The Definitive Guide to Transportation

Principles, Strategies, and Decisions for the Effective Flow of Goods and Services

Author: CSCMP,Thomas J. Goldsby,Deepak Iyengar,Shashank Rao

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133449114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7101

This is the most authoritative and complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing world-class supply chain transportation processes. Straight from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), it brings together up-to-the-minute principles, strategies, and decisions for cost-efficiently and effectively moving goods between sellers and buyers. CSCMP and Thomas Goldsby introduce crucial concepts including transportation modes, execution, and control; outsourcing, modal and carrier selection, and 3PLs; TMS technologies; ocean shipping, international air, customs, and regulation; and much more. Step by step, The Definitive Guide to Transportation helps you optimize all facets of transportation, one of the highest-cost, highest-impact areas of supply chain management. Coverage includes: Basic transportation management concepts and their essential roles in demand fulfillment Key elements, processes, and interactions of transportation operations management Design principles and strategies for establishing efficient, effective, and sustainable transportation operations The critical role of technology in managing transportation operations and product flows Requirements and challenges of planning and moving goods between countries Best practices for assessing performance using standard metrics and frameworks

The Definitive Guide to Inventory Management

Principles and Strategies for the Efficient Flow of Inventory Across the Supply Chain

Author: CSCMP,Matthew A. Waller,Terry L. Esper

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133448827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 4071

Master and apply both the technical and behavioral skills you need to succeed in any inventory management role or function! Now, there's an authoritative and comprehensive guide to best-practice inventory management in any organization. Authored by world-class experts in collaboration with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), this text illuminates planning, organizing, controlling, directing, motivating and coordinating all the activities used to efficiently control product flow. The Definitive Guide to Inventory Management covers long-term strategic decisions; mid-term tactical decisions; and even short-term operational decisions. Topics discussed include: Basic inventory management goals, roles, concepts, purposes, and terminology Key inventory management elements, processes, and interactions Principles/strategies for establishing efficient and effective inventory flows Using technology in inventory planning and management New approaches to inventory reduction: postponement, vendor-managed inventories, cross-docking, and quick response systems Trade-offs between inventory and transportation costs, including carrying costs Requirements and challenges of global inventory management Best practices, metrics, and frameworks for assessing inventory management performance

The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement

Principles and Strategies for Establishing Efficient, Effective, and Sustainable Supply Management Operations

Author: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals,Wendy Tate

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133449017

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

View: 1101

Drive sustainable supply chain competitive advantage through more effective supplier management and procurement: reduce costs, improve quality, and deliver better service for all customers. This is the most authoritative, complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing supply management and procurement processes. Straight from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), it brings together up-to-the-minute principles, strategies, and decisions for all relevant processes, strategies, and tactics. Step by step, The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement covers all this, and more: Basic supply management concepts, purposes, and goals Linkages between procurement and other business functions Day-to-day transactional and long-term strategic activities Category analysis, supplier selection, contract negotiation, supplier relationship management, and performance evaluation Principles and strategies for establishing efficient, effective, and sustainable operations, from sourcing teams to supplier rationalization Technology for spend analysis, competitive bidding, eProcurement, eSourcing, auctions/reverse auctions, contract compliance, performance management, and more Requirements and challenges of global sourcing, including insource vs. outsource decisions; TCO analysis; risk management; negotiations, and supplier contract compliance Best practices for assessing performance using standard metrics and frameworks

The Geography of Transport Systems

Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317210107

Category: Transportation

Page: 440

View: 846

This expanded and revised fourth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography. The book is divided in ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fourth edition offers new material on the issues of transport and the economy, city logistics, supply chains, security, energy, the environment, as well as a revised content structure. With over 160 updated photographs, figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local and focuses on different contexts such as North America, Europe and East Asia. This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material, has been developed for the book and can be found here: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Author: John Mangan,Chandra Lalwani,Chandra L. Lalwani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119117828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 4218

