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Demand Forecasting: An Open-Source Approach, Murtada Shubbar, Jared Smith 2019 Southern Methodist University

Demand Forecasting: An Open-Source Approach, Murtada Shubbar, Jared Smith

SMU Data Science Review

In this paper, we compare demand forecasting methods used by the supply chain department at Bilports to open-source forecasting methods. The design and implementation of the open-source forecasting system also attempts to use several external datasets such as consumer sentiment, housing permit starts, and weather to improve prediction quality. Additionally, the performance of the forecast is evaluated by the reduction of shipment lead times from China, the company’s primary vendor. The objective of our paper is to improve Bilports’s forecasting capabilities. The primary motivation of this paper is to increase forecasting accuracy and identify the weaknesses of the ...


Crop Planning In Sustainable Agriculture: Dynamic Farmland Allocation In The Presence Of Crop Rotation Benefits, Onur BOYABATLI, Javad NASIRY, Yangfang Helen ZHOU 2019 Singapore Management University

Crop Planning In Sustainable Agriculture: Dynamic Farmland Allocation In The Presence Of Crop Rotation Benefits, Onur Boyabatli, Javad Nasiry, Yangfang Helen Zhou

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This paper examines crop planning decision in sustainable agriculture---that is, how to allocate farmland among multiple crops in each growing season when the crops have rotation benefits across growing seasons. We consider a farmer who periodically allocates the farmland between two crops in the presence of revenue uncertainty where revenue is stochastically larger and farming cost is lower when a crop is grown on rotated farmland (where the other crop was grown in the previous season). We characterize the optimal dynamic farmland allocation policy and perform sensitivity analysis to investigate how revenue uncertainty of each crop affects the farmer's ...


Disruption Risk Mitigation In Supply Chains: The Risk Exposure Index Revisited, Sarah Yini GAO, David SIMCHI-LEVI, Chung-Piaw TEO, Zhenzhen YAN 2019 Singapore Management University

Disruption Risk Mitigation In Supply Chains: The Risk Exposure Index Revisited, Sarah Yini Gao, David Simchi-Levi, Chung-Piaw Teo, Zhenzhen Yan

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Simchi-Levi et al. (2014, 2015a) proposed a novel approach using the Time-To-Recover (TTR) parameters to analyze the Risk Exposure Index (REI) of supply chains under disruption. This approach is able to capture the cascading effects of disruptions in the supply chains, albeit in simplified environments -- TTRs are deterministic, and at most one node in the supply chain can be disrupted. In this paper, we proposed a new method to integrate probabilistic assessment of disruption risks into the REI approach and measure supply chain resiliency by analyzing the Worst-case CVaR (WCVaR) of total lost sales under disruptions.We show that the ...


Strategies To Reduce Employee Turnover In Clinical Logistics, Brenda Simon 2019 Walden University

Strategies To Reduce Employee Turnover In Clinical Logistics, Brenda Simon

Brenda Simon

Clinical supply chain managers who do not apply effective employee turnover strategies could negatively affect team performance, employee morale, employee well-being, patient outcomes, productivity, profitability, and the sustainability of organizational activities. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore strategies that supply chain managers used to decrease employee turnover in clinical logistics organizations. The targeted population consisted of 6 clinical logistics supply chain managers working in 6 community hospitals located in Maryland with experience implementing successful strategies to decrease employee turnover. The servant leadership theory served as the study’s framework. Data collection included semistructured interviews and a ...


Corn, Soybeans Or Fallow: Dynamic Farmland Allocation Under Uncertainty, Onur BOYABATLI, Javad NASIRY, Helen Yangfang ZHOU 2019 Singapore Management University

Corn, Soybeans Or Fallow: Dynamic Farmland Allocation Under Uncertainty, Onur Boyabatli, Javad Nasiry, Helen Yangfang Zhou

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This chapter develops a theoretical basis for understanding the trade-offs facing a farmer for allocating his farmland among several crops over multiple growing seasons. Specifically, we focus on the farmland allocation among two cash crops (corn and soybeans) and letting the farmland lay fallow to rejuvenate the soil and increase the revenue for the crop grown on this farmland in the subsequent seasons. In each growing period, the farmer chooses the allocation in the presence of revenue uncertainty for each cash crop, and crop rotation benefits across periods, where revenue is stochastically larger and farming cost is lower when a ...


