In the decade since the publication of Rajan Suri’s landmark book, Quick Response Manufacturing, the innovative principles of QRM have been proven with impressive results at many companies, big and small, in a variety of industries. While the key principles of QRM remain unchanged, after a decade of teaching QRM workshops to senior executives, Suri has developed a clear, concise, and accessible method of presenting QRM strategy using four core concepts: 1. The Power of Time – the huge impact time has on your entire enterprise 2. Organization Structure – how to structure your organization to reduce lead times 3. System Dynamics – understanding how interactions between jobs and resources impact time to make better decisions on capacity, lot sizes, and similar issues 4. Enterprise-Wide Application – QRM is not just a shop floor strategy, it extends across your whole enterprise including material planning and control, supply management, office operations, and new product introduction Presenting new case studies on QRM implementation, It's About Time: The Competitive Advantage of Quick Response Manufacturing illustrates how QRM can not only reduce lead times but also improve quality, reduce operating costs, and enable companies to gain substantial market share. This practical reference explains how factories in advanced nations can use QRM strategy to compete with manufacturers in low-wage countries. In addition, it provides helpful pointers for QRM implementation, including accounting strategies, novel cost-justification approaches, and a stepwise process for implementation. Also included is a bonus CD with five appendices that provide a number of practical details to assist in the success of your QRM implementation. When you are ready to start implementing QRM, you will find that these appendices contain time-saving tips to help you work through implementation issues―including simple calculation methods and tools to support the design of your QRM strategy. You can also access these Appendices on the Downloads and updates tab on https://www.crcpress.com/9781439805961. The author, Rajan Suri, recently became one of only 10 people to be inducted into Industry Week's 2010 Manufacturing Hall of Fame.
The Competitive Advantage of Quick Response Manufacturing
Author: Rajan Suri
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
Based on extensive research, IT'S ABOUT TIME: AMERICA'S IMPRISONMENT BINGE, 4e offers a compelling argument illustrating how the U.S. attempts to lower crime by using our correctional system as the primary solution. The book's comprehensive coverage exposes students--many for the first time--to the varying points of view of the corrections system. Personal accounts from prisoners--and one of the authors--spotlight the brutal aspects of prison life and the intent of the U.S. to create a prison industrial complex. The authors, one of whom served 10 years in prison before becoming a noted criminologist in the field, present the material in a powerful but compassionate manner. Completely current, the Fourth Edition includes updated statistics and coverage of such key issues as sex offenders, immigration, the impact of the war on terror, and more. The book's strong research foundation and reader-friendly presentation make it an ideal resource for a wide variety of courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: James Austin,John Irwin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Social Science
A collection of never-fail recipes features more than one hundred and fifty varied dishes, ranging from quick-and-easy thirty-minute meals and summer barbeques to elegant entertaining.
Great Recipes for Everyday Life
Author: Michael Schlow
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
How do two-career couples manage in a one-career world?It's about Time examines this mismatch between outdated scripts and the experiences of dual-earner couples. It broadens our understanding of occupational and family career strategies couples use in light of the widening gap between their real lives and the outdated work-hour and career-path roles, rules, and regulations they confront. It's about Time draws on the data from the Cornell Couples and Careers Study to demonstrate that: *Regardless of income, time is a scarce commodity in dual-earner households. With two jobs, two commutes, often long work hours, high job demands, business travel, several cars, children, ailing relatives, and/or pets - time is always an issue.*Time is built into jobs and career paths in ways that make continuous full-time (40 or typically more hours a week) paid work a fact of life in American society. *The multiple strands of life--career, family and personal--unfold over time. Spouses move through their life courses in tandem, with early choices - to have children or not, to work long hours or not, to switch jobs or not, to relocate for his or her career or not--all having long-term consequences for life quality and for gender inequality.The evidence from this book suggests that it is about time for the United States to confront the realities and needs of contemporary working couples and indeed, all members of the new workforce. To do so requires more than Band-Aid, short-term (and often short-sighted) policy remedies. It's about Time argues that it is essential to re-imagine and reconfigure work hours, workweeks, and occupational career paths in ways that address the widening gaps between the time needs and goals of workers and their families, at all ages and stages of the life course.
