A company's strategies define its future direction, specifying not only target market positions for many years to come, but also the key competitive advantages both at the level of market offers and of resources. Developing future strategies is an important and complex task, which is the core issue in this book. After a short introduction to strategic planning, a heuristic process for determining future strategies is presented. This process is divided into eight steps, and for each of these steps, detailed recommendations for problem-solving are provided and illustrated through many concrete e
Grunig, Rudolf; Clark, Anthony
Many common management practices in healthcare organizations, including the practice of strategic planning, have not been subject to widespread assessment through empirical research. If management practice is to be evidence-based, evaluations of such common practices need to be undertaken. The purpose of this research is to provide evidence on the extent of strategic planning practices and the association between hospital strategic planning processes and financial performance. In 2006, we surveyed a sample of 138 chief executive officers (CEOs) of hospitals in the state of Texas about strategic planning in their organizations and collected financial information on the hospitals for 2003. Among the sample hospitals, 87 percent reported having a strategic plan, and most reported that they followed a variety of common practices recommended for strategic planning-having a comprehensive plan, involving physicians, involving the board, and implementing the plan. About one-half of the hospitals assigned responsibility for the plan to the CEO. We tested the association between these planning characteristics in 2006 and two measures of financial performance for 2003. Three dimensions of the strategic planning process--having a strategic plan, assigning the CEO responsibility for the plan, and involving the board--are positively associated with earlier financial performance. Further longitudinal studies are needed to evaluate the cause-and-effect relationship between planning and performance. PMID:18546921
Kaissi, Amer A; Begun, James W
In the article approaches of strategic planning aimed at social inclusion are considered. Also it presents an overview of contemporary social processes and trends in the area of inequality alleviation, poverty reduction and overcoming social exclusion. ? ?????? ??????????????? ??????? ? ??????????????? ????????????, ????????????? ?? ?????????? ?????????. ????? ??????????????? ??...
Sitnikova Nataliya P.
In 1990, the Secretary of Energy (Secretary Watkins) ordered that all 23 of the Department's major organizations adopt systems of strategic planning. This paper explains the strategic planning process being adopted by one of those organizations, the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM). Secretary Watkins also ordered a much-abbreviated planning cycle for 1990 to produce the first set of plans in September. That first plan for OCRWM is also discussed here
In the process of formulation of a Strategic Plan, there is always a step that deals with choices among different options and strategies. To do that a prioritization methodology has to be applied in order to achieve the higher needs identified along the analysis and evaluation of problems. To assign priorities within a set of needs/problems of a strategic nature and identified within various areas of activity or different sectors, it is proposed a methodology that envisage the use of specific attributes for which a graded scale of values is established for each need/problem, which, at the end of the process, allows a quantitative comparison among them. The methodology presented in this paper was developed following an approach that has been used in many areas over the last 20 years by various public and private institutions, and also by international organizations involved in promotion and development work. (author)
Strategic planning is a process often left to senior hospital leadership, with limited input from unit-level, bedside patient care providers. This frequent approach to strategic planning misses the opportunity to engage a wide range of employees, build a shared sense of commitment, produce a collaborative team environment, and to generate greater acceptance of the plan. The Patient Care Services division at the University of Chicago Medicine used a strategic planning process that incorporated 360-degree input from both within the Patient Care Services division and outside of the division. The result is a strategic vision and plan that, shaped by broad-based input from both internal and external constituencies, is strengthened by the team that emerged from the process. Through the process of identifying a common understanding of the group's future direction, a shared purpose was created that transcended traditional professional boundaries and shaped a cohesive team focused on effective and efficient patient care. Now, with a focused strategic plan and a team centered on a shared purpose, the team is beginning to effectively deliver on the plan. PMID:24896577
Albert, Debra; Priganc, Dave
Full Text Available In many segments of the sport industry, sport marketers are pressured to increase their product sales to generate increased revenues for their organizations. This pressure poses a challenge. Because sport marketers are involved in persuading consumers to buy, they run the risk of exaggerating or misrepresenting their products in an effort to sell them. Today, and in the future, sport marketers should recognize this risk and monitor their marketing strategies to ensure that they communicate honest images and messages about their products that are consistent with the core values of their organizations. A marketing program is not delivered in isolation of the organization-wide planning process. In normal circumstances, the marketing planning process must reflect the overall plans for the organization.
Alexandru Lucian Mihai
Strategic planning and quality management have been developed independently of each other, but they meet in practice in many kinds of organisations. Strategic planning and quality assurance integrate different aspects of higher education institutions (HEIs) to ensure high-quality educational outcomes. This paper investigates the role of these two…
Kettunen, Juha; Kantola, Mauri
In November 1989, the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) was formed within the US Department of Energy (DOE). The EM Program was born of the recognition that a significant national effort was necessary to clean up over 45 years' worth of environmental pollution from DOE operations, including the design and manufacture of nuclear materials and weapons. Within EM, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Restoration (EM-40) has been assigned responsibility for the assessment and cleanup of areas and facilities that are no longer a part of active DOE operations, but may be contaminated with varying levels and quantifies of hazardous, radioactive, and n-mixed waste. Decontamination and decommissioning (D ampersand D) activities are managed as an integral part of Envirorunental Restoration cleanup efforts. The Office of Environmental Restoration ensures that risks to the environment and to human health and safety are either eliminated or reduced to prescribed, acceptable levels. This Strategic Plan has been developed to articulate the vision of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Restoration and to crystallize the specific objectives of the Environmental Restoration Program. The document summarizes the key planning assumptions that guide or constrain the strategic planning effort, outlines the Environmental Restoration Program's specific objectives, and identifies barriers that could limit the Program's success
Most people picture "strategic planning" as endless meetings spent doing SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analyses, crafting vision and mission statements, and developing goals and action plans. Few look forward to the experience or reflect back on it with pleasure. In this article, the author describes how he and his…
Kohrmann, Patrick C., II
School districts need a strategic, comprehensive, electronic data processing resources plan that would include the following major elements: (1) systems; (2) hardware; (3) software; (4) staffing; (5) control; and (6) projected budgets. (MLF)
Wold, Geoffrey H.
Full Text Available Aim & Background: Strategic planning has been presented as an important management practice. However, evidence of its deployment in healthcare systems in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs is limited. This study investigated the strategic management process in Iranian hospitals. Methods: The present study was accomplished in 24 teaching hospitals in Tehran, Iran from September 2012 to March 2013. The data collection instrument was a questionnaire including 130 items. This questionnaire measured the situation of formulation, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plan as well as the requirements, facilitators, and its benefits in the studied hospitals. Results: All the investigated hospitals had a strategic plan. The obtained percentages for the items “the rate of the compliance to requirements” and “the quantity of planning facilitators” (68.75%, attention to the stakeholder participation in the planning (55.74%, attention to the planning components (62.22%, the status of evaluating strategic plan (59.94% and the benefits of strategic planning for hospitals (65.15% were in the medium limit. However, the status of implementation of the strategic plan (53.71% was found to be weak. Significant statistical correlations were observed between the incentive for developing strategic plan and status of evaluating phase (P=0.04, and between status of implementation phase and having a documented strategic plan (P=0.03. Conclusion: According to the results, it seems that absence of appropriate internal incentive for formulating and implementing strategies led more hospitals to start formulation strategic planning in accordance with the legal requirements of Ministry of Health. Consequently, even though all the investigated hospital had the documented strategic plan, the plan has not been implemented efficiently and valid evaluation of results is yet to be achieved.
This Strategic Plan is EMSL’s template for achieving our vision of simultaneous excellence in all aspects of our mission as a national scientific user facility. It reflects our understanding of the long-term stewardship we must work toward to meet the scientific challenges of the Department of Energy and the nation. During the next decade, we will implement the strategies contained in this Plan, working closely with the scientific community, our advisory committees, DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research, and other key stakeholders. This Strategic Plan is fully aligned with the strategic plans of DOE and its Office of Science. We recognize that shifts in science and technology, national priorities, and resources made available through the Federal budget process create planning uncertainties and, ultimately, a highly dynamic planning environment. Accordingly, this Strategic Plan should be viewed as a living document for which we will continually evaluate changing needs and opportunities posed by our stakeholders (i.e., DOE, users, staff, advisory committees), work closely with them to understand and respond to those changes, and align our strategy accordingly.
Campbell, Allison A.
Strategic spatial planning practices have recently taken a neoliberal turn in many northwestern European countries. This neoliberalisation of strategic spatial planning has materialised partly in governance reforms aiming to reduce or abolish strategic spatial planning at national and regional scales, and partly through the normalisation of neoliberal discourses in strategic spatial planning processes. This article analyses the complex relationship, partly of unease and partly of coevolution, between neoliberalism and strategic spatial planning. Furthermore, this article discusses the key challenges for strategic spatial planning in the face of neoliberalism and argues for a need to strengthen strategic spatial planning’s critical dimension.
Full Text Available This article argues that the global, regional, and local realities can complement rather than contradict each other in the process of strategic planning for universities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA. Using the case of the University of Buea in Cameroon, it attempts to use the global trends of polarisation in knowledge production capacity as an input or tool for identifying strategic choice in the process of strategic planning in institutions. The national policy background is used to highlight the context and inherent role of the central government in the process of institutional strategic planning.
Terfot Augustine Ngwana
This study examines the perceptions of faculty, staff, and administrative participants involved in Northwest Community College's (Oregon) strategic planning process. Section 1 profiles the present-day community college, emphasizing changes in students and curriculum, increased competition, technological imperatives, and faculty development.…
McDermott, Eve L.
Full Text Available Background and motivationBuilding industry impacts natural cycles and has potential for optimization. While impairment on nature reached a new dimension already some three centuries ago the building industry started to realize the dependency in the second half of the 20th century. With LCA method all life cycle phases can be monitored and the environmental impact of each can be quantified. The energy consuming and emission generating components in the building context can be distinguished in the groups transport, operation and material. An architect deals with the operational energy and the building substance. With nearly zero (not renewable energy for operation an ecological building is defined by the building substance.Evaluation of the building substanceWhile the building structure accounts for the highest share of embodied energy and GWP, the facade offers high potential for optimisation. This potential is even higher when considering a long (50-100 years usage life span; the building structure remains while the (non load-bearing facade is object to exchange cycles.Findings and their integration into the architectural planning processThe city is a depot for resources and we (it involves a variety of professions need to learn how to organize it. Modularity, light construction, the use of renewable materials and mono materials are also interesting fields which are looked at from a different point of view. They are relevant for all building elements. Although they are not initially invented to reduce the ecological impact of the built environment, they show potential to do so. The facade is the essential parameter for the resource-efficiency of a building as it is exchanged and binds relevant amounts of material. Impact can be made within this element due to its high variation in construction and materialization. The material cycles need to become smaller and the gaps – landfill or downcycling need to be closed. The use of resources will increasingly develop impact on architecture and by that resource efficiency is a successor of energy efficiency.
The extent to which hospital pharmacy directors use strategic planning was assessed. The strategic-planning process was divided into six steps: (1) specification of goals and objectives, (2) identification of threats and opportunities and strengths and weaknesses, (3) generation of alternatives, (4) evaluation of alternatives, (5) alternative selection and implementation, and (6) monitoring and obtaining feedback. Eight questions about these steps made up one part of a questionnaire mailed to the pharmacy directors of 1100 hospitals. In another part of the questionnaire, each director was asked to rate on a scale of 0 (low) to 100 (high) the level of the pharmacy department's performance in the areas of patient, employee, physician, and hospital administrator satisfaction; financial management; professional image; employee turnover and productivity; and clinical programs. The questionnaire was mailed on July 1, 1987, with a second mailing on August 1, 1987. A total of 343 questionnaires were returned with usable responses, for a response rate of 31.2%. Based on responses to the eight strategic-planning questions, hospital pharmacy directors were classified into seven levels of planning sophistication. Results indicated that the number of directors classified in each level increased significantly as the level of planning sophistication increased. The majority of respondents considered the scope and quality of services and the department character, quality, and reputation during the strategic-planning process, whereas less than 50% considered profitability and future needs. Pharmacy directors with a high level of planning sophistication rated their departments significantly higher in terms of hospital administrators' satisfaction, professional image among hospital administrators, number of clinical programs, and quality of clinical programs.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:2667353
Birdwell, S W; Pathak, D S
Strategic planning and rigorous decision analysis applications will be primary management tools for upstream companies in the 1990's. Merging the long term focus of a strategic planning process with the probabilistic output of decision analysis techniques can yield insightful views of the potential successes and failures of a business plan. Even with these insights, comparing and deciding among a group of alternatives will remain a difficult task. In addition to uncertainties, business partners do not always share common value measures. Marketers want more barrels to sell, field supervisors like low operating cost strategies, and stockholders like cashflow. This environment complicates the managers' ability to choose between available options. The Decision Quality Process, a combination of classical decision analysis techniques coupled with Quality Improvement (QI) principles, bridges this gap. The process allows managers to develop and decide between different long term strategic plans, explicitly accounting for uncertainties, unknowns, and differing value measures. Three teams consisting of engineers, geologists, front line managers, and the highest levels of management within Caltex Pacific Indonesia, Texaco, and Chevron, spent 18 months developing and evaluating a multitude of development scenarios for the Duri Field. More than 200,000 cases of economics were run to support the evaluation. The result was a significant increase in expected value for the field regarease in expected value for the field regardless of the value measure used
Full Text Available SciELO Peru | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish [...] Abstract in english No person or organization knows enough like to solve everything in advance. Although big lines can be traced to guide institutional work, the unpredictable become forces them to develop active learning action courses. Of these courses, the strategic planning is the one that had produced the optimum [...] and the most lingering successful results. The strategic learning implies that the person or organization has to mobilize in a continuous line which extreme limits are, on one hand, the totally premeditated strategies, and on the other hand, the fully emergent strategies. To learn strategically it is required to release the mind in order to slip flexibly in the continuous line and to accomplish that the possible action courses will be created from a fertile dialogue between the thought and the action. In this article we describe the main prior and current ideas of the strategic planning, that considered as a learning process, has a paradoxical nature, where the final product is the process.
Cesar, Lip Licham.
The context of and the participatory strategic planning process at the University of Texas, El Paso, from 1993 to 1996 is described. The internal and external factors that influence the intensive interactive process are reviewed; the university's conceptual framework for strategic planning is described; and the role of the university's planning…
Andrade, Sally J.
Maintains that a professionally conducted assessment, both quantitative and qualitative, is the beginning of successful strategic planning. Discusses assessment standards and identifies future assessment models for music education. Considers the use of quantitative and qualitative assessments and addresses what should occur during a three-year…
Full Text Available The paper develops two main linked themes: (i strategic planning reveals in practice limits that are hard to overcome; (ii a complete planning system is efficacy only in the framework of a republican political, social and government culture. It is argued that the growing disappointment associated to strategic planning practices, may be due to excessive expectations, and the difficulties encountered by strategic planning are traced to three main issues: (a the relationship between politics and planning; (b the relationship between government and governance; and (c the relationship between space and socioeconomic development. Some authors recently supported an idea of development as consisting in the qualitative evolution of forms of social rationality and argued that a reflection about the relationships between physical transformations and visions of development could be a way of testing innovations. But such strong demands might be satisfied only if we manage to make a 'new social and territorial pact for development', recreating a social fabric imbued with shared values. The re-creation of a social fabric imbued with shared values requires a rich conception of the political community and the possibility that the moral purposes of the community may be incorporated by the state. All this is missing today. Outside a republican scheme planning activities are principally instruments for legitimising vested interests and facilitating their investments, and the resolution of the conflicts that arise between the planning decisions of the various levels of government becomes at least impracticable. A complete planning system can be practised if can be referred to the authority and syntheses expressed in and by statehood, which suggests that in a democratic system planning is republican by necessity rather than by choice.
Guided by clear planning principles, and under the custodial care of a governance council, the model strategic planning process at Carroll Community College is evidence-driven, connected to budget decisions, and continuously refreshed.
Clagett, Craig A.
Full Text Available This article focuses on the strategic planning process and its best practices that is suggested by the literature and also applied by companies. The two cases studied in this paper are two prominent, non-competing companies operating in Malaysia namely UMW Toyota Sdn. Bhd. and the Chemical Company of Malaysia-Fertilizers Division (CCMFD. Applying a comparative qualitative case study research methodology, the major objective of the study is to investigate in depth the different aspects, processes and practices employed by these well-known companies for their strategic planning processes. Using the grounding theory as a framework of analysis, the research findings revealed common as well as distinctive strategic planning practices between the companies under the study. The output of this project is a set of best practices to strategic planning that are followed by UMW Toyota as well as CCMFD. In the light of the findings of this research and also referring to the literature, some recommendations are made for the best practice of strategic planning process in companies.
An ongoing strategic planning process is one of the key elements of the DUMC IAIMS model. A layered advisory committee structure permits issues to be examined from institutional, application and departmental perspectives. With strategic planning, system development mistakes can be minimized and an IAIMS system infrastructure can be financed with investment at the margin.
Stead, William W.; Bird, Warren P.; Carter, Reginald; Elchlepp, Jane; Hammond, W. Edward; Kootsey, J. Mailen; Smith, Peter K.
Full Text Available The business sector has long recognized the contribution of marketing planning in the financial success. The sport sector has begun to recognize the usefulness of strategicmarketing planning as well. Many sport researchers have argued that without the improvement of strategic marketing planning activities, sport will not survive to the competitive environment of the entertainment industry. The purposes of this study are to: (a examine the strategic marketing planning process, and (b propose a strategic marketing planning process for the sport sector and analyze its various elements. If the sport managers follow the proposed strategic marketing planning process, they will be able to handle the complicated sport business environment and deliver higheconomic benefits.
To maintain capabilities in nuclear weapons technologies, the Department of Energy (DOE) has to maintain a plutonium processing facility that meets all the current and emerging standards of environmental regulations. A strategic goal to transform the Plutonium Processing Facility at Los Alamos into an environmentally benign operation is identified. A variety of technologies and systems necessary to meet this goal are identified. Two initiatives now in early stages of implementation are described in some detail. A highly motivated and trained work force and a systems approach to waste minimization and pollution prevention are necessary to maintain technical capabilities, to comply with regulations, and to meet the strategic goal
This Strategic Plan outlines the development of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation in the five year period 1988/89-1992/93. Its formulation is a continuation of the corporate planning process, initiated after the promulgation of the ANSTO Act in April 1987, which culminated in the publication of the ANSTO Corporate Plan, 1987. The Plan constitutes the basis for the development of business plans for each sector of the Organisation
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has developed a marketing plan to define how BPA can be viable and competitive in the future, a result important to BPA`s customers and constituents. The Marketing Plan represents the preferred customer outcomes, marketplace achievements, and competitive advantage required to accomplish the Vision and the Strategic Business Objectives of the agency. The Marketing Plan contributes to successful implementation of BPA`s Strategic Business Objectives (SBOs) by providing common guidance to organizations and activities throughout the agency responsible for (1) planning, constructing, operating, and maintaining the Federal Columbia River Power System; (2) conducting business with BPA`s customers; and (3) providing required internal support services.
United States. Bonneville Power Administration.
This paper aim to discuss some models for formulation and processing of the strategic planning vis-à-vis to support management of main deliberate strategies in public institutions. We researched bibliographies of theories about practices and processes of strategy formation until the development of the document to be followed as "Strategic Plan". The units of analysis are the Audit Courts of the States and Municipalities of Brazil. It was adopted combined methods of literature review, consult...
Flávia de Araújo Silva; Carlos Alberto Gonçalves
Today’s planning dilemmas for the urban fringe in western cities can be perceived of as a struggle between self-organization and control. This is pertinent in times of austerity. Public planning authorities are dependent on cross-sector collaboration in order to enhance the urban development of city areas in the urban fringes, such as brown field and suburbs. Urban planning needs to develop practices of ‘strategic navigation’ (Jean Hillier) in order to come up with new type of responses for this type of dilemma. These practices of navigation emerge in uncertain environments, in which several actors needs to collaborate in order to pool resources and come up with innovative solutions. This paper argues that collaborative innovation leadership as a research field struggles with the same dilemma between control and self-organization as contemporary planning theory. The theoretical discussion leads to the formulation of an analytical model that can be used in future studies of leadership emergence in the urban fringe.
Hansen, Jesper Rohr
Full Text Available Strategic planning is an important element in the organizational success and the key to effectiveness and overall competitiveness of the organizations. Strategic planning practice and effectiveness has been the subject of much academic debate in the Western context, but little empirical research and comparative analysis exists on this subject in emerging and developing countries. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between strategic planning and the organizational effectiveness with the examination of a wider list of strategic planning dimensions and different approaches and measures to assess the strategic planning effectiveness in the case of the Republic of Macedonia, as well as to conduct comparative analysis of the strategic planning effectiveness in different emerging and developing countries. After the initial processing of the total number of received questionnaires, 113 questionnaires proceeded to the next phase of processing, as companies were found to be strategic planners. Two regression models were performed, enclosed with necessary tests, as well as in order to achieve unidimensionality, factor analysis was performed for all stated items for each of the investigated variables. The empirical analysis conducted in Macedonian companies shows that strategic planning can generally contribute to organizational effectiveness. A significant correlation between different strategic planning dimensions and the strategic planning effectiveness was found in the relationship between the formality of strategic planning, the management participation in strategic planning and the employee participation in strategic planning. The comparative analysis conducted in this study with the purpose of comparing the case of Republic of Macedonia with the studies in the other emerging and developing counties, and indicating the probable reasons for potential differences in strategic planning effectiveness in different counties, refers to useful knowledge conclusions. The originality and the value of the study for the literature and theoretical knowledge lies in the attempt for the strategic planning effectiveness to be investigated for first time on the ground of many emerging and developing counties from the regions of Eastern, Central and especially South-Eastern Europe, as well as for a comparative analysis to be conducted with several non-European emerging and developing counties, with useful conclusions about the strategic planning and its relationship with organizational effectiveness Practical implications refer to setting up the different dimensions of the strategic planning practice in a way that will enhance the strategic planning effectiveness and give useful suggestions to managers by focusing their efforts on the effective strategic planning practice. Considering that this study has been conducted in the Republic of Macedonia and that the strategic planning practice can be subject to some contingencies i.e. some cultural and institutional environment influences, much can be done in future research in this direction.
Higher education, like the private sector, is searching for innovative ways to respond to demographic shifts, globalization, greater accountability, and new technologies. New organizational models are needed to meet these challenges. In a rapidly changing world, the development of such models can occur through effective strategic analysis and…
This article suggests that developing a strategic plan, even through a highly participative and data-driven process, is not sufficient to sustain change if implementation of the plan is not monitored as an organizational change event. To the degree that a strategic plan is institutionally transformative, monitoring change during implementation…
Antheil, Jane H.; Spinelli, Stephen, Jr.
The study aimed to measuring the applying degree of the strategic school planning stages at the Governmental high schools from the educational supervisors and principals perspective in the directorates related to Amman city, the study society was formed of the educational supervisors and principals working at Educational directorates related to…
Al-Zboon, Mohammad Saleem; Hasan, Manal Subhi
A process to assess a college's external environment and audit its internal environment in order to pursue options available to postsecondary education is described. Essentially the concept is one of matching opportunities in the external environment with institutional strengths as determined by an internal audit. Strategic planning must consider…
Groff, Warren H.
On January 14, 2004, President George W. Bush announced A Renewed Spirit of Discovery: The President's Vision for U.S. Space Exploration, a new directive for the Nation's space program. The fundamental goal of this directive is "to advance U.S. scientific, security, and economic interests through a robust space exploration program." In issuing it, the President committed the Nation to a journey of exploring the solar system and beyond: returning to the Moon in the next decade, then venturing further into the solar system, ultimately sending humans to Mars and beyond. He challenged NASA to establish new and innovative programs to enhance understanding of the planets, to ask new questions, and to answer questions that are as old as humankind. NASA enthusiastically embraced the challenge of extending a human presence throughout the solar system as the Agency's Vision, and in the NASA Authorization Act of 2005, Congress endorsed the Vision for Space Exploration and provided additional guidance for implementation. NASA is committed to achieving this Vision and to making all changes necessary to ensure success and a smooth transition. These changes will include increasing internal collaboration, leveraging personnel and facilities, developing strong, healthy NASA Centers,a nd fostering a safe environment of respect and open communication for employees at all levels. NASA also will ensure clear accountability and solid program management and reporting practices. Over the next 10 years, NASA will focus on six Strategic Goals to move forward in achieving the Vision for Space Exploration. Each of the six Strategic Goals is clearly defined and supported by multi-year outcomes that will enhance NASA's ability to measure and report Agency accomplishments in this quest.
This document is designed to guide the Environmental Education and Development Branch (EM-522) of the EM Office of Technology (OTD) Development, Technology Integration and Environmental Education Division (EM-52) in planning and executing its program through EM staff, Operations Offices, National Laboratories, contractors, and others.
Full Text Available The use of focus groups to determine patron satisfaction with library resources and services is extensive and well established. This article demonstrates how focus groups can also be used to help shape the future direction of a library as part of the strategic planning process. By responding to questions about their long-term library and information needs, focus group participants at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library contributed an abundance of qualitative patron data that was previously lacking from this process. The selection and recruitment of these patrons is discussed along with the line of questioning used in the various focus group sessions. Of special interest is the way the authors utilized these sessions to mobilize and involve the staff in creating the library's strategic plan. This was accomplished not only by having staff members participate in one of the sessions but also by sharing the project's major findings with them and instructing them in how these findings related to the library's future. The authors' experience demonstrates that focus groups are an effective strategic planning tool for libraries and emphasizes the need to share information broadly, if active involvement of the staff is desired in both the development and implementation of the library's strategic plan.
PRADEEP SHRIRAM BANSODE
As the conditions affecting business and healthcare organizations in the United States have become more turbulent and uncertain, strategic planning has decreased in popularity. Strategic planning is criticized for stiffling creative responses to the new marketplace and for fostering compartmentalized organizations, adherence to outmoded strategies, tunnel vision in strategy formulation, and overemphasis on planning to the detriment of implementation. However, effective strategic planning can be a force for mobilizing all the constituents of an organization, creating discipline in pursuit of a goal, broadening an organization's perspective, improving communication among disciplines, and motivating the organization's workforce. It is worthwhile for healthcare organizations to preserve these benefits of strategic planning at the same time recognizing the many sources of turbulence and uncertainty in the healthcare environment. A model of "strategic cycling" is presented to address the perceived shortcomings of traditional strategic planning in a dynamic environment. The cycling model facilitates continuous assessment of the organization's mission/values/vision and primary strategies based on feedback from benchmark analysis, shareholder impact, and progress in strategy implementation. Multiple scenarios and contingency plans are developed in recognition of the uncertain future. The model represents a compromise between abandoning strategic planning and the traditional, linear model of planning based on progress through predetermined stages to a masterpiece plan. PMID:10621138
Begun, J; Heatwole, K B
Full Text Available Teaching hospitals are undergoing profound and fast changes, especially resulting from the implementation of new policies for health. To achieve their goals and remain competitive, these organizations have been forced to adopt more effective management tools, among which are the elaboration of a strategic plan. The goal of this study is to analyze the influence of leadership in driving the implementation process of strategic planning in a teaching hospital. The study was conducted in the university hospital Prof. Polydoro Ernani de São Thiago from Federal University of Santa Catarina - HU / UFSC, where a semi-structured interview was conducted with the coordinator of the Strategic Planning Team HU / UFSC. Authors Hersey et al (1986, Northouse (2004, Schein (1997 Senge (1999, among others, were grounded theoretically in the theme of leadership. The theory of strategic planning was primarily based on works by authors Ansoff (l991, Hrebiniak (2006 and Pereira (2010. With the research results, we can conclude the great influence that leadership plays in driving the implementation process of strategic planning.
Strategic planning processes, which are commonly used as a tool for region development and territorial structuring, can be harnessed by politicians and public administrations, at the local level, to redesign the regional energy system and encourage renewable energy development and environmental preservation. In this sense, the province of Jaen, a southern Spanish region whose economy is mainly based on olive agriculture, has carried out its strategic plan aiming at a major socioeconomic development. Under the leadership of the provincial government and the University of Jaen, main provincial institutions joined to propose the elaboration of a participatory strategic plan for the whole province. Here, the elaboration of the energy part of the plan, which was directly focused on the exploitation of renewable resources, mainly solar and biomass energy, and which highlights the effectiveness of techniques from business management applied to a sustainable energy model design is presented. Renewable Energy development during the first years of plan execution is presented, and the impact of additional issues is discussed. It is concluded that, although multicriteria decision-making technologies (MCDA) are extensively used in energy planning, a different approach can be utilized to incorporate techniques from strategic analysis. Furthermore, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis has proved to be an effective tool and has constituted a suitable baseline to diagnose current problems and to sketch future action lines. (author)
Terrados, J.; Almonacid, G.; Hontoria, L. [Research Group IDEA, Polytechnics School, Campus Las Lagunillas, Edificio A3, University of Jaen, 23071 Jaen (Spain)
Today, regarding rapid changes in the environment, any organization, institution or country that overlooks its capabilities, strengths and weaknesses, will face real challenges. Strategic planning in organizations is a common response to these challenges which also facilitate achieving goals in an organization. Today, the importance of ICT is increased, which necessitates ICT strategic planning to use ICT in organizations. So, this study aimed to propose ICT strategic plans for Mazandaran pro...
Mohammad Reza Shojaie; Zahra Pashaie Soorkali
Full Text Available Public management offers a variety of answers to public organizations that are willing to undertake a reform process. The ways in which the administrative activity can be made more effective are multiple, from contracting out and performance measurement to public marketing and quality management. One of the most important tools that public institutions can use is strategic planning.
Full Text Available During the last 20 years, geographic information systems (GIS have emerged from the scientific laboratories into the heart of conventional planning practice. During this period, planners have been aggressive adopters and adapters, and strong advocates for local governments deploying GIS. This is true at least in part because GIS provides spatial analysis and manipulation capabilities that align closely with the professional needs of urban and regional planners. GIS technology is currently converging with several other technologies to provide new levels of accessibility and functionality. As GIS use becomes more widespread, planners make up less of the market. The aim of this paper is to study the potential of GIS applications in supporting strategic urban planning process for effective urban governance in sustainable urban development projects in Egypt, and developing the capacity and the empowerment of local administration tools, decision-making and good control for urban areas. As well, to interface the complex problems of urbanization, unplanned and negative impacts on the facilities and services and the environment in general in the cities of developing countries.
Ayman Mohamed Nour
Full Text Available This study considers the similarities between strategic planning and reinforcement learning, then formulates the strategic planning to a reinforcement learning problem and solves it by using reinforcement learning methods. Increasing the environmental cataclysm and variations in today's world enforce all organizations such as universities, to have a strategic thought to increasing the effect answering time to their environmental needs, resource wasting reduction, leading the organization to a clear and executable direction and problem determination in On the other hand internal and external views., computers have a key role in today's life. We try to relate between these two subjects. We use recommended method to computerize the strategic planning design for Noshahr-Chaloos Islamic Azad Universi of the university placed in compositional ty of Iran. The results show that the general strategic positionstrategies. Also the results present using intelligent methods to computerize the strategic planning have a very good future, although it is on beginning of its long path.
Naghi, R. Seyedaghaee
Effective decision making requires a clear methodology, particularly in a complex world of globalisation. Institutions and companies in all disciplines and sectors are faced with increasingly multi-faceted areas of uncertainty which cannot always be effectively handled by traditional strategies. Complex Strategic Choices provides clear principles and methods which can guide and support strategic decision making to face the many current challenges. By considering ways in which planning practices can be renewed and exploring the possibilities for acquiring awareness and tools to add value to strategic decision making, Complex Strategic Choices presents a methodology which is further illustrated by a number of case studies and example applications. Dr. Techn. Steen Leleur has adapted previously established research based on feedback and input from various conferences, journals and students resulting in new material stemming from and focusing on practical application of a systemic approach. The outcome is a coherent and flexible approach named systemic planning. The inclusion of both the theoretical and practical aspects of systemic planning makes this book a key resource for researchers and students in the field of planning and decision analysis as well as practitioners dealing with strategic analysis and decision making. More broadly, Complex Strategic Choices acts as guide for professionals and students involved in complex planning tasks across several fields such as business and engineering.
The purpose of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Strategic Plan is to provide decision makers, project participants, and the public with a high-level overview of the objectives, issues, and strategiesthat impact a decision on the suitability of WIPP as a permanent, safe disposal facility for transuranic (TRU) waste that has resulted from defense activities. This document is a component of an integrated planning process and is a key management tool that is coordinated and consistent with the Secretary's Disposal Decision Plan and the Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) Five-Year Plan. This documentsupports other US Department of Energy (DOE) planning efforts, including the TRU Waste Program. The WIPP Strategic Plan addresses the WIPP Program Test Phase, Disposal Decision, Disposal Phase, and Decommissioning Phase (decontamination and decommissioning). It describes the actions and activities that the DOE will conduct to ensure that WIPP will comply with applicable, relevant, and appropriate requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), State of New Mexico, and other applicable federal and state regulations. It also includes the key assumptions under which the strategy was developed. A comprehensive discussion of the multitude of activities involved in the WIPP Program cannot be adequately presented in this document. The specific details of these activities are presented in other, more detailed WIPP planningdocuments
Full Text Available Today, regarding rapid changes in the environment, any organization, institution or country that overlooks its capabilities, strengths and weaknesses, will face real challenges. Strategic planning in organizations is a common response to these challenges which also facilitate achieving goals in an organization. Today, the importance of ICT is increased, which necessitates ICT strategic planning to use ICT in organizations. So, this study aimed to propose ICT strategic plans for Mazandaran province. For this end, at first using stakeholders' viewpoints, the vision, mission and goals are provided. Then, Internal & External Matrix was suggested and identified factors were ranked using Analytic Network Processing (ANP. Then, concerning strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and using SWOT analysis, ICT strategies were provided. Finally, using QSPM matrix, the strategies were ranked. Regarding this ranking, dedicated budget to ICT in governmental organizations, using integration architecture, developing organizational and inter-organizational information systems, developing mechanisms to absorb national and local financial resources for extending ICT infrastructures and finally concerning ICT trainings for managers and people, were in the top of the list.
Mohammad Reza Shojaie
An airport’s operation and development impacts many stakeholders. Therefore, an airport should be treated as a socio-technical system. An airport operator and its stakeholders should strategically plan and develop the airport together. This dissertation describes the development of the HARMOS Decision Support System that can facilitate such collaborative strategic planning.
Wijnen, R. A. A.
In 2002 President Martin Jischke initiated a new era in strategic planning at Purdue. Under his leadership, strategic planning became a centralized activity with unit plans aligned to the university plan. Strategic goals were designed to have maximum impact, which would be measurable through metrics. Strategic planning at Purdue would be an…
Cunningham, Robin; Eddy, Michael; Pagano, Mark; Ncube, Lisa
Family physicians at Sunnybrook Medical Centre were engaged in a strategic planning process to develop a practice philosophy, mission statement, short-term goals, and plan for future programming. Numerous issues were identified in relation to the need for planning, the successful involvement of family physicians in the planning process, and the traditional relationship between physicians and managers which, in the past, has inhibited productive collaboration. Strategies were developed to over...
Fried, Bruce; Nelson, Wendy
Full Text Available This paper aim to discuss some models for formulation and processing of the strategic planning vis-à-vis to support management of main deliberate strategies in public institutions. We researched bibliographies of theories about practices and processes of strategy formation until the development of the document to be followed as "Strategic Plan". The units of analysis are the Audit Courts of the States and Municipalities of Brazil. It was adopted combined methods of literature review, consultations to the strategic plans of some public institutions, qualitative and quantitative research through interviews and survey. Within public institutions it was identified the favorite models used for the formulation and implementation of organizational strategic plan namely: Grumbach Method, Balanced Scorecard (BSC and Management by Policy. The research results indicate the existence of strong team's beliefs in the effectiveness of the "strategic planning" as a regular practice in a way that provide better overall strategic alignment. It was concluded also that the institutions researched are still in a step of acquiring apprenticeship for this instrumentalization, mainly in respect to put into action the planned actions.Este trabalho discorre sobre alguns modelos adotados na formulação e implementação do Planejamento Estratégico vis-à-vis apoiar a gestão de estratégias propostas como deliberadas em instituições públicas. Foram feitas pesquisas bibliográficas sobre teorias da estratégia e seus processos de formação e elaboração do documento para ser seguido como “plano estratégico”. As unidades de análise foram os tribunaisde contas dos estados e municípios do Brasil. Adotaram-se métodos combinados de pesquisa bibliográfica, consultas aos planos estratégicos de algumas instituições públicas, pesquisas qualitativa e quantitativa por meio de entrevistas e aplicação de questionário como survey. No âmbito das instituições públicas, foram identificados os modelos preferidos para formulação e implementação do plano estratégico, a saber: Método Grumbach, Balanced Scorecard (BSC e Gerenciamento pelas Diretrizes. Os resultados apontam a existência de fortes crenças das equipes quanto à efetividade da prática regular do “Planejamento Estratégico” no sentido de promoverem melhor alinhamento estratégico geral. Concluiu-se também que as instituições pesquisadas ainda estão em fase de aquisição de aprendizagem dessa instrumentalização, principalmente no que tange à execução das ações propostas no planejamento.
