Industrial 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.
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Resource List

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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Annotated Bibliography

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 mentioned above.
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Selected Reading Material

A collection of key documents for the study of pollution prevention in industrial engineering.

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Course Syllabi

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 (Oklahoma State).
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Articles With Discussion Questions and Notes

Case Study: "Amoco and the Environmental Decision Analysis: Cases A and B"

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.
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Case Study: "Pollution Prevention as Continuous Improvement at Ford Motor Company"

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.
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Problem Set: "The Tragedy of the Commons and the Rational Decision Maker"

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.
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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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