Category Archives: Industrial Relations

Dispersed Manufacturing Networks: Challenges for Research and Practice

Customers in geographically dispersed, emerging and established global markets nowadays demand higher quality products in a greater variety and at lower cost in a shorter time. As a result, firms have been forced to reorganize their activities and realign their … Continue reading

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Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Districts of South India (Rgs-Ibg Book)

Adopting a ‘global value chain’ approach, Value Chain Struggles investigates the impact of new trading arrangements in the coffee and tea sectors on the lives and in the communities of growers in South India. Offers a timely analysis of the … Continue reading

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Maintenance for Industrial Systems (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)

New, global and extended markets are forcing companies to process and manage increasingly different products with shorter life cycles, low volumes and reduced customer delivery times. In today’s global marketplace production systems need to deliver products on time, maintain market … Continue reading

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Ores to Metals: The Rocky Mountain Smelting Industry (Timberline)

This comprehensive treatment of the smelting industry of Colorado, originally published in 1979, is now back in print with a new preface by the author. Packed with fascinating statistics and mining data, Ores to Metals details the people, technologies, and … Continue reading

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The Certified Quality Engineer Handbook, Third Edition

This third edition provides the quality professional with an updated resource that exactly follows ASQ s Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Body of Knowledge. Today it is not uncommon for the quality engineer to be involved in quality improvement activities in … Continue reading

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Market, Class, and Employment

Much of the received wisdom about the world of work emphasizes the marketization of the employment relationship; the decline of class-based forms of inequality, and the individualization of employment relations. Non-standard forms of employment, the delayering of organizational hierarchies, and … Continue reading

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Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Product Development

The Latest Tools and Guidance Needed to Implement Design for Six Sigma in New Product and Service Development! Hailed as a classic in its first edition, Design for Six Sigma has been fully revised and updated to equip you with … Continue reading

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Transformative Quality: The Emerging Revolution in Health Care Performance

Always interesting and informed, national award-winning journalist Mark Hagland demonstrates how pioneering organizations are combining new tools with a new way of thinking to reinvent the way we deliver health care services in this country. Through exceptionally well-documented case studies, … Continue reading

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Drugs, Doctors and Dinners: How Drug Companies Influence Health in the Developing World

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Value Stream Mapping for Lean Development: A How-To Guide for Streamlining Time to Market

Customers and markets identify needs and problems and companies design products and services to fill or solve them. While this relationship may seem straightforward, the development process in most companies is often a root cause for customer dissatisfaction and can … Continue reading

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