For courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management. An Integrated Approach to Operations and Supply Chain Management Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management is an integrated, comprehensive introduction to both Operations and Supply chain management topics. The text remains engaging and brief while integrating all of the major concepts of both subjects in one cohesive source. The Fourth Edition contains updated chapter content and thorough coverage of analytical tools and techniques that apply to Operations and Supply Chain Management. Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management explores two essential, introductory business subjects in an interesting and relatable manner by providing students with real world examples and easy-to-understand material. MyOMLab ® is not included. Students, if MyOMLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MyOMLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyOMLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Features + Benefits This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management uses the following features to facilitate learning: A highly integrated approach helps students understand the importance of linking operations with their supply chain partners. Integrated Presentations are highlighted in Front Page end papers. Comprehensive coverage of traditional OM areas such as quality, capacity, queuing, forecasting, inventory, planning and control, and project management introduce students to the topic and how it will apply to supply chain management. Tools and techniques are introduced within the context of the OM and SCM issues at hand. Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are incorporated into the text and homework. REVISED! Thoroughly updated chapter content provides students with the most recent information in Operations and Supply chain Management as well as real world examples and case studies to connect with new material. UPDATED! Chapter 1 now includes a link to the Institute for Supply Management?s (ISM) annual salary survey, which breaks down salaries by job position, work experience, and education level. REVISED! Chapter 2 engages students with the real world example of Tesla Motor?s operations and supply chain strategy, addressing: Battery manufacturing Supercharging stations and ends This chapter also includes a case study that examines Netflix?s strategic shift from a supply chain strategy dominated by physical activities to one dominated by information flows, reinforcing the idea that supply chains can link together players through physical flows, information flows, or monetary flows. REVISED! Chapter 4 addresses the topic of Business Process through the example of Intermountain Healthcare?s struggle to provide both affordable yet high-level care. Highlights the unique computerized ?protocols? solution for common ailments while simultaneously preserving the flexibility needed to deal with complex cases. Illustrates how critical effective business process management is to meeting today?s organizational challenges. REVISED! Chapter 7 introduces the concept of Supply Management with an expanded discussion of how social responsibility extends to a firm?s sourcing partners. A detailed discussion of the challenges facing the apparel industry is included, as well as a discussion of service blueprinting. REVISED! Chapter 12 includes a two-part case study on BigDawg Customs, giving students a reference for how to solve supply chain management issues. Sourcing and Purchasing are covered in two chapters with additional coverage on: Portfolio analysis Spend analysis Sustainable supply issues Use of descriptive models help students visually understand Operations and Supply Chain Management flow and processes: Supply-Chain Operations Reference model provides updated information on key professional groups in the operations and supply chain management areas. Chapter Problems are used to test student knowledge and
ERP: The Dynamics of Supply Chain and Process Management is a complete updating and expansion of Avraham Shtub´s award-winning 1999 text Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): The Dynamics of Operations Management. New chapters, written together with his co-author Reuven Karni, cover enterprise process modeling; design of business processes; a complete revision of the original chapter on the integrated order-fulfillment process using ERP; business process management; business process improvement; and a new appendix on simulating process life cycles: using serious games as teaching aids. MERPTM is designed to facilitate the teaching of integrated operations of a business organization with a focus on corporate performance management. It reflects a fully live environment and allows students to participate in a virtual organization made real and dynamic as minute-by-minute business events and conditions unfold. This book is ideal for use in academic and executive programs aimed at teaching students how integrated systems work. It is suitable as a textbook for the basic MBA Operations Management course or as a text for courses on ERP systems and the development of business processes. In an industrial engineering program it could serve to give students their first, and perhaps only, introduction to business issues like market demand and supplier relationships. I used Avy Shtub´s award-winning 1999 book on ERP and the accompanying Operations Trainer software in several leading MBA programs in the United States and Europe. Most of the courses were delivered in traditional classroom settings but some of them were offered fully online. The current revision and second edition of the book, co-written with Reuven Karni, adds new materials with an emphasis on services and business processes, provides excellent, detailed examples, and revises old ones of the previous edition. The book is nicely complemented and enhanced by the addition of a unique, dynamic, online simulation package MERP(t) that represents a major upgrade to the old, PC-based Operations Trainer. In my reading, the book´s first main theme, Integrated Production and Order Management (IPOM), is a different, and perhaps more valid, take on the many issues associated with Supply Chain Management. The authors touch on all facets and issues of Operations and Supply Chain Management and provide a theory-based and sound, practice-proven approach to the problems present in any organization. The second main theme covers the design and improvement of enterprise and business processes, touching on facets and issues relating to process-based enterprise management. I would highly recommend the book and the accompanying software to any instructor teaching Operations/Supply Chain Management, Business Process Management or Industrial Engineering. -- Gyula Vastag (Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary)
Over the past several decades, computational approaches to studying strongly-interacting systems have become increasingly varied and sophisticated. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to state-of-the-art quantum Monte Carlo techniques relevant for applications in correlated systems. Providing a clear overview of variational wave functions, and featuring a detailed presentation of stochastic samplings including Markov chains and Langevin dynamics, which are developed into a discussion of Monte Carlo methods. The variational technique is described, from foundations to a detailed description of its algorithms. Further topics discussed include optimisation techniques, real-time dynamics and projection methods, including Green´s function, reptation and auxiliary-field Monte Carlo, from basic definitions to advanced algorithms for efficient codes, and the book concludes with recent developments on the continuum space. Quantum Monte Carlo Approaches for Correlated Systems provides an extensive reference for students and researchers working in condensed matter theory or those interested in advanced numerical methods for electronic simulation.
