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Design of Pulse Oximeters (Hardcover): John G. Webster Design of Pulse Oximeters (Hardcover)
John G. Webster
R4,840 Discovery Miles 48 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Design of Pulse Oximeters describes the hardware and software needed to make a pulse oximeter, and includes the equations, methods, and software required for them to function effectively. The book begins with a brief description of how oxygen is delivered to the tissue, historical methods for measuring oxygenation, and the invention of the pulse oximeter in the early 1980s. Subsequent chapters explain oxygen saturation display and how to use an LED, provide a survey of light sensors, and review probes and cables. The book closes with an assessment of techniques that may be used to analyze pulse oximeter performance and a brief overview of pulse oximetry applications. The book contains useful worked examples, several worked equations, flow charts, and examples of algorithms used to calculate oxygen saturation. It also includes a glossary of terms, instructional objectives by chapter, and references to further reading.

Implementing TPM - The North American Experience (Paperback): Andrew Ginder, Alan Robinson, Charles J. Robinson Implementing TPM - The North American Experience (Paperback)
Andrew Ginder, Alan Robinson, Charles J. Robinson
R1,246 Discovery Miles 12 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn from these authors' experiences tailoring TPM to the disctinctive needs of North American plants, and how TPM fits into an overall manufacturing improvement strategy. A real-world view on what works and what doesn't, Robinson and Ginder provide and excellent resource for strategic planning and an educatioinal tool for middle and upper management. Includes the seven levels of autonomous maintenance, a discussion of unions and TPM, and a TPM master plan.

Una revolucion en la produccion - el sistema SMED, 3a Edicion (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Shigeo Shingo Una revolucion en la produccion - el sistema SMED, 3a Edicion (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Shigeo Shingo
R2,088 Discovery Miles 20 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Los Japoneses consideran a Shigeo Shingo el decano de los consultores de productividad y calidad. Ha comunicado su enfoque hacia la mejora fundamental a millaresde trabajadores, directores, y altos ejecutivos en cientos de companias tales como Toyota, Honda y Matsuchita. En eltranscurso de su carrera, el Sr. Shingo escribi ms deveinte libros los cuales revelan la profundidad de su pensamiento sobrelos principios de la ingeneria industrial; expresi?n de sudedicaci?n a la mejora de la productividad y la calidad en cadaaspecto de la fabricaci?n. El Sr. Shingo desea que entendamos porqu? fabricamos como lo hacemos -- de manera que podamos entenderc?mo debemos cambiar. Argumentando a part?r de la teorfa XY de direcci?n de McGregor, Shingo adems demanda respetogenuino para la humanidad y creatividad de los trabajadores y solicita seles de una tarea que les desaffe y utilice sus capacidades.

Este libro es una lectura obligada para todo gerente ingenieroque quiera competir con ?xito en los mercados internacionales. La parte ms importante del Justo a Tiempo es el cambio rpido de todos. Muestra c?mo reducir, en forma drstica, los tiempos de cambios en un promedio de 98%!!!

A Man and His Watch (Hardcover): Matthew Hranek A Man and His Watch (Hardcover)
Matthew Hranek 1
R938 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R289 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Paul Newman wore his Daytona Rolex every single day for 35 years until his death in 2008. The iconic timepiece, probably the single most sought-after watch in the world, is now in the possession of his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch, gifted to him by a friend on his birthday, to the famous Yalta Conference where he shook the hands of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. JFK's Omega worn to his presidential inauguration, Ralph Lauren's watch purchased from Andy Warhol's personal collection, Sir Edmund Hillary's Rolex worn during the first-ever summit of Mt. Everest...these and many more compose the stories of the world's most coveted watches captured in A Man and His Watch. Matthew Hranek, a watch collector and NYC men's style fixture, has travelled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before- told stories of 76 watches, complete with stunning original photography of every single piece.

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies - Modern Machining, Advanced Joining, Sustainable Manufacturing (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017):... Advanced Manufacturing Technologies - Modern Machining, Advanced Joining, Sustainable Manufacturing (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Kapil Gupta
R4,117 R3,479 Discovery Miles 34 790 Save R638 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides details and collective information on working principle, process mechanism, salient features, and unique applications of various advanced manufacturing techniques and processes belong. The book is divided in three sessions covering modern machining methods, advanced repair and joining techniques and, finally, sustainable manufacturing. The latest trends and research aspects of those fields are highlighted.

