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Sense And Respond

Author : Jeff Gothelf
ISBN : 9781633691896
Genre : Business & Economics
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The End of Assembly Line Management We’re in the midst of a revolution. Quantum leaps in technology are enabling organizations to observe and measure people’s behavior in real time, communicate internally at extraordinary speed, and innovate continuously. These new, software-driven technologies are transforming the way companies interact with their customers, employees, and other stakeholders. This is no mere tech issue. The transformation requires a complete rethinking of the way we organize and manage work. And, as software becomes ever more integrated into every product and service, making this big shift is quickly becoming the key operational challenge for businesses of all kinds. We need a management model that doesn’t merely account for, but actually embraces, continuous change. Yet the truth is, most organizations continue to rely on outmoded, industrial-era operational models. They structure their teams, manage their people, and evolve their organizational cultures the way they always have. Now, organizations are emerging, and thriving, based on their capacity to sense and respond instantly to customer and employee behaviors. In Sense and Respond, Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden, leading tech experts and founders of the global Lean UX movement, vividly show how these companies operate, highlighting the new mindset and skills needed to lead and manage them—and to continuously innovate within them. In illuminating and instructive business examples, you’ll see organizations with distinctively new operating principles: shifting from managing outputs to what the authors call “outcome-focused management”; forming self-guided teams that can read and react to a fast-changing environment; creating a learning-all-the-time culture that can understand and respond to new customer behaviors and the data they generate; and finally, developing in everyone at the company the new universal skills of customer listening, assessment, and response. This engaging and practical book provides the crucial new operational and management model to help you and your organization win in a world of continuous change.
Category: Business & Economics

Sense Respond

ISBN : 0875848354
Genre : Business & Economics
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Offers a resource for business executives seeking to capture maximum value from information technology by drawing on a wide range of company and industry examples
Category: Business & Economics

Adaptive Enterprise

Author : Stephan H. Haeckel
ISBN : 1422171787
Genre : Business & Economics
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Adaptive Enterprise outlines the new sense-and-respond business model that helps companies anticipate, adapt, and respond to continually changing customer needs. Author Stephan Haeckel shows how large, complex organizations can adapt in a systematic way to the unpredictable demands of rapid, relentless change--if the organization is designed and managed as an adaptive system. In fact, the only kind of strategy that makes sense in the face of change is a strategy to become adaptive. Haeckel maps out a step-by-step plan that firms can use to transform themselves into a new type of organization, one where change is not a problem to be solved but rather a source of energy, growth, and value. Adaptive Enterprise is both a new way of thinking about business and a prescription for leadership of post-industrial organizations. It is, as Adrian Slywotsky says in his foreword, "a book that will influence the influencers of business thought."
Category: Business & Economics

Sense And Respond

Author : S. Parry
ISBN : 9780230508149
Genre : Business & Economics
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The authors argue that lean production should be driven by the desire to achieve optimal customer service by sensing and responding to the customer. The customer is at the centre of the process and the organisation needs to respond in a holistic way so that the customer can impact on the design and delivery of products and processes. The book is based upon substantial research and practice by leading practitioners and heralds a paradigm shift in thinking on these issues.
Category: Business & Economics

Sense And Respond Logistics

Author : Robert S. Tripp
ISBN : 9780833039781
Genre : Political Science
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This monograph describes some of the research that has been conducted on the military combat support system. It identifies the elements of sense and respond combat support and shows what is necessary to implement the concept. The monograph points out the need for both predictive tools and responsive systems working together. It also describes elements of one of the key enabler of sense and response combat support, combat support command and control.
Category: Political Science

The Power Of Now How Winning Companies Sense And Respond To Change Using Real Time Technology

Author : Vivek Ranadive
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024137379
Genre : Computers
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How Winning Companies Sense and Respond to Change Using Real-Time Technology. Meet the future head-on with this incisive book that details emerging trends that will affect all businesses as they progress through the 21st century. Today's technology has become vital to the speed and performance of business. The fast-paced, high-stakes world of technology is infiltrating business everywhere, through the extensive use of high-speed networks, powerful desktop computers, the Internet, and integrated information across many systems. Customers are also demanding that everything be done faster, at lower cost without sacrificing quality. How will your company compete and prosper in the new millennium? How can you raise your company above the ravages of creeping commoditization and gain that crucial, elusive competitive advantage? The answers lie in becoming event-driven. Event-driven companies (those that acquire, deploy, and wisely exploit real-time information) are the most successful at sensing and responding to the events that drive their businesses. They use the power of real-time information to drive the development and delivery of new products and services. The winning approach presented in this book will benefit any company competing in this age of globalization, emerging technologies, and ever-increasing competition. After reading this book, you will be able to employ the technology to create real-time operations, and you will have the tools, mindset, and organizational structure that enable you to do the right thing at the right time. And the right time is now.
Category: Computers

