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61. Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers
by Douglas C.Montgomery, George C.Runger
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Asin: 0471204544
Catlog: Book (2002-08-23)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 195781
Average Customer Review: 3.29 out of 5 stars
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This best-selling engineering statistics text provides a practical approach that is more oriented to engineering and the chemical and physical sciences than many similar texts. It's packed with unique problem sets that reflect realistic situations engineers will encounter in their working lives.
Each copy of the book includes an e-Text on CD - that is a complete electronic version of book. This e-Text features enlarged figures, worked-out solutions, links to data sets for problems solved with a computer, multiple links between glossary terms and text sections for quick and easy reference, and a wealth of additional material to create a dynamic study environment for students.
Suitable for a one- or two-term Jr/Sr course in probability and statistics for all engineering majors.
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1-0 out of 5 stars Worst book ever
I have never seen as many mistakes in any other college level textbook in my life. The authors are so lazy, the end of section questions refer to tables and information which you have to flip backwards 50 or 75 pages to find the example they are referring to. The could not come up with new examples of what. Definitely use Bean's book which uses many real world examples to illustrated ideas. This book is awful.

2-0 out of 5 stars Riddled with Errors
This book has the potential to be good but I've already uncovered about 20 mistakes during 2 weeks of extremely light use. There are numerous problems that are set up so that the answers are insane (Z > 9 problem 7-42). I think the publisher should fire whoever proofed this book. Don't waste your money, get Walpole and Myers instead for an introductory text.

2-0 out of 5 stars There are so many many
There are quite a few unforgivable mistakes...They highlight one of the most important formulas on a page and the formula is WRONG... The answers at the end of the book are so wrong that will confuse you. The authers should proofread the book much more carefully.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good for reference
This is an excellent reference work, though, as a text is is inadequate. I found that several of the answers in the back are incorrect and often the practice questions rely too much "refer to problem 8-16." The explanations are somewhat hard to follow as is the practice of placing figures some distance away from the related text. This is a Wiley book so it is over-priced, but what are you going to do?

5-0 out of 5 stars a MUST for every working engineer
I took this class during my 1st semester as an IOE student at Univ of Michigan. Back then I never had done any real applications of Stats before, so I basically chugged through the course. But now as a professional, working engineer, I realize what an awesome book this is!! It is a MUST as a reference tool for ALL engineers.. great examples as well. DON't sell this book back!! ... Read more

62. Sales & Operations Planning -- The How-To Handbook
by Thomas F. Wallace
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Asin: 0967488400
Catlog: Book (1999-11-01)
Publisher: T F Wallace & Co
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Sales and Operations is a powerful business process that integrates Sales & Marketing, Operations, Product Development, and Finance.Tom Wallace describes how it works and lays out a detailed plan for making it happen.This valuable handbook covers all aspects of a successful implementation, from the composition of the Executive S&OP team to the nitty-gritty of S&OP spreadsheet design. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars S&OP for Dummies
Should be called "Sales & Operations Planning for Dummies". This book has all the basics to get you started.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book.
An excellent practical guide for setting up a Sales & Operations Planning process. ... Read more

63. Operations Management: Strategy and Analysis (6th Edition)
by Lee J. Krajewski, Larry P. Ritzman
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Asin: 0201615452
Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 48478
Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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This highly respected book presents strategic and managerial issues in order to emphasize that the decisions made by operations managers should be consistent with a corporate strategy shared by managers in all functional areas. It presents the operations tools and techniques for solving problems in the context of achieving a firm's overall goals and strategies, and provides a balanced treatment of manufacturing and services throughout.The book blends the latest in strategic issues with proven analytic techniques, and offers a wealth of interesting examples to engage readers and bring Operations Management to life. This sixth addition adds an increased emphasis on processes, to provide linkage between operational issues, as well as new problem-solving software and a website with innovative Internet resources. Other coverage includes operations as a competitive weapon, operations strategy, managing technology, total quality management, statistical process control, capacity, location, layout, supply-chain management, forecasting, inventory management, aggregate planning, resource planning, lean systems, and scheduling.For operations managers in a variety of fields. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars mental tools to help tame complexity
I used this book during my MBA studies. It was okay, but I found it got a little detailed and too wordy at times. A more succinct writing style may have helped. Otherwise, the coverage was top-notch, since I really liked the material. The various inventory, forecasting and queuing models were nicely presented, as was linear programming. This book makes you appreciate how complex things are in the real world. Further, it offers you some mental tools to help tame that complexity, like SPC, six-sigma indices, and decision tree analysis.

The companion disk had some very useful things on it: MS Project, a simulation program, and a process-mapping program. I did not use the author's Excel program, though, as we were forced to develop our own during the class.

