The Methods and Tools of the Linked Engineering and Manufacturing Platform (LEAP)
Author: Dimitris Kiritsis
Pubpsher: Academic Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Taking the LEAP: The Methods and Tools of the Linked Engineering and Manufacturing Platform (LEAP) shows how to use the LEAP methodology to organize all product lifecycle information needed to drive engineering and manufacturing processes, and also provides knowledge exploitation solutions to support design decisions. This book not only explains in detail what LEAP is and how to use it, but also provides LEAP case studies from sectors such as auto manufacturing and offshore engineering. The intensity of competition in the global manufacturing industry has increased dramatically in the past decade, presenting challenges and opportunities to new operators and traditional centers alike. Using the latest ICT developments effectively is increasingly important in order to meet demands for mass customization, sustainability, and improved productivity. To achieve these goals, the Linked Engineering and manufacturing Platform (LEAP) was developed as an integrated information system for manufacturing design. Discusses how LEAP creates a new data environment for all stakeholders in the manufacturing industry, which will improve customization, sustainability, and productivity Devises an interoperability system to gather and coordinate digital data from machines and systems across the manufacturing supply chain Provides standards for the Internet of Things Includes case study data from companies at the cutting edge of ICT in manufacturing such as SAP, Volkswagen, and UBITECH
Thirteen-year-old Taylor's adventures at Wildwood Stables, where anything is possible, continue! One of Taylor Henry's best friends at Wildwood Stables, Daphne Chang, is a brilliant rider. So when she gets the offer of a lifetime from Ross River Ranch, Wildwood's toughest competition, it comes as no surprise -- but it could also mean the end of Wildwood Stables.
Make your mark as a coach and grow your business by learning from the best, highest-level coaches in the world who are willing to share their secrets and core strategies. Relevant and practical with strategies specific to current and aspiring coaches, Taking the Leap provides advice from well-known coaches including: Jack Canfield, Marshall Goldsmith, Cherie Carter-Scott and Mark Thompson, who have each built lucrative coaching businesses while doing what they love: helping people.
I feel a dear diary moment coming on. Remember the secret diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4? I am considering resurrecting it as; the surprise diary of Avril Chester aged 39 and nearly 3/4 (yes, I'm in denial). A surprise as I genuinely have no idea how it is going to end.
The Thatchers are back! That’s right, the family that won our hearts in Jumping Into Things and Landing with Both Feet return for the final book in the Thatchers saga, with all of the love, life, and squabbling we expect from these larger than life folks! Ross Thatcher has been through a rough time. His lover, Kevin, has left him, and it’s too hard to stay in Colorado with his family, who are all blissfully happy with their lives and loves. So Ross wanders the country, visiting friends and working odd jobs. At least until his truck breaks down in small town Texas. Tank is a mechanic who loves life, running his own salsa business, and bass fishing. When Ross is stranded on his doorstep, Tank offers a dose of Texas hospitality, giving him a place to stay, and a bond of friendship that grows quickly into something more. The holiday season has Ross taking Tank to Colorado to meet the family, but it’s a family emergency that keeps Ross there, forcing him to choose between his family ties and his new romance. Can Ross find a way to do what he has to for his brothers and keep Tank in his life?
Ditch Your Job, Start Your Own Business and Set Yourself Free
Author: Ian Sanders
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Who Do You Think You Are? Times are changing fast. Traditional working practices and the concept of a conventional job are increasingly becoming things of the past as we make sense of a new marketplace where the only limit to success is our own imagination. What Does it take to Survive in This New Scrambled Up World of Work? * Attitude - to get started * Enterprise - to succeed * Success - at maximising opportunities * Worklife - in the right balance The challenges - and the opportunities - for the 'entrepreneur-within' the huge. For micro-businesses, home-workers, freelancers, it's all for the taking. That is the essence of LEAP! A stimulus for taking the plunge to go it alone and set yourself free... and for making it up as you go along! "Ian Sanders connects brilliantly wit the mindset and needs of talented professionals in their migration away from corporate mediocrity. LEAP! is a personal guidebook to both the practicality and emotion of making work matter." - Chris Nel, Partner, Tom Peters Company