Growing And Managing Foreign Purchasing

Author: Thomas A. Cook
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315356082
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This book compares the basic skillset of domestic purchasing to that of global purchasing. It provides a very detailed blueprint and best practices guide for avoiding costly mistakes and improving purchasing effectiveness. It also details supply chain globalization impacts on freight, logistics, customs issues, managing foreign suppliers, risk mitigation, and profit potential improvement. It differentiates itself from other books as being more comprehensive, detailed, and broad reaching into every aspect of purchasing on an international scale.

Excellence In Managing Worldwide Customer Relationships

Author: Thomas A. Cook
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315356090
Size: 75.75 MB
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Every company is recognizing the critical importance of protecting its customer base by raising the bar of its customer service prowess. This book will first look at the obstacles in customer service management and provide a 10-step process for developing a best-practices approach that offers the best opportunity for excellence, world class initiatives, and high client satisfaction and retention levels. In addition, the book will focus on how technology can be used in customer service relationships that will enhance customers’ loyalty. As companies grow internationally, the book will also look at customer service in global operations, cultural issues, and expanding into world markets. The book will differentiate itself from others in this class by: providing a more direct, no-nonsense approach, analyzing technology options, global reach and offering a methodology for world-class status and results.

Managing Growth And Expansion Into Global Markets

Author: Thomas A. Cook
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498777341
Size: 63.83 MB
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Company executives in every field are recognizing the critical importance of entering into the global economy. As transportation and logistics companies follow their clients’ expansion into these international markets, they must be able to service their clients’ supply chain needs in new economies and turbulent markets. Managing Growth and Expansion into Global Markets addresses the unique logistical, transportation, and distribution issues surrounding growth and expansion into global markets. It supplies a full overview of contemporary management assessment tools, to provide an understanding of exactly what it takes to enter foreign markets and avoid common pitfalls. Distilling the author’s decades of experience in global supply chain management and international business, this book is ideal for those looking to grow and develop their global supply chains. The book details the benefits and drawbacks of both organic growth and merger and acquisitions into global markets. It illustrates the most common types of problems that occur during mergers and acquisitions and describes exactly what you can expect during the transition period. Explaining why some organizations transition new business units successfully while others struggle, this book will help you properly assess your best options to grow your organization and expand your supply chain capabilities. The book examines the array of legal and regulatory implications that you need to review, understand, and bring into your decision-making process. It also provides specific answers, strategies, and a best-practice outline that you can follow. A must-read for anyone involved with global growth and expansion in the supply chain arena, this book is also an ideal tutorial to help students and business-school attendees gain practical insights into global supply chain issues.

Global Warrior

Author: H. John Poole
Publisher: Posterity Press (NC)
ISBN: 9780981865935
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With more worries at home, many Americans want to end all U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and elsewhere. "Global Warrior: Averting WWIII" proves even more involvement is necessary, but of a different kind. Since 9/11, the United States has been under subliminal attack from three foreign elements: Islamist, Communist, and criminal. All three have been active around the world's ocean chokepoints as well. With an in-depth look at Pakistan/Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, and Thailand, this book investigates the degree of collusion between dissimilar elements. While significant, this expanding threat need not metastasize into a global conflagration. With a different kind of expeditionary presence, the Pentagon could prevent any escalation. Killing figurehead leaders with drone missiles is not the answer. The remedy is in more widespread involvement at the community level. Without local security, there can be no working democracy. What if there were no expensive overseas support bases, just a myriad of semi-independent light infantry squads paying locally for what they required in the way of supplies. Their job would be to help friendly government paramilitary police to man contested outposts. Instead of occupiers, the young Americans would be foreign-aid workers in the law enforcement sector. Fully adept at small-unit maneuver, escape/evasion, evidence collection, and imparting those skills to others, the squads in each country would collectively function as enough of a force multiplier to save that country. Just to contend with the 1.2 million Chinese and North Korean special operators, this is the only way to now stabilize the Free World. Because the "modus operandi" of the organized criminal and revolutionary Islamist are virtually identical to those of the Communist, those squads would be suppressing all three threats without the U.S. government ever having to confront the instigating nation."Global Warrior" follows this strategic suggestion with application details. The emphasis this time in not on squad tactics, but rather individual tactics. To form better teams and squads, one must first have more surprise-oriented riflemen. That's why this book has chapters on advanced infantryman and policeman tactics. American eighteen-year-olds have always had the potential for so challenging a mission, but that potential has too often fallen victim to headquarters control. This is an exciting read about the world's most pressing, yet under-discussed, challenge. Fully illustrated and referenced, it is a celebration of the American spirit.