Couples and Careers
Author: Phyllis Moen
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Understanding Einstein's Relativity
Author: N. David Mermin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The purpose of this book is to re-orient the current agenda in education towards learning. The recent emphasis has been on achieving standards through managing schools, teachers and the teaching process. But the real purpose of schools was, is, and always will be about learning. In an increasingly complex, diverse and unpredictable world, it is necessary for schools and those working with them to refocus on learning at all levels - pupils, teachers, leaders, the organisation as a whole and all of the school's partners. It's About Learning is a clear and well written discussion woven with practical examples and strategies. It also includes an annotated bibliography suggesting useful follow-up reading, and the issues are posed as questions for reflection and discussion.
What's in it for Schools?
Author: Louise Stoll,Dean Fink,Lorna Earl
You have the same twenty-four hour day as everyone else. The challenge is making the most of that time -- being able to accomplish your goals while also making time for yourself and those you love. In order to do this, you must first accept that you cannot manage time; you can adjust and be flexible. Written in an A-to-Z format with the busy reader in mind, this guidebook seeks to help you reduce stress and boost productivity. Each chapter stands on its own, allowing you to hone in on the things that are most important to you. For instance, chapter J focuses on jumpstarting your day; chapter M helps you avoid maxed-out schedules; chapter S encourages you to slow down and stop; and chapter W helps you change your approach to waiting. Every chapter concludes with next steps to keep you moving forward. You can turn the chaos in your life into calm and be more organized by taking action and focusing on controlling what you can truly manage -- you.
Author: Mitzi Weinman
Category: Family & Relationships
Summary To describe this book is taking in a wide band of spectral themes. Ranging from abstract fantasy to spiritual and philosophical thought. Dealing with human nature in a complex world. Thinking of where we came from and our place in the cosmos. Our ultimate loneliness and our search for comfort. inevitably our need for love.
Author: paul phillips
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
"It's About Time" presents an introduction to theoretical physics as well as challenges to some of the concepts put forward by theoretical physicists of our time. These scientists have presented such concepts in countless public lectures, highlights of which are compiled here along with a variety of historical data, such as the history of earth time. Also included are short biographies of physicists who have contributed significantly to our knowledge base. To help foster understanding of the related astronomical matters, "It's About Time" includes technical information relating to Newton and Kepler's laws. Technical discussions are appended to the end of each relevant chapter. Furthermore, it offers a credible and significant challenge to Einstein's theories and to the current thinking on time dilation. Finally, the study outlines some procedural guidelines for young physicists and suggests how academic institutions can become custodians of a central depository of reference data, facilitating future physicists into more efficient and fruitful endeavors. This study offers no challenge to mathematics, which is a pure and exact science. When a physicist is able to have the mathematics represent natural phenomena, then mathematics becomes a necessary tool for our simplified understanding of nature. Eventually all of nature will be reduced to mathematical terms. The challenge presented here is to theoretical mathematics with no proven relationship to natural phenomena.
The Illusion of Einstein's Time Dilation Explained
Author: Alex Duthie Peng
From the ice-age recordings of moon cycles and the earliest calendars, to modern wristwatches and quantum clocks, time and its effects have always enthralled mankind. We've spent centuries developing new ways of measuring time, describing it and quantifying it, and such methods have given rise to some of the most technically and aesthetically beautiful devices ever invented. This book is a tribute to timekeeping in its many forms and takes in the most significant creations as well as countless time trivia - peppered with time-related anecdotes and quotes, this really is an essential handbook for anyone fascinated by the fourth dimension.
From Calendars and Clocks to Moon Cycles and Light Years - A History
Author: Liz Evers
Publisher: Michael O'Mara
Here we go ! The second in this series of novels - we have the team of the "Sword and Shield" in great peril once again! In this great race to prevent the events of the end of the world- it all becomes a chess game where the pawns are starting to overtake the once hailed kings in a confusing plot of betrayal and intrigue.
Author: Ronnie Forschen
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Author: Gabriel Constans
Publisher: Cacoethes Publishing
Carve out effective intervention and extension time at all three tiers of the RTI pyramid. Explore more than a dozen examples of creative and flexible scheduling, and gain access to tools you can use immediately to overcome implementation challenges. These books are full of examples from real schools that have achieved these results without using additional resources or extending the school day.
