Dispersed Manufacturing Networks

Challenges for Research and Practice

Author: Rob Dekkers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848824688

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 257

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Dispersed Manufacturing Networks provides new perspectives of dispersed manufacturing systems from three points of view. The first is that offered by complex systems theory, particularly on how agents in these industrial networks interact and how that provides possibility for coordination. The book also elaborates on issues of coordination and planning, as well as examining new solutions and challenges for logistics problems and collaboration in engineering networks within the internationalisation perspective. The impact of globalization is discussed for both managerial decision-making and operational performance of supply chains. A strong emphasis is placed on the need for continuous decision-making with recognition of the fact that networks of loosely connected agents require different approaches. Both researchers and professionals will welcome Dispersed Manufacturing Networks. It is an informative guide for those researching and working across a range of fields.
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Community and Public Health Education Methods

Author: Bensley,Jodi Brookins-Fisher

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284142175

Category: Medical

Page: 375

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Updated and revised to keep pace with changes in the field, the fourth edition of Community Health Education Methods: A Practical Guide teaches students to effectively communicate health education messages and positively influence the norms and behaviors of both individuals and communities. This text explores the methods used by health educators, including didactic techniques designed to guide others toward the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.
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Advances in Blood Substitutes

Industrial Opportunities and Medical Challenges

Author: R. Winslow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461219760

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Each chapter of this volume is a contribution from an expert in the field, chosen by the editors to contribute to the 1997 "Current Issues in Blood Substitute Research and Development" course given in San Diego, March 17-19. The contributors were selected because of their expertise in areas which the editors believe to be critical to the advancement of the field, and which reflect activity in "hot" areas of relevant research. While there is a continuity in style for the annual course, each year brings changes in emphasis and content. In previous years, we were often not able to provide time for participants to present their views and opinions. Consequently, this year we encouraged discussion after each presentation. These sessions were recorded, transcribed, and are printed with the chapters herein. We believe that the product is very close to the capturing this year's course in print, and trust readers will enjoy reading the always candid and often provocative remarks from the audience. The price paid for inclusion of the discussion transcriptions was a delay in publication. Each author was allowed to edit his/her discussion section as well as the final version of the chapters prior to publication. The changes are mainly for grammar, and we tried, when possible, not to alter the conversational style of these interchanges.
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Securing Web Services: Practical Usage of Standards and Specifications

Practical Usage of Standards and Specifications

Author: Periorellis, Panos

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599046419

Category: Computers

Page: 420

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"This book collects a complete set of studies addressing the security and dependability challenges of Web services and the development of protocols to meet them. Encompassing a complete range of topics including specifications for message level security, transactions, and identity management, it enables libraries to provide researchers an authoritative guide to a most challenging technological topic"--Provided by publisher.
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ERP Systems and Organisational Change

A Socio-technical Insight

Author: Bernard Grabot,Anne Mayère,Isabelle Bazet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848001831

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

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ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems are now the backbone of the information systems in public and private sector organisations. Yet difficulties remain. This book provides a unique and comprehensive insight into ERP systems, from both a social and a technical viewpoint. Without trying to build an artificial consensus, several case studies are commented upon alternatively with a technical and social view, showing how the same facts can have different interpretations.
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Statistical Analysis of Network Data

Methods and Models

Author: Eric D. Kolaczyk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387881468

Category: Computers

Page: 386

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In recent years there has been an explosion of network data – that is, measu- ments that are either of or from a system conceptualized as a network – from se- ingly all corners of science. The combination of an increasingly pervasive interest in scienti c analysis at a systems level and the ever-growing capabilities for hi- throughput data collection in various elds has fueled this trend. Researchers from biology and bioinformatics to physics, from computer science to the information sciences, and from economics to sociology are more and more engaged in the c- lection and statistical analysis of data from a network-centric perspective. Accordingly, the contributions to statistical methods and modeling in this area have come from a similarly broad spectrum of areas, often independently of each other. Many books already have been written addressing network data and network problems in speci c individual disciplines. However, there is at present no single book that provides a modern treatment of a core body of knowledge for statistical analysis of network data that cuts across the various disciplines and is organized rather according to a statistical taxonomy of tasks and techniques. This book seeks to ll that gap and, as such, it aims to contribute to a growing trend in recent years to facilitate the exchange of knowledge across the pre-existing boundaries between those disciplines that play a role in what is coming to be called ‘network science.
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Mental Handicap

Dilemmas of Parent-Professional Relations

Author: Simon Dyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113578535X

Category: Education

Page: 248

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Rheumatology E-Book

Author: Marc C. Hochberg,Alan J. Silman,Josef S. Smolen,Michael E. Weinblatt,Michael H. Weisman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702063037

Category: Medical

Page: 2112

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Stay current in the ever-changing discipline of rheumatology with clear, reliable guidance from Hochberg’s Rheumatology, one of the most respected and trusted sources in the field. Designed to meet the needs of the practicing clinician, this medical reference book provides extensive, authoritative coverage of rheumatic diseases from basic scientific principles to practical points of clinical management in a lucid, logical, user-friendly manner. Track disease progression and treat patients more effectively with the information on genetic findings, imaging outcomes, cell and biologic therapies, rheumatoid arthritis, and SLE. Incorporate recent findings about pathogenesis of disease; imaging outcomes for specific diseases like RA, osteoarthritis, and spondyloarthropathies; cell and biologic therapies; and other timely topics. Remain up to date on the latest information in rheumatology through 13 brand-new chapters covering biomedical and translation science, disease and outcome assessment, new imaging modalities, early emerging disease, clinical therapeutics, patient management, and rehabilitation. Take advantage of expanded coverage of small molecule treatment, biologics, biomarkers, epigenetics, biosimilars, and cell-based therapies. Focus on the core knowledge needed for successful results with each chapter co-authored by an internationally-renowned specialist in the field. Easily find the information you need thanks to a consistent, user-friendly format with templated content and large-scale images.
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