1-0 out of 5 stars 6th Edition Lacking
We used this book for an MBA course and found it to have numerous errors throughout. Additionally, many of the sections are written to an audience of imbeciles, as the concepts of "repeatability" and "globalization" are explained in extreme detail. The text needs to be updated, especially the section on ERP (no longer in infancy stage). Nothing against Coach K, but the editors for this book have dropped the ball.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superior text on Operations Management
I used this book in my MBA studies and found it to be one of the best texts in any subject. As the subtitle suggests, it covers both strategic and analytical (or tactical) aspects of ops mgmt.
The book is a well rounded presentation of of the subject using text, graphics, equations, examples, and cases.

The most striking part of the book is in Aggregate Planning. For anyone who has worked in industry, we all know about strategic plans. How often though are other working plans created that are well linked to a strategy? Chapter 14 is the first time I have encountered a treatise on how to approach this. In addressing the types of plans, levels of plans, and their inter- relationships, the student is given the tools needed to actually implement a grand strategy, linked to workable sets of more detailed plans for each function.


5-0 out of 5 stars a great book!
found the book quite educative. I think it covers the main topics of operations management very well and in depth.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very good book to students and professionals
I used this book at FEI , where I studied Industrial Engineering , and it was a very rewarding experience. The book is very well written and easy to understand, combining strategic and operational issues in a excellent way. The charts, graphics and pictures are also very helpfull to visualize the problems and makes the book neat to read. My only complains goes to the little chapter on operations research and also the MRP chapter should be more extensive. ... Read more

64. Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management (Step-By-Step Approach to TPM Implementation)
by John Dixon Campbell
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Catlog: Book (1995-01-01)
Publisher: Productivity Press Inc
Sales Rank: 234470
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Campbell outlines a blueprint for a world class maintenanceprogram by examining, piece by piece, its essential elements -leadership (strategy and management), control (data management,measures, tactics, planning and scheduling), continuous improvement(RCM and TPM), and quantum leaps (process reengineering). He explainseach element in detail, using simple language and practical examplesfrom a wide range of industries. This book is for every manager whoneeds to see the "big picture" of maintenance management. In additionto maintenance, engineering, and manufacturing managers, all businessmanagers will benefit from this comprehensive and realistic approach toimproving asset performance. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Uptime is tops for understanding Maintenance Management.
A must read for anyone in or about to enter the vast realm of Maintenance Management. John Campbell takes you through the strategies with easy to understand terms and concepts. All the buzz words are there TPM, RCM, CMMS, .. etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars If you need a maintenance big picture, it is the book
This book is a very good introduction in order to know what the maintenance meaning ... Read more

65. Microsoft Office Project 2003 Bible
by ElaineMarmel
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Asin: 0764542524
Catlog: Book (2003-11-24)
Publisher: For Dummies
Sales Rank: 81274
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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* A comprehensive, soup-to-nuts resource that shows business people how to master the latest version of this popular project-management software
* Begins with an overview of project management basics and moves on to showing how to create a new project, track a project's progress, and work in groups
* More advanced topics discussed include customizing Project, using macros, and importing and exporting information
* Includes coverage of building tasks, using views, modifying the appearance of a project, and resolving scheduling and resource problems, plus new sample projects and a new chapter on using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and VBScript with Project
* Provides expanded coverage of Project Server-installation, hardware and software requirements, and software configurations-all needed to ensure that Project Server is administered and used effectively
* CD-ROM includes an evaluation copy of Project, add-on tools, sample cases, and PMI Certification test preparation questions
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1-0 out of 5 stars e-books a nightmare, beware the pdf e-book format!
I recently bought this book in electronic format to save time with delivery and then also to give e-books a try. Afterall, they have benefits, like little storage requirements, portability, you can search them through, etc..

Well, it all turned out to be a nightmare experience :(

First of all there is Adobe DRM (Digital Rights Management) which obviously limits you from opening the ebook PDF on any computer you like. Each time you want to read it on a different computer, say at work, you must go through a painstaking activation process. Excerpt from adobe store:

"Adobe Reader 6.0 ebooks cannot be moved from machine to machine, as the security of the file is tied to the machine on which the ebook is downloaded."

Not only that this takes all your time and energy, frustrates and enfuriates you it also does not work it turned out. I got server timeouts, "excuse us, but the server will be up running shortly" notices, you name it. Beware, I'd not be writing this if I wasn't thoroughly frustrated with the service. It gets better, read on..

After I searched and searched to find answers regarding the secretive digital rights management I wrote to customer support asking them a few questions just to understand how often and where I will be able to read my ebook (which cost the same amount as the regular paperback) and if at all I will still be able to access my ebook after, let's say, 5 years when I have reactivated it on several computers?! NO answer. Great.