Planning Interventions and Extensions in Secondary School
Author: Mike Mattos,Austin Buffum
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
A college campus is a place like no other: students and faculty, academics and athletics, success and failure, learning and loving, happiness and heartache, promises and prayers, questions and answers. All this and more described here in the memoir of one person who as dean of the chapel lived through the highs and lows of college life for eleven years. Dwight A. Moody is an astute observer of life and a wonderful storyteller, as demonstrated in earlier books: Heaven for a Dime and On the Other Side of Oddville. You will enjoy his compelling mix of history, humor and the human experience with a focus on his role as professor, preacher and parent on the campus of Georgetown College in Kentucky. This collection of prayers, stories, sermons, and letters, together with his long and fascinating narrative, will take its place as an important addition to the history of Georgetown College.
A Memoir of Ministry at Georgetown College
Author: Dwight A. Moody
A central issue of cognitive studies of text production is What goes on in people's minds when they produce a text?, How do they plan the text?, How do they decide in what order to express their thoughts? In this volume, writers are followed in their footsteps during the moment-to-moment process of producing routine business letters. Their writing processes are explored in real time with the ultimate goal to contribute to a cognitive theory of text production. Such a theory should tell what kind of mental structures underly text production, how these structures are converted into coherent texts, and how this process is framed within real writing time. The study starts from a large corpus of real-life text production processes. It combines methods to explore both process and product of text production. Processes are described by analyzing the pause patterns that emerge in the course of writing. Products are described by analyzing their hierarchical structure. Together, these descriptions yield several significant insights in the real time organization of cognitive processes in production. The study can be characterized as a cognitive linguistic approach to text production. This volume will be of special interest to researchers in the field of (psycho-)linguistics, textlinguistics and cognitive science.
Temporal Aspects of Cognitive Processes in Text Production
Author: Joost Schilperoord
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The crew of T. Isaac Miller Enterprises uses time travel technology to go forward in time to right wrongs, correct mistakes, and prevent disasters. In "It's About Time," a threat to the company takes Jaime Endicott and Collin Sutter, TIME's top travel team, forward to investigate their own colleagues.
Author: Bonnie Hochhalter
The book starts with a regular guy 'Joe' who starts out making things, he's a cabinet maker, but he loves inventing 'stuff.' He makes a time device and realises a vast potential. He knows the world is running wrong, and it has always been that way. He knows that the veil all mankind is under is designed that way to keep the glass 'half empty' for all time. But for what reason? and by who? Joe is visited by one of the worlds greatest ever scientists, from last century who loves listening to ABBA, together they find themselves in a maze of possibilities all leading to one point in time, if they make just one small mistake, everything known and unknown will simply dissapear. Joe has a few aces up his sleave, but can the final solution be found.
Our world is in its final days, if the plan to save it fails, time itself will end
Author: Chris McCleod
Sparked by the fateful 73-second Challenger voyage, It's About Time began as a newspaper feature chronicling key moments in history and the length of time each took to occur. This fascinating book, complete with photographs, puts scores of historical events to the clock, including the four score and seven years ago Gettysburg Address--which lasted just two minutes in 1863. It took 43 seconds for the atomic bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima. History was forever altered in less than a minute. In contrast, it took 355 years, 10 months, and five days to end African slavery in the Americas. These moments in history are among the nearly 200 recounted in this turn-back-the-clock look at time--and the part it played in history. Unlike most books that present events in chronological order, It's About Time ranks key historical moments by duration--from the shortest to the longest. * 1/400th of a second-photographing the flag-raising on Iwo Jima (1945) * Two hours, 32 seconds--Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon (1969) * Four days--stock market crash (1929) * 14 years, 28 days--the carving of Mount Rushmore (1927-41) * 2,267 years--construction of the Great Wall of China (7th century B.C.-1568) Featuring facts from each event and black-and-white snapshots from many of them, this book offers a yet-unseen perspective on history and the time it has taken for historical events to unfold. It's About Time is a must-read for history and trivia buffs everywhere.
How Long History Took
Author: Mike Flanagan
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing