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Aligning Performance Management Systems For Lasting Outcomes In Humanitarian Operations, Kalyn M. Howard 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

Aligning Performance Management Systems For Lasting Outcomes In Humanitarian Operations, Kalyn M. Howard

Theses and Dissertations

Logistics is dynamic, expansive, and critical to organizational success. While it is generally believed that effective logistics management is associated with positive performance outcomes, the links between organizational practice and performance are understudied. This dissertation leverages resource-based theory and organizational learning theory to examine organizational practice and performance in non-traditional logistics settings, with particular focus on military organizations and humanitarian operational settings. First, a meta-analytical study establishes generalizable associations between various operations management practices and performance outcomes. Then, this is applied to dynamic humanitarian logistics settings, exploring how practitioners perceive practice and performance, and how this is reported and documented ...


Customer’S Operational Efficiency And Trade Credit Provision, Wai Ho CHAN 2020 Lingnan University

Customer’S Operational Efficiency And Trade Credit Provision, Wai Ho Chan

Lingnan Theses and Dissertations

This study examines whether the trade credit provision is affected by customers’ operational efficiency. We link the supplier firms with their major customers using the Customer Segment database in order to identify the trade credit provision for each pair of supplier-customer relationships. While suppliers have the incentive to provide trade credit to high-quality customers in order to increase market share, excess trade credit would also harm the suppliers once the customers default. Our empirical results indicate that operational efficiency and trade credit are positively associated. This finding supports the view that suppliers tend to select and provide trade credit to ...


Inter-Organizational Systems Use And Supply Chain Performance: Mediating Role Of Supply Chain Management Capabilities, David Asamoah, B. Agyei-Owusu, Francis K. Andoh-Baidoo, Emmanuel Wusuhon Yanibo Ayaburi 2020 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Inter-Organizational Systems Use And Supply Chain Performance: Mediating Role Of Supply Chain Management Capabilities, David Asamoah, B. Agyei-Owusu, Francis K. Andoh-Baidoo, Emmanuel Wusuhon Yanibo Ayaburi

Information Systems Faculty Publications and Presentations

Inter-organizational Systems (IOS) are network-enabled information systems that extend boundaries of an organization. There is a growing interest among researchers and practitioners to understand how the use of IOS enhances firm performance. In this study, we examine how IOS use impacts an organization’s supply chain management (SCM) capabilities and supply chain performance. Drawing on the resource-based view theory, we examine two mechanisms that are essential for enhanced supply chain performance: (a) efficient IOS external utilization regarding its networked partners and (b) the maximization of IOS organizational management capabilities in supply chain management. Using data from 193 respondents from various ...


Blockchain And Its Transformational Impact To Global Business, Mohammed Qaudeer 2020 Southern Methodist University

Blockchain And Its Transformational Impact To Global Business, Mohammed Qaudeer

Engineering Management, Information, and Systems Research Theses and Dissertations

The advent of internet to the public back in 1994 resulted in the 4th industrial revolution disrupting and transforming business and communication models. As much as the transformation changed our lives and experiences, it has resulted in centralized models like Amazon and Facebook. It also resulted in exponential growth of Fraud, Identity theft, and lack of trust. Blockchain is considered an emerging technology of this era, which will trigger the 5th industrial revolution enabling another massive storm of disruptive transformation completely changing the current business models based on trust, security, collaboration and crypto currency. As the evolution of blockchain technology ...


Go Green: Make Green, Sam Montague 2020 Brigham Young University

Go Green: Make Green, Sam Montague

Marriott Student Review

While cost might seem like an obstacle to some, adopting sustainable practices can turn out to be profitable for most companies. Recent research find positive correlation between business efforts and the consumer response, showcase direct benefits to the business, and provide suggestions to put the findings into practice.


Essays On Competitive Perishable Food Supply Chain Networks: From The Impacts Of Tariffs And Quotas To Integration Of Quality, Deniz Besik 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Essays On Competitive Perishable Food Supply Chain Networks: From The Impacts Of Tariffs And Quotas To Integration Of Quality, Deniz Besik

Doctoral Dissertations

Food, in the form of fresh produce, meat, fish, and/or dairy, is necessary for maintaining life. In this dissertation, I focus on the modeling and analysis of some of the inherent issues in competitive perishable food supply chain networks. I investigate the impacts of trade policies such as tariffs, quotas, and their combination – tariff-rate quotas, as well as the integration of food quality deterioration into food supply chains. The research is especially timely given the prevalence of trade wars and tariffs in todays global political environment. The work is multidisciplinary with constructs from food science integrated into the economics ...


Leadership After A Tornado Strike: Supply Chain Management Triage, Gregory Benson, Susan Jensen 2020 University of Nebraska at Kearney

Leadership After A Tornado Strike: Supply Chain Management Triage, Gregory Benson, Susan Jensen

Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Technology

An F2 tornado had tracked less than 100 feet from the Caldwin manufacturing plant, the largest producer of an essential engine value train component in the United States. Bob, Materials Manager at the plant and a member of the senior management team, was at home when the evening storm hit. Bob immediately headed to the plant when he received word of the emergency situation. On his way to the factory a rush of questions nearly overwhelmed him. How bad was the situation? How prepared was his team of employees to handle the situation? What should customers and suppliers be told ...


