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Analyzing maintenance as an integrated system with objectives, strategies and processes that need to be planned, designed, engineered, and controlled using statistical and optimization techniques, the theme of this book is the strategic holistic system approach for maintenance. This approach enables maintenance decision makers to view maintenance as a provider of a competitive edge not a necessary evil.
Encompassing maintenance systems; maintenance strategic and capacity planning, planned and preventive maintenance, work measurements and standards, material (spares) control, maintenance operations and control, planning and scheduling, maintenance quality, training, and others, this book gives readers an understanding of the relevant methodology and how to apply it to real-world problems in industry.
Each chapter includes a number exercises and is suitable as a textbook or a reference for a professionals and practitioners whilst being of interest to industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and industrial management students. It can also be used as a textbook for short courses on maintenance in industry.
This text is the second edition of the book, which has four new chapters added and three chapters are revised substantially to reflect development in maintenance since the publication of the first edition. The new chapters cover reliability centered maintenance, total productive maintenance, e-maintenance and maintenance performance, productivity and continuous improvement.
How successful is your congregation as a multi-generational congregation, united in love of the Lord, joyful worship, and service to a broken world? Good planning needs a clear understanding of the problems and opportunities so have a church team use the Manual's challenging yet realistic evaluations to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and begin planning for the future to which God is inviting you and your new members!
The First Evaluation is taken from a study by the Hartford Institute for Religious Research on factors that predict growth or decline in churches. We selected the best predictors of growth for the Manual. These elements involve the congregation's mission and purpose, its vitality and spirituality, its willingness to meet new challenges, the nature of the main worship service as being joyful rather than stilted, and whether the members are involved in outreach. Your evaluation team's members each rate the present performance of the church and develop a joint value as a baseline to measure future results. Throughout your time together team members also use a personal notebook to record insights for improvement actions that will be invaluable in later planning sections.
The Second Evaluation utilizes 10 factors which characterize the culture of the younger generations from Dr. Johnson's book "Where have all the Young People Gone" (2012). Your team discovers how social interaction between older church members and the younger generations might create some discomfort and works to proactively identify possible solutions.
The Third Evaluation is similar to the second in that it addresses the young people's cultural values, but here they are taken from a college chaplain's advice regarding how to get more young people involved. Your team now moves beyond the objective scientific elements using the nuances found here to provide another great opportunity to understand the younger generations.
In this third evaluation we introduce discussion of specific moral issues such as mixing pharisaic teaching and behavior with basic Christian anchoring (focusing on the letter of the law, rather than on the spirit of the law). The insight in this section is that congregations who love the law rather than love the Lord will find Generations X and Y hard to attract.
The Fourth and Fifth Evaluations are linked together in the Manual because they cover similar issues with living Jesus' New Commandment of love. Your team looks at coffee hours, social and business meetings, and greeting new people at Sunday services.
The New Commandment is the most serious of the generational issues. It appears widely but is taken for granted and often simply set aside; the bible, however, talks about actually becoming a new person in Christ. Jesus said, "Just as I have loved you, you should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another" (John 13:34-35). This emphasis is vital to the Manual. Our conviction is that effectively reaching out to others through evangelism, the Great Commandment of Jesus, loses much of its punch unless love is integral to the efforts.
Planning: When your congregation's team has finished the evaluations, they have covered elements found in a spiritually powerful church; they understand young people on many different levels; and they have some idea where your own church stands with respect to love (sheep, goat or hybrid). Their notebooks are filled with insights for possible improvement actions and the love that must go with them. The Manual at this stage provides guidance to your team for drafting both a proposed vision statement and sample action plans. Your team's results, in preparation for building the love in your hearts for those that God already has in mind for your church to minister with, are, finally, entrusted to the leaders of your church for implementation.