Think of the many different products and services that are purchased and consumed each day – how do they reach the end-user? What does this cost? What happens when something goes wrong? Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) are the areas of study which help us to explore and answer these questions. Today they play a very important role in underpinning the success of many organisations across the public and private sectors and impact how we live our lives. While the origins of logistics and SCM are firmly embedded in the manufacturing domain, the successful applications of logistics and SCM principles and practices are becoming increasingly relevant in the services area also – see for example, the many changes that have recently been driven into healthcare systems and airlines. Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, now in its third edition, provides essential reading for anybody studying SCM and logistics. Encompassing both practical and strategic perspectives, it takes a truly global perspective, recognising the transnational nature of logistics activities in today’s world. Key features of this new and extended third edition include: 18 up-to-date chapters on all aspects of logistics and SCM, including coverage of emerging and important topics such as security, technology and automation in logistics, supply chain data flows, logistics and the internet of everything, sustainability, supply chain vulnerability and trade facilitation. New chapters include one on management science applications, which provides an easy and clear introduction to key quantitative techniques that can be applied to logistics and SCM. 12 updated case studies, including new case studies on air cargo, port–city logistics, automobile manufacturing logistics and logistics infrastructure appraisal. A comprehensive package of supplementary material is available on the accompanying website at www.wiley.com/college/mangan, including an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides and case teaching notes for lecturers, as well as quizzes and an online glossary for students.

Transportation: A Global Supply Chain Perspective

Author: John J. Coyle,Robert A. Novack,Brian Gibson,Edward J. Bardi

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130544535X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 1217

Delivering comprehensive coverage of current domestic and global trends, TRANSPORTATION: A SUPPLY CHAIN PERSPECTIVE, 8E equips readers with a solid understanding of what is arguably the most critical−and complex−component of global supply chains. Taking a managerial approach, the text explains the fundamental role and importance of transportation in companies and in society, as well as the complex environment in which transportation service is provided today. It provides a framework and foundation for the role of transportation from a micro and macro perspective in supply chains. It also offers an overview of the operating and service characteristics, cost structure, and current challenges faced by current providers of transportation. In addition, the authors spotlight a variety of critical transportation management issues, providing insightful discussions of the strategic activities and challenges involved in the movement of goods through the supply chain. Completely up to date, the Eighth Edition features new readings, cases, and examples. It emphasizes global topics throughout, includes new coverage of hard and soft technology, and offers expanded discussions of fuel, energy, managerial, economic, and environmental issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Lean Six Sigma Logistics

Strategic Development to Operational Success

Author: Thomas J. Goldsby,Robert Martichenko

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781932159363

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 1704

Speed to market, reducing costs, and accelerating leadtimes are vital for survival in today's competitiveenvironment. Inventory is no longer considered an asset,and strategies are needed to operate with minimalinventories. Lean Six Sigma Logistics provides thevehicle to solidify strategic position, win overcustomers, and achieve ......

Definitive Guides for Supply Chain Management Professionals (Collection)

Author: CSCMP,Robert Frankel,Scott B. Keller,Brian C. Keller,Brian J. Gibson,Joe B. Hanna,C. Clifford Defee,Haozhe Chen,Wendy Tate,Nada R. Sanders,Thomas J. Goldsby,Deepak Iyengar,Shashank Rao,Stanley E. Fawcett,Amydee M. Fawcett,Mark A. Moon

