Handbook of Industrial Engineering

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Gavriel Salvendy
Wiley, Jan 2, 1992 - Business & Economics - 2816 pages
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"The advent of the computer in control of machine tools, and the revolution which it has produced in systems analysis and organization have greatly extended the frontiers of industrial engineering and have provided a number of exciting and powerful developments, all of which are purposefully examined in the book. "The Handbook well illustrates the increasingly valuable academic input to the interconnected fields of industrial engineering." —Lord Tombs of Brailes Chairman of Rolls-Royce PLC (from the Foreword) "This Second Edition of the Handbook of Industrial Engineering comes at an opportune time. It incorporates new knowledge and experience in a rapidly changing core discipline that is vital for a wide range of managers and engineers in both manufacturing and service industries and in educational institutions and government." —Ruben F. Mettler Retired Chairman and CEO TRW, Inc. (from the Foreword) "The Second Edition of the Handbook of Industrial Engineering will serve as an extremely powerful tool for industrial engineers and managers. "Described here are recently developed techniques and concepts such as simulation, CIM, flexible manufacturing systems…Moreover, the appropriate techniques required in each field are described and clearly illustrated with examples by specialists in those fields. Readers will be able to learn widely from the basic theory to practical application to leading-edge techniques." —Tadahiro Sekimoto President, NEC Corporation (from the Foreword) "It has been a privilege for the Institute of Industrial Engineers to participate with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Dr. Gavriel Salvendy,and the nearly 200 professionals to help create this compendium of leading-edge throught on industrial engineering. There is no doubt that the Second Edition of the Handbook of Industrial Engineering will be an absolute requirement in the tool bag of tomorrow’s industrial engineer." —Gregory Balestrero Executive Director Institute of Industrial Engineers (from the Foreword) Of related interest… Edited by Gavriel Salvendy (0 471-88015-9) 1,904 pp. 12 Chapters with 104 Contributors "The publication of the Handbook of Human Factors is therefore particularly timely. Regardless of what phase of the economy a person is involved in, this handbook is a very useful tool. Every area of human factors from environmental conditions and motivation to the use of new communications systems, robotics, and business systems is well covered in the handbook by experts in every field." —E. M. Estes Retired President General Motors Corporation (from the Foreword)

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Contents

The Role and Scope of Industrial Engineering
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TECHNOLOGY
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ComputerIntegrated Business Systems by H
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About the editor GAVRIEL SALVENDY is the NEC Professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering "for fundamental contributions to and professional leadership in human, physical, and cognitive aspects of engineering systems." In 1991, he received the Mikhail Vasilievich Lomonosov Medal of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Science. Dr. Salvendy is the author of over 130 publications and 10 books and served as editor of the Handbook of Human Factors (Wiley) which won the Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award of IIE. His publications have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Serbo-Croatian. He has lectured in over 30 countries and consulted on the design and implementation of advanced technologies and methods for increasing productivity, quality, and competitiveness. Dr. Salvendy is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Ergonomics Society, the American Psychological Association, and the Human Factors Society. He is the founder and chairman of the International Commission on Human Aspects in Computing, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the editor of the International Journal of Human Factors in Manufacturing (Wiley) and the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. Dr. Salvendy earned his PhD in engineering production at the University of Birmingham, U.K.

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