Multiagent Based Supply Chain Management

Author : Brahim Chaib-draa
ISBN : 9783540338765
Genre : Mathematics
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This book takes a close look at recent progress in the field of supply chain management using agent technology and more specifically multiagent systems. Sixteen chapters are organized in four main parts: Introductory Papers; Multiagent Based Supply Chain Modeling; Collaboration and Coordination Between Agents in a Supply Chain; and Multiagent Based Supply Chain Management: Applications. The result is a comprehensive review of existing literature, and ideas for future research.
Category: Mathematics

Information Technology Entrepreneurship And Innovation

Author : Zhao, Fang
ISBN : 9781599049021
Genre : Computers
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It has become a widely-recognized fact that entrepreneurs and information technology have become the backbone of the world economy. The increasing penetration of IT in society and in most of industries/businesses, as well as the joining forces of entrepreneurship and innovation in the economy, reinforce the need for a leading and authoritative research handbook to disseminate leading edge findings about entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of IT from an international perspective. Information Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation presents current studies on the nature, process and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation in the development, implementation, and application of information technology worldwide, as well as providing academics, entrepreneurs, managers, and practitioners with up-to-date, comprehensive, and rigorous research-based articles on the formation and implementation of effective strategies and business plans.
Category: Computers

Handbook Of Research On Enterprise Systems

Author : Gupta, Jatinder N. D.
ISBN : 9781599048604
Genre : Business & Economics
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Addresses the field of enterprise systems, covering progressive technologies, leading theories, and advanced applications.
Category: Business & Economics

Bacterial Sensing And Signaling

Author : Mattias Collin
ISBN : 9783805591324
Genre : Medical
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Over the last fifteen years it has become increasingly obvious that bacteria are not as simple and solitary as once believed. Rather, an accumulating body of work shows that bacteria are highly complicated and social organisms, constantly sensing their surroundings and altering both their environments and behaviors to ensure survival. Direct communication between bacteria turns out to be quite common, as are coordinated intra- and interspecies responses that include the formation of highly sophisticated microbial communities. In fact, threats to bacterial survival from assaults ranging from nutrient deprivation and oxygen depletion tothe defenses of eukaryotic hostsare all managed through the integration of a dizzying array of complex sensory and communication systems with the appropriate bacterial behaviors. This volume provides an update of the current knowledgeinthe expanding field ofbacterial sensing and signaling, highlighting its most important and interesting aspects. In twelve state-of-the-art articles, respected international experts address topics such as quorum sensing and secondary messengers, chemotaxis and magnetoaerotaxis, two-component phosphotransferase systems, bacterial virulence mechanisms, thermoregulation, and more. The final chapter represents a unique description of the tools available to manipulate many of the sensing and signaling systems described in this volume. Bacterial Sensing and Signaling is recommended reading for students, scientists and clinicians with interests in microbiology, immunology, ecology, biotechnology and a range of other disciplines.
Category: Medical

The New Cio Leader

Author : Marianne Broadbent
ISBN : 9781422159842
Genre : Business & Economics
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Two converging factors--the ubiquitous presence of technology in organizations and the recent technology downturn--have brought chief information officers (CIOs) to a critical breaking point. They can seize the moment to leverage their expertise into a larger and more strategic role than ever before, or they can allow themselves to be relegated to the sideline function of "chief technology mechanic." Drawing from exclusive research conducted by Gartner, Inc., with thousands of companies and CIOs, Marianne Broadbent and Ellen Kitzis reveal exactly what CIOs must do now to solidify their credibility with the executive team and bridge the chasm that currently separates business and IT strategy. The New CIO Leader outlines the agenda CIOs need to integrate business and IT assets in a way that moves corporate strategy forward--whether a firm is floundering, successfully competing, or leading its industry. Mandatory reading for CIOs in every firm, The New CIO Leader spells out how information systems can deliver results that matter--and how CIOs can become the enterprise leaders they should be.
Category: Business & Economics

