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Real-Time Control of the Industrial Enterprise by Walter Boyes, Peter Martin

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Applying Control Theory to Profitability

Humans utilize feedback control in almost every aspect of life. In fact, human learning at its basic level is based on feedback control. We often discuss the basics of learning as “trial and error.” Trial and error is a feedback control system. Therefore, in almost every area in which learning takes place—­reading, writing, arithmetic, riding a bicycle, hitting a baseball, and brushing our teeth—feedback control is the mechanism we utilize.

The efficiency of industrial operations has been controlled for many decades using feedback control systems. The concepts behind feedback control are really quite simple. First, a structured and repeatable process that needs to be controlled is required. For example, ...

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