A Practitioner s Guide to Effective Maritime and Port Security

Author: Michael Edgerton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118633172
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Sets forth practices to ensure security and fosterinternational trade Written with an international perspective, this book analyzesthe complex set of factors affecting the security of port andmaritime operations, including shipping, politics, economics,crime, and terrorism. Author Michael Edgerton critiques currentapproaches to maritime and port security based on his more thantwenty-five years of experience in the field. He not only pointsout vulnerabilities in today's practices, but also provides a setof proven and tested recommendations that recognize the role andinterests of both government and the private sector in enhancingsecurity while ensuring the flow of international trade. Readersmay be surprised to learn that, with greater efficiency, they canactually improve security while reducing the cost of security atthe same time. Using real-world case studies to support its analyses andrecommendations, A Practitioner's Guide to Effective Maritimeand Port Security: Reviews the core components of the international maritimeoperating environment Assesses the potential threats to ports in the maritimeenvironment Examines approaches to maritime port security in the UnitedStates, European Union, and around the world Presents principles for effective, risk-based maritime and portsecurity At the end of the book, two appendices provide a framework forconducting security risk assessments and threat assessments.There's also a third appendix to help organizations assess their"risk appetite." Recommended for students and professionals responsible for thesafety and security of ports and maritime trade, this book reframesport and maritime security as a key component of amultidisciplinary system in which secure and efficient trade is theobjective.

Encyclopedia of Strategic Leadership and Management

Author: Wang, Victor C. X.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522510508
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Strategic leadership techniques are the cornerstone to positive growth and prosperity within businesses and organizations. Implementing new management strategies and practices helps to ensure managers are optimizing their resources and driving innovation. The Encyclopedia of Strategic Leadership and Management investigates emergent administrative techniques and business practices being utilized within corporate and educational settings. Highlighting empirical research and best practices within the field, this encyclopedia will be an authoritative reference source for students, researchers, faculty, librarians, managers, and leaders across various disciplines and cultures.

Maritime Logistics

Author: Dong-Wook Song
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749463708
Format: PDF, ePub
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Globalisation and the rapid increase in world trade in the past decade have contributed to greater demand for international transport and logistics and, consequently, the expansion of the maritime industry. The dramatic changes in the mode of world trade and cargo transportation make it more important than ever to have a clear understanding of the way in which freight is transported by sea and the role of ports in this exchange. Maritime Logistics examines the latest development, knowledge and practices taking place in logistics and supply chain within the port and shipping industry. Written by a team of international experts, who provide a truly global perspective on this increasingly key area of logistics, the book covers everything that students of logistics, as well as those working within the industry should know and understand including shipping lines, dry bulk and port-centric logistics.

The IMLI Treatise On Global Ocean Governance

Author: Rosalie Balkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192557246
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1994, a long debated compromise on the issue of seabed mining became the starting pistol for the development of modern ocean law and its complex interrelations. Now, over twenty years later, the framework set by such agreements as the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea has been expanded to cover contemporary concerns of environmental sustainability, economic development, social justice, human rights, security, marine pollution, and even the challenges of climate change. Yet the journey is not smooth. This book forms part of a three volume series that looks to examine the more successful ocean law schemes and the less effective, and presses the need for change, as scientific and technological innovation, the surge in human population, and pressing moral concerns open new spaces for ocean law. In the third instalment in the series our attention turns to the structure and actions of the International Maritime Organization and finishes by asking searching questions, from the increasingly pressing problem of an ever more polluted marine environment, to ongoing threats to security and the uncertain future of the polar regions.

Balanced scorecard

Author: Robert S. Kaplan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783791012032
Format: PDF, ePub
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Balanced Scorecard - das integrierte System, das Finanzkennzahlen mit den wesentlichen Fakten zu Kunden, internen Prozessen und Innovationen verbindet. Die Balanced Scorecard ist das Verbindungsglied zwischen der Unternehmensstrategie und den operativen Aktivitäten und bietet ein hervorragendes System zur Messung und Umsetzung von Strategien. Die Experten zeigen, warum die Balanced Scorecard in jedem Unternehmen effizient eingesetzt werden sollte. Neben dem Aufbau des Systems wird die Integration der Balanced Scorecard in die Planung und Steuerung des Unternehmens erläutert. Zahlreiche Unternehmensbeispiele belegen den Praxiserfolg.

Der Toyota Weg

Author: Liker Jeffrey K.
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862484440
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mit seiner Unternehmensführung ist Toyota seit langem Vorbild für Firmen aus den unterschiedlichsten Branchen. Fast alle Automobilhersteller versuchten mehr oder weniger erfolgreich das legendäre Toyota-Produktionssystem (TPS) zu kopieren, das zum Ziel hat, die Kundenzufriedenheit in den drei Bereichen Qualität, Lieferzeit und Kosten zu erhöhen. Aufgrund des verschärften Wettbewerbs in der Automobilbranche drängt sich jetzt die Frage nach den Faktoren des Erfolgs immer mehr in den Mittelpunkt. Jeffrey K. Liker befasst sich in seinem Buch „Der Toyota Weg“ ausführlich mit dem warum und wieso. Aus zahlreichen Interviews und eigenen Anschauungen filtert der Autor die 14 Managementprinzipien heraus, die den Kern des Toyota-Erfolgs ausmachen. Diese Prinzipien untermauert er eindrucksvoll mit einer Fülle von Details, Anekdoten und Interview-Auszügen. Leicht verständlich erklärt er dem Leser die Managementsysteme, die Denkweise und die Philosophie, auf denen der Erfolg von Toyota basiert. So vermittelt er wertvolle Erkenntnisse, die sich auf jeden beliebigen Geschäftszweig bzw. jede Geschäftssituation übertragen lassen.

L ngengrad

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827072360
Format: PDF, Kindle
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John Harrison, ein schottischer Uhrmacher, setzte sich ein ehrgeiziges und unmöglich erscheinendes Ziel: eine Methode zu ersinnen, die es Seeleuten ermöglicht, den genauen Längengrad ihrer Position auf See zu bestimmen. Über vierzig Jahre arbeitete Harrison wie besessen an der Herstellung eines perfekten Chronometers und kam schließlich — trotz Missgunst und zahlreicher Anfeindungen — zum Erfolg. Dava Sobels in luzider Prosa erzählte Geschichte dieser wissenschaftlichen Gralssuche wurde ein überwältigender internationaler Erfolg.