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Payment systems are the indispensable infrastructure for financial markets and business activities. Every commercial trade and financial transaction is finalized only when the final settlement is made through a payment system. If operational failures would occur in a payment system, preventing smooth transfers of funds, national economies and financial markets would be thrown into extreme confusion and seriously damaged. Therefore, the safety and efficiency of payment systems is incredibly important for national economies and financial systems to function effectively.
The management of technical plants for productivity and safety is generally a complex activity, particularly when many plants in one territory are affected, quality guarantees and cost results are required, and the technology involved is heterogeneous and innovative.
This book will initiate a more definitive conversation about innovation within family businesses. Given the dizzying speed of commerce and the bombardment of data in the business world today, this book will contextualize the relevant data and provide a working framework that readers can use to innovate their family businesses. The author utilizes the IP from the Family Business Consulting Group team as well as includes cases from successful family business ventures such as SC Johnson, Beretta, Mogi (producers of Kikoman), and others.
Authors: Cordon, C., Garcia-Milà, P., Ferreiro Vilarino, T., Caballero, P.Explains how big data will change every company in the worldProvides frameworks and tools to allow executives from traditional industries to leverage the big data transformationIncludes case studies from well-known companies like LEGO, Yamato and MediqThis book presents strategies and practices to allow everyday companies to cope with the fundamentally changing landscape of business models and to take advantage of the huge business opportunities arising from the advent of big data.
Wie jede Unternehmensfunktion muss auch die Informationstechnik (IT) ihren finanziellen Wertbeitrag nachweisen. Dafür bedarf es eines Brückenschlags zwischen Grundsätzen des finanziellen Managements einerseits und Merkmalen der Informationstechnologie andererseits.
Many companies and organizations are faced with a portfolio of projects that need to be managed effectively and successfully. This new book by leading practitioners introduces a framework and range of tools to enable the project portfolio to be strategically managed.
Smart brands such as Chipotle, Zazzle, Nike, and Pandora are ditching the outdated 20th century model of a one-size-fits-all approach to providing products and services. From a Netflix movie night to a marriage courtesy of eHarmony, customization is changing every corner of American life and business.The New York Times bestseller Custom Nation is a practical how-to guide by someone who has built his business on the power of customization. YouBar founder Anthony Flynn and business journalist Emily Flynn Vencat explain how marketers, brand managers, and entrepreneurs across all industries can reinvigorate their businesses and increase profits.I
Authors: Chandra, Charu, Grabis, JanisTakes an interdisciplinary approach to supply chain configuration problems that integrates complex modeling and analysis techniques drawn from systems science, management science, decision sciences, operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, and information systemsIntroduces an illustrative supply chain configuration case study, which is further elaborated in subsequent chaptersThis book discusses the models and tools available for solving configuration problems, emphasizes the value of model integration to obtain comprehensive and robust configuration decisions, proposes solutions for supply chain configuration in the presence of stochastic and dynamic factors, and illustrates application of the techniques discussed in applied studies.
This book provides the connection between the growing body of literature on sustainability and the topics of energy and ICT. It aims to show how stakeholders active in this area need to play their part ensuring that the ICT-sector evolves towards a sector that can lead through “greening by IT” and also shows that it can “green its own IT” as well. This is the first book that integrates two seemingly incompatible approaches to sustainability: efficiency and effectiveness. The book builds on the efficiency initiatives already taken by industry, but it is not a “how-to-do-it manual”.
The events of September 11, 2001 forever changed the dynamics of importing or exporting products into the United States. This privilege, which can be revoked for non-compliance, has been made dramatically more complex and expensive by the numerous new rules, regulations, laws and requirements of various agencies. Procurers of foreign merchandise have had to revisit current U.S. Customs’ rules and regulations, reevaluate their company’s existing import procedures, and consider further stabilizing and strengthening their Customs compliance.
This book outlines a simple and easy-to-follow process for auditing building operation to identify and reduce energy consumption. It explains the operational and cost-based opportunities, assessing the current conditions, analyzing the opportunities, and reporting the findings and documenting the plan. The book discusses the different building components and systems and how they affect energy efficiency and describes the operational energy efficiencies that can be gained by implementing no cost changes or alternate maintenance activities already funded.
This new book focuses on the important concern of sustainability in tourism and hospitality industry. As the world’s natural resource base is limited, the world is looking for solutions in the domains of energy, water, alternate building materials, resource redeployment, and sustainable livelihoods as well. The tourism and hospitality industry is a large deployer of natural and created resources. Some of the themes the book addresses include:• designing sustainable restaurants• sustainable accommodation practices• designing green hotels• energy conservation in hotels- a Green Approach• technology and sustainability• marketing sustainability to consumers• sustainable culinary practices• sustainable employee practices• sustainable equipment design for the hospitality industry• sustainable tourism practices• sustainable transport practices• sustainable tourism destinations/citiesThe book takes sustainability beyond the realms of external factors that matter to an organization.
This book deals with collaborative planning, an approach to supply chain planning which aims to coordinate planning tasks of independent supply chain partners while respecting their local decision authority. It gives an introduction to collaborative planning, shows how it is embedded in the broader subject matter of supply chain management, and reviews findings of related literature. At its core, it provides a step-by-step description of a negotiation-based, practice-oriented approach to collaborative planning at the medium-term level of master planning between two supply-chain partners, a supplier and a single customer.
Your organizational transformation begins here!Comprehensive, detailed, and easy to read and understand, How to Succeed with Continuous Improvement takes you through a real-life case study of one organization’s journey to a world-class continuous improvement process.Joakim Ahlstrom―one of the world’s most respected continuous improvement experts―serves as your coach. He first helps you decide whether you want to embark on the continuous improvement journey and takes you through the entire process step by step, all the way through generating remarkable business results with his unique methods.I
Technology is the key driver of business. May it be airport, ICT , smart governance, manufacturing or plantations. Technology management opens up opportunities for the business and help achieve leadership positions. This collection of papers provides a glimpse of issues faced in different sectors. These papers also should inspire more researchers to expand the scope of the subject itself.
Information Technology for Small Business: Managing the Digital Enterprise provides an overview of how small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) can use flexibility, agility, and anticipation strategies to better utilize information technology and knowledge management. Because small and medium businesses tend to be late technology adopters, they could miss versatile and strategic workforce advantages that enable them to achieve higher efficiency and effectiveness through technology.
This book shows these SMEs new technology trends that can transform the nature of their operations both in an evolutionary business path and through revolutionary opportunities.
The use of information and communication technologies to support public administrations, governments and decision makers has been recorded for more than 20 years and dubbed e-Government. Moving towards open governance roadmaps worldwide, electronic participation and citizen engagement stand out as a new domain, important both for decision makers and citizens; and over the last decade, there have been a variety of related pilot projects and innovative approaches.
With contributions from leading researchers, Charalabidis and Koussouris provide the latest research findings such as theoretical foundations, principles, methodologies, architectures, technical frameworks, cases and lessons learnt within the domain of open, collaborative governance and online citizen engagement.
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