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Supplier Diversity For Dummies

Published 06-08-2022

Extend the principles of diversity and inclusion to your company's suppliers Many people are familiar with the importance of ensuring and advancing inclusion, equity, and diversity amongst their employees and managers. But do your efforts include supplier diversity—an equally as important and essential part of any holistic diversity effort? In Supplier Diversity For Dummies, nationally recognized small business strategist and economic inclusion and supplier diversity expert Kathey Porter delivers an empowering and informative guide to implementing this integral part of any robust inclusion initiative: supplier diversity. You'll understand the relevance of supplier diversity and why it's important to encourage equal opportunity for diverse suppliers and businesses owned and managed by underrepresented groups. In this book, you'll also find: The answers to your most pressing questions about how to build a coherent and sustainable supplier diversity program Ways to contribute more fully to your company's diversity and inclusion functions Strategies to position supplier diversity as a central function in your organization Perfect for company buyers, purchasing and procurement professionals, material management executives, strategic souring professionals and supplier diversity practitioners, Supplier Diversity For Dummies is a must-read resource for supply chain professionals, diversity and inclusion leaders and anyone looking to increase their proficiency in supplier diversity, improve supply chain inclusivity and increase their social impact.

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Operations Management For Dummies

Published 12-02-2021

The plain language guide to getting things running smoothly in the world of business  Operations management is all about efficiency, and Operations Management For Dummies is all about efficiently teaching you what you need to know about this business hot topic. This book tracks typical operations management MBA courses, and it will help you un-muddle concepts like process mapping, bottlenecks, Lean Production, and supply chain management. Learn to step into a business, see what needs improving, and plug in the latest tools and ideas to shape things up in any industry.  This latest edition covers, you guessed it, digital transformation. Technology is completely upending operations management, and Dummies walks you through the latest, so you can stay at the front of the pack. Other new stuff inside: supply chain traceability, ethical sourcing and carbon footprint, business resiliency, and modularizing the supply chain. It’s all here!  Optimize operations and increase revenue with strategies and ideas that make businesses run better and cheaper  Get easy-to-understand explanations of complex topics and theories in operations management  Learn how operations management is affected by digital transformation and sustainability concerns  Evaluate, design, improve, and scale all sorts of processes, regardless of business size or area of operation  Businesses can't operate successfully without effective operations and supply management. That makes Operations Management For Dummies a must—for MBA students and business professionals alike. 

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Supply Chain Management For Dummies

Published 12-15-2020

Increase your knowledge of supply chain management and leverage it properly for your business   If you own or make decisions for a business, you need to master the critical concept of supply chain management. Supply Chain Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition guides you to an understanding of what a supply chain is and how to leverage this system effectively across your business, no matter its size or industry. The book helps you learn about the areas of business that make up a supply chain, from procurement to operations to distribution. And it explains the importance of supporting functions like sales, information technology, and human resources. You’ll be prepared to align the parts of this system to meet the needs of customers, suppliers, and shareholders. By viewing the company as a supply chain, you’ll be able to make decisions based on how they will affect every part of the chain. To help you fully understand supply chains, the author focuses on the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model. This approach allows all types of professionals to handle their work demands.    •          Use metrics to improve processes •          Evaluate business risks through analytics •          Choose the right software and automation processes •          Plan for your supply chain management certification and continuing education A single business decision in one department can have unplanned effects in one or more areas, such as purchasing or operations. Supply Chain Management For Dummies helps you grasp the connections between business lines for wiser decision making and planning.

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FinTech For Dummies

Published 09-01-2020

Examine the depth and breadth of financial technologyThis comprehensive, hands-on guide is the go-to source for everything you need to confidently navigate the ever-changing scene of this booming industry. FinTech For Dummies will shed light on this rapidly changing landscape making it an invaluable source of information for anybody working in or interested in this space. This book provides insights, knowledge and guidance from industry experts Steve O’Hanlon and Susanne Chishti on the following: Gaining insight fastest growing market segment of the financial markets Learning the core decision making to effect a growth plan Securing knowledge of the fastest growing fintech companies in the world Navigating the fintech world The ingredients into building a FinTech company

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Global Logistics For Dummies

Published 12-11-2017

Your one-stop reference for entering the global logistics environment Global Logistics for Dummies is an operational-level reference and overview for those manufacturers, businesses, product distributors, providers of logistics services, humanitarian and disaster relief responders and logisticians on both ends of a global chain who are considering entry in or have recently embarked on entering the global logistics chain/market. Easy to follow and packed with tons of helpful information, it serves as a springboard to larger texts for more detailed information. Beginning with an introduction to both the “whats” and “whys” of global logistics, the book sheds light on how global logistics demands the involvement of not only all elements of the logistics enterprise – e.g., design, logistics engineering, supply, storage/distribution, maintenance, transportation, returns/re-manufacturing, etc. – but also all elements of the business enterprise. In no time, it’ll get you up to speed on the whole-enterprise logistics elements that should be considered in the decision to enter and excel in providing logistics end-items, goods, and services to a global customer. Deliver global disaster and relief logistics support Explore global manufacturing and distribution logistics Provide logistics services for foreign customers Adapt domestic logistics to foreign operating environments Written by a team of SOLE – The International Society of Logistics credentialed practitioners and academicians, Global Logistics for Dummies makes it easier than ever to succeed in this ever-growing field.

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Import / Export Kit For Dummies

Published 10-12-2015

Your easy-to-follow primer on the exciting world of import/export With an increased focus on global trade, this new edition of Import/Export Kit For Dummies provides entrepreneurs and small- to mid-sized businesses with the critical, entry-point information they need to begin exporting their products around the world—as well as importing goods to sell. Inside, you'll find the most up-to-date information on trade regulations, where to turn for additional guidance on seamlessly navigating the dreaded red tape, and much more. With significant changes in technology, expanding economics, and international trade agreements, the global marketplace continues to grow and change rapidly. In fact, companies that do business internationally are proven to grow faster and fail less often than companies that don't. This authoritative reference is packed with everything you need to get started, so why not get in on the game while the going is good? Gets you up to speed on the lingo of international business Shows you how to follow guidelines for developing a successful business and marketing plan Helps you understand distributor and agent agreement outlines Offers unprecedented insight on pinpointing the right markets for your import/export business Importing and exporting goods is a valuable way to expand your business and take part in the global economy, and this hands-on, friendly guide shows you how.

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Quality Control for Dummies

Published 03-27-2012

So you’ve been asked to lead a quality control initiative? Or maybe you’ve been assigned to a quality team. Perhaps you’re a CEO whose main concern is to make your company faster, more efficient, and less expensive. Whatever your role is, quality control is a critical concept in every industry and profession. Quality Control For Dummies is the straightforward, easy guide to improving your company’s quality. It covers all of today’s available options and provides expert techniques for introducing quality methods to your company, collecting data, designing quality processes, and more. This hands-on guide gives you all the tools you’ll ever need to enhance your company’s quality, including: Understanding the importance of quality standards Putting fundamental quality control methods to use Listening to your customer about quality issues Whipping quality control into shape with Lean Working with value stream mapping Focusing on the 5S method Supplement a process with Kanban Fixing tough problems with Six Sigma Using QFD to win customers over Improving you company with TOC This invaluable reference is written from an unbiased viewpoint, giving you all the facts about each theory with no fuzzy coverings. It also includes steps for incorporating quality into a new product and Web sites packed with quality control tips and techniques. With Quality Control For Dummies, you’ll be able to speed up production, eliminate waste, and save money!

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