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2007-01-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean"(Volume One), explains the purposes, advantages, myths, and misinformation surrounding Lean management. In a lively and engaging style, the author answers the key questions that leaders of organizations have about Lean management. Readers will learn how the two principles of Lean management, "Continuous Improvement" and "Respect for People," work in tandem. It will serve as a practical guide, complete with interesting and informative linkages to historical events and long-forgotten perspectives. This small book will be a big help to leaders who want to improve their understanding and practice of Lean management.
2008-01-01
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Bob Emiliani
Practical Lean Leadership is the first book to capture the essence of Lean leadership in ways that are specific and actionable for executives to apply at work every day. It presents innovative and proven approaches to understanding and practicing Lean leadership in an easy-to-follow workbook format. It links Lean principles and tools directly to leadership beliefs and behaviors in new and innovative ways that connect to the realities of the workplace. Senior managers will be inspired by the new approaches to understanding strategic leadership and leadership development contained in this book. Topics covered: • What is Lean Management? • How Lean Leaders Think • A Better Definition of Leadership • Lean Leadership Behaviors • Value Stream Maps as a Leadership Development Tool • What Executives Need to Know About Kaizen • Standardized Work for Executive Leadership • Fifty Errors to Avoid • Visual Control for Lean Leaders • Lean Leader Performance Feedback
2011-01-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Moving Forward Faster" reveals the deep secrets of Lean management. This provocative and insightful book clearly explains why Lean management, despite its overwhelming advantages over conventional management, has yet to become ubiquitous in organizations. This book presents the key economic, social, political ideas that must diminish or be eliminated, and historical facts that must be understood and acknowledged in order to experience long-term success with Lean management. It will challenge, annoy, frighten, enlighten, frustrate, educate, and enliven readers. Readers will gain a clear picture of how remarkably different Lean leaders’ minds are compared to conventional leaders’ minds. The differences range from great to small and reflect an overall way of thinking that completely upends the norm - for the customer, and for the better.
2010-10-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume Six) shines a bright light on several major unsolved problems in Lean management and also identifies practical countermeasures using creative and original Lean thinking. This final volume of the Real Lean series includes a special interview with the retired CEO of The Wiremold Company, Art Byrne, reflecting on his nearly 30 years of Lean practice. This volume also helps focus the Lean community’s attention on specific areas to work on in order to advance manager’s understanding and practice of Lean management. Topics Covered Include: o Contributed Unsolved Problems o Too Few Lean Companies o Make Lean Simple for Executives o Tired Executives o Short Attention Span o Unchanged Attitudes o Where Are the Lean Economists?
2010-01-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume 5) explains Lean management in ways that hundreds of other books do not. These original and creative works are written for hands-on Lean practitioners. Each volume is thoroughly researched and well documented, and provides an abundance of new information and perspectives to help ensure success with Lean management. This fifth volume of the Real Lean series presents a set of fundamental strategies that will help assure Lean management success. They encourage executives to study Lean management history, analyze the failures of other companies, obtain a clearer view of reality at ground-level, better utilize internal and external human resources, and have greater confidence in their ability to become self-reliant in their Lean journey.
