Sustainable Operations Management

Author: Andrea Chiarini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319140027
Size: 33.45 MB
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Sustainable Operations Management from the Author: Andrea Chiarini. This book presents innovative research on various aspects of sustainability in the field of operations management and illustrates the potential of sustainability thinking and practice to improve operations performance and thereby meet customer needs. Particular attention is devoted to corporate social responsibility and marketing strategy, knowledge management for sustainability, the role of culture in a sustainable built environment, sustainable manufacturing through the application of lean and green concepts, advancing sustainability through ISO standards, and the sustainable supply chain. The present decade is proving to be a time of change in terms of business strategies and operations management. Many of the trends are still subject to uncertainty, but an understanding of the need for, and benefits of, sustainability can give a clear indication of their trajectory. Consumers and markets in general believe that while implementing their business strategies, companies should also try to improve society and the environment and to exercise social responsibility toward their employees. This book provides insights into how this may be achieved, and it is recommended for researchers as well as all practitioners and managers dedicated to enhancing sustainability in operations.

Sustainable Operations And Supply Chain Management

Author: Valeria Belvedere
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119285372
Size: 33.53 MB
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Sustainable Operations And Supply Chain Management from the Author: Valeria Belvedere. Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management addresses the most relevant topics of operations and supply chain management from the perspective of sustainability. The main focus is to provide a step by step guide for managerial decisions made along the product life-cycle, following a path made up of the following steps: product design, sourcing, manufacturing, packaging and physical distribution, reverses logistics and recovery.

Handbook Of Performability Engineering

Author: Krishna B. Misra
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848001312
Size: 71.37 MB
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Handbook Of Performability Engineering from the Author: Krishna B. Misra. Dependability and cost effectiveness are primarily seen as instruments for conducting international trade in the free market environment. These factors cannot be considered in isolation of each other. This handbook considers all aspects of performability engineering. The book provides a holistic view of the entire life cycle of activities of the product, along with the associated cost of environmental preservation at each stage, while maximizing the performance.

Operations Management

Author: Joel D. Wisner
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483383083
Size: 57.66 MB
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Operations Management from the Author: Joel D. Wisner. Finally, an operations management book to get excited about. Operations Management: A Supply Chain Process Approach exposes students to the exciting and ever-changing world of operations management through dynamic writing, application, and cutting-edge examples that will keep students interested and instructors inspired! Author Dr. Joel Wisner understands that today’s students will be entering a highly competitive global marketplace where two things are crucial: a solid knowledge of operations management and an understanding of the importance for organizations to integrate their operations and supply chain processes. With this in mind, Wisner not only provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to operations management, but also gives attention to the important processes involved in linking firms’ operations in a supply chain environment.

Operations Management

Author: Ray R. Venkataraman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506302920
Size: 34.67 MB
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Operations Management from the Author: Ray R. Venkataraman. Operations Management: Managing Global Supply Chains takes a holistic, integrated approach to managing operations and supply chains by exploring the strategic, tactical, and operational decisions and challenges facing organizations worldwide. Authors Ray R. Venkataraman and Jeffrey K. Pinto address sustainability in each chapter, showing that sustainable operations and supply chain practices are not only attainable, but are critical and often profitable practices for organizations to undertake. With a focus on critical thinking and problem solving, Operations Management provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the field and equips them with the tools necessary to thrive in today’s evolving global business environment.

Toward Sustainable Operations Of Supply Chain And Logistics Systems

Author: Voratas Kachitvichynaukul
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319190067
Size: 29.94 MB
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Toward Sustainable Operations Of Supply Chain And Logistics Systems from the Author: Voratas Kachitvichynaukul. This book addresses critical issues in today’s logistics operations and supply chain management, with a special focus on sustainability. In dedicated chapters the authors address aspects concerning multimode logistics operations, reverse network configuration, forward and reverse supply chain integration, improvement of the production operations and management of the recovery activities, as well as carbon footprint reduction in transportation. Selected best practices from different countries and industries are presented to aid in the implementation of sustainable policies in private enterprises and at public-sector institutions. The book offers a valuable resource for both academics and practitioners who wish to deepen their expertise in the field of logistics operations and management with regard to sustainability issues. The book examines both qualitative and qualitative aspects of sustainable supply chain and logistics operations.

