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Management Inventing and Delivering Its Future

In 1952, the Sloan School of Management was created, based on the vision of Alfred P. Sloan. Its focus was on business education that addressed practical problems affecting society, emphasizing innovation, quantitative rigor, and training managers with technological savvy. On the weekend of October 10-12, 2002, alumni, faculty, and students of the MIT Sloan School gathered in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate the School's 50th anniversary and to address the future of management education and practice. The lectures and discussions that took place that weekend are the subject of this book. More specifically, the challenges, opportunities, and expectations that managers will need to face over the next 50 years comprise the content of the book. In terms of future challenges and opportunities, three overlapping themes emerged from the meetings. They are summarized in the introductory chapter and suggest: Managers must build and maintain the trust of a broad set of stakeholders through openness, transparency, and accountability; Managers must be prepared to deal with increasingly complex problems involving broadening sets of stakeholders; and Managers must be prepared to harness advances in science and technology that will transform organizations and markets.The following six chapters contain lectures and papers by practitioners and academicians around key management topics reflecting the three themes. The sections include Challenges and Opportunities, Globalization, Human Capital and 21st Century Organizations, Marketing, Governance, and Technology. The style of these chapters provides an interesting mixture of practical and scholarly reading that is engaging, thought provoking, and practical in terms of recommendations for educating future managers.     

Author Name :Thomas A. Kochan ,Richard L. Schmalensee

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Handbook of Production Scheduling

The Handbook of Production Scheduling concentrates on real-world production scheduling in factories and industrial settings. It includes industry case studies that use innovative techniques as well as academic research results that can be used to improve real-world production scheduling. Its purpose is to present scheduling principles, advanced tools, and examples of innovative scheduling systems to persons who could use this information to improve production scheduling in their own organization.     

Author Name :Jeffrey W. Herrmann

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Total Productive Maintenance

Short on teory and long on practice, this book provides examples and case studies, designed to provide maintenance engineers and supervisors with a framework for operational strategies and day-to-day management and training techniques that will keep their equipment running at top efficiency.     

Author Name :Steve Borris

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Frontiers of Assembly and Manufacturing

The objective of this volume is to show how the assembly and manufacturing technologies evolve along with the advancement of enabling technologies and how the emergence of a high complexity of micro/nano system products dictate the development of new technologies and tools for their assembly and manufacturing. To this end, we have chosen 19 papers, top-rated yet relevant, out of the 76 papers accepted to present at the 8th IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing. The 19 papers chosen are further revised into the final manuscripts for book chapters that are organized into three parts: Part I: Fixture, Grasping and Manipulation in Assembly and Manufacturing, Part II: Micro/Macro Assembly and Disassembly, and Part III: Manufacturing System Scheduling and Control. Part I, II and III are reviewed and organized by the co-editors of this volume, Prof. Raul Suarez, Prof. Sukhan Lee and Dr. Byungwook Choi, respectively.     

Author Name :Sukhan Lee, Raul Suarez, Byung Wook Choj

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