The production of forestry products is based on a complex chain of knowledge in which the biological material wood with all its natural variability is converted into a variety of fiber-based products, each one with its detailed and specific quality requirements. Volume 1: Wood Chemistry and Wood Biotechnology Volume 2: Pulping Chemistry and Technology Volume 3: Paper Chemistry and Technology Volume 4: Paper Products Physics and Technology
This book provides detailed information on basic and advanced laboratory techniques in histopathology and cytology. It discusses the principles of and offers clear guidance on all routine and special laboratory techniques. In addition, it covers various advanced laboratory techniques, such as immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, liquid based cytology, polymerase chain reaction, tissue microarray, and molecular technology. Further, the book includes numerous color illustrations, tables and boxes to familiarize the reader with the work of a pathology laboratory. The book is mainly intended for postgraduate students and fellows in pathology as well as practicing pathologists. The book is also relevant for all the laboratory technicians and students of laboratory technology.
To achieve sustained competitive advantage, you must create and deliver something that´s valuable, rare, and hard to imitate: and you can´t do that with a run-of-the-mill workforce. Your workforce needs to be strikingly different, and obsessively focused on delivering on your unique value proposition. Compared with everyone else´s workforce, your people need to be downright strange. Change to Strange is about everything it takes to build a workforce that´s strange and wonderful enough to execute on your most-powerful strategies and your unique value proposition. It´s about understanding exactly how your workforce needs to be different; creating an end-to-end Strange Workforce Value Chain; implementing workforce systems that support your unique goals; establishing detailed metrics based on what makes you unique; using those metrics to drive clarity throughout your entire organization and steer it towards success. If you´re tasked with executing strategy through people, and ´´balanced scorecards´´ and ´´strategy maps´´ just haven´t been enough, take your next and greatest leap forward: make the Change to Strange. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stow Lovejoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000065/bk_adbl_000065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discovering George Michael´s Faith confirmed for David Crabb what every bully already knew: He was gay. What saved him from high school was finding a group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders. David found himself enmeshed with misfits: wearing black, cutting class, staying out all night, drinking, tripping, chain-smoking, idolizing the Pet Shop Boys - and learning lessons about life and love along the way. Richly detailed with ´90s pop culture, Bad Kid is as laugh-out-loud funny as it is poignant. David Crabb´s journey through adolescence captures the essence of every person´s struggle to understand his or her true self. Cover design by Joanne O´Neill. Cover photographs: copyright Lucas Longacre and Britt Genelin (author); copyright Beau Lark/Corbis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Crabb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030489/bk_adbl_030489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SAP Global Trade Services (GTS) helps companies maximize supply chain performance and reduces the overall cost and risk of global trade by ensuring regulatory compliance, accelerating trade activity, and enabling trade compliance automation. The Practical Guide to SAP GTS helps the user navigate the system, while offering compliance insight to maximize their return on investment. Dive into difficult-to-navigate menus and review available functionality. Using screenshots and detailed instructions, readers will obtain best practices for meeting and exceeding compliance standards. Includes suggested audit plans to sustain long term compliance. The book is current to version 10.1 and explores version 11.0 and its new features. This book offers: - Tips and tricks for leveraging SAP GTS to automate trade compliance - Walk step by step through business processes - Overview of regulatory requirements and compliance suggestions - Review of Version 11.0 with screenshots
Out of the Whirlwind is a novel-like narrative report on how demand and supply networks in Puerto Rico responded to the impact of Hurricane Maria. Particular attention is given to water, food, and fuel. Both enterprise-level and individual decisions and their operational implications are described. This book highlights maritime supply chains between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico; local efforts to restore and surge grocery supplies; commercial flows of food and fuel; the impact of the FEMA relief effort; and several previously untold aspects of demand and supply interacting under severe duress. The narrative is based on extensive interviews with survivors and post-event economic and inventory data. The final chapter underscores key principles of network science and outlines strategic implications for catastrophe preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. A detailed research bibliography is provided.