The book is about a framework called Function Analysis System Technique (FAST) which is embedded in the Value Engineering methodology. Value Engineering (VE) is a methodology that helps companies to rationalize costs. This book on FAST is intended to increase the capabilities of VE practitioners and students. It is a step-by-step self-learning tool to one of the most critical aspects of Value Engineering.
Anil Kumar Mukhopadhyaya :-
CVS-Life, FINVEST, AICWA, is one of the pioneering Certified Value Specialists in India and has previously worked with Tata Motors Limited and National Coal Development Corporation. He is also the author of Value Engineering: Concepts, Techniques and Applications; Value Engineering Mastermind; From Concepts of Value Engineering Certification and Function Analysis System Technique: A Stimulating Technique. He has also received Productivity Award, 1984 (For Individual/ Groups) instituted by the Association of Indian Engineering Industry (Eastern Region). He was also awarded the Best Case Study Award by the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering in 1986.
He was secretary of Indian Value Engineering Society (Eastern Zonal Council) from 1997 to 1999. Presently he is Administrator of INVEST Certification Board and Also member of the Editorial Boards of INVAVE, Journal of Indian Value Engineering Society in 2005.