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Practical Sustainability Strategies

How to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Author: Nikos Avlonas,George P. Nassos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118787374

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 338

Strategies that enable organizations to succeed as businesses and as responsible corporate citizens Based on the authors' many years of research and hands-on experience, this book provides tested and proven practical strategies that make it possible for organizations to develop, maintain, or extend their competitive advantage without causing harm to the environment and society. Moreover, it explains how to set goals and objectives and then monitor, measure, and report on progress towards achieving corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Most importantly, readers will discover that this can all be accomplished while, at the same time, improving bottom-line profitability. Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage is divided into four parts: Part 1, Introduction to Sustainability, underscores the urgency for organizations to adopt and develop sustainable practices Part 2, Sustainable Strategies, details numerous strategies that have been proven to work, including environmental innovation through biomimicry, green buildings, and green chemistry Part 3, Tools and Metrics, offers practical information on implementing strategies and measuring sustainability and reporting, including global standards and guidelines for managing sustainability, life-cycle analysis, carbon and water footprints such as GRI, GHG Protocol, UN Global Compact Part 4, Conclusion, provides an expert forecast of the future of sustainability Case studies based on the authors' research and fieldwork illustrate how leading companies have implemented each of the sustainability strategies discussed in the book. There's also an appendix with additional case studies exploring various aspects of business practices and sustainability. Practical Sustainability Strategies is ideal as a graduate textbook as well as a reference for business managers. All readers will not only gain a greater appreciation for sustainable development, but also the skills needed to integrate sustainability into all aspects of their organization's business practices.

Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie

Wie man neue Märkte schafft, wo es keine Konkurrenz gibt

Author: W. Chan Kim,Renée Mauborgne

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446448470

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 6102

Das Buch ist ein globales Phänomen. Es wurde 3,5 Millionen Mal verkauft, in rekordverdächtigen 43 Sprachen publiziert und ist auf 5 Kontinenten zum Bestseller geworden. Nun ist es in einer aktualisierten und erweiterten Auflage neu erschienen. - Der internationale Bestseller: Jetzt mit neuem Vorwort, neuen Kapiteln und aktualisierten Fallstudien - Ein Bestseller auf 5 Kontinenten - Weltweit mehr als 3,5 Millionen Bücher verkauft - In 43 Sprachen übersetzt - Ein Wall-Street-Journal-, Businessweek- und Fast-Company-Bestseller Der von Organisationen und Branchen auf der ganzen Welt hochgeschätzte Bestseller stellt alles in Frage, was wir bisher über die Voraussetzungen strategischen Erfolgs zu wissen glaubten. Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie, vertritt die Ansicht, dass ein brutaler Konkurrenzkampf nur dazu führt, dass sich die Konkurrenten in einem blutrot gefärbten Ozean um rapide schwindende Gewinnmöglichkeiten streiten. Basierend auf der Untersuchung von mehr als 150 strategischen Schachzügen (im Lauf von mehr als 100 Jahren und in mehr als 50 Branchen) vertreten die Autoren die Ansicht, dass nachhaltiger Erfolg nicht auf verschärftem Konkurrenzkampf, sondern auf der Eroberung »Blauer Ozeane« beruht: der Erschließung neuer Märkte mit großem Wachstumspotenzial. Der Blaue Ozean als Strategie präsentiert einen systematischen Ansatz, wie man Konkurrenz irrelevant macht, und legt Prinzipien und Methoden vor, mit der jede Organisation ihre eigenen Blauen Ozeane erobern kann. Diese erweiterte Auflage enthält: - Ein neues Vorwort der Autoren: Hilfe! Mein Ozean färbt sich rot. - Aktualisierungen der in dem Buch behandelten Fälle und Beispiele, indem ihre Geschichte bis in die Gegenwart weitervorfolgt wird. - Zwei neue Kapitel und ein erweitertes drittes Kapitel: Ausrichtung, Erneuerung und Red Ocean Traps. Sie behandeln die wichtigsten Fragen, die die Leser in den vergangenen zehn Jahren gestellt haben. Der bahnbrechende Bestseller stellt das bisherige strategische Denken auf den Kopf und entwirft einen kühnen neuen Weg in die Zukunft. Hier können Sie lernen, wie man neue Märkte erschließt, auf denen Konkurrenz noch keine Rolle spielt. "Das ist ein extrem wertvolles Buch." Nicolas G. Hayek, Verwaltungsratpräsident, Swatch Group "Ein Muss für Manager und Wirtschaftsstudenten." Carlos Ghosn, President und CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. "Die Strategien von Kim und Mauborgne sind nicht nur neu, sondern auch praxisnah. Wir haben sie in unserem Unternehmen mit großem Erfolg umgesetzt." Patrick Snowball, Chief Executive, Norwich Union Insurance Wenn Sie mehr über die innovative Kraft des Buches wissen wollen, besuchen Sie blueoceanstrategy.com. Dort finden Sie alle Mittel, die Sie brauchen: praktische Ideen und Fallbeispiele aus staatlichen Unternehmen und der Privatindustrie, Lehrmaterial, Mobile Apps, aktuelle Updates sowie Tipps und Tools, mit denen Sie Ihre Reise auf dem Blauen Ozean erfolgreich gestalten können.

