Sunday, June 12, 2016

Techniques of Value Analysis and Engineering by L.D. Miles, Book Information, Review and Summary


L.D. Miles is the developer of Value Analysis and Engineering. His original books are a must read for all industrial engineering students.  Industrial engineering adopted value engineering as one of the techniques in its tool kit.

Industrial Engineering Tool Kit

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Techniques of Value Analysis and Engineering by L.D. Miles, First Edition, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1961

Contents

1. Value Analysis - Philosophies, Concepts, Basic Steps, Approach
2. The Value Analysis Job Plan
3. The Value Analysis Techniques
4. The Use of the Techniques
5. Special Knowledge Required
6. Decision Environment Required
7. Effect on Other Work in the Business
8. Effective Organization of Value Work
9. Essential Make-up, Qualifications, and Training or Value Analysts and Engineers
10. Work content for the Value Analyst, Engineer, and Consultant
11. Motivation, Measurement,and Tests


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In the first edition job plan and value analysis techniques are clearly mentioned. All other chapters are additional environmental issues for the successful application of value engineering. chapters 2, 3 and 4 are the core of the book.

Value Engineering - Introduction  provides a summary of the content of the book.




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Techniques of Value Analysis and Engineering by L.D. Miles, 2nd Edition.


The full book is available on Wendt Library. Click on each chapter to download the chapter from Wendt library site.

Cover, Inscription, Title Page, and Preface
Contents vii
Preface to the Second Edition xv
Quotation - "Mind Setting" xviii
1. Concepts and Approaches of Value Analysis and Engineering 1
2. All Cost Is for Function 25
3. Evaluate the Function 31
4. Problem-setting System 45
5. Problem-solving System 51
6. Setting and Solving Management-decision-type Problems 70
7. Setting and Solving Services Problems 77
8. Results Accelerators 87
9. Using the System 162
10. Special Knowledge Required 178
11. Understanding the Decision Environment 205
12. Effect on Other Work in the Business 224
13. Effective Organization for Value Work 253
14. Essential Qualifications and Training for Value Analysis and Engineers 267
15. Work Content for the Value Analyst, Engineer, and Consultant 274
16. Motivation, Measurement, and Tests 283
17. Advanced Techniques 299
18. Using the System to Reduce Construction Costs 313
19. Problems for Assignment 330
Appendix 337
Index 351













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Updated  12 June 2016, 10 Mar 2012

1 comment:

  1. Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life.






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