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It Procurement Handbook For Smes

Author : David Nickson
ISBN : 9781902505985
Genre : Business & Economics
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Large organisations can suffer badly when IT procurement goes wrong, but for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), it can be fatal. David Nickson guides the reader through the entire procurement process. Whether identifying the changing IT requirements of a business, evaluating potential suppliers or managing them once appointed, this handbook enables the reader to avoid the pitfalls which have brought down so many SMEs.

Research Handbook On Eu Public Procurement Law

Author : Christopher Bovis
ISBN : 9781781953266
Genre : Law
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Public procurement law is a necessary component of the single market because it attempts to regulate the public markets of Member States and represents a key priority for the European Union. This Research Handbook makes a major contribution to the understanding of the current EU public procurement regime, its interface with the law of the internal market and the pivotal role that this will play in the delivery of the European 2020 Growth Strategy.

E Government Procurement Handbook

Author : Asian Development Bank
ISBN : 9789292543235
Genre : Business & Economics
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Electronic procurement has become one of the main e-government initiatives for many countries as they look to improve procurement through a more open, competitive, and transparent environment. E-procurement continues to prove itself as a viable alternative to manual processes, bringing cost savings and efficiencies. The Asian Development Bank has been a promoter of electronic government procurement (e-GP) as a key component for procurement reforms through active involvement in the Multilateral Development Bank Working Group on e-GP. This handbook aims to inform readers about e-GP, provide a reference for related concepts, and examine how e-GP implementations have taken shape in different jurisdictions worldwide.

The Sage Handbook Of Strategic Supply Management

Author : Christine Harland
ISBN : 9781412924085
Genre : Business & Economics
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Electronic Inspection Copy available to instructors here The Handbook is the first substantive, multidisciplinary academic work to make coherent analysis of supply systems from the perspective of purchasing and supply, operations management, logistics, supply chain management, service management, industrial or relationship marketing, and inter-organisation networks. Selected by a team of leading international scholars, chapters examine key issues in the context of globalization and the move towards co-operative interorganisation network working. Expert contributors examine supply at different systems levels and differentiate between supply policy, strategy, management and operations. Organised into themed parts, the insightful introduction provides the framework for the Handbook that is divided into themed parts; it positions empirical research in the current academic context and highlights possible directions for future exploration. The Handbook will be the touchstone of any researcher interested in broadening and deepening their understanding of supply systems.

Sme Mining Engineering Handbook Third Edition

Author : Peter Darling
ISBN : 9780873352642
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This third edition of the SME Mining Engineering Handbook reaffirms its international reputation as "the handbook of choice" for today's practicing mining engineer. It distills the body of knowledge that characterizes mining engineering as a disciplinary field and has subsequently helped to inspire and inform generations of mining professionals.Virtually all of the information is original content, representing the latest information from more than 250 internationally recognized mining industry experts. Within the handbook's 115 thought-provoking chapters are current topics relevant to today's mining professional: Analyzing how the mining and minerals industry will develop over the medium and long term--why such changes are inevitable, what this will mean in terms of challenges, and how they could be managed Explaining the mechanics associated with the multifaceted world of mine and mineral economics, from the decisions associated with how best to finance a single piece of high-value equipment to the long-term cash-flow issues associated with mine planning at a mature operation Describing the recent and ongoing technical initiatives and engineering developments in relation to robotics, automation, acid rock drainage, block caving optimization, or process dewatering methods Examining in detail the methods and equipment available to achieve efficient, predictable, and safe rock breaking, whether employing a tunnel boring machine for development work, mineral extraction using a mobile miner, or cast blasting at a surface coal operation Identifying the salient points that dictate which is the safest, most efficient, and most versatile extraction method to employ, as well as describing in detail how each alternative is engineered Discussing the impacts that social and environmental issues have on mining from the pre-exploration phase to end-of-mine issues and beyond, and how to manage these two increasingly important factors to the benefit of both the mining companies and other stakeholders