Global Educational Tours And Business Simulations: Challenges And Benefits Of Experiential Learning In Executive Mba Programs, Uday S. Tate, Deepak Subedi, Suneel Maheshwari 2019 Marshall University

Global Educational Tours And Business Simulations: Challenges And Benefits Of Experiential Learning In Executive Mba Programs, Uday S. Tate, Deepak Subedi, Suneel Maheshwari

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

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Effects Of Rescheduling On Patient No-Show Behavior In Outpatient Clinics, Jiayi LIU, Jingui XIE, Kum Khiong YANG, Zhichao ZHENG 2019 Singapore Management University

Effects Of Rescheduling On Patient No-Show Behavior In Outpatient Clinics, Jiayi Liu, Jingui Xie, Kum Khiong Yang, Zhichao Zheng

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

We study the effects of rescheduling on no-show behavior in an outpatient appointment system for both new and follow-up patients. Previous literature has primarily focused on new patients and investigated the role of waiting time on no-show probability. We offer a more nuanced understanding of this costly phenomenon. Using comprehensive clinical data, we demonstrate that for follow-up patients, their no-show probability decreases by 10.9 percentage points if their appointments were rescheduled at their own request, but increases by 6.2 percentage points if they were rescheduled by the clinic. New patients, in contrast, are more concerned about waiting time ...


Transport 2040: Automation, Technology, Employment - The Future Of Work, World Maritime University 2019 World Maritime University

Transport 2040: Automation, Technology, Employment - The Future Of Work, World Maritime University

Reports

No abstract provided.


Supply Chain Integration, Learning, And Agility: Effects On Performance, Habibullah Khan, Joel D. Wisner 2019 Iqra University

Supply Chain Integration, Learning, And Agility: Effects On Performance, Habibullah Khan, Joel D. Wisner

Marketing and International Business Faculty Publications

This study examines the interrelationships among supply chain integration, learning, agility and organizational performance. Survey data were collected from 257 publicly-owned companies in Pakistan, and the hypothesized framework was tested using a structural equation model. It was found that supply chain integration had a significant impact on external and internal learning. Additionally, supply chain integration was found to have an insignificant impact on firm performance and supply chain agility. Finally, internal learning was found to have an insignificant impact on supply chain agility, but a significant direct impact on firm performance, while external learning had an insignificant impact on firm ...


Halal Accreditation And Certification In A Non-Muslim Country Setting: Insights From Australia Halal Meat Supply Chain, Mohd Hafiz Zulfakar, Caroline Chan, Ferry Jie, Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram 2019 Edith Cowan University

Halal Accreditation And Certification In A Non-Muslim Country Setting: Insights From Australia Halal Meat Supply Chain, Mohd Hafiz Zulfakar, Caroline Chan, Ferry Jie, Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram

ECU Publications Post 2013

It is a known fact that most halal food products, especially meat are now sourced from various part of the world and the majority of halal food exporters/producers come from non-Muslim countries. This has led to growing concerns from the halal consumers, especially the Muslim communities with regards to whether the halal status of these food products can really be guaranteed throughout the supply chain in these countries and whether the halal foods claimed are authentic. This study aims to better understand the current halal meat certification in Australia, a predominantly non-Muslim country. By adopting a case study approach ...


The Effectiveness Of Collaboration Within Supply Chain Management: A Case Study Of Adidas Group, Daniel Carr 2019 Claremont Colleges

The Effectiveness Of Collaboration Within Supply Chain Management: A Case Study Of Adidas Group, Daniel Carr

CMC Senior Theses

For a multi-national company like Adidas, supply chain management is one of the most crucial aspects of business operations. Products cannot be sold unless Adidas’s supply chain is well-managed and efficient, and public perception of a brand/company is critical to success.

This case study analyzes the effectiveness of Adidas's distinct “collaborative approach” to supply chain management, which is characterized by not only monitoring and auditing suppliers, but also training them to make Adidas’s standards their own and approaching suppliers with the intention of building long-term relationships where the suppliers can become self-sufficient.

This study reviews the ...


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.


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.


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