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The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, 3rd Edition

The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, 3rd Edition

By: Ralph Brislin

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 22-MAR-2014

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The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition teaches today’s security officers the most important aspects of performing the job of a security officer professionally and effectively. Training is the most important element in becoming a professional security officer, but it is also often overlooked or underutilized. This straightforward, easy-to-follow, and well-organized text covers the essentials that security officers need as they face issues of growing technology and an emphasis on proactiveness and vigilance. The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third...

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Optimizing Decision Making in the Apparel Supply Chain Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Optimizing Decision Making in the Apparel Supply Chain Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

By: W. K. Wong; Z. X. Guo; S Leung

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2013

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Practitioners in apparel manufacturing and retailing enterprises in the fashion industry, ranging from senior to front line management, constantly face complex and critical decisions. There has been growing interest in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to enhance this process, and a number of AI techniques have already been successfully applied to apparel production and retailing. Optimizing decision making in the apparel supply chain using artificial intelligence (AI): From production to retail provides detailed coverage of these techniques, outlining how they are used...

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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

By: G Welty

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2013

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Quality assurance is necessary to maintain quality and services in the pharmaceutical and life science industries. Quality assurance demonstrates that the logic and practice of problem solving can integrate both program efficacy and regulatory compliance. This title is divided into three parts; the first part discusses the process by which a problem in regulated industry is identified, for example a manufacturing deviation that leads to an adulterated drug product, and reviews the decision-making steps involved in remedying the problem. The second part delves into the staff training...

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The Funding of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development

The Funding of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development

By: D. R. Williams

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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The funding of biopharmaceutical research and development provides a comprehensive critical review of the funding of research and development (R&D) in the human biopharmaceutical market sector. It addresses both private and public funding sources available in the US and internationally. The biopharmaceutical market is among the most research-intensive market sectors globally. Clinical researchers face a multitude of public and private funding options with respect to bringing their idea or innovation to market. These funding options are continually changing and complex, and are expected to...

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Trade Secret Theft, Industrial Espionage, and the China Threat

Trade Secret Theft, Industrial Espionage, and the China Threat

By: Carl Roper

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 10-DEC-2013

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This book provides an overview of economic espionage as practiced by a range of nations from around the world—focusing on the mass scale in which information is being taken for China's growth and development. It supplies an understanding of how the economy of a nation can prosper or suffer, depending on whether that nation is protecting its intellectual property, or whether it is stealing such property for its own use. The text concludes by outlining specific measures that corporations and their employees can practice to protect information and assets, both at home and abroad. ...

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Beyond Knowledge Management: What Every Leader Should Know

Beyond Knowledge Management: What Every Leader Should Know

By: Jay Liebowitz

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 11-NOV-2011

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This concise and easy-to-read book examines 10 areas where Knowledge Management can help an organization gain a competitive advantage. Each chapter opens with an introduction to one of these promising areas, followed by case studies from industry, government, and not-for-profits. The case studies demonstrate how leaders at organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, e-Bay, PricewaterhouseCoopers, University of Maryland University College, Northrop Grumman, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have used the concepts discussed to improve decision making. ...

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Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People, Second Edition

Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People, Second Edition

By: Colin Neill; Philip Laplante; Joanna DeFranco

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2011

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Using real and hypothetical case studies, this book illustrates poor management approaches, unpleasant work environments, and bad manager traits that lead to failure. For each antipattern, the text describes the situation and symptoms, gives examples, and offers a refactoring solution. The authors provide real-world anecdotes that illustrate key concepts. They also include thought-provoking exercises that describe a situation and ask which antipatterns are present, as well as how to refactor the situation. Coverage includes leadership principles, environmental antipatterns, group patterns,...

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Moodle Course Design Best Practices

Moodle Course Design Best Practices

By: Susan Smith Nash; Michelle Moore

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 17-APR-2014

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Learn the best practices to design and develop interactive and highly effective Moodle courses Explore Moodle’s course development features like themes, social media plugins and archiving content Bring together instructional materials, social interaction, and student management functions in your courses An easy-to-follow guide to help you create or update your Moodle course In Detail Moodle is an open source Learning Management System used to create interactive learning-oriented courses and sites. Moodle is commonly used by teachers, trainers, and course creators to...

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Rough Cuts
User Story Mapping

User Story Mapping

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2014

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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How do you build a product that delights users? You must first know who your users are and how they plan to use what you’re building. With this practical book, you'll explore the often-misunderstood practice of user story mapping, and learn how it can help keep your team stay focused on users and their experience throughout the development process....

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Managing Risk and Security in Outsourcing IT Services: Onshore, Offshore and the Cloud

Managing Risk and Security in Outsourcing IT Services: Onshore, Offshore and the Cloud

By: Frank Siepmann

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 09-DEC-2013

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This book explains how to address the risks that can arise from outsourcing or adopting cloud technology. Providing you with an understanding of the fundamentals, it supplies authoritative guidance and examples on how to tailor the right risk approach for your organization. Covering onshore, offshore, and cloud services, it provides concrete examples and illustrative case studies that describe the specifics of what to do and what not to do across a variety of implementation scenarios. This book provides the fundamental understanding and guidance readers need to keep information, processes,...

