BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Nallan C. Suresh, Ph.D., associate professor of
manufacturing and operations management in the University at
Buffalo School of Management, was lead editor of a recently
released book that details the latest theory and practice of
streamlining manufacturing operations.
"Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing: State-of-the-Art
Synthesis of Research and Practice" contains articles by eminent
researchers and world-class practitioners of cellular manufacturing
and just-in-time (JIT) systems.
In addition to theoretical advances, the book focuses on case
studies describing implementation experiences of firms in Holland,
England, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Australia and the U.S. It
addresses the needs of three groups: industry practitioners,
researchers and students in engineering and business schools.
The book honors the late Professor John Burbidge of Cranfield
University, England, who is widely regarded as the "father of
cellular manufacturing." Professor John M. Kay of Cranfield
University, formerly dean of that school, and a close colleague of
Burbidge, was secondary editor of the book.
Suresh, a resident of Williamsville, is a recognized expert in
the area of cellular manufacturing. He holds a joint appointment as
visiting professor at the University of Groningen in the