The Business Guide to Sustainability

Practical Strategies and Tools for Organizations

Author: Marsha Willard,Darcy Hitchcock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317663314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 2408

The Business Guide to Sustainability is a practical introduction to implementing a comprehensive sustainability strategy in any organization. Written by top business consultants, this useful book can be applied in both large and small enterprises. This edition shifts away from a discussion of CSR to focus more squarely on sustainability. It explores strategies for implementing sustainability in each of the functional areas of the corporation (accounting, HR, operations, etc.), while providing examples from a range of sectors, including manufacturing, services, and government. The book also includes the authors’ S-CORE assessment tool to help organizations determine whether they are on the right track, identify new opportunities, and assign accountability and responsibility. Brimming with interesting stories and examples, and covering new developments such as the emergence of BRICs and the effects of the Great Recession, this book will interest managers, business owners, and students for whom sustainability is a priority.

Wettbewerbsvorteile

Spitzenleistungen erreichen und behaupten

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593500485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 688

View: 4450

Wettbewerbsvorteile entscheiden über Erfolg oder Misserfolg eines Unternehmens. Michael E. Porter zeigt, wie sich Firmen in ihrer Branche Wettbewerbsvorteile verschaffen und so behaupten können. Entweder ein Produkt hat einen Kostenvorteil oder es muss einen einzigartigen Nutzen bieten, der einen höheren Preis rechtfertigt. Porters Strategieklassiker muss jeder kennen, der mit der Strategieentwicklung in einer Firma zu tun hat.

Business and Competitive Analysis

Effective Application of New and Classic Methods

Author: Craig S. Fleisher,Babette E. Bensoussan

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133101002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 5291

Meet any business or competitive analysis challenge: deliver actionable business insights and on-point recommendations that enterprise decision makers can’t and won’t ignore! All you need is one book: Business and Competitive Analysis, Second Edition . This generation’s definitive guide to business and competitive analysis has now been thoroughly updated with additional methods, applications and examples. Craig S. Fleisher and Babette E. Bensoussan begin with a practical primer on the process and context of business and competitive analysis: how it works, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to communicate results. Next, they introduce their unique FAROUT method for choosing the right tools for each assignment. The authors then present dozens of today’s most valuable analysis methods. They cover “classic” techniques, such as McKinsey 7S and industry analysis, as well as emerging techniques from multiple disciplines: economics, corporate finance, sociology, anthropology, and the intelligence and futurist communities. You’ll find full chapters outlining effective analysis processes; avoiding pitfalls; communicating results; as well as drill-downs on analyzing industries, competitive positioning, business models, supply chains, strategic relationships, corporate reputation, critical success factors, driving forces, technology change, cash flow, and much more. For every method, Fleisher and Bensoussan present clear descriptions, background context, strategic rationales, strengths, weaknesses, step-by-step instructions, and references. The result is a book every analyst, strategist, and manager can rely on – in any industry, for any challenge.

Practical Steps for Aligning Information Technology with Business Strategies

How to Achieve a Competitive Advantage

Author: Bernard H. Boar

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471076377

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 6047

Information Technology Cutting-edge techniques for equipping your IT organization to meet the challenges of today's business world Today's leaner, meaner, total quality business organizations look to information technology to provide them with a sustainable competitive advantage. That's why the IT managers who are in greatest demand are those who are well versed in modern strategic planning techniques and capable of developing a dynamic IT organization ever alert to their companies' current and future business needs. Written by an author at the cutting edge of today's IT business strategy revolution, this book offers you a clear, easy-to-implement action plan for reengineering your business's IT organization with an eye to building, sustaining, and expanding a competitive advantage. You will find: * Charts and templates that an IT staff can customize and use today * Techniques for overcoming most architecture problems, including a diagramming technique for drawing exceptionally clear blueprints * An in-depth discussion of business IT alignment * How to design an internal IT business economy * Tips on how to get the biggest bang for the buck while optimizing customer service * Proven techniques that radically improve application development through object-oriented technologies, data servers, and prototyping

