Articles

RSS Feed Subscribe to this topic  RSS details

971 Items

Sort by Date | Title

What Are Business Analytics?
By Marc J. Schniederjans, Dara G. Schniederjans, Christopher M. Starkey
May 6, 2014
Learn the definition of business analytics, the relationship of analytics and business intelligence to the subject of business analytics, the three steps of the business analytics process, four data classification measurement scales, and the relationship of the business analytics process with the organization decision-making process.
Setting the Stage for Employee Benefits Design and Planning
By Bashker D. Biswas
May 5, 2014
This chapter addresses the concept of employee benefits, presents various categories of employee benefits, discusses the employee benefit environment, discusses the strategic considerations in designing employee benefit programs, explains the integrated system approach to plan employee benefits, and discusses the cost dimension of employee benefits.
Introduction to Valuation: Methods and Models in Applied Corporate Finance
By George Chacko, Carolyn L. Evans
May 1, 2014
The authors of Valuation introduce their book, which offers a solid conceptual understanding of valuation as well as a substantial amount of practical knowledge about how to go about executing a valuation of a potential business decision.
Introduction to Project Management Schedule and Cost Control
By Randal Wilson
Apr 29, 2014
The success of a project ultimately depends on how well the project manager is armed with tools and techniques for project development. You will find those tools and techniques in A Comprehensive Guide to Project Management Schedule and Cost Control: Methods and Models for Managing the Project Lifecycle, as the author explains in this introduction.
Options Trading for the Institutional Investor: Setting the Ground Rules
By Michael C. Thomsett
Apr 29, 2014
Michael C. Thomsett outlines the five underlying assumptions that this book follows—ground rules to keep in mind because they relate to your risk profile and investing philosophy.
Introduction to Inventory Management: Principles and Strategies for the Efficient Flow of Inventory across the Supply Chain
By CSCMP, Terry L. Esper, Matthew A. Waller
Apr 24, 2014
Inventory is a fundamental measure of the overall health of supply chain and logistics activities. The authors of The Definitive Guide to Inventory Management discuss what inventory is, the role of inventory in supply chain management, and why inventory is such an important metric in supply chain management.
The Eight Process Capability Areas of a Training Organization
By Doug Harward, Russ Hall, Ken Taylor
Mar 21, 2014
Find out what practices are associated with the capabilities that, when performed at a very high level, make a training organization great.
A Guide to Greater Success in School: Ownership and Owning Your Own Life
By Megan Stone
Mar 12, 2014
What does it mean to have ownership of an experience, or of your life in general? In order for you to take ownership of your job as a student, you must first understand what the characteristics of ownership are.
The Basics of Data Analytics for Corporate Debt Markets
By Robert S. Kricheff
Mar 5, 2014
The corporate debt markets are dynamic, not static, and analytics is necessary to see how the markets are changing. Robert S. Kricheff explains the basics of data analytics as related to the corporate debt market in this introduction to his book.
Building Business on Love and Care
By Rajendra S. Sisodia, Jagdish N. Sheth, David B. Wolfe
Mar 4, 2014
The authors of Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, 2nd Edition introduce their book, which uncovers a holistic truth: that customers are best served by companies that create superior value and have close relationships with all their stakeholders—employees, suppliers, the communities in which they operate, and, of course, their stockholders.
Rule Based Volatility Investment
By Chiente Hsu
Feb 27, 2014
Before investing in volatility, it’s crucial to understand on a fundamental level where the potential profit comes from and why. Selling volatility is a profitable strategy that requires only the recognition that investors will always be willing to pay for protection against uncertainty.
Meeting Customers' Real Needs: The Nature of Service System Design
By CSCMP, Stanley E. Fawcett, Amydee M. Fawcett
Feb 10, 2014
As a supply chain manager, service system design is a core and vital aspect of your job. Your company’s identity—and future—is defined by its ability to meet customers' real needs. Yet, despite its importance, few companies excel at creating remarkable customer experiences. This chapter addresses the question, “Why is it so hard to improve customer satisfaction?”
The Critical Role of Transportation in Business and the Economy
By CSCMP, Thomas J. Goldsby, Deepak Iyengar, Shashank Rao
Feb 7, 2014
Transportation is a major contributor to the economy and a competitive force in business. It is the activity that physically connects the business to its supply chain partners, such as suppliers and customers, and is a major influence on the customer’s satisfaction with the company. This chapter illustrates the role of transportation in the logistics function, the supply chain, and the larger economy.
15 Tips for Making Business Networking Part of Your Everyday Mindset
By Andrea Nierenberg
Feb 4, 2014
Andrea Nierenberg offers 15 tips to make you better at and more comfortable with integrating business networking into your everyday life.
Operations Management Defined
By CSCMP, Nada Sanders
Jan 23, 2014
The authors of The Definitive Guide to Manufacturing and Service Operations define operations management and explain why it's critical to the success of any company.
The M&A Paradox: Factors of Success and Failure in Mergers and Acquisitions
By Yaakov Weber, Christina Oberg, Shlomo Tarba
Jan 16, 2014
This chapter introduces the book, A Comprehensive Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions: Managing the Critical Success Factors Across Every Stage of the M&A Process, which covers the critical success factors across every stage of the process, including planning, screening, negotiation, due diligence, transition management structures, post-merger integration, leadership and trust, cultural integration, HR practices, control, monitoring, and more.
Stocks Under Rocks: How to Uncover Overlooked, Profitable Market Opportunities
By Peter Ricchiuti
Jan 14, 2014
Peter Ricchiuti introduces his book, which explains how to master do-it-yourself research techniques for uncovering today’s best small-cap equity opportunities.
Warehousing's Role in the Supply Chain
By CSCMP CSCMP, Scott B. Keller, Brian C. Keller
Jan 14, 2014
This chapter explores warehousing’s expanded role in customer operations and supply chain management. You learn about historical and current examples of warehouse support to manufacturing, purchasing, and various economies of operations. This chapter discusses competitive supply chain strategies, providing examples of value-added services that warehouses can now provide. With the expansion from a one-dimensional storage repository to a main element of customer supply chains, the warehouse is now expected to contribute to the overall client business objectives and contribute to cost reductions.
Defining the Supply Chain
By CSCMP CSCMP, Haozhe Chen, C. Clifford Defee, Brian J. Gibson, Joe B. Hanna
Jan 10, 2014
The first step in the journey to supply chain management success is to understand its foundation concepts. This chapter provides a level-setting discussion of key terminology and definitions.
The Essential Concepts of Purchasing and Supply Management
By CSCMP CSCMP, Wendy Tate
Jan 9, 2014
This chapter discusses the roles and objectives of procurement in an organization and in supply chain operations, describes the different types of spending and buying methods, and defines key terminology.

<< < Prev Page 1 2 3 4 5 Next >