Flávia de Araújo Silva
Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has developed a strategic planning tool for the evaluation of the utilization of its unique resources for processing and research and development of nuclear materials. The Planning Tool is a strategic level tool for assessing multiple missions that could be conducted utilizing the SRNL facilities and showcasing the plan. Traditional approaches using standard scheduling tools and laying out a strategy on paper tended to be labor intensive and offered either a limited or cluttered view for visualizing and communicating results. A tool that can assess the process throughput, duration, and utilization of the facility was needed. SRNL teamed with Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, to create the next generation Planning Tool. The goal of this collaboration was to create a simulation based tool that allows for quick evaluation of strategies with respect to new or changing missions, and clearly communicates results to the decision makers. This tool has been built upon a mature modeling and simulation software previously developed by NNS. The Planning Tool provides a forum for capturing dependencies, constraints, activity flows, and variable factors. It is also a platform for quickly evaluating multiple mission scenarios, dynamically adding/updating scenarios, generating multiple views for evaluating/communicating results, and understanding where there are areas of risks and opportunities with respect to capacity. The Planning Tool that has been developed is useful in that it presents a clear visual plan for the missions at the Savannah River Site (SRS). It not only assists in communicating the plans to SRS corporate management, but also allows the area stakeholders a visual look at the future plans for SRS. The design of this tool makes it easily deployable to other facility and mission planning endeavors. (authors)
Magoulas, Virginia; Cercy, Michael [Savannah River National Laboratory, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States); Hall, Irin [Newport News Shipbuilding, 4101 Washington Ave., Newport News, VA 23607 (United States)
The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance on how to develop a strategic plan for a research reactor. The IAEA is convinced of the need for research reactors to have strategic plans and is issuing a series of publications to help owners and operators in this regard. One of these covers the applications of research reactors. That report brings together all of the current uses of research reactors and enables a reactor owner or operator to evaluate which applications might be possible with a particular facility. An analysis of research reactor capabilities is an early phase in the strategic planning process. The current document provides the rationale for a strategic plan, outlines the methodology of developing such a plan and then gives a model that may be followed. While there are many purposes for research reactor strategic plans, this report emphasizes the use of strategic planning in order to increase utilization. A number of examples are given in order to clearly illustrate this function
We are pleased to present the 2001 Hanford Waste Management Program Strategic Plan. This plan supports the newly developed U. S. Department of Energy Site outcomes strategy. The 2001 Plan reflects current and projected needs for Waste Management Program services in support of Hanford Site cleanup, and updates the objectives and actions using new waste stream oriented logic for the strategic goals: (1) waste treatment/processing, storage, and disposal; (2) interfaces; and (3) program excellence. Overall direction for the Program is provided by the Waste Management Division, Office of the Assistant Manager for Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, U. S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office. Fluor Hanford, Inc. is the operating contractor for the program. This Plan documents proactive strategies for planning and budgeting, with a major focus on helping meet regulatory commitments in a timely and efficient manner and concurrently assisting us in completing programs cheaper, better and quicker. Newly developed waste stream oriented logic was incorporated to clarify Site outcomes. External drivers, technology inputs, treatment/processing, storage and disposal strategies, and stream specific strategies are included for the six major waste types addressed in this Plan (low-level waste, mixed low-level waste, contact-handled transuranic waste, remote-handled transuranic waste, liquid waste, and cesium/strontium capsules). The key elements of the strategy psules). The key elements of the strategy are identification and quantification of the needs for waste management services, assessment of capabilities, and development of cost-effective actions to meet the needs and to continuously improve performance. Accomplishment of specific actions as set forth in the Plan depends on continued availability of the required resources and funding. The primary objectives of Plan are: (1) enhance the Waste Management Program to improve flexibility, become more holistic especially by implementing new technologies, be responsive to the customer, and improve control over unknowns through contingency planning; (2) redefine major tasks that must be performed and integrate the relationship of tasks to balance RL operations, Office of River Protection, and off-site customers; (3) enhance readiness to meet all future waste treatment/processing and disposal needs for the Hanford mission; (4) support and justify out-year budget requests; and (5) provide a logical basis for restructuring waste management regulatory commitments and develop more effective tools for meeting those commitments
Describes the creation of a five-year strategic plan for the Rochester branch of the Society for Technical Communication. Finds that the creation of such a plan can help the members of a nonprofit organization gain a sense of direction for their volunteer efforts. Suggests that a structured process, communication with members, training, and annual…
Boyd, Mary C.; Marra, Lori A.; Swanson, Sandra J.
...parties. The goal of this strategic planning process is to define an overarching Vision Statement, Strategic Goals, and Implementation...niehs.nih.gov mission, purpose, direction, goals, leadership, and responsibilities of the Institute. Input received...
This paper proposes a novel method to generate strategic team AI pathfinding plans for computer games and simulations using probabilistic pathfinding. This method is inspired by genetic algorithms (Russell and Norvig, 2002), in that, a fitness function is used to test the quality of the path plans. The method generates high-quality path plans by eliminating the low-quality ones. The path plans are generated by probabilistic pathfinding, and the elimination i...
Chaudhari, Narendra S.; Prakash, Edmond C.; John, Tng C. H.
Full Text Available This study on the use of strategic planning tools and techniques in the Sultanate of Oman aims to contribute to theresearch on strategic planning processes. Currently, only a few research studies have been conducted on strategicplanning in developing countries, especially in the Middle East. Almost no evidence of such research exists tounderstand the extent of the use of strategic planning tools and techniques in the Sultanate of Oman. The studyused a questionnaire to ask about 14 strategic planning tools and techniques. Twenty organizations in Oman thathave a written strategic plan comprised the sample population. The data were collected from heads ofdepartments and sections, directors, managers, and advisors directly involved in the strategic planning process.The analysis shows that the most commonly used strategic planning tools employed by organizations in Oman arebenchmarking, followed by stakeholders analysis and then strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats(SWOT analysis, while the Delphi technique, experience curve, Porter’s five forces, and what-if analysistechniques were the least commonly used. Considering the segmentation of organizations, one can see that thefinancial sector and business groups use the tools most frequently whereas the single- and family-ownershipgroups have limited use of strategic planning tools. On average, almost 30% of the organizations in Oman never orvery rarely uses strategic planning tools. This paper provides an understanding of strategic planning in Oman andsupplies the missing links in the previous studies conducted on strategic planning.
Full Text Available This paper proposes a novel method to generate strategic team AI pathfinding plans for computer games and simulations using probabilistic pathfinding. This method is inspired by genetic algorithms (Russell and Norvig, 2002, in that, a fitness function is used to test the quality of the path plans. The method generates high-quality path plans by eliminating the low-quality ones. The path plans are generated by probabilistic pathfinding, and the elimination is done by a fitness test of the path plans. This path plan generation method has the ability to generate variation or different high-quality paths, which is desired for games to increase replay values. This work is an extension of our earlier work on team AI: probabilistic pathfinding (John et al., 2006. We explore ways to combine probabilistic pathfinding and genetic algorithm to create a new method to generate strategic team AI pathfinding plans.
Narendra S. Chaudhari
Full Text Available The present article analyzes the concept of strategic environmental assessment (SEA and its role in the development of local transportation strategies and plans, investigating how SEA acts as an effective tool to integrate environmental issues into transportation planning. The paper provides with useful advice for local authorities on how to comply with the European and national legislation requirements in the environmental permitting process for transportation plans. At the same time, it points out useful information for practitioners in the field of the strategic environmental assessment in the elaboration of the Environmental Report, as the key factor in SEA procedure.
Full Text Available Balanced Scorecard (BSC is a system of management and an instrument of strategic planning, spread within business and industry, in state public institutions, as well as in non-profit institutions. BSC improves external and internal communication and also monitors the performance of an organization starting from its strategic objectives.In the past, BSC played the part of performance measurement. Lateron, the BSC concept evolved and fully became an instrument of strategic planning.This article tries to achieve a translation of the concepts into official statistics, identifying concrete measures to be done and measured by an organization. It is useful for the execution of the organization strategy.It is estimated that the new modern approach of strategic management, respectively BSC, allows the national institutes of statistics to clarify the vision and strategy and translated them into actions.
Temporary housing programmes suffer from excessively high cost, late delivery, poor location, improper unit designs and other inherent issues. These issues can be attributed in part to a prevalence of ad hoc tactical planning, rather than pre-disaster strategic planning, for reconstruction undertaken by governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the chaotic post-disaster environment. An analysis of the process and outcomes from six case studies of temporary housing programmes after disasters in Turkey and Colombia in 1999, Japan in 1995, Greece in 1986, Mexico in 1985, and Italy in 1976 yields information about the extent to which strategic planning is employed in temporary housing programmes, as well as common issues in temporary housing. Based on an understanding of these common issues, this paper proposes a framework for strategic planning for temporary housing that identifies organisational designs and available resources for temporary housing before the disaster, but allows modifications to fit the specific post-disaster situation. PMID:18028163
Full Text Available SciELO Chile | Language: English Abstract in english Strategic management of Information Technology (IT) has long been regarded as a critical component of business performance. This study addresses two objectives. Firstly we investigate the practice and effectiveness of Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) as a function of strategic managemen [...] t in 29 large Australian organizations. Secondly we review these results through a theoretical lens established by Segars et al. (1998) who identified six dimensions that provide a structured approach to reviewing the SISP process. Our results show that SISP was widely used in these 29 organizations in aspects such as planning associated with strategic IS investment and application, and whilst the theoretical review generally supported the literature, some amendments are required to the participation and focus dimensions suggested by Segars et al. (1998). Such results have implications for both practitioners and researchers.
Carla L, Wilkin; Narciso, Cerpa.
Full Text Available Strategic management of Information Technology (IT has long been regarded as a critical component of business performance. This study addresses two objectives. Firstly we investigate the practice and effectiveness of Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP as a function of strategic management in 29 large Australian organizations. Secondly we review these results through a theoretical lens established by Segars et al. (1998 who identified six dimensions that provide a structured approach to reviewing the SISP process. Our results show that SISP was widely used in these 29 organizations in aspects such as planning associated with strategic IS investment and application, and whilst the theoretical review generally supported the literature, some amendments are required to the participation and focus dimensions suggested by Segars et al. (1998. Such results have implications for both practitioners and researchers.
This article describes the Mayo Arizona process for developing an information technology strategic plan. The background of organizational events that gave rise to this strategic planning process is presented. A cross-functional team of key IT stakeholders was convened; the team used a facilitated process to derive a pro forma set of IT strategic objectives from the larger organization's emerging strategic plan. A broad set of leadership interviews was conducted to further identify detailed objectives that would confirm, complement, or conflict with the "strawperson." The IT strategic objectives then were refined and published by the organization. The article also describes the annual process of reviewing the IT strategic plan and translating it to a set of tactical objectives. This includes the committee structure for project prioritization, which is guided by the IT strategic plan. The outcome of the prioritization process is a five-year IT tactical plan, which is used to communicate the IT action plan for achievement of the strategic objectives. The strategic and tactical plans have resulted in stronger ownership and advocacy of IT activities by organizational leadership and a clearer view of the impact of technology on the organization's strategic plan. PMID:16045083
Frey, Keith; Cranmer, John Jack; Kirby, Lani J; Lenko, Paul H; Vrabel, Amy Z
Due to a progressive market shift to a customer-driven environment, the influence of engineering changes on the product's market success is becoming more prominent. This situation affects many long lead-time product industries including aircraft manufacturing. Derivative development has been the key strategy for many aircraft manufacturers to survive the competitive market and this trend is expected to continue in the future. Within this environment of design adaptation and variation, the main market advantages are often gained by the fastest aircraft manufacturers to develop and produce their range of market offerings without any costly mistakes. This realization creates an emphasis on the efficiency of the redesign process, particularly on the handling of engineering changes. However, most activities involved in the redesign process are supported either inefficiently or not at all by the current design methods and tools, primarily because they have been mostly developed to improve original product development. In view of this, the main goal of this research is to propose an aircraft redesign methodology that will act as a decision-making aid for aircraft designers in the change implementation planning of derivative developments. The proposed method, known as Strategic Planning of Engineering Changes (SPEC), combines the key elements of the product redesign planning and change management processes. Its application is aimed at reducing the redesign risks of derivative aircraft development, improving the detection of possible change effects propagation, increasing the efficiency of the change implementation planning and also reducing the costs and the time delays due to the redesign process. To address these challenges, four research areas have been identified: baseline assessment, change propagation prediction, change impact analysis and change implementation planning. Based on the established requirements for the redesign planning process, several methods and tools that are identified within these research areas have been abstracted and adapted into the proposed SPEC method to meet the research goals. The proposed SPEC method is shown to be promising in improving the overall efficiency of the derivative aircraft planning process through two notional aircraft system redesign case studies that are presented in this study.
Romli, Fairuz Izzuddin
The Value Engineering (VE) Methodology is an effective tool for business or project strategic planning. In conjunction with the “Balanced Scorecard Approach” (Drs. Robert Kaplan, PhD, and David Norton, PhD, from the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative/Palladium Group), function analysis can be used to develop strategy maps and scorecards. The FAST diagram provides an integrated approach to strategy map development by formulating a cause and effect relationship and establishing the “how” and “why” behind the strategy map. By utilizing the VE Job Plan, one is able to move from strategic thinking all the way through to execution of the strategy.
Margie Jeffs; Lori Braase; Alison Conner; Darcie Martinson; Jodi Grgich
This article is on pages 113 and 116-120 of the PDF file. This article presents a summary of the APS five year stratigic plan based on membership surveys, financial analysis and observations compiled by an independent consulting firm. The plan contains 12 topics which reflect the direction and improvements APS leadership wishes to see occur.
In 2011 the Tribe was awarded funds from the Department of Energy to formulate the Soboba Strategic Tribal Energy Plan. This will be a guiding document used throughout the planning of projects focused on energy reduction on the Reservation. The Soboba Strategic Tribal Energy Plan's goal is to create a Five Year Energy Plan for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians in San Jacinto, California. This plan will guide the decision making process towards consistent progress leading to the Tribal goal of a 25% reduction in energy consumption in the next five years. It will additionally outline energy usage/patterns and will edentify areas the Tribe can decrease energy use and increase efficiency. The report documents activities undertaken under the grant, as well as incldues the Tribe's strategif energy plan.
Miller, Kim [EPA Specialist
On December 13, 2011, Luc Oursel, CEO, and Pierre Aubouin, Chief Financial Officer presented the group's strategic plan for the period 2012-2016. The plan has been drawn up collectively and is based on a thorough-going analysis and a realistic assessment of perspectives for all group activities and associated resources. Development of nuclear and renewable energies: the fundamentals are unchanged. In this context, the German decision remains an isolated case and the great majority of nuclear programs around the world have been confirmed. More conservative in its projections than the International Energy Agency, the group expects growth of 2.2% annually, reaching 583 GW of installed nuclear capacity by 2030, against 378 GW today. However, the Fukushima accident will lead to delays in launching new programs. 'Action 2016' plan aims to consolidate AREVA's leadership in nuclear energy and become a leading player in renewable energy. The group's strategic action plan 'Action 2016' is based on the following strategic choices: - commercial priority given to value creation, - selectivity in investments, - strengthening of the financial structure. These demand an improvement in the group's performance by 2015. This plan makes nuclear safety a strategic priority for the industrial and commercial performance of the group. This ambitious performance plan for the period 2012-2016 will give the group the wherewithal to withstand a temporary slowdown in the market resulting from the Fukushima accident and to deliver safe and sustainable growth of the business. The plan sets out the strategic direction for the group's employees for the years ahead: taking advantage of the expected growth in nuclear and renewable energies, targeted investment programs, and return to self-financing as of 2014
This Strategic Plan for ANSTO is the result of major reviews of its processes, capabilities, activities, performance and structures. It responds to the views of its stakeholders to provide Australia with the capacity to benefit from the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Five core areas are identified. Within these areas, the quality services are being delivered and the development of knowledge has the potential for generating future economic benefits, as well as for sustaining essential nuclear-related capabilities. In addition, the strategic plan provides the framework through which ANSTO will provide specific, on demand scientific services to government, industry, academia and research organisations. The plan sets out objectives and strategies which the Board and ANSTO staff believe will ensure that the organisation will continue to fulfil its mission. The plan also identifies the planning processes and the mechanisms for performance evaluation
This Strategic Plan for ANSTO is the result of major reviews of its processes, capabilities, activities, performance and structures. It responds to the views of its stakeholders to provide Australia with the capacity to benefit from the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Five core areas are identified. Within these areas, the quality services are being delivered and the development of knowledge has the potential for generating future economic benefits, as well as for sustaining essential nuclear-related capabilities. In addition, the strategic plan provides the framework through which ANSTO will provide specific, on demand scientific services to government, industry, academia and research organisations. The plan sets out objectives and strategies which the Board and ANSTO staff believe will ensure that the organisation will continue to fulfil its mission. The plan also identifies the planning processes and the mechanisms for performance evaluation
Full Text Available Strategic planning is important for strategic management of companies. The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of strategic planning on financial performance of major industrial enterprises of Turkey. Our findings show that many domestic and foreign firms in our sample have a strategic process in place. It is an annual process and considered a very important organizational activity. This paper is one of the few studies to examine the strategic planning process in a sample of firms from a transitional economy. It can be considered a longitudinal study because it examines a set of institutions to identify changes in their performance over time, as they incorporate the use of strategic tools in a dynamic competitive environment. The findings of this study provide a contribution to our understanding of the nature and practice of strategic planning in Turkish companies and possibilities of correlations between their efforts and performance.
Alev M Efendioglu
Full Text Available Strategic planning is the most important and fundamental step in moving organizations to become more performance-oriented. An effective strategic planning system requires the strategic planning process to be linked with other management processes in an organization. This study investigates the strategic planning process to see how it is linked to other critical decision-making processes in a tax administration. Such study, specifically for tax administrations in developing countries is lacking in the literature. Data for this study was collected through interviews with tax officials of the Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC which administers the indirect taxes. On the overall, the results reveal that the practices of the strategic planning system at RMC are similar to those of the international revenue bodies. However, some elements in the strategic planning process are inconsistent with the international practices and needed improvements. These are the areas related to stakeholders’ involvement in the strategic planning process, evaluation process of the strategic plan, resources issues, and performance measurement activities. Reflecting on the problems faced by RMC in achieving its strategic goals and objectives, the main issues are related to the lack of resources and lack of commitment from the tax employees.
Dr. Muzainah Mansor
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is a government-owned stockpile of crude oil intended to serve as a buffer against possible oil market disruptions. The overall purpose of this project is to develop and apply improved models and tools for SPR management. Current project efforts emphasize developing new modeling tools to explicitly and flexibly portray oil market uncertainty and SPR planning risk.
Full Text Available This paper investigates the emergence of community strategic planning in the New South Wales (NSW local government sector, against the backdrop of a series of broad influences ranging from increased interest in participatory democracy through to sustainable infrastructure provision. It provides an understanding of how community strategic planning has evolved over the past few decades to embody these influences. The paper concludes with reflections on some common challenges and opportunities experienced by local councils in NSW that have undertaken voluntary community strategic planning or are in the process of developing community strategic plans. Given underlying similarities in the emergence of participatory long-term strategic planning in local government around the world, many of the experiences associated with the preparation of community strategic plans in the NSW context are likely to be of relevance to those undertaking similar processes in other jurisdictions.
The SPIS methodology provides methods and techniques of developing an information system (IS) that would correspond with the requirements of an organization. The result of its application is the strategic plan of IS development that would meet the future needs. As is the case in the methodology of the strategic planning in general, the primary drawback to the strategic planning of the information system is the lack of efficient control of implementation of the strategic plan, and this is p...
Marko Hell; Stjepan Vida?i?; Josip Brumec
The purpose of this paper is to explore the strategic behavior of travel agencies in Romania and their strategy development process before and during the current economic crisis. Using 88 in-depth interviews with Romanian managers of travel agencies of different sizes, we pursued the understanding the extent to which they use strategic management, the role of strategic management on leading travel agencies before and during the crisis, and the changes of their strategic planning process due t...
Tuclea, Claudia E.; Vasile, Dragos C.; Schiopu, Andreea F.; Monica Marin
Full Text Available This paper presents a first application trial of designing a strategic plan depending on dynamic workflow. When designing such strategic plan, it is important to study carefully the organization types. The significant difference of this proposed model from previous studies is that these studies concentrate on day-to-day work while this model is applicable for long-term time strategic plan. The proposed strategic plan is analyzed against different planning parameters and showed that it is considered as a core work for different organizations instead of being a marginal work as in the traditional strategic plans. The proposed strategic planning helps planers to adjust human resources involved in that plan. Also this strategic plan is applied successfully in Free Zone Company in Jordan which is related to products with free tax.
Ziad Mohammad Abu-Hamour
This paper considers the power system restoration planning problem (PSRPP) for disaster recovery, a fundamental problem faced by all populated areas. PSRPPs are complex stochastic optimization problems that combine resource allocation, warehouse location, and vehicle routing considerations. Furthermore, electrical power systems are complex systems whose behavior can only be determined by physics simulations. Moreover, these problems must be solved under tight runtime constraints to be practical in real-world disaster situations. This work is three fold: (1) it formalizes the specification of PSRPPs; (2) introduces a simple optimization-simulation hybridization necessary for solving PSRPPs; and (3) presents a complete restoration algorithm that utilizes the strengths of mixed integer programming, constraint programming, and large neighborhood search. This paper studied a novel problem in the field of humanitarian logistics, the Power System Restoration Problem (PSRPP). The PSRPP models the strategic planning process for post disaster power system recovery. The paper proposed a multi-stage stochastic hybrid optimization algorithm that yields high quality solutions to real-world benchmarks provided by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The algorithm uses a variety of technologies, including MIP, constraint programming, and large neighborhood search, to exploit the structure of each individual optimization subproblem. The experimental results on hurricane disaster benchmarks indicate that the algorithm is practical from a computational standpoint and produce significant improvements over existing relief delivery procedures.
Bent, Russell W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Van Hententyck, Pascal [BROWN UNIV.; Coffrin, Carleton [BROWN UNIV.
Traditionally forest planning is divided into a hierarchy of planning phases. Strategic planning is conducted to make decisions about sustainable harvest levels while taking into account legislation and policy issues. Within the frame of the strategic plan, the purpose of tactical planning is to schedule harvest operations to specific areas in the immediate few years and on a finer time scale than in the strategic plan. The operative phase focuses on scheduling harvest crews on a monthly or w...
The scale and complexity of research and practices of open innovation mandate a correspondingly sophisticated form of decision making. Strategic Planning Decisions brings together a number of tools that ease the decision process in technology companies, providing both conceptual frameworks and practical applications. Innovative approaches are presented such as an ontology-based model where all the relevant aspects of a potential technology are interrelated to provide a comprehensive and logically connected data pool for decision makers. Divided into two sections, Strategic Planning Decisions describe both strategic approaches using the decision tools, and tactical approaches. Some of these tools are expanded while some others are embedded in a model that will lay the ground for practical application. These include: · bibliometric analysis, · ontology, · roadmapping, · lead user, six sigma, and · multi-actor & multi-object...
Daim, Tugrul; Beyhan, Berna; Basoglu, Nuri
This paper reports that the western states have found strategic planning to be an effective approach for identifying activities, and the appropriate sequencing of activities, that should be undertaken in the development of a transportation system for shipping high-level waste and spent nuclear fuel to a repository or monitored retrievable storage (MRS) facility. The Western Interstate Energy Board's High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee works with the U.S. Department of Energy pursuant to a cooperative agreement on the development of a safe, publicly-acceptable transportation system. The Committee has developed a Strategic Plan and Schedule which: guides the scheduling and prioritization of the Committee's work; enhances understanding of the complex and interrelated activities that states believe should be undertaken in developing a transportation system for high-level radioactive materials; and provides states with an appropriate structure for evaluating DOE's responsiveness to state needs
Full Text Available The article justifies the necessity of introduction of management of regional development of strategic planning. It focuses on importance of the complex work on creation of regulatory and legal, organisational and educational grounds of these activity and also availability of social and material motivation for this activity to become necessary, mandatory and sensitive. The article is devoted to theoretical, methodological and applied issues of formation and realisation of the regional environmental policy. It justifies theoretical essence of the “regional environmental policy” notion. It offers priority directions of the regional ecological policy. It shows that strategic planning of the regional development is based on assessment of competitive advantages and shortcomings of a region and also opportunities and threats with respect to its further development and is considered as one of the most prospective and efficient mechanisms of realisation of the long-term regional environmental policy under conditions of global integration.
Chernyhivska Anna V.
Full Text Available Recent planning practice in post-communist cities indicates a growing interest in strategic spatial planning. In their search for new planning paradigms and more flexible approaches to city planning, municipalities in post-communist cities have embraced strategic planning as a way to involve residents, the business community and various stakeholders in defining a vision for the future. Drawing on the experience of six capital cities – Prague, St Petersburg, Vilnius, Sofia, Budapest and Riga – this article outlines the essential characteristics of the process (planning and the product (a strategic plan. It establishes clear links between the strategic development process, its institutional framework and the hierarchical structure of goals, objectives and actions. Using a framework for strategic spatial planning in the context of rapid economic, social and governance change, the study evaluates the results of the process, focusing on “what” and “how” in the complex reality of planning. The framework applies the traditional strategic planning model, which establishes relationships between past, present and future to design alternative strategies for plan implementation, but in a much more unstable and unpredictable institutional environment. The research highlights the responsiveness of strategic planning to transition imperatives and its ability to define contextually appropriate multidimensional strategies for the spatial development of post-communist cities.
In February 2005 the Aroostook Band of Micmacs submitted a grant application to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Tribal First Steps Program. The purpose of the application was to request funding and technical assistance to identify and document Tribal energy issues, develop a Tribal energy vision, evaluate potential energy opportunities, and to develop an action plan for future Tribal energy activities. The grant application was subsequently funded by DOE, and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs hired an energy consultant to assist with completion of the project. In addition to identification and documentation of Tribal energy issues, and the development of a Tribal energy vision, the potential for wind energy development on Tribal land, and residential energy efficiency issues were thoroughly evaluated.
The FSA Five-Year Strategic Plan is a roadmap for FY 2004-2008 that identifies five long-range strategic objectives, tactical short-term goals, and performance management initiatives. In working toward the goals outlined in the plan, FSA will address a number of key challenges, including legacy system migration, business process re-engineering,…
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Strategic Planning is a very popular decision-making framework and process for public management. However, theoretically the relationship between ‘strategic planning’ and ‘strategic management’ has been extremely debated as these two concepts have been appeared in some literature interchangeably. The paper is an attempt to see the real relationship between ‘strategic planning’ and ‘strategic management’. Methods: The paper has been written on the basis of qualitative method. The City of Ottawa has been considered as a case to see how the city authority treats strategic planning and strategic management in practice. In fact, the article outlines the theoretical and practical relationship of these two important concepts at municipal level. Results: It appears that strategic planning is an inevitable element of strategic management, which generally appears after strategic formulation. Therefore, strategic planning and strategic management are not the same , though the two terms have been used interchangeably in many literatures. Conclusion: The emergent urbanization and globalization have resulted in municipal governments moving towards strategic planning. The process of strategic planning is multi-layered and complex. The planning should be tied to strategic management to achieve strategic goals and objectives.
Key words: City of Ottawa, Municipal Government, Strategic Analysis, Strategic Management, Strategic Planning
Résumé Objectif : La planification stratégique est un cadre populaire de la prise de décision et un processus du management public. Néanmoins, la relation entre la « planification stratégique » et le « management stratégique » a déjà été discuté profondément, car les deux concepts sont apparus interchangeablement dans des documents. L’article présent tente d’éclairer la relation entre la « planification stratégique » et le « management stratégique ». Méthodes : L’article présent est accompli sur la base de la méthode qualitative. La ville d’Ottawa est considérée comme un exemple pour étudier comment l’autorité municipale procède à la «planification stratégique » et au « management stratégique » dans la pratique. En fait, l’article présent résume la relation théorique et pratique entre les deux concepts au niveau municipal. Résultat : Il semble que la planification stratégique est un élément inévitable du management stratégique, qui apparaît généralement après la formulation stratégique. Ainsi, la planification stratégique et le management stratégique ne sont pas la même chose, bien que ces deux concepts sont utilisés interchangeablement dans certains documents. Conclusion : L’urbanisation et la globalisation émergentes font que le gouvernement municipal se tourne vers la planification stratégique. Le processus de la planification stratégique est complexe et de multi-ordres. La planification doit s’attacher au management stratégique pour réaliser les buts et objectives stratégiques
Mots-Clés: ville d’Ottawa, gouvernement municipal, analyse stratégique, management stratégique, planification stratégique
S.M. Humayun KABIR
The tragedy that was unleashed when hurricane Katrina hit the United States southern coast and most particularly New Orleans is still being examined. Regardless of the allocation of blame for the response, or lack thereof, several very important components of what needs to be included in effective strategic, management, and response plans were revealed in the aftermath. The first tenet is to be sure not to make the problem worse. In other words, the goal is to prevent emergencies from becoming a disaster that subsequently grows to a catastrophe. Essential components that need to be addressed start with protection and rescue of affected people. Several characteristics of an effective strategic plan that will address saving lives include leadership, continuity of government and business, effective communications, adequate evacuation plans and security of electronic infrastructure. Katrina analysis confirms that the process to integrate all the components is too complex to be accomplished ad hoc. This presentation will outline objective methodology to successfully integrate the various facets that comprise an effective strategic plan, management plan, and tactical plans.(author)
Strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat (SWOT) analysis has been in use since the 1960s as a tool to assist strategic planning in various types of enterprises including those in the construction industry. While still widely used, the approach has called for improvements to make it more helpful in strategic management. The project described in this paper aimed to study whether the process to convert a SWOT analysis into a strategic plan could be assisted with some simple rationally quantit...
A team of senior managers from across the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), working with the Office of Information Resources Management (IRM), has completed an NRC Strategic Information Technology (IT) Plan. The Plan addresses three major areas: (1) IT Program Management, (2) IT Infrastructure, and (3) Information and Applications Management. Key recommendations call for accelerating the replacement of Agency workstations, implementing a new document management system, applying business process reengineering to selected Agency work processes, and establishing an Information Technology Council to advise the Director of IRM
The objectives of this research work are to learn how to make a strategic marketing plan and design a strategic marketing plan for the Sparkle International English School. The strategic marketing plan is developed in order to help the Sparkle International English School to develop its business. I studied previous research and literature on the concept of internal analysis, external analysis, and SWOT analysis for the theoretical discussions of this research work. This research work als...
PT. Venturium System Indonesia is a company engaged in IT solutions which serves IT solution for their customers from banking firms in Indonesia. This purpose of this research is to develop a Strategic IT planning for PT. Venturium System Indonesia in accordance with the strategic plan. The applied research method is a framework for IT Strategic Planning of John Ward and Joe Peppard and Enterprise Architecture documentation from Scott A. Bernard. This research uses SWOT analysis and IT Balanc...
Lola Oktavia; Ford Lumban Gaol
Full Text Available In the era of globalization organizations productivity achievement not only determined by existing manpower skill, ability, age and experience mix but also adding value to company competitiveness. What you have to day never be guarantee for tomorrow. Because we live in uncertain and ever changing environment that always need care and seeing unforeseen future events. Globalization, cultural, demographic, social structure changes, technological dynamisms make strategic human resource planning imperative. Just failing to address potential threats in the markets or service place can jeopardizing the validity of your business, failing to anticipate personnel need can impact on overall business or services. HR planning is one way to buffer future environment uncertainties. But this complex activity never happen in vacuum or sterile environment therefore immediate and urgent strategic concern for enabling factors such as organizational culture, building good HR posture through HR architecture and using appropriate measurement tool for instance balanced scorecard is mandatory to gain value from it. Investments in HR technologies are corner stone for proactive planning in HR and that will change the total direction of your organization to boost on competitive world.
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Enterprise - process: aplicación basada en computador para obtener la matriz proceso - organización durante la plantación estratégica de sistemas de información / Enterprise-process: computer-based application for obtaining a process-organisation matrix during strategic information system planning
Full Text Available SciELO Colombia | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Se ha publicado bastante sobre metodologías para la planeación estratégica en informática. Estos métodos son diseñados para ayudar a los administradores de sistemas de información a integrar sus estrategias con las de la empresa. La teoría clásica Business System Planning for Strategical Alignment ( [...] BSP/SA) se destaca porque proporciona a los sistemas de información un papel reactivo respecto a los objetivos y estrategia de la empresa. BSP/SA ha sido descrita en términos de fases y tareas específicas. El objetivo principal de este trabajo es dar a conocer una herramienta computacional que automatiza una de las tareas más importantes de la metodología BSP/SA, la matriz proceso-organización. Esta matriz permite almacenar información sobre los niveles de responsabilidades presentes entre los cargos y los procesos. La automatización de esta tarea ha facilitado a los estudiantes el proceso de análisis de la matriz proceso-organización, durante el desarrollo de los talleres de planeación estratégica en informática para la asignatura de gestión y gerencia de sistemas (Ingeniería de Sistemas - Universidad Nacional de Colombia). También se han mejorado los resultados obtenidos en los talleres. Finalmente, con el presente trabajo se pretende incentivar el desarrollo de software como apoyo a las tareas de planeación estratégica en informática. Abstract in english A lot of material has been published about strategic information system planning (SISP) methodologies. These methods are designed to help information system planners to integrate their strategies with organisational strategies. Classic business system planning for strategical alignment (BSP/SA) theo [...] ry stands out because it provides information systems with a reactive role regarding an organisation’s objectives and strategy. BSP/SA has been described in terms of phases and the specific tasks within them. This work was aimed at presenting a computer-based application automating one of the most important tasks in BSP/SA methodology (process-organisation matrix). This matrix allows storing information about the levels of present responsibilities in positions and processes. Automating this task has facilitated students’ analysing the process-organisation matrix during SISP workshops forming part of the Systems Management course (Systems Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia). Improved results have thus arisen from such workshops. The present work aims to motivate software development for supporting SISP tasks.
José Alirio, Rondón; Félix Antonio, Cortés Aldana; Edisson, Zárate Caro.
Full Text Available In public services, the political component of the marketing environment has a major importance, as all decisions adopted within central administration influence both the objectives and measures implemented by units of local government and other public service providers. Any discontinuity in the activity of such entities might result in neglecting the real needs of citizens and slowing the reform process in the public sector. Therefore, all initiatives of public organizations must have a unitary goal and integrate harmoniously within a single process. A tool from the management-marketing literature that both contributes to this purpose and leads to an increased customer satisfaction and organizational performance is strategic marketing planning. This paper presents, firstly, requirements and particularities of this process in the public sector, focusing on the need for bottom-up planning, meaning from the functional levels of public service organizations, to the corporate level, where strategic decisions are taken. To achieve this goal, there should be included in the planning process the clients and other audiences, which can provide useful information about the services they want, the quality or the accessibility thereof, and news about the services they need in the future. There are also mentioned the factors that can influence the quality of strategic marketing planning in public services domain: the importance of marketing within the organization, marketing knowledge of employees in marketing departments and/or of management personnel, the efficiency of activities within the organization, and the managerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s marketing vision. In the final part of the paper there are presented the stages of the conceptual model of strategic marketing planning in public services field: (1 accepting the idea of bottom-up planning, (2 avoid or eliminate discrepancies between measures taken at high levels and executions carried out at operational levels, (3 formation of work teams, setting tasks of members and appointment of a coordinator, (4 data collection, (5 establishment of strategic alternatives, based on information gathered from the market, (6 choosing the optimal strategy, which will lead to achieving the objectives set in an earlier phase and (7 establish and implement marketing programs.
Ionescu Florin Tudor
The article identifies and explores some essential characteristics of DIY-urbanism and discusses its implications for everyday tactics in the city, for new forms of sociality and for urban planning. It demonstrates and explores the new interest in DIY urbanism from both a tactical and a strategic level. Through studies of bottom up urban design contributions, performative urban activism and participatory planning processes the article unfolds the implications of DIY urbanism in terms of how it applies tactics for the appropriation of space, how it reassembles urban materiality and site specific qualities, how it works with a performative and processual aesthetic.
