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ZnO Nanocrystals and Allied Materials (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): M S Ramachandra Rao, Tatsuo Okada ZnO Nanocrystals and Allied Materials (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
M S Ramachandra Rao, Tatsuo Okada
R3,256 R2,653 Discovery Miles 26 530 Save R603 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

ZnO has been the central theme of research in the past decade due to its various applications in band gap engineering, and textile and biomedical industries. In nanostructured form, it offers ample opportunities to realize tunable optical and optoelectronic properties and it was also termed as a potential material to realize room temperature ferromagnetism. This book presents 17 high-quality contributory chapters on ZnO related systems written by experts in this field. These chapters will help researchers to understand and explore the varied physical properties to envisage device applications of ZnO in thin film, heterostructure and nanostructure forms.

The Quick Changeover Playbook - A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner (Paperback): Chris a Ortiz The Quick Changeover Playbook - A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner (Paperback)
Chris a Ortiz
R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Complete with color pictures from real quick changeover implementations, The Quick Changeover Playbook provides detailed step-by-step guidelines on how to reduce setup times as well as improve flexibility, product quality, and visual control while reducing lead times and costs. This new book in The LEAN Playbook Series is your guide to effective setup-reduction projects. It is ideal for Lean practitioners and facilitators seeking a training tool and a guideline that can be used in the work area while improvements are being made. Like a football coach, you can use this playbook for quick reference to convey what's needed to facilitate quick changeovers. If for some reason you forget a "play" during the implementation, you can easily reference the playbook. You can follow page by page, or you can go directly to certain topics and use it to help you implement that particular "play." In addition to color pictures from quick changeover implementations, a combination of short paragraphs and bulleted descriptions walk you through how to effectively reduce setup times on equipment. Wasting little time on high-level theory, the book includes an introductory section dedicated to the 8 Wastes and Lean metrics to provide you with the foundation required to fully benefit from this playbook. The book covers the key concepts you must understand to reduce setup times, including the four steps of a setup, data collection, internal and external work, one-turn methods, intermediate tooling, and standard work. Looking for supplemental information or Lean coaching from Chris Ortiz? Go to www.leanplaybooks.com to receive ongoing support and advice on how to use The LEAN Playbook Series for training and implementation.

Nanostructured Materials for Magnetoelectronics (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Bekir Aktas, Faik Mikailzade Nanostructured Materials for Magnetoelectronics (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Bekir Aktas, Faik Mikailzade
R3,124 R2,518 Discovery Miles 25 180 Save R606 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides an up-to-date review of nanometer-scale magnetism and focuses on the investigation of the basic properties of magnetic nanostructures. It describes a wide range of physical aspects together with theoretical and experimental methods. A broad overview of the latest developments in this emerging and fascinating field of nanostructured materials is given with emphasis on the practical understanding and operation of submicron devices based on nanostructured magnetic materials.

Nanostructuring for Nitride Light-Emitting Diodes and Optical Cavities (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Kwai Hei Li Nanostructuring for Nitride Light-Emitting Diodes and Optical Cavities (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Kwai Hei Li
R1,334 R1,203 Discovery Miles 12 030 Save R131 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book describes the design and fabrication of novel nanostructures in III-nitride material systems. It introduces an inexpensive and ultra-efficient nanopatterning method - nanosphere lithography (NSL) - used to develop diversely functional nanostructures, including clover-shaped photonic crystals, nanorings, and nanolenses. Furthermore, the research findings previously distributed in various international scientific journals and conference papers are brought together and methodically presented in a unified form. The book is of interest to postgraduate students, university researchers, R&D engineers and scientists in the fields of nanoelectronics, optoelectronics and photonics.

Handbook of Packaging Engineering (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Joseph F. Hanlon, Robert J. Kelsey, H.E. Forcinio Handbook of Packaging Engineering (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Joseph F. Hanlon, Robert J. Kelsey, H.E. Forcinio
R4,858 Discovery Miles 48 580 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now in its third edition, the Handbook of Package Engineering is still considered the standard industry reference on packaging materials and engineering. This text is a useful source of information for anyone involved in packaging. Designed as a refresher on packaging fundamentals, this complete guide also provides information on recent changes in the materials and structures of packaging. It reviews the essentials of production - packaging operations, line layout, and the machines that are required in order to perform basic packaging functions. It introduces the increasing web of laws and regulations controlling virtually all packaged products.