Green to Gold

How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

Author: Daniel Esty,Andrew Winston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470393742

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 1931

From the Publishers Weekly review: "Two experts from Yale tackle the business wake-up-call du jour-environmental responsibility-from every angle in this thorough, earnest guidebook: pragmatically, passionately, financially and historically. Though "no company the authors know of is on a truly long-term sustainable course," Esty and Winston label the forward-thinking, green-friendly (or at least green-acquainted) companies WaveMakers and set out to assess honestly their path toward environmental responsibility, and its impact on a company's bottom line, customers, suppliers and reputation. Following the evolution of business attitudes toward environmental concerns, Esty and Winston offer a series of fascinating plays by corporations such as Wal-Mart, GE and Chiquita (Banana), the bad guys who made good, and the good guys-watchdogs and industry associations, mostly-working behind the scenes. A vast number of topics huddle beneath the umbrella of threats to the earth, and many get a thorough analysis here: from global warming to electronic waste "take-back" legislation to subsidizing sustainable seafood. For the responsible business leader, this volume provides plenty of (organic) food for thought. "

The New Sustainability Advantage

Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line

Author: Bob Willard

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925075

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5989

Smart sustainability strategies and how they can benefit the bottom line

Outsmart the MBA Clones

The Alternative Guide to Competitive Strategy, Marketing, and Branding

Author: Dan Herman

Publisher: Paramount Market Publishing

ISBN: 9780978660284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 8290

Why is so much of today's marketing, strategy, and branding alike?How can you break out of the crowd to achieve a sustainable advantage that your competitors will not be able to catch up to or imitate?Most marketers, brand managers, and competitive strategists are MBA graduates who think and operate in a typical manner--you might call them MBA Clones. This book will show you the tools and rules to outsmart your competitors' predicable MBA-Clone marketing bias and build strong brands that are irreplaceable in consumers' eyes. Using many examples from top businesses around the world, Dr. Herman offers a business oriented-point of view that is fresh and different, and even humorous at times.You'll learn:-- The secret of successful differentiation that is not imitated-- How to create marketing hits-- How to use electrifying marketing to build strong feel-appeal brands, and many other useful additions to your profit-generating arsenal of concepts and methods.Even though this book will turn your thinking inside out, its approach is entirely practical and is designed to deliver methods and approaches that are easily applicable and workable in all kinds of businesses.

The Green to Gold Business Playbook

How to Implement Sustainability Practices for Bottom-Line Results in Every Business Function

Author: Daniel C. Esty,P.J. Simmons

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118010891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 8458

"Implement the green strategies outlined in Dan Esty's and Andrew Winston’s bestseller Green to Gold" Hard-nosed business advice for gaining competitive advantage through sustainability action in buildings and operations, information technology, product design, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and transportation, marketing, accounting, and other key business functions Whether you are a climate change skeptic or an environmentalist, sustainability issues cannot be ignored in today’s corporate world. With rising energy and natural resource costs, intensified regulations, investor pressures, and a growing demand for environmentally friendly products, sustainability is no longer an option—it’s a business imperative. Unlike many green business books, the Playbook skips the environmental ideology and deals exclusively with tools and strategies that have been shown to cut costs, reduce risks, drive revenues, and build brand identity. Builds on Dan Esty and Andrew Winston’s prizewinning Green to Gold, which has become a business classic and a staple of management training across the world. Shows in detail how each business function or department can achieve an eco-advantage over the competition Offers frameworks, checklists, and action plans applicable to any business–big or small, in manufacturing or services The Green to Gold Business Playbook gives you the tools to make green work-and work profitably-for your business.