Fabian, Louise; Samson, Kristine
NANA Strategic Energy Plan summary NRC, as an Alaska Native Corporation, has committed to addressing the energy needs for its shareholders. The project framework calls for implicit involvement of the IRA Councils in the Steering Committee. Tribal Members, from the NRC to individual communities, will be involved in development of the NANA Energy Plan. NRC, as the lead tribal entity, will serve as the project director of the proposed effort. The NRC team has communicated with various governmental and policy stakeholders via meetings and discussions, including Denali Commission, Alaska Energy Authority, and other governmental stakeholders. Work sessions have been initiated with the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, the NW Arctic Borough, and Kotzebue Electric Association. The NRC Strategic Energy Plan (SEP) Steering committee met monthly through April and May and weekly starting in June 2008 in preparation of the energy summit that was held from July 29-31, 2008. During preparations for the energy summit and afterwards, there was follow through and development of project concepts for consideration. The NANA regional energy summit was held from July 29-31, 2008, and brought together people from all communities of the Northwest Arctic Borough. The effort was planned in conjunction with the Alaska Energy Authority’s state-wide energy planning efforts. Over $80,000 in cash contributions was collected from various donors to assist with travel from communities and to develop the summit project. Available funding resources have been identified and requirements reviewed, including the Denali Commission, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and the Alaska Energy Authority. A component of the overall plan will be a discussion of energy funding and financing. There are current project concepts submitted, or are ready for submittal, in the region for the following areas: • Wind-diesel in Deering, Buckland, Noorik, and Kiana areas; potential development around Red Dog mine. • Biomass Feasibility analysis in the upper Kobuk; • Run of the river hydroelectric development for the Upper Kobuk; • Solar photovoltaic (PV) power demonstration projects for Noatak, Ambler, Selawik, Kiana, and Noorvik; • Heat Recovery for several communities; In September 2008, the NRC team participated at the Alaska Rural Energy Conference in Girdwood, Alaska In November 2008, the NRC team gave a presentation on the NANA regional energy plans at a DOE Tribal Energy Program conference in Denver, Colorado. In January 2009, the final SEP report was submitted to NRC.
Jay Hermanson; Brian Yanity
Full Text Available A large part of country's economy in the new era is based on knowledge and intellectual activities produced in universities. In recent years, the concepts related to strategic management have been issued in the universities of our country and some of them have attempted to exploit strategic management benefits in order to manage their activities more efficiently. Nowadays, increasing growth of organizations and competition for gaining more market share has doubled the necessity of appropriate strategic plans. Generally, grand strategies are threefold: aggressive strategies, defensive strategies and stability strategies. This research investigate inner environment (strengths and weaknesses of Bojnourd Islamic Azad University, using SWOT analysis. In rating inner factors Fuzzy hierarchy analysis was used in which factor's weight was calculated by hierarchy analysis and using QSB software. The results showed that in strategic planning strengths were more important that weaknesses. In weaknesses set, lack of scientific - research in most training departments and in strengths set the existence of rather young and efficient faculty had the first priority and rank.
A broad range of scientific goals and a similarly diverse set of consumers drive the informatics requirements and computing needs of the JGI. The scope of work in this area encompasses not only the informatics and analysis pipelines in support of the PGF sequence production, but also the integration of data from a variety of sources and sophisticated large scale analyses led by investigators within JGI and driven by the user science community. In laying out a forward looking strategy, the full range of these activities need to be examined together to build a comprehensive program that will serve as a catalyst for the DOE research community. The science landscape envisioned in the overall strategic plan calls for significantly increasing the throughput of microbial genomes sequenced to cover their phylogenetic space and building a set of finished reference plant genomes to enable DOE relevant science. Additionally, the established impact of microbial communities on global energy cycles and their potential in remediation endeavors, warrant building upon JGI's established expertise in metagenomic analysis. Not only is each of these program areas relevant and exciting in their own right, but they also can and should be undertaken in a way that allows synthesis across domains (e.g. utilize knowledge from sequence of plants and the soil from which they are grown). Both dramatic increases in the scale of genomic data collection and the synergistic potential of integrating data across domains will demand new strategies in the informatics pipeline within the JGI and in the facility's approach to computational analysis and user access to the data in aggregated form. In addition to a robust and scalable informatics infrastructure, fulfilling the strategic science goals of the JGI will require ongoing investment in usability of the data, to ensure that the data collected will be used to maximal effect. It must be recognized that 'usability' will have a different appearance depending on the specific user base, and the JGI has several distinct classes of users it must enable to be successful. For some, rapid and convenient dissemination of the sequence data will be sufficient to enable their external research. For others, JGI hosted analysis tools and collaborative environments will be required to catalyze individual or team research. Finally, and significantly, there are genomic scientists within the JGI, often working closely with external collaborators, who rely on the ability to devise project-dependent and often very large scale customized analyses that result in publicly available tools. A successful strategy will require effort to satisfy each of these user classes, and careful attention to economies of software reuse and extensibility. There are only a handful of sequencing facilities worldwide that operate at the scale of the JGI's Production Genomics Facility, and these are devoted almost entirely to sequencing driven by biomedical applications. The PGF therefore fulfills a unique and vital role as a resource for genomic studies of DOE relevance. Like the other large-scale facilities, JGI has been carefully following the development of 'next-generation' sequencing technologies, and clearly must continue to refresh its instrumentation as advances are made. Critical to advances in sequencing technology are the computational infrastructure advances that are required to turn raw sequence into quality data. This is one area where JGI can leverage the broader sequencing community's investment in technology development, adopting the best practices and software for sequence processing and assembly. JGI can add unique value by further developing annotation pipelines and tools that serve to build an integrated framework where the Institute's complementary science components can be viewed in a larger 'systems' perspective than is currently possible. As technology, tools, and infrastructure advance, JGI is uniquely positioned in its ability complement core PGF expertise with a diver
Bader, D A; Brettin, T S; Cottingham, R W; Folta, P A; Golder, Y; Gregurick, S K; Himmel, M E; Mann, R C; Remington, K A; Slezak, T R
Full Text Available The tourism sector in Jordan is the second largest private sector employer and the second highest producer offoreign exchange. This sector, however, has been affected by many external factors in the Middle East, such aswars, turmoil and, most recently, the Arab Spring. Given the changing environment in which these hotels aredoing business, they require a high ability for adaptation in order to grow and compete. Despite this, littleresearch has been undertaken in this area. This research, therefore, aims to identify and examine thecharacteristics of strategic planning systems in Jordanian hotels and their relationship with organizationaleffectiveness.In order to achieve this aim, a questionnaire is developed after reviewing the literature related to strategicplanning and its effectiveness in both developed and emerging markets. The empirical research is undertaken viaa survey of all four- and five-star hotels operating around Jordan’s most popular tourist attractions: Amman, theDead Sea, Petra and Aqaba. A total of 138 questionnaires were handed to the entire target population of 46hotels. This questionnaire yielded an 80.4% per cent response rate.The main findings of this research are: the mean time horizon for strategic planning is 5.4 years; topmanagement and boards of directors have less participation in strategic planning processes than outsideconsultants; internal scanning is used less frequently than external scanning; some important strategy analysistools are used less frequently than traditional ones; and the areas of research and development and technologyare rarely covered. However, strategic planning is found to be positively and significantly related toorganisational effectiveness.
The literature on strategic planning, and the capabilities of Massachusetts system of public postsecondary education were assessed, as part of a 1981 leadership seminar. Teams from all public postsecondary education institutions in the state reviewed the basic concepts of strategic planning; critically analyzed the environment external to their…
Groff, Warren H.
Full Text Available Organizations to maintain and achieve optimal growth and development and increase its competitiveness need to be a comprehensive and coherent plan for the mission and goals of the strategic plan. The purpose of this study is providing strategic planning and optimal strategies for using SWOT. The company is investigating the territory south of the oil industry. The questionnaire has been used as a research tool containing the questions is 138. Research data from interviews with managers, experts in the oil industry and the research and study reports on the oil companies have been mining industry in South. Reliability and validity of research instruments was calculated. Research question 2 and 4 is a side question. Study hypothesis is lacking. This type of research, application and type of data collected from research - is a descriptive case study. The analysis has three steps. First of all documentation, interviews with industry experts and company south of the industrial oil-test, Study was a list of environmental threats and opportunities and is produced by the company's strengths and weaknesses. In the second stage of the screening process was all the above factors and opportunities and threats and identify key strengths and weaknesses has. In the third stage using the key strategic factors and SWOT models identify are the best strategies companies. The research findings showed that the key axis that includes consumers, supply chain, control costs, competitive intelligence, manpower and operational efficiency. Companies to improve competitiveness should be a good strategy. In this regard, appropriate strategies to identify, develop, and were proposed. For future research, design an expert system for strategic management with respect to the above points, and value chain analysis to identify areas of valuable and remove the waste processes is proposed.
Mohammad Ali Abdolvand
The Tribes strategic energy planning effort is divided into three phases: (1) Completing an Energy Resource Assessment; (2) Developing a Long-Term Strategic Energy Plan; and (3) Preparing a Strategic Energy Implementation Plan for the Samish Homelands. The Samish Indian Nation developed a comprehensive Strategic Energy plan to set policy for future development on tribal land that consists of a long-term, integrated, systems approach to providing a framework under which the Samish Community can use resources efficiently, create energy-efficient infrastructures, and protect and enhance quality of life. Development of the Strategic Energy plan will help the Samish Nation create a healthy community that will sustain current and future generations by addressing economic, environmental, and social issues while respecting the Samish Indian Nation culture and traditions.
Christine Woodward; B. Beckley; K. Hagen
Practice proved that strategic planning is a necessary process for insurance companies. This process can help companies to adapt more easily to environmental changes. The strategic planning of the activity of an insurance company cannot be realized without a careful analysis of the evolution of the market and without studying the company's market position. A classic model used in the portfolio analysis is the Boston Consulting Group model. In this paper we have used the model for studying the...
Petrescu Marian; Petrescu Eva Cristina; Ioncica Diana; Bicajanu Vasile
Unpredictable and complex developments challenge the application of strategic environmental assessment (SEA), for example, in terms of timing, prediction and relevance of assessments. In particular, multi-actor and unstructured strategic-level decision-making processes often seem to be characterised by unpredictable and complex changes. Despite the apparent implications, explorative investigations about how unpredictability influences SEA application in practice are rare. This article aims to shed light on contextual changes and reactions to such changes in practice by a case study of the specific SEA process of the Danish Natural Gas Security of Supply Plan. Special emphasis is given to the framing of alternatives in the SEA process, since alternatives are directly related to the contextual developments. Based on a participative approach, strategic dynamics are mapped and the reactions and concerns in the SEA team are outlined. The contribution of the article is enhanced empirical understanding of strategic dynamics and how it challenges SEA application.
Strategic planning of treatment of hyperthyroid disease must correspond to the pathophysiological mechanism of elevation of thyroid hormone serum concentration, i.e. excess stimulation, autonomous thyroid function, destruction induced hyperthyoroxinemia. In cases of excess stimulation one should go to extremes to save the essentially 'normal' thyroid gland and life-long antithyroid drug treatment confronts with total ablation of the thyroid gland in non remitting disease. Size and quantity of regions of autonomously functioning follicles/cells will be the determinant of therapeutic strategy in cases of autonomous thyroid function. Selective surgery confronts with radioiodine treatment aiming at 'restitutio ad integrum'. In destruction induced hyperthyroxinemia antiintlammatory and symptomatic measures may help to bridge the time to the return of normal hormone concentrations. Based on these considerations a detailed therapeutic strategy for hyperthyroid disease can be designed. (author)
Based on John Bryson's acclaimed comprehensive approach to strategic planning, the Implementing and Sustaining Your Strategic Plan workbook provides a step-by-step process, tools, techniques, and worksheets to help successfully implement, manage, and troubleshoot an organization's strategy over the long haul. This new and immensely practical workbook helps organizations work through the typical challenges of leading implementation for sustained change. It spotlights the importance of effective leadership for long-term successful strategic plan implementation. The authors include a wealth of to
Bryson, John M; Alston, Farnum K
The purpose of this thesis was analyzing case company- Amway Corporation?s stra-tegic marketing management process focusing on Chinese market. Amway Corpora-tion is the largest direct selling company around the world. An important part of this study is trying to find and give recommendations to the case company on how to im-prove their marketing management strategy. The theoretical part is focusing on analyzing strategic marketing management proc-ess. Six important parts are under it in...
It is a pleasure to present our new Space Science Strategic Plan. It represents contributions by hundreds of members of the space science community, including researchers, technologists, and educators, working with staff at NASA, over a period of nearly two years. Our time is an exciting one for space science. Dramatic advances in cosmology, planetary research, and solar-terrestrial science form a backdrop for this ambitious plan. Our program boldly addresses the most fundamental questions that science can ask: (1) how the universe began and is changing, (2) what are the past and future of humanity, and (3) whether we are alone. In taking up these questions, researchers and the general public--for we are all seekers in this quest--will draw upon all areas of science and the technical arts. Our Plan outlines how we will communicate our findings to interested young people and adults. The program that you will read about in this Plan includes forefront research and technology development on the ground as well as development and operation of the most complex spacecraft conceived. The proposed flight program is a balanced portfolio of small missions and larger spacecraft. Our goal is to obtain the best science at the lowest cost, taking advantage of the most advanced technology that can meet our standards for expected mission success. In driving hard to achieve this goal, we experienced some very disappointing failures in 1999. But NASA, as a research and development agency, makes progress by learning also from mistakes, and we have learned from these.
Organizations to maintain and achieve optimal growth and development and increase its competitiveness need to be a comprehensive and coherent plan for the mission and goals of the strategic plan. The purpose of this study is providing strategic planning and optimal strategies for using SWOT. The company is investigating the territory south of the oil industry. The questionnaire has been used as a research tool containing the questions is 138. Research data from interviews with managers, exper...
Mohammad Ali Abdolvand; Amin Asadollahi
Full Text Available A central goal of urban policy and planning is to improve the living conditions and wellbeing of city dwellers. Nevertheless, many people experience a declining quality of life and this is intimately connected with environmental, spatial and socio-economic conditions. Many cities, for example, are experiencing a high incidence of pollution and stress related illnesses linked to poor industrial and transport planning, poor housing quality, underemployment and poverty. Access to basic services and community support is being undermined by changes in the spatial structure of settlements, especially increased dependence on car transport and land-use segregation. Urban and regional planning has a critical role to play in improving people's and cities’ wellbeing, quality of life and futures. Here, “urban planning" is used throughout this paper to describe the process by which the use of land in cities is regulated in the public interest. Governments throughout Europe have established systems intended to achieve this. The evolution of these systems within different cultural and institutional frameworks has led to variation in the terminology used to describe the process. Examples include urbanisme or amenagement du territoire in France, town planning in Great Britain, Raumordnung in Germany, urbanistica in Italy and “?ehircilik” in Turkey. This term includes land-use planning, town and country planning, physical planning, urban and regional planning, territorial planning and space management systems. This document focuses primarily on urban issues and therefore uses "urban planning" as an umbrella term. In addition, "urban planning" has the potential to reflect the implications of land-use strategies, policies and programmes for the social, economic and physical environments. On this context, strategic spatial planning is appeared a new and recent approach in planning. So, new urban planning approaches are discussed on and strategic spatial planning approach is explained to be detailed and comprehensive in.
Full Text Available Problem statement: The concept of strategy has become a major process in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. These organizations have used the process to understand issues which they cannot control but have a significant impact on their success and use their limited resources and competencies to improve their competitive positions. The process was used in developed economies and primarily by businesses with large scale operations. The purpose of this study is to extend the previous findings by examining the nature and practice of strategic planning in a different environmental context, that of the developing transitional economy of Turkey. Approach: The literature review was conducted to explore the usage of strategic processes in developing countries. The research which includes 71 companies was also conducted. Our research sample was drawn from the Istanbul Chamber of Industry database which listed the top 500 manufacturing firms. The frequency distribution analyses were conducted to the data. Results: Our results clearly showed that the managerial skills and competitive processes used by the domestic organizations are evolving and will create significant competitive challenges for the new entrants into these transitory environments. The foreign owned firms adopt a broader and deeper repertoire of tools and techniques of strategic planning than do local firms. Conclusion: Even though the findings showed a significant increase in the importance and use of strategic tools and processes in Turkey, a transitional economy, they also showed that there are continuing major differences in the use of these same tools and processes between competing firms from a transitional economy Vs a developed economy. By identifying and documenting the levels of strategic process and the types of strategic tools employed by the companies in differing stages of transitory economies, we can develop a roadmap and incorporate this knowledge to educate and prepare the managerial talents in these economies.
Alev M. Efendioglu
This report provides information about the use of an integrated strategic plan, strategy, and life-cycle baseline in the long range planning and risk process employed by the environmental restoration program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Long-range planning is essential because the ER Program encompasses hundreds of sites; will last several decades; and requires complex technology, management, and policy. Long-range planning allows a focused, cost-effective approach to identify and meet Program objectives. This is accomplished through a strategic plan, a strategy, and a life-cycle baseline. This long-range methodology is illustrated below
The aim of the article. In this paper we have identified the factors of consumer capital, which are accounted in the process of strategic planning on the confectionery enterprises.The results of the analysis. For consumer capital growth it is necessary to consider the features of consumer needs in the strategic planning of the company. A behavior is characterized by the volume and frequency of purchases.Consumer capital is often understood as capital of relations. In this sense, it includes c...
Ibragimov, E. E.
The primary objective of this research was to examine the relative importance and success of forty factors over the past five years (1994-1999) that have facilitated and/or impeded the implementation of strategic plans within Irish hotel groups. This research studied twenty-four hotel groups, which consisted of ninety-five strategic business units. An extensive review of strategic management literature by theorists such as Andrews(1971); Ansoff (1990); Chandler (1962); Cole (1997); Day (1984)...
Keys, Frances Alexandra
It is widely recognised that the world is facing climate challenges that necessitate transitions towards more energy-efficient buildings. A key challenge is that visions of energy efficient buildings in policies often fail to become aligned with existing local practices. In order to overcome such a gap between policy visions and their implementation in practice specific forms of strategic work is needed, according to new transformative ideas in spatial planning. The aim of this paper is to characterize the transformative capacities of this kind of strategic work at the spatial scale of the town in order to assess how such activities engage with sustainable transitions. The theoretical contribution of the paper is to compare strategic work performed in transformative forms of spatial planning with the strategic work intended in strategic niche management, which represent a change-management process for enabling transitions. The study outlines the proactive spatial planning of a Danish local authority in order to illustrate how the strategic work performed in this kind of local development project represents a special form of niche management that is able to create room for innovation and challenge existing socio-technical regimes in the building sector, but still different to typical strategic niche management processes. Based on this empirical study, the paper challenges the narrow focus on niches around technology development processes in strategic niche management by pointing towards niche planning in local development projects as another relevant context for niche management. However, as discussed in the paper, this assumes a more strategic form of planning than is often practised today, where more emphasis is put on how planning can contribute to promoting sustainable transitions.
Quitzau, Maj-Britt; Hoffmann, Birgitte
Strategic planning is now a large and diverse activity practised in many different kinds of organizations. This article provides an overview of the field with a summary of the five main schools of thought each with its own business philosophy and a range of practical approaches and techniques. These basic styles are concerned with planning as a central control system, a framework for innovation, an organizational change process, a political activity, and a way of exploring the future. Most planning systems have a dominant style or focus and this emphasis needs to be adjusted in response to changes which are occurring continually in the organization and in the external environment. The article is designed to help the senior manager or corporate planner to assess the state of planning in his organization and to see where there are important gaps in the enterprise's capability for planning which might be filled by the launching of new initiatives. The article also offers an agenda of approaches for consideration by the executive who wishes to move his enterprise from a conventional 5-year planning and budgeting system towards a more comprehensive process of managing organizational change and development. PMID:10299628
This paper analyses contemporary experiments of building governance capacity in new soft spaces in Denmark through processes of spatial strategy-making. The paper argues that new soft spaces are emerging in Danish spatial planning, which set out to promote more effective forms of strategic spatial planning. The Danish case of soft space planning demonstrates how Danish soft spaces at subnational scales fail to fill in the gaps between formal planning structures and provide the glue that binds formal scales of planning together as promised in the soft space literature. This raises a number of critical questions about whether the normative arguments in the soft space literature are unfounded, or whether the significance of soft spaces is simply overrated in the planning literature. Furthermore, it is argued that critical attention needs to be paid to the prevalence of soft spaces in spatial planning, and how their obsession with promoting economic development at the expense of wider planning responsibilities support contemporary neoliberal transformations of strategic spatial planning.
This strategic plan addresses information management for the Environmental Restoration (ER) Program at the Hanford Site. This Program leads the cleanup of the Hanford Site`s soil, groundwater, buried waste, and the decontamination and decommissioning of facilities. The vision that drives this strategic plan is to ensure that quality information is available to the people who need it, when they need it, at a convenient location, in a usable form, and at an acceptable cost. Although investments are being made in managing the vast amounts of information, which include data, records and documents associated with the Hanford Site`s production history and new cleanup mission, it is widely recognized that efforts to date have not accomplished the vision. Effective information management involves more than the compilation of massive amounts of electronic and non-electronic information. It also involves integrating information management into business processes that support user`s needs and decisionmaking. Only then can information management complement and enable environmental restoration priorities and practices, help identify environmental restoration requirements, and enable communication within the Environmental Restoration Program and between the Program and its stakeholders. Successfully accomplishing the Hanford Site mission requires an integrated approach to information management that crosses organizational boundaries, streamlines existing systems, and builds new systems that support the needs of the future. This plan outlines that approach.
Cowley, P.J.; Beck, J.E.; Gephart, R.E. [and others
This strategic plan addresses information management for the Environmental Restoration (ER) Program at the Hanford Site. This Program leads the cleanup of the Hanford Site's soil, groundwater, buried waste, and the decontamination and decommissioning of facilities. The vision that drives this strategic plan is to ensure that quality information is available to the people who need it, when they need it, at a convenient location, in a usable form, and at an acceptable cost. Although investments are being made in managing the vast amounts of information, which include data, records and documents associated with the Hanford Site's production history and new cleanup mission, it is widely recognized that efforts to date have not accomplished the vision. Effective information management involves more than the compilation of massive amounts of electronic and non-electronic information. It also involves integrating information management into business processes that support user's needs and decisionmaking. Only then can information management complement and enable environmental restoration priorities and practices, help identify environmental restoration requirements, and enable communication within the Environmental Restoration Program and between the Program and its stakeholders. Successfully accomplishing the Hanford Site mission requires an integrated approach to information management that crosses organizational boundaries, streamlines existing systems, and builds new systems that support the needs of the future. This plan outlines that approach
This volume described in detail the Department's research and technology development activities and their funding at the Department's laboratories. It includes 166 Mission Activity Profiles, organized by major mission area, with each representing a discrete budget function called a Budget and Reporting (B ampersand R) Code. The activities profiled here encompass the total research and technology development funding of the laboratories from the Department. Each profile includes a description of the activity and shows how the funding for that activity is distributed among the DOE laboratories as well as universities and industry. The profiles also indicate the principal laboratories for each activity, as well as which other laboratories are involved. The information in this volume is at the core of the Strategic Laboratory Mission Plan. It enables a reader to follow funds from the Department's appropriation to a specific activity description and to specific R ampersand D performing institutions. This information will enable the Department, along with the Laboratory Operations Board and Congress, to review the distribution of R ampersand D performers chosen to execute the Department's missions
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Full Text Available PT. Venturium System Indonesia is a company engaged in IT solutions which serves IT solution for their customers from banking firms in Indonesia. This purpose of this research is to develop a Strategic IT planning for PT. Venturium System Indonesia in accordance with the strategic plan. The applied research method is a framework for IT Strategic Planning of John Ward and Joe Peppard and Enterprise Architecture documentation from Scott A. Bernard. This research uses SWOT analysis and IT Balanced Scorecard to analyze the requirements of IT at PT. Venturium System Indonesia. Results of the analysis are proposed as Information System applications, such as: Knowledge Management System Application, Automatic File Transfer and E-Report which are parts of the IT strategic plan on PT. Venturium System Indonesia. Results of the analysis also generate some policies requirements to be applied by PT. Venturium System Indonesia.
This practitioner-oriented article addresses some of the more commonly overlooked areas of online instructional development. Five sections discuss specific aspects of online program planning and development: (1) Building a Strategic Plan; (2) Technology Planning and Selection; (3) Systemic Instructional Design Considerations; (4) Training and…
Despite being a significant topic in the literature, research into stakeholder interests is at an early stage. Although a company has an orientation to each stakeholder group these orientations exist simultaneously, giving a multiple stakeholder orientation profile (MSOP). We theorize that firms with different MSOPs will approach their strategic planning in different ways. We tested our predictions in UK companies, and found that indeed there are many strategic planning differences among diff...
Greenley, G.; Hooley, G. J.; Broderick, A. J.; Rudd, J.
Full Text Available The article justifies increase of the role of strategic financial planning in trading companies under modern economic conditions, which form new challenges for traditional management systems. On the basis of analysis of existing approaches to organisation of strategic financial planning the article formulates author’s own vision of its content and structure of a strategic financial plan on the basis of integration of concepts of the balanced scorecard (BSC and economic value added (EVA, which, according to the author, could be taken as a basis of organisation of strategic financial planning in a trading company of any format and provides a number of advantages, namely: allows integration of a strategic financial plan and the process of its development into a uniform strategic process in a company; converts it into an effective tool of finance management (it formalises and specifies the financial strategy, informs about its main directions and brings its provisions to executors, allows formation of a system of personnel motivation, facilitates realisation of a strategic financial plan; integration of BSC and EVA concepts facilitates increase of effectiveness of company activity, since it integrates main provisions of strategic and value-oriented management. In this arrangement the EVA concept, apart from financial components, is supplemented with the prospect of “competence”, within the framework of which goals, indicators and programmes of improvement of business processes are substantiated and the balanced scorecard gets a clear orientation at formation of value; the specified approach could be effectively realised upon the principles of process management.? ?????? ?????????????? ??????????? ???? ??????????????? ??????????? ???????????? ?? ???????????? ???????? ? ??????????? ???????? ??????????????, ??????? ????????? ????? ?????? ??? ???????????? ?????? ??????????. ?? ?????? ??????? ???????????? ???????? ? ??????????? ??????????????? ??????????? ???????????? ? ?????? ?????????????? ????????? ??????? ??? ?????????? ? ????????? ??????????????? ??????????? ????? ?? ???? ?????????? ????????? ???????????????? ??????? ??????????? (BSC ? ????????????? ??????????? ???????? (EVA, ???????, ?? ?????? ??????, ????? ???? ????? ?? ?????? ??????????? ??????????????? ??????????? ???????????? ?? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ? ???? ??? ???????????, ? ??????: ????????? ????????????? ?????????????? ?????????? ???? ? ??????? ??? ?????????? ? ????? ?????????????? ??????? ?? ???????????; ?????????? ??? ? ??????????? ?????????? ?????????? ????????? (?? ??????????? ? ?????????????? ?????????? ?????????, ??????????? ? ?? ???????? ???????????? ? ??????? ?? ????????? ?? ?????????? ????????????, ????????? ??????????? ??????? ????????? ?????????, ???????????? ?????????? ??????????????? ??????????? ?????; ?????????? ????????? BSC ? EVA ???????????? ????????? ???????????????? ???????????? ???????????, ??? ??? ??????????? ???????? ?????
Sytnyk Ganna V.
In the fifth chapter of this CD ROM the strategic plans of the Slovak Electric, Plc. (Slovenske elektrarne, a.s.), are presented. It consist of next paragraphs (1) The programme of strategic changes (Declaration of the programme; The need for change; Major tasks; The management structure; Interconnections between the PSC target areas; The PSC projects); (2) The development of the Company (The major objectives of the Company; The energy plan of Slovakia; Analysis of development Alternatives; Results of the analysis; Economic comparison of the alternatives; Development of generation, The information system; Strategic goals and legislation). (3) The quality control system
Strategic development planning encompasses the setting of communitywide objectives; appraisal of external forces; analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats; and development of a community-owned strategic plan. As an appropriate method transferred from business, it overcomes criticisms of other community participatory planning…
Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in portuguese Ao reconhecer e analisar minuciosamente os papéis interligados da satisfação do cliente, da qualidade e do planejamento estratégico, este artigo fornece uma base analítica para criação de uma cultura e uma organização orientadas para o cliente. Ele mostra como a qualidade começa e termina no cliente [...] . As empresas que estão obtendo melhorias contínuas a longo prazo em qualidade voltada para a satisfação do cliente possuem características persistentes, tais como orientação para o cliente, percepção e participação interativa do cliente. Dessa forma, elas libertam o conceito de qualidade do produto ou do foco no serviço para abranger a total conformidade às exigências do cliente apesar da funcionalização e departamentalização existentes de estruturas complexas modernas. Além desses componenteschave, uma organização orientada para o cliente requer a edificação e manutenção de um sistema de valor e cultura de satisfação do cliente que torna a melhoria da qualidade e a relação intensificada visando à satisfação do cliente aspectos permanentes da vida organizacional. Abstract in english By acknowledging and dissecting the interconnected roles of customer satisfaction, quality, and strategic planning, this paper provides an analytical framework for creating a customer-driven organization and culture. It shows how quality starts and ends with the customer. Companies that are achievin [...] g long-term continuous improvement in quality tailored to customer satisfaction possess lasting characteristics such as customer orientation, customer consciousness, and customer responsiveness. In doing so, they liberate the quality concept from the narrow product or service focus to encompass total conformance to customer requirements in spite of the existing functionalization and departmentalization of modern complex structures. In addition to these key components, a customer-driven organization demands building and nurturing a customer satisfaction culture and value system that makes quality improvement and heightened concern for customer satisfaction a permanent aspect of organizational life.
Dayr, Reis; Leticia, Peña.
Full Text Available Conceptual works on tourism destination competitiveness affirm the central importance of planning the process of value creation within destination. Italy is an emblematic case of why and how a leading tourism destination may lose competitiveness along the years. Up to the 1980s Italy was in fact the top international tourism destination, but then such ranking gradually decreased, because of more complexity of sector and, over all, because of marginality of tourism in the government agenda and more in general of the country. After years of strategic myopia, Italy finally has a tool that formalizes its vision and indicates the key factors that can be leveraged in order to regain ground. In 2013, Italy adopted a National Strategic Plan. Therefore, this paper aims to describe an important turning point in tourism policies for the economic and cultural development of Italy. The research highlights the problematic areas of Italy’s tourism industry and explains how a new approach should make the Italian destination able to successfully compete on the international tourism market.
Two kinds of cognitive processes can be distinguished: Automatic processes, which are mostly subconscious, are learned and changed very slowly, and are not subject to the capacity limitations of working memory, and strategic processes, which are conscious, are subject to capacity limitations, and can easily be adapted to situational circumstances. Both the perception of advertising and the way advertising influences brand evaluation involves both processes. Automatic processes govern the recognition of advertising stimuli, the relevance decision which determines further higher-level processing, the retrieval of information, and provide a heuristic for brand evaluation. Strategic processes govern learning and inference formation. T relative importance of both types of processes will depend on product involvement. The distinction of these two types of processes leads to some conclusions which are at variance with current notions about advertising effects. For example, the att span problem will be relevant only for strategic processes, not for automatic processes, a certain amount of learning can occur with very little conscious effort, and advertising's effect on brand evaluation may be more stable for low than for hig involvement products. Udgivelsesdato: OCT
Grunert, Klaus G.
Full Text Available AbstractBackground and Objective: Every organization requires ongoing evaluation of existing conditions. The purpose of this study is to assess and analyze the standards and criteria that each Laboratory system is required to observe and upgrade them, to determine the gap between the ideal and the current status and finally to present the strategy and executive plan in order to achieve the desirable status.Material and Methods: This study was performed in a medical diagnostic laboratory in Gorgan by using the quality system checklist related to medical diagnostic laboratories, which was revised in 2009. Internal evaluation matrix (Internal Factor Evaluation was used to examine the main factors in the context of establishing a quality management system in a clinical laboratory.After examining the factors, determining the laboratory status, recording the results of monitoring (in terms of strengths and weaknesses and determining the gap between existing and desirable status, we provided the appropriate and effective solutions in line with defined standard.Results: of 164 items thatshould have been done in the first assessment, 111 (67.7% items are in performed group and 53 (32.3% are not in. After compiling and running a plan, 147 (89.6% are performed, 15 (9.2% needed to be modified and 2 (1.2% still not performed. It is evident that a significant difference (p< 0.05 and a tangible improvement in current problems are seen after establishing the qualitysystem in the laboratory. The lab equipment, lab space and facilities, pre-examination process, testing process and post-examination process are considered .Regarding the health and safety in the laboratory, lab equipment, lab space and facilities, pre-examination process, testing process and post-examination process, no significant difference is observed between before and after the implementation of the program.Conclusion:after establishing the quality system in laboratory, a significant difference and tangible improvement in the current problems are observed. It is implied the importance of pre-planned responses to problems and the performance of strategic planning.Keywords: Strategic Planning, Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Quality Control
Full Text Available For years, tangible assets used to be the most important precious wealth of organizations. However, the recent advances in technology has changed this concept and today, intangible assets such as human resources, customers, processes are playing essential roles on making strategies. In this paper, we present a study to setup appropriate strategies using the implementation of balanced score card in four perspectives of customers, processes, learning and financial. The proposed study of this paper gathers important factors through three different brainstorming sessions and prioritize them using TOPSIS method. Based on the results of MCDM technique, selecting appropriate target market for penetration is the number one priority followed by having good accounting system and preparing for more diversified production. These are the most important items influencing strategic planning. Therefore, the study uses BSC for the first two important strategies and discusses possible actions for productivity improvement.
Mohammad Reza Shojaee
Over the past several months, the Lewis Aeropropulsion Management Council (AMC) has conducted a critical assessment of its strategic plan. This assessment clearly indicated a need for change, both in the aeropropulsion program emphasis and in the approach to carrying out that program. Customers sent a strong message that the program must improve the timeliness of research and technology products and services and must work more closely with them to develop and transfer new technology. The strategic plan defines AMC's vision for the future and underlying organizational values. It contains a set of broad strategies and actions that point the way toward achieving the goals of customer satisfaction, organizational effectiveness, and programmatic excellence. Those strategies are expected to form the basis for the development of specific tactical plans by Lewis aeropropulsion thrust teams, divisions, and branches. To guide tactical planning of the aeropropulsion program, this strategic plan outlines the agency's strategic directions and long-range aeronautics goals, the aeropropulsion goals and key objectives for achieving them, projections of Lewis aeropropulsion budgets, planned allocations of resources, and the processes that will be used to measure success in carrying out the strategic plan.
Integrated Resource Strategic Planning and Power Demand-Side Management elaborates two important methods - Integrated Resource Strategic Planning (IRSP) and Demand Side Management (DSM) - in terms of methodology modeling, case studies and lessons learned. This book introduces a prospective and realistic theory of the IRSP method and includes typical best practices of DSM for energy conservation and emission reduction in different countries. It can help energy providers and governmental decision-makers formulate policies and make plans for energy conservation and emission reduction, and can hel
Hu, Zhaoguang; Wen, Quan
This paper presents the U.S. Department of Education (Department) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2011 through 2015. This plan describes the focus and direction of OIG's operations over the next five years, establishes its organizational goals, and outlines the strategies it will employ to reach those goals and…
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establishments, the latter being private institutions. A survey methodology was used to measure perceptions from rectors and presidents within the entire system. Results suggest that institutional planning in Portuguese higher education is in its beginning phases, but there is a desire to expand that participation. While public institutions appear to be most active in attempting to establish such a process, many are doing less than strategic planning. The authors report details of the findings and make recommendations for advancing strategic planning within the system of Portuguese higher education.
Maria de Lourdes Machado
Strategic Planning is a process which permits the articulation of the initiatives of public and private stakeholders which seek synergies for the development of a city. It is about: • An adaptable, non-rigid methodology for which flexibility is an indispensable precondition. • A tool for local development which conceives strategic interventions that guarantee the quality of life, and economic and social progress. • A mechanism to promote progressive forms of governa...
The Hanford Site missions are to clean up the Site, to provide scientific knowledge and technology to meet global needs, and to partner in the economic diversification of the region. To achieve these long-term missions and increase confidence in the quality of the Site's decision making process, a dramatically different information management culture is required, consistent with US Department of Energy (DOE) mandates on increased safety, productivity, and openness at its sites. This plan presents a vision and six strategies that will move the Site toward an information management culture that will support the Site missions and address the mandates of DOE
Full Text Available In conventional education process, there have always been certain obstacles throughout the human history. From that point of view, “Open and Distance Education” are the ones which are much more sensitive to quality and to the dissemination of knowledge to society as well as having certain advantages in getting over matters rather than in-class processes. In our country, for public institutions, the vitality of “strategic planning” has recently been recognized and established as a legal substructure. Besides, organizations and educational institutions of the government, which legally offers “Open and Distance Education” without any profit concern, are also responsible for creating a strategic guide-line. A process established by Bryson for public institutions, “A Ten-Step Strategic Planning Process” could be used in those strategic planning of the educational institutions of the government, which are of nonprofit concern, to ease strategic thought and organizational momentum by their administrators in on attendant, careful, and logical way.
Ali Riza ERDEM
Full Text Available This paper takes up the airpot planning as a public policy problem, placing it in the context of relations between the agents involved or interested in the planning process. The aim is to present references from the field of strategic prospective that can be useful for Brazilian airport planning process. Such an important element of the infrastructure in a region, decisions regarding airport development impact several stakeholders, thus contributions of strategic prospective shown to be appropriate. Based on bibliographic review and analysis of airport planning in Brazilian context, the paper reinforces the complex nature of airport planning and the conclusions support the need to analyse the relantionship between the stakeholders and support the applicability of prospective methods for the context of national airport planning, particularly the MACTOR.