Integrating Anticipative Replenishment-Allocation With Reactive Fulfillment For Online Retailing Using Robust Optimization, Yun Fong LIM, Song JIU, Marcus ANG 2020 Singapore Management University

Integrating Anticipative Replenishment-Allocation With Reactive Fulfillment For Online Retailing Using Robust Optimization, Yun Fong Lim, Song Jiu, Marcus Ang

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Problem definition: In each period of a planning horizon, an online retailer decides on how much to replenish each product and how to allocate its inventory to fulfillment centers (FCs) before demand is known. After the demand in the period is realized, the retailer decides on which FCs to fulfill it. It is crucial to optimize the replenishment, allocation, and fulfillment decisions jointly such that the expected total operating cost is minimized. The problem is challenging because the replenishment-allocation is done in an anticipative manner under a “push” strategy, but the fulfillment is executed in a reactive way under a ...


We Are On The Way: Analysis Of On-Demand Ride-Hailing Systems, Guiyun FENG, Guangwen KONG, Zizhuo WANG 2020 Singapore Management University

We Are On The Way: Analysis Of On-Demand Ride-Hailing Systems, Guiyun Feng, Guangwen Kong, Zizhuo Wang

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Problem definition: Recently, there has been a rapid rise of on-demand ride-hailing platforms, such as Uber and Didi, which allow passengers with smartphones to submit trip requests and match them to drivers based on their locations and drivers’ availability. This increased demand has raised questions about how such a new matching mechanism will affect the efficiency of the transportation system—in particular, whether it will help reduce passengers’ average waiting time compared with traditional street-hailing systems. Academic/practical relevance: The on-demand ride-hailing problem has gained much academic interest recently. The results we find in the ride-hailing system have a significant ...


Flexibly Serving A Finite Number Of Heterogeneous Jobs In A Tandem System, Yun Fong LIM, Bingnan LU, Rowan WANG, Wenjia ZHANG 2020 Singapore Management University

Flexibly Serving A Finite Number Of Heterogeneous Jobs In A Tandem System, Yun Fong Lim, Bingnan Lu, Rowan Wang, Wenjia Zhang

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Many manufacturing and service systems require a finite number of heterogeneous jobs to be processed by two stations in tandem. Each station serves at most one job at a time and there is a finite buffer between the two stations. We consider two flexible servers that are cross-trained to work at both stations. The duration for a server to finish a job at a station is exponentially distributed with a rate that depends on the server, the station, and the job. Our goal is to identify an efficient policy to dynamically assign the servers to the stations such that the ...


A Simple New Scoring System For Predicting The Mortality Of Severe Acute Pancreatitis: A Retrospective Clinical Study, Lei WANG, Yan-Bo ZENG, Jia-Yun CHEN, Qian LUO, Rowan WANG, Ruijie ZHANG, Zhichao ZHENG, Yuan-Hang DONG, Wen-Bin ZOU, Xiaoqing XIE, Yi-Qi DU, Zhao-Shen LI 2020 Singapore Management University

A Simple New Scoring System For Predicting The Mortality Of Severe Acute Pancreatitis: A Retrospective Clinical Study, Lei Wang, Yan-Bo Zeng, Jia-Yun Chen, Qian Luo, Rowan Wang, Ruijie Zhang, Zhichao Zheng, Yuan-Hang Dong, Wen-Bin Zou, Xiaoqing Xie, Yi-Qi Du, Zhao-Shen Li

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

It is critical to accurately identify patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) in a timely manner. This study aimed to develop a new simplified AP scoring system based on data from Chinese population.We retrospectively analyzed a consecutive series of 585 patients diagnosed with SAP at the Changhai hospital between 2009 and 2017. The new Chinese simple scoring system (CSSS) was derived using logistic regression analysis and was validated in comparison to 4 existing systems using receiver operating characteristic curves.Six variables were selected for incorporation into CSSS, including serum creatinine, blood glucose, lactate dehydrogenase, heart rate, C-reactive protein, and ...


21st Century Supply Chain Innovations In The Fast Food Industry, Saitoti Meekisho 2020 Portland State University

21st Century Supply Chain Innovations In The Fast Food Industry, Saitoti Meekisho

University Honors Theses

In the last 20 years, attending to consumer demand for at-home delivery has been an area of concern for supply chain specialists in the restaurant industry. Applying logistically-sound processes for food delivery to its final destination (Also called last-mile delivery) has become a necessity for restaurants to gain and sustain competitive advantages. This research seeks to catalog the dynamic last-mile delivery innovations by restaurants per consumer demand, assess the competitive sustainability of four current food delivery methods (takeout, restaurant delivery, 3rd party company delivery, & monthly meal delivery) using the VRIN framework, and suggest collaborative delivery strategies for future researchers ...


