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Supply Chain Risk Management in the Apparel Industry

Supply Chain Risk Management in the Apparel Industry

Apparel is one of the oldest and largest export industries in the world. It is also one of the most global industries because most nations produce for the international textile and apparel market. The changing global landscape drives cost volatility, regulatory risk and change in consumer preference. In today's retail landscape, media and advocacy groups have focussed attention on social and environmental issues, as well as new regulatory requirements and stricter legislations. Understanding and managing any risk within the supply chain, particularly ethical and responsible sourcing, has become increasingly critical. This book first gives a systematic introduction to the evolution of SCRM through literature review and discusses the importance of SCRM in the apparel industry. Second, it describes the life cycle of the apparel supply chain and defines the different roles of the value chain in the apparel industry. Thirdly, it identifies the risk factors in the Apparel Life Cycle and analyses the risk sources and consequences and finally, extends the importance of selection of the suppliers and develops a supplier selection model and SCRM strategies solution by data analysis and case studies.

Strategic Management in the Maritime Sector A Case Study of Poland and Germany

Strategic Management in the Maritime Sector A Case Study of Poland and Germany

Author: Michael Roe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

First published in 1999, this volume explores port strategic management in Poland and Germany. It is part of the Plymouth Studies in Contemporary Shipping series represents a unique collection of papers and edited texts from the leading maritime institute in Western Europe at the University of Plymouth. It covers all aspects of the industry from operations through to the logistical framework that supports the sector. Designed both for practising academics and the shipping and ports industry itself, the series, combining the output for some of the leading academic commentators in the world from the UK, Korea, Germany and Poland, is an original and novel contribution to the maritime debate.

Strategy Theory, Practice, Implementation

Strategy Theory, Practice, Implementation

What does strategy mean to a Head of Environment, Social, and Governance in a globally-leading asset management company in London? How does the Chair of a not-for-profit community interest company, which supports women in Scotland to thrive in business, use learning to shape strategy? How is innovation, digitalization, and disruption viewed by the CEO of a Singaporean fintech start-up? Strategy: Theory, Practice, Implementation represents a new breed of textbook for this discipline. Developed in consultation with lecturers, students, and professionals, the book's research-driven Process-Practice Model of Strategy places implementation at its core, enabling students to develop a crystal clear understanding of how strategy operates in a culture of dynamism, adaptability, and change. The authors' wealth of teaching, research, and practitioner experience shines through in their writing as they strike the perfect balance between clarity and rigour. They expertly cover all the core areas of strategy, using carefully paced, step-by-step guidance to apply theories and models of strategy to a diverse range of examples, making the text the most practical of its kind. Moving beyond the limits of traditional texts, Strategy offers unique Practitioner Insights (and accompanying video interviews) gathered from professionals engaged in a range of strategic roles, across multiple industries and sectors worldwide, to help students grasp the complex reality of strategic management in practice. Strategy: Theory, Practice, Implementation ultimately provides students with a lively, critical, and highly practical approach to thinking, talking, and acting like a strategist. This text will inspire them and fully prepare them for their future career in business. Online resources accompaning the textbook include: For registered adopters: - A test bank - PowerPoint slides - Answers to, or guidance on, the chapter-opening case study questions in the book - A series of 'Boardroom Challenges' for use in group role play exercises / action learning simulations - Teaching notes on using the 'Boardroom Challenges' in class For students: - Video interviews with the practitioners from the Practitioner Insights, and further videos providing advice on how students can enhance their employability. - Research Insights to broaden students' perspectives of academic research and its impact on strategic thinking - Links to articles, cases, chapters, or multimedia resources to support students' further reading - Additional case studies with exercises or discussion questions - Video interviews with the authors in which they discuss key theories and implementation issues - MCQs - Guidance on how to analyse a case study - Flashcard glossary

Achieving Successful Business Outcomes Driving High Performance & Effective Transformations in a Continuously Evolving Business Environment

Achieving Successful Business Outcomes Driving High Performance & Effective Transformations in a Continuously Evolving Business Environment