George Christian Linhares
This paper provides guidance in the definition, documentation, measurement, enhancement of processes, and validation of a strategic plan for configuration management (CM). The approach and methodology used in establishing a strategic plan is the same for any enterprise, including the Department of Energy (DOE), commercial nuclear plants, the Department of Defense (DOD), or large industrial complexes. The principles and techniques presented are used world wide by some of the largest corporations. The authors used industry knowledge and the areas of their current employment to illustrate and provide examples. Developing a strategic configuration and information management plan for DOE Idaho Field Office (DOE-ID) facilities is discussed in this paper. A good knowledge of CM principles is the key to successful strategic planning. This paper will describe and define CM elements, and discuss how CM integrates the facility's physical configuration, design basis, and documentation. The strategic plan does not need the support of a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. However, the use of the CASE tool provides a methodology for consistency in approach, graphics, and database capability combined to form an encyclopedia and a method of presentation that is easily understood and aids the process of reengineering. CASE tools have much more capability than those stated above. Some examples are supporting a joint application development group (JAD) to prepare a software functional specification document and, if necessary, provide the capability to automatically generate software application code. This paper briefly discusses characteristics and capabilities of two CASE tools that use different methodologies to generate similar deliverables
Full Text Available The purpose of this research is to present a method for measuring the degree of alignment between Strategic Planning and Information Technology Management practices and Information Technology Governance. A survey of IT governance maturity at the High Courts and the Supreme Court was carried out in order to reach this aim. The Attribute Table of the COBIT 4.1 was used both as a model for maturity analysis as for the degree of alignment of IT strategic plans of these bodies with the IT Strategic Planning established by the National Judiciary Council (CNJ. It was assessed the maturity of thirty four processes, according to six attributes, in the four COBIT domains. The proposed method, named COMPLAN-GTI, allows the linking of the guidelines of the strategic planning to the COBIT processes. The field research above mentioned shows that the alignment between the planning established by the CNJ and those established by the High Courts and Supreme Court is around 68%, leading to the conclusion that the policies and actions established by the National Council of Justice for the Judiciary are being followed. The application of the method is also used to confirm whether the management practices and the IT Governance are consistent with the strategic plan established by the organization. It was observed in the research carried out in the Courts that the average convergence between PETIs and management practices and Governance lies around 70%, leading to the conclusion that the strategic plans exerted influence on the action planning of these organizations.
Lúcio Melre da Silva
Full Text Available This study examined the organizational and environmental antecedents and performance outcomes of strategic planning practices in 46 federal and state owned universities in Nigeria. We used a multiple – informant survey research method to obtain information on the extent to which the strategic planning practices of the respondent universities conform with established normative criteria of vision and mission development, external environmental analysis, setting of long-term objectives, the development of action plans and implementation guidelines, and the existence of a planning and budget department. The results of the Pearson correlation tests show the universities whose planning practices approximate the ideal strategic planning model respond to external environmental pressure better than those whose practices are distant from the ideal model of strategic planning. The first category of universities also performed better on several indices of performance including goal driven and attainment behavior, priorities setting, fund allocation, external fund acquisition, internal revenue generation, as well as innovation and staff commitment among others. Furthermore, the study found that the size and complexity of a university, the amount of environmental pressure, the rate of internal growth and resource munificence positively and significantly correlated to and are the key factors influencing the strategic planning effort of a university. The study concludes that the use of strategic planning is becoming increasingly recognized by Nigerian public universities and is a response to the shift in the forces in the environment within which the universities are operating. The universities that have adopted this management paradigm appear to be getting value for their efforts enabling them in particular to redefine their vision and mission and to align themselves with the realities of their changed environment and improve their resource allocation process.
The purpose of this strategic plan is to establish a framework that will allow the Department of Energy (DOE) and the nuclear power industry to jointly plan the nuclear energy research and development (R&D) agenda important to achieving the Nation's energy goals. This strategic plan has been developed to focus on only those R&D areas that will benefit from a coordinated government/industry effort. Specifically, this plan focuses on safely sustaining and expanding the electricity output from currently operating nuclear power plants and expanding nuclear capacity through the deployment of new plants. By focusing on R&D that addresses the needs of both current and future nuclear plants, DOE and industry will be able to take advantage of the synergism between these two technology areas, thus improving coordination, enhancing efficiency, and further leveraging public and private sector resources. By working together under the framework of this strategic plan, DOE and the nuclear industry reinforce their joint commitment to the future use of nuclear power and the National Energy Policy's goal of expanding its use in the United States. The undersigned believe that a public-private partnership approach is the most efficient and effective way to develop and transfer new technologies to the marketplace to achieve this goal. This Strategic Plan is intended to be a living document that will be updated annually.
The need for a top-down Safeguards Strategy to focus departmental objectives was recognized by the Programme Performance Appraisal System performed on the Equipment Development Project in 1999. The Department of Safeguards prepared, at the end of 2000, Safeguards Strategic Objectives to identify the changes and improvements expected to take place over the 2001-2005 period. Those Strategic Objectives were supposed to be used to properly plan IAEA Safeguards activities and define appropriate and coherent R and D programme. The present paper describes the strategic directions that the IAEA will followed in the area of equipment development in order to meet the Safeguards Department long-term objectives for 2001-2005. The paper, which is derived from the IAEA Strategic Equipment Development Plan, prepared by the Division of Technical Support, includes two parts: general principles and policies applicable to all equipment development tasks; and main development directions for specific equipment type areas. The paper will not describe the detailed plans which are prepared, based on the strategic plan, on a biannual basis, but it will illustrate the concept and approach which was used and the connection with other equipment management activities and documents. Equipment development activities have been divided in five major projects (NDA, Seals, Surveillance, Unattended Monitoring and Remote Monitoring). Strategic directions for each of these projects will be described in th of these projects will be described in the paper. Separate sections will deal with equipment development strategic guidance in the area of additional protocol inspections, JNFL projects, illicit trafficking and Trilateral Initiative
This department highlights change management strategies that may be successful in strategically planning and executing organizational change initiatives. With the goal of presenting practical approaches helpful to nurse leaders advancing organizational change, content includes evidence-based projects, tools, and resources that mobilize and sustain organizational change initiatives. In this article, the author explores the use of the Lewin's Theory of Planned Change as a strategic resource to mobilize the people side of change. An overview of the theory is provided along with a discussion of its strengths, limitations, and targeted application. PMID:23343723
Shirey, Maria R
This paper contains a strategic analysis of a data processing company that provides outsourced payroll services to employers in Canada. For the purpose of confidentiality, the name of this company is disguised as ABC Canada. This company is in a mature industry, which is characterized by slow growth and narrowing of product differentiation as new entrants are able to penetrate the market at lower cost due to the advancement in information technology. The growth of this industry in the last fo...
Chen, George C. M.
One of the components of the UKAEA's mission is to care for and, at the appropriate time, safely dismantle its radioactive facilities which are no longer in use. To assist in the development of an optimised strategy, AEA Technology was commissioned to produce decision support software. This paper describes the background to the development of the software, its key features and current status, and the lessons learnt during the development. The software, known as UKAEA SPS (Strategic Planning System), is a unique support software package that has been developed to assist in the planning of decommissioning and radioactive waste management. SPS models linked decommissioning and waste management strategies covering all of UKAEA's nuclear liabilities. It has been developed around the database package ACCESS, and runs on Pentium PCs; however, it has many of the features of project planning systems. Its principal outputs are costs, timings and utilisation data for the waste stores, processing facilities, transport and disposal operations displayed at any level of aggregation. This allows programme managers to see easily the effects of changing key parameters in a strategy under development. (author)
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Full Text Available The paper presents an overview of the expected role of spatial and environmental planning in coordination and integration with strategic planning for sustainable spatial/territorial, landscape and tourism development. The application of an integrated approach to sustainable territorial development planning and management in the European Union is also analyzed in the context of problems associated with and possibilities to enhance the European Landscape Convention and Agenda for a sustainable and competitive European tourism implementation. We have analyzed the contributions of reforms that have so far been implemented in current legislation and of planning bases to the establishment of coordinated sustainable territorial development planning and management in Serbia and to the procurement of support for the integration of sustainable tourism development and landscape planning and management into the process of spatial, environmental and sectoral planning. The approach to and problems of landscape protection and sustainable tourism development occurring in the practice in spatial planning are analyzed through examples of a new generation of spatial plans - the Spatial Plan of the Republic of Serbia, and a spatial plan of the special-purpose area for the Nature Park and Tourism Region of Stara Planina Mountain. Through the example of Mt Stara Planina, the role of strategic environmental assessment in coordination with spatial and sectoral planning is analyzed, as well as potential contribution to landscape integration and sustainable tourism development in the process of planning. The possibilities for better coordination of Serbian strategic planning in achieving the sustainable spatial and tourism development, and possibilities to integrate landscapes into the planning process are indicated.
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Full Text Available The article analyzes the retail organizations of the Krasnodar region and investigates the methods of strategic planning. The basic challenges to systematic application of strategic planning in retail trade enterprises of the Krasnodar region have been reviewed
Gayduk V. I.
Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english This paper presents a method that integrates Balanced Scorecard (BSC) concepts and IT strategic planning (ITSP) processes. The resulting method was applied in two organizations in order to verify contributions of Balanced Scorecard regarding the identified ITSP problems. The development of this work [...] was realized in qualitative, exploratory research based on two case studies. The results show that the use of BSC contributed directly to work with IT strategic planning challenges and involved middle management, multifunctional teams, and top management support, all beyond IT boundaries.
Adriano Olímpio, Tonelli; Paulo Henrique de Souza, Bermejo; André Luiz, Zambalde.
Full Text Available This paper presents a method that integrates Balanced Scorecard (BSC concepts and IT strategic planning (ITSP processes. The resulting method was applied in two organizations in order to verify contributions of Balanced Scorecard regarding the identified ITSP problems. The development of this work was realized in qualitative, exploratory research based on two case studies. The results show that the use of BSC contributed directly to work with IT strategic planning challenges and involved middle management, multifunctional teams, and top management support, all beyond IT boundaries.
Adriano Olímpio Tonelli
Issues of designing the information system which helps the University principal's office to take decisions as concerns the strategic planning are discussed. The importance of having the University simulation model is emphasized; model representation in terms of system dynamics is given
Focus among library consortia is shifting from integrated library systems to digital library projects, resource sharing, collective database licensing, multivendors, and document delivery. This article presents a draft of a strategic plan for Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries consortia; it includes discussion of CARL's mission, vision, and…
Machovec, George S.
Full Text Available The main purpose of the present paper is to identify the framework and the necessary conditions for the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs to be able to adopt the strategic marketing planning. Also, the paper aims to underline the importance of the strategic marketing planning and the manner in which the SMEs can adopt, implement and operationalize the strategic marketing planning instruments, whose correct understanding and usage ensure the capacity to generate competitive advantage, the key element both from the perspective of the fierce competition and the perspective of the future development of the SMEs. Within SMEs the implementation of marketing becomes an evident requirment, mostly due to the relationship that these have with the market, thus, leading towards market orientation of the activities, a new approach developed by the marketing vision on managing the activities from these types of organizations. Regarded upon, from the marketing perspective, the activities from the SMEs, especially the marketing activities, cannot take place randomly. Resource allocation, a characteristic of these types of organizations, and the objectives with regards to superior customer needs satisfaction and economic efficiency maximization, claim thorough plannification and deployment of the activities in a sequence that represents the implementation of a strategy previously assumed. Within this framework, the strategic marketing planning appears as a complex process employing all scientific instruments that comprise segmentation, positioning and marketing mix. Utilizing the strategic marketing planning within SMEs depends to further extend on marketing integration; process directly related with a series of factors such as the nature of the market, development stage, product type, management quality and the influences of the marketing department of the SME. The implications onto the marketing activities from SMEs are reflected upon each strategic marketing planning instrument, where we can find, under correct understanding and application, objectives and market and penetration strategies as product, price, distribution and promotion strategies.
Full Text Available The paper starts from the premise that local development policy could be seen as a tool for effective management and usage of comparative and competitive advantages in space and time. By applying the centralized administrative model in managing society andeconomy, Bosnia and Herzegovina is not capable of handling efficient development at national, regional and local level. We believethat there is a need to change the model of social and economic development, taking into consideration that so far negative effects of the erroneously applied strategies and development policies have reached unexpected limits. Strategic planning is an instrumentwhich the managers of local communities may use to make optimum decisions and their implementation. Models of strategic planningrepresent the need of local community for internationalization and attracting foreign investors, but also the appropriate public sectorsupport offered to the businesses in a particular community in order to conduct their activities in a more efficient way. Priority aims and their actual application to development of local communities are determined by strategic planning and models of strategic planning. Webelieve that an appropriately adjusted model of strategic planning provides an advantage for local communities in innovative andcooperative approaches to the problems of local government units, with the tendency for defining priority areas and sectors, whiledifferent levels of government, scientific and development institutions at local and other levels and civil sectors should be involved in solving these problems. In this paper, we focused on the presentation of models of strategic planning from the practice worldwide, as an efficient means for the implementation ofstrategic planning processes and using its positive characteristics in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness of local communities. As an example of balance between acceptance and feasibility, we showed the methodology for integrated planning oflocal development, which the local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina seek to adopt and implement.
The aim of the bachelor’s thesis was to analyse the current situation in the small seacoast Italian hotel “Acquasanta” and to create a new strategic marketing plan which is able to solve current problems, fill out gaps and lead to more successful competitive business. Having had a varied experience of working in the hotel field, the newly devised marketing plan is based on personal experiences, theoretical framework and research results. The theoretical framework of the thesis conta...
Describes various energy strategies available to CNMI to meet the territory's goal of diversifying fuel sources and reducing fossil energy consumption. The information presented in this strategic energy plan will be used by the CNMI Governor's Energy Task Force to develop an energy action plan. Available energy strategies include policy changes, education and outreach, and expanding the use of a range of energy technologies, including renewable electricity production and buildings energy efficiency and conservation.
Conrad, M. D.; Ness, J. E.
National Center for Combating Terrorism Strategic Plan is to document the mission, vision, and goals for success; define the build plan; and describe initiatives that support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Justice, intelligence community, National Governors Association, and other organizations or departments with combating terrorism training, testing, and technology responsibilities.
Many companies (and business continuity professionals) believe a company needs a comprehensive, all-inclusive business continuity plan. Often they reach this conclusion after other companies or potential clients have requested to see their business continuity plan as a precondition of doing business. Companies without 'a plan' are then tempted to go out and hire a business continuity person and tell them to 'Create a plan!' This makes perfect sense to the executive team, but this approach will probably not work in a real event. This paper addresses the shortcomings of producing tactical documentation and calling it 'The Plan', and discusses ways to engage management in the development of a corporate strategy to be used during and after an event. PMID:24113632
The success of strategic information systems planning (SISP) is of paramount importance to academics as well as practitioners. SISP is a management process that enables organizations to successfully harness the power of current- and next-generation information systems (IS) applications to fulfill their business goals. Hence, by capturing the major…
Full Text Available "nStrategic planning defines the formal decision of a company for its future. Like all organizations, health care sectors need to prepare their strategic planning and act according to it. UNESCO chair in health education as a leader health sector, describes the course and steps for preparing its strategic planning based on SWOT analysis technique.
Full Text Available Private sector organizations of 21st century face local and international challenges resulted from the revolution ofinformation, technological development, globalization, market liberalization and knowledge explosion, thereforestrategic planning in private sector became an urgent necessity. The aims of this study, is an attempt to study theimpact of strategic planning activities on private sector organizations in Sudan. The study comprises fourvariables of strategic planning process indicators. Those indicators represent each a component of strategicplanning process and were obtained from inclusive review of the literature of strategic planning which aremission statement, implementation, internal &external analysis and control and evaluation. Organizationalperformance is measured by productivity and turnover dynamic. Data (N= 60 for this study were collectedthrough questionnaires which were accompanied by a letter expressing the research project and promisingrespondents of the privacy of their answers. Those participants were managers of ten private sectorsorganizations in Sudan-Khartoum state. Statistical tools such as Spearman’s Rank Correlation was used to testhypotheses and achieve the objectives, and the statistical package for social science was used to coordinate thedata, thus the research is descriptive and as a result quantitative methods have been used. The result confirmsthat all four variables of strategic planning activities are positively correlated with organizational performance inSudanese private sector organizations.
Gaafar Mohamed Abdalkrim
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Full Text Available The aim of the article is to identify challenges for strategic planning at the municipal level in Russia in the light of local self-government practices in the Nordic countries. Data for the study were collected from literature sources, as well as through analysis of legal documents and statistics, participatory observations of Russian municipal practices, and participation in the Presidential Program for the training of young managerial staff for the national economy of Russia in Norway in 2012. Municipal practices in Russia and the Nordic countries are examined and compared, and the problems which hinder the Russian municipalities in the elaboration and successful implementation of strategic plans for their development are indicated. The study reveals that there are two major groups of problems: that that have an institutional origin and those that are related to the economic situation within which the local authorities in Russia must work. It is shown that formal institutions at the national level to stimulate strategic planning at the municipal level – especially, necessary laws and regulations – are lacking. The same applies to informal institutions such as traditions and the culture of strategic planning at the local level. A typical economic situation within which the local authorities have to work is extremely low budget security at the municipal level, which gives rise to the competition for funds from the regional consolidated budget between the regional and municipal administrations, instead of making them partners in the process of municipal strategic planning. Taking Nordic experiences into account, policy suggestions for the improvement of strategic planning at the municipal level in Russia are made.
Full Text Available Even strategic environmental assessment (SEA is a concept which must be implemented at national level,no official regulations concerning the implementation nor adequate knowledge of this problem exist. The briefpresentation of this concept is the aim of this study. By definition, SEA is a process aiming to supply the takinginto consideration of the impact upon the environment when developmental sugestions at policy, planprogramme or project levels are elaborated, before the final decision connected to their promotion. The processof SEA implementation and its seven stages (framing, domain definition, P/P evaluation, performing theEnvironmental Report, consultation with authories and public, taking decision and monitoring are presented inthis paper. The advantages of using this approach are also emphasized: acheiving sustainable management fromthe environmental point of view, improvement of the quality of the policy, plan or programme elaborationprocess, increase of the efficiency and efficacy of the decisonal process, stregthening of the leading system andinstitutional efficiency, strengthening of the EIA process for projects, facilitation of the transfrontaliercooperation.
This paper describes a quantitative measurement approach within an effective and transparent operational/strategic planning framework at all levels of organization, including individuals by linking objectives, initiatives and measures to one holistic organization's strategy. The author has introduced an original parameter V-index that numerically represents the level of accomplishment of strategic/operational plans of the entire organization, its different units, and individual members of staff. The V-index provides a transparency of viewing and effective control of plans of the organization at all levels, with hierarchical and non-hierarchical structures. This parameter facilitates process of year-by-year strategic analysis of the success of the organization and its units by managers. For calculating of actual value of the V-index the author has successfully introduced a recurrent computing algorithm for horizontal/vertical alignment processes of the hierarchical strategic and operational planning.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has established a clear strategic direction that will enable the NRC to carry out its mission and achieve the results expected by its primary customers, the collective interests of the American public. The Commission believes that this mission must be the foundation for making decisions about what activities the agency should perform. Thus, the Commission's programmatic decisions will not be fee-driven but will be based on their contributions to public health and safety. This strategic plan establishes a strategic framework that will guide future decision-making and will help the NRC continue to meet its responsibility for protecting public health and safety, promoting the common defense and security, and protecting the environment. Meeting these responsibilities requires the collective efforts of the NRC and its licensees, since the regulatory oversight of licensees is the responsibility of the NRC and the safe and secure use of nuclear materials for civilian purposes is the responsibility of NRC licensees. Finally, the development and implementation of the strategic plan will meet the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has established a clear strategic direction that will enable the NRC to carry out its mission and achieve the results expected by its primary customers, the collective interests of the American public. The Commission believes that this mission must be the foundation for making decisions about what activities the agency should perform. Thus, the Commission`s programmatic decisions will not be fee-driven but will be based on their contributions to public health and safety. This strategic plan establishes a strategic framework that will guide future decision-making and will help the NRC continue to meet its responsibility for protecting public health and safety, promoting the common defense and security, and protecting the environment. Meeting these responsibilities requires the collective efforts of the NRC and its licensees, since the regulatory oversight of licensees is the responsibility of the NRC and the safe and secure use of nuclear materials for civilian purposes is the responsibility of NRC licensees. Finally, the development and implementation of the strategic plan will meet the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act.
Full Text Available The strategic capability concept and its integration into the strategic planning process in international business have not been sufficiently explored as its conflicting definitions indicate. Moreover international managers may not be aware of the need for strategic capability because, the strategic capability paradigm for international business has not been sufficiently conceptualized and explored. Therefore this paper reviews how the business environment influences strategic capability, explains the elements of strategic capability, how strategic capability is integrated into the strategic planning, and gives some suggestions for future research on the strategic capability paradigm as it pertains to international businesses.
Full Text Available This review focused on strategic planning as a tool for managing Nigeria’s tertiary education for national economic development. The sole aim of this study was to highlight the major or basic challenges of managing tertiary education in Nigeria. Education in this study was considered as a process that assists in the provision of suitable skills, training for economic, social, cultural and political responsibility. Strategic planning was viewed as the overall planning that facilitates the good management of a process that has a long term effect. The challenges of funding, institutional unrest and staffing were identified as some of the factors hindering the growth of Nigeria's tertiary education. It was hence recommended that tertiary education should be properly and adequately funded by both the government and the private sector in order to enhance it productivity in terms of the quality of skilled labour release into the Nigerian economy.
Odiba, I. A.
Abstract Today's business world is highly competitive and companies fight aggressively to protect their territory. At the same time customers are becoming more demanding and conscious of the available products and services, and thus are seeking the best possible quality. For a small start-up company the business world's characteristics might come as a surprise with a negative effect on the profitability, thus jeopardizing the company’s survival. Strategic planning combined with marketin...
Yale School of Medicine has developed a prototype integrated computing and information environment as part of its strategic IAIMS planning. The prototype consists of a menu system and underlying network communications programs and networks to access a variety of medical information resources at Yale and elsewhere. This prototype has been useful in testing user needs, in designing a technical architecture, in exploring related institutional issues, and as a basis for research in integrated acc...
Paton, John A.; Clyman, Jeffrey I.; Lynch, Patrick; Miller, Perry L.; Sittig, Dean F.; Berson, Bella Z.
This paper provides guidance in the definition, documentation, measurement, enhancement of processes, and validation of a strategic plan for configuration management (CM). The approach and methodology used in establishing a strategic plan is the same for any enterprise, including the Department of Energy (DOE), commercial nuclear plants, the Department of Defense (DOD), or large industrial complexes. The principles and techniques presented are used world wide by some of the largest corporations. The authors used industry knowledge and the areas of their current employment to illustrate and provide examples. Developing a strategic configuration and information management plan for DOE Idaho Field Office (DOE-ID) facilities is discussed in this paper. A good knowledge of CM principles is the key to successful strategic planning. This paper will describe and define CM elements, and discuss how CM integrates the facility`s physical configuration, design basis, and documentation. The strategic plan does not need the support of a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. However, the use of the CASE tool provides a methodology for consistency in approach, graphics, and database capability combined to form an encyclopedia and a method of presentation that is easily understood and aids the process of reengineering. CASE tools have much more capability than those stated above. Some examples are supporting a joint application development group (JAD) to prepare a software functional specification document and, if necessary, provide the capability to automatically generate software application code. This paper briefly discusses characteristics and capabilities of two CASE tools that use different methodologies to generate similar deliverables.
Smith, P.R.; Sarfaty, R.
The purpose of this essay is to compare a theoretical strategic process model with the strategic work in a Swedish bank. The reason of the comparison was to identify which key success factors that is essential in strategic implementation processes. To make this study feasible three qualitative interviews were executed and it also presents data from a quantitative survey performed by the bank. The theory of the study examines eight different parts that needs to be looked at attentively when ne...
Gustafsson, Caroline; Henriksson, Anncharlotte
This paper focuses on the changes in strategic planning of the major oil companies since the 1970s, and considers the reorganisations of the companies, and upstream and downstream planning. New directions for the major companies downstream operation in the retail and aviation sectors, and the influence of the BP/AMOCO/ARCO/BURMAH, EXXON/MOBIL and TOTAL/FINA/ELF mergers on the international oil industry are explored. Tables illustrating the earnings of the major oil companies for upstream and downstream operations, and chemicals in 1999, and for BP UK exploration and production, and refining and marketing profits (quarterly) for 1983-2000 are presented
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians was awarded a grant under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (“DOE”) Tribal Energy Program to develop a comprehensive Tribal energy plan. The grant, awarded under DOE’s First Steps program, supported the development of a strategic energy plan that integrates with the Tribe’s overall planning and economic development goals, and aligns with Tribal cultural, social, political, and spiritual values. The Tribe set out to incorporate its energy plan into (i) a broader economic development strategy developed by investigators at the University of California at Riverside, and (ii) the overarching goals for job-creation and wealth-creation that are held by both the Tribe and the surrounding Coachella Valley. With these wide-ranging objectives in mind, the Tribe and its consultant, Red Mountain Energy Partners, engaged in a phased approach to creating the strategic energy plan. As illustrated in Figure 1 below, the proposed approach involved both “serial” and “parallel” activities. The capacity-building component of this approach occurred throughout the duration of the project period.
Maracas, Kate; Hooks, Todd
After more than a decade from the publication of the European Directive 2001/42/CE (Directive) on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), the design and construction of the interested spatial planning instruments has gone through a variety of changes and integrations in European and in world states. This inhomogeneous panorama can be explained with a pattern of institutional structures that have so far affected the implementation of the Directive. The aim of this paper is to investigate the level of implementation of the Directive in Italy by developing a comparative analysis of the quality of integration of SEA within the design of the spatial coordination plan of a set of Italian provinces. Italian practice is analyzed in the framework of a comparative study of worldwide SEA implementation within spatial and land use planning. The results reveal strengths and weaknesses in SEA implementation at the provincial level and, in particular, the emergence of critical areas of research concerning institutional context, public participation, monitoring, and observatory of the spatial transformations. -- Highlights: • This is a comparative analysis of SEA in strategic spatial planning in Italy. • The adhesion of Provinces to the study is remarkable. • SEA implementation and integration into spatial planning is still moderate. • Participation via consultations should be more widespread. • Monitoring and institution of observatories are still in an infancy stage.
De Montis, Andrea, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Text Available Manufacturing based corporations often find themselves confronted with complexities of increased pressures to innovate in order to ensure their comparative market positions. In order to react to various exogenous changes corporations need to develop strategies that match their manufacturing resources as well as products with the markets requirements. Technology scenarios represent a holistic approach for managing innovation processes and technologies efficiently. A multidimensional requirement catalogue for specific product- market- combinations represents the fundamental building block for the ranking of particular material- components and technologies. The following analysis through evolutionary algorithms for compatibility between and amongst them provides the necessary information about their suitability. The resulting scenarios and roadmap and a regular monitoring process are prerequisite for the managerial decision making process and the implementation technology strategies.
The role and usefulness of strategic planning has been documented over several decades of strategic management research. Despite the significant body of existing knowledge in the field of strategic planning, there remains limited empirical investigation of the construction sector, specifically professional service firms operating within it. The construction sector is hugely important to the Irish economy, yet until now, no empirical investigation has been undertaken to determine the strategic...
The Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for safely and efficiently managing DOE-owned spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and SNF returned to the US from foreign research reactors (FRR). The fuel will be treated where necessary, packaged suitable for repository disposal where practicable, and placed in interim dry storage. These actions will remove remaining vulnerabilities, make as much spent fuel as possible ready for ultimate disposition, and substantially reduce the cost of continued storage. The goal is to complete these actions in 10 years. This SNF Strategic Plan updates the mission, vision, objectives, and strategies for the management of DOE-owned SNF articulated by the SNF Strategic Plan issued in December 1994. The plan describes the remaining issues facing the EM SNF Program, lays out strategies for addressing these issues, and identifies success criteria by which program progress is measured. The objectives and strategies in this plan are consistent with the following Em principles described by the Assistance Secretary in his June 1996 initiative to establish a 10-year time horizon for achieving most program objectives: eliminate and manage the most serious risks; reduce mortgage and support costs to free up funds for further risk reduction; protect worker health and safety; reduce generation of wastes; create a collaborative relationship between DOE and its regulators and stakeholders; focus technology development on cost and risk reduction; and strengthen management and financial control
Full Text Available Turbulent market conditions have forced the health care sector to re-examine its business and operational practices. Health care has become increasingly complex as decisions and planning are reframed in light of the current lagging economy, an increased demand for services, new global competition, and impending legislation reform. The stress is felt most keenly within the nation’s hospitals and consortia of health care facilities. Facility planning decisions are no exception. Hospital administrators are abandoning the once commonplace rules governing aging infrastructure renovations. Instead, administrators are basing decisions within their respective strategic context and are attempting to align buildings, services, personnel, and technology to an overall plan that looks at markets, operations, and finances as resources for competitive advantage. This paper reviews the strategic facilities planning literature and applies those best practices which support this organizational alignment for health care. An application in the mid-Atlantic demonstrates that hospital facilities, by design, need to support the current and future needs of health care delivery systems, while dated structures impede industry advances. Health care infrastructure improvements must proactively address technological, regulatory, and financial changes facing the sector.
Ellen D. Hoadley
Full Text Available At the present age, strategic planning is considered as an important and vital matter for organizations and formulating and implementing strategic plans and accurate parameters may result in organizations long-term superiority in competitive field. But, regarding that competitive factors of all organizations are not the same, formulating the strategy with a similar trend is unlikely to be effective and the prerequisite for success of any organization is to focus and pay attention to its own capacities and unique competitive advantages and to formulate strategies based on those capacities along with focusing on the weakness and threats points. This article presents a model integrated of the strategic planning process and balanced score card and considering four dimensions of the Balanced Score Card (BSC, it accomplishes the process of strategic planning in the fields of financial, customer, internal processes and growth and learning separately and then determines the position of an organization in each dimension. Therefore, the strength and weakness points of the organization are identified and the type of strategies needed for any dimension determined separately. With the aid of this model, top managers are able to determine the organization expects and goals of different sectors clearly and in line with the vision and strategy of organization and deliver to the managers and authorities of different sectors. The results of this model are the analysis of factors influencing on the strategy formulation, extraction of key dimensions, provision of the SWOT matrix for four-folds dimensions of BSC and the identification of organization situation in each dimension such that through basing it on, integrated strategies and operational plans will be formulated for the organization. In this survey, Isfahan Company of tile industry has been studied as a sample and the results of the model implementation for this company described in the text.
Elaheh Enteshari Najaf Abadi
Background: The energy sector continues to play a vital role as the Philippines moves ahead in realizing its vision of becoming a newly industrialized economy by the turn of the century. To keep pace with the country's accelerated economic growth towards the fulfilment of the Philippines 2000 vision, the energy sector has firmed up plans and programs based on sound and mandated policies as spelled out clearly under the Department of Energy Act of 1992 or Republic Act 7638. Philippine energy plan, 1996-2025: This paper presents nuclear power as a strategic option in meeting long-term energy requirements of the country under the Philippine energy Plan drawn by the Department of Energy (DOE)
Full Text Available Strategic spatial planning can be defined as a quite diverse planning activity. According to A. Faludi and W. Salet (2000 three approaches can be distinguished today: (1 institutional approach, (2 communicative or ‘discoursive’ approach, and (3 interactive approachto planning. In Slovenia, formalised beginnings can be observed in the 60ties of the previous century. The context of strategic spatial planning has changed substantially with the introduction of explicitconservation requirements. Spatial plans have lost their strategic nature provided by legislation. The reason for the change was the concept of intrinsic values that has been introduced by certain planning actors. Such a concept abolishes the feasibility of a societal discourse and obviousness of reconciliation in order to draw out a strategic spatial plan. Many attempts done in Slovenia since the 70ties in order to use strategic planning in practice have failed.
This article presents a practical methodology for creating and sustaining strategic planning, the task analysis. Utilizing our Teaching & Learning Center Strategic Plan as a model, we demonstrate how working with a weekly status report provides a comprehensive listing of detail necessary to analyze and revise the plan. The new methodology is…
Sweet, Charlie; Blythe, Hal; Keeley, E. J.; Forsyth, Ben
The current environment of oversight and accountability, along with declining state support for higher education, have prompted many universities to utilize strategic planning in order to achieve their objectives. Yet strangely, relatively little research has been done on evaluation models for assessing strategic planning in higher education institutions. This study endeavors to shed some much-needed light on how higher education institutions have assessed their university-wide strategic plan...
Dalrymple, Margaret L.
The main purpose of the present paper is to identify the framework and the necessary conditions for the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to be able to adopt the strategic marketing planning. Also, the paper aims to underline the importance of the strategic marketing planning and the manner in which the SMEs can adopt, implement and operationalize the strategic marketing planning instruments, whose correct understanding and usage ensure the capacity to generate competitive advantage, ...
Popescu Andrei; Ionescu Florin Tudor; Curmei Catalin Valeriu
The present investigation deals with the quality of capacity building and institutional strengthening of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in the industrial sector as well as determining the environmental strategies for industrial sustainable development in Iran. The leading aim of this paper has been to systematize the environmental considerations in industrial development strategies, policies, plans and programs in the highest strategic decision making processes and to ensure environ...
Nouri, J.; Maghsoudlou Kamali, B.
The Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Research and Engineering (NEM R&E) Program is dedicated to providing knowledge, technical expertise, and products to US agencies responsible for monitoring nuclear explosions in all environments and is successful in turning scientific breakthroughs into tools for use by operational monitoring agencies. To effectively address the rapidly evolving state of affairs, the NNSA NEM R&E program is structured around three program elements described within this strategic plan: Integration of New Monitoring Assets, Advanced Event Characterization, and Next-Generation Monitoring Systems. How the Program fits into the National effort and historical accomplishments are also addressed.
Casey, Leslie A. [DOE/NNSA
In medical systems, economic issues and means of action are in the course of dwindling human (physicians and nurses) and financial resources are more important. For this reason, physicians must understand basic economic principles. Only in this way, there may be medical autonomy from social systems and hospital administrators. The current work is an approach to present a model for strategic planning of an anesthesia department. For this, a "strengths", "weaknesses", "opportunities", and "threats" (SWOT) analysis is used. This display is an example of an exemplary anaesthetic department. PMID:22161910
Wiese, Christoph H R; Zink, Wolfgang; Russo, Sebastian G
...National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System Strategic Plan 2011-2015...National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) entitled ``NARMS...scientists and surveillance systems monitoring antimicrobial resistance...
Full Text Available Extended abstract1- Introduction Nowadays, tourism as a dynamic industry and unique characteristics includes an important part of economic activities and production in the developed and developing countries. This industry covers all the phenomena and relationships resulting from the interaction of tourists, suppliers and vendors of tourism products, governments and host communities, in the process of attracting and welcoming of tourists. Results and achievements of the tourism industry involve considerable results such as aspects of employment and its impact on development and economic -social functions mentioned in a region or country. For the city of Shiraz that has numerous cultural attractions and historical and natural potential, development of tourism industry can be very helpful. 2- MethodologyThe methodology of this research was based on descriptive-analytical methods. For collecting information and data required, documentation and field studies such as interviews and using these data, the attractions, facilities, services and tourism situation in region has been investigated. Then, the SWOT analysis matrix was used for data analysis and presentation of tourism development strategies in the Shiraz city.3- DiscussionThe Shiraz city due to good weather and having historical and unique civilization sites is one of tourism centers in national and international levels. These city due to Persepolis neighborhood, each year hosts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists. Moreover, Shiraz has valuable natural potential. But so far, this city failed to their real position in tourism field, especially in terms of attracting tourists and the number of tourists to achieve stability coefficient. In this paper, SWOT strategic planning process has been used for analyzing the functioning of tourism in Shiraz. A four-stage process of strategic planning including: first, external (opportunities and threats and internal (strengths and weaknesses factors evaluation matrix; second, analysis of strategic factors; third, external and internal matrix and matrix of quantitative strategic planning and finally, appropriate strategies for development of tourism in the city of Shiraz, has designed and presented. Moreover, after consideration of relevant information, the major external and internal factors were identified in the matrix were evaluated. Number of external factors determined to be 19. From this amount, 9 factors cause tourism opportunities of Shiraz and 10 threatened it. Firstly, the factors that led to the opportunity and then those that threaten the Shiraz tourism sector are located in the matrix. Number of domestic factors also determined to be 22 including the strengths and weaknesses of tourism in Shiraz. So that, firstly 11 strength factors and then 11 weakness factors of tourism are placed in the matrix, then using the expert viewpoints and comments of those interviewed, individual affecting factors were heightened. Finally, by adjusting the strategic planning and internal and external factors that are the base in the strategies planning, the SWOT matrix was extracted and accordingly, quantitative strategic planning, appropriate strategies and priorities matrices of tourism development are identified.4- ConclusionIn the present study, using strategic planning process, the abilities and functions of tourism and develop these functions, the action and determine strategies to provide practical solutions for Shiraz tourism development. In this process, with assessment capabilities and opportunities of Shiraz tourism, findings indicate that tourism planning strategies acceptable in this city, conservative strategies would be planned in first priority and second priority planning aggressive strategies. Thus, first WO primary strategies and then SO strategies were selected in the SWOT matrix priorities. In fact WO2 conservative strategy with 6.16 scores represents the best strategy on tourism development will be considered in Shiraz. To achieve this, the strategy to familiarize hotels and travel agencie
Community colleges are greatly impacted by turbulent external forces while also experiencing turnover in the topmost leadership positions. New presidents must learn how to lead an institution while also planning for purposeful change that will allow the college to thrive. In this article, the authors propose a method for new presidents to develop…
Garza Mitchell, Regina L.; Maldonado, Cesar
Recent planning practice in post-communist cities indicates a growing interest in strategic spatial planning. In their search for new planning paradigms and more flexible approaches to city planning, municipalities in post-communist cities have embraced strategic planning as a way to involve residents, the business community and various stakeholders in defining a vision for the future. Drawing on the experience of six capital cities – Prague, St Petersburg, Vilnius, Sofia, Budapest and Riga...
