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Author: Robert P. King
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: food, supply, chains, mainstream, local, structure, size, performance, comparing
Number of Pages: 81
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935230
ISBN-13: 9781437935233

A series of coordinated case studies compares the structure, size, and performance of local food supply chains with those of mainstream supply chains. Interviews and site visits with farms and businesses, supplemented with secondary data, describe how food moves from farms to consumers in 15 food supply chains. Key comparisons between supply chains include the degree of product differentiation, diversification of marketing outlets, and information conveyed to consumers about product origin. The cases highlight differences in prices and the distribution of revenues among supply chain participan

Author: Smita Brunnermeier
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: chain, final, report, supply, automotive, cost, analysis, interoperability
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 1999-09
ISBN-10: 0788184091
ISBN-13: 9780788184093

NIST's Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (MEL) is developing standards that promote interoperability among members of the U.S. automotive supply chain. This study assesses the costs of imperfect interoperability to the U.S. automotive supply chain & describes the sources of these costs. This study estimates that imperfect interoperability imposes at least $1 billion per year on the members of the U.S. automotive supply chain. By far, the greatest component of these costs is the resources devoted to repairing or reentering data files that are not usable for downstream applications.

Author: Pierre-Richard Agénor
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: supply, disinflation
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2000
ISBN-10: 4060532525
ISBN-13: 9784060532527

What role do supply-side factors play in the dynamics of output and absorption in exchange rate-based stabilization programs?

Author: Jack E. Edwards
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Inc.
Keywords: dod, supply, chain, management, testimony, congressional, planning, strategic, risk, areas, observations, progress, challenges
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 143793708X
ISBN-13: 9781437937084

DoDżs management of its supply chain network is critical to supporting military forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere and also represents a substantial investment of resources. As a result of weaknesses in DoD's management of supply inventories and responsiveness to warfighter requirements, supply chain management is a high-risk fed. govżt. program. In July 2010, DoD issued a new Logistics Strategic Plan that represents the dept's. current vision and direction for supply chain management and other logistics areas. This testimony: (1) describes DoD's prior strategic planning efforts in t

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: electrical, disruption, preparedness, federal, improve, supply, efforts, way, electricity
Number of Pages: 108
Published: 1993-07-01
ISBN-10: 1568065604
ISBN-13: 9781568065601

Discusses the federal government零 plans and policies for meeting major disruptions in the supply of electricity supply, such as those caused by severe hurricanes, other natural disasters, or sabotage. Reviews to what extent the DOE includes other federal, state, local and utility organizations in its preparedness planning; how sufficient the statutory authorities available to federal agencies are for responding to major electrical disruptions; and whether emergency plans incorporate electric restoration priorities and measures. Figures.

Author: Namsuk Kim
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: case, jamaica, supply, labor, remittances, impact
Number of Pages: 18
Published: 2007
eBookDB-ID: GGKEY:D065

A puzzle in the recently stagnated economy of Jamaica is that high rates of unemployment have persisted even when real wages have been increasing. This paper examines aspects of the labor supply in an effort to understand why high rates of unemployment have existed with increasing real wages. This is a sign of a badly functioning labor market. The cross-sectional analysis suggests that remittances have some impact on labor supply, especially on labor market participation. The pseudo panel data analysis also confirms that remittances have a strong impact on labor participation but not on weekly

Author: William M. Solis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: recommendations, management, full, extent, unknown, improvement, chain, supply, areas, risk, progress, made, implementing, dod
Number of Pages: 164
Published: 2007-08-01
ISBN-10: 1422315347
ISBN-13: 9781422315347

Military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan have focused attention on DoDżs supply chain management. (SCM). The supply chain can be critical to determining outcomes on the battlefield, & the investment of resources in DoDżs supply chain is substantial. In 2005, with the encouragement of the Office of Mgmt. & Budget (OMB), DoD prepared an improvement plan to address some of the systemic weaknesses in SCM. The author was asked to monitor implementation of the plan & DoDżs progress toward improving SCM. This report reviewed: the integration of SCM with broader defense bus. transformation & strat
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