Business Strategies For A Messy World

Author : V. Barabba
ISBN : 9781137386403
Genre : Business & Economics
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Using current business examples and academic research, Tools for Systematic Problem-Solving educates managers and executives on how to systematically examine key assumptions to ensure survival and success for their organizations.
Category: Business & Economics

Defence Applications Of Multi Agent Systems

Author : Simon G. Thompson
ISBN : 9783540328322
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the International Workshop on Defence Applications of Multi-Agent Systems, DAMAS 2005, held in July 2005 as an associated event of AAMAS 2005. The ten revised full papers presented together with one invited article are organized in topical sections on decision support and simulation, unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as on systems and security.
Category: Computers

Business Intelligence Success Factors

Author : Olivia Parr Rud
ISBN : 0470488409
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 31.11 MB
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Praise for Business Intelligence Success Factors: Tools for Aligning your business in the Global Economy "Olivia Parr Rud does a remarkable job of weaving together many topics in a strategic way. As 'quants,' we're fascinated with data and fact-based decision-making. But success only comes when you consider the human factor, especially effective communications. Making topics like evolutionary biology, complexity science, and systems thinking relevant for business success is a unique and compelling view. As Max Frisch said, 'We hired workers and human beings came instead.'" —Anne Milley, Senior Director, Technology Product Marketing, SAS "Business Intelligence Success Factors is a must-read for anyone implementing BI on an organizational level. This book explains the business landscape and the underlying reasons for our current volatility, offering clear guidance on navigating our information rich global economy." —Ron Powell, Editorial Director, Business Intelligence Network Transform challenges into opportunities with emerging Business Intelligence technologies Written by an expert in data mining and statistical analysis, this valuable resource unveils the connection between the increased use of BI and the need for new, proven theories and models in BI, as well as the guidance to implement them successfully in your organization. Are you ready to become adaptable? Learn how to harness today's rapidly evolving global economy with Business Intelligence Success Factors.
Category: Business & Economics

Evolution Of Supply Chain Management

Author : Yoon Seok Chang
ISBN : 9781402078125
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the last half of the twentieth century industry encountered a revolutionary change brought about by the harnessed power of seemingly ever-increasing capacity, speed and functionality of computers and microprocessors. This strength provided management and workers within industries with new capabilities for management, planning and control, design, quality assurance and customer support. Organized information flow became the mainstay of industrial companies. New tools and information technology systems emerged and evolved to enable companies to integrate the various departments (Design, Procurement, Manufacturing, Sales and Finance) within companies, particularly the lager ones, including international corporations. This was to give them a chance to meet new demands for product time to market, just in time supply of orders, and customer support. To the smaller company these changes were not so apparent. Neither the tools nor systems nor indeed their economic value seemed appropriate to them except for special cases. While all this was happening the structure of the larger companies began to disintegrate. Strong competitive pressures and globalization of the market place brought this about. Shedding unwanted competence and subcontracting it to others became common practice. Regional market pressures triggered companies to reorganize to create, produce, and distribute goods and services. Greater dependency on chains of supply from external companies became the norm. Medium and smaller sized companies began to gain some advantage and at the same time some were sucked into management and control systems governed by the larger companies.
Category: Business & Economics

Human Physiology And Health

Author : David B. Wright
ISBN : 043563304X
Genre : General Certificate of Secondary Education
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This human biology text covers the Human Physiology and Health GCSE syllabuses (NEAB and SEG) and is suitable for GNVQ Health and Social Care. It is written for post-16 students who may have struggled with science GCSEs, or are studying the subject with a particular vocational focus.
Category: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Public And Situated Displays

Author : K. O'Hara
ISBN : 1402016778
Genre : Computers
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Public and situated display technologies can have an important impact on individual and social behaviour and present us with particular interesting new design considerations and challenges. While there is a growing body of research exploring these design considerations and social impact this work remains somewhat disparate, making it difficult to assimilate in a coherent manner. This book brings together the perspectives of key researchers in the area of public and situated display technology. The chapters detail research representing the social, technical and interactional aspects of public and situated display technologies. The underlying concern common to these chapters is how these displays can be best designed for collaboration, coordination, community building and mobility. Presenting them together allows the reader to examine everyday display activities within the context of emerging technological possibilities.
Category: Computers