Droughts continue to be a major natural hazard and mounting evidence of global warming confronts society with a pressing question: Will climate change aggravate the risk of drought at local scale? It is important to explore what additional risk will be imposed by climate change and what level of strategic measures should be undertaken now to avoid vulnerable situations in the future, given that tactical measures may not avoid large damage. This study addresses the following key questions on strategic planning for drought mitigation under climate change: What combination of strategic and tactical measures will move the societal system response from a vulnerable situation to a resilient one with minimum cost? Are current infrastructures and their operation enough to mitigate the damage of future drought, or do we need in-advance infrastructure expansion for future drought preparedness? To address these questions, this study presents a decision support framework based on a coupled simulation and optimization model. A quasi-physically based watershed model is established for the Frenchman Creek Basin (FCB), part of the Republic River Basin, where groundwater based irrigation plays a significant role in agriculture production and local hydrological cycle. The physical model is used to train a statistical surrogate model, which predicts the watershed responses under future climate conditions. The statistical model replaces the complex physical model in the simulation-optimization framework, which makes the models computationally tractable. Decisions for drought preparedness include traditional short-term tactical measures (e.g. facility operation) and long-term or in-advance strategic measures, which require capital investment. A scenario based three-stage stochastic optimization model assesses the roles of strategic measures and tactical measures in drought preparedness and mitigation. Two benchmark climate prediction horizons, 2040s and 2090s, represent mid-term and long-term planning, respectively, compared to the baseline of the climate of 1980-2000. To handle uncertainty in climate change projections, outputs from three General Circulation Models (GCMs) with Regional Climate Model (RCM) for dynamic downscaling (PCM-RCM, Hadley-RCM, and CCSM-RCM) and four CO2 emission scenarios are used to represent the various possible climatic conditions in the mid-term (2040's) and long-term (2090's) time horizons. The model results show the relative roles of mid- and long-term investments and the complementary relationships between wait-and-see decisions and here-and-now decisions on infrastructure expansion. Even the best tactical measures (irrigation operation) alone are not sufficient for drought mitigation in the future. Infrastructure expansion is critical especially for environmental conversation purposes. With increasing budget, investment should be shifted from tactical measures to strategic measures for drought preparedness. Infrastructure expansion is preferred for the long term plan than the mid-term plan, i.e., larger investment is proposed in 2040s than the current, due to a larger likelihood of drought in 2090s than 2040s. Thus larger BMP expansion is proposed in 2040s for droughts preparedness in 2090s.
Cai, X.; Zeng, R.; Valocchi, A. J.; Song, J.
Hydro-Quebec produces, transmits and distributes electricity through the use of renewable energy sources, particularly hydroelectricity. It also conducts research in energy related fields. This document listed the strategic plan for Hydro-Quebec's 4 main divisions: Hydro-Quebec Production, Hydro-Quebec TransEnergie, Hydro-Quebec Distribution and Hydro-Quebec Energy Society of Bay James. The 2006 to 2010 strategic plan continues to focus on 3 main priorities: energy efficiency; complementary development of hydroelectricity and wind power; and, technological innovation. Hydro-Quebec's objectives also include strengthening the security of Quebec's energy supply and making use of energy as a lever for economic development. The plan for Hydro-Quebec Production calls for accelerating the development of major hydroelectric projects and promoting other renewable forms of energy such as wind power and ensuring the efficiency and reliability of the generating fleet. The utility's objective is to reach 4.7 TWh in energy savings by 2010 and to work toward a target of 8 TWh by 2015. The plan also involves a portfolio of hydroelectric projects totaling 5,400 MW. The plan includes complementary development and integration of 4,000 MW of windpower by 2015. The plan for Hydro-Quebec TransEnergie calls for system reliability and becoming a world benchmark for quality and reliability in wind power integration and deployment of new technologies to enhance performance. The plan for Hydro-o enhance performance. The plan for Hydro-Quebec Distribution calls for more efficient use of electricity, increase customer satisfaction and meet electricity needs through the use of renewable energy sources. The utility has made a commitment for 2006 to 2010 to a net income of $2.5 billion per year for a total of $12.5 billion, and a capital investment of 19.4 billion. This paper outlined the contribution of each division to net income and listed the economic benefits for the 2006 to 2010 period. In 2006, the Quebec Energy Board authorized Hydro-Quebec Distribution to raise its rates by 5.3 per cent in adjustment with the substantial growth in energy consumption which has led to additional electricity supply costs and investment to connect new customers to the grid. This document also included information regarding electricity sales, operating expenses, revenues, purchases, water power royalties, financial expenses, and a statement of cash flows. tabs., figs
In the first instance the concern of this paper is with inquiring, as stated in the title of the paper, into principles and components of a strategic environmental planning and management (EPM) process relevant to the PUI. The research focuses attention in particular on the problems and needs of the poor living at the interface.
From the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, this glossy brochure (.pdf) outlines the Fossil Energy Coal and Power Systems Program for the turn of the century. The plan outlined here aims to produce competitively priced energy, minimize environmental impacts, and also deliver scientific understanding and technological innovations. The brochure covers technologies, strategic plans, carbon sequestration research, and more. Overall, the report supplies interesting statistics on energy use and offers researchers an insight into the DOE's current plans, and how they present those plans.
Full Text Available Strategic spatial planning has enjoyed widespread implementation since the 1990s, especially in urban and metropolitan areas, having its focus on promoting their competitiveness and sustainability. Nowadays, the effects of economic crisis, together with growing environmental and technological risks, trigger the vulnerability of these areas and stress the need for resilience. This paper examines the role of strategic spatial planning in promoting metropolitan resilience in the era of crisis. It is argued that this type of planning is capable of supporting the adaptation of territorial systems to crisis-induced risks, as is, for instance, the case of planning for climate change. This is further analyzed in light of four of the key aspects of the new strategic spatial planning, namely its principles, content, process, and utilization of resources. The paper draws evidence from the case of Greece and examines the abovementioned aspects of the recently prepared new Regulatory Plan for the Thessaloniki greater area. The first results of this examination show that, provided there is political will which allows for necessary adjustments, the Plan has the potential to incorporate the dimension of resilience. The elaboration and exploitation of the strategic nature of the Plan and of its sustainable development principle constitute key elements of a resilience-oriented approach.
In recent years, many companies have changed their IT strategy from developing systems in-house to implementing integrated software solutions. Along with the implementation of large Management Information Systems (MIS) such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, several strategic choices have to be made in order to ensure the success of the implementation in terms of the technical aspects, the business model and the organisation. This article deals with three strategic choices made by the management in the case company, a large European medical company, regarding the process of implementing an e-Procurement system - more specifically, an Enterprise Buyer Professional (EBP) module in SAP R/3 for commercial purchasing. These strategic choices are (1) outsourcing the electronic catalogue of the EBP system to an electronic market place, (2) constituting a change management group for the implementation, and (3) allying with an external partner in the implementation process. The strategic choices are the basis of a qualitative analysis using an Actor Network Theory (ANT) perspective where focus is on three aspects: Delegation, black box and enrolment. In this regard, strategies for delegating tasks to the EBP system, strategies for establishing the EBP system as a black box and, finally, strategies for enrolling external partners in the implementation process in the case company are analysed. Through these concepts of ANT, the article demonstrates how strategic choices influence the implementation process and which initiatives are made to put the strategic choices of the implementation into effect.
Krag, Lotte; Thomsen, Mette
Strategic marketing planning requires that the marketing objectives strategies for a specific product-market configuration be in full correlation with the directions and the resources allocated at the corporate level or at the strategic business unit one. Such a correlation is more than necessary under the current market conditions, when the economic crisis affects both consumer behavior and corporate decisions. This article focuses on the particularities of strategic marketing planning in sp...
Caescu Stefan Claudiu; Ploesteanu Mara Gabriela; Constantinescu Mihaela
This article deals with the challenge of approaching decision-making processes through strategic environmental assessment (SEA). It is argued that the interaction between policy-making and planning in strategic decision-making processes is a neglected reason for problems with applying SEA, as legislation and guidance on SEA primarily approach either the policy or plan level. To substantiate the argument, the extent of interaction is empirically investigated. Four contemporary decision-making processes in the Danish energy sector are mapped as a series of choices. Fundamental changes with considerable environmental impacts are decided these years, often without preceding SEA processes. The mapping shows a profound interaction between policy-making and planning. In this interaction, public consultation, systematic environmental analyses, and transparency on alternatives are primarily related to choices of planning character. The findings lead to a discussion of the existing SEA guidance that is challenged in terms of adequacy of the guidance to approach the interaction.
The CH2M Hill Hanford Group, Inc., Information Resource Management Strategic Plan is the top-level planning document for applying information and information resource management to achieve the CHG mission for the management of the River Protection Project
The CH2M Hill Hanford Group, Inc., Information Resource Management Strategic Plan is the top-level planning document for applying information and information resource management to achieve the CHG mission for the management of the River Protection Project
Full Text Available Abstract Recent increases in funding for malaria control have led to the reduction in transmission in many malaria endemic countries, prompting the national control programmes of 36 malaria endemic countries to set elimination targets. Accounting for human population movement (HPM in planning for control, elimination and post-elimination surveillance is important, as evidenced by previous elimination attempts that were undermined by the reintroduction of malaria through HPM. Strategic control and elimination planning, therefore, requires quantitative information on HPM patterns and the translation of these into parasite dispersion. HPM patterns and the risk of malaria vary substantially across spatial and temporal scales, demographic and socioeconomic sub-groups, and motivation for travel, so multiple data sets are likely required for quantification of movement. While existing studies based on mobile phone call record data combined with malaria transmission maps have begun to address within-country HPM patterns, other aspects remain poorly quantified despite their importance in accurately gauging malaria movement patterns and building control and detection strategies, such as cross-border HPM, demographic and socioeconomic stratification of HPM patterns, forms of transport, personal malaria protection and other factors that modify malaria risk. A wealth of data exist to aid filling these gaps, which, when combined with spatial data on transport infrastructure, traffic and malaria transmission, can answer relevant questions to guide strategic planning. This review aims to (i discuss relevant types of HPM across spatial and temporal scales, (ii document where datasets exist to quantify HPM, (iii highlight where data gaps remain and (iv briefly put forward methods for integrating these datasets in a Geographic Information System (GIS framework for analysing and modelling human population and Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection movements.
Pindolia Deepa K
The final report of strategic planning describes the uses and applications of the Nuclear Technology, situation, tendencies so much at international level as national, institutional organization of the Nuclear Sector in the Uruguay, assignment of the DNTN, nuclear politics of the Uruguay, development of the Net or Nuclear Sector and model proposed for Uruguay, general conclusions and Strategic Plan
This study aimed to analyze the mission and vision statements on the strategic plans of higher education institutions. The sample of the study consisted of 72 public universities. Strategic plans of the universities were accessed over the internet, and the data collected were analyzed using content analysis. The findings show that statements on…
Private sector organizations of 21st century face local and international challenges resulted from the revolution ofinformation, technological development, globalization, market liberalization and knowledge explosion, thereforestrategic planning in private sector became an urgent necessity. The aims of this study, is an attempt to study theimpact of strategic planning activities on private sector organizations in Sudan. The study comprises fourvariables of strategic...
Gaafar Mohamed Abdalkrim
Full Text Available Industrialized and rich nations owe much of their development to advances and achievements they have made in science and technology. These assets have not only served as engines powering their advanced economies but have also led to their exponential social growth. Thus, advancements in science and technology may be regarded as indicators of fundamental development in any modern society as it is the knowledge-based society that is in a superior position to address and resolve its basic problems. While Iran has also been taking drastic steps towards its scientific and technological development, decisive measures are yet to be taken toward developing a strategic plan for these development objectives and gaining a comprehensive understanding of its different aspects. Employing an analytic-descriptive approach, the present study aims to develop fundamental strategies for the national scientific and technological development using the SWOT strategic model. The results indicate that the development of infrastructure for access to information networks with a weight of 0.56 ranks first among the strengths while absence of a strategic development plan with a weight of 0.372 ranks first among the weaknesses. IT infrastructure with a weight of 0.608 is found to have the highest weight among the opportunities while the low relevance between educational programs (at both levels of general and higher education and scientific and innovation requirements is found to rank first with a weight of 0.46 among the threats. Among the most essential strategies that need to be adopted, one can refer to the development of a basic framework for the uniform and need-oriented connectivity and access to IT and the Internet across the nation; creation and development of such knowledge-based systems and facilities as business and technology incubators, science parks, science a& technology corridors, and innovation clusters aiming at a knowledge-based, dynamic, and developed society; directing efforts at striking a balance between the number of university graduates and the market demands for young educated work force; and maximum involvement of the educated youths in the realization of national development objectives.
The Subsurface Contaminants Focus Area (SCFA) is supported by a lead laboratory consisting of technical representatives from DOE laboratories across the country. This broadly representative scientific group has developed and implemented a process to define Technical Targets to assist the SCFA in strategic planning and in managing their environmental research and development portfolio. At an initial meeting in Golden Colorado, an initial set of Technical Targets was identified using a rapid consensus based technical triage process. Thirteen Technical Targets were identified and described. Vital scientific and technical objectives were generated for each target. The targets generally fall into one of the following five strategic investment categories: Enhancing Environmental Stewardship, Eliminating Contaminant Sources, Isolating Contaminants, Controlling Contaminant Plumes, Enabling DOEs CleanUp Efforts. The resulting targets and the detail they comprise on what is, and what is not, needed to meet Environmental Management needs provide a comprehensive technically-based framework to assist in prioritizing future work and in managing the SCFA program
Here we present the vision, concept and direction for forming a European Industrial Strategy for a Scientific Cloud Computing Infrastructure to be implemented by 2020. This will be the framework for decisions and for securing support and approval in establishing, initially, an R&D European Cloud Computing Infrastructure that serves the need of European Research Area (ERA ) and Space Agencies. This Cloud Infrastructure will have the potential beyond this initial user base to evolve to provide similar services to a broad range of customers including government and SMEs. We explain how this plan aims to support the broader strategic goals of our organisations and identify the benefits to be realised by adopting an industrial Cloud Computing model. We also outline the prerequisites and commitment needed to achieve these objectives.
This paper is prepared in honor and in memory of the late Professor Emeritus Yasuhide Asada to recognize his contributions to ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards initiatives, particularly those related to risk-informed technology and System Based Code developments. For nearly two decades, numerous risk-informed initiatives have been completed or are under development within the ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards organization. In order to properly manage the numerous initiatives currently underway or planned for the future, the ASME Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards (BNCS) has an established Risk Management Strategic Plan (Plan) that is maintained and updated by the ASME BNCS Risk Management Task Group. This paper presents the latest approved version of the plan beginning with a background of applications completed to date, including the recent probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) standards developments for nuclear power plant applications. The paper discusses planned applications within ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards that will require expansion of the ASME PRA Standard to support new advanced light water reactor and next generation reactor developments, such as for high temperature gas-cooled reactors. Emerging regulatory developments related to risk-informed, performance- based approaches are summarized. A long-term vision for the potential development and evolution to a nuclear systems code that adopts a risk-informed approach across a facility life-cycle (design, coh across a facility life-cycle (design, construction, operation, maintenance, and closure) is also summarized. Finally, near term and long term actions are defined across the ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards organizations related to risk management, including related U.S. regulatory activities. (author)
The present document provides the new and updated strategic plan for the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes (INMD) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. This plan provides an overarching map for the strategic activities of the INMD during the five years from 2010 to 2014. These strategic priorities will guide the way that the INMD uses its resources over this period of time, and will provide opportunities to build new partnerships and strategic alliances that enhance and leverage the capacity to fund targeted research initiatives. PMID:22059161
Sherman, Philip M; Makarchuk, Mary-Jo; Belanger, Paul; Roberts, Eve A
Analysis of the nursing service in the process of hospital strategic planning El análisis del servicio de enfermería en el proceso de planeamiento estratégico en hospital Análise do serviço de enfermagem no processo de planejamento
Full Text Available Strategic Planning (SP has been used in hospitals to improve competitiveness and with effect on a wide range of work activities and business processes. Nursing service represents the largest number part of hospital staffs. It is responsible for ongoing and comprehensive support for patients and is closely related with results of SP application. This paper analyzes the performance of the body of nurses in the process of implementing Strategic Planning (SP in one of the large hospitals in Porto Alegre (Hospital Sao Lucas, PUCRS and is based upon the perception of nursing service managers. This is an exploratory and descriptive study, with quantitative and qualitative results, conducted through interviews with 22 managers in the field of nursing. Results of the survey provide an analysis of the nurses' involvement in implementing SP in the institution, where they identified critical activities of the process and contributed to the management practice of hospital organizationsEl Planeamiento Estratégico (PE ha sido adoptado en los hospitales como una actividad de mejoría de la competitividad y con impacto en las más diversas actividades de trabajo y procesos de negocios. El servicio de enfermería representa la mayor parte del cuerpo funcional de los hospitales, es responsable por la asistencia continua e integral a los pacientes y posee una fuerte relación con los resultados decurrentes de la aplicación del PE. Este trabajo tiene el objetivo de analizar la actuación del cuerpo de enfermeros en el proceso de implantación del Planeamiento Estratégico (PE en uno de los grandes hospitales de la ciudad de Porto Alegre (Hospital São Lucas de la PUCRS. Este análisis fue realizado a partir de la percepción de los gestores del servicio de enfermería. Se trata de un estudio exploratorio y descriptivo, con resultados cuantitativos y cualitativos, realizado a partir de entrevistas con 22 gestores del área de enfermería. El resultado de la investigación presenta un análisis de la actuación de los enfermeros en la implantación del PE de esa entidad, apuntando actividades críticas del proceso y contribuyendo para la práctica de gestión en hospitalesO Planejamento Estratégico (PE tem sido adotado em instituições hospitalares como uma atividade de melhoria da competitividade e com impacto nas mais diversas atividades de trabalho e processos de negócios. O serviço de enfermagem representa a maior parcela do corpo funcional de instituições hospitalares, é responsável pela assistência contínua e integral aos pacientes e possui uma forte relação com os resultados decorrentes da aplicação do PE. Este trabalho tem o objetivo de analisar a atuação do corpo de enfermeiros no processo de implantação do Planejamento Estratégico (PE em um dos grandes hospitais da cidade de Porto Alegre (Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS. Esta análise foi realizada a partir da percepção dos gestores do serviço de enfermagem. Trata-se de um estudo exploratório e descritivo, com resultados quantitativos e qualitativos, realizado a partir de entrevistas com 22 gestores da área de enfermagem. O resultado da pesquisa apresenta uma análise da atuação dos enfermeiros na implantação do PE dessa entidade, apontando atividades críticas do processo e contribuindo para a prática de gestão em organizações hospitalares
Leonardo Rocha de Oliveira
Full Text Available Strategic planning is widely used by organisations, as itis an integral part of strategy. The present study tackles thetopic of strategic planning as it is developed by public andnon-profit organizations and provides an extensive review ofliterature in the area of the development and role of strategic planning within strategic management and the way it is adopted by public and non-profit organizations. For the purposes of this paper, five models of strategic planning have been discussed with the belief that they describe better the models that can be approached and developed by public and non-profit organizations in the area of sport. This article aims at partly contributing to the theoretical discussion concerning the ability of organizations to integrate and deploy strategic planning. For this study we examined a non-profitsport organization in British Columbia, Canada. The authorspropose that public and non-profit sport organizations shoulddevelop their own model of strategic planning, which mayhelp them to think and act strategically.
Full Text Available Nowadays, the importance of the strategy for an enterprise becomes evident by verifying the changes that characterize its environment. Changes in legislation and regulation models and a greater market fragmentation are clear examples of the threats that lead the change. At the same time, the opportunities that the environment offers through the reduction of entrance barriers and a strong possibility of investment extension have increased. In order to be able to survive in an increasingly competitive environment, organizations must adapt their products to the market. For this to happen, it is necessary that the organization develops a retrieval, analysis and information interpretation process with strategic value about the industry and the competitors in it, which is transmitted to those in charge of the organization at the right time. The objective of this study was to develop a competitive intelligence model in an environment where strategic planning is not common and structural conditions are adverse. The research took place in the surety bond industry in Mexico, and the model obtained allows the surety companies with little strategic planning to know and identify their specific information requirements in order to lead competitiveness in a better way and the quality of their products and services at the same time. The outcome of this study demonstrates that competitive intelligence must suit the enterprise’s activity thus overcoming the barriers offered to this practice by the environment.
Héctor Montiel Campos
First this paper analyzes China electric power market price regulation and power supply enterprises’ decision-making behaviors, and then carries on comparative analysis about integrated resource planning theory and integrated resource strategic thought under demand balance angle. The results show that integrated resource planning can reduce the power demand and optimize resource allocation, but integrated resource strategic planning under the demand side management has better effect, also c...
Junjie Kang; Jinghong Zhou
Full Text Available First this paper analyzes China electric power market price regulation and power supply enterprises’ decision-making behaviors, and then carries on comparative analysis about integrated resource planning theory and integrated resource strategic thought under demand balance angle. The results show that integrated resource planning can reduce the power demand and optimize resource allocation, but integrated resource strategic planning under the demand side management has better effect, also can realize the whole society power resources optimal allocation.
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE), through the Coal and Power Systems (C and PS) program, funds research to advance the scientific knowledge needed to provide new and improved energy technologies; to eliminate any detrimental environmental effects of energy production and use; and to maintain US leadership in promoting the effective use of US power technologies on an international scale. Further, the C and PS program facilitates the effective deployment of these technologies to maximize their benefits to the Nation. The following Strategic Plan describes how the C and PS program intends to meet the challenges of the National Energy Strategy to: (1) enhance American's energy security; (2) improve the environmental acceptability of energy production and use; (3) increase the competitiveness and reliability of US energy systems; and (4) ensure a robust US energy future. It is a plan based on the consensus of experts and managers from FE's program offices and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
The strategic planning process that is part of Vanderbilt University's fast track to IAIMS is evolving based on feedback from the process itself. Led by a committee of VUMC's top management, broad-based sub-committees for administration, education, patient care, and research worked initially on the following strategic issues: identifying key external pressures that constrain and provide opportunities, visioning how VUMC might operate in the future, and establishing a mission and high-level go...
Olsen, A. J.; Baker, W. L.; Sittig, D. F.; Stead, W. W.
The Department of Energy has a rich heritage of meeting important national goals in the areas of energy, national security, science, and technology. The end of the Cold War, and the election of President Clinton, have given us a new national agenda. Through a comprehensive strategic planning process, we have determined that the Department must now unleash its extraordinary scientific and technical talent and resources on new and more sharply focused goals: fueling a competitive economy, improving the environment through waste management and pollution prevention, and reducing the nuclear danger.
Full Text Available This paper reports on the results of an empirical study into the integration of strategic information systems planning and business-IT alignment, IT evaluation, and the proactive management of business benefits in large organisations, and to consider the linkages evident between these processes. An argument is developed which suggests that at the heart of good IT governance practice is an integrated cycle of building a business case, alignment and prioritisation of IT investments with business objectives and imperatives, evaluation, system acquisition, and post implementation proactive benefits realisation.
This paper describes the deliverables framework developed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in its IAIMS planning process. The key deliverables include: visions for the future; mission, goals, and objectives for the information management function; critical functions for IAIMS; categorized projects; priority recommendations; and a straw man project sequence reflecting dependencies. The paper also discusses how the plan will be used and how it interacts with direction-setting for ...
Olsen, A. J.; Stead, W. W.
A new strategic plan is in place to upgrade the ALS so it can continue to address fundamental questions, such as size-dependent and dimensional-confinement phenomena at the nanoscale; correlation and complexity in physical, biological, and environmental systems; and temporal evolution, assembly, dynamics and ultrafast phenomena. Moreover, the growing number of ALS users (now exceeding 2,000 per year) requires increased attention. Accordingly, our plan concentrates on projects that will continue to make it possible for ALS users to address grand scientific and technological challenges with incisive world-class tools and quality user support. Our highest priority is to begin top-off operation, in which electrons are injected into the storage ring at intervals of approximately 1 minute. The combination of top-off and concurrent development of small-gap in-vacuum undulators and superconducting undulators will allow an increase in brightness from eight to more than 100 times, depending on the specific undulators and photon energy range. As part of our core mission in the VUV and soft x-ray regions, we plan to exploit these accelerator developments to extend our capabilities for high spatial and temporal resolution and utilize the remarkable coherence properties of the ALS in a new generation of beamlines. Ranked by priority, several proposed beamlines will follow completion of five new beamlines already under construction or funded. The intellectual excitement of the ALS has been a powerful tool in the recruitment and retention of outstanding staff, but additional sustained efforts are required to increase diversity both in gender and in under represented groups. To this end, we intend to expand the ALS Doctoral Fellowship Program by giving special emphasis to under represented groups. We also envision a distinguished postdoctoral fellowship program with the same emphasis, to increase and diversify our pool of candidates for beamline scientist positions
A new strategic plan is in place to upgrade the ALS so it can continue to address fundamental questions, such as size-dependent and dimensional-confinement phenomena at the nanoscale; correlation and complexity in physical, biological, and environmental systems; and temporal evolution, assembly, dynamics and ultrafast phenomena. Moreover, the growing number of ALS users (now exceeding 2,000 per year) requires increased attention. Accordingly, our plan concentrates on projects that will continue to make it possible for ALS users to address grand scientific and technological challenges with incisive world-class tools and quality user support. Our highest priority is to begin top-off operation, in which electrons are injected into the storage ring at intervals of approximately 1 minute. The combination of top-off and concurrent development of small-gap in-vacuum undulators and superconducting undulators will allow an increase in brightness from eight to more than 100 times, depending on the specific undulators and photon energy range. As part of our core mission in the VUV and soft x-ray regions, we plan to exploit these accelerator developments to extend our capabilities for high spatial and temporal resolution and utilize the remarkable coherence properties of the ALS in a new generation of beamlines. Ranked by priority, several proposed beamlines will follow completion of five new beamlines already under construction or funded. The intellectual excitement of the ALS has been a powerful tool in the recruitment and retention of outstanding staff, but additional sustained efforts are required to increase diversity both in gender and in underrepresented groups. To this end, we intend to expand the ALS Doctoral Fellowship Program by giving special emphasis to underrepresented groups. We also envision a distinguished postdoctoral fellowship program with the same emphasis, to increase and diversify our pool of candidates for beamline scientist positions.
Kirz, J.; Chemla, D. S.; Feinberg, B.; Hussain, Z.; Krebs, G. F.; Padmore, H. A.; Robin, D. S.; Robinson, A. L.; Smith, N. V.; Warwick, T.
Improvement in source memory performance throughout development is thought to be mediated by strategic processes that facilitate the retrieval of task-relevant information. Using event-related potentials (ERPs), we examined developmental changes in these processes during adolescence. Adolescents (13-14 years) and adults (19-29 years) completed a…
Sprondel, Volker; Kipp, Kerstin H.; Mecklinger, Axel
In the planning literature, there has recently been much discussion on the new ‘soft spaces with fuzzy boundaries’ perceived to emerge in British spatial planning. So far critical reflections on the implications of the increasing amount of spatial strategy-making being done in soft spaces have focused on the lack of transparency and potential democratic deficits of contemporary spatial planning. Limited critical attention has been paid to how policy agendas are being shaped and reshaped in soft spaces, and how these agendas seek to influence formal planning arenas. These questions seem to be particularly relevant within the current neoliberal political climate characterising many European countries, including social welfare states such as Denmark. In addition, limited attention has been paid to how the concepts of ‘soft spaces’ and ‘fuzzy boundaries’ correspond to contemporary European strategic spatial planning practices. This paper seeks to broaden the soft space debate in a European context by offeringan account of the emergence of soft spaces in Danish spatial planning. The paper analyses how spatial strategy-making is carried out at the scale of two new soft spaces emerging in Danish spatial planning at subnational scales. In these soft spaces, the paper explores how policy agendas are being shaped and reshaped, and how these agendas seek to influence formal planning arenas. The central argument running through this paper is that soft spaces in neoliberal political climates might be used as vehicles for neoliberal transformations of strategic spatial planning. In 2006, the Danish Ministry of the Environment published a national planning report articulating a ’New Map of Denmark’ consisting of two urban regions. The urban regions were promoted by the ministry as new appropriate scales for, on the one hand, managing pressing spatial issues such as urban sprawl and congestion, and on the other hand, promoting economic growth and international competitiveness. In 2008, new multi-level collaborative processes were initiated at the scale of these urban regions, involving the Ministry of the Environment, administrative regions, and municipalities. The aim of these processes was to prepare informal and voluntary spatial frameworks and overall urban structures for the two regions, turning these into ‘soft spaces’ of strategic spatial planning. The paper demonstrates how the state’s ambitions of introducing overall spatial frameworks at the scale of urban regions were downscaled during the processes, as the political climate within the ministry changed as a liberal Minister of the Environment was appointed. At the same time, the municipalities, who primarily perceived the soft spaces as cross-municipal platforms for transport infrastructure lobbying, were successful in reshaping the agenda-setting in the soft spaces towards policy agendas of investments in transport infrastructures and economic development. The lessons from the Danish experiences with soft spaces suggest a need to pay critical attention to how policy agendas are being shaped and reshaped in soft spaces in concordance with transformations in politics. The evidence from Denmark suggests that the flexible nature of soft spaces allows agenda-setting in them to be reshaped to support policy agendas of powerful actors or reflect transformations in politics. In the current neoliberal political climate characterising many European countries at the moment, there is a risk that agenda-setting in soft spaces are reshaped to promote neoliberal policy agendas, turning soft spaces into vehicles for neoliberal transformations of strategic spatial planning.
Strategic leadership is built upon traits and actions that encompass the successful execution of all leadership styles. In a world that is rapidly changing, strategic leadership in schools guides school leader through assuring constant improvement process by anticipating future trends and planning for them and noting that plans must be flexible to…
Williams, Henry S.; Johnson, Teryl L.
The planning process at the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) is controlled through a hierarchy of documents ranging from a ten-year strategic plan to a weekly schedule. Within the hierarchy are a Near-Term (three-year) Operating Plan, a Cycle (six-month) Plan, and an Outage/Operating Phase Schedule. Coordination of the planning process is accomplished by a dedicated preparation team that also provides an overview of the formal planning timetable which identifies key action items required to be completed before an outage/operating phase can begin
The Mozambican Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (AMOG) received support from the FIGO Leadership in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Impact and Change (LOGIC) Initiative in Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) to strengthen its organizational capacity and to assume leadership in MNH through the development of a strategic plan. The planning process involved identification of key stakeholders; analysis of strengths and weaknesses; stakeholder consultation; consultation with AMOG members; and ratification at the annual general meeting. The participatory process led to the development of vision and mission statements. Furthermore, core values and strategic goals were identified: (1) to contribute to the implementation of governmental plans for improving MNH; (2) to assume leadership in advancing the practice of obstetrics and gynecology through education and training; and (3) to continue to strengthen organizational capacity. Consequently, relationships among members were reinforced and the visibility and recognition of AMOG as a key stakeholder in MNH increased. PMID:25085687
Osman, Nafissa B; Almeida, Maria L; Ustá, Momade B; Bique, Cassimo; David, Ernestina
Full Text Available This paper focuses on ways to improve tourism facilities and revenues in a cosmopolitan nation with few resources but enriched by ancient historical sites and a fascinating culture. It is significant as a pattern for other developing Middle Eastern Nations, even those presently oil-rich, because tourism depends on a sustainable continuing resource. The introduction places Jordan in its world political situation, and summarises its ancient and unique tourism attractions, including medical, and educational. Background geographical and population characteristics are outlined with 30% unemployed youth. Tourism employs 22% of the population overall and brings in 5.5% of GDP. As a case study, a strategic plan is developed from a SWOT analysis considering the latest literature to guide internal sustainable development and encourage tourism, lure outside investment, increase its entrepreneurial middle class, improve revenue and suggest job opportunities for youth. Problems are collated from the SWOT Weaknesses and Threats to expose areas for further study and development within the governorates, utilising Jordan’s excellent educational resources for analysis to derive further national improvements and lead Middle Eastern tourism.
Khaled Khalaf Alafi
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This book was designed to help managers and employees to decipher the two crucial elements in work design and human resource planning: the role network that surrounds every position and the key stakeholders whose expectations define the essence of the job. It provides a structured process for analyzing one's own job as well as the jobs of…
Schein, Edgar H.
Abstract – “Motivated employees = Satisfied customers – A strategic plan to implement internal marketing in a small service company” Date 6th June 2013 Level Bachelor thesis in Business Administration/Marketing, 15ETCS Institution School of Business, Society and Engineering (EST), Mälardalen University Authors Linda DAVIDSSON, 1989-02-10 och Jenny THYRWIND, 1986-08-22 Title Motivated employees = Satisfied customers – A strategic plan to implement internal marketing in a small servi...
Thyrwind, Jenny; Davidsson, Linda
Data drain for peer active units operating in the same sector is a major factor that prevents policy makers from developing flawless strategic plans for their organisation. This study introduces a hybrid model that incorporates a purely deterministic method, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), and a semi-parametric technique, Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), to provide a strategic planning tool for efficiency optimization applicable to short-term lag of data availability. For consecutive time ...
Filippou, Miltiades; Zervopoulos, Panagiotis
In recent years, strategic planning has become one of the subjects that many institutions work on to ensure the institutions' appropriate management based on realistic results. Therefore, this planning has to be taken into account and should provide planning direction on the bases of its results. Basically, the manager of strategic planning,…
Yelken, Tugba Yanpar; Kilic, Figen; Ozdemir, Caner
This study explored the dimensionality of multiple-text comprehension strategies in a sample of 216 Norwegian education undergraduates who read seven separate texts on a science topic and immediately afterwards responded to a self-report inventory focusing on strategic multiple-text processing in that specific task context. Two dimensions were…
Braten, Ivar; Stromso, Helge I.
Full Text Available Strategic marketing planning requires that the marketing objectives strategies for a specific product-market configuration be in full correlation with the directions and the resources allocated at the corporate level or at the strategic business unit one. Such a correlation is more than necessary under the current market conditions, when the economic crisis affects both consumer behavior and corporate decisions. This article focuses on the particularities of strategic marketing planning in sport, given the fact that the vast majority of sports organizations in Romania, although very active on the reference market, do not have a marketing activity correlated with the medium and long term market needs. One of these needs refers to quality of life improvement, knowing that sport activities have positive influence on many dimensions of quality of life, such as health, education, social inclusion, relaxation and leisure. The improvement within the population participation in sport (both as an active participant and as a spectator, the increased duration of leisure and the development of private financing have led to the creation of a large market, where marketing plays a central role. Therefore the marketing management process must also be implemented within the sports organization, in order to make it easier in building and maintaining a relationship with the customer, especially if the organization wants a customer orientation strategy. Such an orientation includes identifying the current needs as well as the future ones in terms of target audience, to offer a series of sports products and services that bring their significant contribution to improving the quality of life. In this paper are highlighted the influences that consumer requirements concerning quality of life have on all components of marketing management process, starting with sports organization mission statement, up to establish strategies for the marketing mix (product, price, distribution and promotion.
Caescu Stefan Claudiu
Full Text Available This paper studies the nature of the implementation process of strategic decisions within three banks in Jordan. To gain a better view of the implementation process, a qualitative research was carried out. Interviews, observations, and documentation research were used in order to collect the primary data of this study. It is believed that culture might have an effect on the way strategic decisions are implemented in organizations. Having reviewed the extant literature, it was found that four factors may be used to explain the nature of this process within the three banks. These factors are the use of an external company, the use of a simulation technique, the use of an incremental approach, and the use of a buffering time period. Finally, the analysis of the data revealed that culture is expected to play an important role in the implementation process and in the way this process is implemented within banks in Jordan.
