Impact of critical success factors on successful technology implementation in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) supply chain
, Pages: 213-224
Ranjan Arora Abid Haleem and Jamal A. Farooquie PDF (288 K)
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze the impact of critical success factors (CSFs) impacting technology implementation in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) supply chain. The study has used existing literature to identify CSFs and then questionnaire-based survey and Ex-ploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) to group CSFs. The paper has revealed that “Inter-Organizational”, “Organizational”, “CPG Sector Specific”, “Human” and “Program Manage-ment” CSFs impact successful technology implementation in CPG supply chain. The paper fills the gap in existing literature by studying the impact of CSFs on successful technology imple-mentation in CPG supply chain and providing guidance to practitioners working in CPG sector.
Keywords: Critical Success Factors (CSFs), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), Technology Implementation
Impact of H.R practices on employee’s job satisfaction: A case study from fertilizer industry of Pakistan
, Pages: 225-232
Afzal Ahmed, Yaser Zaman and Attique Khattak PDF (288 K)
Abstract: This study investigates the impact of human resources (HR) practices, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, on employee’s job satisfaction in fertilizer sector of Pakistan. A pre-tested questionnaire was distributed and two hundred respondents pro-vided useable information. The result of the study shows a positive relationship between HR practices and job performance, which indicates fair recruitment and selection, better training and development opportunities and attractive compensation and benefit packages increase the level of satisfaction of employees.
Keywords: Employee’s job satisfaction, HR practices, Training and development, Recruitment and selection, Compensation and benefit
Employee satisfaction analysis with human resource index
, Pages: 233-240
Luhur Prayogo, B. Adi Suryo Pranoto and Humiras Hardi Purba PDF (288 K)
Abstract: The objective of this research is to investigate employee satisfaction in one of Indonesian busi-ness firms named BM*. The study also tries to identify different factors influencing on employee satisfaction in the firm and to give appropriate suggestion for performance improvement. Meth-odology of this research is based on a survey and a questionnaire based on Human Resource In-dex (HRI) with measure 15 is used for the assessment. The results show that employee satisfac-tion of BM* was relatively high. However, some of the attributes show the HRI were low. The study gives some insight to improve the customer satisfaction.
Keywords: Satisfaction Index, HRI, Performance
The perspectives of banking and health sector administrators regarding the Six Sigma approach
, Pages: 241-246
Serkan Deniz, Ünal Efe, Mesut Cimen and Zeliha Tekin PDF (288 K)
Abstract: Six Sigma is a statistics-based approach focusing on minimizing defects and variations in prod-ucts and processes. Although it is used generally in production-based businesses, Six Sigma has been used in service sector businesses in the recent years as well. The aim of this study is to de-termine healthcare and banking sector managers’ perceptions related to Six Sigma, and compare healthcare managers and banking managers in terms of their opinions about six sigma. The study was done between February 2016 and October 2016 in private healthcare organizations and pri-vate banks operating in Turkey. The intended population of the study involves the managers working in these organizations. To compare perceptions of healthcare sector managers and bank-ing sector managers, Mann Whitney-U test was used. According to the statistical tests per-formed, there is not any statistically significant difference between healthcare sector managers and banking sector managers in terms of their view about Six Sigma. However, managers from the both sectors noted that Six Sigma could provide important advantages to their organizations. This result was considered as important because it indicates that Six Sigma can offer benefits for different and distinct parts of service sector, such as banking and healthcare.
Keywords: Six Sigma, Healthcare organizations, Banking
Comparative evaluation of fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms models for portfolio optimization
, Pages: 247-254
Heidar Masoumi Soureh and Gholamreza Farsad Amanollahi PDF (288 K)
Abstract: Selection of optimum methods which have appropriate speed and precision for planning and de-cision-making has always been a challenge for investors and managers. One the most important concerns for them is investment planning and optimization for acquisition of desirable wealth under controlled risk with the best return. This paper proposes a model based on Markowitz the-orem by considering the aforementioned limitations in order to help effective decisions-making for portfolio selection. Then, the model is investigated by fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms, for the optimization of the portfolio in selected active companies listed in Tehran Stock Exchange over the period 2012-2016 and the results of the above models are discussed. The results show that the two studied models had functional differences in portfolio optimization, its tools and the possibility of supplementing each other and their selection.
Keywords: Fuzzy logic, Genetic algorithms, Profits optimization, Portfolio
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