2008-10-01
Book
Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume 4) shows how Lean management is itself a craft that can only be learned as any other craftsman would learn their trade. This unique perspective creates a much clearer impression of what executives need to do in order to become Lean leaders. Their learning must be much deeper than they might have imagined, but the result will be much better than they would have expected. As with prior Volumes of Real Lean , Volume Four emphasizes Lean as a management system and the “Respect for People” principle, because both are so often missing from the practice of Lean management. Topics Covered Include: • Ten Thousand Hours • Learn Lean When Times Are Good • Learning to Think • Let's Stop Making the Same Mistake • Don't Aim Low • The Eighth Waste • The Other Information System • One Step Forward, Eleven Back • The Ethical Management System • Policies for Learning • Eleven Questions • Emiliani's Rules
2008-06-01
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Bob Emiliani
"Real Lean" (Volume Three) gets into the details of how to sustain the Lean management system. The author takes a deep dive and offers many surprising and even jarring new insights. It shows that the Lean community has, for decades, severely misunderstood and underestimated the challenge of getting executives to adopt Lean management. This volume clearly explains why sustainability is so elusive in ways that have not been examined before, and provides answers to the question of why the "Respect for People" principle is so often missing. It will be a big help to executives preparing for the inevitable challenges associated with sustaining Lean management. Topics Covered Include: • The Long-Wave Current State • Shortcuts to Wealth • Problems, Conflicts, and Costs • Diving to the Bottom • Sharing is Fundamental • We Need Good Students • Sustaining the Lean Management Movement
2008-01-01
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Richard Gilbert, Anthony Perl
This book sets out the challenges that will soon threaten modern society's dependence on low-cost transport in light of the problems posed by oil supply and climate change. It proposes organizational and technical innovations that could ensure effective, secure movement of people and goods in ways that minimize environmental impacts and make the best use of renewable sources of energy. The authors conclude that transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two revolutions. One will involve the use of electric drives rather than internal combustion engines. The other will involve powering these drives directly from the electric grid rather than from on-board fuel. The authors also address revolutions in marine transport and aviation and analyze the politics and business of transport and how these will undergo profound change in the decades ahead.
2010-03-01
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Lawrence D. Burns, Christopher Eric Borroni-Bird, William J. Mitchell
This path breaking book provides a long overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago and the tail-finned sedans of fifty years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They're well suited for conveying multiple passengers over long distances at high speeds, but inefficient for providing personal mobility within cities-where most of the world's people now live. William Mitchell and two industry experts re-imagine the automobile, describing vehicles of the near future that are green, smart, connected, and fun to drive. They roll out four big ideas that will make this both feasible and timely. First, we must transform the DNA of the automobile, basing it on electric-drive and wireless communication rather than on petroleum, the internal combustion engine, and stand-alone operation.
2001-01-01
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Otto Lilenthal
Scientists and aviation enthusiasts from around the world will find this one of the most important books ever published. It's the work of the German aviation pioneer and creative genius, Otto Lilienthal, whose observation, analysis, ingenuity and daring laid the foundation for the development of aviation. The "Flying Man" Lilienthal was the first man to launch himself into the air, fly, and land safely. First published in 1891, this new edition is an unabridged copy of the original complete with Lilienthal's own diagrams and formulae, and a preface written in 1911 by A.W. Isenthal, who translated the original into English after Lilienthal's death. After a comprehensive scientific study of how birds fly, Lilienthal recognized the superiority of curved wing surfaces. He then developed a theory of flight and designed and built a series of gliders. From 1891 to 1896 he made over 2,000 glides-bridging the gap between those who dreamed of flying and those who flew.
2001-01-01
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Edgar J. Gunter, Wen Jeng Chen
This book is written as an introduction to rotor-bearing dynamics for practicing engineers and students who are involved in rotor dynamics and bearing designs. The goal is to provide a step-by-step approach to the understanding of fundamentals of rotor-bearing dynamics. Therefore, the emphasis is on the basic principles, phenomena, modeling, theory, and interpretations of the results. Introduction to Dynamics of Rotor-bearing Systems includes numerous examples, from a single-degree-of-freedom system to complicated industrial rotating machinery, which serve to illustrate fundamental dynamic behaviors. The concepts in the text are reinforced by parametric studies and numerous illustrative examples and figures.
2009-12-01
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Dennis Gorodji
This highly informative book is a comprehensive guide to Nissan’s revolutionary supercar and its motorsport record. Covering the period from 1957 to 2009, it contains rare pictures, schematics and graphs detailing the many unique qualities of the GT-R. Nissan GT-R Supercar: Born to Race also features an original and critical analysis of the GT-R R35, and the R35 Spec V, which was launched at the start of 2009. Comparative and crucial analysis is included, as well as information previously unpublished in English. Quick access to specific information is provided via three different indexes. With over 400 color photographs, this is essential reading for the motorsports enthusiast, particularly GT-R owners and potential owners.