Rifat O. Shannak
This research aims the development of a new methodology to support the strategic planning, using the process of elaboration of technological maps (TRM - Technological Roadmaps), associated with application of the detection process of emerging fronts of research in databases of scientific publications and patents. The innovation introduced in this research is the customization of the process of TRM to the radiopharmacy and, specifically, its association to the technique of detection of emerging fronts of research, in order to prove results and to establish a new and very useful methodology to the strategic planning of this area of businesses. The business unit DIRF - Diretoria de Radiofarmacia - of IPEN CNEN/SP was used as base of the study and implementation of this methodology presented in this work. (author)
Full Text Available Imaging science and technology are major contributors to the discovery of new knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Given such rapid past advances, is it not likely the future rate of progress will be at least as great? As part of the strategic plan is to estimate future change, it is necessary to have a vision for what will happen in radiology in next 20 years. There are several questions that we should find answer for them: 1. Which type of information clinicians will request from radiologists? 2. How will imaging devices of the future differ from those of the present? 3. What appearance might medical images of the future have? Only 30 years ago, radiologists depended heavily on plain radiographs, tomography, and catheter angiography.Presently, very high-resolution crosssectional imaging studies, four-dimensional sonography, and functional imaging techniques (such as brain activation studies and perfusion imaging are common place. Physicians in the future will increasingly seek clinical information that is physiological, and not solely anatomical, in nature.Functional and molecular imaging will be the area of great development in future. Broadly, multidisciplinary, molecular imaging incorporates methods and concepts from molecular and cell biology, imaging sciences, chemistry, highthroughput"nbiology (eg, genomics, proteomics, nanotechnology, pharmacology, and bioinformatics. It is through molecular imaging that radiology is expected"nto play a critical role in advancing molecular medicine and potentially revolutionize patient care and biomedical research. Other promising options will be minimally invasive image-guided therapy and interventional radiology The convergence of molecular imaging and interventional radiology benefits both fields. This lecture is an effort to explain a roadmap for future in the field of Radiology.
The transition to a low carbon economy will take decades and affect the entire economy. There is a timely opportunity for investment in energy infrastructure. However, decisions to invest in technologies that are fully aligned with policy and society priorities do not necessarily come naturally, although it will profoundly affect the level of sustainability of the European energy system for decades to come. Technology development needs to be accelerated and prioritized at the highest level of the European policy agenda. This is the essence of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). The SET-Plan makes concrete proposals for action to establish an energy technology policy for Europe, with a new mind-set for planning and working together and to foster science for transforming energy technologies to achieve EU energy and climate change goals for 2020, and to contribute to the worldwide transition to a low carbon economy by 2050. This paper gives an overview of the SET-Plan initiative and highlights its latest developments. It emphasises the importance of information in support of decision-making for investing in the development of low carbon technologies and shows the first results of the technology mapping undertaken by the newly established Information System of the SET-Plan (SETIS).(author)
Full Text Available Most South African organisations were historically part of a closed competitive system with little global competition and a relatively stable economy (Manning: 18, Sunter: 32. Since the political transformation, the globalisation of the world economy, the decline of world economic fundamentals and specific challenges in the South African scenario such as GEAR and employment equity, the whole playingfield has changed. With these changes, new challenges ', appear. A significant challenge for organisations within this scenario is to think, plan and manage strategically. In order to do so, the organisation must understand its relationship with its environment and establish innovative new strategies to manipulate; interact with; and ultimately survive in the environment. The legacy of the past has, in many organisations, implanted an operational short-term focus because the planning horizon was stable. It was sufficient to construct annual plans rather than strategies. These plans were typically internally focused rather than driven by the external environment. Strategic planning in this environment tended to be a form of team building through which the various members of the organisation 's management team discussed and documented the problems of the day. A case study is presented of the development of a strategic management process for a large South African Mining company. The authors believe that the approach is a new and different way of addressing a problem that exists in many organisations - the establishment of a process of strategic thinking, whilst at the same time ensuring that a formal process of strategic planning is followed in order to prompt the management of the organisation for strategic action. The lessons that were drawn from this process are applicable to a larger audience due to the homogenous nature of the management style of a large number of South African organisations.
In this paper, a literature review of the mathematical models for supply chain design is proposed. The research is based on the study and analysis of publications of the last twelve years from the most widespread international journal about operations management and logistics. The aim of the work lies in identifying tendencies in the literature and related open issues about the strategic decisions, economic parameters, constraints and model features considered in the strategic planni...
Alessandro Lambiase; Ernesto Mastrocinque; Salvatore Miranda; Alfredo Lambiase
Customs reform and modernization is essential for the economic progress of Afghanistan. The reform process aims at improving the organization so that it will have the correct structure, logical definition of roles, fair recruitment system, service conditions, accountability, conduct and disciplinary rules, training support and a built-in mechanism for the promotion of ethics in the staff. The paper provides an overview of the reform process, including overall goals; the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the current situation; programme objectives; a performance evaluation of the five year plan; and project components of the first part of the reform programme, involving law and procedures. (author)
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Chepurnoy Anatoliy D.; Shpak Sergey A.
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Strategic information systems planning (SISP) allows an organisation to determine a portfolio of computer-based applications to help it achieve its business objectives. IBM’s business system planning for strategic alignment (BSP/SA) is an important technique for developing a strategic plan for an entire company’s information resource. BSP/SA has been described in terms of stages and the specific tasks within them. Tasks are usually done manually and require some experience. This work was ...
Javier Andrés Arias Sanabria; Félix Antonio Cortés Aldana; Jaime Orlando Córtes Aldana
ABSTRACT: ChenYuren 2011. Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan in the French Market. Case: A Chinese company in the French Stevia market. Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences. Business and Culture. Pages 54. Appendices 2. The objective of the thesis is to develop a strategic marketing plan for a Chinese case company in the French Stevia market. The elements of this strategic marketing plan and the analyses of the French Stevia market are the major parts of the thesis. This strate...
ABSTRACT PING, HHUIJUN 2010. Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan in Tourism Industry. Case: The Tourism Market of Henan Province in China. Bachelor’s Thesis. Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences. Business and Culture. Pages 66. Appendices 1-3. The objective of Thesis is to develop a strategic marketing plan for the tourism market of the Henan Province in China. The new strategic marketing plan for the Henan’s tourism market is developed in order to attract more tourists to...
Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english Management Information Systems (MIS) is the key factor to facilitate and attain efficient decision making in an organization. This research explores the extent to which management information systems implemented to make successful decisions at two selected financial organizations. The research exami [...] ned whether the selected financial institutions of Bahrain vary as to the use of Management Information Systems leadership of decision making for strategic and tactical planning purposes. The research adapted the quantitative research design to examine two research hypotheses. A total of 190 forms were equally distributed to those who are working at different management levels at the selected organizations. The results of the research showed that MIS was primarily used to enhance strategic planning in both financial institutions. The regression analysis revealed that Tactical planning is found to have no effect on Decision Making, while Strategic planning has a clear effect on the Decision Making Effectiveness in both organizations.
Akram Jalal, Karim.
Full Text Available Management Information Systems (MIS is the key factor to facilitate and attain efficient decision making in an organization. This research explores the extent to which management information systems implemented to make successful decisions at two selected financial organizations. The research examined whether the selected financial institutions of Bahrain vary as to the use of Management Information Systems leadership of decision making for strategic and tactical planning purposes. The research adapted the quantitative research design to examine two research hypotheses. A total of 190 forms were equally distributed to those who are working at different management levels at the selected organizations. The results of the research showed that MIS was primarily used to enhance strategic planning in both financial institutions. The regression analysis revealed that Tactical planning is found to have no effect on Decision Making, while Strategic planning has a clear effect on the Decision Making Effectiveness in both organizations
Akram Jalal Karim
Full Text Available Strategic planning has been widely applied internationally in both the public and private sectors. It has been criticized for using a top down approach and for not drawing on the insights and lived experiences of the people and for not supporting two – way communication. This article is based on an analysis of strategic planning in three local government case studies in Vietnam. The research is based on original empirical research for a PhD degree. It develops an argument for a more participatory approach based on two –way communication and a consideration of many domains of knowledge to be considered to support governance decisions. This approach is called systemic governance and participatory planning for decision making. This article is based on empirical research. It explores the extent to which strategic planning has been applied in Vietnam.
Mai Tuyet Thi Vu
After the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010, there is an urgent need for medical schools, teaching hospitals, and practice plans to work together seamlessly across a common mission. Although there is agreement that there should be greater coordination of initiatives and resources, there is little guidance in the literature to address the method to achieve the necessary transformation. Traditional approaches to strategic planning often engage a few leaders and produce a set of immeasurable initiatives. A nontraditional approach, consisting of a Whole-Scale (Dannemiller Tyson Associates, Ann Arbor, MI) engagement, appreciative inquiry, and a balanced scorecard can, more rapidly transform an academic health center. Using this nontraditional approach to strategic planning, increased organizational awareness was achieved in a single academic health center. Strategic planning can be an effective tool to achieve alignment, enhance accountability, and a first step in meeting the demands of the new landscape of healthcare. PMID:23303997
Higginbotham, Eve J.; Church, Kathryn C.
The CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. (CHG), Information Resource Management Strategic Plan is the top-level planning document for applying information and information resource management to achieve the CHG mission for the management of the River Protection Project waste tank farm.
This report describes the 1998-2003 strategic plan of the Florida Community College System (FCCS). The plan's goals include: (1) enrolling 45% of high school graduates in community colleges by expanding partnerships with K-12 schools and improving child-care and transportation alternatives; (2) meeting the challenge of the Florida Chamber of…
Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
The CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. (CHG), Information Resource Management Strategic Plan is the top-level planning document for applying information and information resource management to achieve the CHG mission for the management of the River Protection Project waste tank farm
Full Text Available Business process intelligence aims to provide timely information to improve business process effectiveness and align it with business objectives in order to compete successfully in the marketplace. Generally such information not only improves an organizations ability to accomplish business objectives, but may also lead to the identification of information that could facilitate competitive advantage. This paper outlines an approach to develop an information flow model that involves the specification of activity dimensions during business process modeling to develop dimensional models to identify process metrics through strategic business rules that aligns a business process with business objectives. The paper illustrates the concepts through a marketing business process Lead to forecast prototype which is implemented in Oracle’s PL/SQL language. Keywords: Business Intelligence, Business Process, Business Process Metrics, Business Process Intelligence, Business Rules.
In 2001, the NASA created a separate science enterprise, the Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR), to perform strategical and fundamental research bringing together physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering to solve problems needed for future agency mission goals. The Materials Science Program is one of basic research disciplines within this new Enterprise's Division of Physical Sciences Research. The Materials Science Program participates to utilize effective use of International Space Station (ISS) experimental facilities, target new scientific and technology questions, and transfer results for Earth benefits. The program has recently pursued new investigative research in areas necessary to expand NASA knowledge base for exploration of the universe, some of which will need access to the microgravity of space. The program has a wide variety of traditional ground and flight based research related types of basic science related to materials crystallization, fundamental processing, and properties characterization in order to obtain basic understanding of various phenomena effects and relationships to the structures, processing, and properties of materials. A summary of the types and sources for this research is presented and those experiments planned for the space. Areas to help expand the science basis for NASA future missions are described. An overview of the program is given including the scope of the current and future NASA Research Announcements with emphasis on new materials science initiatives. A description of the planned flight experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station program along with the planned facility class Materials Science Research Rack (MSRR) and Microgravity Glovebox (MSG) type investigations.
Schlagheck, Ronald A.
Full Text Available Strategic information systems planning (SISP allows an organisation to determine a portfolio of computer-based applications to help it achieve its business objectives. IBM’s business system planning for strategic alignment (BSP/SA is an important technique for developing a strategic plan for an entire company’s information resource. BSP/SA has been described in terms of stages and the specific tasks within them. Tasks are usually done manually and require some experience. This work was thus aimed at presenting a computer-based application that automates two of the most important tasks in BSP/SA methodology: process-organisation matrix (POM and processes-data classes–matrix (PDM. Special emphasis was placed on analysing, designing and implementing systems development life-cycle for developing the software. An important part of the analysis consisted of conducting a literature review and the semi-structured interviews with some experts in SISP. A special contribution of the present work is the design and implementation of statistical reports associated with each matrix. Automating this task has facilitated students being able to analyse POM and PDM during SISP workshops forming part of the Information Systems Management course (Systems Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Results arising from the workshops have also been improved.
Javier Andrés Arias Sanabria
With the objective of handling the airspace sector congestion subject to continuously growing air traffic, we suggest to create a collaborative working plan during the strategic phase of air traffic control. The plan obtained via a new decision support tool presented in this article consists in a schedule for controllers, which specifies time of overflight on the different waypoints of the flight plans. In order to do it, we believe that the decision-support tool shall model...
Marceau, Gae?tan; Save?ant, Pierre; Schoenauer, Marc
An important part of strategic planning’s purpose should be to attempt to forecast the future, not simply to belatedly respond to events, or accept the future as inevitable. This paper puts forward a conceptual approach for seeking to achieve these aims and uses the Bournemouth and Poole area in Dorset as a vehicle for applying the basic methodology. The area has been chosen because of the significant issues that it currently faces in planning terms; and its future development possibilities...
In most domestic hi-tech industries in Taiwan, the automatic optical inspection (AOI) equipment is mostly imported. In view of the required specifications, AOI consists of the integration of mechanical-electrical-optical-information technologies. In the past two decades, traditional industries have lost their competitiveness due to the low profit rate. It is possible to promote a new AOI industry in Taiwan through the integration of its strong background in mechatronic technology in positioning stages with the optical image processing techniques. The market requirements are huge not only in domestic need but also in global need. This is the main reason to promote the AOI research for the coming years in Taiwan. Focused industrial applications will be in IC, PCB, LCD, communication, and MEMS parts. This paper will analyze the domestic and global AOI equipment market, summarize the necessary fish bone technology diagrams, survey the actual industrial needs, and propose the strategic plan to be promoted in Taiwan.
Fan, K. C.; Hsu, C.
Full Text Available SciELO Chile | Language: English Abstract in english The creation of logistical support structures aims to help improve the performance of logistics along supply chains, a context where the Logistics Platforms have been gaining increasing prominence. A frequent difficulty in these ventures is to align strategic planning with the flow of cargo and the [...] ability of the adjacent port areas. Aiming to contribute to the understanding of the importance of Information Technology in a Logistics Platform, this article systematize some of the operational core competencies of Logistics Platforms, inter-relating them with the strategic planning of these projects and showing their convergence to a solid information management structure. This study indicates the importance of this essential skill in the operation of a logistics enterprise and the preparation of its strategic plan, shown to be fundamental in the design of its operations, the adequacy of the enterprise to the region and to supply chains integrated into this environment.
Leonardo, Varella; Mirian, Buss Gonçalves.
DOE has established a Natural Gas Coordinating Committee to ensure that all natural gas programs are conducted with a single strategic focus and without unnecessary duplication. This group prepared the FY 1993 update of the DOE Natural Gas Strategic Plan and Multi-Year Crosscut Program Plan (FY 1993-1998), which was first produced a year ago as a ``working draft`` for industry comment. This revised version incorporates these external comments and the results and recommendations of such developments as Order No. 636 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the FERC/DOE Natural Gas Deliverability Task Force Report; the National Petroleum Council`s 1992 natural gas study, The Potential for Natural Gas in the United States; relevant provisions of the EPACT, and new policy guidance from the Clinton Administration. The overall goal of the Natural Gas RD&D Program is to improve the Nation`s ability to supply, store, transport, distribute, and utilize gas in an economically efficient and environmentally beneficial manner. In support of DOE`s missions are programs that will: improve the confidence in the continued availability of a long-term gas supply (Resource and Extraction Area); provide more cost-effective and competitive means to use natural gas in both new and existing markets (Utilization Area); develop improved and less costly means of delivering and storing gas (Delivery and Storage Area); and develop and ensure availability of low cost environmental compliance technology, and reduce regulatory barriers to efficient market operations by promoting coordinated, efficient, and innovative Federal and State regulations (Environmental/Regulatory Impact Area). Each program area has its own unique mission that contributes to the goals and mission of the overall Natural Gas Program.
This presentation discusses some issues in the planning and execution of high-level waste (HLW) disposal. The topics are (1) Initial considerations, (2) Issues in structuring a programme, (3) Disposal concepts, (4) Geological environments, (5) Site selection and characterisation, (6) Waste transport, (7) Performance assessment methodology and application, (8) Some key issues. The options for spent fuel management can give rise to a variety of different wastes. The quantity of waste arising will affect the volume of rock required for deposition, both with respect to rock integrity and requirements for heat dissipation. A repository must not be considered in isolation from the rest of the waste management programme. The repository development plan should be supported by a schedule of activities and related funding mechanisms, implying a long-term commitment in policy terms, and should include a corresponding legal and regulatory framework. The idea that disposed waste might be retrieved by future generations for processing under new technology is discussed. Safeguards requirements on fissile material within spent fuel or any other wastes imply indefinite control. Disposal concepts include the geological environment and the engineered barrier system within it. Site selection involves several steps: regional-scale characterisation, local characterisation, hydrological studies, etc. Key issues are retrieval vs. safeguards, optimisation of repository design, reducing long programme timescales, international collaboration
This presentation discusses some issues in the planning and execution of high-level waste (HLW) disposal. The topics are (1) Initial considerations, (2) Issues in structuring a programme, (3) Disposal concepts, (4) Geological environments, (5) Site selection and characterisation, (6) Waste transport, (7) Performance assessment methodology and application, (8) Some key issues. The options for spent fuel management can give rise to a variety of different wastes. The quantity of waste arising will affect the volume of rock required for deposition, both with respect to rock integrity and requirements for heat dissipation. A repository must not be considered in isolation from the rest of the waste management programme. The repository development plan should be supported by a schedule of activities and related funding mechanisms, implying a long-term commitment in policy terms, and should include a corresponding legal and regulatory framework. The idea that disposed waste might be retrieved by future generations for processing under new technology is discussed. Safeguards requirements on fissile material within spent fuel or any other wastes imply indefinite control. Disposal concepts include the geological environment and the engineered barrier system within it. Site selection involves several steps: regional-scale characterisation, local characterisation, hydrological studies, etc. Key issues are retrieval vs. safeguards, optimisation of repository design, reducing long programme timescales, international collaboration.
Full Text Available The paper presents an overview of experiences of public participation within planning, summarized in the "ladder of citizen participation". Further, considering that Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA is seen as an instrument for operationalizing the sustainable development strategy, the stress is on the place, role and scope of public participation in SEA within planning. Special attention is given to the status of SEA regarding public participation in planning in Serbia. One of the conclusions of the paper is that by introduction of the "Plan for public participation" as a legal obligation, it could be the way for operationalizing pubic participation and further, enhancement of participation in planning. .
Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 14 - 16 July 2003 "National issues affecting the movement of people and goods - strategic approaches", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. ABSTRACT: Transport is vital to the fabric of the Gauteng province. An efficient transport system is an essential requirement for the healthy working of an urban economy, and for the well being of its citizens. An urban environment whose transport networ...
Andersen, S. J.; Visser, D.; Erasmus, P.; Suttcliff, S.
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Ibragimov Ernest E.
This paper is an investigation into processes of becoming-stakeholder. It focuses specifically on strategic spatial planning where the stakeholder concept has become one of the linchpins of much contemporary theory and practice. Through drawing upon the sociology of attachments and scholarship on subjectification, it is argued that the enactment of stakeholders in strategic planning processes can be gainfully understood as the production of stakeholder subjectivities by way of practices of on...
The NRC has initiated a multi-year program to centralize its information processing in a Corporate Data Network (CDN). The new information processing environment will include shared databases, telecommunications, office automation tools, and state-of-the-art software. Touche Ross and Company was contracted with to perform a general data requirements analysis for shared databases and to develop a preliminary plan for implementation of the CDN concept. The Enterprise Model (Vol. 1) provided the NRC with agency-wide information requirements in the form of data entities and organizational demand patterns as the basis for clustering the entities into logical groups. The Data Dictionary (Vol.2) provided the NRC with definitions and example attributes and properties for each entity. The Data Model (Vol.3) defined logical databases and entity relationships within and between databases. The Preliminary Strategic Data Plan (Vol. 4) prioritized the development of databases and included a workplan and approach for implementation of the shared database component of the Corporate Data Network
The first element in this research question is 'interaction'. It addresses the interaction in the planning process between the planning team stakeholders and between the planning team and non-planning team stakeholders.
Graaf, Robin Sacha
This paper contributes to critical voices on the issue of strategic communication. It does so by exploring how an organisation can seize the moment of serendipity based on careful preparation of its issues management and communication channels. The focus of the study is the media coverage of – and communicative responses to – Kopenhagen Fur's campaign The World's Best – but not perfect in both broadcast media (e.g. print and television) and social media, more specifically Facebook. Through understanding how an organisation can plan for and take advantage of the unpredictable through state-of-the-art knowledge and in-depth understanding of the affordances of different communication channels, we discuss the importance of establishing opportunities for serendipity in strategic communication planning. The contribution of the paper is to develop the concept of strategic serendipity and show how organisations as communicative actors can take advantage of the serendipity afforded by other actors' campaigns when advocating and campaigning.
Knudsen, Gry HØngsmark; Lemmergaard, Jeanette
This paper contributes to critical voices on the issue of strategic communication. It does so by exploring how an organisation can seize the moment of serendipity based on careful preparation of its issues management and communication channels. The focus of the study is the media coverage of – and communicative responses to – Kopenhagen Fur's campaign The World's Best – but not perfect in both broadcast media (e.g. print and television) and social media, more specifically Facebook. Through understanding how an organisation can plan for and take advantage of the unpredictable through state-of-the-art knowledge and in-depth understanding of the affordances of different communication channels, we discuss the importance of establishing opportunities for serendipity in strategic communication planning. The contribution of the paper is to develop the concept of strategic serendipity and show how organisations as communicative actors can take advantage of the serendipity afforded by other actors' campaigns when advocating and campaigning.
Knudsen, Gry HØngsmark; Lemmergaard, Jeanette
Advanced warning of potential new opportunities and threats related to biodiversity allows decision-makers to act strategically to maximize benefits or minimize costs. Strategic foresight explores possible futures, their consequences for decisions, and the actions that promote more desirable futures. Foresight tools, such as horizon scanning and scenario planning, are increasingly used by governments and business for long-term strategic planning and capacity building. These tools are now being applied in ecology, although generally not as part of a comprehensive foresight strategy. We highlight several ways foresight could play a more significant role in environmental decisions by: monitoring existing problems, highlighting emerging threats, identifying promising new opportunities, testing the resilience of policies, and defining a research agenda. PMID:25097098
Cook, Carly N; Inayatullah, Sohail; Burgman, Mark A; Sutherland, William J; Wintle, Brendan A
Full Text Available Strategic planning is one of the most popular methods for setting up long-term objectives, which normally deals with various criteria. The Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS is a multi-criteria decision analysis method for ranking different alternatives based on various criteria. The method has been widely used among practitioners in different industries. This paper presents an empirical investigation to rank different business development strategies for information technology improvement. The study considers five different strategies including Critical Success Factors Analysis, Business Systems Planning, Porter's forces model, SWOT analysis, Value chain Analysis and MIN and rank them based on TOPSIS technique. The results of the implementation of TOPSIS has indicated that MIN method is ranked first as the most important factor followed by Business Systems Planning, Porter's forces model, Value chain Analysis, SWOT and CSF for development of strategic planning for information technology in municipality organization.
Planejamento estratégico e gestão pública por resultados no processo de reforma administrativa do estado de Minas Gerais / Strategic planning and public management by results in the administrative reform process of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Reformar uma organização já é, administrativamente, uma tarefa árdua. Reformar uma organização como o Estado pode ser ainda mais complicado. Essa tarefa pode tornar-se menos complexa quando o governo é capaz de estabelecer estratégias claras de intervenção no modelo de administração pública e negoci [...] ação com o Legislativo. Neste artigo desenvolve-se o argumento de que o processo de reforma do Estado em Minas Gerais foi viabilizado pelo desenvolvimento do planejamento estratégico e facilitado pela política de gestão pública por resultados - acordo de resultados - que garantiu o alinhamento estratégico dos órgãos, entidades e servidores às metas do governo. Mostra-se, ainda, como mesmo em um contexto de reforma do Estado, em que há ampliação do papel regulador do Estado e redução de seu papel de provedor, é possível aumentar os graus de accountability e responsiveness, bem como fortalecer a sociedade civil. Abstract in english Organization reform is by itself a tough administrative task. State reform can be even harder. Nevertheless, it can be less difficult if the government is able to establish strategies to remodel the public administration apparatus and to negotiate with the Legislative. This article argues that the s [...] tate reform in Minas Gerais was enabled by the development of strategic planning and by the implementation of a public management by results policy - result agreement. This article also demonstrates that even when state reform takes place in a context in which the state has a bigger regulatory role and a smaller provider role it is possible to increase accountability and responsiveness and to strengthen civil society.
Izabela Moreira, Corrêa.
In this article, the authors describe how they use a strategic planning tool known as SWOT as a framework for case analysis, using it to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a public works project intended to enhance regional economic development in Tempe, Arizona. Students consider the project in light of a variety of…
Lai, Christine A.; Rivera, Julio C., Jr.
Technology rich learning environments provide the potential for engaging, relevant, and personalized curricula that prepare students for 21st century careers. However, a lack of strategic planning by educators results in available technology not being used to its fullest potential. Several educational organizations have published guidelines for…
This study aims to explore the faculty and academic administrators' perception of strategic planning effectiveness (SPE) in a reform environment, measuring the impact of university type, gender, and job role. A total of 338 faculty members and 183 academic administrators who enrolled during the first semester of the 2007-08 term at a public and a…
Al-Omari, Aieman Ahmad; Salameh, Kayed M.
The aim of the study is to determine the attitudes of employees of Provincial Directorates of National Education and school administrators towards strategic planning. The research was designed as a survey model study. The population of the research consisted of employees of Provincial Directorate of National Education of Kutahya and school…
Mathematical models of market share are constructed to describe the distribution of petroleum products from pipeline terminals, water terminals and refineries in the midcontinental United States. Network distribution models are developed to analyse the constraints and economics of alternative distribution systems. This paper describes how the two types of models were integrated for strategic planning in an oil pipeline company
Full Text Available The aim of this study is to examine a wider list of factors (business structure, management structure and environmental factors, whose impact on the strategic planning in the private sector has been investigated. A total of 212 questionnaires were collected from different size, age, industry type and ownership enterprises working in the private sector in Republic of Macedonia. In order to analyze the variables that are determinants of the strategic planning, multiple linear regression was used. The business size, business control, intention to change the operations and business flexibility are very important factors in the enterprises that have a significant correlation with the strategic planning incidence. The importance of this study lays in its contribution to all past studies and research referring to this subject in transition and emerging countries, with emphasis on the case of the Republic of Macedonia as a transition economy, as well as in the examination of a wider list of factors whose impact on the strategic planning was examined.
This article proposes to implement the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) House of Quality for strategic planning of computer security for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). The House of Quality (HoQ) applied to computer security of SME is a framework to convert the security needs of corporate computing in a set of specifications to improve computer security.
Ruiz-vanoye, Jorge A.; Ocotlán Díaz-Parra; Juan Arturo Nolazco-Flores; Ana Canepa Saenz; Herna?ndez Herna?ndez, Victor H.; Heriberto Mendoza Gongora
The ORD Strategic Plan is based on nine principles: (1) Focus research on the greatest risks to people and the environment, (2) Focus research on reducing uncertainty in risk assessment, (3) Balance human health and ecological research, (4) Work for customers and clients, (5) Mai...
After the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010, there is an urgent need for medical schools, teaching hospitals, and practice plans to work together seamlessly across a common mission. Although there is agreement that there should be greater coordination of initiatives and resources, there is little guidance in the literature to address the method to achieve the necessary transformation. Traditional approaches to strategic planning often engage a few leaders...
Higginbotham, Eve J.; Church, Kathryn C.
Manufacturing based corporations often find themselves confronted with complexities of increased pressures to innovate in order to ensure their comparative market positions. In order to react to various exogenous changes corporations need to develop strategies that match their manufacturing resources as well as products with the markets requirements. Technology scenarios represent a holistic approach for managing innovation processes and technologies efficiently. A multidimensional requiremen...
Volker Grienitz; Sebastian Ley
...apply to the five-year strategic WIA and Wagner-Peyser plan and to other Department...apply to the five-year strategic WIA and Wagner-Peyser plan and to other Department...1) The five-year strategic WIA and Wagner-Peyser plan; (2) Trade...
The main principles of allocation conception of multicomponent control system ofthe industry strategic potential development of Ukraine are worked out and substantiated. Thecomposition of six level combinations of principles for providing the project efficiency isdetermined. Functions, levers and regulators necessary to provide the functioning reliability of fourkey subsystems are identified on five stages of system research of management processes of Ukraineeconomy real sector strategic pote...
Mykytenko, Victoria Volodymyrivna; Demeshok, Olha Oleksandrivna
The mission of the Department of Energy is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Goal 1 is to catalyze the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation's energy system and secure U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies. Goal 2 is to maintain a vibrant U.S. effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity with clear leadership in strategic areas. Goal 3 is to enhance nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts. Goal 4 is to establish an operational and adaptable framework that combines the best wisdom of all Department stakeholders to maximize mission success.
Turbulent market conditions have forced the health care sector to re-examine its business and operational practices. Health care has become increasingly complex as decisions and planning are reframed in light of the current laggin...
Hoadley, Ellen D.; Brian Jorgensen; Craig Masters; Nalli Tuma; Scott Wulff
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry's plan for the scope and direction of optometric education in the year 2000 is outlined, including recommendations for general training, basic and clinical sciences, and specialty training. (MSE)
Journal of Optometric Education, 1987
Full Text Available In the era after substitution of long term planning by strategic planning, it was wished that the managers could act more successful in implementing their plans. The outcomes were far from the expected, there were minor improvements. In the organizations, a plenty of namely strategic plans has been developed during strategic planning processes, but most of these plans have been kept in the shelves, a few of them played their roles as guiding documents for the entire organization. What are the factors inducing such outcomes? Different scientists have offered a variety of justifications, according to their expe-riences."nThe first examined issue was misunderstanding stra-tegic planning by the managers and staff; it means the strategic planning process may be executed erroneously, and what they had expected from this process was not accurate. Substantially, strategic planning looks at the future and coming situations, and is designed to answer the questions which emerge in the future. Unfortunately, this critical and fundamental characteristic of strategic planning is obscured."nStrategic planning conveys the concept of drawing the future and developing a set of different probable scenarios along with defining a set of solutions in order to combat undesirable coming conditions for positioning the system or business. It helps organizations save themselves safe and maintain them successful. In other words, in strategic planning efforts we are seeking solutions fit for problems which will appear in the future for the conditions that will emerge in the future. Unfortunately, most of strategic plans which have been developed in the organizations lack this important and critical characteristic; I mean in most of them the developers had offered solutions in order to solve today's problems in the future! "nThe second issue which was considered by the scientists, was the task of ensuring the continuity of effectiveness of the planning, there was a managerial initiative needed for steering the activities of strategic planning, implementing the strategies, and strategic evaluation under one umbrella. This initiative was named strategic management. "nThere are numerous publications on the subject of strategic planning, which produces the strategies of the organizations."nIn the field of execution of strategies, several methods and techniques have been suggested. The most recent popular approach is Kaplan and Norton's initiative "Balanced Scorecard" or BSC."nIn this methodology, the strategies are translated into daily actions for all people working in the organization. There are hierarchies of indicators and objectives which enable the managers and employees to monitor their own daily jobs in accordance with the organizational strategies. It has been proved itself as a very strong managerial tool for modern leaders and managers. "nIn the field of evaluation of the strategies, which is vital for success, there are methods and techniques developed by scientists."nThe concept of "strategic management" is introduced in order to facilitate the implementation process of strategic planning and its continuity and improvement.
Full Text Available The aim of the article. In this paper we have identified the factors of consumer capital, which are accounted in the process of strategic planning on the confectionery enterprises.The results of the analysis. For consumer capital growth it is necessary to consider the features of consumer needs in the strategic planning of the company. A behavior is characterized by the volume and frequency of purchases.Consumer capital is often understood as capital of relations. In this sense, it includes contracts and agreements, reputation, brand, trademarks, distribution channels and product portfolio, relationships with consumers. Sociological data needed in the allocation of a certain market for groups of consumers are public.For this information analyzing we should use data from different sources, and to consider the thoughts and intuition leadership concerning the market situation. The main task of this research is to identify groups of customers with varying degrees of receptivity of products and brands.To assess consumer capital of confectioner enterprises we have provided market research in 2012 in Donetsk. In conducting marketing research (processed 50 customers the degree of confidence probability was 95%, confidence interval 10,04%. This made it possible to identify the benefits and demands of confectionery consumers, as well as to determine the factors that motivate them to buy.50% of respondents often choose products of brand Roshen. Consumers of PA Konti products there are 40%. Wide range of products, favorable prices, quality products etc. allow Konti company to win a large market share of confectionery in the country. On the third place there is AVK company. Products of this corporation are bought by 32% of respondents. Note that the AVK company is the market leader in Ukraine in category of chocolate candy.More than a half of respondents (56% choose this type of confectionery like chocolate candy. 46%of respondents prefer cookies. Bars and tiles are bought by 24% of consumers. All of these products and those who scored less interest are presented in a wide range of each trading firms that were mentioned earlier.Conclusions and directions of further researches. The results of the research give us opportunity to form conclusions:wide range of products, favorable prices, quality products allow corporations to gain a large market share of confectionery in the country;to estimate consumer capital of confectionery enterprises we need to conduct market research that will help identify the benefits and demands of its consumers, as well as to determine the factors that motivate them to buy;in the process of developing the strategic planning of confectionery industry we need to segment the market of consumers that will enable to develop effective measures to increase profits;ideal buyers confectionery products (according to the research are women of 25, which income is up to 2000 USD with higher education who buy confectioneries weekly at the supermarket.
In the degree we tried to present on a practical example, on a future company Sve?ka, d.o.o., how important and necessary is continuous planning of development of a company, on the level of its politics and strategic management. We made the task so, that in first part we present the company idea and company itself. We investigated the effectiveness factors in process of establishing a future company and defined a founding and development vision. We ascertained and examined the values of ...
Full Text Available Introduction. The Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery 'Banjica' in Belgrade provides tertiary healthcare services on national level. After decades of constant development, a recent decline coincided with the decade of great social and governmental disturbance, the transition period after the dissociation of former Yugoslavia. Objective. In order to overcome the crisis, we used modern management methods to define problems in the institution management, and to propose appropriate strategies. Methods. A survey that included 100 employees (17.67% was carried out, followed by descriptive statistical analysis, PEST and SWOT analyses. Results The impact of political fluctuations, ageing of population, financing model, obsolete medical technology was evaluated. Various personal and interpersonal factors were assessed: the quality of medical service (3.59±0.76, mark 1-5; relations among health service participants (3.39±0.78; occupational conditions (not good-91%; human, financial and other resources; professional cooperation, stimulation; rivalry and mobbing (declared in 56%; public informing, institution image (rank 3.70±0.88 and PR activities (new to 78%. 93% declared to give maximum effort at work. Conclusion. Using these results, we defined several strategic objectives. These include strengthening scientific activities, general orientation to specific and exclusive pathological conditions and treatment methods, improvement of management transparency, introduction of quality-based stimulation of workers, support of promotional and PR activities.
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States, forced the fall semester closure of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the aftermath of this unprecedented storm, the Tulane leadership set forth a plan for renewal to secure the survival, recovery, and sustainability of the institution,…
Cherrey, Cynthia; Clark, Evette Castillo
This report describes the Integrated Academic Information Management System (IAIMS) prototype project at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the factors that led to the selection of this particular project, and the planning for its implementation. The lessons learned to date and implications for the library are summarized.
Hendrickson, G. L.; Anderson, R. K.; Levy, R. I.
Most companies struggle with the efficiency of their processes. One contributory factor is the lack of efficient process planning. This paper describes current planning practise in industry, which uses a multitude of different plans in parallel. The units of planning and their resulting plans roughly fall into product plans considering cost, bill of material and procurement considerations; process plans including different milestone, task and activity plans and quality plans. This paper maps ...
Eckert, C. M.; Clarkson, P. J.
To achieve a sustainable development, impacts on biodiversity of urbanisation, new infrastructure projects and other land use changes must be considered on landscape and regional scales. This requires that important decisions are made after a systematic evaluation of environmental impacts. Landscape ecology can provide a conceptual framework for the assessment of consequences of long-term development processes like urbanisation on biodiversity components, and for evaluating and visualising the impacts of alternative planning scenarios. The aim of this paper was to develop methods for integrating biodiversity issues in planning and strategic environmental assessment in an urbanising environment, on landscape and regional levels. In order to test developed methods, a case study was conducted in the region of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and the study area embraced the city centre, suburbs and peri-urban areas. Focal species were tested as indicators of habitat quality, quantity and connectivity in the landscape. Predictive modelling of habitat distribution in geographic information systems involved the modelling of focal species occurrences based on empirical data, incorporated in a landscape ecological decision support system. When habitat models were retrieved, they were applied on future planning scenarios in order to predict and assess the impacts on focal species. The scenario involving a diffuse exploitation pattern had the greatest negative impacts on the habitat networks of focal species. The scenarios with concentrated exploitation also had negative impacts, although they were possible to mitigate quite easily. The predictions of the impacts on habitats networks of focal species made it possible to quantify, integrate and visualise the effects of urbanisation scenarios on aspects of biodiversity on a landscape level. PMID:16574306
Mörtberg, U M; Balfors, B; Knol, W C
Full Text Available This study aims to investigate the the link between web data mining and strategic human resources planning - an application of web-based data mining that integrates online data collection and data mining in developing strategies for human resource planning. The study aims to focus particularly on web mining which may benefit societal areas by extracting new knowledge, providing support for decision making and empowering the effective management of societal issues. The study population consists of top staff in management information systems and business administration departments at the housing bank. A simple random sampling technique was used to select the respondents surveyed for this study with a total of 33 questionnaires administered to respondents chosen from 180 branches. Statistical tools were used to test the hypothesis. The findings of this study indicates that there are significant relationship between web data mining usage and the importance of strategic human resources planning; the study also shows that web data mining has a significant impact and use on Strategic human resources planning.
