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Building Information Modeling (BIM) refers to the consistent and continuous use of digital information throughout the entire lifecycle of a built facility, including its design, construction and operation. In order to exploit BIM methods to their full potential, a fundamental grasp of their key principles and applications is essential. Accordingly, this book combines discussions of theoretical foundations with reports from the industry... more...

The ultimate resource for your Postgraduate course by trusted authors. Ideal for students taking any practically orientated MBA, executive MBA or executive course in Operations and Process management. Written by best selling authors in their field, Operations and Process Management inspires a critical and applied mastery of the core principles and processes fundamental to managing business operations. Approaching the subject from a truly managerial... more...

The supply base represents a wealth of opportunity that can bring significant value to an organization’s brand value, competitive position and future security. This book discusses the process of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) – a discipline used to strategically plan and manage interactions with suppliers. Jonathan O’Brien offers a practical and structured approach to understanding and implementing SRM. He explores how... more...

Recent research in the field of business strategy has shown that strategic flexibility can be achieved through a scenario planning perspective for long-term competition and performance. The authors have drawn upon examples and case studies to develop a new model for scenario planning that is closely integrated with strategy and innovation.

Artificial intelligence and related technologies are changing both the law and the legal profession. In particular, technological advances in fields ranging from machine learning to more advanced robots, including sensors, virtual realities, algorithms, bots, drones, self-driving cars, and more sophisticated “human-like” robots are creating new and previously unimagined challenges for regulators. These advances also give rise to... more...


This text presents the practical application of queueing theory results for the design and analysis of manufacturing and production systems. This textbook makes accessible to undergraduates and beginning graduates many of the seemingly esoteric results of queueing theory. In an effort to apply queueing theory to practical problems, there has been considerable research over the previous few decades in developing reasonable approximations of queueing... more...

This book presents the fundamental concepts of project management in a concise fashion with an emphasis on the difficult tradeoffs that must be made by project managers. The authors describe the basic analytical tools and project management methodologies and show how to apply these tools and methodologies to realistic problems. * Offers a unique balance of theory and practice, with emphasis on the uncertain, risky projects that managers have to manage... more...

Agile is a set of values, principles, techniques, and frameworks for the adaptable, incremental, and efficient delivery of work. Big Data is a rapidly growing field that encompasses crucial aspects of data such as its volume, velocity, variety, and veracity. This book outlines a strategic approach to Big Data that will render a business Agile. It discusses the important competencies required to streamline and focus on the analytics and... more...

This edition of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): The Dynamics of Operations Management provides a concise but thorough overview of Operations Management for MBA courses. It has all the textbook qualities and all the interactive aspects for today’s student.

Jim Champy revolutionized business with Reengineering the Corporation. Now, in Deliver!, the third book in a series about what's new and really works in business, he shows how to leverage the rich treasure of potential competitive advantage that's hiding in plain view: your operations. Deliver! presents five original, chapter-length case studies of organizations performing at levels that were once viewed as impossible. They range from Campbell's Soup... more...