Taking the LEAP

The Methods and Tools of the Linked Engineering and Manufacturing Platform (LEAP)

Taking the LEAP

Taking the LEAP: The Methods and Tools of the Linked Engineering and Manufacturing Platform (LEAP) shows how to use the LEAP methodology to organize all product lifecycle information needed to drive engineering and manufacturing processes, and also provides knowledge exploitation solutions to support design decisions. This book not only explains in detail what LEAP is and how to use it, but also provides LEAP case studies from sectors such as auto manufacturing and offshore engineering. The intensity of competition in the global manufacturing industry has increased dramatically in the past decade, presenting challenges and opportunities to new operators and traditional centers alike. Using the latest ICT developments effectively is increasingly important in order to meet demands for mass customization, sustainability, and improved productivity. To achieve these goals, the Linked Engineering and manufacturing Platform (LEAP) was developed as an integrated information system for manufacturing design. Discusses how LEAP creates a new data environment for all stakeholders in the manufacturing industry, which will improve customization, sustainability, and productivity Devises an interoperability system to gather and coordinate digital data from machines and systems across the manufacturing supply chain Provides standards for the Internet of Things Includes case study data from companies at the cutting edge of ICT in manufacturing such as SAP, Volkswagen, and UBITECH

The Leap

The Leap

Earth is expecting yet another ice age a global whiteout in which little will be saved. In a battle to outrun Mother Nature, the United Nations gathers 35,000 of the world's best and brightest professionals to man a self-contained spaceship they've dubbed the Enterprise. Four miles long and with a radius of more than three-quarters of a mile, the ship has the ability to travel unimaginable distances and make great leaps into the galaxy. When the travelers embark on this epic journey in January of the year 2120, they have no idea what the future holds and what they will find in the far reaches of outer space. Will they meet other intelligent life forms? Will they encounter planets not previously known to them? Should they expect hostile actions? Enterprise and its inhabitants have one clear goal: save humanity from extinction and create a new beginning for mankind. Only time will tell if they are able to save the human race.

The Leap of Your Life

How to Redefine Risk, Quit Waiting For 'Someday,' and Live Boldly

The Leap of Your Life

There’s a bold decision in your life you’ve been waiting to make, and every day passing by is a reminder of what hasn’t happened. Conveniently tucked in a box labeled ‘someday,’ the fear of the unknown has taken a grip on your life and put your dreams on hold. Until now. Whether your leap is quitting the soul sucking job and starting your own business, taking a bold chance on love or finally going all in on your dreams, The Leap of Your Life is the ticket to get you there. All while having the time of your life and ensuring you don’t wake up years down the line with a sinking feeling of regret. Author and high-performance coach Tommy Baker has helped thousands of everyday people identify and take their leap, step into courage and create a life they can’t wait to wake up for. After interviewing 250+ of the world’s most powerful entrepreneurs, thought leaders, experts, spiritual teachers and athletes he discovered a common theme: They all took a leap, even if they were full of fear—and it radically transformed their experience of life. If you’re ready to: Re-define risk and stop playing small Step into the boldest version of yourself Give yourself permission to take a chance Live the Hero’s Journey of your life story Eradicate regret and ‘what could have been’ . . . then look no further and order The Leap Of Your Life now!

The Leap

The Science of Trust and Why It Matters

The Leap

Explores the potential mutual benefits of prioritizing trust between the public and the institutions it relies on, documenting the author's visit to a corrupt Latin American city and his trust-related scientific experiments.

The Leap

How 3 Simple Changes Can Propel Your Career from Good to Great

The Leap

Have you ever asked yourself, "Is this it?" Maybe you're trapped in a dead-end job that you're afraid to leave. Or maybe you already have a good job-one that gives you room to grow and exercise your talents-but you don't really feel like you're doing your best work. Your life is plain vanilla, yet you know in your heart that you can be a triple scoop banana split. You just don't know how to make that leap. So what do you do? Rick Smith knows firsthand what it's like to feel stuck in a career rut. He worked in a midlevel job where he had modest success. Then his life took an unexpected turn and he found himself creating a business that became successful beyond his wildest dreams. He unlocked a level of performance he did not know he had in him. After all, Smith was just a regular guy who didn't like to take chances or even step outside his comfort zone. But as he found out, those qualities don't have to be stumbling blocks. In fact, they're two of the keys to making the leap from good to great. And after talking to others who had also transformed their careers from mundane to magnificent, he realized that the secret doesn't lie with some mysterious talent, trait, or affinity for risk. And it certainly doesn't require you to quit your job and start from scratch. Rather, it lies with your ability to harness your true strengths and passions-what Smith calls your Primary Color. You'll meet remarkable people who've made the leap, such as: A soft-spoken middle manager who transformed her company, her industry, and her career with a simple-yet groundbreaking-idea. A door-to-door fax machine saleswoman who became a global fashion mogul after developing her own line of women's apparel. A Florida shrimp farmer who became a globally recognized genetics expert after both of his sons were diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder. A software designer who became a leading advocate for the homeless after volunteering part time at a local shelter and realizing his true calling. Through powerful anecdotes, lessons from brain science, and tools for self-assessment, Smith shows how, with the right amount of passion, determination, and three simple steps, anyone can make the leap to a more successful and fulfilling life.

The Leap to Globalization

Creating New Value from Business Without Borders

The Leap to Globalization

Whereas previous research concentrated on articulating what global strategies look like in large multinational companies with decades of experience in operations abroad, The Leap to Globalization focuses on how globalizing is realized over time in companies that start from a narrow geographic base. Three characteristics differentiate globalizing as observed in current practice from simple international expansion. First, globalization implies a redefinition of customer value; second, globalizing is an entrepreneurial process that transforms the company; and third, speed plays an essential role in globalization.

The Leap

The Leap

Everyone says that Max is drowned, but Charlie thinks differently: she was in the mill-pool with him, and knows exactly what she saw. When she begins to see him in her dreams, her hopes are raised. It seems the reunion she craves is possible. But where exactly is Max leading her? And will she be able to return?

The Leap

Launching Your Full-Time Career in Our Part-Time Economy

The Leap

The economy has made major leaps in the past decade. Have you made the leap along with it? Work is different for this new generation than it was in the past. Long-term careers are on the way out, and “gigs”—part-time, contract, or freelance work—are becoming more common. Whether you're in the midst of a career or just getting started, now is the time to prepare for changes headed your way. President of Crown and former CEO of an international company, Robert Dickie has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from. With these he outlines seven proven strategies for operating in our ever-changing landscape and helps you make an action plan to achieve results. What does it look like to avoid anchors, create multiple income streams, and brand yourself? The Leap will help you navigate these and other critical tasks for having lasting work in a changing economy.

Taking the Leap

Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

Taking the Leap

Discusses the Buddhist concept of shenpa in order to describe how to become free from the destructive energy experienced during moments of conflict.