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Roche: The Investment Decision Dilemma 

Date: 18/12/2018 Author(s): Serrano, Alejandro; Kraiselburd, Santiago Document type: Case In 2015, Roche launched an internal improvement program aimed at reducing the cost of its products, with the emphasis on manufacturing costs. Paul de Wit, the group head in charge of product supply-chain management, was assigned the task of figuring out the appropriate production batch size for each product, with the help of two representatives from ... More information

¡Consiguiendo realidades! 

Date: 07/12/2018 Author(s): Muñoz-Seca, Beatriz Document type: Book Lograr que suceda lo que se ha ideado para la empresa es el reto al que empresarios y directivos se enfrentan cada día. Descubra en este libro cómo el rojo pasión, los cerebros de obra y el conocimiento pueden lograr que suceda, aportándole un esquema para lograr autonomía y proactividad, así como las herramientas ... More information

500 Tweets for better management 

Date: 12/2018 Author(s): Llopis, Jaume Translator(s): Gutiérrez Algaba, Manuel Document type: Book Can you say so much in a such small space? Yes, you can, a tweet can. Tweets have revolutionized communication, they are influencing political, social, and entrepreneurial events around the globe, and it’s just 280 characters. This book joins such a revolution by analyzing the economy and management. It does through the wisdom distilled in the ... More information

Buyer Intermediation in Supplier Finance 

Date: 12/2018 Author(s): Tunca, Tunay; Zhu, Weiming Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Small suppliers often face challenges to obtain financing for their operations. Especially in developing economies, traditional financing methods can be very costly or unavailable to such suppliers. In order to reduce channel costs, in recent years large buyers started to implement their own financing methods that intermediate between suppliers and ... More information Read related article

Tejidos Especiales Edentel 4.0 (B) 

Date: 15/11/2018 Author(s): Lago, Alejandro; Sabrià, Frederic Document type: Case The case describes the trials that the head of the Production Department at Tejidos Especiales Edentel is planning in order to meet delivery dates in the best way possible. This case is based on the case "Tejidos Especiales Edentel," P-988, by Professor Josep Riverola. More information

Tejidos Especiales Edentel 4.0 (A) 

Date: 15/11/2018 Author(s): Lago, Alejandro; Sabrià, Frederic Document type: Case The case describes the problems that Tejidos Especiales Edentel has been having with production programming ever since it started to operate via the Internet. The new system allows customers to change the priority of their orders in seconds, which increases costs for Edentel, reduces productivity and makes it more difficult to meet delivery dates. This ... More information

Key Data on the Automotive Sector 

Date: 13/11/2018 Author(s): Sachon, Marc; Welter, Beatriz Document type: Study and Monograph This report collects key production and sales data of the global automotive industry over the period 2007 to 2017. It also contains some reflections by the authors on some of the current challenges of the industry and the environment in which it operates. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.15581/018.ST-488 More information

The Alibaba Effect: Spatial Consumption Inequality And The Welfare Gains From e-Commerce 

Date: 09/2018 Author(s): Fan, Jingting; Tang, L.; Zhu, Weiming; Zou, Ben Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Domestic trade costs reduce aggregate welfare and result in worse access to consumption goods in small and remote cities. As a new trade technology, e-commerce can increase inter-city trade and alleviate spatial consumption inequality because it (1) eliminates the fixed cost of market entry, and (2) reduces the effects of distance on trade costs. Using ... More information

How Design Can Boost Social Impact and Business Results  Premium

Date: 18/06/2018 Author(s): Sosa, Manuel E. Document type: Non-refereed article Many managers approach problems with an engineering mindset: build it the right way and make sure it works. Designers, on the other hand, approach problems with the question: are we building the right thing in the first place? In this article, the author discusses how companies can build a design culture, using examples from EGGS Design in Oslo, Norway, ... More information Read related article

7 Food & Beverage Challenges 

Date: 18/06/2018 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article Plus: managing the backlash against globalization; using the wisdom of the crowd to predict tastes; an operations model for museums; Europe at top of smart cities index; how racial integration amplifies the benefits of VC; why salaries are stagnating. More information
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