The design of the knowledge management approach enables easy integration with material requirements planning, manufacturing resource planning or enterprise resource planning systems, and complements with the adoption of advanced technology. What is the role of the Editorial Director, and why do you have an editor specifically for the Asia Pacific region? With the popularity of the Internet, e-commerce has become increasingly appealing to society. These receive more emphasis in service organisations that achieve the benefits of performance measurement. During my tenure at Brunel, I also advised many graduate dissertations involving performance measures and metrics and costing systems. In addition to this, country-specific factors such as culture, technology competency, government policy, educational level, influence the level of application of e-commerce. Many organisations keep thousands of items in their warehouses, which may worth more than 50% of all companies' expenses Neely and Byrne, 1992. The major factors that influence the application and implementation of e-commerce are: perceived usefulness of web; perceived barriers of the internet for e-commerce; usage of the internet; and perceived benefits of the internet for e-commerce.
In practice many academics can find that it is very hard to be proficient at both. The role of these measures and metrics in the success of an organization cannot be overstated because they affect strategic, tactical and operational planning and control. The average acceptance rate has decreased dramatically over the years and now stands at about 22 per cent. He has published over 180 articles in 40 different peer-reviewed journals, serves on the Editorial Board of over 20 research journals and received an Outstanding Paper Award from Managerial Auditing Journal for the year 2002. Journal mission In a nutshell, what is benchmarking and why is it important? Suggestions for future research are presented. Agile manufacturing requires enriching of the customer; cooperating with competitors; organizing to manage change, uncertainty and complexity; and leveraging people and information. A reference architecture and intelligent agent are created to store tacit knowledge and create explicit knowledge, respectively.
An organizational competitiveness depends upon the effectiveness of information flow and subsequently the material flow. This paper presents a systematic approach to project process development and identifies key aspects of long-term process evaluation. Responsibility: guest editors, Angappa Gunasekaran and Goran D. This study is a timely and important one in that examines the current status of e-commerce implementation in Hong Kong. The case analysis provides a framework of how logistics operations are performed in the industry. Managers Practising managers are looking for new ideas regarding benchmarking techniques and tools, as well as a framework for identifying best practices which would contribute to their organizational productivity and in turn competitiveness.
Traditional logistical issues may be amplified by an e-commerce venture. The multidimensional picture they can obtain of research in a set of countries using this technique can reveal interest and might even be able to detect hubs operating within those countries. Comparison of the benefits against the efforts has clearly justified the knowledge management efforts in the case study. The strategic focus of organisations today is on the customer and internal and external processes. This paper presents a system dynamics framework, based on causal relations, to model quality issues in a manufacturing environment. The term 'agile' was coined in 1991. The case study reveals some of the intricacies during the planning and implementation stages that may occur in any company in any part of the world.
What is the thinking behind short articles and how would you advise an author who might find it difficult to condense a piece of empirical research into that length? Editorial scope What are the main current trends in benchmarking which you would hope to capture in the journal? The rankings of the examination sub periods were also different. The paper reviews emerging patterns in supply chain integration. Business innovation and research strategies, tactics and tools of both theoretical and practical nature are welcome. The objective is to facilitate advances in the theory and practice of performance measures and benchmarking and in turn to implement and promote companies' best practices in the new economy, at all organisati. Publisher's note Dr Angappa Gunasekaran was interviewed in July 2006. The infrastructure business, on the other hand, lies in the better information shared, better customer relationship, sound financial position and intellectual property owned by the company so that it secures its position and overrides competitors. Gunasekaran is the Editor of Benchmarking: An International Journal and the North-American Editor of the International Journal of Enterprise Network Management.
Economic globalisation and internationalisation of operations are essential factors in integration of suppliers, partners and customers within and across national borders, the objective being to achieve integrated supply chains. It is therefore imperative for companies to co-operate and leverage complementary competencies. It is about how to build the business agility enterprise towards competitive advantage. An agility audit questionnaire is used for assessing the agility level of the company. The application development framework is used to analyze the implementation process.
Since the emergence of a global market and the resulting intensified competitiveness, downstream logistics has gained prominence in ensuring that the goods manufactured are delivered to customers at the right time with minimum transportation costs. This paper also outlines the different Last Mile configuration and initiatives for those players located within the value system. This paper describes and demonstrates how system dynamics can be used to develop a conceptual model of the strategic issues, such as quality, investment and government policy and how it influences the performance and competitiveness of manufacturing. Gunasekaran has received Thomas J. In this paper, a case study of logistics information systems is presented.
Considering the importance of performance measures and benchmarking in organizational competitiveness, this e-book attempts to cover the topics of performance measures, benchmarking and best practices in new economy in all types of business organizations. This paper examines the case of an electronic component distributor and develops the business agility enterprise model from theoretical and practical perspectives. An empirical analysis was conducted with the help of data collected using a standard questionnaire from students in Hong Kong universities. Gunasekaran also will help create fiscal management procedures and strategic plans. Also, some reported case experiences are briefly discussed. He has presented about 50 papers and published about 50 articles in conferences and given a number of invited more talks in about 20 countries.
This makes it important to disseminate benchmarking theory and practices, including best practices. This study investigates the consistency of Jordan's certified public accountant examination, and its agreement with professional viewpoints regarding the relative importance of examination topics. By disseminating research to the world community, both academic researchers and practitioners benefit; in turn, students benefit from the exposure to cutting edge perspectives of operations management and information technology and systems. This method involves three levels of assessment, namely: 1 relative percentage occurrences of each supply chain uncertainty, 2 relative upstream and downstream impact of each supply chain uncertainty and 3 relative likelihood of each underlying causes of supply chain uncertainty. The dynamics of building the two business dimensions will lead to achieve the competitive advantage of the enterprise. Editors: Professor Zahir Irani, Mr.
The empirical analysis supported some of the assumptions of the theoretical model, whereas others were not supported. Also, companies outsource their logistics services because of the complexity of the logistics operations and to reduce the time needed for their product to reach the market. Organizations employ performance measures and benchmarking to promote and implement best practices in order to improve competitiveness. Purpose — To present the application of a business model for holistic uncertainty management for twenty-first century manufacturing enterprises. Gunasekaran edits several journals in operations management and information systems. A literatu re revie w and an empirical study provide the founda-tion for the proposed framework.