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Merger And Acquisition Integration: Exploring Uncertainty From The Perspective Of The Middle Manager, Joseph J. Pazmany 2018 Brandman University

Merger And Acquisition Integration: Exploring Uncertainty From The Perspective Of The Middle Manager, Joseph J. Pazmany

Dissertations

Purpose. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore middle managers’ perceptions about how organizations managed job-related, structural, and strategic uncertainty during a merger and acquisition (M&A) integration process. Furthermore, this research investigated what strategies middle managers perceived effective and ineffective for managing uncertainty and recommendations for managing uncertainty during future integrations.

Methodology. This qualitative study utilized a phenomenological research design that collected data through open-ended interviews. Fifteen middle managers participated in the study and were asked 12 questions that explored their perceptions about managing uncertainty during an M&A integration.

Findings. Overall, participants perceived strategic uncertainty was ...


Containing Risk When Maximizing Supply-Chain Performance, Harrison Luvai 2018 University of Missouri-St. Louis

Containing Risk When Maximizing Supply-Chain Performance, Harrison Luvai

Harrison Luvai

No abstract provided.


Isscm Newsletter, December 1, 2018, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2018 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, December 1, 2018, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A nine page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Business Innovation: The Online Cookbook, Gregory Watson 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Business Innovation: The Online Cookbook, Gregory Watson

Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Honors Theses

There is a common trend across most of the world we live in today of innovation and adaptation. Recently a lot of this change had come from the technological front, and this is no different for the largest brick and mortar retailer in the United States, Walmart. Walmart has put a substantial amount of focus on keeping up with the ever changing digital commerce business environment. Walmart projects that out of the 324 million people that live across the country 140 million of them visit their store either in person or through their website each week. This traffic brings in ...


Isscm Alumni Newsletter, November 29, 2018, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2018 Wright State University

Isscm Alumni Newsletter, November 29, 2018, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A ten page alumni newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


A Model For Better Social Project Management, Brenda Massetti 2018 St. John's University

A Model For Better Social Project Management, Brenda Massetti

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

With environmental degradation and other social ills on the rise, demand for businesses to perform social action is growing (Robertson, 2014). Yet, most Commercial enterprises take a diminutive view of social projects, and many Social enterprises flounder in the harsh realities of commerce (Austin, Stevenson, and Wei-Killern, 2012). To improve all enterprises’ social performance, the paper introduces the Social Project Grid, a dual-factor assessment tool which prioritizes social projects for better managerial oversight. In specific, it compares social projects on their Resource Use and Outcome Clarity to highlight which projects are successful and which are in trouble. Not only is ...


Assessing The Impact Of National Single Window On The Competitiveness Of Ghana's Maritme Sector, Rhodalyn Djanitey 2018 World Maritime University

Assessing The Impact Of National Single Window On The Competitiveness Of Ghana's Maritme Sector, Rhodalyn Djanitey

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Electronic Certificates For Ships: A Lofty (Legal, Operations, Fraud, Trust) Analysis, Bridget Cosgrave 2018 World Maritime University

Electronic Certificates For Ships: A Lofty (Legal, Operations, Fraud, Trust) Analysis, Bridget Cosgrave

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Autonomous Ships On The Containerised Shipping Interface Of Global Supply Chains- And Networks: A Literature Examination Of Selected Stakeholder Perspectives, Dirk Johannes Janse Van Rensburg 2018 World Maritime University

The Impact Of Autonomous Ships On The Containerised Shipping Interface Of Global Supply Chains- And Networks: A Literature Examination Of Selected Stakeholder Perspectives, Dirk Johannes Janse Van Rensburg

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Global Logistics Trend Spillover Through Container And Roro Shipping In North Europe Short Sea Shipping, Jee Young Yoo 2018 World Maritime University

Global Logistics Trend Spillover Through Container And Roro Shipping In North Europe Short Sea Shipping, Jee Young Yoo

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Switching Paper To Electronic Bills Of Lading : Legal Perspective And Reform Options For Vietnam, Thi Mai Anh Doan 2018 World Maritime University

Switching Paper To Electronic Bills Of Lading : Legal Perspective And Reform Options For Vietnam, Thi Mai Anh Doan

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Containing Risk When Maximizing Supply-Chain Performance, Harrison Luvai 2018 University of Missouri, St. Louis

Containing Risk When Maximizing Supply-Chain Performance, Harrison Luvai

Dissertations

The objective of this dissertation is to develop and test an approach that will quantify the level of risk in the supply chain, evaluate the cost and impact of risk mitigation strategies, validate event management protocols pre-implementation, and optimize across a portfolio of risk mitigation strategies. The research integrates a Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) model and a Discrete Event Simulation model to investigate a production-inventory-transportation problem subject to risk. The MILP model calculates the optimal Net Profit Contribution of the supply chain in the absence of risk. Deviation risks are introduced as volatility in final demand and lead times ...


Isscm Alumni Newsletter, October 12, 2018, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2018 Wright State University

Isscm Alumni Newsletter, October 12, 2018, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A nine page alumni newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Selected Adventures In Policy Modeling, Edward Kaplan 2018 Illinois State University

Selected Adventures In Policy Modeling, Edward Kaplan

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

No abstract provided.


Strategies To Improve Timeliness For Cleaning Inpatient Rooms Following Patient Discharge, Lora Dixon, Environmental Services, Mark Parker, Ruth Hanselman, Suneela Nayak, Amy Sparks 2018 Maine Medical Center

Strategies To Improve Timeliness For Cleaning Inpatient Rooms Following Patient Discharge, Lora Dixon, Environmental Services, Mark Parker, Ruth Hanselman, Suneela Nayak, Amy Sparks

Operational Excellence

STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE THE TIME FRAME FOR CLEANING INPATIENT ROOMS BY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

In an inpatient rehab hospital, it was noted that Environmental Services (EVS) was delayed in cleaning rooms between patient discharges and admissions. This resulted in the frequent use of a “stat clean” order that allows only 50% of the normal cleaning time , forcing patients to wait and impacting patient flow.

