Entropy Theory in Hydrologic Science and Engineering

4 02 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 06 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 05 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 http://www.mhprofessional.com/LSSSCM2.

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 03 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)



Supply Chain Management Demystified

14 03 2014

0071805125Supply Chain Management Demystified

Author: John M. McKeller
ISBN:  9780071805124
©2014 | 1st Edition | 272 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: FEB-14
Price: US$ 25.00
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Your SOURCE for supply chain management fundamentals

Optimize your understanding of the essential supply chain management practices used by the best firms to gain competitive advantage. Written in an easy-to-follow style, Supply Chain Management DeMYSTiFieD is filled with best practices and proven techniques for success.

This practical guide covers supply chain collaboration, planning, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, production, logistics, risk management, and performance metrics. Corporate social responsibility is also addressed. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn about:

  • Creating a customer-focused strategy
  • Buyer-supplier negotiations
  • New product development
  • Just in time (JIT), Lean manufacturing, and Six Sigma
  • Transportation
  • Global supply chains

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Supply Chain Management DeMYSTiFieD helps you master this essential business and quality management topic.



Global Innovation Science Handbook

14 03 2014

0071792708Global Innovation Science Handbook

Authors: Praveen Gupta, Brett E. Trusko
ISBN:  9780071792707
©2014 | 1st Edition | 896 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: JAN-14
Price: US$ 90.00
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A comprehensive guide to the science, art, tools, and deployment of innovation

Developed by the editors of the International Journal of Innovation Science and featuring contributions from more than 40 innovation experts and thought leaders, Global Innovation Science Handbook presents a proven approach for understanding and implementing innovation in any industry.
This pioneering work is based on a defined body of knowledge that includes intent, methodology, tools, and measurements. It challenges the popular paradigm that “learned” innovation is impossible, and lays out a systematic process for developing innovation skills. Each chapter can be independently read and utilized in the daily practice of innovation. Real-world case studies from financial, government, and education sectors illustrate the concepts discussed in this definitive resource.

Global Innovation Science Handbook covers:

  • Preparing for innovation–establishing a framework and creating a culture for innovation
  • Key innovation concepts, such as creativity, neuroscience, biomimetics, benchmarking, and ethnography
  • Creativity tools, including Kano analysis, storyboarding, absence thinking, Lotus Blossom, SCAMPER, and others
  • Techniques essential to innovation science, such as Six Thinking Hats, mind mapping, social networks, market research, and lead user analysis
  • Innovation radar, indices, and other measurements
  • Idea management–the process of creating, screening, exploring, and evaluating ideas to bring those most valuable from concept to reality
  • Innovation methodologies, including TRIZ, Brinnovation, crowdsourcing, Eureka, stage gate, and others
  • Deployment–a life-cycle approach involving inspiration, strategy, organization, excellence, culture, measurement, protection of intellectual property, and launch
  • Case studies featuring cutting-edge technological innovations in finance, government, and education

Global Supply Chains

15 01 2014

0071792317-jan2014Global Supply Chains:
Evaluating Regions on an EPIC Framework – Economy, Politics, Infrastructure, and Competence

Authors: Theodore Stank, Mandyam Srinivasan, Philippe-Pierre Dornier, Kenneth Petersen
ISBN: 9780071792318
©2014 | 1st Edition | 448 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: DEC-13
Price: US$ 70.00
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A proven framework for measuring the supply chain potential of geographic regions

Managing a complex global supply chain requires a strategic assessment of the various factors that can affect decisions on procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, distribution, and sales. Co-written by renowned experts in global supply chain management, this book presents a systematic, structured approach to evaluating ten global regions with respect to their supply chain activities.

The maturity level for each region is assessed using the EPIC framework–Economy, Politics, Infrastructure, and Competence. Managers of supply chains can use this framework and the exclusive data in this practical, timely resource to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the different global regions and determine their supply chain strategies accordingly.

Global Supply Chains analyzes ten regions:

  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Australia
  • The Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Western Europe
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • North and Central America
  • South America


Table of Contents


Roots of Global Supply Chain Management

Defining GSCM

Characteristics of North American Supply Chains

Characteristics of South American Supply Chains

Western European SCs

Central/ Eastern European SCs

Middle Eastern Supply Chains

African Supply Chains

East Asian Supply Chains

South Asian Supply Chains

Challenges, Barriers, Execution and future of the SC



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