Synopses & Reviews
Providing a comprehensive introduction to the new multidisciplinary function called Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MSE) this textbook is intended to demonstrate the systems aspects of modern manufacturing operations.
about the 1st Edition: `Wu's book is an important contribution as he sets systems thinking directly into a manufacturing context...Systems concepts are explained and well illustrated..His general systems approach to problem solving has a freshness....The book deserves a place on the management shelf and in the class room.' International Journal of Production Research `...students and managers involved in manufacturing will appreciate the book's broad scope and integration of topics. It deserves a place both on the management shelf and in the classroom.' Engineering Designer `...a good introduction to manufacturing systems design and analysis.' Integrated Manufacturing Systems
Table of Contents
Part One: Systems. Overview of manufacturing systems analysis in the technological age. Systems concepts. Part Two: Manufacturing. A conceptual model of a manufacturing system. Part Three: Systems Engineering. Object oriented perspective of manufacturing operation. The general systems approach to problem solving. Computer simulation in manufacturing systems analysis. Part Four: Manufacturing systems. A design and evaluation methodology of manufacturing systems. Appendices.