This book is compiled to provide the reader a critical appreciation of key tools of Lean and Six Sigma and their implementation into both manufacturing and service organizations through drawing upon the research findings of a range of specialist scholars (including academics and practitioners) who have either proposed a conceptual model of framework for Lean/Six Sigma or have empirically gathered an extensive range of new data from organizations in the manufacturing and service sectors across a number of countries.
Although most of this book can be seen as an attempt to navigate through a landscape of
potential and opportunity for a future World Wide Web, it is prudent, as in any navigational
exercise, to start by determining one’s present location. To this end, the first chapter is a
descriptive walkabout in the current technology of the Web – its concepts and protocols. It
sets out first principles relevant to the following exploration, and it explains the terms
In addition to visual art, the conference also covered a topic of
special interest in visual neuroaesthetics: facial beauty. Other peo-
ple’s faces constitute highly relevant stimuli for humans, and face
perception is mediated by distributed neural regions (Ishai, 2007),
including the extrastriate cortex, which is specially dedicated to
processing individual identity, and the superior temporal sulcus,
which processes facial movements involved in speech and direct-
Of those who were satisfied with the quality of discussions, most indicated they
enjoyed having access to others’ experiences and views, and that other students’ posts
helped them learn and complete their assignments. Several commented that
e-Communities was a positive and safe environment in which all contributions were
Of those respondents who were either dissatisfied with or indifferent about the quality
of discussions, most commented either that few postings mean few quality discussions
or that the discussions that do...
The initial version of Gamma consisted of 17 VAX 11/750 processors, each with two megabytes of memory.
An 80 megabit/second token ring [PROT85] was used to connect the processors to each other and to another VAX
running Unix. This processor acted as the host machine for Gamma. Attached to eight of the processors were 333
megabyte Fujitsu disk drives that were used for storing the database.
Tungsten Carbide - Processing and Applications, provides fundamental and practical information of tungsten carbide from powder processing to machining technologies for industry to explore more potential applications. Tungsten carbide has attracted great interest to both engineers and academics for the sake of its excellent properties such as hard and wear-resistance, high melting point and chemically inert. It has been applied in numerous important industries including aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, semiconductor and marine as mining and cutting tools, mould and die, wear parts, etc.
If there have been events of human exposure to the mixture, such as a prior oil spill, worker health
studies can provide the greatest amount of insight regarding future spills. These studies, such as the one
conducted after the Prestige oil spill off the coast of Spain1
, comprehensively examine adverse health
effects of oil rather than a single constituent chemical.
By ensuring through vehicle Type Approval schemes, support and information provided to
manufacturers, that new vehicles, systems and components are designed and
manufactured to the appropriate national, European and international road safety
By working with DfT and BIS policy colleagues, so that VCA’s operational experience
helps their formulation of future standards and schemes plus developing VCA capabilities
and expertise and exploring the potential safety benefits of emerging automotive
This report examines likely challenges to U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf region in the coming decade. In particular, the report explores the conventional military strength of Iran and Iraq, the potential for subversion, and the social and economic weaknesses of all the regional states. In addition, it seeks to identify key uncertainties and trends that may shape the region’s future. It then assesses the implications of these trends for the United States, particularly the U.S. military. The research was completed before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States....