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In the industry and manufacturing world, the term Industry 4.0 has been established to describe the process & impact of digitalization technologies on their operations. This is because of Industry 4.0 offer unprecedented new opportunities to transform the business to create new values. To cite some of the benefits, through the optimization of processes and automation, The concept is to provide through digitalization an enhanced productivity including cost savings, waste reduction, errors and delays prevention through automation, increased profitability and production speeding up. Other benefits also include real-time data for a real-time supply chain in a real-time economy, better quality products, higher business continuity through advanced maintenance and monitoring possibilities and better agility. the purpose of this study is to shed light on the current literature of the digitalization of the procurement function, and to provide a systematic framework for procurement managers on how to lead their journey towards their digital transformation.
There is far more to Switzerland than beautiful scenery, chocolate, watches, faceless bankers, and spotless cities. The real Switzerland is full of surprises and anything but bland. This small, rugged, landlocked country at the heart of Europe has been a confederation since the first three cantons came together in a defensive alliance in 1291. Four national languages are spoken within its borders. Its present twenty-six cantons are largely autonomous and retain their individual characters. In this grassroots democracy real power lies with the people, who exercise it directly through frequent referendums. "Swissness" is, above all, a spirit of independence and of communal involvement.Although it is a model of peace and multicultural cooperation, with one of the highest standards of living in Europe, Switzerland's prosperity has been hard-won. Historically neutral, it maintains a semi-detached relationship within the European Union. In 2014, a national referendum supported quotas on EU migrants. Despite the several hundred thousand EU nationals living and working within its borders, and almost half a million Swiss working in the EU, this small, resource-poor country appears determined to retain its independence.Culture Smart! Switzerland provides an historical perspective, explores Swiss values and attitudes, and looks at the cultural continuity of festivals and traditions. It helps you navigate the workplace, the neighborhood, and the social scene. It offers crucial insights into Swiss business culture, and more generally on differences in communication style. Swiss people are not always easy to get to know. Proud, industrious, fair-minded, and creative, they respect the individual, which means that while they appreciate clear thinking and direct talking, they avoid confrontation. They will never intrude, yet will willingly help out if asked. Make the effort, and people will respond. Warmth, decency, intelligence, and wit are among the many hidden riches of this fascinating society.
Korine reframes the question of succession in family and founder-lead businesses as an issue of entrepreneurial choice, concentrating on the challenge of succession for change as opposed to the traditional focus on succession for continuity.It is inevitable that when the leaders of family and founder-lead businesses look to pass on the mantle they naturally want to preserve and maintain the firm they have worked so hard for so long to build up. The shaping influence of family or founder, and the instinctive emotional desire for legacy easily sways succession towards continuity rather than the possibly radical development the business may need to meet new challenges.Succession for Change shows how competitive advantage has evolved over the last twenty-five years and examines the approaches being adopted by current business leaders, succession service providers and the next generation to address the change imperative in succession.Korine's rigorous research and deeply practical approach shows that when change becomes the focus of succession, and developing entrepreneurial values takes precedence over preserving the status quo, succession planning can ensure that firms not only survive the departure of their founders but thrive long after they have gone. He offers a framework for implementing succession as transformation, and rethinking succession governance.The secret is enabling the next generation of leaders to stand on the shoulders of giants rather than be constantly doomed to stand in the shadow of giants.
Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,3, University of Edinburgh (Business School ), language: English, abstract: The reasons of the successful longevity of many family businesses compared to the short life span of others are not far different from the reasons that glue together family members in a tied long-term relationship. In fact, especially after some generations, when the numbers of members would grow, blood linkages are not enough to guarantee the continuity of the relationship among family members. What makes family relationship last longer are shared values and sense of belonging. In our analysis of three well-established companies, Arco, Musgrave group and Berry Bro & Rudd Limited, we noticed that also family companies' longevity secret lies in these same principles that maintain together family members through different generations. Adopting family values and extending them to the company culture will determine the long-term survival of family relationship with the business. In the three companies we examined the internal understanding of family's values appear to define the entire organization's behaviours.
MAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP EFFORTS STICKEvery day, thousands of people put great effort--and money--into becoming more effective leaders, through seminars, personal coaching, and employee development plans. These undertakings can do wonders to help leaders of all stripes improve their effectiveness. But not every leader finishes what he or she starts--and many revert back to less effective habits, often without even realizing it.How can you ensure that you stick with all the positive changes you have made? How do you make sure you don't slip back into your old ways?Answer: Leadership SustainabilityDave Ulrich--the man BusinessWeek referred to as the '#1 Management Educator and Guru'--teams up with leadership expert Norm Smallwood to go where no leadership guide has gone. This dream team provides sophisticated, proven leadership sustainability ideas and tools that you can put to use immediately.Leadership Sustainability helps you turn good intentions into effective actions by mastering seven critical disciplines:Simplicity: Focus on the few key behaviors that will have the most impact.Time: Allocate your time so your calendar matches your intentions.Accountability: Take personal responsibility for doing what you say you will do.Resources: Support your leadership with effective, ongoing coaching and HR systems.Tracking: Develop metrics for measuring your leadership improvement.Melioration: Learn from your mistakes and demonstrate resilience.Emotion: Draw on deep personal values to keep yourself motivated.The journey to great leadership doesn't end with learning and implementing effective new skills. Great leadership is about consistency, and the drive for consistency is a never-ending process. Use Leadership Sustainability to ensure leadership greatness today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life.PRAISE FOR LEADERSHIP SUSTAINABILITY:'Dave and Norm propose a practical approach to solving the problem of leaders turning what they intend into what they do. The seven principles provide a simple and practical way to get things done.' -- Ram Charan, coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Execution'Dave and Norm do a great job about teaching leaders not just what to do, but how to make sure that they do it. The ideas in the book are insightful, specific, and actionable.' -- Gina Qiao, SVP Human Resources, Lenovo'Finally, a 'how-to' book that is grounded in the real-world dynamics of leading organizations!' -- Dixon Thayer, CEO, HealthNEXT'Dave and Norm provide both an in-depth understanding of why we often fall short and a set of tools for getting on with it.' -- Morgan W. McCall, Jr., Professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and author of High Flyer'Leaders all over the world will celebrate Dave and Norm's powerful new gift: the concept of Leadership Sustainability and its seven disciplines.' -- Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute'Finally, we have two scholar-practitioners who correctly address evidence that one of every two leaders fails and offer solutions about proper execution that leads to sustainability.' -- W. Warner Burke, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University'Dave and Norm understand that one of the keys to success is disciplined continuity and sustainability--which constitute a required core competency among leadership.' -- Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Walgreen Co.
ELEMENTS OF ACCOUNTING BY RAYMOND W. COLEMAN, . PREFACE This book is designed for a short course in accounting at college level. Emphasis has been placed on the uses and interpretation of accounting data, but attention has also been given to the procedures whereby these data are entered on the records. A general understanding of the methods of recording accounting values but not a proficiency in the mechanics of accounting is an essential background for the analysis of statements. A failure to understand the sources of these values often results in distorted impressions of their significance. The text, problems, and questions have been correlated to stress fundamental ideas in accounting. These ideas, if thoroughly understood, will assist the student to reason accurately with the economic facts of a business. An attempt has been made to treat the subject matter so that it will possess greater flexibility than does a more complete text not designed for the time limitations imposed by a short course. If necessary, certain chapters after Chap. VI may be omitted without seriously disturbing the continuity of the course. For example, if instruction is being given to a group interested in accounting because of its importance to investment analysis, it might be desirable to stress the text and problem material in Chaps. XIV and XV and to omit Chaps. VII, XII, and XIII. It is impossible to make specific acknowledgments of indebtedness to the numerous authors of textbooks and articles which have influenced the preparation of this book. I am especially indebted to Prof. W. A. Paton for his encouragement in the past and for the influence of his writings. RAYMOND W. COLEMAN. PITTSBURGH, PA., January, 1941CONTENTS PAQH PREFACE vii CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1 Evolution of accounting. Branches of accounting. A definition of accounting. Accounting and related subjects. Questions. Suggested supplementary readings. CHAPTER II BASIC STATEMENTS 8 The accounting equation. The balance sheet as an expression of the basic equation. Principal asset groupings. Reserves or allowances against assets. Principal liability groupings. Principal net worth groupings. Determination of profit or loss by balance sheet comparisons. The profit and loss statement. Principal groupings in the profit and loss statement. Statement of change in net worth. Relation between the statements. The accounting period. Questions. Suggested supplementary readings. CHAPTER III BASIC BOOKS 27 Development of the account. Structure and operation of the account. Debiting and crediting accounts. Classification of accounts in the ledger. Account numbering systems. The journal. Relation between basic books and statements. Questions. Suggested supplementary readings. CHAPTER IV THE ACCOUNTING CYCLE 38 Underlying documents. Transactions. Journalizing ordinary business transactions. Posting journal entries. Footing the accounts. Taking the trial balance. Questions. Suggested supplementary readings. CHAPTER V THE ACCOUNTING CYCLE. Continued 53 Adjusting entries. Inventory adjustment. Assets requiring valuation accounts. The cash basis and the accrual basis of accounting. Accrued expenses. Accrued income. Prepaid expenses. Deferred income. Closing entries. Readjusting entries. Questions. Suggested supplementary readings. X CONTENTS PAGB CHAPTER VI THE ACCOUNTING CYCLE. Concluded 70 The work sheet. Preparation of the profit and loss statement...