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Mechatronics and Automatic Control (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Wego Wang Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Mechatronics and Automatic Control (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Wego Wang
R10,054 R7,878 Discovery Miles 78 780 Save R2,176 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines mechatronics and automatic control systems. The book covers important emerging topics in signal processing, control theory, sensors, mechanic manufacturing systems and automation. The book presents papers from the second International Conference on Mechatronics and Automatic Control Systems held in Beijing, China on September 20-21, 2014. Examines how to improve productivity through the latest advanced technologies Covering new systems and techniques in the broad field of mechatronics and automatic control systems

3D Printing - Technology, Applications, and Selection (Hardcover): Rafiq Noorani 3D Printing - Technology, Applications, and Selection (Hardcover)
Rafiq Noorani
R2,220 Discovery Miles 22 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

3D Printing is a faster, more cost-effective method for building prototypes from three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) drawings. 3D Printing provides a fundamental overview of the general product design and manufacturing process and presents the technology and application for designing and fabricating parts in a format that makes learning easy. This user-friendly book clearly covers the 3D printing process for designers, teachers, students, and hobbyists and can also be used as a reference book in a product design and process development.

Out of the Lab and On the Market - How Sony Computer Science Labs (SonyCSL) Turn Research into Profits (Hardcover): Tetsu... Out of the Lab and On the Market - How Sony Computer Science Labs (SonyCSL) Turn Research into Profits (Hardcover)
Tetsu Natsume, Mario Tokoro
R929 Discovery Miles 9 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tetsu Natsume of Sony Computer Science Labs (Sony CSL) has been pioneering technology promotion for a decade. As he seeks marketplace opportunities for ground-breaking research, he plays the role of a Technology Producer -- a role that will be increasingly important as organizations seek optimally efficient and effective applications of basic research. Natsume's task has been greatly facilitated by his association with Sony CSL, a research lab founded by co-author Mario Tokoro. While CSL is owned by SONY, it nevertheless operates almost entirely independently. At CSL, a diverse, cosmopolitan group of talented researchers are free to explore any idea that might one day change the world. Natsume's task is to optimise that process by identifying the best path to the market for the new insights that pour out of CSL. Functioning somewhat like a movie producer, Natsume has blazed a trail for technology promoters the world over. He explains his techniques for overcoming challenges and embracing opportunities. His "10 core principles of technology promotion", which offer the reader an especially valuable framework for moving between the very different worlds of the lab and the marketplace, cover the importance of appropriate timing, speed, commitment and mindset, while being rigorously simple and boldly ambitious. This book is an eye-opening primer for anyone interested in realising and optimising the commercial value of basic research.

Watches International Volume XIX (Paperback): Tourbillon International Watches International Volume XIX (Paperback)
Tourbillon International
R712 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R150 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Showcasing the latest masterpieces from leading manufacturers, this is the most comprehensive and current guide on watches available.

Advances in Production Management Systems. The Path to Intelligent, Collaborative and Sustainable Manufacturing - IFIP WG 5.7... Advances in Production Management Systems. The Path to Intelligent, Collaborative and Sustainable Manufacturing - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2017, Hamburg, Germany, September 3-7, 2017, Proceedings, Part II (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Hermann Lodding, Ralph Riedel, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Dimitris Kiritsis
R3,432 R3,054 Discovery Miles 30 540 Save R378 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The two-volume set IFIP AICT 513 and 514 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2017, held in Hamburg, Germany, in September 2017. The 121 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 163 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: smart manufacturing system characterization; product and asset life cycle management in smart factories of industry 4.0; cyber-physical (IIoT) technology deployments in smart manufacturing systems; multi-disciplinary collaboration in the development of smart product-service solutions; sustainable human integration in cyber-physical systems: the operator 4.0; intelligent diagnostics and maintenance solutions; operations planning, scheduling and control; supply chain design; production management in food supply chains; factory planning; industrial and other services; operations management in engineer-to-order manufacturing; gamification of complex systems design development; lean and green manufacturing; and eco-efficiency in manufacturing operations.