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133797929

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1873

View: 1615

A brand new collection of best practices for planning, organizing, and managing high-value supply chains… 8 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 8 authoritative books help you systematically plan, manage, and optimize any supply chain, in any environment or industry Master all the knowledge and best practices you need to design, implement, and manage world-class supply chains! This unique 8 eBook package will be an indispensable resource for supply chain professionals and students in any organization or environment. It contains 7 complete books commissioned by Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to advancing and disseminating SCM research and knowledge. CSCMP's The Definitive Guide to Supply Chain Best Practices brings together state-of-the-art case studies to help you identify challenges, evaluate solutions, plan implementation, and prepare for the future. These realistic, fact-based cases reflect the full complexity of modern supply chain management. You're challenged to evaluate each scenario, identify the best available responses, and successfully integrate functional activities ranging from forecasting through post-sales service. CSCMP's Definitive Guide to Integrated Supply Chain Management is your definitive reference to managing supply chains that improve customer service, reduce costs, and enhance business performance. Clearly and concisely, it introduces modern best practices for organizations of all sizes, types, and industries. Next, this eBook package contains five books fully addressing core areas of CSCMP Level One SCPro™ certification: manufacturing/service operations; warehousing; supply management/procurement; transportation; and order fulfillment/customer service. All five offer focused coverage of essential technical and behavioral skills, addressing principles, elements, strategies, tactics, processes, business interactions/linkages, technologies, planning, management, measurement, global operations, and more. The Definitive Guide to Manufacturing and Service Operations introduces complete best practices for planning, organizing, and managing the production of products and services. Itintroduces key terminology, roles, and goals; techniques for planning and scheduling facilities, material, and labor; continuous process and quality improvement methods; sustainability; MRP II, DRP, and other technologies; and more. Next, The Definitive Guide to Warehousing helps you optimize all facets of warehousing, step by step. It explains each warehousing option, storage and handling operations, strategic planning, and the effects of warehousing decisions on total logistics costs and customer service. It covers product and materials handling, labor management, warehouse support, extended value chain processes, facility ownership, planning, strategy decisions, warehouse management systems, Auto-ID, AGVs, and more. The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement helps you drive sustainable competitive advantage via better supplier management and procurement. It covers transactional and long-term activities; category analysis, supplier selection, contract negotiation, relationship management, performance evaluation/management; sustainability; spend analysis, competitive bidding, eProcurement, eSourcing, auctions/reverse auctions, contract compliance, global sourcing, and more. The Definitive Guide to Transportation is today's most authoritative guide to world-class supply chain transportation. Its coverage includes: transportation modes, execution, and control; outsourcing, modal and carrier selection, and 3PLs; TMS technologies; ocean shipping, international air, customs, and regulation; and more. CSCMP's The Definitive Guide to Order Fulfillment and Customer Service covers all facets of building and operating world-class supply chain order fulfillment and customer service processes, from initial customer inquiry through post sales service and support. It introduces crucial concepts ranging from order cycles to available-to-promise, supply chain RFID to global order capture networks, guiding you in optimizing every customer contact you make. Finally, in Demand and Supply Integration: The Key to World-Class Demand Forecasting, Mark A. Moon helps you effectively integrate demand forecasting within a comprehensive, world-class Demand and Supply Integration (DSI) process. Moon shows how to approach demand forecasting as a management process; choose and apply the best qualitative and quantitative techniques; and create demand forecasts that are far more accurate and useful. If you're tasked with driving more value from your supply chain, this collection offers you extraordinary resources -- and unsurpassed opportunities. From world-renowned supply chain experts Robert Frankel, Brian J. Gibson, Joe B. Hanna, C. Clifford Defee, Haozhe Chen, Nada Sanders, Scott B. Keller, Brian C. Keller, Wendy L. Tate, Thomas J. Goldsby, Deepak Iyengar, Shashank Rao, Stanley E. Fawcett, Amydee M. Fawcett, and Mark A. Moon

Maritime Logistics

A Guide to Contemporary Shipping and Port Management

Author: Dong-Wook Song,Photis Panayides

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749472693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 6988

Globalisation and the rapid increase in world trade in the past decade have contributed to greater demand for international transport and logistics and, consequently, the expansion of the maritime industry. The dramatic changes in the mode of world trade and cargo transportation make it more important than ever to have a clear understanding of the way in which freight is transported by sea and the role of ports in this exchange. At the cutting edge in its assessment of the industry, Maritime Logistics covers the whole scope of maritime logistics and examines latest logistical developments within the port and shipping industry. With a range of new international contributors, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. There are new chapters on port centric logistics, hinterland logistics and global supply chains, maritime transport and logistics as a trade facilitator, and future trends and developments. Written by a team of international experts with over fifty years' experience in the field, Maritime Logistics provides a truly global perspective. The book covers everything that students of logistics, as well as those working within the industry, need to know about maritime logistics, including shipping lines, containers, tankers, dry bulk, port-centric logistics, and much more. The book includes contributions from leading practitioners and academics in the field. The new edition includes a variety of new contributors, including: A. Michael Knemeyer, Associate Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University; John P. Saldanha, Assistant Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University; Prof. Dr. Michele Acciaro, Assistant Professor of Maritime Logistics, THE KLU, Hamburg; Prof. Dr. Joern Meissner, Professor of Supply Chain Management & Pricing Strategy, THE KLU, Hamburg.

