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Logistics: the backbone for managing complex organizations

Author: Schwandt, Alexander ; Franklin, J. Rod Series: Kuehne Foundation book series on logistics ; 17 Publisher: Haupt, 2010.Language: EnglishDescription: 277 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9783258075464Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Print TS155.2 .L64 2010
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Logistics The backbone for managing complex organizations Table of contents Part I: Global companies and complexity -- a managerial framework 1. A framework for complexity and its relevance in a global economy 2. Complexity generates managerial dilemmas 3. The imperative to manage complexity: simplify -- but how and where? 4. The need to understand industry complexity 5. Logistics as backbone of managing complexity 8 23 27 29 31 Part II: Conceptual framework for measuring complexity 1. Framework of organizational complexity 2. Framework of industry complexity 3. Measuring organizational success 46 61 75 Part III: Empirical study of industry complexity Industry 1 - Automotive industry Industry 2 - Technology industry Industry 3 - Pharmaceutical industry Industry 4 - Airline industry Industry 5 - Retail industry 83 115 141 173 205 241 Part IV: Comparison of the different industries Part V: Managerial implications 1. How should companies react to complexity? 2. Adding market-driven complexity 3. Reducing organization-driven complexity 4. Strengthening complexity-absorption capabilities 5. Strengthening complexity-reduction capabilities 255 260 261 264 269

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