You will find that part of their service is to let you activate it on PocketPC so that you can read it both on your computer and on your handheld. I can't find the excerpt right now, but it clearly stated you can do this. Well... as it turned out, not really and neither did it say so anywhere readily accessible. Having myself spent about 1.5 hours trying to get it to work, reinstalling Adobe Reader on both the PC and the PocketPC, reactivating, etc.. I looked into forums and found a post by a man who said he had spent 2 days trying to get it to work and then right underneath his call for help a cold answer apparrently from adobe employee that PocketPC 2003 (available since beginning of 2003) does not work with it yet, and they are planning on implementing it in the future. Tough luck, I just bought a book and should be glad I can read it on my own PC after having activated it. I better read it fast, because who knows, if my windows crashes I might even need to buy it again!? :(

The essence of a book for me means that
* I can take it anywhere with me and read it
* store it in my library for literally 100+ years and still be able to "access" it and read it whenever I like
* even borrow it to my friends ocassionally or sell it to a book shop after I don't want it

None of these seem to apply to e-books, yet advantages for publishers are enormous considering there are NO printing expenditures involved and they cost normally the same amount as regular books.

Last I'd like to say that I hope the ebook business survives, it would be a pitty to use technology to help disseminate. I hope Adobe reads this and takes action, too. I have 8 years of experience in computer support so no excuses on my part, sorry.

Good day to all and thanks to amazon for their great service in every respect.

3-0 out of 5 stars Read the Help
Most of the material is straight from the online help. Download for free and read the Online books associated with installing and administering Project Server 2003 before you spend any $ on a book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good for Beginners
I do not know alot about computers or how to use them, I did compare some of the other books out there about Office 2003 and this is the one that I could actually understand. It may not have every little thing in it but it has more than others and in my eyes written in a language that does not scare me. ... Read more

66. Machinery's Handbook, 27th Edition
by Erik Oberg, Franklin D. Jones, Holbrook L. Horton, Henry H. Ryffel, Christopher J. McCauley, Riccardo M. Heald, Muhammed Iqbal Hussain
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Asin: 0831127007
Catlog: Book (2004-04-01)
Publisher: Industrial Press
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Celebrating its 90th year, the newest edition of "The Bible" in its field brings together volumes of knowledge, information and data gathered, revised and improved upon from experts throughout the mechanical industries. Extraordinarily comprehensive yet easy to use since it premiered, Machinery’s Handbook provides mechanical and manufacturing engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers, and machinists with a broad range material, from the very basic to the more advanced. It has always, and continues to provide industry fundamentals and standards while it moves into the 21st century with material reflecting technological advances and offering vast editorial improvements, making the 27th Edition the best tool…ever!

New Features
-A new more usable organization…every section has been reformatted so that you will never have to search outside of that area for information on the topic you are exploring.
-30% MORE math coverage…from the basic to the advanced, you’ll find fractions, positive and negative numbers, derivatives and integrals, analytical geometry, circular segments, matrices and engineering economics.
-New or revised material on…cutting tools, screw threads, symbols and abbreviations, threads and threading, disc springs, properties and materials, sine bars, and sheet metal.
-Updated Standards.
-New individual indices for standards, materials, and interactive equations. ... Read more

67. Next Generation Product Development : How to Increase Productivity, Cut Costs, and Reduce Cycle Times
by Michael E. McGrath
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Catlog: Book (2004-04-23)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A Hands-on manager's guide to making the most of today's product development breakthroughs

A quarter century after MRP first transformed the global manufacturing arena, Next Generation Product Development stands poised to similarly impact new product development. This movement-defining book gives R&D professionals an in-depth explanation of the ways in which companies are able to achieve substantially higher levels of development productivity, while better aligning product development with strategy through new practices and systems.

Processes explored in Next Generation Product Development, and enabled by cutting-edge new-enterprise software, promise to explode the possibilities of what product development professionals can accomplish. This hands-on practitioner's guidebook will:

  • Establish a common set of frameworks and concepts
  • Introduce new project portfolio and product strategy management practices
  • Help R&D professionals increase productivity by 30 to 50 percent
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5-0 out of 5 stars Buy the book and begin...
Review of:
"Next Generation Product Development" by Michael E. McGrath

The last paragraph of Michael E. McGrath's newest book "Next Generation Product Development" boldly states that "product development has never been for the faint of heart." And I suspect that most everyone who has ever been involved in such activities will quickly shake their head "yes" to this "truth" statement, and quietly wish there was a better way. Fortunately in his new book McGrath guides us to this better way--a way that offers "more opportunity and promise for getting better new products to market faster, WHILE DOING MORE WITH LESS." The claim is nothing short of a renaissance of product development capability.

I like this book a lot. I like the multi-faceted emphasis on integration. I like the productivity theme and the need for new management processes. And I like the idea that we are only beginning the renaissance of product development capability, especially given the growth of collaborative development.