Homeless Veterans In San Francisco / Housing Our Heroes, Raymond Gray 2020 University of San Francisco

Homeless Veterans In San Francisco / Housing Our Heroes, Raymond Gray

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

This paper will review the homeless population, including homeless veterans, in San Francisco, ways the city has tried to handle the situations with the homeless and project a path forward with ideas to help end homelessness for good. Before the COVID-19 Pandemic, San Francisco had an increase of homeless veterans of 8%, but the pandemic has caused these numbers to increase.

San Francisco has lined a path forward to house the homeless during these difficult times, by placing them into hotels. Creating an endless game of hiding the homeless will only create other issues; this must end. With partnerships ...


Food Insecurity And Socially Responsible For-Profit Entities, Maison DeWalt 2020 Bowling Green State University

Food Insecurity And Socially Responsible For-Profit Entities, Maison Dewalt

Honors Projects

This paper explores the viability of a for-profit entity being dedicated to addressing food insecurity. Through examination of challenges associated with food insecurity, as well as through review of current, effective for-profit food distributors in the U.S. food system, this paper identifies the need for an alternative approach to resolving food insecurity. The paper posits that such an approach may exist through business model integration in establishing a new, socially responsible for-profit entity.


Mitigating Global Supply Chain Risk In The Fashion Industry, Danielle Nikosey 2020 Bryant University

Mitigating Global Supply Chain Risk In The Fashion Industry, Danielle Nikosey

Honors Projects in Global Supply Chain Management

Purpose – Many supply chains offshore manufacturing to countries such as China to take advantage of low-cost labor, substantial capacity, and expertise. Such low-cost country strategies create supply chain complexity and therefore increase risk potential. Using the fashion industry as a context, this study examines criteria that the fashion industry considers to mitigate risk when selecting their international suppliers.

Methodology – The primary data collection for this paper consisted of an extensive literature review and in-depth qualitative interviews with supply chain professionals of fashion companies. A variety of different businesses and professionals were studied for this research.

Findings – Examples of potential sources ...


Faculty Focus: Professor Lauded For Humanitarian Supply Chain Research, 2020 DePaul University

Faculty Focus: Professor Lauded For Humanitarian Supply Chain Research

Business Exchange

Professor of Management Nezih Altay credits an earthquake in his native Turkey as a game-changing event that led him to learn more about the supply chain of disaster management. Today, Altay is lauded for being one of the first U.S. academics to recognize the importance of applying supply chain theory and research to disaster relief. He was named a Fulbright Scholar and researhed the logistics of aid delivery in conflict zones for six months the visiting Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland.


Covid-19 And The Future Of Chinese Manufacturing, Singapore Management University 2020 Singapore Management University

Covid-19 And The Future Of Chinese Manufacturing, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

China is expected to maintain a prominent role in global supply chains despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has renewed discussions about whether countries around the world have become too reliant on Chinese manufacturing, according to one of The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s (CUHK) leading researchers on global economic networks


Dealing With Global Supply Chain Breaks, Shantanu BHATTACHARYA 2020 Singapore Management University

Dealing With Global Supply Chain Breaks, Shantanu Bhattacharya

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Businesses need to adopt appropriate strategies to deal with the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 on global supply chains.


Markets And Supply Chains: An Investigation Of The Institutions Influencing The Farm-Supply Chain Interface, Jessica L. Darby 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Markets And Supply Chains: An Investigation Of The Institutions Influencing The Farm-Supply Chain Interface, Jessica L. Darby

Theses and Dissertations

Farm-level operations have lasting and amplified impacts that promulgate the entire supply chain, and the farm is increasingly in the forefront of today’s headlines on topics such as social responsibility, environmental sustainability, traceability, and food safety. Despite its significance, however, the farm remains a ‘black box’ and has traditionally operated independently with little information-sharing, trust, or collaboration with buyers downstream. This dissertation begins to unpack this ‘black box’ by employing different methodologies to identify the factors influencing exchange in the farm-supply chain interface. In Essay 1, I examine why the farm continues to be a challenge for ‘traditional’ collaborative ...


Simulation Modeling Of Cross-Dock And Distribution Center Based Supply Chains, Ghewa Al Chall 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Simulation Modeling Of Cross-Dock And Distribution Center Based Supply Chains, Ghewa Al Chall

Theses and Dissertations

Companies are implementing new strategies to meet the customer requirements in terms of quality, timing, and cost. One of these strategies is cross-docking, which can be defined as the process of consolidating the products coming from different suppliers, but having the same destination, with minimal handling and almost no storage between loading and unloading of the goods. The purpose of this research is to investigate the benefits of having a cross-docking facility in a supply chain. In this research, we focus on developing discrete event simulation models using the opensource Java Simulation Library (JSL). Also, we work on augmenting an ...


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