History and general stay-behind structure[ edit ] British experience during World War II[ edit ] Following the fall of France inWinston Churchill created the Special Operations Executive SOE to both assist resistance movements and itself carry out sabotage and subversive operations in occupied Europe. It was revealed half a century later that SOE was complemented by a stay-behind organisation in Britain, created in extreme secrecy, to prepare for a possible invasion by Nazi Germany.
Supply Chain and Strategic Procurement A 10 page overview of the emergence of strategic procurement and supply chain management in their ability to enhance the organization's competitive advantage. The paper uses Dell Computer as its example of the integration of electronic operation, strategic procurement, supply chain management and JIT manufacturing.
Bibliography lists 20 sources. A Study of Recency as a Negative and Sometimes Faulty Perception Communicated in Management and the Work Environment This is a 10 page paper discussing the perception of the recency effect within the work environment. Recency in which the most recent information received by an individual seems to be given the most weight in decision making has a great deal of importance in the field of management and the work environment.
Despite management knowing about business recency, few if any are aware of the psychological recency effect within their own decision making process and the perceptual errors which can be made. In fact, the recency effect within the work environment can lead to poor judgment, poor or inconsistent management and poor communication skills throughout administration.
Bibliography lists 8 sources. Procurement Issues This 10 page paper responds to four questions. The first discuses economies of scale and centralized procurement procedures. The second discusses change and the procurement process, emphasizing overcoming resistance. The next discusses how information technology affects supply management.
The last section comments on a person moving from a job in local authority procurement to FMCG procurement.
Bibliography lists 11 sources. Changes in plans that the organization makes for itself can create the need for altering the behavior of employees. It is behavior intervention that is discussed here.
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A 5 page paper discussing whether HR is really changing or only appears to be. As business is increasingly competitive, however, HR is taking on a much more active role in the organization's strategy planning, often while outsourcing much of the administrative work for which they previously were responsible.
Bibliography lists 9 sources. Handling Global Supply Chains An 11 page paper that discusses several factors related to global supply chains, including logistics, procurement and manufacturing, integrated operations planning, inventory management, transportation, warehousing, and network and operations planning.
Some new ideas and processes, like 3-D printing, are discussed within these major topics. Table of Contents and Abstract part of page count. Interview This 4 page paper provides an overview of an interview with "John", an upper level procurement officer with a public organization.
This paper relates the issues that John faced in his role, and then considered his educational background and continued professional development as they informed his career choices.
There are no additional sources cited. Leadership Research Articles Review A 4 page paper that reports on three journal articles. One study considers public organizations and asks whether structure affects transformational behaviors in public organizations.DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) PROGRAMME IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING.
URP Advanced Research Methodologies in Urban and Regional Planning. The thesis aims to give a deeper understanding of the benefits of a strategic sourcing plan, the risks of such a plan, and the implementation of . the thesis is to introduce portfolio-tool to identify synergy areas from global sourcing in a more systematic manner.
In addition, the thesis proposes that. Strategic sourcing does not go without saying - instead, it was a long process during the last 30 years in the professional field of purchasing to reach strategic importance at top management level.
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