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Business Strategies and Approaches for Effective Engineering Management

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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 together the latest methodologies, principles, practices and tools for engineering management. By providing theoretical analysis and practical applications, this book is a useful reference for industry experts, researchers, and academicians regarding progressive strategies for successful management.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
  5. Section 1: Process Management
    1. Chapter 1: Order Release Strategies for Customer Order Scheduling Problems in Dynamic Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW AND MOTIVATION
      4. CONTROL POLICIES
      5. SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT
      6. NUMERICAL RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
    2. Chapter 2: Managing Organizational Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. EXEMPLAR CASE STUDY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Green Process Management using Six Sigma Concepts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS SIX SIGMA?
      4. DMAIC CYCLE
      5. CASE STUDY 1: REDUCE EXCESS OXYGEN IN PLANT X
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: New Product Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS
      3. BUSINESS AND PRODUCT STRATEGY
      4. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
      5. PRODUCT PLANNING
      6. PRODUCT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
      7. TECHNOLOGY PLANNING
      8. PRODUCT DESIGN PROCESS
      9. DESIGN FOR X (DFX)
      10. PRODUCT DOCUMENTATION AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
      11. PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT (PLM)
      12. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TOOLS AND METHODS
    5. Chapter 5: Supply Chain Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INVENTORY STRATEGIES IN SUPPLY CHAIN
      4. BULLWHIP EFFECT IN SUPPLY CHAIN
      5. BULLWHIP REDUCTION STRATEGIES
      6. SUMMARY
    6. Chapter 6: Intellectual Property Rights in Semi-Conductor Industries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PATENT PROCEDURE AND PRACTICES
      4. STANDARD FOR PATENT DRAFTING
      5. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: Defect Trend Analysis of MI-172 Helicopters through Maintenance History
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. DEFECT TREND ANALYSIS
      5. DEFECTS VIS-Ă€-VIS FLYING HOURS
      6. MAJOR SYSTEMS’ DEFECT ANALYSIS
      7. IDENTIFICATION OF ROOT CAUSES
      8. FINDINGS
      9. CONCLUSION
  6. Section 2: Project Management
    1. Chapter 8: Component Failure Analysis of J69-T-25A Engine
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. IDENTIFICATION OF DEFECTIVE COMPONENTS
      5. FCU FAILURES VS OPERATING HOURS
      6. FRONT AND REAR BEARING FAILURES
      7. OUTER AND INNER SHELL FAILURES
      8. COMPRESSOR AND TURBINE HOUSING
      9. FUEL DISTRIBUTOR DEFECTS
      10. NO DEFECT AND GARLIC SEAL FAILURE
      11. DEFECTS CATEGORIZATION
      12. CORRELATIONS OF YEARLY DEFECTS
      13. FINDINGS
      14. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Lean Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. UNDERSTANDING LEAN METHODOLOGY
      4. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND LEAN METHODOLOGY
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 10: Management Practices in Exploration and Production Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      4. HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT (HSE) MANAGEMENT
      5. QUALITY MANAGEMENT
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 11: Reasons Behind IT Project Failure
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. THE CASE OF JORDAN: AN EMPIRICAL TEST
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    5. Chapter 12: Issues and Technologies of Effective Energy Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ENERGY INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
      4. ISSUES AND PROBLEMS
      5. ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACTS
      6. SUGGESTIONS
      7. FUTURE IMPLICATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 13: An Examination of the Decision Making Styles of Egyptian Managers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. METHODOLOGY
      4. 3. RESULTS
      5. 4. DISCUSSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 14: Identification of Major FOD Contributors in Aviation Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. IDENTIFICATION OF MAJOR FOD CONTRIBUTORS
      5. MONTH WISE CLASSIFICATION
      6. FLYING HOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOD
      7. CLASSIFICATION AND ERROR ANALYSIS
      8. FINALIZATION ANALYSIS
      9. FOD PREVENTION MEASURES
      10. PROACTIVE APPROACH
      11. PROTECTIVE APPROACH
      12. FINDINGS
      13. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 3: Technology Management
    1. Chapter 15: Media Management in Disaster Events
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: The Impact of Virtual Community (Web 2.0) in the Economic, Social, and Political Environment of Traditional Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF THE STUDY
      4. VIRTUAL COMMUNITY IN THE ECONOMIC TRADITIONAL SOCIETY
      5. VIRTUAL COMMUNITY IN THE SOCIAL TRADITIONAL SOCIETY
      6. VIRTUAL COMMUNITY IN THE POLITICAL TRADITIONAL SOCIETY
      7. PATH TO ENHANCE SOCIAL NETWORKING
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. IMPLICATION POSSIBILITIES
    3. Chapter 17: Website Performance Measurement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE SURVEY
      4. WEBSITE DESIGN QUALITY ASSESSMENT
      5. A CASE STUDY
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 18: Measuring the Conceptual Variables for E-Services Acceptance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE WITH USING THE E-SERVICES SYSTEM
      4. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 19: Empirical Analysis for E-Services Acceptance Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE RESEARCH MODEL: ELECTRONIC SERVICES ACCEPTANCE MODEL (E-SAM)
      4. HYPOTHESES
      5. DATA ANALYSIS
      6. FACTOR ANALYSIS
      7. FACTOR ANALYSIS 1 FINDINGS
      8. FACTOR ANALYSIS 2 FINDINGS
      9. CONCLUSION
  8. Compilation of References
  9. About the Contributors