Enterprise Risk Management In The Global Supply Chain

Author: Thomas A. Cook
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351644459
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There is a younger generation who has lost the ability to communicate effectively. And there is a host of corporate personnel that could do a much better job at communications. Every country, every culture has it's own unique branding for communication that is effective and gets the job done. Key cultures and regions will be reviewed in great detail. The author knows the frustration that corporate America has in making sure its personnel is communicating effectively ... internally and with vendors and customers in the value chain. Most senior executives, educators and trained professional know that a building block to a company's success, along with an individual's success ... is their ability to communicate effectively. This book will discuss as the foundation ... what the author will refer to as "Responsible Communications". When the student follows the path to responsible communications ... then the communications will deliver results. Results will make the communicating then be more impactful and successful. The book will focus on: delivering more effective presentations and proposals, writing to inform, implement or change behavior and outline all the necessary skill sets required to be an excellent communicator.

Carry On Warrior

Author: Glennon Doyle Melton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451698224
Size: 41.99 MB
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A New York Times essayist shares her journey from a self-destructive college student to a devoted family woman and teacher while illuminating the importance of trusting in a higher power and being truthful about life's challenges.

Global Road Warrior

Author: Sibylla Putzi
Publisher: World Trade Press
ISBN: 9781885073860
Size: 40.29 MB
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The Global Road Warrior is the ultra-pragmatic reference for the international business communicator and traveler, containing critical information you need for survival and success while on the road internationally.

Warrior Of The Light

Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061828669
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Warrior of the Light: A Manual is an inspirational companion to The Alchemist, an international bestseller that has beguiled millions of readers around the world. Every short passage invites us to live out our dreams, to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps bring out the Warrior of the Light within each of us. He also shows readers how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one who accepts failure, and the one whose quest leads him to become the person he wants to be. Paulo Coelho is one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Now, in the long-awaited companion to his first novel, Coelho presents a collection of philosophical stories that will delight and guide seekers everywhere.

The Warrior State

Author: T.V. Paul
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199322244
Size: 29.55 MB
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Seemingly from its birth, Pakistan has teetered on the brink of becoming a failed state. Today, it ranks 133rd out of 148 countries in global competitiveness. Its economy is as dysfunctional as its political system is corrupt; both rely heavily on international aid for their existence. Taliban forces occupy 30 percent of the country. It possesses over a hundred nuclear weapons that could easily fall into terrorists' hands. Why, in an era when countries across the developing world are experiencing impressive economic growth and building democratic institutions, has Pakistan been such a conspicuous failure? In The Warrior State, noted international relations and South Asia scholar T.V. Paul untangles this fascinating riddle. Paul argues that the "geostrategic curse"--akin to the "resource curse" that plagues oil-rich autocracies--is at the root of Pakistan's unique inability to progress. Since its founding in 1947, Pakistan has been at the center of major geopolitical struggles: the US-Soviet rivalry, the conflict with India, and most recently the post 9/11 wars. No matter how ineffective the regime is, massive foreign aid keeps pouring in from major powers and their allies with a stake in the region. The reliability of such aid defuses any pressure on political elites to launch the far-reaching domestic reforms necessary to promote sustained growth, higher standards of living, and more stable democratic institutions. Paul shows that excessive war-making efforts have drained Pakistan's limited economic resources without making the country safer or more stable. Indeed, despite the regime's emphasis on security, the country continues to be beset by widespread violence and terrorism. In an age of transnational terrorism and nuclear proliferation, understanding Pakistan's development, particularly the negative effects of foreign aid and geopolitical centrality, is more important than ever. Painstakingly researched and brilliantly argued, The Warrior State tackles what may be the world's most dangerous powder keg and uncovers the true causes of Pakistan's enormously consequential failure.

Once A Warrior Always A Warrior

Author: Charles Hoge
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762098
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The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members. Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that Colonel Charles W. Hoge, MD, a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, presents Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone. In clear practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options. Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, he helps them better understand each other's experience, especially living with enduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as “symptoms” back home. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate the transition—“LANDNAV” for the home front. Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.