Value Networks and the True Nature of Collaboration

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Author: Verna Allee,Oliver Schwabe

Publisher: Anclote Press

ISBN: 9780929652528

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Work life is completely changing as social networking and collaboration platforms allow a more human-centric way of organizing work. Yet work design tools, structures, processes, and systems are not evolving as rapidly, and in many cases are simply inadequate to support the new flexible and networked ways of working. Value Networks and the true nature of collaboration meets this challenge head on with a systematic, human-network approach to managing business operations and ecosystems. Value network modeling and analytics provide better support for collaborative, emergent work and complex activities. With examples from everyday work teams through complex large-scale networks, this book simply and coherently lays out the new basics of collaborative work design and value creating networks. It explains the underlying concepts and shows how to map, analyze, and leverage value networks in a way that supports high social values and ethical practices and achieve fast business results.

Value Networks in Manufacturing

Sustainability and Performance Excellence

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Author: Jayantha P Liyanage,Teuvo Uusitalo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319277995

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 317

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This book highlights innovative solutions together with various techniques and methods that can help support the manufacturing sector to excel in economic, social, and environmental terms in networked business environments. The book also furthers understanding of sustainable manufacturing from the perspective of value creation in manufacturing networks, by capitalizing on the outcomes of the European ‘Sustainable Value Creation in Manufacturing Networks’ project. New dynamics and uncertainties in modern markets call for innovative solutions in the global manufacturing sector. While the manufacturing sector is traditionally driven by technology, it also requires other managerial and organizational solutions in terms of network governance, business models, sustainable solution development for products and services, performance management portals, etc., which can provide major competitive advantages for companies. At the same time, the manufacturing industry is subject to a change process, where business networks play a major role in value-creating processes. By far the biggest challenge in this context is making value creation a sustainable process where economic, social, and environmental demands are met. Managing product and service-related business operations in manufacturing networks thus brings different challenges that cannot purely be resolved using traditional methods, and techniques. This book is an outcome of a European project funded by the European Commission, and performed by a dedicated R&D consortium comprised of some leading Research institutions and Industrial partners.

Advances in Production Management Systems. Competitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services

IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2012, Rhodes, Greece, September 24-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

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Author: Christos Emmanouilidis,Marco Taisch,Dimitris Kiritsis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642403522

Category: Computers

Page: 748

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The two volumes IFIP AICT 397 and 398 constitute the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2012, held in Rhodes, Greece, in September 2012. The 182 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the two volumes. They are organized in 6 parts: sustainability; design, manufacturing and production management; human factors, learning and innovation; ICT and emerging technologies in production management; product and asset lifecycle management; and services, supply chains and operations.

Detox Fashion

Waste Water Treatment

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Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811047804

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 111

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This third volume on detox fashion highlights sustainable wastewater treatment methods, as well as techniques used by and the adoption of detox strategies by different brands in the textile sector. These aspects are addressed in three central chapters: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Technologies; Review of the Utilization of Plant-based Natural Coagulants as Alternatives to Textile Wastewater Treatment; and New Waste Management through Collaborative Business Models for Sustainable Innovation.

Technological Innovation for Cloud-Based Engineering Systems

6th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2015, Costa de Caparica, Portugal, April 13-15, 2015, Proceedings

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Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos,Thais A. Baldissera,Giovanni Di Orio,Francisco Marques

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319167669

Category: Computers

Page: 514

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2015, held in Costa de Caparica, Portugal, in April 2015. The 54 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 119 submissions. The papers present selected results produced in engineering doctoral programs and focus on development and application of cloud-based engineering systems. Research results and ongoing work are presented, illustrated and discussed in the following areas: collaborative networks; cloud-based manufacturing; reconfigurable manufacturing; distributed computing and embedded systems; perception and signal processing; healthcare; smart monitoring systems; and renewable energy and energy-related management, decision support, simulation and power conversion.

Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World

17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Porto, Portugal, October 3-5, 2016, Proceedings

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Author: Hamideh Afsarmanesh,Luis M. Camarinha-Matos,António Lucas Soares

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319453904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 675

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, held in Porto, Portugal, in October 2016. The 57 revised papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 148 submissions. They provide a comprehensive overview of identified challenges and recent advances in various collaborative network (CN) domains and their applications, with a strong focus on the following areas: hyperconnected systems, managing data and knowledge, networked business processes, collective intelligence and decision making, creating supply and production networks, operating and management of networks, collaborative engineering, product services, intelligent product ecosystems, product personalization, service orientation, cloud technology aspects for VOs, design science research, business models in hyperconnected context, agribusiness value chain, and collaborative networks in circular economy.

Delivering Customer Value through Procurement and Strategic Sourcing

A Professional Guide to Creating A Sustainable Supply Network

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Author: Walter L. Wallace,Yusen L. Xia

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133890104

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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This is the complete executive's guide to driving sustainable competitive advantage and mitigating risk in today's complex supply networks. Two of the field's leading consultants show senior managers how to apply advanced strategic sourcing to significantly improve your supply chain's efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability. Drawing on their cutting-edge research, Yusen Xia and Walter L. Wallace help you go beyond mere cost-cutting and contract management to redesign and orchestrate your entire multi-tier supply chain. Wallace and Xia present powerful case studies and lessons from UPS, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Shaw Industries, and other pioneers. You'll learn how to: Bring together the multiple business disciplines whose work impacts sourcing and procurement Use strategic sourcing techniques to create a more sustainable supply chain Integrate the use of emission permits into your strategic sourcing programs Manage procurement when the cost of raw materials fluctuates widely Effectively utilize financial hedging in strategic sourcing Deepen your understanding of contemporary buyer-supplier relationships Implement strategic lead-time management Increase visibility as a way to become more demand-driven Take advantage of recent advances in e-sourcing and e-procurement More effectively manage risk and uncertainty in your supply network Make better outsourcing/insourcing decisions in global supply chains If you're a senior manager who wants to transform sourcing and procurement into a key competitive differentiator, this book will help you deliver the goods.

South Africa and the Global Hydrogen Economy

The Strategic Role of Platinum Group Metals

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Author: Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

Publisher: Real African Publishers

ISBN: 1920655700

Category: Science

Page: 400

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South Africa and the Global Hydrogen Economy is the publication of a MISTRA research project on the use of strategic minerals in the global putative hydrogen economy. The book highlights the global significance of platinum group metals (PGM) and explores the strategic opportunities that arise out of South Africa's endowment of these strategic resources. From their extraction to their applications in fuel cells, what options are available for the country, the region and the world to better leverage this endowment towards supporting growth and development objectives? In view of their expanding range of applications, do PGM need the hydrogen economy? Conversely, does the hydrogen economy need PGM? Addressed to all industry stakeholders, including those in the public and private sectors, the options explored in this book are based on a thorough analysis of the global dynamics that should inform policy and business models related to PGM.

The Third Industrial Revolution

How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

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Author: Jeremy Rifkin

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 023034058X

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution." He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories, and sharing it with each other in an "energy internet," just like we now create and share information online. Rifkin describes how the five-pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses, millions of jobs, and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, from hierarchical to lateral power, that will impact the way we conduct commerce, govern society, educate our children, and engage in civic life. Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. The European Union Parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, and other nations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into the new economic paradigm. The Third Industrial Revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, including a look into the personalities and players — heads of state, global CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs — who are pioneering its implementation around the world.

Seeking Sustainability in an Age of Complexity

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Author: Graham Harris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521695329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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Seeking Sustainability in an Age of Complexity explains the difficulties of sustainability and why 'collapse' can occur. In the last twenty years the theory of complexity has been developed - complex systems science (CSS) speaks to natural systems and particularly to ecological, social and economic systems and their interaction. Due to the growing concern over the huge changes occurring in the global environment, such as climate change, deforestation, habitat fragmentation and loss of biodiversity, Graham Harris sets out what has been learned in an attempt to understand the implications of these changes and suggests ways to move forward. This book discusses a number of emerging tools for the management of 'unruly' complexity which facilitate stronger regional dialogues about knowledge and values, which will be of interest to ecologists, sociologists, economists, natural resource managers and scientists in State and local governments and those involved in water and landscape management.