Becoming Lean - Inside Stories of U.S. Manufacturers (Hardcover): Jeffrey K. Liker Becoming Lean - Inside Stories of U.S. Manufacturers (Hardcover)
Jeffrey K. Liker
R1,034 Discovery Miles 10 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What is Lean? Pure and simple, lean is reducing the time from customer order to manufacturing by eliminating non-value-added waste in the production stream. The ideal of a lean system is one-piece flow, because a lean manufacturer is continuously improving.Most other books on lean management focus on technical methods and offer a picture of how a lean system should look like. Other books provide snapshots of companies before and after lean was implemented. This is the first book to provide technical descriptions of successful solutions and performance improvements. It's also the first book to go beyond snapshots and includes powerful first-hand accounts of the complete process of change; its impact on the entire organization; and the rewards and benefits of becoming lean. At the heart of Becoming Lean are the stories of American manufacturers that have successfully implemented lean methods. The writers offer personalized accounts of their organization's lean transformation. You have a unique opportunity to go inside the implementation process and see what worked, what didn't, and why.

Implementing Standardized Work - Training and Auditing (Paperback): Alain Patchong Implementing Standardized Work - Training and Auditing (Paperback)
Alain Patchong
R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Standardized Work refers to the process of finding and applying the best operational methods that will lead to cost reduction, better product quality, and increased operator safety. This book, the latest in a series dedicated to Standardized Work, focuses on operator training and auditing. It describes the methods and tools used to train operators and then check their work against the standard defined in Standardized Work forms. It also discusses how to introduce these tools in the most effective way. Following in the tradition of the other books in this series, Implementing Standardized Work: Training and Auditing covers essential knowledge using a compelling story format. It follows Thomas, a young, high-potential plant manager in an industrial group, as he deploys Standardized Work to turn around a plant that is losing money. This latest installment recounts the next steps in his process-preparing for training, conducting the training itself, and introducing an auditing process to measure its success. The book explains how to structure and present the newly improved operational methods to facilitate the training. It introduces the Job Breakdown Sheet, which gives operators the "why" for actions and provides illustrations covering key points. The book presents a customized version of the training industry's four-step training method that provides simple actionable tools that will help you perform quick and effective operator training. It also provides a number of key tips to ensure the successful establishment of auditing processes. Implementing Standardized Work: Training and Auditing provides you with the right tools and the right processes to train and sustain Standardized Work. Everyone's role, from the plant manager to the operator, is described and illustrated by simple examples in this book. Covering the essentials of training and auditing in a streamlined, easy-to-understand format, this book can have you applying its concepts in just one day.

The Book - A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time (Hardcover): Keith  Houston The Book - A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time (Hardcover)
Keith Houston 1
R492 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R42 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In The Book, Keith Houston reveals that the paper, ink, thread, glue and board from which a book is made tell as rich a story as the words on its pages-of civilisations, empires, human ingenuity and madness. In an invitingly tactile history of this 2,000 year-old medium, Houston follows the development of writing, printing, the art of illustrations, and binding to show how we have moved from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks of today. Sure to delight book lovers of all stripes with its lush, full-colour illustrations, The Book gives us the momentous and surprising history behind humanity's most important-and universal-information technology. Praise for Shady Characters: "Punctuation is not a mere ornament or a curiosity-it is essential, and we need to know about it. Keith Houston's history is entertaining and readable."-The Guardian "Engaging typographical journeys... Houston brings to life a history of ingenuity and imagination."-The Times "[S]cholarly, highly readable and, on some deeper level, slightly deranged."-The Spectator "Refreshing... the stories he uncovers along the way are fascinating."-The Telegraph "Shady Characters might make you look at books... in an entirely new way."-Nature

Dinky Toys (Paperback, 2nd edition): David Cooke Dinky Toys (Paperback, 2nd edition)
David Cooke
R137 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R31 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dinky Toys were introduced in 1931 and these diecast metal toys became bestsellers. More than 1000 different subjects were modelled, mostly transport related. They were created by Frank Hornby, a Liverpool entrepreneur, and Dinky Toys were part of the successful Hornby empire, which also manufactured Meccano and Hornby trains and establish factories in France, Germany, Canada and other parts of the world.

