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|Management Science, Logistics, and Operations Research
With the influence of operations research and management science, business and administration methods have made significant strides in advancing the effective application methods for decision-making processes.
Management Science, Logistics, and Operations Research examines related research in...
Case Studies of RFID Practices for Competitive Inventory Management Systems
Alan D. Smith.
The nature of emerging business technologies, such automatic identification, and data capture innovations, such as smart cards, touch memory, and RFID, proves to be a difficult process to implement and achieve, despite recent efforts, even as implementation continues to lessen. The economy of scales...
An Integer Programming Model to Maximize Battery Manufacturing Productivity
Hesham K. Alfares.
An Integer Programming (IP) model is formulated and optimally solved for a real-life production planning problem. The model is used to determine the optimum production plan for the formation stage of battery manufacturing in a local battery-producing company. Battery manufacturing is a complicated...
Improving Security and Efficiency of Multimodal Supply Chains Using Monitoring Technology
Johan Scholliers, Sirra Toivonen, Antti Permala, Timo Lahtinen.
Multimodal supply chains are characterized by multiple changes of transport modes, vehicles, and transport operators, and hence, the risks for theft, untimely delivery, and freight quality deterioration increase. There is a growing need to manage the security and efficiency of consignments. Tracking...
RFID: From Closed Manufacturers’ Systems to Supply Chain-Wide Tracking
Antti Permala, Karri Rantasila, Eetu Pilli-Sihvola, Ville Hinkka.
The use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tracking in closed systems is replacing barcode as dominant tracking system in many industrial sectors because RFID enables reading multiple objects simultaneously without visual contact. To enlarge tracking systems to cover global supply chains, all...
Innovating Practices in Managing Engineering Design Projects
Fernando Abreu Gonçalves, José Figueiredo.
We can address innovation from different perspectives. In engineering practices we can look to changes resulting from attempts to discover ways of overcoming difficulties. How can we manage these innovative practices in engineering design projects? Furthering our perspective we use an actor-network way...
Using Holistic Strategy to Govern Today’s Extended Enterprise
Governing extended networks is often associated with having the latest collaborative technology and business processes. However, current studies suggest that both are only part of the answer. This chapter argues that a holistic governing strategy needs to be adopted to achieve peak network performance....
Key Success Drivers for Large High-Technology Projects: Prediction and Practice
Success in project management, and particularly in large, high-technology projects, continues to test the resources of organisations and their sponsors. This chapter revisits the conclusions of an earlier meta-study (Crosby, 2012a) that examined a large number of published case investigations and...
Adoption and Utilization of ICT in the Chinese Third-Party Logistics Industry
Kwok Hung Lau, Haibo Huang.
This paper reports the findings of a questionnaire survey on the adoption and utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) – an important tool to enhance efficiency and responsiveness in modern-day supply chains – in the Chinese third-party logistics (3PL) industry. As a global...
A Platform for Collaborative Outbound Logistics
Yves Wautelet, Isabelle Mirbel .
Electronic collaboration in the field of Supply Chain Management notably allows enhanced visibility for each of the involved actors through information sharing and global optimization through coordination. The proper achievement of these advantages is nevertheless not trivial since it implies the...
Why Information Systems Replication Strategy Fails in Transnational Operation
Angela Lin, Shin-Horng Chen.
In search of cheaper resources and being able to serve nearby market more efficiently in order to maintain and improve their market position in a global economy, companies relocate, extend, or establish new production facilities overseas. Because of this, how to manage the Information Systems (IS) that...
Performance of Firms: A Study of Offshore Outsource Service Providers
Soni Agrawal, Kishor Goswami, Bani Chatterjee.
With the evolution of information technology, firms offshore outsource services to developing and low service cost countries to have cost as well competitive advantages. This is a growing practice, but there has been limited empirical attention in understanding the outsourcing phenomenon, particularly...
Evolution of Supply Chain Collaboration: Implications for the Role of Knowledge
Michael J. Gravier, M. Theodore Farris.
Increasingly, research across many disciplines has recognized the shortcomings of the traditional “integration prescription” for inter-organizational knowledge management. This research conducts several simulation experiments to study the effects of different rates of product change, different demand...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Management in Small and Medium Enterprises
Kiril Todorov, David Smallbone.
As the global economy continues to develop and new entrepreneurs take advantage of emerging markets, the small business sector plays a greater role of economic development in the international arena.
The Handbook of Research on Strategic Management in Small and Medium Enterprises contributes new...