Plant Location Selection Techniques

Author: Edwin M. McPherson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0815518595
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Optimizing Big Data Management and Industrial Systems With Intelligent Techniques

Author: Öner, Sultan Ceren
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522551387
Format: PDF, ePub
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In order to survive an increasingly competitive market, corporations must adopt and employ optimization techniques and big data analytics for more efficient product development and value creation. Understanding the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of new techniques and manufacturing processes allows companies to succeed during the rise of Industry 4.0. Optimizing Big Data Management and Industrial Systems With Intelligent Techniques explores optimization techniques, recommendation systems, and manufacturing processes that support the evaluation of cyber-physical systems, end-to-end engineering, and digitalized control systems. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as digital economy, fuzzy logic, and data linkage methods, this book is ideally designed for manufacturers, engineers, professionals, managers, academicians, and students.

Project Management

Author: Kimmons
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824776763
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Highlighting the practical side of real-life project execution, this massive reference stresses project management as an independent profession--detailing the varied applications where project management is used and examining the numerous and diverse project management responsibilities and tools. "

Production Engineering and Management under Fuzziness

Author: Cengiz Kahraman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642120520
Format: PDF
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Production engineering and management involve a series of planning and control activities in a production system. A production system can be as small as a shop with only one machine or as big as a global operation including many manufacturing plants, distribution centers, and retail locations in multiple continents. The product of a production system can also vary in complexity based on the material used, technology employed, etc. Every product, whether a pencil or an airplane, is produced in a system which depends on good management to be successful. Production management has been at the center of industrial engineering and management science disciplines since the industrial revolution. The tools and techniques of production management have been so successful that they have been adopted to various service industries, as well. The book is intended to be a valuable resource to undergraduate and graduate students interested in the applications of production management under fuzziness. The chapters represent all areas of production management and are organized to reflect the natural order of production management tasks. In all chapters, special attention is given to applicability and wherever possible, numerical examples are presented. While the reader is expected to have a fairly good understanding of the fuzzy logic, the book provides the necessary notation and preliminary knowledge needed in each chapter.

Selection Methods in Plant Breeding

Author: Izak Bos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402063709
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written for plant breeders, researchers and post-graduate students, this excellent new book provides a comprehensive review of the methods and underlying theoretical foundations used for selection in plant breeding programs. The authors review basic elements of population and quantitative genetic theory, moving on to consider in a unique way the tackling of the problems presented by soil heterogeneity and intergenotypic competition when selecting quantitative characters.

Manufacturing Facilities

Author: Dileep R. Sule
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420044230
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fierce global competition in manufacturing has made proficient facilities planning a mandatory issue in industrial engineering and technology. From plant layout and materials handling to quality function deployment and design considerations, Manufacturing Facilities: Location, Planning, and Design, Third Edition covers a wide range of topics crucial to the efficiency of a well-planned facility. Proper Planning Thoroughly updated and revised, the third edition of this classic volume provides the information and analytical tools necessary to move from product designs to production plans and then details all of the planning techniques needed to build a manufacturing facility where safety, efficiency, and profit are interdependent. Divided into two parts, the first section describes all the factors involved in setting up a manufacturing plant. It covers product design, the choice of manufacturing processes, and plant layout, as well as production, material-handling, and storage systems. The author also highlights the importance of the selection of labor resources. Proper Location The second part examines subjective aspects, such as how to maximize efficiency and save resources. It discusses how to choose the best location and how to assign customers to each facility to minimize the overall cost of operation. It also reviews the process of selecting sites for proximity to emergency service facilities, and explains how to determine the best layout within a building for tool rooms, materials, machining, shipping, inspection, and other departments. Proper Attitude Wise planning results in efficient allocation of available resources for any project. This comprehensive reference empowers engineers, facility planners, and students in manufacturing programs to effectively develop both the method and the mindset required to create an efficient and integrated production facility.

Legislation Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation

Author: Zhenqi Hu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138027243
Format: PDF
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Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation contains the proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2014, Beijing, China, 16-19 October 2014). The contributions cover a wide range of topics: - Monitoring, prediction and assessment of environmental damage in mining areas - Subsidence land reclamation and ecological restoration - Soil, vegetation and biological diversity - Mining methods and measures for minimization of land and environmental damage - Solid wastes and AMD treatment - Contaminated land remediation - Land reclamation and ecological restoration policies and management - Surface mined land reclamation and ecological restoration - Case study on mining reclamation and ecological restoration Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation will be of interest to engineers, scientists, consultants, government officials and students involved in environmental engineering, soil science, ecology, forestry, mining, and land reclamation and ecological restoration in mining areas.