Author: Alok K. Sinha Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Achieving Successful Business Outcomes: Driving High Performance & Effective Transformations in a Continuously Evolving Business Environment (978-1-003-00939-9, 346640) Alok K Sinha is a name to remember, and Achieving Successful Business Outcomes is a tour-de-force. The book is Sinha's impressive intellectual take on essential corporate strategies for the 21st century. Distilled from decades of Sinha's pragmatic business experience, reinventing enterprise after enterprise, this book is not for the faint-hearted. It's the missing manual for CXOs who want to understand the reasons their growth strategies are faltering and how to reinvigorate them. Steven Sonsino, author of Leadership Unplugged and The Seven Failings of Really Useless Leaders Alok has hit the nail on the head! The future demands an entirely new approach to strategic thinking - and MUST be multi-dimensional, multi-faceted and exponential! This does not mean it is devoid of structure...quite the opposite; in fact, he offers us a comprehensive, relevant and structured way to synthesize the complex forces shaping our future world. It is crucial for leaders to comprehend the interdependencies between a wide range of forces that impact on our future choices and options. More importantly, how these can be used to create optionality and market differentiation. This is a valuable and important contribution to our future relevance toolkit! Anton Musgrave, Futurist and Senior Partner, Future World International A timely and compelling book that demystifies what it takes to drive change in a volatile and turbulent business environment. Sinha draws on his rich experience and uses simple and effective tools that can be used by any of you who is looking for a clear and workable business strategy framework to transform your business. Sudhanshu Palsule, author of The Social Leader and Managing in Four Worlds Achieving Successful Business Outcomes by Alok K. Sinha offers a well-structured step-by-step guide to help both current and aspiring senior managers develop high performance cultures and transform their organizations to face the challenges and opportunities offered by the continuously evolving global business environment. It is not just a compendium of practical business lessons but also offers a powerful extendable model that can be used to evolve, evaluate and execute risk-calibrated business strategies. Interestingly, it also helps understand why some strategies fail and how to avoid or handle such failures! Prof. Piyush Sharma, School of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University, Australia, Associate Editor (Marketing) - Journal of Business Research, Regional Editor - Journal of Knowledge Management Navigating in space is exponentially more difficult than navigating on the road - because there are too many directions to investigate, too many unknowns to be prepared for and infinite pathways to chart in the galactic system. So, it is with business. Business environments are extremely demanding and change continuously, precipitated by an innumerable number of actors and conditions. Business success can no more be predicated on the pedigree of a leader or a prescribed theory alone, and start-ups have amply proven this. Large companies have tried to copy nimble-footed start-ups while start-ups, after achieving a certain size, have been forced to adopt to unchartered territory. Disruptions seems to be the order of the day. Achieving Successful Business Outcomes is about achieving successful business outcomes. Like an aircraft has a complex dashboard of dials, only a critical few need to be monitored continuously - other subsets warrant attention only during specific phases of the flight. Similarly, a well-modeled business can be managed successfully using this strategy. But the larger question is how to model a business, with closely correlated variables, to represent the reality of the environment, and to allow for devising, formulating, and adjusting business strategy and actions in real-time. The author uses a simple but well-researched STA-Triangle (Space, time and action) model to achieve this purpose. The core of the STA Model is to help navigate effectively in a rapidly changing business environment. Unlike traditional business studies that use a single lens to define business rules or organizational practices, it uses the combination of space, time and action as the driver of outcomes - something fundamental and core to human thinking across the ages. This book contains both theoretical and practical applications - the former helps propel further research and analysis, the latter helps practicing leaders drive their firms forward, confidently, in any environmental conditions. It will also help causal readers understand how the future is evolving and how different organizations are responding to this change. The author includes more than a hundred supporting case studies and tools that help create highly incisive and unique views for calibrating strategy and execution.

A Pre-Modern Cultural History of Risk Imagining the Future

A Pre-Modern Cultural History of Risk Imagining the Future

Author: Gaspar Mairal Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2020

This book answers the need for a contextual, long-term and interpretative analysis of risk from original sources. Risk has historically been a way of imagining what could happen in the future based on expert theories and predictions. This book explores this notion of 'managing the future' by tracing the conceptual development of risk from its origin in Islamic Koranic theology. It follows its long voyage from mercantile law and navigation in Medieval Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, to Columbus' arrival to the Indies and the Spanish exploration and colonization in the Americas. It considers the mathematical invention of probability in games of chance, the birth of journalism in Britain with Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year, the earthquake of Lisbon in 1755 and the subsequent controversy between apocalyptic believers and enlightened philosophers. Tracking the growth and evolution of risk as a concept across various historical periods and events, Mairal highlights four key features of risk- time, knowledge, relationship and probability- and argues that risk is not based on perception as it is generally presented, but rather on knowledge accrued and developed over a vast historical time frame. A Pre-Modern Cultural History of Risk will be of great interest to students and scholars of risk management.

Bending the Law of Unintended Consequences A Test-Drive Method for Critical Decision-Making in Organizations

Bending the Law of Unintended Consequences A Test-Drive Method for Critical Decision-Making in Organizations

Author: Richard M. Adler Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2020

This title provides managers, executives and other professionals with an innovative method for critical decision-making. The book explains the reasons for decision failures using the Law of Unintended Consequences. This account draws on the work of sociologist Robert K. Merton, psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, and economist Herbert Simon to identify two primary causes : cognitive biases and bounded rationality. It introduces an innovative method for test driving decisions that addresses both causes by combining scenario planning and what-if simulations. This method enables professionals to learn safely from virtual mistakes rather than real ones. It also provides four sample test drives of realistic critical decisions as well as two instructional videos to illustrate this new method. This book provides leaders and their support teams with important new tools for analyzing and refining complex decisions that are critical to organizational well-being and survival.