Full Text Available Scientific approaches on the essence and importance of controlling are researched in the article; definition of the category "strategy" is developed by the authors on the base of critical literature overview. Controlling and strategic management common features in the context of methodology are described. The cohesion of controlling and strategy through Balanced Scorecard is characterized. The strategic map and key performance indicators in accordance with strategic goals are developed by the authors.? ?????? ??????????? ??????? ?????? ? ??????????? ???????? ? ???????? ????????????, ?????????? ????????? ??????????? ??????? "?????????" ?? ?????? ???????????? ?????? ??????????. ???????? ????? ????? ???????????? ? ??????????????? ?????????? ? ????????? ?? ???????????. ??????????? ??????????? ???????????? ? ????????? ????? ?????? ???????????????? ??????? ???????????. ??????????? ?????????????? ????? ? ???????? ?????????? ????????????? ? ???????????? ?? ??????????????? ?????? ? ?????? ?????? ???????????????? ??????? ???????????.
Ryabenkov Aleksey V.
Public relations is an application field providing management of all communication processes in institutional field. It forms management of strategic communication and a part of strategic management. In this regard, it is an important part of strategic planning process.In the study, the place of public relations in strategic management of municipality is handled in terms of strategic plans prepared by metropolitan municipalities. Strategic plans of sixteen metropolitan municipalities were ana...
The commodity classification is to identify strategic commodity. The export license is to verify that exports have met the conditions required by the international export control system. NSSC (Nuclear Safety and Security Commission) operates the NEPS (Nuclear Export Promotion Service) for export control of nuclear items. NEPS contributed to reduce process time related to submission of documents, issuing certificates and licenses, etc. Nonetheless, it became necessary to enhance capacity to implement export control precisely and efficiently as development of Korean nuclear industry led to sharp increase of export. To provide more efficient ways, development of the advanced export control system, IXCS (Intelligent eXport Control System) was suggested. To build IXCS successfully, export control experts have analyzed Korean export control system. Two classification processes of items and technology were derived as a result of the research. However, it may reflect real cases insufficiently because it is derived by experts' discussion. This study evaluated how well the process explains real cases. Although the derived processes explained real cases well, some recommendations for improvement were found through this study. These evaluation results will help to make classification flow charts more compatible to the current export system. Most classification reports on equipment and material deliberated specification and functions while related systems were not considered. If a 'specification review' stage is added to the current process and delete unnecessary stages, this will improve accuracy of the flow chart. In the classification of nuclear technology, detailed process to identify specific information and data need to be specified to decrease subjectivity. Whether they are imitations or not is an unnecessary factor in both processes. The successful development of IXCS needs accurate export control processes as well as IT technology. If these classification processes are improved more, it will provide the fundamental foundation to IXCS
Full Text Available In the multicriteria strategic planning of an organization, management should often be aware of employees' resistance to change before making new decisions; otherwise, a chosen strategy, though technologically acceptable, may not be efficient in the long term. This paper, using a sample case study within an organization, shows how different versions of ELECTRE methods can be used in choosing efficient strategies that account for both human behavioral resistance and technical elements. The effect of resistance from each subsystem of the organization is studied to ensure the reliability of the chosen strategy. The comparison of results from a select number of compensatory and noncompensatory models (ELECTRE I, III, IV, IS; TOPSIS; SAW; MaxMin suggests that when employee resistance is a decision factor in the multicriteria strategic planning problem, the models can yield low-resistance strategies; however, ELECTRE seems to show more reasonable sensitivity.
This briefing packet provides a short introduction to OMEGA and a truncated version of our project approach, with an example of the kind of work break down structure (WBS) used to guide our Phase I activities. It is meant to give you an impression of how we are approaching the challenge of creating the world's first marine photobioreactor (PBR) that will scale to address the strategic energy problems confronting the United States and the world. Some of our conceptual PBR designs and plans for logistics are included to communicate the path we have taken. We have also included an aerial photograph of the experimental tanks we are using at the Cal Fish and Game, followed by concluding remarks. The overarching purpose of the strategic planning discussion in Norfolk is to establish the relationship between the NASA OMEGA Team and the Navy, to unite the strengths of both agencies, and to map a mutual way forward along the project's established critical path.
Full Text Available The article conducts analysis of strategic planning in Ukraine and assesses its state and determines the place of strategy of development of higher school in the system of strategic plans of the state. It shows gaps of legislation in the field of formation of strategy of development of the higher school. It reveals advantages and shortcomings of the world experience of formation of strategies of development of the higher school. It studies the system of risk management in the higher school, conducts analysis of risks and develops measures on their limitation. It reveals content, goals and priorities of the regional policy in the sphere of higher education, analyses indicators of quality of the regional strategy of development of the higher school and identifies and analyses its directions.?? ?????? ??????? ??????????????? ???????????? ? ??????? ???? ?????? ??? ????????? ? ?????????? ????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ????? ? ??????? ?????????????? ?????? ???????????. ???????? ??????? ???????????????? ? ??????? ???????????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ?????. ???????? ??????????? ? ?????????? ???????? ????? ???????????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ?????. ??????????? ??????? ?????????? ??????? ? ?????? ?????, ???????? ?????? ?????? ? ??????????? ??????????? ?? ?? ???????????. ???????? ??????????, ???????? ???? ? ?????????? ???????????? ???????? ? ????? ??????? ???????????, ???????????????? ?????????? ???????? ???????????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ?????, ?????????? ? ???????????????? ?? ???????????.
Pakulin Sergey L.
Full Text Available IS Strategic Planning and Enterprise Architecture are two major disciplines in IT Architecture and Governance. They pursue the same objectives and have much in common. While ISSP has benefited from business strategic planning methods and techniques, it has not evolved much since the 90s and lacks from formal, tooled and standard methodology. In the other hand, Enterprise Architecture has known a very fast progression in the last years helped in that by market's needs and research in the domain of Entreprise Modeling. The basic component underlying both fields is the content framework and metamodel necessary to describe existing and future state. The aim of this paper is to present a new EA content framework and metamodel taking into consideration ISSP concerns and bridges the gap between these two fields.
Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese O artigo aborda o planejamento aeroportuário enquanto problema de política pública, inserindo-o na perspectiva das relações de poder entre agentes envolvidos ou interessados no processo de planejamento (stakeholders). O objetivo é apresentar referências oriundas do campo da prospectiva estratégica q [...] ue possam ser de interesse para o trato do problema do planejamento aeroportuário no Brasil. Importante elemento da infraestrutura de uma região, decisões sobre o desenvolvimento de um aeroporto são interesse legítimo de diversos atores e, assim, se demonstram adequadas as contribuições da prospectiva estratégica, que considera os interesses dos atores envolvidos na problemática analisada. Fundamentado em revisão bibliográfica e análise do planejamento aeroportuário no contexto brasileiro, o artigo reforça a natureza complexa do planejamento de aeroportos e traz como conclusões a necessidade de analisar os objetivos e interesses das partes interessadas e a defesa do uso de metodologias prospectivas para o ambiente de planejamento nacional indicando espaço para ensaios de aplicação do método MACTOR. Abstract in english This paper takes up the airpot planning as a public policy problem, placing it in the context of relations between the agents involved or interested in the planning process. The aim is to present references from the field of strategic prospective that can be useful for Brazilian airport planning pro [...] cess. Such an important element of the infrastructure in a region, decisions regarding airport development impact several stakeholders, thus contributions of strategic prospective shown to be appropriate. Based on bibliographic review and analysis of airport planning in Brazilian context, the paper reinforces the complex nature of airport planning and the conclusions support the need to analyse the relantionship between the stakeholders and support the applicability of prospective methods for the context of national airport planning, particularly the MACTOR.
George Christian, Linhares.
Full Text Available Activity-based costing (ABC provides an information basis for monitoring and controlling one of two possible sources of competitive advantage, low-cost production and lowcost distribution. On the basis of cost information about particular processes and activities, management may determine their contribution to the success of a company, and may decide to transfer certain processes and activities to another company. Accuracy of cost information is conditioned by finding an adequate relation between overhead costs and cost objects, identifying and tracing cost drivers and output measures of activities, and by monitoring cost behaviour of different levels of a product. Basic characteristics of the ABC approach, such as more accurate cost price accounting of objects, focusing on process and activity output (rather than only on resource consumption and on understanding and interpretation of cost structure (rather than on cost measurement, enable managers to estimate and control future costs more reliably. Thus the ABC methodology provides a foundation for cost tracing, analysis, and management, which entails making quality and accurate operative and strategic decisions as a basis for the longterm orientation of a company. ABC is also complementary to the widely accepted technique of strategic planning and strategy implementation known as Balanced Scorecard (BSC.
In the multicriteria strategic planning of an organization, management should often be aware of employees' resistance to change before making new decisions; otherwise, a chosen strategy, though technologically acceptable, may not be efficient in the long term. This paper, using a sample case study within an organization, shows how different versions of ELECTRE methods can be used in choosing efficient strategies that account for both human behavioral resistance and technical elements. The eff...
El-lahham, C.; Shanian, A.; Milani, A. S.
The purpose of this study was to 1) describe a strategic plan for recruitment and retention used in conducting eye health education research with African-Americans living in urban and rural areas of Alabama and 2) characterize recruitment and retention patterns for this community-based project. We evaluated an eye health education program tailored specifically to older African Americans. InCHARGE© was designed to promote eye disease prevention by conveying the personal benefits of annual, di...
Dreer, Laura E.; Weston, June; Owsley, Cynthia
The author attempts to highlight the significance of the Iranian southern ports development strategy planning which allows for the maximum container transit with minimum resources such as service capacities, human resources, and financial potential in order to expand the Iranian container transit. It should be noted that the strategic objectives, the business strategy and its implementation can be arranged only after the port vision and mission obviously delineated. For the purpose of improvi...
Presenting appropriate solution in the shortest time possible is the goal of a strategic plan to pursue between environmental risk factors and natural hazard. Lands use change is one of the inappreciable dangers and hazards that increase floodwater zone and its return period. In this research Percentage of Lands use changes in Neka watershed, and occurrence level of flood, was determined in HEC-RAS and ENVI software environments, by using satellite images of measuring tools ETM+ (in year 2000...
These days, there are several reports indicating on reduction on renewable resources. On the other hand, there is an increase on the population, which increases production of garbage in the world. With limitation on governmental budget, there is growing concern on having efficient strategic planning for waste management. The proposed study of this paper performs a SWOT analysis to find all strength, weakness, opportunities as well as possible threats associated with waste management organizat...
Ali Zangi Abadi; Dariush Ahmadi
Given the growing field of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) and the need to define strategic direction, the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Academic Pediatric Association sponsored a roundtable to discuss the future of the field. Twenty-one leaders were invited plus a facilitator utilizing established health care strategic planning methods. A "vision statement" was developed. Specific initiatives in 4 domains (clinical practice, quality of care, research, and workforce) were identified that would advance PHM with a plan to complete each initiative. Review of the current issues demonstrated gaps between the current state of affairs and the full vision of the potential impact of PHM. Clinical initiatives were to develop an educational plan supporting the PHM Core Competencies and a clinical practice monitoring dashboard template. Quality initiatives included an environmental assessment of PHM participation on key committees, societies, and agencies to ensure appropriate PHM representation. Three QI collaboratives are underway. A Research Leadership Task Force was created and the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) network was refocused, defining a strategic framework for PRIS, and developing a funding strategy. Workforce initiatives were to develop a descriptive statement that can be used by any PHM physician, a communications tool describing "value added" of PHM; and a tool to assess career satisfaction among PHM physicians. We believe the Roundtable was successful in describing the current state of PHM and laying a course for the near future. PMID:21994159
Rauch, Daniel A; Lye, Patricia S; Carlson, Douglas; Daru, Jennifer A; Narang, Steve; Srivastava, Rajendu; Melzer, Sanford; Conway, Patrick H
Full Text Available This article presents the results of a study conducted in the framework of the doctoral thesis that investigates the impacts from the (dis satisfaction of information needs for decision making concerning strategic planning of a public organization. The research strategy adopted was the case study, involving the use of sequential methods of approach in the search for convergence and triangulation of data from different sources of evidence. The first phase consisted of document analysis, and the second expansion and validation of findings through in-depth interviews and participant observation third. Grounded in literature from the areas of Administration, Public Management and Information Science, notably, the last one, with regard to the model of information use within the ‘knowledge organizations’ proposed by Choo, investigations were carried out with the actors involved in context studied to understand the problems related to the need of information relating to strategic planning. We identified the steps and decisions related to the construction process of organizational strategy, the main difficulties of the builders of the strategic planning, focusing on the problems of information, as well as the strategies used to circumvent the unfavorable scenarios originated by informational deficiencies associated with the decision. The study shows that the unavailability of the necessary information, the lack of technical knowledge of those responsible for the search and presentation of information, associated with low quality of information obtained were the most relevant information problems. Furthermore, it is shown that, to achieve make decisions in situations where there were informational deficiencies, the stakeholders developed boundary strategies outline how decisions on grounds of personal experience (empiricism, generalization, interpretation (subjective and indirect use of information.
Felipe Lopes da Cruz
Strategic planning at school level is a new concept in the field of education in Saudi Arabia, where the educational system is centralised and directly controlled by the Ministry of Education. The aim of this research was to investigate the consequences of implementing a specially devised strategic planning model in individual schools in Saudi Arabia. Twelve schools of average size were chosen as a representative sample: four elementary, four middle and four secondary schools. Interviews ...
This paper explores the essential to integrate effective information technology management into the public transportation strategic information technology planning and recommend a framework for constructing a strategic information technology planning for multi-modal automated fare collection solution, which it will be adaptable to allow the public transportation agencies to fine-tune their strategy to the internal and external environmental changes and to align with their business vision and ...
Saadiah Yahya; Noriani Mohammed Noor
The long-term outlook for nuclear energy should be considered in a broader perspective of future energy needs, operational safety, proliferation and environmental impacts. An Advisory Group Meeting (AGM) on Development of a Strategic Plan for an International R and D Project on Innovative Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Power Plants was convened in Vienna in October 1999 to assess the criteria, the needs for international cooperation, and to formulate a strategic plan for project integration. (author)
This plan reflects a transition to a restructured fusion program, with a change in focus from an energy technology development program to a fusion energy sciences program. Since the energy crisis of the early 1970`s, the U.S. fusion program has presented itself as a goal- oriented fusion energy development program, with milestones that required rapidly increasing budgets. The Energy Policy Act of 1992 also called for a goal-oriented development program consistent with the Department`s planning. Actual funding levels, however, have forced a premature narrowing of the program to the tokamak approach. By 1995, with no clear, immediate need driving the schedule for developing fusion energy and with enormous pressure to reduce discretionary spending, Congress cut fusion program funding for FY 1996 by one-third and called for a major restructuring of the program. Based on the recommendations of the Fusion Energy Advisory Committee (FEAC), the Department has decided to pursue a program that concentrates on world-class plasma, science, and on maintaining an involvement in fusion energy science through international collaboration. At the same time, the Japanese and Europeans, with energy situations different from ours, are continuing with their goal- oriented fusion programs. Collaboration with them provides a highly leveraged means of continued involvement in fusion energy science and technology, especially through participation in the engineering and design activities of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor program, ITER. This restructured fusion energy sciences program, with its focus on fundamental fusion science and technology, may well provide insights that lead to more attractive fusion power plants, and will make use of the scientific infrastructure that will allow the United States to launch a fusion energy development program at some future date.
This plan reflects a transition to a restructured fusion program, with a change in focus from an energy technology development program to a fusion energy sciences program. Since the energy crisis of the early 1970's, the U.S. fusion program has presented itself as a goal- oriented fusion energy development program, with milestones that required rapidly increasing budgets. The Energy Policy Act of 1992 also called for a goal-oriented development program consistent with the Department's planning. Actual funding levels, however, have forced a premature narrowing of the program to the tokamak approach. By 1995, with no clear, immediate need driving the schedule for developing fusion energy and with enormous pressure to reduce discretionary spending, Congress cut fusion program funding for FY 1996 by one-third and called for a major restructuring of the program. Based on the recommendations of the Fusion Energy Advisory Committee (FEAC), the Department has decided to pursue a program that concentrates on world-class plasma, science, and on maintaining an involvement in fusion energy science through international collaboration. At the same time, the Japanese and Europeans, with energy situations different from ours, are continuing with their goal- oriented fusion programs. Collaboration with them provides a highly leveraged means of continued involvement in fusion energy science and technology, especially through participation in the engineering and design activities of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor program, ITER. This restructured fusion energy sciences program, with its focus on fundamental fusion science and technology, may well provide insights that lead to more attractive fusion power plants, and will make use of the scientific infrastructure that will allow the United States to launch a fusion energy development program at some future date
Full Text Available The present investigation deals with the quality of capacity building and institutional strengthening of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA in the industrial sector as well as determining the environmental strategies for industrial sustainable development in Iran. The leading aim of this paper has been to systematize the environmental considerations in industrial development strategies, policies, plans and programs in the highest strategic decision making processes and to ensure environmental considerations and alternatives together with other economic and social considerations in the procedures, before the research processes. In order to analysis of Iran,s industrial development strategies, a matrix method was used as one of the most practical techniques of strategic programing as; SWOT (strenghts, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Eventually the result of SWOT analysis in the form of a cell 29*12 matrix, has been an indicative of the degree of need toward performing SEA in conection with the kinds of the country,s industrial strategies in a categorizing priorities system. As among all the industrial strategic policies, have been screened and evaluated 8 strategies in the first priority and 4 strategies in the second priority.The industrial strategies with the first priority require; the emphasis on new industries, supporting and encouraging of the exports, privatization, competative industrial growth, commercial discharging, attracting the foreign direct investments, developing energy oriented industries and priorities of industrial fields strategies.Industrial strategies also require SEA in the second priority including: supporting the small and medium industries,considering the indexes of industrial potentiality measurement,following demands for establishing industrial workshops from spatial development system and developing legal, institutional and physical structures strategies.The basis of the results of this study is achieving and realizing the conditions of environmental quality sustainability and industrial development sustainability in Iran calls for policy making and tremendous and strategic decision making on the basis of these strategies in the framework of SEA methodology and in the pre-research phase(policies, plans and programs as well as performing EIA projects.
In order to make possible the permanent extension of human presence beyond the bounds of Earth and enable historic improvements in our understanding of our solar system and the universe, and the quality of life, NASA must: (1) Undertake, in partnership with the scientific community, sustained international explorations throughout the inner solar system by integrated human/robotic expeditions; (2) Achieve breakthrough discoveries and technology developments through basic, applied, and commercial research in the unique venue of space--exploiting characteristics such as microgravity, vacuum, radiation, and location; (3) Establish safe and routine access to space in support of permanent commercial human operations in low-Earth orbit and ongoing exploration activities at one or more sites beyond Earth orbit; (4) Engage the private sector in the commercial development of space and enable the creation of new space industries generating new wealth for the US economy; and (5) Communicate the excitement and importance of the discovery of new worlds and the profound insights we will gain into the origins of life and the universe. In order to guide planning, the Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) Enterprise has identified some potential future targets and goals (e.g. 'Design Reference Points') beginning with the near-term and extending to the far-term and beyond.
Branscome, Darrell (Editor); Allen, Marc (Editor); Bihner, William (Editor); Cooke, Douglas (Editor); Craig, Mark (Editor); Crouch, Matthew (Editor); Crouch, Roger (Editor); Flaherty, Chris (Editor); Haynes, Norman (Editor); Horowitz, Steven (Editor)
As a major science and technology agency, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducts research and development (R&D) in a variety of fields related to science and technology, energy resources, environmental quality, and national security. The ORD process for gathering and docume...
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Full Text Available The article considers modern aspects of formation of efficient system of planning of increase of economic potential of a company. The author substantiates implementation of the system approach to planning and division of plans by different levels with their further integration into a single system. The article proves that only a multi-level system of planning in a company is capable of integrating a system of planning of increase of economic potential. It offers to present the system of strategic planning of increase of economic potential, like the whole system of management of a company, in the form of three subordinate contours: contour of strategic planning, contour of tactic planning and current (operative planning.? ?????? ??????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????????? ????????? ?????????????? ?????????? ???????????. ??????? ?????????????? ????????? ?????????? ??????? ? ???????????? ? ?????????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??????? ? ?? ??????????? ??????????? ? ?????? ???????. ????????????, ??? ?????? ?????????????? ??????? ???????????? ?? ??????????? ???????? ????????????? ? ???? ??????? ???????????? ????????? ?????????????? ??????????. ???????????? ??????? ??????????????? ???????????? ????????? ?????????????? ??????????, ??????? ???? ??????? ?????????? ????????????, ???????????? ? ???? ???? ????????????? ????????: ??????? ??????????????? ????????????, ??????? ???????????? ???????????? ? ???????? (???????????? ????????????.
Vasylkivskyi Dmytro M.
Full Text Available The main principles of allocation conception of multicomponent control system ofthe industry strategic potential development of Ukraine are worked out and substantiated. Thecomposition of six level combinations of principles for providing the project efficiency isdetermined. Functions, levers and regulators necessary to provide the functioning reliability of fourkey subsystems are identified on five stages of system research of management processes of Ukraineeconomy real sector strategic potential development. It is confirmed that their activity depends onthe general economic interests and warns arising some threats and risks to steady development ofthe state.
Mykytenko, Victoria Volodymyrivna
Full Text Available Growing development needs and requirements for mineral resources endorsed by the contemporary society reopen the issues of mineral resources finitude and effects that mineral industry imposes on the global scene. Mining is certainly among the activities which raise numerous environmental and social concerns being enhanced by continuous demand for new exploitation areas. Experience supports the need for continuous process of planning in the mining areas and development of extensive research, both fundamental and applied. With particular focus on spatial plans for the mining areas in Serbia, this paper addresses current mining regulatory framework and issue of harmonization between spatial plans for the mining areas with other pertinent strategic documents on environmental and social protection. Regardless they have been prescriptive or legally binding, fundamental principles of these strategic documents serve as guidance towards sustainable development in the mining sector under the new institutional, organization and economic settings.
The purpose of this study was to 1) describe a strategic plan for recruitment and retention used in conducting eye health education research with African-Americans living in urban and rural areas of Alabama and 2) characterize recruitment and retention patterns for this community-based project. We evaluated an eye health education program tailored specifically to older African Americans. InCHARGE© was designed to promote eye disease prevention by conveying the personal benefits of annual, dilated, comprehensive eye care and teaching strategies to minimize barriers to regular eye care. The InCHARGE© program or a social contact control program was delivered at 20 senior centers in predominately African American urban and rural communities. From pooled data across three studies, 380 African Americans completed a questionnaire about knowledge and attitudes/beliefs about eye disease and eye care before the program and by telephone at either 3 or 6 months after the presentation. The project consisted of 4 phases and a total of 10 strategic objectives for recruitment as well as retention of older African Americans that were implemented in a systematic fashion. Overall, retention rates for follow-up at either 3 or 6 months were 75% and 66% respectively. African Americans from rural areas were more likely to be lost to follow-up compared to those from urban areas. We discuss the benefits of utilizing a strategic plan that serves to address problems with underrepresentation of minorities in clinical research. PMID:25346876
Dreer, Laura E; Weston, June; Owsley, Cynthia
Full Text Available The agile manufacturing system should be simple, flexible, reconfigurable, reliable and responsive to market changes. The objective of this paper is to develop a new approach that aims to achieve this goal by adapting manufacturing resources to customer requirements in terms of lead time and reducing manufacturing costs. Based on Design for Production (DFP and Activity Based Costing (ABC methods, Process Planning for Agile Manufacturing (PPAM approach is used by process planners to compare different process plans and select which could respond to the objective of the company. DFP method is employed in this approach to estimate manufacturing cycle time and resource capacity, as for ABC tool, it is used to estimate manufacturing cost based on information generated by the former method. Optimal batch size is firstly determined in this new approach and used as input data to DFP method. A case study and a software application program are presented to illustrate this approach and support process planners successively.
Full Text Available SciELO Venezuela | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish La empresa ganadera como unidad económica de toma de decisiones en la producción animal, requiere de una planificación acorde con las características del sector, las cuales distan en su concepción de otros autores de la economía. Basado en ello se planteo una investigación con el objetivo de formula [...] r una aproximación al concepto de planificación estratégica agropecuaria a partir del análisis de la evidencia empírica contrastada con el referencial teórico de planificación estratégica propuesta por Donnelly et al. (1994). Se seleccionaron fincas registradas en el Programa de Investigación de Sistemas Agropecuarios (PISA) de la Universidad del Zulia, por muestreo aleatorio estratificado con afijación proporcional y la información recolectada fue tratada estadísticamente con distribución de frecuencias. Los resultados muestran un 38,30% de productores que señalan como atributo de visión empresarial, el ser considerados individuos con respetabilidad entre productores de la zona. Como misión empresarial declaran la tradición familiar. Los objetivos corporativos se diseñan en función de productividad física (42.55%). El énfasis esta en el manejo animal, no así en el manejo del talento humano e infraestructura y equipos. La planificación estratégica llevada a cabo por lo productores dista del referencial teórico que existe, sin que por ello se pueda asumir que no existen criterios gerenciales aplicados a estos sistemas productivos. La planificación estratégica agropecuaria es un proceso complejo de toma de decisiones llevada a cabo de manera dinámica y flexible que considera la racionalidad económica como principal componente en el diseño de objetivos y planes operativos, y otorga atención a situaciones inmediatas más que aquellas a largo plazo, por lo que se convierte principalmente en una planificación de carácter táctico más que estratégica. Abstract in english The cattle-raising industry, as an economic unit for decision-making in animal production, requires planning according to sector characteristics, which differ in their concept from other economic authors. Based on this viewpoint, a study is proposed to formulate an approach to the concept of strateg [...] ic livestock production planning, based on analysis of empirical evidence contrasted with the theoretical referent for strategic planning proposed by Donnelly et al. (1994). Farms registered in the Programa de Investigación de Sistemas Agropecuarios (PISA) (Research Program for Agriculture and Livestock Systems) at the University of Zulia were selected, using a stratified random sample with proportional fixation; the information collected was treated statistically with frequency distribution. Results show that 38.30% of the producers indicate that being considered as respectable individuals among producers in the zone is an attribute of business vision. Family tradition is declared as a business mission. Corporative objectives are designed as a function of physical productivity (42.55%). Emphasis is on animal management, not on managing human talent, infrastructure and equipment. The strategic planning carried out by the producers differs from the existing theoretical referents; however, one cannot assume that no managerial criteria are applied to these productive systems. Strategic planning for agricultural and livestock production is a complex process of decision making carried out in a dynamic and flexible manner, which considers the economic rationale as its principle component for designing objectives and operative plans and gives attention to immediate more than long-term situations; due to this, it becomes, principally, planning of a tactical more than strategic nature.
María Elena, Peña; Fátima, Urdaneta; Ángel, Casanova.
One of the key factors on which the sustainable development of modern society should be based is the possibility to take advantage of renewable energies. Biomass resources are one of the most common and widespread resources in the world. Their use to produce energy has many advantages, such as the reduction of greenhouse emissions. This paper describes a GIS-based Environmental Decision Support System (EDSS) to define planning and management strategies for the optimal logistics for energy production from woody biomass, such as forest biomass, agricultural scraps and industrial and urban untreated wood residues. The EDSS is characterized by three main levels: the GIS, the database, and the optimization. The optimization module is divided in three sub-modules to face different kinds of decision problems: strategic planning, tactical planning, and operational management. The aim of this article is to describe the strategic planning level in detail. The decision variables are represented by plant capacity and harvested biomass in a specific forest parcel for each slope class, while the objective function is the sum of the costs related to plant installation and maintenance, biomass transportation and collection, minus the benefits coming from the energy sales at the current market price, including the renewable energy certificates. Moreover, the optimization problem is structured through a set of parameters and equations that are able to encompass different energy conversable to encompass different energy conversion technologies (pyrolysis, gasification or combustion) in the system. A case study on the Liguria Region (Savona Province) is presented and results are discussed. (author)
The purpose of this Strategic Plan Report is to provide an introduction and in-depth analysis of the issues and opportunities, resources, and technologies of energy efficiency and renewable energy that have potential beneficial application for the people of the Jicarilla Apache Nation and surrounding communities. The Report seeks to draw on the best available information that existed at the time of writing, and where necessary, draws on new research to assess this potential. This study provides a strategic assessment of opportunities for maximizing the potential for electrical energy efficiency and renewable energy development by the Jicarilla Apache Nation. The report analyzes electricity use on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in buildings. The report also assesses particular resources and technologies in detail, including energy efficiency, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and small hydropower. The closing sections set out the elements of a multi-year, multi-phase strategy for development of resources to the maximum benefit of the Nation.
The access of Virtual Organizations to raw materials normally requires external resources. In many cases, the market for raw materials is regulated and the VO principles of trust, customer orientation etc. are not applicable. In consequence, the VO needs to provide reliable solutions for the customer while being dependent on the access to the required raw materials. The objective of the proposed paper is to present a guide to a strategic procurement planning for the manufacturing industry on regulated commodity markets. This guide can be used to evaluate specific sourcing options. The main goal of this guide is to identify the negative effects of market regulation at an early stage and reduce them by developing strategic alternatives. The successful application of this guide is demonstrated by the practical example of the refractory industry and one of their commodities, refractory grade bauxite.
Seifert, Marcus; Wüst, Thorsten
The purpose of this Strategic Plan Report is to provide an introduction and in-depth analysis of the issues and opportunities, resources, and technologies of energy efficiency and renewable energy that have potential beneficial application for the people of the Jicarilla Apache Nation and surrounding communities. The Report seeks to draw on the best available information that existed at the time of writing, and where necessary, draws on new research to assess this potential. This study provides a strategic assessment of opportunities for maximizing the potential for electrical energy efficiency and renewable energy development by the Jicarilla Apache Nation. The report analyzes electricity use on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in buildings. The report also assesses particular resources and technologies in detail, including energy efficiency, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and small hydropower. The closing sections set out the elements of a multi-year, multi-phase strategy for development of resources to the maximum benefit of the Nation
The Tactical Action Plan identifies and describes the Western-wide tasks and activities, existing and new, needed to fully achieve the goals in Strategic Roadmap 2024. Each activity in the TAP chart is briefly described in this document and also linked to the Critical Pathway it supports. As the TAP is a list of specific strategies and actions susceptible to changing environments and needs, the TAP will be updated more frequently as Western progresses towards its goals. The TAP is organized into seven Strategic Target Areas that serve as Western’s priorities and areas of focus for the next two to three years. These Target Areas are: Power and Transmission Related Services; Energy Infrastructure; Partnership and Innovation; Asset Management; Safety and Security; Communication; and Human Capital Management and Organization Structure. Target Areas are also used to create the agency’s annual performance targets, which measure progress and implementation of the TAP, and the status of which will be reported regularly.
If Yucca Mountain, Nevada is designated as the site for development of a geologic repository for disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, the Department of Energy (DOE) must obtain Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval first for repository construction, then for an operating license, and, eventually, for repository closure and decommissioning. The licensing criteria defined in Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 63 (10 CFR Part 63) establish the basis for these NRC decisions. Submittal of a license application (LA) to the NRC for authorization to construct a repository at the Yucca Mountain site is, at this point, only a potential future action by the DOE. The policy process defined in the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA), as amended, for recommendation and designation of Yucca Mountain as a repository site makes it difficult to predict whether or when the site might be designated. The DOE may only submit a LA to the NRC if the site designation takes effect. In spite of this uncertainty, the DOE must take prudent and appropriate action now, and over the next several years, to prepare for development and timely submittal of a LA. This is particularly true given the need for the DOE to develop, load, and certify the operation of its electronic information system to provide access to its relevant records as part of the licensing support network (LSN) in compliance with NRC requirements six months prior to LA submittal. The DOE must anths prior to LA submittal. The DOE must also develop a LA, which is a substantially different document from those developed to support a Site Recommendation (SR) decision. The LA must satisfy NRC licensing criteria and content requirements, and address the acceptance criteria defined by the NRC in its forthcoming Yucca Mountain Review Plan (YMRP). The content of the LA must be adequate to facilitate NRC acceptance and docketing for review, and the LA and its supporting documents must provide the documented basis for the NR C findings required for a construction authorization. The LA must also support a licensing proceeding before an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board panel prior to NRC action on any decision to authorize construction. The DOE has established a strategic basis for planning that is intended to provide the framework for development of an integrated plan for activities leading to preparation and submittal of a LA
This paper evaluates the tensions that result from routinely applying SEA to all policies, plans and programmes within Scotland. The European Union SEA Directive, effective in many EU member states from 2004, introduced a requirement for environmental assessment of certain plans and programmes. Scotland, a devolved nation within the EU member state of the United Kingdom, aimed to be a ‘world leader in SEA’ by legislating for SEA to be undertaken of all public sector plans, programmes and strategies, with the word ‘strategies’ being equated with ‘policies’. This paper presents detailed data regarding Scottish SEA activity between 2004 and 2007, including responses to consultations on SEA reports. This empirical research found that, reflecting a general difficulty in determining where and when SEA should be applied, engagement with the SEA process was not as widespread as intended (including the pre-screening and screening stages). Eight tensions evident from Scotland's application of SEA are identified, and their broader relevance is examined. - Highlights: ? We examine detailed data regarding Scottish strategic environmental assessment (SEA) activity. ? There is a general difficulty in determining where SEA should be applied. ? Engagement with the SEA process was not as widespread as intended. ? Eight ‘tensions’ that question the efficacy of applying SEA to all plans, programmes and policies were identified.
Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) has been applied throughout the world in different sectors and in various ways. This paper reports on results of a PhD research on SEA applied to tourism development planning, reflecting the situation in mid-2010. First, the extent of tourism specific SEA application world-wide is established. Then, based on a review of the quality of 10 selected SEA reports, good practice, as well as challenges, trends and opportunities for tourism specific SEA are identified. Shortcomings of SEA in tourism planning are established and implications for future research are outlined. - Highlights: ? The extent of tourism specific SEA practice is identified. ? Selected SEA/Tourism reports are evaluated. ? SEA application to tourism planning is still limited. ? A number of shortcomings can be pointed out.
Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) has been applied throughout the world in different sectors and in various ways. This paper reports on results of a PhD research on SEA applied to tourism development planning, reflecting the situation in mid-2010. First, the extent of tourism specific SEA application world-wide is established. Then, based on a review of the quality of 10 selected SEA reports, good practice, as well as challenges, trends and opportunities for tourism specific SEA are identified. Shortcomings of SEA in tourism planning are established and implications for future research are outlined. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The extent of tourism specific SEA practice is identified. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Selected SEA/Tourism reports are evaluated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer SEA application to tourism planning is still limited. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A number of shortcomings can be pointed out.
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The participatory planning process model developed by Peirce Junior College is described in this paper. First, the rationale for shifting from a traditional authoritarian style of institutional leadership to a participatory style which encourages a broader concern for the institution and lessens morale problems is offered. The development of a new…
McDowell, Elizabeth V.
Full Text Available This paper explores the essential to integrate effective information technology management into the public transportation strategic information technology planning and recommend a framework for constructing a strategic information technology planning for multi-modal automated fare collection solution, which it will be adaptable to allow the public transportation agencies to fine-tune their strategy to the internal and external environmental changes and to align with their business vision and objectives. The organizational analysis shall study the current position of public transport companies within internal and external environments structures and the development of public transport strategic goals. The development of strategic information technology planning for public transport multi-modal automated fare collection solution includes the assessment of strategic organizational and information technology objectives, requirements analysis and strategic information systems modeling. The planning includes the technological, environmental, social, business and legislative framework assessment that include fare collection service, personnel management, resources administration, financial and fiscal, environment and market dynamics, institutional and legislative, multi-modal system integration and enabling technological dimensions.
Abstract The thesis consists of the summary and eight refereed articles presenting the national, regional and institutional levels of strategic planning and quality assurance. National or regional networks may have either general or functional strategies. An organisation may have an overall strategy and its support services may have functional strategies. Quality assurance typically takes constantly smaller steps to develop processes. Strategic planning produces strategic objectives for a ...
