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Maverick Insider - A Struggle For Union Independence In A Time Of National Liberation (Paperback): Johnny Copelyn Maverick Insider - A Struggle For Union Independence In A Time Of National Liberation (Paperback)
Johnny Copelyn 1
R280 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In 1973 the trade union movement was both racially and regionally divided. It virtually excluded African workers, and in many cases unions were led by cautious and paternalistic leaders, long schooled in avoiding confrontation with either the state or employers. Then widespread strikes erupted in Durban where hundreds of thousands of workers downed tools in support of wage demands. It was a militant explosion unprecedented since the apartheid government had crushed and outlawed mass demonstrations against segregation and 'whites-only' rule. And it provided the impetus for the next decade and a half of trade union organisation, which succeeded in uniting workers on a largely non-racial basis, dominated by the slogan 'one industry one union'.

Maverick Insider is an anecdotal, insider's account of the transformation during this period in the textile, clothing and leather worker sectors. It focuses on the outlooks of leadership groups in different parts of that industry and their efforts to influence the nature of the amalgamation of six unions to form the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU), one of the three largest unions of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). It traces the interaction between union leadership and both political parties and community organisations dedicated to making the country ungovernable, as well as those who were determined to stamp out such calls. It details struggles to unite workers across political divides in the same union organisation and to assert an independent working-class point of view in a period of growing African nationalism. It details the traumatic events on the road to the so-called peaceful miracle that created a rainbow nation but left 22 000 South Africans dead in the process.

And it is the story of a team of people who set out to change the world and formed an unshakeable bond in the process.

Groover's Principles of Modern Manufacturing - Materials, Processes, and Systems SI Version (Paperback, 6th Edition,... Groover's Principles of Modern Manufacturing - Materials, Processes, and Systems SI Version (Paperback, 6th Edition, Global Edition)
Mikell P. Groover
R1,243 Discovery Miles 12 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Groover's Principles of Modern Manufacturing is designed for a first course or two-course sequence in Manufacturing at the junior level in Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering curricula. As in preceding editions, the author's objective is to provide a treatment of manufacturing that is modern and quantitative. The book's modern approach is based on balanced coverage of the basic engineering materials, the inclusion of recently developed manufacturing processes and comprehensive coverage of electronics manufacturing technologies. The quantitative focus of the text is displayed in its emphasis on manufacturing science and its greater use of mathematical models and quantitative end-of-chapter problems.

Steel - The Story of Pittsburgh's Iron & Steel Industry, 1852-1902 (Paperback): Dale Richard Perelman Steel - The Story of Pittsburgh's Iron & Steel Industry, 1852-1902 (Paperback)
Dale Richard Perelman
R487 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution - Perspectives on Digital Globalisation (Hardcover): Patrizio Bianchi,... Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution - Perspectives on Digital Globalisation (Hardcover)
Patrizio Bianchi, Sandrine Labory
R2,182 Discovery Miles 21 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fourth industrial revolution is having a major impact on industry and societies primarily because of what has been called its raw material: data. New technologies are allowing hyper-connection on a global scale, not only between people, but also between people and machines and, in the case of the Internet of Things, even amongst machines themselves. This book offers a critical reflection on the meaning and expected consequences of the fourth industrial revolution, with a particular focus on the advent of digital globalisation and its implications for industrial policy. Industrial revolutions are considered not only in terms of technological progress, but also in the context of the changing relationship between market and production dynamics, and the social and political conditions enabling the development of new technologies. Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution aims to increase our capacity to anticipate and adapt to the forthcoming structural changes. It outlines the type of industrial policy and strategies that are needed in this era of rapid transformation. The authors propose a 'comprehensive industrial policy' that considers the complexity of structural changes involving industry as well as institutions and social and education policies, in order to encourage the participation of all citizens in the development process. The book also features a concrete example of comprehensive industrial policy implementation at the regional level. This stimulating and thoughtful book makes the case that industrial policies are more vital than ever, particularly now as the economy undergoes a technological revolution. It will be required reading for all those interested in industrial economics and policy, business and technology.

Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution - Perspectives on Digital Globalisation (Paperback): Patrizio Bianchi,... Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution - Perspectives on Digital Globalisation (Paperback)
Patrizio Bianchi, Sandrine Labory
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fourth industrial revolution is having a major impact on industry and societies primarily because of what has been called its raw material: data. New technologies are allowing hyper-connection on a global scale, not only between people, but also between people and machines and, in the case of the Internet of Things, even amongst machines themselves. This book offers a critical reflection on the meaning and expected consequences of the fourth industrial revolution, with a particular focus on the advent of digital globalisation and its implications for industrial policy. Industrial revolutions are considered not only in terms of technological progress, but also in the context of the changing relationship between market and production dynamics, and the social and political conditions enabling the development of new technologies. Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution aims to increase our capacity to anticipate and adapt to the forthcoming structural changes. It outlines the type of industrial policy and strategies that are needed in this era of rapid transformation. The authors propose a 'comprehensive industrial policy' that considers the complexity of structural changes involving industry as well as institutions and social and education policies, in order to encourage the participation of all citizens in the development process. The book also features a concrete example of comprehensive industrial policy implementation at the regional level. This stimulating and thoughtful book makes the case that industrial policies are more vital than ever, particularly now as the economy undergoes a technological revolution. It will be required reading for all those interested in industrial economics and policy, business and technology.

Sacramento Beer - A Craft History (Paperback): Justin Chechourka Sacramento Beer - A Craft History (Paperback)
Justin Chechourka; Foreword by Daniel Moffatt - Fountainhead Brewing Company
R487 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Marriners Yarns (Paperback): George Ingle Marriners Yarns (Paperback)
George Ingle
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A fascinating insight into an industry that shaped the Yorkshire landscape which will appeal to those interested in the history of the county, Keighley, knitting and our industrial heritage generally. Marriner's wool and patterns have clothed generations of British families, but few people are aware of the fascinating story of this famous company. This well-written, readable account puts the firm under the microscope in a way which contributes greatly to our knowledge and understanding of mill working and management.

Vermont Prohibition - Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption (Paperback): Adam Krakowski Vermont Prohibition - Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption (Paperback)
Adam Krakowski
R472 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tredegar Iron Works: - Richmond's Foundry on the James (Paperback): Nathan Vernon Madison Tredegar Iron Works: - Richmond's Foundry on the James (Paperback)
Nathan Vernon Madison
R487 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Japanese Automotive Industry - Model and Challenge for the Future? (Paperback): Robert E. Cole The Japanese Automotive Industry - Model and Challenge for the Future? (Paperback)
Robert E. Cole; Edited by Robert E. Cole
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Montana Beer - A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country (Paperback): Ryan Newhouse Montana Beer - A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country (Paperback)
Ryan Newhouse; Foreword by Senator Max Baucus
R415 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R76 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Montana's brewing history stretches back more than 150 years to the state's days as a territory. But the art of brewing in Montana has come a long way since the frontier era. Today, nearly forty craft breweries span the Treasure State, and the quality of their output rivals the best craft beer produced anywhere in the country. Maybe it's because there's also a little piece of Montana in every glass, as the state's brewers pride themselves on using cold mountain water and locally sourced barley harvested from Montana's ample fields. From grain to glass, " Montana Beer: A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country" tells the story of the brewers and breweries that make the Treasure State's brew so special.

Sweatshop - The History of an American Idea (Paperback): Laura Hapke Sweatshop - The History of an American Idea (Paperback)
Laura Hapke
R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Arguing that the sweatshop is as American as apple pie, Laura Hapke surveys over a century and a half of the language, verbal and pictorial, in which the sweatshop has been imagined and its stories told. Not seeking a formal definition of the sort that policymakers are concerned with, nor intending to provide a strict historical chronology, this unique book shows, rather, how the ""real" sweatshop has become intertwined with the ""invented" sweatshop of our national imagination, and how this mixture of rhetoric and myth has endowed American sweatshops with rich and complex cultural meaning. Hapke uncovers a wide variety of tales and images that writers, artists, social scientists, reformers, and workers themselves have told about ""the shop." Adding an important perspective to historical and economic approaches, Sweatshop draws on sources from antebellum journalism, Progressive era surveys, modern movies, and anti-sweatshop websites. Illustrated chapters detail how the shop has been a facilitator of assimilation, a promoter of upward mobility, the epitome of exploitation, a site of ethnic memory, a venue for political protest, and an expression of twentieth-century managerial narratives. An important contribution to the real and imagined history of garment industry exploitation, this book provides a valuable new context for understanding contemporary sweatshops that now represent the worst expression of an unregulated global economy.

