Project Management in Manufacturing and High Technology Operations

Project Management in Manufacturing and High Technology Operations

by Adedeji Bodunde Badiru
     
 

Managing high technology and manufacturing projects presents special challenges, whether it involves the automation of a plant, installation of manufacturing system cells, new product development, or plant-wide capacity planning analysis. This book presents a new, flexible approach to project management designed to generate and sustain communication, cooperation,

Overview

Managing high technology and manufacturing projects presents special challenges, whether it involves the automation of a plant, installation of manufacturing system cells, new product development, or plant-wide capacity planning analysis. This book presents a new, flexible approach to project management designed to generate and sustain communication, cooperation, and coordination in a project environment—and it's applicable to very large systems or small sub-contracted projects. Covers major scheduling methods, including PERT, CPM, and precedence diagramming—and introduces the composite allocation factor (CAF), which effectively allocates resources to competing activities. There are also revealing case studies, including an analysis of the management events that led to the space shuttle accident.

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This edition (first, 1988) begins with a general discussion of manufacturing systems. Subsequent chapters cover basic concepts in project management, PERT/CPM techniques, resource management, learning curve analysis, basic models for forecasting and inventory control, manufacturing economic analysis, techniques for data analysis for project management, an application of expert system to production scheduling in a manufacturing system, computer applications for project planning, communication, coordination, and control, and the Space Shuttle Challenger accident, an excellent example of a high tech project failure. Makes ample use of graphic representations and case studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471628927
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/19/1988
Series:
Wiley Series in Engineering and Technology Management Series , #6
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.18(d)

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Meet the Author

Adedeji Bodunde Badiru is Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He is well known in project management/technology management circles and has won a number of academic and professional awards. Dr. Badiru is the author of several books on project management as it relates to engineering and manufacturing. His most recent book, Industry's Guide to ISO 9000, is also available from Wiley.

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