Handbook Of Innovation Policy Impact

Author : Jakob Edler
ISBN : 9781784711856
Genre : Business & Economics
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Innovation underpins competitiveness, is crucial to addressing societal challenges, and its support has become a major public policy goal. But what really works in innovation policy, and why? This Handbook, compiled by leading experts in the field, is the first comprehensive guide to understanding the logic and effects of innovation polices. The Handbook develops a conceptualisation and typology of innovation policies, presents meta-evaluations for 16 key innovation policy instruments and analyses evidence on policy-mix. For each policy instrument, underlying rationales and examples are presented, along with a critical analysis of the available impact evidence. Providing access to primary sources of impact analysis, the book offers an insightful assessment of innovation policy practice and its evaluation.

Handbook Of Research On Intrapreneurship And Organizational Sustainability In Smes

Author : Perez-Uribe, Rafael
ISBN : 9781522535447
Genre : Business & Economics
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Smaller companies are abundant in the business realm and outnumber large companies by a wide margin. Understanding the inner workings of small businesses offers benefits to the consumers and the economy. The Handbook of Research on Intrapreneurship and Organizational Sustainability in SMEs is a critical scholarly resource that examines the strategies and concepts that will assist small and medium-sized enterprises to achieve competitiveness. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as financial management, corporate sustainability, and organizational culture, this publication is geared towards business managers, professionals, graduate students, and researchers working in the field of smaller-scale business development initiatives.

Project Management For Mining Handbook For Delivering Project Success Hickson Owe 2015

