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Fundamentals of Manufacturing

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Fundamentals of Manufacturing, Third Edition provides a structured review for the Manufacturing Technologist and Manufacturing Engineer Certification Examinations. This book has been updated according to the most recent version of the Manufacturing Fundamentals "Body of Knowledge" published by the Certified Manufacturing Technologist and Certified Manufacturing Engineer Oversight & Appeals Committee of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. This body of knowledge is an outstanding reference for industry and academia as a standard baseline for foundational manufacturing knowledge.

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The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Tool Book

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The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Tool book is today's most complete and results-based reference to the tools and concepts needed to understand, implement, and leverage Lean Six Sigma.

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Managing Supply Chain A logistics Approach

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The ninth edition refined its focus on the supply chain approach by blending logistics theory with practical applications and includes updated material on the latest technology, transportation regulations, pricing and other issues. Each chapter opens with "Supply Chain Profiles" vignettes introducing students to real-world companies, people and events. New and updated "On the Line" boxed features are applied examples providing students with hands-on managerial experience of the chapter's topics.

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The Certified Supplier Quality Professional Handbook

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The importance of a safe, reliable, cost-effective, high-quality, integral, and nimble supply chain cannot be overstated. Equally critical are the supply chain processes (e.g., strategic, procurement, quality assurance, technical, regulatory) that ensure these requirements are met. By extension, then, the supply chain professional is of paramount importance as a creator, driver, and full participant in these business-critical activities. ASQ s Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP) certification provides valuable credentials to quality professionals in the growing field of supplier quality engineering. Due to globalization of the supply chain, supplier quality engineers are becoming more important in a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing and service industries.

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The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook

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This reference manual is designed to help those interested in passing the ASQ's certification exam for Six Sigma Green Belts and others who want a handy reference to the appropriate materials needed to conduct successful Green Belt projects. It is a reference handbook on running projects for those who are already knowledgeable about process improvement and variation reduction. The primary layout of the handbook follows the ASQ Body of Knowledge (BoK) for the Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) updated in 2015. The authors were involved with the first edition handbook, and have utilized first edition user comments, numerous Six Sigma practitioners, and their own personal knowledge gained through helping others prepare for exams to bring together a handbook that they hope will be very beneficial to anyone seeking to pass the ASQ or other Green Belt exams.

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The Purchasing and Supply Manager's Guide to the C.P.M. Exam

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Whether you're a purchasing or supply management professional seeking to validate the skills and knowledge acquired through years of practical experience, or a relative newcomer to the field looking to strengthen your resume, the C.P.M. certification from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) provides you with the means to do so. The Purchasing and Supply Manager's Guide to the C.P.M. Exam was developed to help you prepare for the four modules that comprise the C.P.M. exam, and includes additional study tools designed to reinforce understanding of crucial subject areas.

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Gemba Kaizen: A Common sense, Low-Cost Approach to Management

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When it comes to making your business more profitable and successful, don't look to re-engineering for answers. A better way is to apply the concept of kaizen, which mean making simple, common-sense improvements and refinements to critical business processes. The result: greater productivity, quality, and profits achieved with minimal cost, time, and effort invested.

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Distribution: Planning and Control

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This text/reference provides guidelines for implementing formal distribution, planning and control systems It presents distribution management as a vital part of a firm's overall strategic planning, while focusing on practical applications of the strategies discussed Coverage is also given to the impact and importance of distribution on the global market place

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Critical Chain

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Critical Chain, a gripping past-packed business novel, does for Project Management what Eli Goldratt's other novels have done for Production and Marketing. Dr. Goldratt's books have transformed the thinking and actions of management throughout the world. If you have read The Goal and Goal II you will want to read Critical Chain because you understand how Eli Goldratt's books can change how you think about business. If you have not read the Goal and Goal II, this book will introduce you to Dr. Goldratt's Thinking Processes, and you will understand why Fortune Magazine calls his - A Guru to Industry and Business Week describes him as a genius.

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Bar Codes: Technology and Implementation

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Bar codes as an Automated Data Collection tool facilitate collection of product related information throughout the supply chain as the product travels from its point of manufacture to its point of sale. In the time to come, bar codes would become mandatory for businesses, and there would be an urgent need to adopt this technology. A first on the subject in India, Bar Codes: Technology and Implementation demystifies bar codes technology and provides inputs on choosing the right equipment for implementing bar code systems. Written in a simple and non-technical language, it brings to the fore the applications of bar codes in the area of manufacturing, distribution as well as in the development of management information systems.

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