Plant Location Selection Techniques

Author: Edwin M. McPherson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0815518595
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book ties together history, legislation and economics to create an awareness of what chances an individual will have when he selects a location for a plant. Key costs are discussed including those mandated by the environment and by legislation. The impact of cultures, both past and present, upon the opportunity for economic success are reviewed. It is a ""How To"" and a ""Beware"" presentation of plant location, both domestic and international. The book is designed to provide chief executive officers, manufacturing vice presidents, chief engineers and engineers a checklist of things to do in analyzing a potential plant site. It is also designed to provide state and local industrial development staffs' guidance in their efforts to obtain industry. New entrepreneurs will find this book to be useful in making presentations to financial agencies. The do's and don'ts of plant location are dealt with from both the current and historical prospective. The impact of legislation upon manufacturing costs and thereby industry location is covered by both current and past examples. Examples of failed locations from both industry and site planners perspectives are provided. The book shows how to choose the best location in a country through arraying the basic economic and social facts in an orderly manner. Both tangible and intangible cost analysis and factor weighting are covered. Included are the impact of customs, legal systems, ways of doing business upon costs, management style and plant efficiency. Current legislation's potential impact upon plant location is evaluated. This review includes GATT, NAFT A, CBI and other international direct and indirect influences on markets and costs. Also the present and potential impact of OSHA, ADA, EPA and other national mandates is covered.

Operations Management An Integrated Approach 6th Edition

Author: R. Dan Reid
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118952553
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the 6th Edition of Operations Management, Dan Reid and Nada Sanders have strengthened their commitment to improve the teaching and learning experience in the introductory operations management course. The text provides a solid foundation of Operations Management with clear, guided instruction and a balance between quantitative and qualitative concepts. Through an integrated approach, the authors illustrate how all business students will interact with Operations Management in future careers.

Advances in Plant Ecophysiology Techniques

Author: Adela M. Sánchez-Moreiras
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319932330
Format: PDF
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This handbook covers the most commonly used techniques for measuring plant response to biotic and abiotic stressing factors, including: in vitro and in vivo bioassays; the study of root morphology, photosynthesis (pigment content, net photosynthesis, respiration, fluorescence and thermoluminiscence) and water status; thermal imaging; the measurement of oxidative stress markers; flow cytometry for measuring cell cycle and other physiological parameters; the use of microscope techniques for studying plant microtubules; programmed-cell-death; last-generation techniques (metabolomics, proteomics, SAR/QSAR); hybridization methods; isotope techniques for plant and soil studies; and the measurement of detoxification pathways, volatiles, soil microorganisms, and computational biology.

Optimizing Decision Making in the Apparel Supply Chain Using Artificial Intelligence AI

Author: Calvin Wong
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857097849
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Practitioners in apparel manufacturing and retailing enterprises in the fashion industry, ranging from senior to front line management, constantly face complex and critical decisions. There has been growing interest in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to enhance this process, and a number of AI techniques have already been successfully applied to apparel production and retailing. Optimizing decision making in the apparel supply chain using artificial intelligence (AI): From production to retail provides detailed coverage of these techniques, outlining how they are used to assist decision makers in tackling key supply chain problems. Key decision points in the apparel supply chain and the fundamentals of artificial intelligence techniques are the focus of the opening chapters, before the book proceeds to discuss the use of neural networks, genetic algorithms, fuzzy set theory and extreme learning machines for intelligent sales forecasting and intelligent product cross-selling systems. Helps the reader gain an understanding of the key decision points in the apparel supply chain Discusses the fundamentals of artificial intelligence techniques for apparel management techniques Considers the use of neural networks in selecting the location of apparel manufacturing plants

Plant Tissue Culture

Author: Roberta H. Smith
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124159850
Format: PDF, Docs
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Plant Tissue Culture, Third Edition builds on the classroom tested, audience proven manual that has guided users through successful plant culturing A.tumefaciens mediated transformation, infusion technology, the latest information on media components and preparation, and regeneration and morphogenesis along with new exercises and diagrams provide current information and examples. The included experiments demonstrate major concepts and can be conducted with a variety of plant material that are readily available throughout the year. This book provides a diverse learning experience and is appropriate for both university students and plant scientists. Provides new exercises demonstrating tobacco leaf infiltration to observe transient expression of proteins and subcellular location of the protein, and information on development of a customized protocol for protoplast isolation for other experimental systems Includes detailed drawings that complement both introductions and experiments Guides reader from lab setup to supplies, stock solution and media preparation, explant selection and disinfestations, and experimental observations and measurement Provides the latest techniques and media information, including A. tumefaciens mediated transformation and infusion technology Fully updated literature

Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture

Author: Arie Altman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123814669
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As the oldest and largest human intervention in nature, the science of agriculture is one of the most intensely studied practices. From manipulation of plant gene structure to the use of plants for bioenergy, biotechnology interventions in plant and agricultural science have been rapidly developing over the past ten years with immense forward leaps on an annual basis. This book begins by laying the foundations for plant biotechnology by outlining the biological aspects including gene structure and expression, and the basic procedures in plant biotechnology of genomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics and proteomics. It then focuses on a discussion of the impacts of biotechnology on plant breeding technologies and germplasm sustainability. The role of biotechnology in the improvement of agricultural traits, production of industrial products and pharmaceuticals as well as biomaterials and biomass provide a historical perspective and a look to the future. Sections addressing intellectual property rights and sociological and food safety issues round out the holistic discussion of this important topic. Includes specific emphasis on the inter-relationships between basic plant biotechnologies and applied agricultural applications, and the way they contribute to each other Provides an updated review of the major plant biotechnology procedures and techniques, their impact on novel agricultural development and crop plant improvement Takes a broad view of the topic with discussions of practices in many countries

Mine Planning and Equipment Selection

Author: Carsten Drebenstedt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 331902678X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This edited volume includes all papers presented at the 22nd International Conference on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES), Dresden, Germany, 2013. Mineral Resources are needed for almost all processes of modern life, whilst the mining industry is facing strict requirements regarding efficiency and sustainability. The research papers in this volume deal with the latest developments and research results in the fields of mining, machinery, automatization and environment protection.

Laboratory Techniques in Plant Bacteriology

Author: Suresh G. Borkar
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351798375
Format: PDF
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Laboratory Techniques in Plant Bacteriology is ideal for scientists and students who seek a career in plant pathogenic bacteria. This book contains 41 chapters comprising practicable techniques from isolation of bacterial plant pathogens to their identification up to species and race/biotype level. It includes identification protocols of morphological, biochemical, immunological, and molecular-based techniques. This book comprises all technological aspects of plant bacteriological studies. Its content is ideal for graduate students and research scholars including bacteriological professionals or technicians. The book ultimately provides working technologies useful for controlling bacterial disease pathogens.

Methods and Techniques in Plant Nematology

Author: N. G. Ravichandra
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120340965
Format: PDF, Docs
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Covering the syllabus prescribed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, this book deals with a wide range of practical methods and techniques used in Plant Nematology. It has been designed specially to fulfill the needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate students of Agricultural and Horticultural Universities. It includes both basic and applied aspects of Plant Nematology.