Made in Shanghai (Hardcover): Yu Shen, Shaonong Wei Made in Shanghai (Hardcover)
Yu Shen, Shaonong Wei
R801 R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Save R141 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on the industrial manufacturing history of Shanghai over the past 100 years, this book introduces the development of Chinese design throughout the different eras of the People's Republic of China, from the planned economy stage to the later economic reforms and the opening up of the country to trade. We detail industrial-product design, packaging design, poster design, and other related subjects. The characteristics of each era are discussed in the following five sections: daily life, national image, transmission and reception, export trade, and communication and transportation. We approach each design from numerous perspectives, exploring its development as well as how it altered tastes and trends. These products were not just a symptom of change; they also answered social needs and spurred development, keeping China apace with production methods in Europe and giving ordinary citizens access to mass-produced luxuries like TVs, radios and cosmetics. The work of Shanghai designers was fundamental in turning China into the thriving economy we see today.

Transforming Industrial Policy for the Digital Age - Production, Territories and Structural Change (Hardcover): Patrizio... Transforming Industrial Policy for the Digital Age - Production, Territories and Structural Change (Hardcover)
Patrizio Bianchi, Clemente R. Duran, Sandrine Labory
R2,616 Discovery Miles 26 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Transforming Industrial Policy for the Digital Age argues that digital globalization is inducing deep and productive transformations, making industrial policy necessary in order to reorientate development towards inclusive and more sustainable growth. It demonstrates that industrialization remains an important development process for emerging economies. Featuring contributions by leading scholars, this timely book unpacks the dynamics of 'Industry 4.0', including computer-based algorithms, integration with cloud computing, and the Internet of Things. As existing global value chains take advantage of the new technologies to reorganize production, the contributors explore the implications of new industrial policies, and to what extent they have promoted structural changes that maintain sustainability. This book reflects on the lessons that can be drawn from the history of national industrial policies from across the globe, covering the successes and failures of national policy in promoting industry in response to productive transformations in industrial organization. Insightful and nuanced, this book will benefit scholars of both economics and industrial public policy. International experts and policy-makers will also appreciate this book's critical insight into the transformative shifts in global industrial organization and policies.

Policy, Regulation and Innovation in China's Electricity and Telecom Industries (Paperback): Loren Brandt, Thomas G. Rawski Policy, Regulation and Innovation in China's Electricity and Telecom Industries (Paperback)
Loren Brandt, Thomas G. Rawski
R816 Discovery Miles 8 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The scale of China's innovation ambitions inspires worldwide commentary, much of it poorly informed. Focusing on electricity, telecommunication and semiconductors, this book offers a richly detailed account of China's innovation efforts. Massive application of human, policy and financial resources shows great promise, but institutional obstacles, conflicting objectives, ill-advised policies and Soviet-era legacies inject inefficiencies, resulting in a complex mosaic of success and failure in both technical and commercial dimensions. State Grid leads the world in high-voltage power transmission, while domestic semiconductors lag behind the international frontier. Electricity and telecom providers record impressive technical advances, but overinvestment and inefficient operation contribute to high costs and prices. Nuclear power combines technical excellence with commercial weakness. Cost reduction rather than new technology underpins commercial success in solar materials. The book's granular studies look beyond specific technologies to incorporate the policy matrix, regulatory structures and global developments into the appraisal of China's innovation achievements.

