Strategic Management

Author: Arthur A. Thompson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
ISBN: 9780256096989
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Manufacturing Strategy

Author: John Miltenburg
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781563273179
Size: 52.52 MB
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To stay competitive and meet market expectations in a global economy, both domestic and foreign companies must realign their manufacturing processes, make improvements, and increase their manufacturing capabilities. With large numbers of employees working in a network of domestic and foreign facilities, production processes are as varied as the products being produced. Manufacturing managers need a manufacturing plan or strategy that will bring structure to this complex environment. In Manufacturing Strategy: How to Formulate and Implement a Winning Plan, 2nd Edition, John Miltenburg offers a sensible and systematic method to: (1) evaluate domestic and foreign factories and international manufacturing and (2) plan the appropriate manufacturing strategy to be first in the market. Incorporating comments and suggestions from managers who used the first edition of Manufacturing Strategy, John Miltenburg expands and improves on his focus in the areas of: International Manufacturing — where the focus is on a company's international network of factories; Competitive Strategy — where managers must understand the role manufacturing strategy plays in their company's business strategy; and Manufacturing Programs — showing how programs such as quality management, six sigma, agile manufacturing, and supply chain management fit within the manufacturing strategy. Manufacturing Strategy gives managers a common language for dealing with manufacturing problems at both strategic and operational levels. It improves communication between manufacturing managers and those outside manufacturing (who will now have a better understanding of what manufacturing can and cannot do).

Strategic Management

Author: Abbass F. Alkhafaji
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789018106
Size: 41.39 MB
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Airborne Express, Hershey's, Motorola, Pillsbury—how do the executives of international corporations formulate effective strategies for corporate success? Filled with helpful insights into the state of the art in strategic management, this book provides a framework for the formulation, implementation, and control of strategies for all types of domestic and global organizations. You'll also find 21 suggested corporate cases for analysis (complete with reference sources), including Blockbuster Video, PepsiCo, Harley-Davidson, Nike, Home Depot, and Microsoft. This up-to-date volume gives you a comprehensive overview of strategic management in an easy-to-read format. It addresses important current issues, such as TQM (Total Quality Management), reengineering, benchmarking, and the formulation of strategic management in international markets. Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control in a Dynamic Environment is a part of The Haworth Press, Inc. promotion book series edited by Richard Alan Nelson, Ph.D., APR. Here is a small sample of what Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control in a Dynamic Environment will teach you about: the definition, meaning, and history of strategic management the difference between business policy and business strategy corporate structure, governance, and culture mission statements how to assess the corporate/business environment—internal, external, and macro how to formulate an effective business strategy strategic alternatives—specialization, diversification, alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions, and more dealing with foreign governments and competing on a global scale the role of the general manager and the board of directors the control process and ways to measure the financial soundness of strategic decisions management techniques for not-for-profit companies Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation, and Control in a Dynamic Environment is an ideal reference for any teacher, student, or professional in the management arena.

Strategic Management With Powerweb And Case Tutor Card

Author: Arthur A. Thompson, Jr.
Publisher: Richard d Irwin
ISBN: 9780072493955
Size: 20.20 MB
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Thompson and Strickland's, Strategic Management, has always included the most recent research in strategy in a way that students can understand and apply it to business cases and problems. In addition, Thompson offers more coverage of strategy implementation than most other texts, which many instructors think is critical if students are to understand the “how” and not just the “what” and “why”. Thompson’s coverage of Michael Porter’s classic 5-forces model is clearer and more detailed than in other texts, according to reviewers. With this edition the market leader looks better than ever before, offering a new 4-color design, improved writing style, and two new chapters on global and e-commerce strategy.The Thompson and Strickland cases have always been another strong selling point. Over the years, this author team has developed a great network of case authors and is able to select from the cream of the crop. And, having taught the course themselves for many years, they are very experienced in selecting the types of cases that will spark student interest and generate lively classroom discussions. Many of the cases reflect high profile companies, products, and people that students will have heard of, know about from personal experience, or can easily identify with. The new case line-up features an exciting collection of dot.com/New Economy companies. Cases are further selected to highlight other critical types of business and trends, such as non-U.S. companies, globalization, cross-cultural situations, relatively small, entrepreneurial firms, non-profit organizations, and more.

Strategic Management

Author: Colin White
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230554776
Size: 50.95 MB
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Strategic management is challenging and dangerous. A complex web of differing theories and approaches, it continuously emerges and evolves. More intuitive than rational, it offers significant benefits if done well, potentially catastrophic results if done badly. Colin White's contemporary text reflects the challenges of formulating, implementing and monitoring strategy in practice, discussing theories and approaches in the context of real-world practice around the globe. By acknowledging the complex reality of strategy and presenting examples from a wide range of international organizations, this book will enable you to: ·Understand the challenges you will encounter when implementing strategy in practice. ·Develop your own strategic approaches and solutions to real-life situations and dilemmas. ·Acquire the latest thinking in this constantly developing subject. ·Appreciate the critical role of implementation, monitoring and risk within organizations. ·Consider the global nature of strategy for multinational corporations. This text is accompanied by an extensive companion website for both students and lecturers. Visit www.palgrave.com/business/white for access to additional case studies, links to other sites, a searchable glossary of terms and a full complement of lecturer resources. COLIN WHITE is a Professor in the Graduate School of Management at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. The school, which he established, has an international reputation, with links to over 100 universities worldwide, and offers teaching and training programs throughout Asia. Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below - http://www.palgrave.com/business/white/index.asp