The Swifts - Printers in the Age of Typesetting Races (Hardcover): Walker Rumble The Swifts - Printers in the Age of Typesetting Races (Hardcover)
Walker Rumble
R943 Discovery Miles 9 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On a December day in 1885, Bill Barnes, a journeyman from the New York World, and Joe McCann, representing the New York Herald, faced off in a match race of Swifts, compositors who set type by hand, individually, letter by letter, with incredible accuracy and speed. McCann got off to a slow start, but at the end of the four-hour race, he joined shopfloor legends Clinton "The Kid" DeJarnatt and the "Velocipede" George Arensberg as a working-class hero. It was not the last race of its kind between Swifts, but already looming were changes both social and technological that would cause these gifted tramp printers to disappear.

In "The Swifts, "Walker Rumble, himself a printer and printing historian, follows the trail of these colorful compositors who became famous by winning typesetting races. Tellingly, at the same time that the most celebrated contests were taking place, technological and cultural forces were threatening the Swifts' way of life. First women printers vied for shopfloor legitimacy; then, in the mid-1880s, typesetting machines such as Mergenthaler's Linotype arrived, replacing the artisans forever.

With the spread of digital technologies at the beginning of the twenty-first century, we are experiencing a revolution in printing matched only by two previous events: Gutenberg's fifteenth-century invention of movable type and the advent of typesetting machines that replaced the Swifts. Joining narrative historians of technology such as Robert Darnton, Henry Petroski, Dava Sobel, and Ross King, Rumble tells a fascinating story that will entertain aficionados of print culture while explaining the larger cultural dislocations wrought by technological change.

Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes - Preparation, Properties and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Yan Li, Shigeo Maruyama Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes - Preparation, Properties and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Yan Li, Shigeo Maruyama
R6,132 R4,741 Discovery Miles 47 410 Save R1,391 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The series Topics in Current Chemistry Collections presents critical reviews from the journal Topics in Current Chemistry organized in topical volumes. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical science including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine and materials science. The goal of each thematic volume is to give the non-specialist reader, whether in academia or industry, a comprehensive insight into an area where new research is emerging which is of interest to a larger scientific audience. Each review within the volume critically surveys one aspect of that topic and places it within the context of the volume as a whole. The most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years are presented using selected examples to illustrate the principles discussed. The coverage is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, but should rather be conceptual, concentrating on the methodological thinking that will allow the non-specialist reader to understand the information presented. Contributions also offer an outlook on potential future developments in the field.

2.5D Printing - Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications (Hardcover): Carinna Parraman, Maria V. Ortiz Segovia 2.5D Printing - Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications (Hardcover)
Carinna Parraman, Maria V. Ortiz Segovia
R2,593 R2,327 Discovery Miles 23 270 Save R266 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A guide that examines the history and current state of 2.5D printing and explores the relationship between two and three dimensions 2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications examines the relationship between two- and three-dimensional printing and explores the current ideas, methods, and applications. It provides insights about the diversity of our material culture and heritage and how this knowledge can be used to design and develop new methods for texture printing. The authors review the evolving research and interest in working towards developing methods to: capture, measure and model the surface qualities of 3D and 2D objects, represent the appearance of surface, material and textural qualities, and print or reproduce the material and textural qualities. The text reflects information on the topic from a broad range of fields including science, technology, art, design, conservation, perception, and computer modelling. 2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications provides a survey of traditional methods of capturing 2.5D through painting and sculpture, and how the human perception is able to judge and compare differences. This important text: Bridges the gap between the technical and perceptual domains of 2D and 3D printing Discusses perceptual texture, color, illusion, and visual impact to offer a unique perspective Explores how to print a convincing rendering of texture that integrates the synthesis of texture in fine art paintings, with digital deposition printing Describes contemporary methods for capturing surface qualities and methods for modelling and measuring, and ways that it is currently being used Considers the impact of 2.5D for future technologies 2.5D Printing is a hands-on guide that provides visual inspiration, comparisons between traditional and digital technologies, case studies, and a wealth of references to the world of texture printing. Please visit the companion website at: www.wiley.com/go/bridging2d3d . www.wiley.com/go/bridging2d3d