Handbook of Manufacturing Industries in the World Economy (Paperback): John R. Bryson, Jennifer Clark, Vida Vanchan Handbook of Manufacturing Industries in the World Economy (Paperback)
John R. Bryson, Jennifer Clark, Vida Vanchan
R1,140 Discovery Miles 11 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This interdisciplinary volume provides a critical and multi-disciplinary review of current manufacturing processes, practices, and policies, and broadens our understanding of production and innovation in the world economy. Chapters highlight how firms and industries modify existing processes to produce for established and emerging markets through dynamic and design-driven strategies. This approach allows readers to view transformations in production systems and processes across sectors, technologies and industries. Contributors include scholars ranging from engineering to policy to economic geography. The evidence demonstrates that manufacturing continues to matter in the world economy.

Vibration Monitoring of Induction Motors - Practical Diagnosis of Faults via Industrial Case Studies (Hardcover): William T.... Vibration Monitoring of Induction Motors - Practical Diagnosis of Faults via Industrial Case Studies (Hardcover)
William T. Thomson
R2,637 Discovery Miles 26 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Master the art of vibration monitoring of induction motors with this unique guide to on-line condition assessment and fault diagnosis, building on the author's fifty years of investigative expertise. It includes: *Robust techniques for diagnosing of a wide range of common faults, including shaft misalignment and/or soft foot, rolling element bearing faults, sleeve bearing faults, magnetic and vibrational issues, resonance in vertical motor drives, and vibration and acoustic noise from inverters. *Detailed technical coverage of thirty real-world industrial case studies, from initial vibration spectrum analysis through to fault diagnosis and final strip-down. *An introduction to real-world vibration spectrum analysis for fault diagnosis, and practical guidelines to reduce bearing failure through effective grease management. This definitive book is essential reading for industrial end-users, engineers, and technicians working in motor design, manufacturing, and condition monitoring. It will also be of interest to researchers and graduate students working on condition monitoring.

Solved - How other countries cracked the world's biggest problems (and we can too) (Hardcover): Andrew Wear Solved - How other countries cracked the world's biggest problems (and we can too) (Hardcover)
Andrew Wear 1
R454 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R74 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Denmark is set to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Iceland has topped the gender equality rankings for a decade and counting. South Korea's average life expectancy will soon reach ninety. How have these places achieved such remarkable outcomes? And how can we apply those lessons to our own communities? The future we want is already here - it's just not evenly distributed. By bringing together for the first time tried and tested solutions to society's most pressing problems, from violence to inequality, Andrew Wear shows that the world we want to live in is already within reach. Solved is a much-needed dose of optimism in an atmosphere of doom and gloom. Informative, accessible and revelatory, it is a celebration of the power of human ingenuity to make the future brighter for everyone.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book (Hardcover): James Raven The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book (Hardcover)
James Raven
R816 R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Save R157 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 14 original essays, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book reveals the history of books in all their various forms, from the ancient world to the digital present. Leading international scholars offer an original and richly illustrated narrative that is global in scope. The history of the book is the history of millions of written, printed, and illustrated texts, their manufacture, distribution, and reception. Here are different types of production, from clay tablets to scrolls, from inscribed codices to printed books, pamphlets, magazines, and newspapers, from written parchment to digital texts. The history of the book is a history of different methods of circulation and dissemination, all dependent on innovations in transport, from coastal and transoceanic shipping to roads, trains, planes and the internet. It is a history of different modes of reading and reception, from learned debate and individual study to public instruction and entertainment. It is a history of manufacture, craftsmanship, dissemination, reading and debate. Yet the history of books is not simply a question of material form, nor indeed of the history of reading and reception. The larger question is of the effect of textual production, distribution and reception - of how books themselves made history. To this end, each chapter of this volume, succinctly bounded by period and geography, offers incisive and stimulating insights into the relationship between books and the story of their times.