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The Organizational Alignment Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Acceleration

The Organizational Alignment Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Acceleration

By: H Harrington; Frank Voehl

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 09-NOV-2011

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The management skills your organization currently possesses might be effective today, but are they the skills needed to meet strategic objectives in the future? This book outlines a step-by-step approach for achieving organization-wide alignment of processes, applications, and systems, and to ensure acceptance of the results by all stakeholders. It includes examples of organizations implementing the strategies discussed as well as a review of the activities you need to follow to minimize the time it takes to reach current and future performance objectives. ...

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Discrimination Law Issues for the Safety Professional

Discrimination Law Issues for the Safety Professional

By: Thomas Schneid

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-DEC-2011

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Written for safety professionals, this book provides general knowledge of the various laws and regulations that offer protection to employees and individuals against discrimination in the workplace. It takes a proactive approach to identifying situations where potential discrimination against an employee or individual may occur, and provides guidance on how to take immediate action to address the potential discriminatory situation. The book discusses new laws and amendments to existing laws, and illustrates the filing process for claims. Chapters cover the Americans with Disabilities Act,...

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Labor Law: A Basic Guide to the National Labor Relations Act

Labor Law: A Basic Guide to the National Labor Relations Act

By: David Strecker

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-FEB-2011

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Whether you are a supervisor, a business owner, or an HR professional, it is essential that you understand the laws and rules governing how one treats employees and interacts with unions. This book deals with private sector labor law arising under the National Labor Relations Act. It provides a brief history of labor law in the United States before providing extensive information on the laws and regulations governing unions. It covers legal responses to unionization efforts, collective bargaining, strikes, arbitration, and what constitutes fair and unfair practices. ...

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Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands

Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands

By: Al Iannuzzi

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 08-NOV-2011

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As the global demand for natural and organic products continues to grow, making and marketing greener products is becoming an imperative. Written by the senior director of product stewardship for Johnson & Johnson, this book discusses how to tie in green improvements to appropriate marketing in order to reach customers in the marketplace. The author gives specific advice on how to think about product and service design from an environmental perspective. In addition, the text provides detailed examples of what works, what doesn't, and how to effectively merge innovation with green...

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The Practical Application of the Process Capability Study: Evolving From Product Control to Process Control

The Practical Application of the Process Capability Study: Evolving From Product Control to Process Control

By: Douglas Relyea

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 28-JAN-2011

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Using real-world examples in the context of the shop floor, this book addresses statistical process control through a non-mathematical, step-by-step explanation of the process capability study. It enables manufacturing personnel to understand how to recover a significant return on their investment from statistical process control. Machine operators and supervisors will better understand how they can communicate their process knowledge to management. Managers will then better understand the limitations of the process as it exists and will have a simple tool for managing process...

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Progressive Kaizen:: The Key to Gaining a Global Competitive Advantage

Progressive Kaizen:: The Key to Gaining a Global Competitive Advantage

By: John Davis

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 28-JAN-2011

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All Kaizen is not the same. There are four different types, each with its own purpose and results. This book details each type—describing how and when to use them to obtain the greatest ROI. It explains how to conduct each type of kaizen event, who should be involved, and what the expected results should be. It also introduces a waste reduction activity process that can help drive kaizen down to the individual job level. ...

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Managing Emerging Risk: The Capstone of Preparedness

Managing Emerging Risk: The Capstone of Preparedness

By: Kevin Burton

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2011

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From Main Street to Mumbai, this volume considers the new global drivers behind threats and hazards facing all those tasked with protecting the public and private sector. The book explores what is needed to better cultivate, design, develop, and operate emerging management and preparedness thinking in the current environment. Each chapter begins with key terms and objectives and ends with thought-provoking questions. Introducing a new paradigm of thought that takes into account the chief influencers of global threats, the book arms emergency and business operations managers with the ammo...

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Accounting Principles, 11th Edition

Accounting Principles, 11th Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 04-JAN-2013

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Accounting Principles 11th edition, by Weygandt, Kimmel, and Kieso provides a clear introduction to financial accounting that is full of real world examples that are relevant to students' lives. The Team for Success authors understand where students struggle in this course and have developed a learning system that illustrates the accounting cycle and key transactions, while giving them the tools to apply their learning through sample exercises throughout the chapter. By expanding coverage of IFRS, this edition keeps students at the forefront of global issues that impact their future...

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Management (The Brian Tracy Success Library)

Management (The Brian Tracy Success Library)

By: Brian Tracy

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2014

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The strength of any organization is determined by the quality of its managers. What they do and how they do it is the key determinant of corporate success. Want to become invaluable to your company? Boost your managerial skills. The good news is that great managers are made...not born. When you discover what the most successful managers know, you will unlock the secrets to turning even ordinary employees into extraordinary performers. Now with this handy little book, success expert Brian Tracy reveals how anyone can easily: Set performance standards ● Delegate productively ● Define key result...

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Training That Delivers Results

Training That Delivers Results

By: Dick Handshaw

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 28-MAY-2014

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Instructional designers and other training professionals are often forced into order-taking roles. The company wants training on a specific topic--business writing, behavioral interviewing, customer service--and a one-size-fits-all module is produced. Training That Delivers Results offers a far better way to educate employees, one that connects learning solutions with strategic business goals. Rather than being told what to teach, proactive designers collect data to define problems and develop training interventions. Written by one of the originators of computer-based training, Handshaw's...