Commitment

Author: Pankaj Ghemawat

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106177

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 6927

To create a competitive advantage, a company must commit itself to developing a set of capabilities superior to its competitors; But such commitments tend to be costly and hard to reverse. How then, should a company decide which broad path, or strategy, to commit itself to? And how are competition and uncertainty to be accounted for in that decision? In this brilliant reassessment of how companies gain and sustain competitive advantage, Pankaj Ghemawat consolidates contemporary research in economics and other disciplines into a comprehensive yet practical framework for comparing commitments to strategically distinct options. This framework will help managers address specific strategic choices such as entry, exit, vertical/horizontal integration, capacity expansion, and innovation, as well as choices of generic strategy. Step by systematic step, Ghemawat provides managers with the tools and techniques they need to improve the quality of the choices that they make. Specifically, Ghemawat discusses: * how to identify the choices that are truly strategic -- that involve commitment -- before rather than after the fact * how to analyze the short-run and long-run competitive positions implied by a particular strategic option * how to assess the sustainability of superior competitive positions over time * how to account for the flexibility afforded by a particular option in dealing with future uncertainties * how to deal with both honest mistakes and deliberate distortions in the process of choice This pathbreaking book will help managers invest in the future. Its logic applies to choices involving disinvestment as well as those involving investment -- and to choices that embody elements of both. Its logic can be used for diagnostic purposes, such as the valuation of business, and most broadly, it win force managers to think about important issues that they may have tended to ignore. Ghemawat's discussion of these important ideas is concise, studded with detailed examples, based on rigorous research and, above all, practical. It will become required reading for thoughtful practitioners as well as practitionersto-be in the 1990s.

Strategy for Sustainability

A Business Manifesto

Author: Adam Werbach

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 142217770X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 7796

Leave your quaint notions of corporate social responsibilty and environmentalism behind. Werbach is starting a whole new dialogue around sustainability of enterprise and life as we know it in organisations and individuals.

Pricing and Profitability Management

A Practical Guide for Business Leaders

Author: Julie Meehan,Mike Simonetto,Larry Montan,Chris Goodin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047082705X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 735

The practical guide to using pricing and profitability management to build a better business A comprehensive reference for any business professional looking to understand the capabilities and competencies required for effectively managing pricing and profitability, Pricing and Profitability Management explains how to determine the right approach, tools, and techniques for each of six key categories (pricing strategy, price execution, advanced analytics and optimization, organizational alignment and governance, pricing technology and data management, and tax and regulatory effectiveness). Exploring each category in detail, the book addresses how an integrated approach to pricing improvement can give a sustainable, competitive advantage to any organization. The ultimate "how to" manual for any executive or manager interested in price management, the book presents a holistic, comprehensive framework that shows how integrating these pricing categories into a cohesive program leads to impressive gains that cannot be achieved through a single-pronged approach. Presents a comprehensive framework for more effectively managing pricing and profitability Identities the six key categories of pricing and profitability management Shows you how to gain a competitive edge by managing pricing and profitability Taking a comprehensive view of pricing, companies can position themselves to tap a vast source of shareholder value—the ability to set and enforce profitable prices, not just once, but again and again in response to marketplace changes and evolving business needs—and this book will show you how.

The Journey To Competitive Advantage Through Servant Leadership

Building The Company Every Person Dreams of Working For And Every President Has a Vision Of Leading

Author: Bill B. Flint Jr.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 144973197X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4517

Building The Company Every Person Dreams Of Working For And Every President Has A Vision Of Leading. With today’s tough economic environment and declining trust in leaders, companies are in desperate need of leaders who can provide the vision, goals, and direction needed to develop and maximize the full potential of their people and the business results. The Journey To Competitive Advantage Through Servant Leadership was written to help organizations and leaders understand that building a sustainable competitive advantage depends on how people are treated—and the best way to create a competitive advantage is by developing an environment of caring, mutual trust and respect between the leaders and their people.Servant leaders have learned that focusing their efforts and strategy on developing the full potential of their associates helps create a winning partnership for the people and the business. To help leaders develop this collaborative environment, the author shares his own leadership journey both the successes and struggles. He compiles the lessons of a lifetime into one comprehensive document that can help point the way for leaders to the fulfilling life of “servant leadership”-that powerful, almost mystical capability to help people achieve beyond their fondest dreams, while living a life of faith and making priceless contributions to the people God brings into their life. He takes a highly ethical and moral approach to developing employees, leading your business and balancing your life. He provides practical examples of how to build a business of which you can be proud by helping people succeed and achieve their goals which is a time proven way to ensure that you too will succeed.If you are seeking to improve your career, be a leader in all you do, build a business of integrity, or balance your life with better relationships – this book is for you! A thought provoking and insightful look into the oft en underestimated and misunderstood field of leadership in business; Bill Flint’s "The Journey to Competitive Advantage through Servant Leadership" offers a pragmatic “Golden Rule” guide to being a responsible and inspiring leader. A “must read” book for professional and personal enlightenment in what it takes to bring the best out in your people and yourself. —Dr. Stormy T. W. Hicks, Ph.D., Former President & COO of J.B. Poindexter Co., and ITT Automotive, and Executive Director of Ford Motor Company.

