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A Guide to Supply Chain Management: The Evolution of SCM Models, Strategies, and Practices

A Guide to Supply Chain Management: The Evolution of SCM Models, Strategies, and Practices

By: Alexandre Oliveira; Anne Gimeno

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

Publication Date: 23-JUL-2014

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Managing supply networks for innovation and competitive advantage: Concepts, models, roadmaps, and more Capture, organize, and fully utilize your #1 supply chain resource: knowledge Systematically improve strategic, tactical, and operational decision-making Improve your capabilities for managing and competing on supply networks Best-practice supply chain management transcends yesterday's functional silos. Today, it requires a comprehensive approach that recognizes supply networks as the core driver of business value. To maximize and sustain value creation in fast-changing...

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The Role of Legal Compliance in Sustainable Supply Chains, Operations, and Marketing ​

The Role of Legal Compliance in Sustainable Supply Chains, Operations, and Marketing ​

By: John D. Wood

Publisher: Business Expert Press

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2014

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Sustainability is a global megatrend with ramifications across all functional areas of business. This book addresses an underdeveloped topic in the field of sustainable business—the use of corporate resources dedicated to legal compliance. In order to comply with the law, supply chain, operations, and marketing professionals must know what the applicable legal frameworks are. In order to promote sustainable business, these same professionals must go beyond mere compliance with these laws. This book will assist you in both respects by (1) offering concise discussions of the primary legal...

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SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

By: Stephen Easton; Michael D. Hales; Christian Schuh; Michael F. Strohmer

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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"There's a new buzz phrase in the air: Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). Corporate executives know it's necessary, but there's only one problem. Nobody yet knows how to do it. Or they think it's all about bashing your vendors over the head until they reduce the price another 4%. Supplier Relationship Management: How to Maximize Vendor Value and Opportunity changes all that. Containing the best and most innovative advice from the operations and procurement experts at consultant AT Kearney, this book shows that SRM is at root a strategic discussion requiring cross-functional interaction...

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Human Factors in Process Plant Operation

Human Factors in Process Plant Operation

By: David A. Strobhar

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 18-JUN-2014

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Call it the Human element in how a refining and chemical process operation is run….the other side of the machine and control system operation equation. Its value is in lives protected and money saved. This plain English guide to the principles of human factors will enable operations and control personnel—both the experienced and uninitiated— to understand how to successfully incorporate the concepts within their own plants. Through real-world examples, the author explains how human factors engineering concepts do, and must, dovetail with process plant design and operation. Offering practical...

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Factory Physics for Managers: How Leaders Improve Performance in a Post-Lean Six Sigma World

Factory Physics for Managers: How Leaders Improve Performance in a Post-Lean Six Sigma World

By: Edward S. Pound; Jeffrey H. Bell; Mark L. Spearman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 11-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 14-JUN-2014

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From the award-winning developers of Factory Physics—a powerful leadership guide for breakthrough performance A comprehensive guide that cuts through the hodgepodge of copycat initiatives, overblown buzzwords, confusing mathematics, and misguided software, Factory Physics for Managers is a breath of fresh air for operations managers and executives. Written by the leaders and experts behind the bestselling Factory Physics, it’s a brilliant crash course in the practical science of operations designed to help you: Achieve best possible profit, cash flow, and customer...

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Real-Time Control of the Industrial Enterprise

Real-Time Control of the Industrial Enterprise

By: Peter Martin; Walter Boyes

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 12-JUN-2014

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In today’s world of manufacturing, it’s possible to be efficient but not profitable. How is this possible? While today’s manufacturing process control is real time, enterprise management remains transactional, and accounting systems remain structured for early 1800s piecework. Why are almost all of the productivity gains in manufacturing arising from better automation and control of processes (continuous, batch, hybrid, or discrete) and not from better chemistry, design, management, or financial controls? This book shows you exactly why this has happened and just how to fix it. The author...

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The Facility Management Handbook, 4th Edition

The Facility Management Handbook, 4th Edition

By: Kathy O. Roper; Richard Payant

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 23-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 29-MAY-2014

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Facility management is a multidisciplinary function requiring a deep knowledge of the entire business and physical planning cycle, including the buildings, infrastructure, and people. Technology systems, disaster recovery planning, zoning compliance, furnishings, recycling programs, grounds maintenance--it all falls under the facility management umbrella. The sheer scope of duties requires a far-reaching reference for staying abreast of the latest innovations and best practices. The Facility Management Handbook is that one essential book. Insightful overviews, case studies, and practical...

