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DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition


Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb
May 19, 2015

Offering a planned approach for determining cause and effect, DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition integrates the authors’ decades of combined experience in providing training, consulting, and computational tools to industrial experimenters. Supplying reader...

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition


David Mann
October 22, 2014

Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award The new edition of this Shingo Prize-winning bestseller provides critical insights and approaches to make any Lean transformation an ongoing success. It shows you how to implement a sustainable, successful transformation by developing a ...

Value Stream Mapping for the Process Industries: Creating a Roadmap for Lean Transformation


Peter L. King, Jennifer S. King
April 24, 2015

Providing a framework that highlights waste and its negative effects on process performance, value stream maps (VSMs) are essential components for successful Lean initiatives. While the conventional VSM format has the basic structure to effectively describe process operations, it must be adapted and...

Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A Methodology for Workforce Engagement and Culture Change


Robert B. Hafey
November 24, 2014

A Lean Safety Gemba Walk is a walk through the work area (Gemba) that focuses on the continuous improvement of safety. When conducted in a respectful manner, by skilled facilitators, Safety Gemba Walks can have a dramatic long-lasting impact on the culture of a business. Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A M...

Operational Auditing: Principles and Techniques for a Changing World

Hernan Murdock
October 21, 2016

Internal auditors are expected to perform risk-based audits, but do so partially because they focus on financial and compliance risks at the expense of operational, strategic and technological ones. This limits their ability to evaluate critical risks and processes. This book merges traditional...

How to Attract Investors: A Subjective Guide to the Mindset of Investors and their Requirements

Uffe Bundgaard-Jorgensen
October 21, 2016

Investors are often looked upon as one homogeneous group of people with money ready to invest; however, this group is very diverse. In some ways, investors are like car buyers who seek common denominators in a car, such as the engine, wheels, brakes and seats, but the car they end up buying depends...

Project Management in Extreme Situations: Lessons from Polar Expeditions, Military and Rescue Operations. and Wilderness Exploration

Monique Aubry, Pascal Lievre
October 15, 2016

The growing complexity of projects and the uncertainty that reigns in today's global economy are rendering ineffective traditional project practices and processes. These outdated techniques are based on the premise that knowledge about a project is complete before it ever starts—this is nearly...

Wilderness of Wildlife Tourism

Johra Kayeser Fatima
October 15, 2016

Wildlife tourism is a growing multimillion-dollar industry within the hospitality and tourism industry. Wildlife tourism, in its simplest sense, is the creation of tour packages for watching wild animals in their natural habitats, and is particularly important in African and South American...

Decision Sciences: Theory and Practice

Raghu Nandan Sengupta, Aparna Gupta, Joydeep Dutta
October 13, 2016

This handbook is an endeavour to cover many current, relevant, and essential topics related to decision sciences in a scientific manner. Using this handbook, graduate students, researchers, as well as practitioners from engineering, statistics, sociology, economics, etc. will find a new and...

Fundamentals of Work Measurement: What Every Engineer Should Know

Anil Mital, Anoop Desai, Aashi Mital
October 10, 2016

This book will provide a quick reference on Work Measurement. While the nature of the work may differ, measuring work is fundamental to any industrial or service activity. It’s needed to determine such things as the amount a person should be paid, how much time should it take to perform an activity...

The Human Element of Big Data: Issues, Analytics, and Performance

Geetam S. Tomar, Narendra S. Chaudhari, Robin Singh Bhadoria, Ganesh Chandra Deka
September 30, 2016

The proposed book talks about the participation of human in Big Data.How human as a component of system can help in making the decision process easier and vibrant.It studies the basic build structure for big data and also includes advanced research topics.In the field of Biological sciences, it...

Project Portfolio Management in Theory and Practice: Thirty Case Studies from around the World

Jamal Moustafaev
September 30, 2016

Every CEO in the world, if questioned, will always complain that there are a lot of ideas to implement, but, unfortunately, insufficient resources to accomplish them. This book provides a solution to this dilemma by supplying techniques to assess the value of projects, prioritize projects, and...

Strategic GIS Planning and Management in Local Government

David A. Holdstock
September 28, 2016

This "how-to" book on planning and managing GIS within local government describes and details the key components of a successful enterprise, sustainable and enduring GIS. It describes the strategic planning process an organization must undertake prior to GIS implementation. The heart of the book is...

Practical Lubrication for Industrial Facilities, Third Edition

Heinz P. Bloch, Kenneth Bannister
September 28, 2016

Now completely revised and updated, this definitive reference provides a comprehensive resource on the fundamental principles of lubricant application, what products are available, and which lubricants are most effective for specific applications. It also offers a detailed and highly practical...

Benefits Realization Management: Strategic Value from Portfolios, Programs, and Projects

Carlos Eduardo Martins Serra
September 27, 2016

Benefits realization management (BRM) is a key part of governance, because it supports the strategic creation of value and provides the correct level of prioritization and executive support to the correct initiatives. Because of its relevance to the governance process, BRM has a strong influence...

Best Practices for Education Professionals, Volume Two

Heidi Schnackenberg, Beverly Burnell
September 26, 2016

This informative new volume provides a hand-picked selection of useful techniques, ideas, competencies, and skills for working with children in school settings. The book comprises both research (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-design) and conceptual pieces about the most effective, current...