CSCMP Certification Collection

Author: Terry L. CSCMP,Stanley E. Fawcett,Amydee M. Fawcett,Brian J. Gibson,Joe B. Hanna,C. Clifford Defee,Haozhe Chen,Thomas J. Goldsby,Deepak Iyengar,Shashank Rao,Brian C. Keller,Scott B. Keller,Nada R. Sanders,Wendy Tate,Matthew A. Waller,Terry L. Esper

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133993604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1873

View: 6956

Complete best practices for running high-value supply chains and earning elite CSCMP certification… 8 authoritative books, in convenient e-format, at a great price! 8 authoritative books help you plan, manage, and optimize any supply chain -- and systematically prepare for CSCMP's industry-leading certification Master crucial knowledge for earning industry-leading CSCMP Level One SCPro™certification: demonstrate your skills in planning and managing world-class supply chains! This unique 8 eBook package will be an indispensable resource for supply chain professionals and students in any organization or environment. It contains 7 complete books commissioned by Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to advancing and disseminating SCM research and knowledge. CSCMP's Definitive Guide to Integrated Supply Chain Management is your definitive reference to managing supply chains that improve customer service, reduce costs, and enhance business performance. Clearly and concisely, it introduces modern best practices for organizations of all sizes, types, and industries. Next, this package contains six eBooks fully addressing core areas of CSCMP Level One SCPro™ certification: manufacturing/service operations; warehousing; supply management/procurement; transportation; order fulfillment/customer service, and inventory management. All six offer focused coverage of essential technical and behavioral skills, addressing principles, elements, strategies, tactics, processes, business interactions/linkages, technologies, planning, management, measurement, global operations, and more. The Definitive Guide to Manufacturing and Service Operations introduces complete best practices for planning, organizing, and managing the production of products and services. Itintroduces key terminology, roles, and goals; techniques for planning and scheduling facilities, material, and labor; continuous process and quality improvement methods; sustainability; MRP II, DRP, and other technologies; and more. Next, The Definitive Guide to Warehousing helps you optimize all facets of warehousing, step by step. It explains each warehousing option, storage and handling operations, strategic planning, and the effects of warehousing decisions on total logistics costs and customer service. It covers product and materials handling, labor management, warehouse support, extended value chain processes, facility ownership, planning, strategy decisions, warehouse management systems, Auto-ID, AGVs, and more. The Definitive Guide to Supply Management and Procurement helps you drive sustainable competitive advantage via better supplier management and procurement. It covers transactional and long-term activities; category analysis, supplier selection, contract negotiation, relationship management, performance evaluation/management; sustainability; spend analysis, competitive bidding, eProcurement, eSourcing, auctions/reverse auctions, contract compliance, global sourcing, and more. The Definitive Guide to Transportation is today's most authoritative guide to world-class supply chain transportation. Its coverage includes: transportation modes, execution, and control; outsourcing, modal and carrier selection, and 3PLs; TMS technologies; ocean shipping, international air, customs, and regulation; and more. The Definitive Guide to Order Fulfillment and Customer Service covers all facets of building and operating world-class supply chain order fulfillment and customer service processes, from initial customer inquiry through post sales service and support. It introduces crucial concepts ranging from order cycles to available-to-promise, supply chain RFID to global order capture networks, guiding you in optimizing every customer contact you make. CSCMP's The Definitive Guide to Inventory Management addresses all the technical and behavioral skills needed for success in any inventory management role. It illuminates planning, organizing, controlling, directing, motivating and coordinating every activity required to efficiently control product flow. You'll find best-practice coverage for making long-term strategic decisions; mid-term tactical decisions; and short-term operational decisions. Topics discussed range from VMI and inventory reduction to new challenges in global inventory management. Finally, in Demand and Supply Integration: The Key to World-Class Demand Forecasting, Mark A. Moon helps you effectively integrate demand forecasting within a comprehensive, world-class Demand and Supply Integration (DSI) process. Moon shows how to approach demand forecasting as a management process; choose and apply the best qualitative and quantitative techniques; and create demand forecasts that are far more accurate and useful. If you're tasked with driving more value from your supply chain, this collection offers you extraordinary resources -- and unsurpassed opportunities. From world-renowned supply chain experts Brian J. Gibson, Joe B. Hanna, C. Clifford Defee, Haozhe Chen, Nada Sanders, Scott B. Keller, Brian C. Keller, Wendy L. Tate, Thomas J. Goldsby, Deepak Iyengar, Shashank Rao, Stanley E. Fawcett, Amydee M. Fawcett, Matthew A. Waller, Terry L. Esper and Mark A. Moon