Foundations Of Sustainable Business

Author: Nada R. Sanders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118441044
Size: 70.39 MB
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Foundations Of Sustainable Business from the Author: Nada R. Sanders. Foundations of Sustainable Business is designed to introduce future business leaders to the most important social and environmental issues of our generation. From the perspectives of a business thought-leader and a public interest policy expert, the text provides a comprehensive, balanced introduction to sustainable business that integrates sustainable policies into all core business functions, including leadership, finance, accounting, risk management, marketing, supply chain management, and operations. Presenting sustainability as a strategic priority for all aspects of business, the text clearly defines all key concepts and shows how social, economic, and environmental trends are interconnected and relevant to corporate strategy. While the text provides an honest look at climate change, human trafficking, and environmental issues such as water shortage and ecosystem health, all normative guidance is based on traditional business value propositions, taking into account cost, risk, strategy, marketing potential, and operational feasibility. Additionally, the text offers a variety of pedagogical tools in each chapter to provide an engaging, qualitative-based learning process. Each chapter ends with original cases with focused questions that test comprehension of concepts. With in-chapter discussion questions, illustrative diagrams, ethical dilemmas, managerial insights, links to fascinating TED Talk videos, and on-point Harvard Business Review cases, Foundations of Sustainable Business is user-friendly for instructors and accessible to students.

Sustainable Operations Strategies

Author: Annachiara Longoni
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319063529
Size: 58.12 MB
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Sustainable Operations Strategies from the Author: Annachiara Longoni. This book provides detailed guidance on how sustainability, in terms of the triple bottom line, can be developed in operations strategies via human resource management (HRM) and organizational practices such as teamwork, training and employee involvement. The impacts of HRM and organizational practices on environmental and social sustainability, trade-off optimization and the triple bottom line are carefully analyzed, with attention to aspects including organizational responsibility and worker commitment to sustainability. Valuable tips are offered on formulation and implementation of sustainable operations strategies and in addition the alignment of lean manufacturing and the triple bottom line is addressed in a dedicated section. The background to the book and the reason for its topicality, is the difficulty that companies are experiencing in defining and implementing effective sustainability programs that enhance environmental, social and economic sustainability and optimize possible trade-offs. Moreover, although the operations management literature has focused mainly on technical aspects, HRM and organizational practices may also be relevant in enhancing programs’ effectiveness and directly impacting sustainability.

Strategic Management Of Sustainable Manufacturing Operations

Author: Dubey, Rameshwar
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 152250351X
Size: 78.85 MB
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Strategic Management Of Sustainable Manufacturing Operations from the Author: Dubey, Rameshwar. As companies and organizations continue to grow economically, it has become pertinent to also implement business and management practices that help relieve environmental and social stressors created by manufacturing processes. Strategic Management of Sustainable Manufacturing Operations features an inclusive overview of various management practices that contribute to the sustainability efforts of an organization. Highlighting successful techniques being implemented and utilized by different companies, this publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, consultants, policy makers, and practitioners interested in sustainable performance measurement, supply chain design, and operations management.

The Routledge Companion To Production And Operations Management

Author: Martin K. Starr
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317419243
Size: 76.13 MB
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The Routledge Companion To Production And Operations Management from the Author: Martin K. Starr. This remarkable volume highlights the importance of Production and Operations Management (POM) as a field of study and research contributing to substantial business and social growth. The editors emphasize how POM works with a range of systems—agriculture, disaster management, e-commerce, healthcare, hospitality, military systems, not-for-profit, retail, sports, sustainability, telecommunications, and transport—and how it contributes to the growth of each. Martin K. Starr and Sushil K. Gupta gather an international team of experts to provide researchers and students with a panoramic vision of the field. Divided into eight parts, the book presents the history of POM, and establishes the foundation upon which POM has been built while also revisiting and revitalizing topics that have long been essential. It examines the significance of processes and projects to the fundamental growth of the POM field. Critical emerging themes and new research are examined with open minds and this is followed by opportunities to interface with other business functions. Finally, the next era is discussed in ways that combine practical skill with philosophy in its analysis of POM, including traditional and nontraditional applications, before concluding with the editors’ thoughts on the future of the discipline. Students of POM will find this a comprehensive, definitive resource on the state of the discipline and its future directions.