2010-01-01
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Neil W. Roberts
If you are determined to win but have more motivation than money, Think Fast is the book for you. In it, Neil Roberts shows how to overcome your competitors' bigger budgets and finish ahead of them. This book is not about technology, but rather the reasons behind choosing some technologies over others in the quest to win. Think Fast is a professional racing industry insider's detailed description of his unique process that makes drivers and their cars faster. The book has two sections: Fast Fundamentals and Fast Physics. Fast Fundamentals presents the short list of most important challenges faced by the racer and includes an extensive discussion about each. Fast Physics is more technically oriented and presents hundreds of lessons learned, engineering concepts, tips and tricks that have never before been revealed in print. This unique book is for automotive racers and those who want to better understand the racing mindset.
2010-06-01
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Ajoy Kumar Kundu
Designing an aircraft is a complex, multifaceted process embracing many technical challenges in a multidisciplinary environment. Aircraft Design explores fixed winged aircraft design at the conceptual phase of a project. The methodology shown includes formal sizing of the aircraft, engine matching, and substantiating performance to comply with the customer's demands and government regulatory standards. Associated topics include safety issues, environmental issues, material choice, structural layout, understanding flight deck, avionics, and systems (for both civilian and military aircraft). Cost estimation and manufacturing considerations are also discussed. The book includes extensive illustrations of production aircraft, as well as worked-out examples of standard industry aircraft. Intended for undergraduate and graduate students, Aircraft Design will also serve as an indispensible reference for those working in the aerospace engineering field.
2010-06-01
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Koichi Shimokawa
The Japanese automotive industry enjoyed spectacular success in the 1980s. This was largely due to the so-called “Lean Production System” – the combination of efficient production, and effective supplier and product development systems. In the 1990s, the industry fell on hard times because of the Japanese asset price bubble and extreme currency appreciation. In Japan and the Global Automotive Industry, industry specialist Koichi Shimokawa draws on his thirty years of research and fieldwork with Japanese and American firms, to show how the Japanese automotive industry has managed to recover from this difficult period. Using data and source material that were previously unavailable to the English-speaking world, he shows how firms like Toyota were able to change to compete in increasingly globalized markets. In addition, the book addresses the two major challenges to the current industry model: the rise of China, and the environmental and energy supply situation.
2010-09-27
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Gary C. Robb
This book is an essential volume for any lawyer litigating a helicopter crash case. No other book is devoted exclusively to the representation of plaintiffs in helicopter crash cases. These unique cases require a different approach and techniques, which you will learn from accomplished trial lawyer Gary Robb, who has used these same techniques in a brilliant career as a trial lawyer. In this book, Robb leads you through the myriad complexities that inevitably arise from cases involving these unique flying machines. This indispensable text travels through the different knowledge and skill sets critical in the successful handling of these cases, ranging from the basic elements of helicopter structure and flight, through the preliminary factual investigation, filing the case, discovery, common defenses, damages and trial. Real helicopter case examples are utilized throughout so as to give context to the suggestions and techniques discussed.
2006-01-01
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John Horsman
This book is a must-have for the racing enthusiast: a detailed, in-depth look at the golden era of the Gulf competitions in the 1960s and 70s, from arguably the top racecar engineer of that time. Horsman's vivid personal account takes you to the world's greatest circuits, alongside the drivers and the crew as you experience things such as Jacky Ickx's prowess driving in the rain and the fiery determination of Pedro Rodriguez and his astonishing come-from-behind wins. Horsman was intimately involved in the development and racing of the Ford GT40 and the Porsche 917. As an engineer, he provides accurate and detailed information on those cars, as well as a well-written, engaging account of the people that he encountered and the events that he participated in.