The Attacker's Advantage Turning Uncertainty into Breakthrough Opportunities

The Attacker's Advantage Turning Uncertainty into Breakthrough Opportunities

Author: Ram Charan Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/2020

*A Wall Street Journal bestseller*The forces driving today's world of structural change create sharp bends in the road that can lead to major explosions in your existing market space. But exponential change also offers exponential opportunities. How do you leverage change to go on the offense? The Attacker's Advantage is the game plan for winning in an era of ambiguity, volatility, and complexity, when every leader and every business is being challenged in new and unexpected ways.Ram Charan, harnessing an unequalled depth and breadth of experience working with leaders and companies around the globe, provides tested, practical tools to help you:Build the perceptual acuity to see around corners and detect, ahead of others, those forces,especially people, who are the catalysts of change,that could radically reshape a company or industryHave the mindset to see opportunity in uncertaintyCommit to a new path forward despite the unknowns, positioning your business to make the next move ahead of competitorsBreak the blockages that can hold your company backKnow when to accelerate and when to shift the short-term and long-term balanceMake your organization agile and steerable by aligning people, priorities, decision-making power, budgeting and capital allocation, and key performance indicators to the new realities of the marketplace The Attacker's Advantage provides a stark and simple challenge: stay in a legacy world of incremental gains or defensiveness, or be an attacker by creating a new world, scaling it up quickly, ahead of the traditional players.

The Bezos Letters 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon

The Bezos Letters 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon

Author: Steve Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Amazon is the fastest company ever to reach $100 billion in sales and they didn't reach that landmark by staying in their comfort zone. Risk taking is the key that unlocked the door to growth at Amazon, but those risks were (and are) intentional, calculated, and strategic. Thomas Edison believed, I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. and Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, has always linked experimentation and failure with growth and success. But risk taking can be costly (even disastrous) if you don't know how to use it to your advantage. Fortunately, Bezos has provided every business owner a hidden in plain sight roadmap for how he grew Amazon through his Letter to Shareholders (or as he named them, share owners) that he has written annually for the past 20 years. For the first time, Technology and Risk expert Steve Anderson has analyzed and distilled these letters to reveal the key 14 Growth Principles that unlock the lessons, mindset, and steps Bezos has used to make Amazon the massive success it is today. Now, business owners, leaders, CEOs, employees, and managers can apply these same principles to grow their business to be more efficient, productive, and successful - fast!

Football Betting Title

Football Betting Title

Author: Anonymous Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Non-fiction title coming in Spring 2020. More information coming soon.

Football Betting Title

Football Betting Title

Author: Anonymous Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Erfolgsunternehmen - Empirisch Belegte Wege an Die Spitze Wie Erlangen Fuhrende Unternehmen Besondere Ergebnisse?

Erfolgsunternehmen - Empirisch Belegte Wege an Die Spitze Wie Erlangen Fuhrende Unternehmen Besondere Ergebnisse?

Author: Hanno Goffin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2020

Lernen Sie in diesem Buch uber Unternehmenserfolg, worauf es wirklich ankommt Wenn sich Experten diesem Thema widmen, geht es immer nur um das Was , jedoch nie wirklich um das Wie . AEhnlich verhalt es sich bei den unzahligen Management-Ratgebern, die den Markt uberfluten. Dieses Buch uber Unternehmenserfolg macht es anders. Hanno Goffin erklart Ihnen nicht, was Sie tun mussen, sondern richtet seinen Fokus darauf, wie Sie Ihre Ziele erreichen. So werden Sie Teil der oberen 20 Prozent Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen, dass die eigentliche Hurde beim Unternehmenserfolg im Weg vom Was zum Wie liegt. Hier finden Sie die Erkenntnisse hunderter Untersuchungen zum unternehmerischen Erfolg zusammengefasst in einem ganzheitlichen Konzept. Einleitend zeigt der Autor, was Erfolg ausmacht und erlautert in den weiteren Kapiteln ausfuhrlich die Aspekte des Wie, zum Beispiel: Geschaftsideen Unternehmensstrategien und -entwicklung Unternehmensfuhrung Geschaftsmodelle Fuhrungskrafte Das Buch zeigt bereits durch die Aufteilung seiner Kapitel, dass die wahre Herausforderung fur wirtschaftlichen Unternehmenserfolg im Wie liegt. Das ist kein Storybook Das Buch erklart Ihnen keine Management-Grundlagen. Es erzahlt Ihnen auch keine Geschichten. Es beschrankt sich auf relevante Tatsachen zum Thema Unternehmenserfolg: Wissensgewinn Ideengenerierung Umsetzung Sie erhalten das Wesentliche kompakt und konzentriert. Daher richtet sich das Werk an Leser, die bereits Erfahrungen im Bereich Management haben.