I confess that I do not like the continued use of the DCM abbreviation (it stands for "development chain management.)" But I suppose I can learn to live with another "alphabet name" because it does get to the heart of the matter--how to manage a lot of INTERDEPENDENT projects, all of which are going on at the same time. Of particular importance are McGrath's thoughts involving a "networked team," new concepts which I think will be fundamental to tomorrow's successful product development.

To join this renaissance, exactly where does one begin? McGrath offers three entry points: changes in resource management, changes in project management, or changes in strategy management. I suppose someone will try all three at once, but frankly just one is probably a lot for an organization to swallow. For different entry points McGrath offers us guidance, with levels of maturity assessments and/or stages of implementation. But even still, there is a lot of material to assimilate and multiple readings of many book sections will be needed to fully comprehend his recommendations.

However I suggest that you don't spend an excessive amount of time studying. Organizations mainly learn by doing, and this book lays out the "learn by doing" path toward success. Past generations of development have emphasized invention, project management, or time-to-market. This next generation is a path toward productivity within the entire development enterprise. It is a path toward "better decision making, better investment in R&D, better return on that investment, more collaboration with external partners, and true empowerment of development activity."

I suggest that you buy the book and begin.

Nils L. Dailey
N.L. Dailey Associates

5-0 out of 5 stars A Clear and Compelling View of the Next Generation in PD
Michael McGrath has done it again. He has articulated a clear and compelling description of the next major generation in product development - the R&D Productivity Generation. The new generation builds on the major accomplishments of the last generation, which McGrath calls the Time-to-Market Generation. Whereas the TTM Generation primarily focused on getting individual products to market as quickly as possible, the R&D Productivity Generation will focus on the most effective and productive use of a company's total R&D capability (both internal and extended enterprise) to drive overall corporate revenue, profit and market share.

During the TTM Generation from 1992 to 2000, benchmarking studies determined that the R&D Effectiveness Index (the ratio of new product profit to R&D investment needed to create new products) doubled from 0.5 to about 1.0 across all industries. Over the next ten years, McGrath forecasts that the R&D EI will double again to 2.0 driven by the processes and systems of the R&D Productivity Generation. The message is clear. Companies that lead the way in implementing the R&D Productivity Generation will gain significant competitive advantage in the market place.

Through out the book, McGrath illustrates the new processes and systems using an example company, Commercial Robotics, Inc. CRI is a hypothetical company, but represents the kind of advances that are now being made at many different corporations. The example gives compelling evidence for the benefits that accrue to a company that systematically implements the new R&D Productivity Generation.

For all committed to product development excellence, from senior management to individual contributors, the Next Generation Product Development is a clear view into the future and what it will take to be world class in the decade ahead. ... Read more

68. The Management and Control of Quality
by James R. Evans, William M. Lindsay
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Asin: 0324202237
Catlog: Book (2004-04-02)
Publisher: South-Western College Pub
Sales Rank: 129370
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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The market leader in quality management, this text is built on the strength and experience of the author team. Experience as examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige Award, allow both Evans and Lindsay to integrate the framework and essential content of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria throughout the text. This edition continues to provide a managerially oriented, integrated view with a blend of pertinent technical topics. It contains revised, integrated, and more comprehensive coverage of Six Sigma philosophy, concepts, and techniques. New chapters on Principles of Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma are included. The new edition also has coverage of most of the Body of Knowledge (BOK) required for ASQ certification as a Certified Quality Manager. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive book!
This is a required book in Keller Graduate School of Management for GM588 (Managing Quality). It is an exceptionally comprehensive title.

2-0 out of 5 stars Old School
This book is tired and out of date. It is time to retire this textbook.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's All Beef and No Bull
This is one of the most comprehensive references on the subject of managing and controlling quality one could want -- and all under one cover. The authors' points of reference in the development of their subject matter are documented with case after case supporting their views. No light reading, this work will serve well both faculty, of undergraduate and graduate students alike, and professionals serious about the business of continuous improvement and quality. The work is also accompanied by a student CD.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Textbook--Thumbs up!
After reading this book, and studying the various applications used in the study of statistical analysis of quality control; it has facilitated my understanding of the subject beyond my horizon. I highly recommend this textbook for students as well as those who value the importance in the management of quality control. ... Read more

69. MindManager for Dummies
by HughCameron, RogerVoight
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Catlog: Book (2004-03-29)
Publisher: For Dummies
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The first book available on this fast-growing and highly regarded software package
MindManager allows users to visually map their ideas and brainstorming sessions in order to better organize thoughts and put them into action. Exploring all there is to know about the MindManager product, including the Standard, Business, Enterprise, and handheld releases, this book walks readers through the process and techniques in using MindManager to communicate ideas.
Hugh Cameron (Indianapolis, IN) heads Camtech, Inc., a clinical engineering company that extends its reach to incorporate a diverse group of projects. Roger Voight, PhD, is a certified project manager with more than 30 years of experience in software design, development, and software project management.
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4-0 out of 5 stars It Does MindManager Justice
This was the first "For Dummies" book that I felt was worth the cost. I didn't read it cover to cover straight, but I have now touched on all the chapters in the order I needed. Although I have been a MM user since way back, MindManager X5 has some very nifty enhancements. I didn't upgrade from MM2002 until I got the book and then I just let loose.