Illuminating the importance of culture in community planning, this book reveals why previous planning practices have failed and suggests that improvements can be made by taking into consideration the diverse needs of a multicultural society. For community planning to be effective, planners must first recognize and acknowledge that community culture influences how people live in, use, and organize space. They must then base their designs on the respective community culture and avoid the trap of planning based on their own values and cultural background. Thus urban planning must take on a futuristic, multi-dimensional vision for the 21st century. The contributions in this book address these issues and suggest ways in which the planner can incorporate the cultural differences and avoid conflict. The book examines the inadequacy of current theoretical and philosophical paradigms in planning in a multicultural society, how planners can increase planning's effectiveness with ethnic and cultural communities, and how we might reshape institutions to better address the needs of a diverse, global, and multicultural society. This book will be of interest to both academic and professional audiences in multicultural studies and urban planning.
A comprehensive compilation concerned with a variety of modern methods being used worldwide to improve soil and rock conditions supporting new and remedial construction. Ground water lowering and drainage techniques, soil compaction, excavation support methods, permeation and jet grouting are among the many topics discussed. More than 100 tables and 650 figures illustrate the text.
Your wedding is one of the most important, and biggest events in your life. Getting engaged and planning a wedding are an exciting and magical time, but without all the right information and planning, it can also be a headache-inducing experience. There are a lot of details and a lot of preparation that goes into planning a wedding: from securing a venue, inviting guests, choosing flowers, when the wedding will be held and more. There are so many details to be arranged. The Smart & Easy Guide To Wedding Planning: Your Guide Book to the Perfect DIY Dream Wedding With or Without the Help of a Wedding Planner details all elements of wedding planning. The guide notes the importance of good wedding preparation. This is the biggest day of a couples' lives and all details should be attended to properly. The guide discusses the general timeline for wedding planning, which is usually between 9-12 months. This is the amount of time suggested to allow for proper, unrushed planning of the festivities. While not set in stone, the timeline for most major wedding-related preparations is as follows: 6-12 months before the wedding, deposits for venues, caterers and the reception hall should be made. This is also when musicians, florists, the wedding cake baker, etc. should be lined up. The details do not need to be finalized, but deposits need to be made. 4 months before the wedding choose the guests, honeymoon location, attire for the wedding party, etc. 2 months before the wedding, send out invitations, apply for marriage license. 1 month before the wedding is generally when bachelor and bachelorette parties are thrown. This is also when final fittings and small details are finalized. 2 weeks before the wedding is when the marriage license should be filed and change of name/address should be filed. This is also when all the details that have not yet been finalized need to be set in stone. The day before the wedding is generally when the rehearsal is held. The guide then goes on to provide a detailed chapter on devising a wedding budget. Weddings can be very expensive and couples are often faced with sticker shock or the inability to have the wedding they wanted due to finances. The guide recommends laying out all the resources you have at your disposal so as to know exactly what you have to work with. Even with a small budget, you can have a fairytale-like wedding. Wedding take a lot of preparation and the guide recommends delegation of tasks to help reduce the burden on the couple. Friends and family members are often more than willing to help with certain aspects of wedding planning or related tasks and allowing them to take part not only reduces the burden on the couple, but allows family and friends to feel like they are a bigger part of your big day. The guide then touches on the role of the best man, how to best choose flowers and other decorations, as well as how to ensure that your guests will have an enjoyable experience. There is even a chapter that discusses second marriages and the different set of circumstances these weddings bring to light. Your wedding is the biggest day of your life as a couple, and we all want our wedding day to be as perfect as possible. With The Smart & Easy Guide To Wedding Planning: Your Guide Book to the Perfect DIY Dream Wedding With or Without the Help of a Wedding Planner, you will have a detailed guide of all the elements of wedding planning that need to be attended to, as well as a rough guide for when and how each task needs to be completed. With this guide, planning your wedding does not have to be a confusing and frustrating experience. With planning and organization, your wedding day can truly be the dream you imagined it would be. Grab your copy today of The Smart & Easy Guide To Wedding Planning: Your Guide Book to the Perfect DIY Dream Wedding With or Without the Help of a Wedding Planner!
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