Principles of Modified-atmosphere and Sous Vide Product Packaging (Hardcover): Jeffrey M. Farber, Karen Dodds Principles of Modified-atmosphere and Sous Vide Product Packaging (Hardcover)
Jeffrey M. Farber, Karen Dodds
R1,986 Discovery Miles 19 860 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the first in-depth presentation in book form of both modified atmosphere and sous vide food preservation and packaging technologies and applications. The use of these technologies with all applicable food product categories is examined. The authors are specialists in these preservation/packaging methods from North America and Europe.
All significant aspects are examined including processes and materials, applications, microbiological control, and regulations and guidelines. Topics of special interest include use of hurdles, HACCP, gas absorbents and generators, and time-temperature indicators. Extensive practical reference data is economically presented in tables.

20 Claves para mejorar la fabrica (Paperback): Iwao Kobayashi 20 Claves para mejorar la fabrica (Paperback)
Iwao Kobayashi
R816 Discovery Miles 8 160 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

These 20 essential keys have helped many manufacturing companies integrate the top manufacturing improvement methods into a coordinated system for drastic and continual improvement in involvement, quality, and productivity. This program provides the strategies necessary to achieve ambitious goals through a five-level scoring system. The revised edition is improved with upgraded criteria for the system to guide your company to world-class status. New material and updated layout make implementation even easier. Two valuable case studies demonstrate effective use by both a Japanese company and an American manufacturer.

El Sistema de Produccion Toyota - Mas alla de la produccion a gran escala (Paperback): Taiichi Ohno El Sistema de Produccion Toyota - Mas alla de la produccion a gran escala (Paperback)
Taiichi Ohno
R997 Discovery Miles 9 970 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Si usted quiere entender como se origino el sistema de producci?n Toyota y por que tiene exito, debe leer este libro. Aqui encontrara una introducci?n avanzada del justo a tiempo. El mundo le debe mucho a Taiichi Ohno. Nos ha demostrado como fbricar con mayor eficacia, como reducir costos, como producir una mayor calidad, y a examinar atentamente como nosotros, en nuestra calidad de seres humanos, trabajamos en una fbrica. El relato que Ohno cuenta en este libro es brillante. Deberia ser leido por todos los gerentes. No es solo un relato acerca de la fabricaci?n; sino tambien sobre como dirigir exitosamente una empresa.

Measure of a Man - From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents' Tailor (Paperback): Martin Greenfield, Wynton Hall Measure of a Man - From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents' Tailor (Paperback)
Martin Greenfield, Wynton Hall
R257 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R95 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

He's been called "America's greatest living tailor" and "the most interesting man in the world." Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face to face with "Angel of Death" Dr. Joseph Mengele and was divided forever from his parents, sisters, and baby brother. In haunting, powerful prose, Greenfield remembers his desperation and fear as a teenager alone in the death camp and how an SS soldier's shirt dramatically altered the course of his life. He learned how to sew; and when he began wearing the shirt under his prisoner uniform, he learned that clothes possess great power and could even help save his life. Measure of a Man is the story of a man who suffered unimaginable horror and emerged with a dream of success. From sweeping floors at a New York clothing factory to founding America's premier custom suit company, Greenfield built a fashion empire. Now 86 years old and working with his sons, Greenfield has dressed the famous and powerful of D.C. and Hollywood, including Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, celebrities Paul Newman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jimmy Fallon, and the stars of Martin Scorsese's films. Written with soul-baring honesty and, at times, a wry sense of humor, Measure of a Man is a memoir unlike any other one that will inspire hope and renew faith in the resilience of man.