If you're new to MindManager, this will get you started and give you some neat tips. If you're a regular user, I would get this book when you upgrade to X5. There have been enough changes in procedures and nomenclature that it just won't work with previous versions of MindManager. ... Read more

70. Design for Six Sigma in Technology and Product Development
by C. M. Creveling, J. L. Slutsky, D. Antis, Clyde M. Creveling, Jeffrey Lee Slutsky
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Asin: 0130092231
Catlog: Book (2002-10-25)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
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71. OLAP Solutions: Building Multidimensional Information Systems
by ErikThomsen
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Publisher: Wiley
Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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OLAP enables users to access information from multidimensional data warehouses almost instantly, to view information in any way they like, and to cleanly specify and carry out sophisticated calculations. Although many commercial OLAP tools and products are now available, OLAP is still a difficult and complex technology to master.
* Substantially updated with expanded coverage of implementation methods for data storage, access, and calculation; also, new chapters added to combine OLAP with data warehouse, mining, and decision support tools
* Teaches the best practices for building OLAP models that improve business and organizational decision-making, completely independent of commercial tools, using revised case studies
* Companion Web site provides updates on OLAP standards and tools, code examples, and links to valuable resources
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4-0 out of 5 stars Fundamental Olap principles
I was impressed by the quality of this book; this is probably the most complete book on OLAP theory and is a fundamental reading for professionals involved in the design of olap systems. In most cases it gives all the details and information needed to master this technology. It also contains some practical examples that are very useful to see how the theory can be applied in the real world.
I didn't read the first edition, but the second edition contains new sections and many updates, like a description of SQL-99 OLAP extensions.
The author chose to be vendor-independent, so all practical examples are based on a multidimensional language that he created, called Located Contents (LC). However, when I read it I had already used a couple of OLAP tools (Microsoft Analysis Services and Microstrategy), and I think that this helped me understand many of the concepts contained in the book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good OLAP Methodology
OLAP is a somewhat arcane corner of the IT universe and this book is a good guide to it for information and business professionals. It covers the basics well and provides decent exaples to get you going.

Of course, the hardest part of OLAP is making the conceptual leap from relational databases and transactional processing to the world of analytical processing, but finance experts and accountants will appreciate OLAP and its ability to summarize data in a way that is hard to do in most ERP and legacy systems.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for anybody involved in Olap design
A book which gives you a comprehensive theoretical foundation together with useful, pratical techniques to design Olap solutions.
In the first half of the book the author explains you all you need to think clearly in N dimensions, in the second half he guides you through the design of a rather complex application, stepping into the purchasing process, the material inventory analysis, sales & marketing, and activity-based management. He teaches you using maieutics, Socrates' way of teaching, via a dialogue between two designers. This way, a lot of questions that usually arise during real-life development are examined and solved.
Whilst the examples in the first edition of this book were based on TM1, in this second edition they are written using a vendor-independent language, called LC (Located contents), which provides you with a solid, logically based foundation to multidimensional design.
The vendor languages, like those used by Microsoft Analysis Services (MDX), Applix TM1, Oracle Express and Hyperion Essbase, are kind of Plato's shadows in the cavern of this ideal language (which is sort of a tautology for MS Plato...), so if you start thinking in LC, you'll be able to work with all of these products.
Ideal complements to this book, if you use Microsoft Analysis Server, are "MDX Solutions" by George Spofford, and "Microsoft Olap Solutions", by Thomsen (again!), Spofford and Chase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Even Better the Second Time Around
I loved the original OLAP Solutions, and this edition is even better. The added chapters on combining OLAP with data warehousing, data analysis, and decision support tools were very helpful in terms of finding new solutions to problems. And the new product-neutral language case studies are great. A definite must for those who have read the first edition and those who haven't.

