How To Implement Lean Manufacturing

20 04 2015

9780071835732How To Implement Lean Manufacturing,
Second Edition
Author: Lonnie Wilson
ISBN: 9780071835732
©2015 | 2nd Edition | 416 pages | Hardcover
Pub Date: MAR-15
Price: US$ 60.00


Cutting-edge Lean manufacturing strategies

Thoroughly updated with the latest trends and new global case studies, How to Implement Lean Manufacturing, Second Edition, explains how to implement this powerful formula for eliminating waste, controlling quality and inventory, and improving overall performance across an enterprise environment. The book addresses the engineering and production aspects as well as the business culture challenges.

This practical guide describes the Toyota Production System (TPS) and specifies the distinct order in which Lean techniques should be applied to achieve maximum gains. By using the proven methods in this definitive resource, you can implement a successful Lean transformation in your organization.

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Infrastructure Planning, Engineering and Economics, Second Edition

17 03 2015

Infrastructure Planning, Engineering and Economics, Second Edition
Authors: Alvin S. Goodman, Makarand Hastak
ISBN: 9780071850131
©2015 | 2nd Edition | 416 pages | Hardcover
Pub Date: FEB-15
Price: US$ 130.00


A complete, up-to-date infrastructure planning resource.

Thoroughly revised to address sustainability and the latest codes and regulations, Infrastructure Planning, Engineering and Economics, Second Edition, describes the full range of skills necessary to plan, implement, upgrade, and maintain infrastructure projects in the public sector.

This comprehensive work discusses planning methodologies and best practices, and features global case studies, research projects, and references to the literature to support the principles presented. The text has been streamlined and updated in order to improve ease of use for instructors and students. It also serves as an essential on-the-job reference for professionals.

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The Internet of Things

20 02 2015

9780071835206The Internet of Things: Do-It-Yourself at Home Projects for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black
Author: Donald Norris
ISBN: 9780071835206
©2015 | 1st Edition | 352 pages | Softcover
Pub Date: JAN-15
Price: US$ 25.00

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Tap into the Internet of Things (IoT) with innovative projects!

The Internet of Things: Do-It-Yourself at Home Projects for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black gets you started working with the most popular processing platforms and wireless communication technologies to connect devices and systems to the Internet using sensors. You’ll learn the basics of object-oriented programming and relational databases so you can complete your projects with ease.

Each project features a list of required tools and components, how-to explanations with photos and illustrations, and complete programming code. Take advantage of the power and versatility of the IoT with help from this practical, easy-to-follow guide.

Entropy Theory in Hydrologic Science and Engineering

4 01 2015

Entropy Theory in Hydrologic Science and Engineering

Author: Vijay P. Singh
ISBN: 9780071835466
©2015 | 1st Edition | 848 pages | Hardcover
Pub Date: JAN-15
Price: US$ 199.00
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A Thorough Introduction to Entropy Theory and Its Applications in Hydrologic Science and Engineering.

This comprehensive volume addresses basic concepts of entropy theory from a hydrologic engineering perspective. The application of these concepts to a wide range of hydrologic engineering problems is discussed in detail. The book is divided into sections – preliminaries, rainfall and evapotranspiration, subsurface flow, surface flow, and environmental considerations. Helpful equations, solutions, tables, and diagrams are included throughout this practical resource.

Entropy Theory in Hydrologic Science and Engineering covers:

  • Introduction to entropy theory
  • Maximum entropy production principle
  • Performance measures
  • Morphological analysis
  • Evaluation and design of sampling and measurement networks
  • Precipitation variability
  • Rainfall frequency distributions
  • Evaluation of precipitation forecasting schemes
  • Assessment of potential water resources availability
  • Evaporation
  • Infiltration
  • Soil moisture
  • Groundwater flow
  • Rainfall-runoff modeling
  • Streamflow simulation
  • Hydrologic frequency analysis
  • Streamflow forecasting
  • River flow regime classification
  • Sediment yield
  • Eco-index

Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering

7 12 2014

0071800123Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering

Authors: Francis Vanek, Largus Angenent, James Banks, Ricardo Daziano, Mark Turnquist
ISBN: 9780071800129
©2014 | 1st Edition | 704 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: APR-14
Price: US$ 115.00
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A single-volume engineering text on sustainable options for transportation

Featuring in-depth coverage of passenger and freight transportation, this comprehensive resource discusses contemporary transportation systems and options for improving their sustainability. The book addresses vehicle and infrastructure design, economics, environmental concerns, energy security, and alternative energy sources and platforms. Worked-out examples, case studies, illustrations, equations, and end-of-chapter problems are also included in this practical guide.

Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering covers:

  • Background on energy security and climate change
  • Systems analysis tools and techniques
  • Individual choices and transportation demand
  • Transportation systems and vehicle design
  • Physical design of transportation infrastructure
  • Congestion mitigation in urban passenger transportation
  • Role of intelligent transportation systems
  • Public transportation and multimodal solutions
  • Personal mobility and accessibility
  • Intercity passenger transportation
  • Freight transportation function and current trends
  • Freight modal and supply chain management approaches
  • Spatial and geographic aspects of freight transportation
  • Alternative fuels and platforms
  • Electricity and hydrogen as alternative fuels
  • Bioenergy resources and systems
  • Transportation security and planning for extreme weather events


Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management

16 11 2014

0071793054Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition

Authors: James Martin
ISBN: 9780071793056
©2014 | 2nd Edition | 420 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: APR-14
Price: US$ 45.00
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A unique, 10-step improvement process for identifying and solving the root causes of supply chain problems using the latest Lean Manufacturing principles

Fully revised to cover recent dramatic developments in supply chain improvement methodologies, this strategic guide brings together the Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing tools and techniques required to eliminate supply chain issues and increase profitability. This updated edition offers new coverage of enterprise kaizen events, big data analytics, customer loyalty metrics, security, sustainability, and design for excellence.

The structured 10-Step Solution Process presented in the book ensures that clear goals are established and tactical objectives are consistently met through the deployment of aligned Lean Six Sigma projects. Written by a Master Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma consultant, this practical resource also provides an inventory model and Excel templates for download at

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition, covers:

  • Lean Six Sigma applications for service, supply chain, and manufacturing systems
  • Deploying Lean Six Sigma projects using Lean tools and models
  • Demand management impact on Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Lead time impact on Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Root-cause analysis using Six Sigma Tools (with operations research methods)
  • Applications to Lean Six Sigma supply chains and third-party logistics
  • Big data analytics, security, and sustainability applications
  • Voice of the Customer, Kano, and loyalty metrics
  • Supply chain design for excellence methods
  • Lean Six Sigma maturity model


Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures

14 10 2014

0071826947Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures, Fifth Edition

Authors: Sidney Levy, Andrew Civitello
ISBN: 9780071826945
©2014 | 5th Edition | 656 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: FEB-14
Price: US$ 99.00
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The latest tools and techniques for successfully managing construction operations 

Fully revised throughout, the new edition of this practical guide offers a wealth of proven strategies for effectively running a construction business, delivering high-quality projects on time and within budget, and maximizing profits – all gleaned from the authors’ decades long experience in the construction industry.

Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures, Fifth Edition contains new chapters on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and claims, disputes, arbitration, and mediation. More than 150 new and updated contract formats, checklists, forms, and sample letters are included. The book also provides current OSHA safety regulations and standards and the latest LEED Certification requirements. Run a profitable and efficient construction firm with help from this time-saving resource.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Company Organization and Quality Assurance Program

Chapter 2. Company and Project Administration

Chapter 3. General Contracts

Chapter 4. Project Engineering

Chapter 5. Site Superintendence

Chapter 6. Safety and Loss Control

Chapter 7. Design-Build Project Administration

Chapter 8. The Preparation and Processing of Change Orders

Chapter 9. New Chapter- Claims, Disputes, Arbitration and Mediation

Chapter 10. Progress Schedules and Funds Analysis (previously Chapter 9)

Chapter 11. New Chapter – Building Information Modeling

Chapter 12. Green Buildings and Sustainability (previously Chapter 10)




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