Guidelines for Design, Production and Testing of Animal-Drawn Carts (Paperback): Ron Dennis Guidelines for Design, Production and Testing of Animal-Drawn Carts (Paperback)
Ron Dennis
R415 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R22 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written on behalf of the Animal Traction Network for Eastern and South Africa (ATNESA), these guidelines, aimed mainly at African countries, cover all aspects of the design, production, and marketing of animal-drawn carts. Full details - with many three-dimensional drawings - are given of the construction of a range of ox and donkey carts, including wheels and axles, with information on materials and costs. Information is based as far as possible on designs that have been shown to work effectively.;Other sections cover harnessing of oxen and donkeys, manufacture and marketing, credit and design standards. The guidelines are aimed at promoting improved supply, quality and use of animal-dawn carts in the region.

Practical Clock Repairing (Hardcover, 3rd ed.): Donald De Carle Practical Clock Repairing (Hardcover, 3rd ed.)
Donald De Carle
R441 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R89 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The repair of clocks calls for a variety of skills and crafts, few of which can be 'picked up' by bench work alone. In the horological trade, it is technical practice that the 'prentice hand' is first tried out on clocks, before attempting repair work on watches. Clocks have the advantage of possessing sizeable and robust parts and of being easier to handle. But there the advantage for the repairer ends. The sizes, shapes, complications and even the nationalities of clocks appear to be without end. Every movement has detail difference and, naturally, the defects when due for repair, are as varied. In this book, the author has dealt with the usual faults likely to develop in each type of movement in general use; from the lordly grandfather to the humble alarm. All the tools and equipment are described and illustrated, together with the ways of using them. The craftsman's most important and valuable tools of all - his skilful fingers - are shown in use in the clearest manner. As is usual in N.A.G. Press textbooks, the drawings have been specially made from parts under working conditions. A glance through the book will show their usefulness and clarity. Over 400 line drawings are used throughout and the reader is left in no doubt of what he is asked to do in following the author's clearly written technical and practical instructions.

Nanofluidics - Thermodynamic and Transport Properties (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Efstathios E. Michaelides Nanofluidics - Thermodynamic and Transport Properties (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Efstathios E. Michaelides
R3,922 R3,145 Discovery Miles 31 450 Save R777 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume offers a comprehensive examination of the subject of heat and mass transfer with nanofluids as well as a critical review of the past and recent research projects in this area. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of the transport processes using particle-fluid suspensions, such as nanofluids. The nanofluid research is examined and presented in a holistic way using a great deal of our experience with the subjects of continuum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, and non-equilibrium thermodynamics of transport processes. Using a thorough database, the experimental, analytical, and numerical advances of recent research in nanofluids are critically examined and connected to past research with medium and fine particles as well as to functional engineering systems. Promising applications and technological issues of heat/mass transfer system design with nanofluids are also discussed.

This book also: Provides a deep scientific analysis of nanofluids using classical thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics to explain and interpret experimental observationsPresents the theory and experimental results for both thermodynamic and transport propertiesExamines all transport properties and transport processes as well as their relationships through the pertinent macroscopic coefficientsCombines recent knowledge pertaining to nanofluids with the previous fifty years of research on particulate flows, including research on transient flow and heat transfer of particulate suspensionsConducts an holistic examination of the material from more than 500 archival publications

