A BOOK REVIEW OF MODRÁK, V. AND PANDIAN, R.S. (EDS.)
"OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT RESEARCH AND CELLULAR MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS:
INNOVATIVE METHODS AND APPROACHES” IGI GLOBAL, HERSHEY, PA AND NEW YORK, OCTOBER, 2011.
This book, which is available at http://www.igi-
It is very interesting to notice that the book is written by 44 authors from 13 countries. Among them there are nations advanced in manufacturing; USA (8), Netherlands (3), Italy (5), Japan (4), Slovakia (3) and Poland (2), intensively developing manufacturing as the outsourcing to countries; China (1), India (4), Brazil (1), and Romania (1), and countries looking for the opportunities in manufacturing; Iran (5), Tunisia (5), Turkey (2).
Among the most advanced manufacturing nations only Netherlands and Italy is committed to manufacturing. Poland has good roots in manufacturing but it is rather a “robot” of German and French corporations after 1989, when it transformed its central planning to market economy. Slovakia is blossoming in manufacturing, mostly in the car industry. This short review of the manufacturing might indicates that the manufacturing technology is slowly passing from Western to Asian Civilization, while Islamic Civilization is getting ready for manufacturing, particularly in Iran, Turkey, and Tunisia.
The book is edited by Vladimir Modrák and R. Sudhakara Pandian. V. Modrák is a Professor of Manufacturing Technology and Head of Department of Manufacturing Management at the Technical University of Košice in Slovakia. He lectured as Visiting Professor at University of Perugia (Italy), University of Applied Sciences Wildau (Germany), University of Czestochowa (Poland) and held seminars at the Keyworth Institute at the University of Leeds (UK), University of Salerno (Italy) and University of Perugia. Presently, he is also Chairman of the Commission for Doctoral Study in the field of Industrial Engineering. Prof. Modrák is co-
R. Sudhakara Pandian (Kalasalingam University, India) earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering under TEQIP fellowship from National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India in 2008. He has done post-
Both Editors reflect the experience European approach to manufacturing and Indian quest for being the World Laboratory. This kind of synergy led to the development of this book, which is not a typical eclectic set of chapters. Contrary, it is a synergetic system of chapters, which complement each other.
The book addresses; 1) Trends of Methods in Cell-