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Management of Technology and Operations

Hardcover

$155.00

Management of Technology and Operations

R. Ray Gehani

ISBN: 978-0-471-17906-1 September 1998 464 Pages

Description

An accessible source of winning technology managementstrategies

In Management of Technology and Operations Ray Gehani reveals thebasic principles and best practices applied by toptechnology-driven organizations in the intensely competitive globalmarketplace. Using a model that technologists can relate to --ahigh-performance V-6 engine --he pinpoints the six sources ofcompetitive advantage that determine both short-term survival andmarket leadership over the long term. Then, with the help ofreal-life examples from leading technology-driven organizations, hedemonstrates how these global winners integrate project managementand pioneering leadership to exploit the full potential of each ofthese sources:
* Research and development
* Production automation and engineering
* Information integration
* Customer trust and market understanding
* Reliability and quality promise
* Building the best people.

For working engineers and managers in technology-drivenorganizations of any size, this book provides a commonunderstanding of the goals and methods of managing technology andoperations. It is also an excellent text for upper-levelundergraduate and graduate students in science, engineering, andbusiness.
Introduction to Technology, Management of Technology, and GlobalCompetitiveness.

CORE COMPETENCIES OF TECHNOLOGY.

Production Operations and Automation Engineering.

Proprietary Know-How, Intellectual Property, and Research andDevelopment: The Sources of Scientific Industrial Revolution.

Product Development and Customer Trust.

SUPPORTIVE COMPETENCIES OF TECHNOLOGY.

Promise of Quality: Products, Processes, and Management.

Processing Information and Communication.

People Resource and Human Capital: Innovators, Agile Learners,Creators, Decision Makers, Change-Agents, and Entrepreneurs.

INTEGRATION AND PIONEERING OF TECHNOLOGY.

Project Management and Integration.

Pioneering Vision and Leadership.

Projected Future of Technology and Success in Society.

Index.