Heavily-Doped 2D-Quantized Structures and the Einstein Relation (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Kamakhya Prasad Ghatak, Sitangshu... Heavily-Doped 2D-Quantized Structures and the Einstein Relation (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Kamakhya Prasad Ghatak, Sitangshu Bhattacharya
R3,693 R2,943 Discovery Miles 29 430 Save R750 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents the Einstein Relation(ER) in two-dimensional (2-D) Heavily Doped (HD) Quantized Structures. The materials considered are quantized structures of HD non-linear optical, III-V, II-VI, Ge, Te, Platinum Antimonide, stressed materials, GaP, Gallium Antimonide, II-V, Bismuth Telluride together with various types of HD superlattices and their Quantized counterparts respectively. The ER in HD opto-electronic materials and their nanostructures is studied in the presence of strong light waves and intense electric fields on the basis of newly formulated electron dispersion laws that control the studies of such quantum effect devices. The suggestion for the experimental determination of HD 2D and 3D ERs and the importance of measurement of band gap in HD optoelectronic materials under intense built-in electric field in nanodevices and strong external photo excitation (for measuring photon induced physical properties) are also discussed in this context. The influence of crossed electric and quantizing magnetic fields on the ER of the different 2D HD quantized structures (quantum wells, inversion and accumulation layers, quantum well HD superlattices and nipi structures) under different physical conditions is discussed in detail. This monograph contains 100 open research problems which form the integral part of the text and are useful for both Ph.D aspirants and researchers in the fields of condensed matter physics, solid-state sciences, materials science, nano-science and technology and allied fields.

Making Authentic Shaker Furniture (Paperback, New edition): John G. Shea Making Authentic Shaker Furniture (Paperback, New edition)
John G. Shea
R383 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R70 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Thoroughly analyzes, explains and illustrates the criteria and techniques used by the Shakers to design, construct and finish the furniture and crafts for which they have long been admired-in authoritative text, over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic designs, ranging from a sugar scoop to a peg-leg footstool to a Harvard trestle table. 262 halftones. 140 black-and-white line illustrations. Index.

Fundamentals of Laser-Assisted Micro- and Nanotechnologies (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Vadim P. Veiko, Vitaly I. Konov Fundamentals of Laser-Assisted Micro- and Nanotechnologies (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Vadim P. Veiko, Vitaly I. Konov
R3,214 R2,516 Discovery Miles 25 160 Save R698 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book covers the state of the art of laser micro- and nanotechnology. The physical fundamentals of different processes and the application are presented. The book deals with different materials like phase change and memory alloys, thin films, polymers etc. New phenomena and mechanisms of laser-matter interaction in nano-domains are explained. This book is helpful for students, postgraduates, engineers and researches working not only in the field of laser microtechnology but also in high-tech industry, like photonics, microelectronics, information technology.

Fan-Out Wafer-Level Packaging (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): John H. Lau Fan-Out Wafer-Level Packaging (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
John H. Lau
R2,224 R2,062 Discovery Miles 20 620 Save R162 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive guide to fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP) technology compares FOWLP with flip chip and fan-in wafer-level packaging. It presents the current knowledge on these key enabling technologies for FOWLP, and discusses several packaging technologies for future trends. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) employed their InFO (integrated fan-out) technology in A10, the application processor for Apple's iPhone, in 2016, generating great excitement about FOWLP technology throughout the semiconductor packaging community. For many practicing engineers and managers, as well as scientists and researchers, essential details of FOWLP - such as the temporary bonding and de-bonding of the carrier on a reconstituted wafer/panel, epoxy molding compound (EMC) dispensing, compression molding, Cu revealing, RDL fabrication, solder ball mounting, etc. - are not well understood. Intended to help readers learn the basics of problem-solving methods and understand the trade-offs inherent in making system-level decisions quickly, this book serves as a valuable reference guide for all those faced with the challenging problems created by the ever-increasing interest in FOWLP, helps to remove roadblocks, and accelerates the design, materials, process, and manufacturing development of key enabling technologies for FOWLP.

Freshman Lectures on Nanotechnology (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Hassan Raza Freshman Lectures on Nanotechnology (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Hassan Raza
R887 R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Save R176 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nanotechnology is the art, science, and engineering of designing materials, devices, and systems at the nanoscale from bottom-up and/or top-down approaches. The material properties at the nanoscale are governed by quantum mechanics, and hence are drastically different than those at the macro/micro scale. It is thus no surprise, that nanotechnology has led to a scientific and technological revolution. This book provides a gentle introduction to the field of nanotechnology for first-year undergraduate students. It not only covers the fundamental scientific concepts in a tutorial fashion, but also provides an overview of applications in nanoelectronics, spintronics, nanophotonics, nanofabrication and nanocharacterization. End of chapter research assignments focus on nanomanufacturing, computing and communication, renewable energy, defense applications, food processing and agriculture, automobile and aerospace technology, nanobiotechnology and bionanotechnology, industrial and consumer applications. Finally, the topics related to safety, health, and societal impact of nanotechnology are discussed.