2008-06-01
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Marc Green, Merrill Allen, Bernard S. Abrams, Leslie Weintraub, J. Vernon Odom
Written for attorneys, law enforcement personnel, optometrists, highway engineers, automobile manufacturers, legislators, expert witnesses, and other related professionals, this book is your reference for accident cases with a vision component. While it does have a focus on the roadway environment, it is primarily about vision and the visual science that applies to analyzing all types of transportation accidents and non-transportation accidents such as auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls, medical errors, warnings, eyewitness identification, and more. This new edition is divided into four sections for ease of use: o Basic Vision—the operation of normal vision o Clinical Vision—impairments of vision due to disease and aging o Roadway Vision—factors affecting vision in the roadway environment o Forensic Vision — application of the preceding material to accident analysis
2009-09-21
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Yimin Gao, Mehrdad Ehsani, Ali Emadi
Air pollution, global warming, and the steady decrease in petroleum resources continue to stimulate interest in the development of safe, clean, and highly efficient transportation. Building on the foundation of the bestselling first edition, this second edition updates and expands its detailed coverage of the vehicle technologies that offer the most promising solutions to these issues affecting the automotive industry. Proven as a useful in-depth resource and comprehensive reference for modern automotive systems engineers, students, and researchers, this book speaks from the perspective of the overall drive train system and not just its individual components. New to the second edition: o A case study appendix that breaks down the Toyota Prius hybrid system o Corrections and updates of the material in the first edition o Three new chapters on drive train design methodology and control principles o A completely rewritten chapter on Fundamentals of Regenerative Braking
2010-01-01
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Exposure to noise at home, at work, while traveling, and during leisure activities is a fact of life for all Americans. As the population of the United States and, indeed, the world increases and developing countries become more industrialized, problems of noise are likely to become more pervasive and lower the quality of life for everyone. Efforts to manage noise exposures, to design quieter buildings, products, equipment, and transportation vehicles, and to provide a regulatory environment that facilitates adequate, cost-effective, sustainable noise controls require our immediate attention. This book, written for the engineering community; the public; government at the federal, state, and local levels; private industry; labor unions; and nonprofit organizations, looks at the most commonly identified sources of noise, how they are characterized, and efforts that have been made to reduce noise emissions and experiences.
2012-02-01
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“Japanese Originality” is the theme of 2012 Toyota Technical Review, which brings twelve articles written by designers and engineers, about the creativity, inspiration and commitment to develop products that enchant their users. The book also brings eight additional articles, more technical in nature, that prove the results of original thinking applied to engineering excellence.
2011-03-17
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Barnes W. McCormick, Myron P. Papadakis
This book provides a basic source of technical and legal information to participate intelligently in the search for probable causes and discussion of the legal aspects of aircraft accidents. It should be especially helpful to lawyers and engineers embarking on investigative careers. It includes a list of experts from many disciplines and a worldwide list of aviation addresses and organizations, as well as data retrieval sources. Readers will appreciate the book's refreshing review of the elements of aerodynamics, structural design, powerplants, aircraft control techniques, as well as the nuances of applicable law such as product liability and negligence. The appendix itself is a learning experience. This book could be considered a postgraduate guide for the hardware-oriented aircraft accident investigator, especially the sections on human errors and human factors.
2012-01-01
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Dr. Matthias Grehl
The Precious Materials Handbook focuses on how metal-based materials and compounds are used in practical applications such as catalysts, rechargeable batteries, and solar cells fuel cells, among others. As scarcity becomes a bigger issue to be tackled, the attention towards precious and special metals has increased. Because of their importance in cutting-edge technology development, understanding how to source them sustainably becomes a vital part of doing business. In this comprehensive title, novel solutions are described addressing the problem of limited supply, emerging technologies, and the scientific tools that accelerate the process of research and development.
2013-03-01
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Published approximately once a year, in both Japanese and English, JATCO Technical Review is a collection of the best papers written by the company's researchers, on a given technical subject. Owning 48% of the global market of the continuous variable transmission, JATCO is well positioned to share the cutting-edge technology that has supported its impressive growth. The development of innovative transmission systems, more reliable and efficient, owes its success to consistent investments in R&D but also to the commitment to monozukuri activities. A concept created in Japan and popularized in the late 90's, monozukuri reaffirms the ability to make things (manufacturing), integrating development, production and procurement, including craftsmanship and continuous improvement. JATCO Technical Review now in its 12th volume expands on the importance of two-pedal transmissions, and features the planning and development of JATC's CVT8.