Independent Watchmakers (Hardcover): Steve Huyton Independent Watchmakers (Hardcover)
Steve Huyton
R1,034 R809 Discovery Miles 8 090 Save R225 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With a foreword from Jean-Marie Schaller, founder and creative director of Louis Moinet, this book introduces some of the most elegant watches the horological world has to offer, including several one-of-a-kind pieces that have never before appeared in print. Many of these ateliers handcraft both the watches and their complicated mechanical movements in-house. The level of expertise and craftsmanship involved is truly dazzling. Featuring such stunning timepieces as the 15.48 Driver Watch, the Andreas Strehler Time Shadow and the Antoine Preziuso Chronometer, Tourbillon of Tourbillons, this expertly curated collection of watch profiles will catch the eye of any true enthusiast. Steve Huyton looks beyond the price tag, featuring affordable options of particular artistic merit as well as pieces from the luxury end of the scale. Discover the hidden gems of the watchmaking business - 60 independent artisans counted among the finest makers in the world. Includes the work of: Hajime Asaoka, Felix Baumgartner (Urwerk), Aaron Becsei, Vincent Calabrese, Konstantin Chaykin, Bernhard Lederer (BLU), Masahiro Kikuno, Vianney Halter, Antoine Preziuso and Andreas Strehler, among others.

Andy & Me and the Hospital - Further Adventures on the Lean Journey (Paperback): Pascal Dennis Andy & Me and the Hospital - Further Adventures on the Lean Journey (Paperback)
Pascal Dennis
R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on the author's years of experience working with Toyota's master teachers and with companies in the midst of great change, this book follows the story established in the Shingo Prize-winning book, Andy & Me: Crisis & Transformation on the Lean Journey. In a cool and readable style, Andy & Me and the Hospital: Further Adventures on the Lean Journey follows Tom Pappas's relationship with Andy Saito, a reclusive retired Toyota guru. Tom and Andy are pulled into a major New York City hospital in crisis. Can they translate and apply Toyota's powerful methods and thinking to save the hospital from disaster? Using a compelling novel format, the book demonstrates how to apply Lean thinking in a healthcare setting. It illustrates the situations, characters, and plant politics you will most likely face as you progress through your Lean healthcare journey. As the story unfolds, you will discover the way of thinking and behavioral changes required to implement proven Toyota Production System (TPS) methods, tools, and thinking in healthcare. You will learn: What a Lean transformation in a hospital should look like The overall approach you need to take The leadership and behavioral changes required How to improve processes and better develop and engage people How to build and sustain a Lean management system How to translate and apply Deming's "profound system of knowledge" This book provides clear and simple guidance on what it takes to successfully implement Toyota methods in healthcare settings. It shares helpful insights on how the different elements need to fit together to deliver measurable process improvement results. Just like its bestselling predecessors, this book includes study questions after each chapter to support learning and to facilitate discussion in workshops or classroom settings.

The Magic of Watches - A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking (Hardcover): Louis Nardin The Magic of Watches - A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking (Hardcover)
Louis Nardin
R905 R695 Discovery Miles 6 950 Save R210 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For Neophytes - to learn the fundamentals, and appreciate the main features of a model, its qualities and weaknesses. For amateurs - to create the desire to know more about fine watches. For connoisseurs - to revise important concepts and even increase their knowledge. This new edition includes new illustrations. What is a beautiful watch? How do you make a good choice? The Magic of Watches explains how and why these little objects are so precious, fascinating and exciting. The book presents paradoxes: why a one-million-dollar watch might be less precise and more fragile than one that costs 15 dollars. It comes back to the origins of the measurement of time: how did we go from the water clock to the wristwatch? The book goes on to technique: how does a mechanical movement work? How does a quartz one work?; delves into details: what is a 'complication' and when do we speak about 'chronometer'?; showcases art: how do we enamel a dial? The Magic of Watches is unique: it focuses in detail on the basics in order to understand and love watches better.

3D Printing For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Richard Horne, Kalani Kirk Hausman 3D Printing For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Richard Horne, Kalani Kirk Hausman
R670 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R184 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The bestselling book on 3D printing 3D printing is one of the coolest inventions we've seen in our lifetime, and now you can join the ranks of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists who use it to do everything from printing foods and candles to replacement parts for older technologies and tons of mind-blowing stuff in between! With 3D Printing For Dummies at the helm, you'll find all the fast and easy-to-follow guidance you need to grasp the methods available to create 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs through open source software applications like 123D Catch. Thanks to the growing availability of 3D printers, this remarkable technology is coming to the masses, and there's no time like the present to let your imagination run wild and actually create whatever you dream up quickly and inexpensively. When it comes to 3D printing, the sky's the limit! * Covers each type of 3D printing technology available today: stereolithology, selective sintering, used deposition, and granular binding * Provides information on the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of products * Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open source designs, software, and hardware * Offers strategies for improved success in 3D printing On your marks, get set, innovate!

