Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists is vital reading for all students of any of these subjects hoping to make it in the real world.
Increasingly, students of engineering, science and technology subjects are finding that their success depends as much on general management skills and understanding operational systems as on their technical expertise. This book offers students that all– important firm foundation in management training.
Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists offers a practical and accessible introduction to management and provides a comprehensive guide to the management tools used in managing people and other resources. Part 1 includes a series of chapters on management applications and concepts, starting with basic issues such as What is a business? and What is management? , continuing through management of quality, materials and new product development and concluding with examples of successful companies who provide good models of management. Part 2 considers human resource management and communications, introduces tools and techniques for managing machines and materials, examines financial management, describes the procedures and tools of project management, analyses the supply system and the processes of inventory control, studies business planning and marketing, and concludes with a new chapter on the management of SMEs.
The authors significant experience in both teaching and industry provides valuable lessons in business management, and allows them to provide case studies with real insight.
Introduction to the second edition.
PART I: BUSINESS BASICS.
1. Business basics.
2. The business environment.
3. Management styles: From Taylorism to McKinsey s 7Ss.
4. Management of quality.
5. Materials management.
6. Managing design and new product development.
8. Managing to succeed.
PART II: MANAGING ENGINEERING RESOURCES.
9. Human resource management the individual.
10. Groups of people.
12. Work study.
13. Costing and pricing.
14. Measuring financial performance.
15. Project investment decisions.
16. Maintenance management.
17. Project management.
18. Networks for projects.
19. Project management managing construction procurement.
20. Inventory management.
21. Management of the supply system.
23. A case study in starting an SME.
Appendix 1: A guide to writing a business plan.
Appendix 2: Quality management tools.
Appendix 3: Case study: Developing a network.
Appendix 4: DCF tables.