Implementing Best Practices in Human Resources Management

Author: Hugh Secord

Publisher: CCH Canadian Limited

ISBN: 9781553671893

Category: Personnel management

Page: 465

View: 6418

Sport Business Analytics

Using Data to Increase Revenue and Improve Operational Efficiency

Author: C. Keith Harrison,Scott Bukstein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315350629

Category: Computers

Page: 260

View: 9750

Developing and implementing a systematic analytics strategy can result in a sustainable competitive advantage within the sport business industry. This timely and relevant book provides practical strategies to collect data and then convert that data into meaningful, value-added information and actionable insights. Its primary objective is to help sport business organizations utilize data-driven decision-making to generate optimal revenue from such areas as ticket sales and corporate partnerships. To that end, the book includes in-depth case studies from such leading sports organizations as the Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Duke University, and the Aspire Group. The core purpose of sport business analytics is to convert raw data into information that enables sport business professionals to make strategic business decisions that result in improved company financial performance and a measurable and sustainable competitive advantage. Readers will learn about the role of big data and analytics in: Ticket pricing Season ticket member retention Fan engagement Sponsorship valuation Customer relationship management Digital marketing Market research Data visualization. This book examines changes in the ticketing marketplace and spotlights innovative ticketing strategies used in various sport organizations. It shows how to engage fans with social media and digital analytics, presents techniques to analyze engagement and marketing strategies, and explains how to utilize analytics to leverage fan engagement to enhance revenue for sport organizations. Filled with insightful case studies, this book benefits both sports business professionals and students. The concluding chapter on teaching sport analytics further enhances its value to academics.

Always a Winner

Finding Your Competitive Advantage in an Up and Down Economy

Author: Peter Navarro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470531723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5363

"In much the same way that Good to Great uncovered hitherto hidden secrets of highly successful companies, Navarro’s Always a Winner uses extensive research to reveal the overriding importance of learning how to forecast and strategically manage the business cycle for competitive advantage. In doing so, this book provocatively explores a critical aspect of successful management virtually untapped by the existing strategy literature." —Dan DiMicco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nucor Steel " Always a Winner is an important and timely guide to thriving in challenging economic times. Prof. Navarro deftly bridges the academic and business communities, showing corporate leaders how to read economic tea-leaves to anticipate business cycles. His "Master Cyclist" credo offers many practical tips and real-world case studies for steering companies through turbulent economic seas." —Mark Greene, Ph.D, Chief Executive Officer, FICO (Fair Isaac Corp.) "Navarro’s Always a Winner shows why forecasting the economy with a ruler can be lethal for corporate executives and money managers. He demonstrates how to skillfully anticipate the ups and downs of the economy and successfully navigate through them. The current economic crisis clearly demonstrates why this book is so important to have on your bookshelf." —Mark Zandi, Chief Economist and Cofounder of Moody’s Economy.com "Always a Winner is required reading for every entrepreneur, money manager, and independent investor hoping to outperform the market and retire one day." —Mark T. Brookshire, Founder of StockTrak.com and WallStreetSurvivor.com " Navarro’s wealth of real world examples will show you how to make both economic recessions and recoveries invaluable allies in executing competitive corporate strategies. A must read!" —Lakshman Achuthan, Managing Director, Economic Cycle Research Institute Why recessions are far more dangerous than any 10 competitors Most companies make a lot of money during economic expansions-and lose a lot of money during recessions. That is the way it has always been. That is the way it need not always be. This book will show you how to "always be a winner" over the course of the entire business cycle-not just when economic times are good. To do this job, this book will arm you with all the strategies and tactics and forecasting tools you will need to profitably manage your organization through the business cycle seasons-from the best of boom times to the worst of recessionary times. In this book, you will learn to Forecast movements and key recessionary turning points in the business cycle Implement a set of powerful "battle-tested" strategies over the course of the business cycle Rebuild your organization with a strategic business cycle orientation and thereby make it much more recession-resistant and resilient over the longer term The forecasting tools and management strategies revealed in this book have been developed over the last five years by the author-the world's leading expert on managing the business cycle for competitive advantage. By learning to strategically manage the business cycle, your organization will be able to create a powerful competitive and sustainable advantage over its rivals and thereby find the grail sought by every executive team in the world-superior financial performance. In this way, Always a Winner provides you with the in-depth insight and practical advice you need to help your company survive and thrive in the increasingly risky conditions of the 21st century.