Heir to the Throne - The New Leader's Path to Greatness (Hardcover): Aaron Baker Heir to the Throne - The New Leader's Path to Greatness (Hardcover)
Aaron Baker
R544 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Procuring Complex Performance - Studies of Innovation in Product-Service Management (Paperback): Nigel Caldwell, Mickey. Howard Procuring Complex Performance - Studies of Innovation in Product-Service Management (Paperback)
Nigel Caldwell, Mickey. Howard
R1,236 Discovery Miles 12 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the management of Procuring Complex Performance (PCP) in large-scale programmes that includes the downstream support phase in sectors such as construction, healthcare, transport, aerospace, marine and defence. It brings together a series of edited chapters to explain why the traditional combination of linear project management and highly detailed contracts are now unsuited to the dynamics of emerging customer requirements based on performance and outcome. Working with leading business professors across the UK and Europe, Caldwell and Howard present the case for why large-scale programmes of world class organizations often represent a shifting frontier between the boundaries of public-private provision and silos of operations expertise. Adopting a procurement perspective, the authors explain how complex performance means not just coping with the dynamics of buyer-supplier relationships, but incorporates the shift from production orientation towards availability of bundled services such as maintenance and upgrade delivered over extended, often multi-decade timeframes. The strength of 'PCP' is its empirical case-based support for new business models based on through-life management, availability contracting and service support which challenge simplistic notions of dyadic, hierarchical relationships and transfer of risk to the supply base. This unique publication is essential reading for scholars and practitioners seeking to understand the context of innovation and supply as a coordinated and integrated approach to managing and procuring complex performance.

Huntsville Textile Mills & Villages - Linthead Legacy (Paperback): Terri L French Huntsville Textile Mills & Villages - Linthead Legacy (Paperback)
Terri L French
R472 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The World Rubber Industry (Hardcover): Colin Barlow, Sisira Jayasuriya, C. Suan Tan The World Rubber Industry (Hardcover)
Colin Barlow, Sisira Jayasuriya, C. Suan Tan
R3,802 Discovery Miles 38 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Despite the fact that Rubber is one of the world's major commodities, surprispingly little has been written about hte the subject. First published in 1994, The World Rubber Industry seeks to redress this deficiency. It presents information in a clear and accessible manner, with numerous tables and illustrations, and an extensive glossary. This is a comprehensive and definitive analysis of one of the world's major and most essential commodities.

Made to Serve - How Manufacturers can Compete Through Servitization and Product Service Systems (Hardcover): Timothy Baines,... Made to Serve - How Manufacturers can Compete Through Servitization and Product Service Systems (Hardcover)
Timothy Baines, Howard Lightfoot
R890 Discovery Miles 8 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive, practical introduction to one of the most important new trends in manufacturing, globally The delivery of a service component as an added value when providing products, servitization is all the rage in the manufacturing sector around the world. Yet, despite the clear competitive advantage of servitization, most manufacturers remain reluctant to venture into, what for them, is a strange new world. Written by a team of internationally respected servitization experts and innovators, this book provides you with a detailed road map for successfully navigating the servitization terrain. Unlike most authors on the subject who merely sing the praises of servitization, Baines and Lightfoot provide you with a framework for accessing the feasibility of adopting a services-led competitive strategy in your company, along with strategies for designing and implementing the kinds of service offerings customers increasingly are coming to expect. * Grounded in real-world practice and supported by a wealth of up-to-the minute research, this book helps ease the way for manufacturers considering adopting a servitization model * Shows how to exploit your company's manufacturing competencies to build a strong servitization element without becoming "just another services company" * Provides numerous illustrations and examples of services-led competitive strategies, with an emphasis on the advanced services most widely associated with servitization worldwide * Packed with fascinating and instructive case studies from leading manufacturing firms across industry sectors, including Caterpillar, Rolls-Royce, Alstom, MAN, Xerox and others

Practical Thermoforming: Principles and Applications - Second Edition, (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Florian Practical Thermoforming: Principles and Applications - Second Edition, (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Florian
R6,280 Discovery Miles 62 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Provides in-depth coverage of the entire thermoforming molding process from market domain and materials options to manufacturing methods and peripheral support. Second Edition furnishes entirely new information on twin sheet forming, corrugated tubing and pipe manufacturin gtechniques, plastics recycling, forthcoming equipment, and energy and labor costs."

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