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Crisis in Higher Education: A Customer-Focused, Resource Management Resolution

Crisis in Higher Education: A Customer-Focused, Resource Management Resolution

1st Edition

Mark A. Vonderembse
October 19, 2017

While many students, parents, educators, and organizations who hire their graduates hold US universities in high regard, the cost of higher education has risen much faster than the rate of inflation. High costs, in turn, have severely limited access to higher education for large portions of the US...

A Healthcare Solution: A Patient-Centered, Resource Management Perspective

A Healthcare Solution: A Patient-Centered, Resource Management Perspective

1st Edition

Mark A. Vonderembse, David D. Dobrzykowski
October 24, 2016

The evidence is undeniable. By any measure, the US spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, yet its health outcomes as measure by longevity are in the bottom half among developed countries, and its health-related quality of life has remained constant or declined since 1998. In...

Supply Chain Construction: The Basics for Networking the Flow of Material, Information, and Cash

Supply Chain Construction: The Basics for Networking the Flow of Material, Information, and Cash

1st Edition

William T. Walker
August 26, 2015

All too often, entrepreneurs start small businesses unaware of their need for a supply chain network. And, large companies are acquired and their product lines merged with little regard for supply chain network integration and rationalization. Written for practitioners by a practitioner with 40...

Directing the ERP Implementation: A Best Practice Guide to Avoiding Program Failure Traps While Tuning System Performance

Directing the ERP Implementation: A Best Practice Guide to Avoiding Program Failure Traps While Tuning System Performance

1st Edition

Michael W. Pelphrey
April 02, 2015

Although many books outline approaches for successful ERP implementations, the data shows that most ERP efforts yield minimal return on investment (ROI), with most projects failing. Directing the ERP Implementation: A Best Practice Guide to Avoiding Program Failure Traps While Tuning System...

Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments: Business Success Stories from the BRICs

Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments: Business Success Stories from the BRICs

1st Edition

Paul Hong, YoungWon Park
December 19, 2014

Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) are among the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world. The enormous size of the customer base in these emerging markets is the strategic concern of global business firms. Successful market performance in these markets requires sound understanding...

Principles of Supply Chain Management

Principles of Supply Chain Management

2nd Edition

Richard E. Crandall, Richard E. Crandall, William R. Crandall, Charlie C. Chen
December 11, 2014

The second edition of this popular textbook presents a balanced overview of the principles of supply chain management. Going beyond the usual supply chain text, Principles of Supply Chain Management not only details the individual components of the supply chain, but also illustrates how the pieces...

Supply Chain Risk Management: An Emerging Discipline

Supply Chain Risk Management: An Emerging Discipline

1st Edition

Gregory L. Schlegel, Robert J. Trent
October 14, 2014

You don’t have to outrun the bear … you just have to outrun the other guy. Often in business we only have to run a bit faster than our competitors to be successful. The same is true in risk management. While we would always like to anticipate and prevent risk from happening, when risk events do...

Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics

Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics

1st Edition

Gerhard J. Plenert
April 01, 2014

We live in a world where we try to solve similar problems in structurally the same way. But they simply are not optimally solved all the same. Supply Chain Optimization through Segmentation and Analytics addresses the issue of optimizing the planning and scheduling process and asks the question; "...

Vanishing Boundaries: How Integrating Manufacturing and Services Creates Customer Value, Second Edition

Vanishing Boundaries: How Integrating Manufacturing and Services Creates Customer Value, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Richard E. Crandall, William R. Crandall
October 23, 2013

Businesses need to become more consumer-centric, efficient, and quality conscious. Yet global competition and supply chain complexity are increasing so rapidly that managers must reach across the manufacturing and service boundary to gather more universally applicable ideas. Vanishing Boundaries:...

Food Safety Regulatory Compliance: Catalyst for a Lean and Sustainable Food Supply Chain

Food Safety Regulatory Compliance: Catalyst for a Lean and Sustainable Food Supply Chain

1st Edition

Preston W. Blevins
November 16, 2012

The global sourcing of ingredients has created complex supply chains, significant management challenges, and additional regulatory compliance requirements. This places tremendous pressure on food manufacturers, many of whom lack the knowledge, concepts, techniques, and procedures to comply with...

Driving Strategy to Execution Using Lean Six Sigma: A Framework for Creating High Performance Organizations

Driving Strategy to Execution Using Lean Six Sigma: A Framework for Creating High Performance Organizations

1st Edition

Gerhard Plenert, Tom Cluley
April 11, 2012

Many organizations develop strategic plans that gather dust on bookshelves. Many other organizations employ Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to eliminate waste and reduce process variation only to find they are not moving the big bars that measure success for the organization. Driving Strategy to...

Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments: Practices of Global Firms from Korea and Japan

Building Network Capabilities in Turbulent Competitive Environments: Practices of Global Firms from Korea and Japan

1st Edition

Young Won Park, Paul Hong
December 19, 2011

Since the start of the recent financial crisis, as most global firms struggle to remain competitive, an increasing number of Korean and Japanese firms have experienced an amazing rate of growth and expansion. Although academic researchers and business leaders in the United States, China, Brazil,...

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