Why downsize when you can OPTIMIZE? qAt McDonaldas our focus has always been on providing maximum value to customers through aoptimala quality and tight cost management, which is why Optimization has become such a pivotal concept for us. Steve Sashiharaas book brings the concept to life.a aKenneth M. Koziol, Corp. Senior Vice President, Innovation and Design, McDonaldas Corp. aSteve Sashihara convincingly demonstrates how the application of advanced quantitative techniques can significantly improve day-to-day decision making, which is what we have done at Quad/Graphics.a aDave Blais, Executive Vice President, Quad/Graphics aThe Optimization Edge is a powerful book that will change the way organizations make decisions and manage their assets.a aFrances Hesselbein, President and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute; Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom aAt UPS, the aoptimization edgea has given us a competitive advantage. It enables us to solve problems of great complexity seamlessly and with increased velocity, resulting in smarter decisions and ultimately bringing greater value to our customers.a aChuck Holland, Vice President of Industrial Engineering, UPS About the Book: In these challenging economic times, more and more companies have turned to acut-back managementa to ensure their survival. But how do some manage to outshine their competitorsaand even growaduring downturns? How does Google outsearch the other search engines? How does McDonaldas McClobber the competition? More important, how can you increase your companyas profits without downsizing? The answer is Asset Optimization. This groundbreaking approach to decision making utilizes the latest advances in mathematics and computer software. Optimization expert Steve Sashihara shows you how to squeeze every ounce of value from your company, even under aperfect storma conditions. Youall learn how to: Drive up your companyas valueaeven in a downturn Re-allocate your resourcesafor maximum performance Streamline your companyaand stay ahead of the competition Optimize your assetsafor long-term growth A proven, practical, and workable alternative to acorporate anorexia, a Optimization is your best option for dealing head-on with marketplace volatility and resource scarcity. This step-by-step guide offers concrete, ready-to- use tools drawn from decades of superior business practicesathe best-kept secrets of global successes such as Amazon, Google, Marriott, McDonaldas, Intel, SAS, and UPS. Youall learn what Optimization is, what best practices you can immediately put to use, how to use Optimization to speed up and improve decision making, and how to integrate Optimization into your organizationas culture. If you want to thrive in any economyaand grow your company in the futureaforget about downsizing. Get The Optimization Edge.It enables us to solve problems of great complexity seamlessly and with increased velocity, resulting in smarter decisions and ultimately bringing greater value to our customers.a aChuck Holland, Vice President of Industrial Engineering ...
|Title||:||The Optimization Edge: Reinventing Decision Making to Maximize All Your Company's Assets|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Professional - 2011-02-25|