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Warehouse Management, 2nd Edition

Warehouse Management, 2nd Edition

By: Gwynne Richards

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 28-MAY-2014

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Warehouses are an integral link in the modern supply chain, ensuring that the correct product is delivered in the right quantity, in good condition, at the required time, and at minimal cost: in effect, the perfect order. The effective management of warehouses is vital in minimizing costs and ensuring the efficient operation of any supply chain. Warehouse Management is a complete guide to best practice in warehouse operations. Covering everything from the latest technological advances to current environmental issues, this book provides an indispensable companion to the modern warehouse....

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Executing the Supply Chain: Modeling Best-in-Class Processes and Performance Indicators

Executing the Supply Chain: Modeling Best-in-Class Processes and Performance Indicators

By: Alexandre Oliveira; Anne Gimeno

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 13-MAY-2014

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MAP, MEASURE, AND GOVERN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FOR MAXIMUM BUSINESS VALUE Master proven techniques for mapping, measuring, and improving your supply chain Implement strategies and roadmaps for managing risk and increasing resilience Balance segmentation with standardization, and cost with differentiation Use supply chain KPIs to improve governance Executing the Supply Chain offers expert guidance on driving maximum business value from modern supply chain process mapping and performance measurement. Pioneering supply chain practitioners Alexandre Oliveira and...

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Big Data Driven Supply Chain Management: A Framework for Implementing Analytics and Turning Information Into Intelligence

Big Data Driven Supply Chain Management: A Framework for Implementing Analytics and Turning Information Into Intelligence

By: Nada R. Sanders

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

Publication Date: 29-MAY-2014

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Master a complete, five-step roadmap for leveraging Big Data and analytics to gain unprecedented competitive advantage from your supply chain. Using Big Data, pioneers such as Amazon, UPS, and Wal-Mart are gaining unprecedented mastery over their supply chains. They are achieving greater visibility into inventory levels, order fulfillment rates, material and product delivery… using predictive data analytics to match supply with demand; leveraging new planning strengths to optimize their sales channel strategies; optimizing supply chain strategy and competitive priorities; even launching...

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Customer Service Supply Chain Management: Models for Achieving Customer Satisfaction, Supply Chain Performance, and Shareholder Value

Customer Service Supply Chain Management: Models for Achieving Customer Satisfaction, Supply Chain Performance, and Shareholder Value

By: Alexandre Oliveira; Anne Gimeno

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

Publication Date: 26-JUN-2014

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DRIVE MORE VALUE FROM YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN BY IMPROVING THE WAY YOU MANAGE CUSTOMER SERVICE Optimize linked interactions across your entire customer service environment Implement customer-centric strategies, including customer-based supply chain segmentation and lifelong customer logistics management Use the business-driven customer service model to align customer services management to business goals, and measure your progress Customer Service Supply Chain Management offers expert guidance for managing your supply chain to deliver more innovative and profitable...

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Managing Supply Chain Networks: Building Competitive Advantage in Fluid and Complex Environments

Managing Supply Chain Networks: Building Competitive Advantage in Fluid and Complex Environments

By: Alexandre Oliveira; Anne Gimeno

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

Publication Date: 23-JUN-2014

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USE KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION TO MAXIMIZE VALUE FROM TODAY’S SOPHISTICATED, FAST-CHANGING SUPPLY NETWORKS Build integrated, complementary supply networks that work together to win Accelerate the cycle from needs identification to product/service launch to customer experience Create long-term strategy adherence to the business that competes in fluid environments Leading companies are developing powerful new techniques for managing today’s complex, fluid supply networks. Now, Alexandre Oliveira and Anne Gimeno help you apply these techniques to embed greater agility,...

