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|Business Strategies and Approaches for Effective Engineering Management
Saqib Saeed, Mohammad Ayoub Khan, Rizwan Ahmad.
Successful engineering projects require a clear vision and long term strategy. Therefore, effective business initiatives have been applied to the engineering environment in order to enhance its management perspectives.Business Strategies and Approaches for Effective Engineering Management brings...
Formal Methods in Manufacturing Systems: Recent Advances
Zhiwu Li, Abdulrahman M. Al-Ahmari.
Evolving technologies in mass production have led to the development of advanced techniques in the field of manufacturing. These technologies can quickly and effectively respond to various market changes, necessitating processes that focus on small batches of multiple products rather than large...
Managing Organizational Change
Martin L. Bariff.
Many project deliverables extend beyond a product or a service for sale to customers. The deliverable may include a new or a revised process for internal workflow or relations with customers, suppliers, or partners. The success of these projects will depend upon adoption of the new or revised process...
Green Process Management using Six Sigma Concepts
The Six Sigma () methodology, as it has evolved over the last two decades, provides a proven framework for problem solving and organizational leadership and enables leaders and practitioners to employ new ways of understanding and solving their sustainability problems. While business leaders now...
New Product Development: Challenges and Implications
Intensive global competition of 21st century calls for a systematically aligned set of approaches in all aspects of corporate management including new product development. Success of new products needs the strategic support of corporate executives to establish and deploy coherent policies that are...
Supply Chain Analysis
Mohammad Anwar Rahman.
This chapter focuses on supply chain strategies that benefit organizations to meet the global challenges and business success. The chapter supports understanding of functional coordination in supply chain management, importance of supply chain partnership and performance measures, bullwhip cause-effect...
Intellectual Property Rights in Semi-Conductor Industries: An Indian Perspective
Satish Chandra Tiwari, Maneesha Gupta, Mohammad Ayoub Khan, A. Q. Ansari.
Fundamentals of intellectual property rights are provided. In addition, the trends of patenting and patented technologies in India in different areas of semi-conductor technologies are analyzed. The authors discuss many aspects of the patents and patentability. They present patent practices in India...
Defect Trend Analysis of MI-172 Helicopters through Maintenance History
Mudassir Hussain, Irfan Anjum Manarvi, Assad Iqbal.
MI-172 helicopters are a variant of MI-17/171 helicopters. These helicopters were inducted in the organization, which was originally designed and tuned to the MI-17/171 series helicopters. Since the induction was not premeditated, it resulted in diverse problems that have accumulated over a period of 3...
Component Failure Analysis of J69-T-25A Engine
Muhammad Asim Qazi, Irfan Manarvi, Assad Iqbal.
Reliability and serviceability of jet engines in the aviation industry is of paramount importance and is directly related to flight safety. Tight maintenance programs, including scheduled and preventive inspection are in place worldwide for jet engines to ensure air worthiness of aircraft. Old age...
Lean Development: A Tool for Knowledge Management in Software Development Process
Saqib Saeed, Izzat Alsmadi, Farrukh Masood Khawaja.
Software development is a complex activity, which is human intensive in nature. In order to build quality software systems, organizations need to follow mature software development practices, which are continually improved. As a result, the concept of software development process emerged, which...
Management Practices in Exploration and Production Industry
Kashif Saeed, Georg Ziegler, Muhammad Kashif Yaqoob.
This chapter is divided into three main sections; project management, HSE management, and quality management. A focus description of the different elements of exploration and production industry along with implementation of management practices on each of these elements including asset/portfolio...
Reasons Behind IT Project Failure: The Case of Jordan
Emad Abu-Shanab, Ashraf Al-Saggar.
Information Technology (IT) projects have high failure and escalation rates because of the nature of domain and the rapid technology changes. It is important to understand the factors causing IT project success or failure. This chapter reviews the literature related to project failure and escalation...
Issues and Technologies of Effective Energy Management
Edward T. Chen.
The purpose of this chapter is to discuss critical issues and the role technology plays in today’s energy sectors. Specific emphasis is placed on security, mobile dispatch solutions, and the so-called “Smart Grid.” The industry continues to grow in both size and complexity, creating a multitude of...
An Examination of the Decision Making Styles of Egyptian Managers
Hisham M. Abdelsalam, Reem H. Dawoud, Hatem A. ElKadi.
Many factors play roles in the success of managers. However, the manager’s decision-making style is one factor that highly contributes to that success and, therefore, to the success of their organization. In this chapter, a survey that includes a sample of 138 Egyptian managers in different...
Identification of Major FOD Contributors in Aviation Industry
Hammad Ahmed Rafiq, Irfan Anjum Manarvi, Assad Iqbal.
Aviation safety is considered of paramount importance, and the Foreign Object Debris and the resulting Foreign Object Damage (FOD) is one of the major causes that put aviation safety at risk. FOD Prevention is thus a continual challenge for all aircraft operators and maintenance crew. It costs the...
Media Management in Disaster Events: A Case Study of a Japanese Earthquake
Eleonora Benecchi, Vincenzo De Masi.
According to a survey by Goo Research (April 2011), the average Japanese person appears to have relied primarily on television news for gathering information in times of disaster, and as unlike a lot of overseas media, the public broadcaster NHK’s news broadcasts were defined as very calm and measured....
Website Performance Measurement: Process and Product Metrics
Some tasks will be easier to implement and test, and others will either be un-applicable or difficult to test and implement in comparison with testing in traditional software development environments. For engineering management, product and process quality evaluation are important assessment tools by...
Empirical Analysis for E-Services Acceptance Model: Important Findings
This study investigates factors that influence the acceptance and use of e-Services. The research model includes factors such as user experience, user motivation, perceived usefulness, and perceived ease of use in explaining the process of e-Services acceptance, use, and continued use. The two core...
Distributed Maximally Permissive Nonblocking Control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Renyuan Zhang, Yongmei Gan, W. M. Wonham, Zhaoan Wang.
In recent years, a great deal of research has been focused on preventing deadlock in Flexible Manufacturing Systems. Policies based largely on Petri net models have been presented in the literature. Recently, a quite different approach has been developed based on supervisory control theory, and it has...