Principles of Supply Chain Management, Second Edition

Author: Richard E. Crandall,William R. Crandall,Charlie C. Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482212056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 717

View: 6158

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 must come together. To show the logic behind why supply chain management is essential, the text examines how supply chains are evolving, looks ahead to new developments, and provides a balanced look at supply chains with a focus on both the customer side and the supplier side of supply chains. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Expanded coverage of current topics such as e-commerce, risk management, outsourcing and reshoring, sustainability, project management, and data analytics Increased emphasis on how customers are becoming more influential in steering product design Additional coverage of the use of data analytics to evaluate customer preferences and buying patterns A new chapter devoted to logistics and its increasing importance in supply chains Company profiles of organizations with effective supply chains that illustrate the main theme of each chapter A "Hot Topic" for each chapter, providing a description of a critical management issue to stimulate class discussion A complete set of instructor materials for each chapter, including presentation slides, test banks, class exercises, discussion questions, and more From the point of distribution to the final customer, all the way back to the point of origin at the mine or farm, the text provides examples and case histories that illustrate a proven approach for achieving effective supply chain integration. This self-contained resource provides readers with a realistic appraisal of the state of the art in supply chain management and the understanding needed to build and manage effective supply chains in a wide range of industries. Most importantly, it emphasizes the need for building and maintaining collaboration among all members of the supply chain.

My Kind of Transit

Rethinking Public Transportation

Author: Darrin Nordahl

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610914481

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 6563

In My Kind of Transit, Darrin Nordahl argues that like life itself, transportation isn't only about the destination, but the journey. Public transit reduces traffic and pollution, yet few of us are willing to get out of our cars and onto subways and buses. But Nordahl demonstrates that when using public transit is an enjoyable experience, tourists and commuters alike willingly hand in their keys. The trick is creating a system that isn't simply a poor imitation of the automobile, but offers its own pleasures and comforts. While a railway or bus will never achieve the quiet solitude of a personal car, it can provide, much like a well-designed public park, an inviting, communal space. My Kind of Transit is an animated tour of successful transportation systems, offering smart, commonsense analysis of what makes transit fun. Nordahl draws on examples like the iconic street cars of New Orleans and the picturesque cable cars in San Francisco, illustrating that the best transit systems are uniquely tailored to their individual cities. He also describes universal principles of good transit design. Nordahl's humanistic treatment will help planners, designers, transportation professionals, and policymakers create transit systems the public actually wants to ride. And it will introduce all readers to delightful ways of getting from point A to point B.

The Definitive Guide to Warehousing

Managing the Storage and Handling of Materials and Products in the Supply Chain

Author: Scott Keller,Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals,Brian C. Keller

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133448908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 5405

This is the most authoritative and complete guide to planning, implementing, measuring, and optimizing world-class supply chain warehousing processes. Straight from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), it explains each warehousing option, basic warehousing storage and handling operations, strategic planning, and the effects of warehousing design and service decisions on total logistics costs and customer service. This reference introduces crucial concepts including product handling, labor management, warehouse support, and extended value chain processes, facility ownership, planning, and strategy decisions; materials handling; warehouse management systems; Auto-ID, AGVs, and much more. Step by step, The Definitive Guide to Warehousing helps you optimize all facets of warehousing, one of the most pivotal areas of supply chain management. Coverage includes: Basic warehousing management concepts and their essential role in demand fulfillment Key elements, processes, and interactions in warehousing operations management Principles and strategies for effectively planning and managing warehouse operations Principles and strategies for designing materials handling operations in warehousing facilities Critical roles of technology in managing warehouse operations and product flows Best practices for assessing the performance of warehousing operations using standard metrics and frameworks

