Masters Theses


Aim for the critical mass : a handbook-based methodology approach for managing the whole


Earl Wynn

Keywords and Phrases

Enterprise information-integration innovation (EIII)


"This thesis presents a structured framework based on the use of a handbook-based approach from several existing bodies of knowledge. The framework can be used to help guide an individual or organization through the process of critically managing assets, services and systems. The primary goal of the framework is the management of continuous improvement and sustained innovation of an organization by emphasizing change management, career development and knowledge sharing throughout the organization. An emphasis is also placed on lean product development utilizing adaptive innovative methodologies to help resolve inefficiencies within a company or process. The purpose is to establish a common language, method and tool set used by managers, executives and service-oriented professionals that can serve as a framework for managing and leading an organization's people, processes and products or what can be referred to as "Managing the Whole"--Abstract, page iv.


Allada, Venkat

Committee Member(s)

Liou, Frank W.
Saygin, Can


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2006

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Handbook based methodology approach for managing the whole


ix, 45 pages


© 2006 Earl Wynn, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Industrial efficiency
New products -- Development
Production management

Thesis Number

T 9075

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