4-0 out of 5 stars OLAP is finaly easy
A good book on a subject which is finaly not so complex. If your are a good user of OLAP tool you will find many interesting explanation and modelisation which will help you to improve your skill. According to me Diamond of SPSS is not really an OLAP tool but a data representation tool. Finaly according to me OLAP tool are descriptive engine of trends in data. ... Read more

72. Applied Nonlinear Control
by Jean-Jacques Slotine, Weiping Li
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Asin: 0130408905
Catlog: Book (1990-10-01)
Publisher: Pearson Education
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Practical approach to non-linear control
This is a good entry point for learning non-linear control. It is at the advanced undergraduate level, and does not require an advanced background. As an applied textbook, it provides tools for analyzing non-linear system. For a more rigourous theoretical development of non-linear control theory, try Nonlinear Control Design by Marino and Patrizio.

4-0 out of 5 stars easy and illustrated
This book is written in a simple way and makes the subject easy to understand.a very good book. this book is used as the textbook for my nonlinear control course. But still i have to find some supplementary materials fron Khalil's book as there is not much information concerning about the backstepping

4-0 out of 5 stars This is a well-constructed controls text.
As a graduate student, I've been exposed to several books on control theory and Applied Nonlinear Control may be my favorite. This book does a good job at presenting control solutions for a rich class of systems. I specifically enjoyed learning about sliding control and on-line parameter estimation for adaptive contol. At times the book is difficult to follow for it frequently refers to specific equations and theorems of previous sections, but that is unavoidable considering the nature of the topic.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good book on non-linear controls
As a student, I've found this book very useful in the areas of sliding control and linearization. It is easy to read and well written. ... Read more

73. Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components
by Robert O. Parmley
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Asin: 0070486174
Catlog: Book (2000-04-27)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 70245
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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User-friendly compendium of mechanical devices.A treasure chest of ideas and data, Robert O. Parmley's Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components is testimony to centuries of engineering genius that produced the components that make modern mechanical wonders possible. Designed to stimulate new ideas, this unique, lavishly illustrated and conveniently indexed reference shows you many designs and unique contributions hidden from technical literature for decades. This kaleidoscopic display of thousands of applications helps you find the perfect device quickly, including:*Power transmission ù gears and gearing...chains, sprockets and ratchets...belts and belting...shafts and couplings...clutches *Connections - seals and and pipe connections...bushings and bearings...locking and clamping...wire and cable *Single components - washers...retaining rings...o-rings...grommets, spacers and inserts...balls..springs...pins...cams...threaded components *Assemblies: fastening and hints...mechansims...linkage...fabrication tips...innovative valving...pumps...creative assemblies You'll also find design formulas, structural data, nomograms, charts and unusual tables rarely found in conventional technical sources. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A terrific book
Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components has lots and lots and lots of line drawings of machinery components. The drawings are clear and simple. Each is accompanied by a well written description, usually a few lines but longer if needed. An interesting book for anyone mechanically inclined. For engineers there are tables and formulas where needed. A great book.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource
I am an ME for a company which builds CNC's, and like the book very much. The illustrations show each idea without exraneous parts, and the accompanying explanations are very clear. It also has tables and equations to lay out some of the mechanisms. It is an excellent idea jogger and has good entertainment value for people who are mechanically inclined.

5-0 out of 5 stars The jewel of my professional library
I can't thank the author enough for the Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components. It is as interesting to study as any book I've seen in a long, long time. It is as engrossing as a crossword puzzle can sometimes be. My observation is that the sourcebook presents an almost limitless smorgasbord of engineering examples and principles seasoned with a unique sauce of tinkerer's ingenuity and common sense. Thanks again for the Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components. It will be the jewel of my professional library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just the right book for a mechanical engineer
I'm a senior in mechanical engineering and I've found this book so compact and informative that it should be a piece of every mechanial engineers own library. It contains brief-but understandable and also illustrated passages about nearly every mechanical component that one can encounter. ... Read more

74. ERP:Making It Happen: The Implementers' Guide to Success with Enterprise Resource Planning
by Thomas F.Wallace, Michael H.Kremzar
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Asin: 0471392014
Catlog: Book (2001-07-27)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 256437
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Follow the "Proven Path" to successful implementation of enterprise resource planning

Effective forecasting, planning, and scheduling is fundamental to productivity–and ERP is a fundamental way to achieve it. Properly implementing ERP will give you a competitive advantage and help you run your business more effectively, efficiently, and responsively. This guide is structured to support all the people involved in ERP implementation–from the CEO and others in the executive suite to the people doing the detailed implementation work in sales, marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, logistics, finance, and elsewhere.

This book is not primarily about computers and software. Rather, its focus is on people–and how to provide them with superior decision-making processes for customer order fulfillment, supply chain management, financial planning, e-commerce, asset management, and more. This comprehensive guide can be used as a selective reference for those, like top management, who need only specific pieces of information, or as a virtual checklist for those who can use detailed guidance every step of the way. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Complete focus on what's important: processes and management
If you're exploring an enterprise-wide solution, even if it isn't an ERP package, or are planning an implementation after the software has already been selected this book will prove invaluable. Unlike other books about ERP (and e-business and enterprise application integration for that matter), this one is focused on the business processes and what it takes to prepare for and manage the implementation.

