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Production Management Research
Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets

decision theory management  flexible and agile workforce Decision accountability at all levels Return on Investment Return on investment is based on a typical manufacturing plant that employs roughly 100 production staff and value of shipment is approximately $20 million per year excluding the cost of raw materials. Cash Flow Projections graph (all currency is in thousands of dollars) depicts the total cost of system ownership including software, hardware, support resources and continuous training of production staff as well as

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decision theory management  point of sale (POS) decision making. And yet, there has not been a real boom in the pricing optimization market—despite a salient need—and real deployments are lagging behind market interest (if only in terms of the putative interest of prospective users). The reasons are multiple. First of all, even the companies that have successfully implemented pricing solutions, and reaped tangible benefits, have been secretive about leveraging these, both for competitive reasons and for fear of alienating (or Read More

Are ASP Applications Right for You? Part 1: Decision Factors


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decision theory management  for You? Part 1: Decision Factors Are ASP Applications Right for You? Executive Summary    An Application Service Provider (ASP) provides an outsourced application to a firm, freeing the firm from hardware costs, training on the system operation, installation and system operation itself. Originally, ASP applications focused on a fairly narrow functional scope, however, as the market matures, the functionality the applications address is growing. It is now possible to contract for virtually any service Read More

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decision theory management  meaningful information for improved decision making, and all-important health and safety compliance. But CAFM can generate delays and frustrations because systems have been purchased with insufficient forethought. Getting a handle on some of those forethoughts:   Assess your ROI The levels and verge at which adopting CAFM software becomes cost effective are different in each business scenario. So you will need to consider factors such as present and projected scale of business, workload volumes, Read More

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decision theory management  understand how to use decision support tools to make their work more effective. Advances in information technology now make it more feasible for distributors to adopt these tools such as supply chain management software. This paper examines the steel service center segment of the wholesale distribution industry as a case in point of the challenges facing distributors and the relief offered through supply chain software. This is Part One of a three-part note. This part defines the Challenge faced by Read More

Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management


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decision theory management  the acquisition of Principal Decision Systems International (PDSI) and the TeleStaff product in May 2011 .   The Importance of Mobile WFM As was evident at the conference, Kronos has continued development of its mobile applications designed for both managers and employees (e.g., time-off requests and related approvals). During its breakout session, Accenture stated that global mobile commerce is expected to reach $119 billion (USD) by 2015. In addition, 77 percent of the world population has a mobile Read More

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Campus Management


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Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery?Part Two: The Pareto Principle, Processes, and People: Assessing Your Warehouse Management System Needs


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