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Principles of Port Management provides professionals in freight transport and maritime logistics, and specifically the port industry, as well as (postgraduate and post-experience) students in these fields with a better conceptual understanding of the port industry, key insights and best practices for port management and development, and an overview of new trends and developments relevant for developing winning strategies.
The book builds on vast first-hand experience of the authors in the port industry as well as a strong track record on scientific research in this field, while adopting an accessible style for industry professionals. The result is a hands-on approach in introducing and confronting readers with the most pressing and contemporary port management challenges and trends.
Existing supply chain management books focus on logistics, operations management, and purchasing. Sanders provides supply chain managers with a completely unique approach, presenting SCM from a balanced, integrative, and business-oriented viewpoint. Rather than examining SCM as an offshoot of other business functions, this book discusses it as a boundary-spanning function that is intertwined with other organizational functions. It contains extensive pedagogy and solved problems to make difficult concepts easy to understand. A rich set of current examples are also included to make the material more relevant. Supply chain managers will finally have a resource that takes the business perspective.
Develop a solid understanding of purchasing, operations, logistics, and integration with the strong supply chain management focus found in Wisner/Tan/Leong's PRINCIPLES OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A BALANCED APPROACH, 3E. This unique edition presents extensive content not covered in other books. An expansive approach guides readers through the management stages of each supply chain activity while addressing real-world concerns related to the global supply chain. Readers follow the natural flow through the supply chain with one of the most balanced supply chain management approaches available. Well-organized chapters and numerous new cases demonstrate practical applications of supply chain management in today's workplace, while intriguing profiles build on topics and ensure that readers cover today's most important contemporary supply issues in depth.
Quality Management in Reverse Logistics intends to develop, collect, examine and evaluate a number of quality management (QM) tools and techniques, which can be applied in practice in order to understand, review and improve any closed-loop supply chain process. In other words, the book aims to examine the existing relationship between various well-developed and thoroughly studied quality issues, such as QM, quality assurance, standardization of processes and statistical quality control and the emerging research area of reverse logistics. Quality Management in Reverse Logistics contains modeling and quantitative methods that could be used by practitioners and academics in the reverse logistics industry, as well as a thorough description of QM tools and techniques. The book leads the potential reader to broaden their scope of thinking and acting in the new, promising area of reverse logistics, where QM can be applied.
Financials alone don't make an M&A deal work. Equally important is what's behind them--an organization's people. How to understand this reality and benefit from it is the thrust of this unusually comprehensive, practical, readable, but conceptually rigorous book. Daniel and Metcalf see HR executives as change agents during the delicate maneuverings before a deal is done, and then after, when it's time to tackle the fine-grained problems of integrating disparate corporate cultures and the people who vitalize them. They examine the recent and ongoing waves of mergers and acquisitions across industries, setting them in the broader context of organizational change. With concepts, theory, and real-life examples drawn from their long, impressive experience as consultants and corporate executives, Daniel and Metcalf provide step-by-step guidance through the stages common to all corporate combinations. They define and explain the roles to be played in the process by HR professionals and executives elsewhere in the organization, and show how, by interacting productively with each other, they will thus maximize the total contribution to the success of any corporate transaction.
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