2013-05-13
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The result of a combined effort between the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) and the International Society of Automation (ISA), which held their conferences together in May, 2013, the proceedings are now are available in print format. Focusing on the theme of Sensors and Systems for Reliability, Safety and Affordability, the Joint Conference MFPT 2013 and ISA’s 59th International Instrumentation Symposium reflected the importance of sensing and condition management systems in lowering sustainment costs. The proceedings contain 33 technical papers chosen out of the 120 presented during the various sessions.
2009-02-16
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James E. Harbour
Factory Man is about James Harbour and the epic struggle of the U.S. auto industry to catch up to Japan in quality and productivity. Harbour is a former manufacturing executive who, partly by chance, became the first U.S. expert to study Toyota's operations in Japan. Harbour's consulting firm, Harbour & Associates has gained worldwide recognition for its annual public studies of factory productivity. The Harbour Report is the essential annual scorecard of who is winning the productivity race in the U.S. In 1981, Harbour reported that Toyota could offer a small car for sale in the U.S. at a production cost of $1,500-$1,700 less than the Detroit automakers at that time, a cost advantage of about 30 percent. The impact on Detroit was atomic, and launched the painful, historic effort by the Big Three to catch up, which continues today. James Harbour's story, blunt and accessible, includes a detailed description of how Detroit went astray, beginning right after World War II.
2011-01-01
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Roy Langton, Bernie MacIsaac
Major changes in gas turbine design, especially in the design and complexity of engine control systems, have led to the need for an up-to-date, systems-oriented treatment of gas turbine propulsion. Pulling together all of the systems and subsystems associated with gas turbine engines in aircraft and marine applications, this book discusses the latest developments in the field.
2010-01-01
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Jack Connors
This book describes the evolution from piston engines to gas turbines by the engineers who created those engines. Included are hundreds of archival photographs, as well as over a dozen tables listing specifications and applications. The story starts with the founding of the company in the 1920's to provide reliable air-cooled piston engines to the military and to help create coast-to-coast commercial flight service. Pratt & Whitney quickly dominated commercial and military flight in the 1930's - ultimately providing half the horsepower of American engines during WWII. Jack Connors explains how Pratt & Whitney came from behind the competition on developing gas turbines after the war with the debut of the J57, which powered the B-52 in 1952 and later the Air Force Century Series fighters (F-100, F-101, F-102) and the Navy A3D, F4D, and F-8 airplanes.
2008-01-01
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M S Natanzon
Combustion instability has long been recognized as one of the most important but difficult problems in the development of propulsion systems. The U.S. and the former Soviet Union were simultaneously working during the Cold War to solve the instability problem. However, the scientific basis and engineering approach employed by the Soviets remained largely unknown to the Western world. This book—much of it formerly classified material--is a clear exposition of much of the theoretical work on combustion instabilities, performed in support of the Soviet liquid rocket program during its most vigorous period. While there are similarities between Western and Eastern works, there are many distinct differences. The author was one of the small group of Soviet theorists actively engaged in all of the Soviet liquid rocket programs. His development of the field is firmly grounded in fundamental ideas, and progresses to applications of a general sort.
2009-01-01
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Jack D. Mattingly, Link C. Jaw
This book covers the design of engine control and monitoring systems for both turbofan and turboshaft engines, focusing on four key topics: • Modeling of engine dynamics • Application of specific control design methods to gas turbine engines • Advanced control concepts • Engine condition monitoring Although principally concerned with aircraft engines, this book is applicable to all air, land, and sea-based gas turbines, since most of the issues in designing other gas turbine control systems will be subsumed within the substantial challenges inherent in designing aviation gas turbine control systems. This book is not only a comprehensive resource for understanding the design of modern turbine engine control and monitoring systems, it can also be used as a reference for engineers and researchers designing control and monitoring systems for other industrial equipment and systems. The book is based on a course on gas turbine engine controls developed and taught by Dr. Jaw and Dr.
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