Books

Advanced manufacturing

An introductory guide to industrial flow

Aimed at the busy practising engineer who wishes to become familiar with the fundamentals of fluid mechanics as quickly and painlessly as possible. The essential ideas are presented in a clear and concise way, using straightforward mathematics, links with everyday observations, and some simple engineering calculations.?(1996, hardbound, 230 pages)

Inkjet technology for digital fabrication

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the use of inkjet printing for digital fabrication along with practical information on industrial applications, with contributions from academic researchers and leading names in industry.

Fundamentals of Inkjet Printing: The Science of Inkjet and Droplets

From droplet formation to final applications, this practical book presents the subject in a comprehensive and clear form, using only content derived from the latest published results.

Flow measurement handbook

Flow Measurement Handbook is a reference for engineers on flow measurement techniques and instruments. This is the second edition.

Business strategy & performance

Creating a winning business formula

Explains how to review current processes and procedures and develop and implement a new manufacturing strategy. (Part of a series of three books) (2002, Paperback, 116 pages)

Getting the measure of your business

Provides simple but effective tools to develop a performance measurement system to match a company's manufacturing strategy. (2002, Paperback, 143 pages)

Competing through competences

Reveals an organisation's potential, its capabilities and limitations, in order to build a more sustainable competitive advantage.

Business tools

Management tools and toolkits: the good, the bad and the ugly

Dr Clive Kerr and Dr Rob Phaal from the IfM?s Centre for Technology Management (CTM) are looking at better ways to design and use management tools and toolkits.

Strategy workshop toolkit

How to 'herd wild cats' and create breakthrough strategies.

Design for transformation

Assessing and improving product design capability

Explains how to assess product design capability through the use of a product and process audit.

Managing product development collaborations

Offers practical guidance for the effective management of product development collaborations.

Designing for low-volume production

Provides cost analysis techniques and design tactics for products manufactured in small batch sizes, to help you meet demanding cost targets or reduce manufacturing costs. £39 (2001, Spiralbound, 88 pages)

Design in Science: Exploring how industrial designers can contribute to scientific research

Explores ways in which designers might support the commercialisation of early stage science.

Global supply chains

Fitness for transfer: Assessing manufacturing technologies for relocation

Deals with one of the most problematic stages in international manufacturing transfer - evaluating the ease or difficulty with which a particular technology may be moved to a new location. (1999, Spiralbound, 68 pages)

Manufacturing mobility: A strategic guide to transferring manufacturing capability

A step-by-step guide to planning the international transfer of production technology, allowing potential problems to be identified early in the planning stages.?(1999, Spiralbound, 50 pages)

Manufacturing location decisions: Choosing the right location for international manufacturing facilities

Provides a systematic process to follow when choosing the location of international manufacturing sites, taking into account both strategic and operational issues. (2000, Spiralbound, 58 pages)

Other

The Grant Writer's Handbook

The Grant Writer's Handbook: How to Write a Research Proposal and Succeed provides useful and practical advice on all aspects of proposal writing, including developing proposal ideas, drafting the proposal, dealing with referees, and budgeting.

Roadmapping

T-Plan: the fast start to Technology Roadmapping. Planning your route to success

A step-by-step guide to applying technology and product roadmapping techniques in your organisation using the minimum of resources. Volume discounts are available, please enquire for details. (2001, Spiralbound, 124 pages).

Roadmapping for Strategy and Innovation

More than a decade of research at the IfM's Centre for Technology Management has gone into producing the first ever textbook on strategic roadmapping.

Technology Roadmapping for Strategy and Innovation: Charting the Route to Success

This book is a key resource for technology roadmapping - it provides expert knowledge in four areas.

Strategic asset management

Total Information Risk Management: Maximizing the Value of Data and Information Assets

How well does your organization manage the risks associated with information quality?

Technology management

Make-or-Buy: A practical guide to industrial sourcing decisions

Offers a structured process, reviewing all relevant factors, to help the choice between producing 'in-house' and using an outside supplier. (2001, Spiralbound, 68 pages)

Developing a make or buy strategy for manufacturing business

A structured approach to making 'make-or-buy' decisions.

Technology intelligence: Identifying threats and opportunities from new technologies

Helps companies evaluate their systems for keeping abreast of the latest technology developments and to identify areas for improvement.

Making the Business Case for Technologies: A five step process guide

Convincing someone to invest in new technologies is one of the most important tasks of technology management. Yet the actual process of getting the buy-in decision is often inconclusive. (2009, Paperback, 26 pages)