Supply Chain Perspectives and Issues

A Literature Review

Author: Albert Park,Gaurav Nayyar,Patrick Low

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 8056

Global value chains (GVCs) have been a feature of the international economic architecture for many years, but scholarly interest in the phenomenon is more recent. Today that interest is intense, emanating from an array of academic disciplines as well as from the policy world. The literature that attempts to understand and explain GVCs is vast, multidisciplinary and no less complex than the phenomenon itself. This volume, jointly produced by the Fung Global Institute and the World Trade Organization, is an attempt to capture the core features and themes of the exploding literature on GVCs. Contents Part I. Supply Chain Perspectives 1. Supply chains in the economics literature 2. Supply chains in the business literature Part II. Supply Chain Issues 3. Supply chains and offshoring 4. Supply chains, upgrading and development 5. Supply chains and risk 6. Supply chains and SMEs 7. Supply chains and services 8. Supply chains and trade in value-added 9. Supply chains and business models 10. Supply chains and sustainability 11. Supply chains and trade policy 12. Supply chains and trade finance

Fit for Growth

A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal

Author: Couto,Deniz Caglar,John Plansky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119268532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2162

A practical approach to business transformation Fit for Growth* is a unique approach to business transformation that explicitly connects growth strategy with cost management and organization restructuring. Drawing on 70-plus years of strategy consulting experience and in-depth research, the experts at PwC’s Strategy& lay out a winning framework that helps CEOs and senior executives transform their organizations for sustainable, profitable growth. This approach gives structure to strategy while promoting lasting change. Examples from Strategy&’s hundreds of clients illustrate successful transformation on the ground, and illuminate how senior and middle managers are able to take ownership and even thrive during difficult periods of transition. Throughout the Fit for Growth process, the focus is on maintaining consistent high-value performance while enabling fundamental change. Strategy& has helped major clients around the globe achieve significant and sustained results with its research-backed approach to restructuring and cost reduction. This book provides practical guidance for leveraging that expertise to make the choices that allow companies to: Achieve growth while reducing costs Manage transformation and transition productively Create lasting competitive advantage Deliver reliable, high-value performance Sustainable success is founded on efficiency and high performance. Companies are always looking to do more with less, but their efforts often work against them in the long run. Total business transformation requires total buy-in, and it entails a series of decisions that must not be made lightly. The Fit for Growth approach provides a clear strategy and practical framework for growth-oriented change, with expert guidance on getting it right. *Fit for Growth is a registered service mark of PwC Strategy& Inc. in the United States

Global Value Chains in a Changing World

Author: Deborah Kay Elms,Patrick Low

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789287038821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 409

View: 3033

A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek

The Transport System and Transport Policy

An Introduction

Author: Bert van Wee,Jan Anne Annema,David Banister

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857936905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

View: 3041

ÔThis very interesting book provides an excellent multi-disciplinary introduction into the functioning of transport systems and the interaction with their environments.Õ Ð Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands ÔThe editors of this important book have clearly identified that few writings on transport treat the transport system as a whole. Implicit in this is a need for a genuinely multidisciplinary approach. An impressive list of contributors ensures that the book draws on the latest research whilst providing new insights into some of the key challenges facing transport students and researchers, transport providers and policy makers.Õ Ð Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK ÔSince ancient times transportation has brought our world together. But the need for connectivity and accessibility in a spatially differentiated world has prompted the emergence of very complex transportation systems. This book offers a fresh and operational contribution to a better understanding of the complexity and manageability of a mobile world, by addressing in a balanced way both conceptual and applied or policy aspects of modern transportation systems.Õ Ð Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Transport impacts on people and businesses in many different ways, and presents some of the key problems that decision-makers need to address. This comprehensive textbook introduces the transport system in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, bringing together the myriad components of transport. This textbook is written for an international readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students in transport and related subjects, as well as for professionals and policy decision-makers across both public and private sectors. Key features include: ¥ Discussion of the importance of transport accessibility and the impacts of transport on the environment and safety ¥ Policy issues relating to all of the discussed issues and prescribed future options. ¥ Transport evaluation methods and modelling approaches. ¥ Examples to highlight the linkages between components of the transport system Ð for example infrastructures, land-use, vehicle technologies Ð and the relevance of these linkages for decision making.

Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

A Handbook for Development Practitioners

Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821389076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 5498

This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

Handbook of Global Supply Chain Management

Author: John T. Mentzer,Matthew B. Myers,Theodore P. Stank

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412918057

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 585

View: 3806

This state-of-the-art Handbook provides a comprehensive understanding and assessment of the field of global supply chain management (GSCM). Editors John T. Mentzer, Matthew B. Myers, and Theodore P. Stank bring together a distinguished group of contributors to describe and critically examine the key perspectives guiding GSCM, taking stock of what we know (and do not know) about them.