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Global Perspectives on Achieving Success in High and Low Cost Operating Environments

Global Perspectives on Achieving Success in High and Low Cost Operating Environments

By: Göran Roos; Narelle Kennedy

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Competing in both high and low-cost operating environments can present a number of unique challenges. In light of global competition and the changing scope of various industries due to technological advancement, these challenges must be addressed in order to ensure business success. Global Perspectives on Achieving Success in High and Low Cost Operating Environments features a collection of research and case studies addressing contemporary issues surrounding operational success in various regions. Business professionals, managers, academics, and upper-level students will find this publication...

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Redefining Operational Excellence

Redefining Operational Excellence

By: Andrew Miller

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 18-JUN-2014

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The old definition of operational excellence is a relic. Our world is too complex, too interconnected, and too fast-moving for organizations to achieve dramatic results simply by eliminating waste and increasing standardization. After all, no company ever cut their way to sustainable growth. True operational excellence is not about "lean" or six sigma or any other methodology. Operational excellence is a mindset, and it achieves breakthrough results. It requires a company culture that questions current models and focuses on adding value, making improvements, and increasing speed. Operational...

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Workplace Security Essentials

Workplace Security Essentials

By: Eric N. Smith

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2014

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Whether you are a business owner, department manager, or even a concerned employee, Workplace Security Essentials will show you how to improve workplace safety and security using real-life examples and step-by-step instructions. Every organization, be it large or small, needs to be prepared to protect its facilities, inventory, and, most importantly, its staff. Workplace Security Essentials is the perfect training resource to help businesses implement successful security measures, boost employee morale and reduce turnover, protect the company’s reputation and public profile, and...

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Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity

Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity

By: Jeffrey Hoorfar

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2012

Insert Date: 30-APR-2014

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The identification and control of food contaminants rely on careful investigation and implementation of appropriate management strategies. Using a wide range of real-life examples, Case studies in food safety and authenticity provides a vital insight into the practical application of strategies for control and prevention. Part one provides examples of recent outbreak investigations from a wide range of experts around the world, including lessons learnt, before part two goes on to explore examples of how the source was traced and the implications for the food chain. Methods of crisis...

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Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics

Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics

By: Gerhard Plenert

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

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Supply Chain Segmentation (SCS) has become a critical tool in optimizing supply chain performance. By using segmentation, an organization is taken out of the world of "one size fits all" and brought into a world that facilitates customized responses. This book explains what SCS is, how it works, and the role of analytics. The book gives detailed case studies demonstrating how SCS is applied and improves efficiency. It covers software appropriateness and integration, as well as a full summary perspective on segmentation and its competitive impacts in terms of economic pressure, supplier and...

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Beyond Lean Production: Emphasizing Speed and Innovation to Beat the Competition

Beyond Lean Production: Emphasizing Speed and Innovation to Beat the Competition

By: Roger Lewandowski

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 03-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 27-APR-2014

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Covering the fundamentals needed to be competitive in today’s marketplace, this book provides readers with the tools to help their organizations achieve 100 percent effectiveness in Lean production. Explaining that overseas factories can't compete with U.S. factories in speed of delivery to domestic customers, the book provides readers with the understanding required to add speed and urgency to all tasks in the office and the factory. It explains how to eliminate waste so readers will be able to meet and even exceed their customers’ expectations regarding service, quality, and cost. ...

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Consider a Spherical Patent: IP and Patenting in Technology Business

Consider a Spherical Patent: IP and Patenting in Technology Business

By: Joseph Gortych

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 27-APR-2014

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Using examples of actual patents and patent portfolios of real technology businesses, this practical and engaging book provides key insights and perspectives on the reality of how patents are used and abused in the technology business. It explains often misunderstood patent phenomena, such as how and why invalid patents are issued by the patent office, and covers important topics frequently ignored or glossed over, including provisional patent applications, independent inventors, obviousness, and the dynamic interplay between infringeability and patent validity. ...

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Operations Management: A Modern Approach

Operations Management: A Modern Approach

By: Rae Simons

Publisher: Apple Academic Press

Publication Date: 15-APR-2011

Insert Date: 26-APR-2014

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This book looks at a selection of important business management techniques from a variety of countries and types of businesses. It discusses interorganizational information systems development, organizational performance management, activity-based cost systems, financial decision-making processes, teleworking (or telecommuting), customer-focused process improvement, the communicative nature of innovation processes and the impact of this on innovation management, a model of ebusiness systems that allows for emergent factors, and much more. ...