Engineering and Operations Research Compendium
Describes the inherent and critical role industrial engineers must play in
developing successful pollution prevention programs. Outlines how this
compendium's contents relate to industrial engineering's subtopics:
Capital Budgeting, Decision Analysis, Facilities Planning, Operations
Research, Organizational Design/Management of Change, Production Control,
and Total Quality Management.
113K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $1.50]
Educational tools listed include four case studies, three articles with
discussion questions, one problem set, four course syllabi, and one video.
Reference materials listed include 15 books, 42 articles, and 11 faculty
and four organizations involved in pollution prevention education.
Includes matrix showing which resources are relevant to each of the seven
industrial engineering topics mentioned above.
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Alphabetically lists and describes all books, articles, and case studies
appearing in the Resource List. Includes matrix showing which resources
are relevant to each of the seven industrial engineering subdisciplines
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Selected Reading Material
A collection of key documents for the study of pollution prevention in
- Robert A. Frosch and Nicholas E. Gallopoulos. "Strategies for
Manufacturing." Scientific American 261 (September 1989):144-152.
- H.C. Haynsworth and R. Tim Lyons. "Remanufacturing by Design."
Production and Inventory Management (2nd Quarter 1987): 24-29.
- Robert L. Kraft. "Incorporate Environmental Reviews into Facility
Design." Chemical Engineering Progress. 88 (August 1992):
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A collection of syllabi from university courses on this topic. Professors
include Rex T. Ellington (University of Oklahoma), William Clark and
Robert Frosch (Harvard), Robert B. Pojasek (Tufts), and Wayne C. Turner
3,822K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $4.50]
Articles With Discussion Questions and Notes
- "Pollution Prevention and Facilities Planning"
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- "Total Quality Management: A Methodology for Pollution Prevention"
1,228K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $1.50]
Case Study: "Amoco and the Environmental Decision Analysis: Cases A
The basis for this case is a project conducted by Amoco Corporation and
the U.S. EPA at Amoco's Yorktown, Virginia, refinery: a multi-media
assessment, development of options for pollution prevention, and
evaluation. Case A explains a decision-analysis technique called the
Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and describes the Amoco/EPA criteria
and options; Case B discusses the results obtained from applying AHP.
Includes teaching note.
3,952K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $2.50]
Case Study: "Pollution Prevention as Continuous Improvement at Ford
Describes background, process, and results of a pollution prevention study
at Ford's Livonia, Michigan, Transmission Plant. Details the 13 "waste
prevention opportunities" identified at the plant and outlines the main
ideas of Ford's Roadmap to an Effective Waste Minimization Program,
which has been distributed to Ford plants worldwide. Includes discussion
questions (with answer key) and exhibits.
2,982K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $2.50]
Problem Set: "The Tragedy of the Commons and the Rational Decision
Gives excerpts from Garret Hardin's classic article, "The Tragedy of the
Commons," and asks students to apply those ideas to seven homework
problems. Includes answers and teaching note.
679K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $1.50]
Video: "Second Victory at Yorktown"
This 31-minute video examines the joint Amoco/EPA cooperative project that
addressed the reduction of pollution from a petroleum refinery. As
background, it explains pollution prevention, risk analysis, and
decision-making; it then goes on to describe the expectations and concerns
of each of the participants and finally the results of the project. The
material is intended for survey courses on environmental issues, chemical
and industrial engineering classes, and business classes on operations
management and business law (voluntary vs. mandatory programs); it is also
suitable for business managers and engineers. [$22.00]
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