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach

Author: Martin Reeves,Knut Haanaes

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1625275870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3630

You think you have a winning strategy. But do you? Executives are bombarded with bestselling ideas and best practices for achieving competitive advantage, but many of these ideas and practices contradict each other. Should you aim to be big or fast? Should you create a blue ocean, be adaptive, play to win—or forget about a sustainable competitive advantage altogether? In a business environment that is changing faster and becoming more uncertain and complex almost by the day, it’s never been more important—or more difficult—to choose the right approach to strategy. In this book, The Boston Consulting Group’s Martin Reeves, Knut Haanæs, and Janmejaya Sinha offer a proven method to determine the strategy approach that is best for your company. They start by helping you assess your business environment—how unpredictable it is, how much power you have to change it, and how harsh it is—a critical component of getting strategy right. They show how existing strategy approaches sort into five categories—Be Big, Be Fast, Be First, Be the Orchestrator, or simply Be Viable—depending on the extent of predictability, malleability, and harshness. In-depth explanations of each of these approaches will provide critical insight to help you match your approach to strategy to your environment, determine when and how to execute each one, and avoid a potentially fatal mismatch. Addressing your most pressing strategic challenges, you’ll be able to answer questions such as: • What replaces planning when the annual cycle is obsolete? • When can we—and when should we—shape the game to our advantage? • How do we simultaneously implement different strategic approaches for different business units? • How do we manage the inherent contradictions in formulating and executing different strategies across multiple businesses and geographies? Until now, no book brings it all together and offers a practical tool for understanding which strategic approach to apply. Get started today.

Building Sustainability Into Your Organization (Collection)

Author: Peter A. Soyka,Arthur V. Hill,Robert Palevich

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133115208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1289

View: 2059

A brand new collection of state-of-the-art techniques for building more sustainable, higher-performing organizations… now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! Three 100% practical primers help you drive competitive advantage by optimizing sustainability and operational performance To compete in today’s extraordinarily competitive global environment, organizations need to achieve new levels of sustainability and operational performance. This brand-new package brings together three practical, state-of-the-art primers for doing just that. Robert Palevich’s The Lean Sustainable Supply Chain offers start-to-finish guidance for redesigning company infrastructure and technologies to achieve the powerful benefits that come with integrating "lean" and "green." and benefits. Palevich introduces core concepts of lean green supply chain management, illuminating them with a comprehensive case study showing how to manage change, innovation, talent, execution, inventory, warehousing, and transportation. He demonstrates how to integrate supply chain sustainability into business scorecards; use 3PLs more effectively; drive more value from information, and systematically address every relevant technical issue. Next, in Creating a Sustainable Organization, Peter A. Soyka presents today’s most complete and actionable guide to improving business performance through sustainable practices. Soyka bridges the disparate worlds of the EHS/sustainability professional and the investor/analyst, outlining today’s best evidence about linkages between sustainability and value, discussing key stakeholder relationships, and introducing new practices for managing and measuring sustainability throughout the business. Finally, Arthur V. Hill’s The Encyclopedia of Operations Management is today’s most convenient and useful supply chain/operations management "field manual." Bringing together nearly 1,500 well-organized definitions, it helps you quickly map all areas of these fields, from accounting and distribution through quality management, strategy, transportation, and warehousing. Throughout, Hill offers a shared language and realistic insights for improving any process and supporting any training program. From world-renowned supply chain and operations experts Robert Palevich, Peter A. Soyka, and Arthur V. Hill

Understanding Markets and Strategy

How to Exploit Markets for Sustainable Business Growth

Author: Malcolm Morley

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749471530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2576

In order to expand your business in existing and into new and diverse markets, it is vital that strategies and plans can be developed with realistic prospects of success. Understanding Markets and Strategy explains the context, meaning and value of markets. It shows you how to analyze them, develop appropriate strategies and respond appropriately to changing competitive dynamics, ensuring that resources are used to create the greatest chances of success. Debunking myths around how markets are defined, it explores how to exploit the assets you currently possess and how to develop new assets for the target market. It also explores the implications for the strategies, resources, competencies and capabilities of expansion into international territories on your organization. The author explains, with practical tools and techniques, how marketing needs to be a product of, and consistent with, strategic competitive and corporate analysis. Ideal for Directors and senior managers as well as strategic planners and marketing managers, it provides you with everything you need to understand markets and to create a strategic context for the development of credible and robust commercial strategies and plans to exploit them.

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