Fashion Marketing Communications (Paperback): Gaynor Lea-Greenwood Fashion Marketing Communications (Paperback)
Gaynor Lea-Greenwood
R743 R700 Discovery Miles 7 000 Save R43 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fashion is all about image. Consequently, fashion marketing communications - encompassing image management and public relations, branding, visual merchandising, publicity campaigns, handling the media, celebrity endorsement and sponsorship, crisis management etc. - have become increasingly important in the fashion business.

This textbook for students of fashion design, fashion marketing, communications and the media sets out all that they need for the increasing number of courses in which the subject is a part.

Swift Heavy Ions  for Materials Engineering and Nanostructuring (Hardcover, Edition.): Devesh Kumar Avasthi, Girijesh Kumar... Swift Heavy Ions for Materials Engineering and Nanostructuring (Hardcover, Edition.)
Devesh Kumar Avasthi, Girijesh Kumar Mehta
R3,753 R2,882 Discovery Miles 28 820 Save R871 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ion beams have been used for decades for characterizing and analyzing materials. Now energetic ion beams are providing ways to modify the materials in unprecedented ways. This book highlights the emergence of high-energy swift heavy ions as a tool for tailoring the properties of materials with nanoscale structures. Swift heavy ions interact with materials by exciting/ionizing electrons without directly moving the atoms. This opens a new horizon towards the 'so-called' soft engineering. The book discusses the ion beam technology emerging from the non-equilibrium conditions and emphasizes the power of controlled irradiation to tailor the properties of various types of materials for specific needs.

Chronomaster Only - The Super-Chronograph by Nivada & Croton (Hardcover): Gregoire Rossier, Anthony Marquie Chronomaster Only - The Super-Chronograph by Nivada & Croton (Hardcover)
Gregoire Rossier, Anthony Marquie
R2,730 R2,022 Discovery Miles 20 220 Save R708 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver: this singular name belongs to one of the most original professional watches of the 1960s, combining an unparalleled number of functions with a timeless design. Created in 1961, this chronograph was produced for around ten years under several brand names, through a partnership between the Swiss company NIVADA SA and the American firm CROTON WATCH CO. This led to some of its dials bearing probably the most complicated name in watchmaking history: CROTON NIVADA GRENCHEN Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver. Thanks to the authors' trademark rigorous methodology, the signature of the 'ONLY' reference works, this book reveals the incredible diversity of the Chronomaster models. It is intended both as an initiation for connoisseurs of exceptional watches and as a reference guide for collectors. This legendary watch will doubtless thus regain the place it deserves among the most desirable 1960s chronographs.

Recent Trends in Nanomaterials - Synthesis and Properties (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Zishan Husain Khan Recent Trends in Nanomaterials - Synthesis and Properties (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Zishan Husain Khan
R4,440 R3,537 Discovery Miles 35 370 Save R903 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on the latest advances in the field of nanomaterials synthesis and processes, and provides a comprehensive overview of the state of art of research in this rapidly developing field. The book is divided into 11 chapters on various aspects of nanomaterials, moving from the synthesis and characterization of graphene oxide to graphene quantum dots and other interesting nanomaterials. Some chapters based on theoretical simulation of nanomaterials and their properties and applications of nanomaterials have also presented in this book. Given the depth and breadth of coverage, the book offers a valuable guide for researchers and students working in the area of nanomaterials.