Of course, while much of this book applies at a high level to any enterprise application, it is all about ERP. The authors take great pains to avoid talking about software, which in itself is refreshing. They also skillfully guide you through a panorama of key issues, including what ERP is and how it fits into the overall scheme of business value and competitiveness. However, the best part of this book is their implementation strategy, which explores how an ERP package is going to require changes at the business process level, how to break down the implementation into manageable stages. In this respect the book is a combination of a management overview of ERP, organizational change strategies, and project management approach to implementation.

The key areas addressed by this book reflect reality. For example, all of the major challenges that you're likely to face are addressed. The critical success factors, such as training, preparing the organization for the system (from a people perspective), and the way the implementation phases are sequenced can either be learned from this book, or learned the hard way (which is sure to include schedule and cost overruns at best and a disaster at worst). In particular, the process-oriented approach that is reiterated throughout the book needs to be heeded. This is the essence of any ERP package, and it will change your organization. This book gives good advice on how to effect the shift from discrete jobs and procedures to a workflow.

In addition to this excellent book I highly recommend two other resources: (1) "Scorecard System For World Class Enterprise Resource Management" by Travis Anderegg, which is a unique book/online survey combination you can use to evaluate the alignment of your ERP system to business processes, and (2) "Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: Systems, Life Cycle, Electronic Commerce, and Risk" by Daniel Edmund O'Leary. O'Leary's book completely complements this one and fills in a few gaps. ... Read more

75. Industrial Safety and Health Management, Fifth Edition
by C. Ray Asfahl
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Asin: 0131423924
Catlog: Book (2003-07-21)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 458305
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Unique in approach, this book combines—in one volume—an exploration of the time-tested concepts and techniques of safety and health management, a modern perspective on compliance with mandatory standards for workplace safety and health, and a variety of solved problems, case studies, and exercises. It provides reasons, explanations, and illustrations of the hazard mechanisms that form the underlying basis for the volumes of detailed standards for workplace safety and health. KEY TOPICS Specific chapter topics cover Concepts of Hazard Avoidance, the impact of federal regulation, process safety and disaster preparedness, buildings and facilities, ergonomics, health and toxic substances, environmental control and noise, flammable and explosive materials, personal protection and first aid, fire protection, materials handling and storage, machine guarding, welding, electrical hazards, and construction.For industrial engineers. ... Read more

76. Management Information Systems, Ninth Edition
by Raymond McLeod, George Schell
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Asin: 0131406612
Catlog: Book (2003-08-27)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 318713
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Management Information Systems is recognized for logical organization and clear descriptions. Focusing on the role of managers within an organization, the volume emphasizes the development of computer-based Information Systems to support an organization's objectives and strategic plans. Focusing on the Systems Concepts, the Systems Approach is implemented throughout the text.The volume covers essential concepts such as using information technology to engage in electronic commerce, and information resources such as database management systems, information security, ethical implications of information technology and decision support systems with projects to challenge users at all levels of competence.For those involved in Management Information Systems. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Tough Subject
This book does an average job of presenting what is somewhat 'deadly boring' material. Considering what they have to work with, maybe this is the best we could expect.

1-0 out of 5 stars Falling Behind !
I'm the reviewer from Kansas City, MO. I've used this book for 2 years, but am now switching to the Laudon textbook. The McLeod text is just not keeping up with the times, he needs a strong rewrite.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent undergraduate textbook for MIS Management
I reviewed many textbooks for my Managing MIS course, and this was one of the finalists. I chose it because of it's easy to read style, systemic approach, and good use of case studies. It allows students to not only understand how MIS management should work, but to get a hands-on feel for what really happens in life. ... Read more

77. Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbook
by GenichiTaguchi, SubirChowdhury, YuinWu
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Asin: 0471413348
Catlog: Book (2004-10-22)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Sales Rank: 360174
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Genichi Taguchi is one of the most respected authorities on quality management and statistical methods in the world today. His concepts originally formed the basis of the management philosophies that put Japan on top of the business and technology world during the 1980s. Much of what he has developed still forms the basis for the key concepts in use today. This landmark book features Taguchis lifes work captured under one cover. It is poised to be the most respected source for all of the methods that have driven the statistical quality revolution over the past fifty years. ... Read more

78. Knowledge Management
by Irma Becerra-Fernandez, Avelino Gonzalez, Rajiv Sabherwal
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Asin: 0131099310
Catlog: Book (2003-10-01)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 399202
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This new book approaches knowledge management (KM) from several perspectives: it spans electrical engineering, artificial intelligence, information systems, and business. Comprehensive yet clearly and concisely written, Knowledge Management is simultaneously strong in managerial, technical, and systemic aspects of KM, providing readers with the right combination of theory, technology, and solutions.Organized coherently into four sections, Knowledge Management covers the principles, technologies, capture systems, sharing systems, and application systems of KM.An excellent handbook for business executives, especially chief information officers, IT directors, and chief knowledge officers. ... Read more