Sevan Bicakci - Time (Hardcover): Vivienne Becker Sevan Bicakci - Time (Hardcover)
Vivienne Becker
R3,897 R2,059 Discovery Miles 20 590 Save R1,838 (47%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sevan Bicakci is a jeweler fit for an Ottoman emperor, bringing a mastery of traditional techniques largely unseen in contemporary metalsmithing and gem-cutting. An Istanbul native, Sevan is a visionary jeweler, fusing elements of Byzantine and Ottoman history, imagery, and architecture into his award-winning creations. Now, his designs have found an exciting new home: in watches.

All in Good Time - Reflections of a Watchmaker (Hardcover, Revised edition): George Daniels All in Good Time - Reflections of a Watchmaker (Hardcover, Revised edition)
George Daniels
R585 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R144 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

All in Good Time is the remarkable story of George Daniels (1926-2011), the master craftsman, who was born into poverty but raised himself to become the greatest watchmaker of the twentieth century. Daniels stands alone in modern times as the inventor of the revolutionary co-axial escapement, the first substantial advance in portable mechanical timekeeping over the lever escapement, which has dominated ever since its invention in 1759. Daniels's love of mechanics embraced not only the minute, however - he was also a passionate collector and driver of historic motorcars. This revised and expanded edition of his autobiography also contains a new section that illustrates and discusses over thirty of the pocket and wrist-watches Daniels himself made over the years. Witness here the triumph of intelligence, ingenuity, matchless skill and singularity of purpose over the most unpromising of beginnings.

The Backyard Blacksmith - Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith (Paperback): Lorelei Sims The Backyard Blacksmith - Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith (Paperback)
Lorelei Sims
R496 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R100 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

There is an increasing interest and revival in the art of blacksmithing as a hobby and art, and both men and women are becoming blacksmiths. This is a simple, rewarding craft that men and women can do in their backyard or home workshop - even beginners can produce something useful and beautiful on their first try. This book shows you how - with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques - blacksmithing can be easy to learn and a rewarding hobby. The author instructs readers in basic blacksmithing tools and how to set up shop as well as techniques that can be used to create your own original pieces. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, chains, tools, and handles as well as an interesting mix of artful projects, such as trellises, gates, wall ornaments, furniture, and sculptures.

The Kaizen Event Planner - Achieving Rapid Improvement in Office, Service, and Technical Environments (Paperback): Karen... The Kaizen Event Planner - Achieving Rapid Improvement in Office, Service, and Technical Environments (Paperback)
Karen Martin, Mike Osterling
R1,372 Discovery Miles 13 720 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Kaizen Events are an effective way to train organizations to break unproductive habits and adopt a continuous improvement philosophy while, at the same time, achieve breakthrough performance-level results. Through Kaizen Events, cross-functional teams learn how to make improvements in a methodological way. They learn how to quickly study a process, identify and prioritize improvement opportunities, implement change, and sustain their gains. Most importantly, they learn how to work with one another to solve problems rapidly and in a highly effective way. In The Kaizen Event Planner: Achieving Rapid Improvement in Office, Service, and Technical Environments, authors Karen Martin and Mike Osterling provide a practical how-to guide for planning and executing Kaizen Events in non-manufacturing settings, and conducting post-Event follow-ups to sustain the improvements made. Geared to continuous improvement professionals and leaders within the office areas of manufacturing, the service sector and knowledge-worker environments, this book provides the methodology and practical tools for generating measurable results, while building a motivated workforce and laying the foundation for continuous improvement. The Kaizen Event Planner provides those responsible for improving office, service, and technical processes with the skills to effectively scope the activity, engage the right people, and facilitate successful Events! An accompanying CD provides immediate access to a number of Excel-based tools.

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