A root cause analysis demonstrated lack of communication between the rehab hospital and the contracted cleaning services. A number of counter measures were initiated with the goal that cleaning would be started within 20 minutes of all ...


Consistently Using A Transportation Department For Patient Discharge To Sustain Nursing Staffing Levels, Victoria Boutin, Joseph East, Stephen Tyzik, Joy Moody, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Amy Sparks 2018 Maine Medical Center

Consistently Using A Transportation Department For Patient Discharge To Sustain Nursing Staffing Levels, Victoria Boutin, Joseph East, Stephen Tyzik, Joy Moody, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Amy Sparks

Operational Excellence

IMPROVING PATIENT FLOW BY UTILIZING A HOSPITAL TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT FOR DISCHARGES

Using a transportation department for transporting patients for discharge is the industry standard. At a large urban hospital, inconsistent use of this department has resulted in frontline caregivers (RNs) having to pick up this function, resulting in potentially unsafe staffing levels on the floor.

The goal of this quality improvement project was to improve the percent of discharges with the transport department from ≤10% to 70% by the end is fiscal year 2018 in an academic tertiary medical center.

Baseline metrics demonstrated the current state and a root cause ...


Coordination Of Inpatient And Outpatient Care For Neurology Patients Undergoing Epilepsy Monitoring, Sara Schrock, Michelle Beane, Kathryn Cope, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks, Brendan Lilley 2018 Maine Medical Center

Coordination Of Inpatient And Outpatient Care For Neurology Patients Undergoing Epilepsy Monitoring, Sara Schrock, Michelle Beane, Kathryn Cope, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks, Brendan Lilley

Operational Excellence

ORGANIZING A SYSTEM TO CONSOLIDATE EPILEPSY REFERRALS TO AN OUTPATIENT NEUROLOGY PRACTICE

An outpatient neurology practice was experiencing delayed or lost referrals for epilepsy monitoring. This delay was leading many patients to suffer unnecessary and unmanaged seizures and, in some cases, frequent trips to the emergency department.

As a result, a team consisting of the neurology practice and neuro-navigators used baseline metrics to demonstrate the current state of the problem and conducted a root cause analysis that outlined several causes. A number of countermeasures were initiated with the goal of decreasing referral misses.

Post the initiation of two KPIs, a ...


Sustaining Daily Management With Gemba Walks: A Scheduling Model, Mark Parker, Omar Hasan, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks 2018 Maine Medical Center

Sustaining Daily Management With Gemba Walks: A Scheduling Model, Mark Parker, Omar Hasan, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks

Operational Excellence

SUSTAINING DAILY MANAGEMENT WITH GEMBA WALKS: A SCHEDULING MODEL

At an academic tertiary care medical center, there are 110 Operational Excellence teams across 4 campuses. Every weekday, 10 GEMBA walks occur with the 11th on Wednesdays. The expanding program has made daily leadership visits to all KPIs challenging. As a result, consideration of reduced gemba walks to departments who have met specific maturity/performance criteria.

The scope of the eight-week pilot consisted of 13 pre-identified teams that have weekly workflows. The teams must have met a baseline level of performance. Performance was scored for 9 variables measuring engagement, PDSA ...


Strategies To Improve Post-Procedural Safe Patient Handoffs, Marguerite Anderson, Tara Herman, Janice Nichols, Robyn Dixon, Elizabeth Van Der Linden, Bonnie Boivin, Stephen Tyzik, MMC ASU, MMC PACU, SSU, Endoscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, One Call Center 2018 Maine Medical Center

Strategies To Improve Post-Procedural Safe Patient Handoffs, Marguerite Anderson, Tara Herman, Janice Nichols, Robyn Dixon, Elizabeth Van Der Linden, Bonnie Boivin, Stephen Tyzik, Mmc Asu, Mmc Pacu, Ssu, Endoscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, One Call Center

Operational Excellence

STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE SAFE PATIENT HANDOFFS AND POST PROCEDURAL FLOW

During patient transfers from one care unit to another, it is imperative for patient safety and satisfaction that timely and complete communication between staff occurs. In an academic tertiary care medical center, a team consisting of representatives from 6 patient care units used improvement methods of operational excellence to improve patient centered movement.

The goal of this project was to improve the percentages of two questions related to information sharing on the FY2018 AHRQ Culture of Patient Safety Survey. Using baseline metrics to reflect the current state of patient wait ...


Improving Revenue Capture And Patient Safety In An Icu Setting, Natasha Stankiewicz, Laura Lewis, Jonathan Archibald, SCU 2, SCU 3, SCU 4, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, Ruth Hanselman, Amy Sparks 2018 Maine Medical Center

Improving Revenue Capture And Patient Safety In An Icu Setting, Natasha Stankiewicz, Laura Lewis, Jonathan Archibald, Scu 2, Scu 3, Scu 4, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, Ruth Hanselman, Amy Sparks

Operational Excellence

IMPROVING REVENUE CAPTURE AND PATIENT SAEFTY IN AN INTENSIVE CARE SETTING

Materials management department is responsible for restocking chargeable supplies in an intensive care unit (ICU) at an academic tertiary medical center. Staff confusion as to what items were considered chargeable often led to low supply par levels resulting in delays of critical patient care.

Using baseline metrics, a team of caregivers created several performance improvement goals to increase nursing compliance with appropriate supply charging. The results of a root cause analysis spearheaded the development of a KPI that encompassed staff education, lost charge tracking and charge supply labeling.

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