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)
Flow Measurement Handbook is a reference for engineers on flow measurement techniques and instruments. This is the second edition.
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.
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.
Business strategy & performance
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)
Provides simple but effective tools to develop a performance measurement system to match a company's manufacturing strategy. (2002, Paperback, 143 pages)
Reveals an organisation's potential, its capabilities and limitations, in order to build a more sustainable competitive advantage.
How to 'herd wild cats' and create breakthrough strategies.
Design for transformation
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)
Explores ways in which designers might support the commercialisation of early stage science.
Explains how to assess product design capability through the use of a product and process audit.
Offers practical guidance for the effective management of product development collaborations.
Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have resulted in significant changes to the way we design complex components. But the uptake beyond prototyping and small scale production remains slow.
Tom Ridgman explores the history of engineering education and how we should be educating the engineers of the future to effectively harness the rapid technological changes driving the next production revolution.
Global supply chains
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)
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)
The companies most likely to thrive in the complexity, speed and uncertainty of today’s global business environment are those who are able to innovate effectively. Dominic Oughton explains why Open Innovation is a compelling strategy for businesses in the FMCG sector and beyond…
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.
This book is a key resource for technology roadmapping - it provides expert knowledge in four areas.
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.
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).
Strategic asset management
How well does your organization manage the risks associated with information quality?
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)
A structured approach to making 'make-or-buy' decisions.
Helps companies evaluate their systems for keeping abreast of the latest technology developments and to identify areas for improvement.
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)