Author : SME Publishing
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Objective of This Book The book has been written to help miners succeed in the exceedingly challenging world of project management. Mining projects are complex. The path to successful project completion is imbedded with situational uncertainties and strewn with obstacles. These pages offer practical solutions to remove the obstacles and provide sound insight to cope with the uncertainties. The goal is to bring the project management world into better focus, to place project managers in positions where they can anticipate rather than respond, and to lay out the project execution path in straightforward patterns with understandable success strategies that will achieve the desired outcome. More specifically, Project Management for Mining provides the originator of a mining idea or mineral opportunity with the necessary guidance to develop that idea or opportunity into a well-defined project that will successfully meet the corporation’s business objectives. This book presents a best practice process for steering development of the project through senior management approval and on-site execution. The intent is for this book to serve as a handy reference of proven techniques and winning approaches for effective project management within the mining industry, and to impart knowledge to all those who seek to manage mining project work, not just the project manager. The reason this book is titled Project Management for Mining rather than something like A Project Manager’s Manual is because it is a manifestation of the authors’ goal to create a go-to handbook that will be drawn from on a regular basis, rather than a little-used textbook lying on a dusty library shelf. The book identifies the roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities of the individuals involved in the development and execution of the project. It provides a skeleton for, and reference to, the various documents that compose the mining industry’s soundest practices, and it identifies the interrelationships between the parties and disciplines in a typical project. By following the procedures contained within this book, a mining organization can be assured that the project is properly characterized, project viability has been adequately challenged, the correct questions are being answered, and the appropriate process is being implemented. 3 Copyright © 2015 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. All rights reserved. 4 Chapter 1 Book Scope The book provides a standardized approach to the project management process for mining projects, regardless of magnitude or location. The practices described here address international and domestic projects, grassroots and brownfield, with capital costs ranging from a few million dollars to multibillions. Although the emphasis in this book and the examples drawn are mostly from metal mining, the intent is that the information herein will be similarly valuable to mining personnel serving the energy, industrial, and agricultural mineral worlds. The book clarifies what should be done regardless of who does it. Using the practices presented in this book, the project manager can control and coordinate the project activities. In addition to acting as a reference text for the participants involved in a project, the book also provides a basis for training project personnel in setting up and managing mining projects. Thus, this book serves as a one-stop guide to the project team with these questions: ■■ Why do it? ■■ Which path should be chosen? ■■ What has to be done? ■■ Where? ■■ When? ■■ In what sequence? ■■ How? ■■ By whom? The book is a tool for the project team to draw from when facing unfamiliar problems, and to provide project staff with a fuller understanding of how to achieve project effectiveness. When applied with creative thinking and good judgment, the procedures described herein are—together with experience, leadership, and dedicated people—the necessary ingredients for quality project performance. Target Audience The target audience of this book includes not only the project manager but also all those mining personnel with an interest in or responsibility for successful project execution, for example, ■■ Corporate leaders who have to approve the project; ■■ Project sponsors who have to keep stakeholders satisfied with project progress; ■■ Geologic discoverers, developers, and entrepreneurs who want “their baby” built; ■■ Project team members who have to execute the project; and ■■ Mine operators who have to take delivery of the completed project. While the prime target audience of this book consists of mining company project personnel (i.e., the Owner’s project management team), this book should also provide assistance to project management personnel from within the engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) community who serve the minerals industry. This book can be a source of understanding for these EPCM organizations about what their client organization is typically seeking. Whenever knowledge within this book is applied, the guiding axiom is to keep it as simple as possible and do not overcomplicate the project. Keep the fun in the journey. Copyright © 2015 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. All rights reserved. Introduction 5 Definition of a Project A project is a time-limited, goal-directed undertaking that requires a combination of human, mechanical, technical, and financial resources brought together in a temporary organization to achieve a specified purpose. A project has a single set of objectives that takes the status quo and changes it into something better. When these goals are reached, the project is complete. The ultimate goal is to bring economic benefit to the corporation, that is, to reduce cost, expand production, add revenue, and/or extend property life. Mining projects are mostly unique and fall outside of the normal course of business routine or operational services. To successfully achieve project completion, a series of nonrecurring but connected events have to be properly managed within a finite and well-defined life span. In other words, to create a successful outcome for a project, a definite path with a defined strategy has to be organized within a formal framework. For most mining corporations, this formal framework means a development program under an assigned leader, backed by an approved Authorization for Expenditure (AFE), and accompanied by supporting documents, a feasibility study, and a Project Execution Plan (PEP). The defined life span has an identifiable start point, a fixed boundary, and an equally identifiable end point. What Is Project Management? Project management is the process by which a team of people successfully guide a project using the elements of planning, analyzing, directing, monitoring, problem solving, and communicating. They take an idea from the opportunity stage through development to the achievement of specific, established corporate objectives within set cost, schedule, and quality constraints. Figure 1.1 illustrates, in a flowchart format, how these various project management activities all tie together. The preceding paragraph defines project management within the North American and U.K. cultural contexts, in which the two authors have been nurtured. As Crawford, Pollack, and England (2007) point out in their examination of global project management standards and terminologies, there are variations in the understanding of the term project management even though it is an extremely common, profession-specific term. The influence of various cultures places different emphases on the practice of project management within the countries of the world, along with different bases of knowledge and diverse understandings by practitioners. So while it is recognized that there are subtle variants within the global community about what project management should entail, the authors have found that there are far more similarities than differences. Hence this book should be capable of usefully serving the mining community both within and beyond the American shores. Purpose of Project Management Project management is not a complex process. There are four basic steps to a successful project outcome: 1. Develop a definitive project scope and a project-specific execution plan. 2. Use qualified management personnel. 3. Create the project control mechanisms up-front (documents, tools, and procedures). 4. Control engineering, construction, and start-up activities during project execution. Copyright © 2015 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. All rights reserved.

Gower Handbook Of Purchasing Management

Author : Marc Day
ISBN : 056608404X
Genre : Business & Economics
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This handbook covers the entire spectrum of purchasing, from policy and organization to systems, procedures and techniques. This third edition reflects recent developments in purchasing Europe-wide and covers TQM, EDI and environmental issues.

Sme Mining Engineering Handbook

Author : Arthur B. Cummins
ISBN : UOM:39015048222411
Genre : Mining engineering
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