79. Engineering Statistics
by Douglas C.Montgomery, George C.Runger, Norma FarisHubele
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Asin: 0471448540
Catlog: Book (2003-07-11)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 328634
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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* Concise and complete coverage of probability.
* Thorough coverage of regression modeling, design of engineering experiments, and statistical process control.
* Wide range of problem levels.
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5-0 out of 5 stars helpful
This book helped me to solve many types of engineering problems which require an appreciation of variability and some understanding of how to use both descriptive and analytical tools in dealing with variability.

2-0 out of 5 stars Full of errors. There are better books.
This book is a terrible statistics book. It is full of inconsistancies and mistakes. Believe me there are much better books out there. ... Read more

80. RFID Field Guide : Deploying Radio Frequency Identification Systems
by Manish Bhuptani, Shahram Moradpour
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Asin: 0131853554
Catlog: Book (2005-02-08)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Sales Rank: 39911
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A field guide needed for all RFID new implementers
This text distinguishes itself from others by its sustained attention to the potential of RFID in its market and current landscape. This book provides a reasoned hand-on and scholarly presentation of the field of RFID.

While it would be easy to criticize any introductory and field guide text for what it has left out or given slim summary, this book provides a reasonably even and well-balanced coverage of the "essentials" while retaining a relatively user-friendly size, along with specific case studies at the end. The chapters cohere well, but can stand alone: an important point for a RFID implementer who needs to pick and choose in order to fit the book into his or her RFID project of interests.
Congratulations to the authors for the job well done!

5-0 out of 5 stars business & technology
"RFID Field Guide" is an excellent book for an organization thinking about or starting a Radio Frequency Identification initiative.Unlike most books aimed at both business and technical readers, this one really is good for both.The authors don't assume a background of either, yet don't bore you with basics.The book provides a common language for business analysts and techies on a RFID project.

The authors clearly explain the components and relevant history of RFID.Real life examples and lessons learned are highlighted throughout.The Wal-Mart and DoD mandates are frequently referred to for suppliers.Diverse examples and case studies are also included.Security, privacy and trends are discussed.The book does not attempt to evaluate the constantly changing vendors and instead stores a comprehensive and up to date version online.

The only purely technical part of the book is an appendix, which describes the EPCglobal standard.Sun endorsed the book so it shoes the ties to XML and Java.I highly recommend this book to get business users an IT on the same page at the beginning of an RFID project.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent technology overview
The book provides an excellent high level overview of RFID with focus on whats real and implementable today followed by an indepth discussion of specifics and "risks vs rewards". Highly recommend it for bothexecutives weighing RFID decisions and for people interested in getting their "hands dirty" with RFID.

5-0 out of 5 stars RFID Field Guide - Greatly explained......
With many wireless cutting edge technologies, RFID plays a unique role in wireless communications for a short range communications. RFID finds a broad range of applications including wear-house tracking, hospitals to other cool stuff like e-payment at departmental stores to vending machines.

This is a great book for a beginner to technologist for understanding RFID concepts, RFID market opportunities and deployment guide. At the same time, book provides clear understanding of benefits and issues with RFID technology, standards status and architecture along with great market survey with vendors list.

Both authors seem to have a great experience working with RFID technologies from conception to deployment. Mr. Bhuptani and Mr. Moradpour created a great web site with close to 300 vendors list.

Once RFID integration in handheld devices like PDA and cell phone is realized, market opportunities are uncountable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Technology explained for effective and realistic application
Having already begun to be a cutting edge technology that has proved itself effective in streamlining a broad and diverse array of supply-side resources in the private sector -- RFID will, no doubt, continue to expand and integrate itself into other sectors: How and when this occurs is a question of understanding the merits and true potential of this incredible technology.

This is a must-read for anyone who not only wants to understand RFID for what it is and what it could be in terms of application, but also for anyone who wants to see how effective the confluence of information age technology can be utilized to advance and improve pre-existing systems, services, and production mechanisms.

Bhuptani and Moradpour present RFID in a very accessible and easily-understood manner that appeals to a broad range of readers. From us laypersons who, quite frankly, might view RFID as a new opportunity for investment; to the many technophiles who are already tearing through this book to understand the many different nuances and future potential of this new technology; as well as any manager who is constantly looking to streamline the systems that he or she operates.

Believe the hype: RFID is the future and the RFID FIELD GUIDE not only provides a picture of it, it IS the map that can get you there. ... Read more

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