author: P. GOPALAKRISHNAN,ABID HALEEM
Editor: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 812034801X
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HANDBOOK OF MATERIALS MANAGEMENT by P. GOPALAKRISHNAN,ABID HALEEM Summary

This comprehensive research based, well received book, now in its Second Edition, continues to provide the most complete up-to-date coverage of the materials management discipline. It is the result of intensive and in-depth interactions of the authors with academic community, IIMM professionals as well as senior executives involved in materials, inventory, warehousing, logistics, supply chain, working capital and top management. This title reflects the wealth of experience gained by the authors in India and abroad in training, research, teaching and consultancy. This well-organised comprehensive book clearly analyses all the concepts, processes and applications of Materials Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, and Multimodal Transport. It covers basic principles and practices concerning these areas as well as to its application in Indian conditions. This textbook describes the concept of integrated materials management with the help of diagrams, charts, photos and solved examples, covering all the aspects of materials management. It provides a number of solved practical problems and examples for better comprehension. The suggestions of practising professionals, academicians and researchers have been appropriately incorporated in this book. An attempt has been made to strike a balance between conceptual frameworks and practical aspects of materials and its management. Intended primarily as a textbook for graduate students pursuing materials management courses in Indian universities, this comprehensive title will also serve as a ready reckoner for the executives practising in areas such as materials, logistics, SCM, purchase, warehousing and inventory management. The students of business management, engineering, Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) diploma and other related programs/courses will find this book extremely useful.

Handbook of Performability Engineering

Handbook of Performability Engineering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Krishna B. Misra
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848001312
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Handbook of Performability Engineering by Krishna B. Misra Summary

Dependability and cost effectiveness are primarily seen as instruments for conducting international trade in the free market environment. These factors cannot be considered in isolation of each other. This handbook considers all aspects of performability engineering. The book provides a holistic view of the entire life cycle of activities of the product, along with the associated cost of environmental preservation at each stage, while maximizing the performance.