Introduction to Manufacturing — First Print Copies

As co-author of Introduction to Manufacturing, I received the first print copies with trepidation::

  1. Did they print it on good paper?
  2. Does the book stay open flat without paperweights on each side?
  3. Are all the numbers and cross-references accurate?
  4. Are the pictures sharp and the colors vivid?

For the paperback edition, so far, it’s yes on all counts. Here is a sample of a page spread:

Introduction to Manufacturing sample spread

The only elements I found missing are three endorsements of Introduction to Manufacturing that we greatly appreciate:

  • “This superb book explains how to design, manage, and improve manufacturing operations. Based on their deep expertise, Baudin and Netland compellingly present a great resource of manufacturing knowledge – useful for both novices and experts.“ – – Charles H. Fine, Chrysler LGO Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • “Baudin and Netland’s comprehensive text serves as an important and timely reminder that manufacturing remains as important in a world of ubiquitous digitalization, as it ever has been.“ – Matthias Holweg, Professor and American Standard Companies Chair of Operations Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
  • “This is the first book of its kind, situated at the nexus of manufacturing, industrial engineering, and management – precisely what students and organizations need.“ – Adedeji Badiru, Professor and Dean of Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Air Force Institute of Technology.

We hope to see them in the next print run.

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