Lean Maintenance - A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide for Increasing Efficiency (Hardcover): Javier Giron Blanco, Torsten Dederichs Lean Maintenance - A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide for Increasing Efficiency (Hardcover)
Javier Giron Blanco, Torsten Dederichs
R2,856 Discovery Miles 28 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book is about applying Lean manufacturing principles to industrial maintenance in order to improve the efficiency and be able to do more with the same (or less) resources. By industrial maintenance we mean the maintenance that takes place in factories and industrial facilities. The book is the result of multiple improvement projects carried out by the authors in various industrial settings and sectors in the past 10 years.The approach works and can be applied in any industry. It yields results without investment. The book is a step-by-step guide that takes the reader through the maintenance process, from equipment failure to finished repair. In each step of the process, the typical inefficiencies are explained and tools are given to improve the process. The book is meant to be used as a guide in an improvement journey. The improvement approach presented in the book is very close to the shop floor and instructs the reader to engage with all team members in the maintenance department in every step of the process, in order to make the improvements sustainable. If one looks at the main market indexes, between one third and one half of companies on those indexes belong to the industrial sector: automotive, power generation, basic materials, chemicals, consumer goods, et cetera. Those companies spend on average 2 - 5% of plant replacement value per year on maintenance. About one third of this cost is maintenance labor. The maintenance work that gets done every day in factories around the world is typically inefficient, from a Lean perspective: time is wasted, different tasks are not properly coordinated, job durations are overestimated and job plans, when they exist, are thus "inflated" to cover up the inefficiency. All this happens because maintenance tends to be the "forgotten" area of efficiency in industrial companies, as much of the improvements are carried out on the (literally) productive areas of the factories. When companies set out to "improve" maintenance, they typically do it through budget cuts that can risk the reliability of the equipment. The authors believe there is a better way to do more with the same resources through a careful review of the current way of working and the introduction of Lean. With this book , the authors try to bring to maintenance managers and practitioners the tools they need to quickly improve efficiency (in a matter of weeks) without any investment.

Russian Wristwatches: Pocket Watches, St Watches, Onboard Clock and Chronometers (Paperback): Juri Levenberg Russian Wristwatches: Pocket Watches, St Watches, Onboard Clock and Chronometers (Paperback)
Juri Levenberg
R530 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R119 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Twentieth century Russian wristwatches are too costly for many native buyers, but they are still inexpensive for Western Collectors, and are becoming extremely popular. Watch faces commemorate all the great moments of Russian and Soviet history-from Yuri Gagarin's space flight to the Summit meeting between Gorbachev and George Bush-and celebrate Russian culture with images of native costumes from Chechnya to the Ukraine. Collectors have long clamored for a definitive reference and this new book will satisfy even the most avid enthusiast, with photographs of over 500 watches manufactured in Russia and the USSR during the second half of this century, and explanations of their styles, workings, and manufacturers. Poljot, Wostok, and Slava wristwatches are covered, along with a sampling of pocket watches, deck watches, and marine chronometers. This book is a must for serious collectors in the growing field of Russian timekeepers.

The Strategos Guide to Value Stream and Process  Mapping (Paperback, illustrated edition): Quarterman Lee, Brad Snyder The Strategos Guide to Value Stream and Process Mapping (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Quarterman Lee, Brad Snyder
R1,007 Discovery Miles 10 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At last, this much anticipated book has been published and provides a much needed breath of fresh air. The Strategos Guide to Value Stream and Process Mapping has helpful tips on facilitating group VSM exercises and helps put VSM in the greater Lean context. With photos and examples of related Lean practices, the book focuses on implementing VSM, not just on drawing diagrams and graphs. This is the most comprehensive and practical book on the subject to date.

Traditional Candlemaking - Simple Methods of Manufacture (Paperback): Deborah Millington Traditional Candlemaking - Simple Methods of Manufacture (Paperback)
Deborah Millington
R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Traditional Candlemaking" is a practical illustrated manual which details methods of manufacture suited to small-scale producers on a "cottage industry" level - or even for the individual at home.;The different materials and techniques are clearly described, always considering carefully where manufacture may be taking place - whether in cool or warm climates, what range of materials are available, how many candles are required, rates of production, and so forth.;Candlemaking requires only simple, inexpensive equipment and materials and so is ideal for small-scale production; it could prove to be eminently suitable for small-scale income generating projects in many countries. This book will help the user to make an initial assessment of suitable methods, equipment and materials. It also includes explanations of the techniques and terminology, with an invaluable trouble-shooting chart to diagnose and cure any production problems once manufacture is under way. Further sources of information are also given, and the methods and equipment are clearly illustrated with line drawings and photographs.

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