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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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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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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The SAGE Handbook of Media Processes and Effects

Author: Robin L. Nabi,Mary Beth Oliver

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483374882

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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The study of media processes and effects is one of the most central to the discipline of communication and encompasses a vast array of theoretical perspectives, methodological tools, and applications to important social contexts. In light of this importance—as well as the rapid changes in the media environment that have occurred during the past 20 years—this Handbook explores where media effects research has been over the past several decades, and, equally important, contemplates where it should go in the years ahead. COVERAGE Part I offers an overview of the field and conceptualizations of media effects, along with a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies used in the study of media effects. Part II focuses on prominent theoretical approaches to the study of media effects from a more societal perspective, tracing their historical contexts, theoretical developments, criticisms and controversies, and the impact of the new media environment on current and future research. Part III emphasizes the various factors that influence the critical functions of message selection and processing central to a host of mass media application contexts. Part IV reflects a dominant trend in the media effects literature—that of persuasion and learning—and traces related theoretical perspectives through the various contexts in which media may have such effects. Part V explores the contexts and audiences that have been traditional foci of media effects research, such as children, violence, body image, and race, addressing the theories most applicable to those contexts. Part VI highlights a concern central and unique to the communication discipline—message medium—and how it influences effects ranging from what messages are attended to, how we spend our time, and even how we think.
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