Purpose: Process planning of heat treatment has been investigated. The established approach of heat treatingprocess planning is suitable for effective integration of heat treatment in computer added manufacturing.Design/methodology/approach: Process plan of heat treating process has been established based on fundamentalprocess planning principals. The heat treatment was treated in the same as other manufacture processes.Findings: The general approach for process planning of heat treatment pro...
Full Text Available The dimension of tourism, which includes the cultural tourism market, is growing and developing. In some cities its importance has been vital as a driving force to the economic development. The Guggenheim Museum is an example. It has clearly contributed to the economic development of the Gran Bilbao and it has even been something to imitate in other parts of Spain.In our survey we have tried to investigate and show some features which have contributed to success, and analysed them through the methodology followed for the development of marketing strategic plans. We have been able to look into the different economic memorandums of the Museum for the last few years, as well as some strategic plans that the Museum has developed recently.Our approach has incorporated both elements, internal and external, which once investigated, we believe, are the most important parts to success in management. This survey would like to be a starting point of reflection for the different museums to investigate and audit their marketing plans.
IÑAKI PERIÁÑEZ CAÑADILLAS
Full Text Available Presenting appropriate solution in the shortest time possible is the goal of a strategic plan to pursue between environmental risk factors and natural hazard. Lands use change is one of the inappreciable dangers and hazards that increase floodwater zone and its return period. In this research Percentage of Lands use changes in Neka watershed, and occurrence level of flood, was determined in HEC-RAS and ENVI software environments, by using satellite images of measuring tools ETM+ (in year 2000 and IRS-1D (in year 2012. Then, obtained results were transferred to GIS environment and was observed that, moreover lands use change, flood level has increased in last decade. This research show that adequate and accurate knowledge of natural environment is required for a strategic planning to deal with environmental dangers; and it decreases uncertainty in planning, by determining and detecting the level of Lands use changes and flood occurrence. Finally, the performance evaluation model to simulate the flow in the Neka watershed is recommended.
Full Text Available In this paper, we present a multi-stage stochastic programming model that integrates financial hedging decisions into the planning of strategic production networks under uncertain exchange rates and product demands. This model considers the expenses of production plants and the revenues of markets in different currency areas. Financial portfolio planning decisions for two types of financial instruments, forward contracts and options, are represented explicitly by multi-period decision variables and a multi-stage scenario tree. Using an illustrative example, we analyze the impact of exchange-rate and demand volatility, the level of investment expenses and interest rate spreads on capacity location and dimensioning decisions. In particular, we show that, in the illustrative example, the exchange-rate uncertainty cannot be completely eliminated by financial hedging in the presence of demand uncertainty. In this situation, we find that the integrated model can result in better strategic planning decisions for a risk-averse decision maker compared to traditional modeling approaches.
Tim Murray, Lieutenant Governor JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Services John Auerbach, Commissioner, ...Department of Public Health ...he Massachusetts Department of Public Health collaborated with the Massachusetts Asthma Advocacy Partnership to develop this document.
The main intention with this essay is to conduct a study that can be used as a guide for women with high potentials who want to become top managers within the private sector. This study, which has a qualitative approach, investigates reasons behind the fact that there are so few women at the top management positions within the Swedish private sector. The results are then organized in a strategic plan which can be used as an informative tool for the young enthusiastic women. The research was c...
Winsteen Albin, Moran; Nezamabadi, Haleh
Environmental planning in China may benefit from greater use of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) methodologies. We provide guidance on using these methodologies. Part I and II show the principles behind the methodologies as well as their theoretical structure. Part III demonstrates the methodologies in action in a range of different good practice examples. The case studies and theoretical expositions are intended to teach by way of example as well as by understanding the principles, and to help planners use the methodologies as correctly as possible.(auth)
Constructing highways in dense urban areas is always a challenge. In Sao Paulo Metropolitan Region, heavy truck traffic contributes to clog streets and expressways alike. As part of the traffic neither originates nor head to the region, a peripheral highway has been proposed to reduce traffic problems. This project, called Rodoanel, is an expressway approximately 175 km long. The fact that the projected south and north sections would cross catchments that supply most of the metropolis water demand was strongly disputed and made the environmental permitting process particularly difficult. The agency in charge commissioned a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of a revamped project, and called it the Rodoanel Programme. However, the SEA report failed to satisfactorily take account of significant strategic issues. Among these, the highway potential effect of inducing urban sprawl over water protection zones is the most critical issue, as it emerged later as a hurdle to project licensing. Conclusion is that, particularly where no agreed-upon framework for SEA exists, when vertical tiering with downstream project EIA is sought, then a careful scoping of strategic issues is more than necessary. If an agreement on 'what is strategic' is not reached and not recognized by influential stakeholders, then the unsettled conflicts will be transferred to project EIA. In such a context, SEA will have added another loop to the usually long road to project approvalg road to project approval
Current comprehensive health care reform in the United States demands that policy makers, insurers, providers, and patients work in reshaping the health care system to deliver care that is both more affordable and of higher quality. A tectonic shift is under way that runs contrary to the traditional goal of radiology groups to perform and interpret large numbers of imaging examinations. In fact, radiology service requisitions now must be evaluated for their appropriateness, possibly resulting in a reduction in the number of imaging studies performed. To be successful, radiology groups will have to restructure their business practices and strategies to align with the emerging health care paradigm. This article outlines a four-stage strategic framework that has aided corporations in achieving their goals and that can be readily adapted and applied by radiologists. The four stages are (a) definition and articulation of a purpose, (b) clear definition of strategic goals, (c) prioritization of specific strategic enablers, and (d) implementation of processes for tracking progress and enabling continuous adaptation. The authors provide practical guidance for applying specific tools such as analyses of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (so-called SWOT analyses), prioritization matrices, and balanced scorecards to accomplish each stage. By adopting and applying these tools within the strategic framework outlined, radiology groups can position themselves to succeed in the evolving health care environment. (©)RSNA, 2015. PMID:25590401
Sharpe, Richard E; Mehta, Tejas S; Eisenberg, Ronald L; Kruskal, Jonathan B
Full Text Available SciELO Peru | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Este estudio se centra en el proceso de aplicación del Cuadro de Mando Integral (CMI), como instrumento de gestión que alinea y comunica los objetivos estratégicos de la organización. Objetivo: Evaluar la utilidad del Cuadro de Mando Integral en la ejecución del Plan Estratégico de un hospital gener [...] al. Material y métodos: Estudio descriptivo, observacional y retrospectivo realizado en el Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia (HNCH) desde enero 2008 a junio de 2009. Resultados: Reducción de los rechazos por prestaciones valorizadas al Seguro Integral de Salud de 13,64% a 8,93%, disminución de las operaciones suspendidas de 13,04% a 9,83%, optimización de la utilización de camas de 79,23% a 91,15%, el desempeño de los planes operativos de las unidades orgánicas que alcanzaron nivel óptimo fue de 33,33% y las unidades orgánicas que expusieron las mejores presentaciones se incrementó de 8% a 40%. Conclusiones: La aplicación del CMI fue útil como instrumento de seguimiento y control de la ejecución del Plan Estratégico Institucional.(Rev Med Hered 2010;21:153-159 Abstract in english This research focuses on the process of implementing the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) as a management tool that aligns and communicates the strategic objectives of the organization. Objective: To evaluate effect of BSC in the Strategic Plan in a highly specialized general hospital. Material and methods: [...] Descriptive, observational and retrospective research developed at the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Results: A reduction of benefits refusals by the Comprehensive Health Insurance from 13.64% to 8.93%, a reduction of suspended surgical procedures from 13.04% to 9.83%, and an increase in the optimal use beds from 79.23% to 91.15% were observed. The performance of operational plans of the areas that achieved optimal level was 33.33% and the organic units that gave the best presentations increased from 8% to 40%. Conclusions: The implementation of BSC was useful in a general hospital as a tool for monitoring and control of the execution of the Institutional Strategic Plan. (Rev Med Hered 2010;21:153-159).
Rocio, Martínez; Roy, Dueñas; Juan, Miyahira; Luis, Dulanto.
This thesis proposes the use of well established statistical analysis techniques, leveraging on recent developments in interactive data visualization capabilities, to quantitatively characterize the interactions, sensitivities, and tradeoffs prevalent in the complex behavior of airport operational and environmental performance. Within the strategic airport planning process, this approach is used in the assessment of airport performance under current/reference conditions, as well as in the evaluation of terminal area solutions under projected demand conditions. More specifically, customized designs of experiments are utilized to guide the intelligent selection and definition of modeling and simulation runs that will yield greater understanding, insight, and information about the inherent systemic complexity of a terminal area, with minimal computational expense. For the research documented in this thesis, a modeling and simulation environment was created featuring three primary components. First, a generator of schedules of operations, based primarily on previous work on aviation demand characterization, whereby growth factors and scheduling adjustment algorithms are applied on appropriate baseline schedules so as to generate notional operational sets representative of consistent future demand conditions. The second component pertains to the modeling and simulation of aircraft operations, defined by a schedule of operations, on the airport surface and within its terminal airspace. This component is a discrete event simulator for multiple queuing models that captures the operational architecture of the entire terminal area along with all the necessary operational logic pertaining to simulated Air Traffic Control (ATC) functions, rules, and standard practices. The third and final component is comprised of legacy aircraft performance, emissions and dispersion, and noise exposure modeling tools, that use the simulation history of aircraft movements to generate estimates of fuel burn, emissions, and noise. The implementation of the proposed approach for the assessment of terminal area solutions incorporates the use of discrete response surface equations, and eliminates the use of quadratic terms that have no practical significance in this context. Rather, attention is entire placed on the main effects of different terminal area solutions, namely additional airport infrastructure, operational improvements, and advanced aircraft concepts, modeled as discrete independent variables for the regression model. Results reveal that an additional runway and a new international terminal, as well as reduced aircraft separation, have a major effect on all operational metrics of interest. In particular, the additional runway has a dominant effect for departure delay metrics and gate hold periods, with moderate interactions with respect to separation reduction. On the other hand, operational metrics for arrivals are co-dependent on additional infrastructure and separation reduction, featuring marginal improvements whenever these two solutions are implemented in isolation, but featuring a dramatic compounding effect when implemented in combination. The magnitude of these main effects for departures and of the interaction between these solutions for arrivals is confirmed through appropriate statistical significance testing. Finally, the inclusion o advanced aircraft concepts is shown to be most beneficial for airborne arrival operations and to a lesser extent for arrival ground movements. More specifically, advanced aircraft concepts were found to be primarily responsible for reductions in volatile organic compounds, unburned hydrocarbons, and particulate matter in this flight regime, but featured relevant interactions with separation reduction and additional airport infrastructure. To address the selection of scenarios for strategic airport planning, a technique for risk-based scenario construction, evaluation, and selection is proposed, incorporating n-dimensional dependence tree probability approximations into a morphological analysis appro
Full Text Available The topic of strategic transport planning understands targeted research of specific aspects relevant for a comprehensive systemic analysis of the transport sector. This paper treats the transport system functions in the European integration processes, correlations of transport from the economic, ecological and social aspect, contents of the transport sector harmonization – transport acquits elements of strategic transport planning and further development projection of the Trans-European transport system.
In 2009 the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters established the Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT) solicitation as a new technology maturation program to fill the needed gap for mid-Technology Readiness Level (TRL) levels (3? TRL management of technology advancements and milestones, and the incipient success of some of these investigations in light of the need of future space missions.
Perez, Mario R.; Pham, Bruce T.; Lawson, Peter R.
In this article, it is shown that using the conventional SWOT analysis in the vicinity of strategic regions in the matrix of internal and external factors, ambiguity can exist in defining final strategies. To cope with this difficulty and to enhance the accuracy of the decision process, a straightforward fuzzy SWOT analysis is presented and exemplified by extracting and analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in a company known as KPPP. The analysis is performed based on ac...
Amin Hosseini-Nasab; Hasan Hosseini-Nasab; Milani, Abbas S.
Full Text Available New Zealand’s Local Government Act 2002 ushered in a new phase in local government, a phase that is best characterised by the term ‘empowerment’. Not only were councils empowered to promote social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being, in contrast with previous more prescriptive legislation, but citizens were empowered to engage in community-led strategic planning. In many respects the new statute reflected contemporary international public management trends in which governance is increasingly being conducted via networks of public and private actors. However, with the change of government from a centre-left Labour-led coalition to a centre-right National-led government following the November 2008 general election, it is less certain that local government and communities will continue to experience a strengthening of the pluralisation of governance that has been a feature of the past decade. This article argues that the potential disempowerment of local government, and possible attenuation of community-led strategic planning in New Zealand, comes at a time when the momentum for devolution to local government and other communities is increasing elsewhere.
A wide range of factors within spatial planning can affect health. There is therefore an important scope for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of spatial plans to protect and improve human health. Due to the EU Directive 2001/42/EC on SEA, health has been made explicit in Danish legislation and guidance. This paper examines the inclusion of health as a formal component in impact assessment of spatial plans. Based upon a documentary study of 100 environmental reports, the paper analyses and discusses how health impact considerations are incorporated in SEA practice. It is found that health impacts are included in SEA practice and are being interpreted in a broader sense than what the national guidance exemplifies. The frequent included health aspects are noise, drinking water, air pollution, recreation/outdoor life and traffic safety. The primary determinant for health is transport-whether it is at the overall or local planning level. The main conclusion is that SEA shows a potential to catalyse healthier spatial planning. Despite the broad inclusion of health in SEA practice the examination shows potential improvements, hereunder qualification of assessments by better explaining the nature and significance of impacts and by including the distributional aspects of human health impacts. Inclusion from the health sector is put forward as an important institutional mean to secure cross disciplinarily and higher quality assessment. Udgivelsesdato: January
Planned and projected budget cuts over the next many years will reduce the number of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel and the diversity and quantity of their armaments and systems. Consequently, there is a requirement for the deployment of more effective defense equipment and their more efficient operation. Concomitant with this challenge is an opportunity for innovative technologies that can, at a lower cost, produce new, stronger, more durable materials-and do so with less environmental impact. Radiation processing offers this potential for (a) creating significant cost savings and performance advantages in a broad range of defense materials; (b) destroying and detoxifying dangerous chemicals, ordnance, and rocket propellants; (c) cleaning noxious gaseous effluents; and (d) purifying contaminated water. Radiation technology has the potential to immediately affect defense materials and, in the short and long terms, US industrial international competitiveness
National development plans were started to be prepared in Turkey in 1963. These plans are mandatory for public investments and guiding principles for private investments. They have a quality which guides and sets objectives for other plans in the country. Therefore, they can be evaluated as the main reason of successes and failures of sectoral investments or the problems that they cause directly or indirectly. Turkey is undergoing rapid industrialization, urbanization and population growth, thus environmental problems are on the increase. Although Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been applied to individual investments in Turkey since 1993, natural environment has continued to be affected because of human activities. Today, parallel to the developments in the world, it has been discussed that it is necessary to strengthen project-level Environmental Assessment (EA) and to practice Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The interest in SEA, that is, EA at the level of proposed policies, plans and programs has grown significantly since 2000 in the country. Discussions and preparations have started about regulation which provides the legal and institutional framework for SEA in The Ministry of Environment and Forestry. However, since the scientific approach into the subject is very new in Turkey, it will take time to answer the questions about how and in what fields to practice. This research project aims at analyzing the possible practice opportunities of SEAthe possible practice opportunities of SEA in Turkey and the practicability of SEA into the National Five-Year Development Plan (FYDP) which is assumed at the highest level of planning hierarchy in the country. The research is conducted on two sections. In the first section, procedural approaches to SEA on national development plans are investigated and a framework for these approaches is adapted at the institutional level. In the second section, SEA form for energy sector in the development plans is developed. In this article, the findings related to the first part of the project are given
A master plan for developing coal reserves in India's Ib Valley and Talcher coalfields has been prepared by CMPDI in collaboration with M/s. Giproshaxt of Leningrad, Russian Federation. The article states the plan's objectives and gives tables of demand projection estimates and production capacity plans (by sector, and for each coalfield) until 2006-7. It summarises ongoing coal mining projects and lists new projects being formulated and discusses the infrastructure for the Talcher and Ib Valley coalfields. Capital investment planned for the various projects (mostly opencast) is listed together with figures for the area of land to be degraded and reclaimed. 22 tabs.
Chalana, P.S.; Chandrayan, V.K.T. [Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd., Buria (India)
Purpose: The goal of this paper is to evaluate the strategic perspectives of polycrystalline silicon texturisation according to custom foresight methodology. The texturing type was the technology division criterion. Thus, in the paper three technologies, as following: polycrystalline silicon texturisation by alkaline etching, laser treatment and laser treatment with chemical etching were compared.Design/methodology/approach: In the framework of the foresight-materials science research, a fore...
Dryga?a, A.; Dobrzan?ska-danikiewicz, A. D.
Full Text Available The union between companies has represented an increase in their competitive capabilities. The strategic alliances have been shown as alternatives for the adequacy of the conduct and organizational framework of the companies toward the market and the world economic juncture. Nevertheless, researches demonstrate that a good number of enterprises of this nature fail. In this sense, this study aimed at characterizing the formation and sustentation of a strategic alliance which has already been formed for 26 years and, thus, verifying the main foundations which are responsible for the maintenance of the union health. The unity of analysis was the alliance between companies as FEMSA and CVI Indústria de Refrigerantes Ltda. Through the method of case study, using the qualitative technique with the aim of describing the case in study, four managers and one collaborator, all of them linked to the alliance, were interviewed. The research allowed establishing that the main foundations of sustaining the alliance in study are in the individual abilities of the partnerships, in the synergy among individual strategies and in the feeling of mutual confidence which exists. Moreover, it was found out that, in the moments of crisis, the major factor responsible for the maintenance of the business is the determination of the upper management on keeping a climate of enthusiasm between the participants of the strategic alliance.
This book covers the principles of risk and risk management and offers a framework for analyzing the significant, often unforeseen threats facing higher education institutions today. It examines the critical elements of a disaster preparedness plan and addresses business continuity and mission continuity planning. The book also provides tools for…
Qayoumi, Mohammad H.
This paper presents an overview of S2AEA (v2) (Strategic Alignment Assessment based on Enterprise Architecture (version2)), a platform for modelling enterprise architecture and for assessing strategic alignment based on internal enterprise architecture metrics. The idea of the platform is based on the fact that enterprise architecture provides a structure for business processes and information systems that supports them. This structure can be used to measure the degree of co...
Kaoutar Elhari; Bouchaib Bounabat
The strategy and change management fields have developed new perspectives in recent years. Studies show that a high percentage of strategic change efforts fail and it was argued that one problem was the unsuccessful communication of the vision and strategy to employees. This exploratory research studied the use of graphic facilitative methods within the context of an organisation's strategic change process. Phase one of the explorative study was carried out using the combinati...
Young, Karen Elizabeth
This plan documents the SNF Project activities and plans to support its engineering process. It describes five SNF Project Engineering initiatives: new engineering procedures, qualification cards process; configuration management, engineering self assessments, and integrated schedule for engineering activities.
Solar thermal electric (STE) technologies--parabolic troughs, power towers, and dish/engine systems--can convert sunlight into electricity efficiently and with minimum effect on the environment. These technologies currently range from developmental to early commercial stages of maturity. This paper summarizes the results of a recent strategic planning effort conducted by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a long-term strategy for the development of STE technologies (DOE, 1996). The planning team led by DOE included representatives from the solar thermal industry, domestic utilities, state energy offices, and Sun-Lab (the cooperative Sandia National Laboratories/National Renewable Energy Laboratory partnership that supports the STE Program) as well as project developers. The plan was aimed at identifying specific activities necessary to achieve the DOE vision of 20 gigawatts of installed STE capacity by the year 2020. The planning team developed five strategies that both build on the strengths of, and opportunities for, STE technology and address weaknesses and threats. These strategies are to support future commercial opportunities for STE technologies; demonstrate improved performance and reliability of STE components and systems; reduce STE energy costs; develop advanced STE systems and applications; and address nontechnical barriers and champion STE power. The details of each of these strategies are discussed.
Williams, T.A. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Burch, G.D. [Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Chavez, J.M.; Mancini, T.R.; Tyner, C.E. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Selecting right strategies for technology transfer and R and D projects is vital for developing countries. A number of researchers have di sussed the problem and applied different techniques, such as Engineering Economics Analysis, Ranking Methods, Goal Programming, Integer Programming and Analytical Hierarchy Process, to this problem. They haven't discussed the problems of developing countries in their models from a strategic planning point of view. In this paper the model of Moore and Ghand-Foruch is used and developed to improve the strategic planning for technology acquisition in developing countries. The proposed model consists of two phases, in which the first phase deals with calculating the utility of different strategies, policies and programs by considering critical, quantitative and qualitative factors. The second phase optimizes the total utility of strategic planning by using Mixed Integer Linear Programming while considering the constraints on budget, manpower, time etc. At the end, the result of application of the model in an Iranian industry (Iran's Packaging Industries Company) is discussed
This study gives guiding principles for constructing strategic-oriented college teacher performance management system, including strategic orientation, systematicness, reliability, efficiency, operability and dynamism; it also designs a dynamic circulation process which takes achieving college strategic management objective system as the center and contains four key links: Making plans for college teacher performance evaluation, performance tutorship and implementation, performance evaluation...
A strategic plan for vocational-technical education (VTE) in Salem County, New Jersey, in the year 2002 was developed by the county board of VTE and county advisory board with input from students, parents, employers, elected officials, and the community in general. Six strategic planning subcommittees were formed to review the district's VTE…
Salem County Board for Vocational Education, Woodstown, NJ.
A central goal of urban policy and planning is to improve the living conditions and wellbeing of city dwellers. Nevertheless, many people experience a declining quality of life and this is intimately connected with environmental, spatial and socio-economic conditions. Many cities, for example, are experiencing a high incidence of pollution and stress related illnesses linked to poor industrial and transport planning, poor housing quality, underemployment and poverty. Access to basic services ...
Full Text Available SciELO Spain | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish La Planificación Estratégica es un proceso que conduce al capital humano a establecer metas organizacionales, definir estrategias y políticas para el logro de esas metas, desarrollar planes para asegurar la implantación de las estrategias y así obtener los fines buscados. Este estudio está enmarcado [...] en la línea de investigación: Administración de los Recursos Humanos, cuyo propósito fue diseñar un plan estratégico de integración del equipo de salud para optimizar la atención a los usuarios que acuden a un ambulatorio del IVSS" en el Estado Carabobo. Este estudio se caracterizó como un proyecto factible, basado en una investigación de campo de tipo descriptivo, la muestra fue de tipo intencional y estuvo conformada por 17 personas que corresponden a estrategas del equipo de salud del ambulatorio. Para la recolección de la información se utilizó la técnica de encuesta y como instrumento el cuestionario estructurado en 30 ítems, el cual fue validado por juicio de expertos, quienes aportaron resultados positivos; para determinar la confiabilidad interna se calculó el coeficiente Alpha de Cronbach, obteniendo un valor significativo de 0,83%. Los datos fueron analizados mediante la técnica de análisis porcentual simple y fueron presentados por cuadros y gráficas circulares. Se propone un plan de integración fundamentado en la planificación estratégica con el objetivo de proporcionar las herramientas necesarias que le permitan superar las debilidades y amenazas y aprovechar las fortalezas y oportunidades para optimizar la atención en salud a los usuarios que acuden al ambulatorio. Abstract in english Strategic Planning is a process that leads to human capital to establish organizational goals, strategies and policies for achieving those goals, develop plans to ensure implementation of strategies and obtain the ends sought. This study is framed in the research: Human Resource Management, whose pu [...] rpose was to design a strategic plan for integration of the healthcare team to optimize service to users who visited the outpatient IVSS" in the state of Carabobo. This study was characterized as a feasible project, based on field research and descriptive, the sample was intentional and consisted of 17 people who belong to health strategists of the ambulance team. For data collection technique was used as an instrument survey and structured questionnaire of 30 items, which was validated by experts, who provided positive results to determine the internal reliability was calculated Cronbach alpha coefficient, obtaining significant value of 0.83%. The data were analyzed using simple percentage analysis technique and were presented by tables and circle graphs. It proposes an integration plan based on strategic planning in order to provide the tools necessary to enable it to overcome the weaknesses and threats and capitalize on the strengths and opportunities to improving health care for the users who come to the ambulance.
D.Y., Leal de Valor; M.E., Bolívar de Muñoz; C.O., Castillo Torrealba.
There is increasing interest in Health Impact Assessment in planning. This paper describes the results of different approaches to health impact assessment (HIA) conducted in 10 municipalities and one county in Minnesota. The paper outlines the HIA processes, outputs, and short-term outcomes concluding that it is important to engage a diverse group of stakeholders. Overall, HIA is potentially an important new tool in the planning toolkit. Strategic use of HIA to evaluate draft plans and inform plan updates and project redesigns can help raise awareness about health issues and focus planning on important human problems.
Full Text Available Software developing companies work in a competitive market and are often challenged to make business decisions with impact on competitiveness. Models accessing maturity for software development processes quality, such as CMMI and MPS-BR, comprise process measurements systems (PMS. However, these models are not necessarily suitable to support business decisions, neither to achieve strategic goals. The objective of this work is to analyze how the PMS of software development projects could support business strategies for software developing companies. Results taken from this work show that PMS results from maturity models for software processes can be suited to help evaluating operating capabilities and supporting strategic business decisions.
Sandra Lais Pedroso
Full Text Available In a globalized world where places compete with each other, the image of the city plays a crucial role to attract tourists and investors, and to make citizens stay with satisfaction and avoid their moving away. By exploring the connections and implications between theory and empirical outcomes of some Italian cities as to its attractiveness for tourists and investors, this paper intends to offer a useful overview both for academicians and practitioners. The purpose is not only to go through the extensive literature on strategic planning place marketing and city branding, but to focus specifically on some Italian cases (Turin, Genoa, Venice, Piacenza, where the application of the above mentionedinstruments has provided interesting results to compare.
Full Text Available These days, there are several reports indicating on reduction on renewable resources. On the other hand, there is an increase on the population, which increases production of garbage in the world. With limitation on governmental budget, there is growing concern on having efficient strategic planning for waste management. The proposed study of this paper performs a SWOT analysis to find all strength, weakness, opportunities as well as possible threats associated with waste management organization located in city of Shiraz, located in south west of Iran. Based on the results, appropriated locating strategies for burying garbage, training and increasing awareness regarding production and collection, attracting foreign investment in the field of recycling garbage, reconsidering environmental rules and burying garbage and its separation standards are the most important strategies.
Ali Zangi Abadi
Full Text Available It is widely acknowledged that information technology plays a critical role in improving health care performance and productivity. In this paper, we present a survey of various IT systems recently introduced for a tertiary healthcare enterprise in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The enterprise hospitals constitute King Saud Medical City (KSMC of Ministry of Health at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The paper discusses the KSMC hospital IT department objectives, and strategic plan for IT infrastructure, the vigorous development stages, and a brief summary of its impact on KSMC work performance. KSMC IT program innovative approach to clinical systems development, presented in this paper, may enhance the professional knowledge for introduction of IT – based clinical systems at similar tertiary healthcare hospitals.
Deena M. Barakah
This article profiles Dr. Norman Francis and describes how his longevity, strategic planning and vision as president of Xavier University bring academic and financial success. Higher education leaders say his 43 years at the Catholic HBCU in New Orleans is an increasingly rare example of the benefits possible from a lengthy presidency. It takes…
Cooper, Kenneth J.
Since 2002, community-based participatory research methods have been used by the Calvin College Nursing Department to map out a strategic health plan for three urban, low-income, underserved neighborhoods. Nine focus groups and 449 door-to-door health surveys were completed across the three urban neighborhoods between 2002 and 2004. Neighborhood…
This report presents data describing a default case analysis performed using the strategic backdrop analytical framework developed to facilitate fossil fuel planning within the DOE. Target years are 1985, 2000, and 2025. Residential, commercial, and industrial energy demands and impacts of energy technology implementation and market penetration are forecast using a set of energy technology assumptions. (DMC)
This report presents data describing a default case analysis performed using the strategic backdrop analytical framework developed to facilitate fossil fuel planning within the DOE. Target years are 1985, 2000, and 2025. Residential, commercial, and industrial energy demands and impacts of energy technology implementation and market penetration are forecast using a set of energy technology assumptions.
This paper summarises the results of a research project from early 2008, involving the author of this paper, as well as 18 post-graduate University of Liverpool students, in which the quality of European Directive based strategic environmental assessment (SEA) reports of English spatial plan core strategies (conducted within the context of the spatial planning sustainability appraisal-SA-regime) was reviewed. The project aimed at establishing the extensiveness of emerging spatial plan related SEA practice, as well as highlighting shortcomings and problems. Overall, it was found that whilst some aspects of assessment were done well, others were not of a satisfactory quality. Shortcomings were connected particularly with the practice of listing potentially relevant baseline documents and data without distinguishing sufficiently between those that are important in terms of significant impacts and those that are not. Problems were also found to exist with the evaluation of options and impacts, the consideration of substantive aspects, such as health, as well as regarding the formulation of final recommendations and monitoring.
Due to retirements and to a policy of no replacement of the retired workforce, the Chilean Commission for Nuclear Energy (CCNE) has had a gradual reduction of its personnel. The current average age of employees is about 45 years and is rapidly increasing. It is estimated that up to 80 CCNE employees (27%) will retire by 2015. In some specific areas of expertise, the retirement will be up to 55%. These conditions will adversely affect the execution of some institutional activities. Some interim actions to preserve or maintain knowledge have been developed and supported through a government programme in which a matrix map of institutional risk has been produced and a quality management system based on ISO 9001/2000 has been implemented. A future step is to develop a human resource management plan as a part of the CCNE Strategic Plan. This plan will provide for the implementation of the best practices and policies with regard to hiring, retention and retirement of essential personnel so as to maintain current CCNE capabilities and to implement a knowledge management system that would facilitate the identification, harvesting, preservation and transfer of knowledge produced at the CCNE. (author)
Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese A Avaliação Ambiental Estratégica (AAE) é um instrumento de avaliação de impactos ambientais de Políticas, Planos e Programas (PPPs). Tendo em vista o planejamento dos recursos hídricos no Brasil, o objetivo deste artigo foi avaliar as contribuições da AAE para a elaboração de Planos de Bacias Hidro [...] gráficas no país, tendo como objeto de estudo a Bacia do Rio Pardo, no estado de São Paulo. Para tanto, realizaram-se entrevistas com colaboradores do Comitê e acompanhou-se o Grupo de Trabalho do Relatório de Situação dos Recursos Hídricos. Verificou-se que a aplicação da AAE permitiria a incorporação dos princípios de sustentabilidade ambiental no desenvolvimento dos Planos; a integração com outros PPPs correlatos; o levantamento e avaliação de impactos de alternativas de desenvolvimento na Bacia e a identificação de indicadores para o monitoramento do Plano de forma contínua Abstract in english Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is a tool for assessing environmental impacts of Policy, Plans and Programmes (PPPs). In view of the water resources planning in Brazil, this paper aimed to evaluate the contributions of the SEA for the development of Watershed Management Plans in the country [...] , having as object the Pardoâ€(tm)s River Basin, in state of Sao Paulo. To this end, we carried out interviews with staff of the Committee and followed the Working Group of the Status Report of Water Resources. It was found that the application of SEA allowed the incorporation of the environmental sustainability principles in the development of Plans, the integration with other related PPPs, the survey and impact assessment of the development alternatives in the Basin and the identification of indicators for monitoring the Plan
Denise Gallo, Pizella; Marcelo Pereira de, Souza.
...Strategic Vision for Change, which identifies...political and governmental leadership, community groups...strategic vision for change—a statement of what...cultural, educational, leadership, volunteerism, communications...participation and project sustainability; (D)...
...Strategic Vision for Change, which identifies...strategic vision for change—a statement of what...technical, human, cultural, educational, leadership...and a statement of the strategies the community proposes...represent the racial, cultural, gender, and...
...Strategic Vision for Change, which identifies...strategic vision for change—a statement of...leadership, volunteerism, communications, transportation and...a statement of the strategies the community proposes...should utilize modern communication techniques and...
...Strategic Vision for Change, which identifies...political and governmental leadership, community groups...strategic vision for change—a statement of what...cultural, educational, leadership, volunteerism, communications... (iv) Describe the role of the participants...
There is no legal mandate for strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in New Zealand. However, a requirement to consider environmental and sustainability issues is a key feature of many statutes, including that relating to regional transport planning. Given this, the research sought to determine whether SEA could be used to improve the incorporation of environmental and sustainability aspects into the regional transport planning process in New Zealand. Existing practice was evaluated, examining what factors currently limiting the consideration of environmental and sustainability issues and to what extent elements of SEA are currently being used. The research culminated in the development of a conceptual model where SEA elements could be incorporated into the existing framework to promote improved consideration of environmental and sustainability issues. The results provide some reassurance about the value of SEA even where its application is not legally mandated. However, it also highlighted some ongoing issues around the integration of SEA in existing frameworks and around the scope of SEA as a decision-aiding tool. -- Highlights: • The research examined whether SEA can provide benefits even where it is not mandated. • The research examined the extent to which SEA elements are currently being used. • A conceptual model was developed to incorporate necessary SEA elements into an existing framework
There is no legal mandate for strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in New Zealand. However, a requirement to consider environmental and sustainability issues is a key feature of many statutes, including that relating to regional transport planning. Given this, the research sought to determine whether SEA could be used to improve the incorporation of environmental and sustainability aspects into the regional transport planning process in New Zealand. Existing practice was evaluated, examining what factors currently limiting the consideration of environmental and sustainability issues and to what extent elements of SEA are currently being used. The research culminated in the development of a conceptual model where SEA elements could be incorporated into the existing framework to promote improved consideration of environmental and sustainability issues. The results provide some reassurance about the value of SEA even where its application is not legally mandated. However, it also highlighted some ongoing issues around the integration of SEA in existing frameworks and around the scope of SEA as a decision-aiding tool. -- Highlights: • The research examined whether SEA can provide benefits even where it is not mandated. • The research examined the extent to which SEA elements are currently being used. • A conceptual model was developed to incorporate necessary SEA elements into an existing framework.
McGimpsey, Paul, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org [URS, St. George' s House, 5 St. George' s Road, London SW19 4DR (United Kingdom); Morgan, Richard K., E-mail: email@example.com [Department of Geography, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054 (New Zealand)
Strategic environmental assessment applied to the oil and gas planning in Brazil: a proposal; O uso da avaliacao ambiental estrategica no planejamento da oferta de blocos para exploracao e producao de petroleo e gas natural no Brasil: uma proposta
This thesis discusses the opportunity to apply strategic environmental assessment (SEA) to the oil and gas planning procedures in Brazil, considering the call for bids' process that has been adopted by the Federal Government since 1999. The thesis presents a literature review on the concepts and principles of environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment, considering its origins and practice. It also provides an appraisal of the international practice on SEA application to the oil and gas sector planning, as well as and a comparative analysis of the planning system as practiced in Brazil. Based on the international and the national SEA experience, and considering the requirements to address the environmental feasibility of oil and gas offshore activities, a proposal is presented on the framework for the use of the SEA as part of the oil and gas planning process in Brazil, together with the procedural requirements to be met. (author)
Teixeira, Izabella Monica Vieira
Despite its rapid development in the last two decades, business continuity management (BCM) as a discipline and a profession is still regarded by many as an operational entity of management. Two main issues are discussed in this paper: the role of BCM in strategic management and the strategic skills of business continuity managers. These issues are crucial as they represent the role of BCM in high-level corporate management. The paper discusses the importance of BCM in the long-term planning of organisational success and the preservation of future competitiveness. Finally, salient points that underpin the importance of its role in sustaining organisational performance are addressed. PMID:20378494
Wong, Wei Ning Zechariah
...Toy Safety Standard: Strategic Outreach and Education...the development of a strategic outreach and education...be posted, without change, including any personal...important to engage in a strategic outreach and education...however, we are also exploring other means of...
This paper presents an overview of S2AEA (v2) (Strategic Alignment Assessment based on Enterprise Architecture (version2)), a platform for modelling enterprise architecture and for assessing strategic alignment based on internal enterprise architecture metrics. The idea of the platform is based on the fact that enterprise architecture provides a structure for business processes and information systems that supports them. This structure can be used to measure the degree of consistency between business strategies and information systems. In that sense, this paper presents a platform illustrating the role of enterprise architecture in the strategic alignment assessment. This assessment can be used in auditing information systems. The platform is applied to assess an e-government process.
With the soaring oil price and worsening global warming, nuclear power has attracted considerable attention on a global scale and a new large market of nuclear power plants (NPPs) is expected. The Korean government aims to export up to 10 NPPs by 2012, based on the successful export of 2 NPPs to the UAE in 2009. It is also going to develop a follow-up model of the Advanced Power Reactor (APR) 1400, and join the world's NPP market under the banner of Korea's original reactor type. For this, it promulgated the strategic plan, NuTech 2012, a technology development plan intended for the early acquisition of core technologies for the Korean advanced NPP design and domestic production of the main components in NPP. This paper introduces the strategic plan of NuTech 2012. (orig.)
Full Text Available Successful planning of Information Systems (SISP is perhaps going to be more problematic in today’sworld of rapid change and uncertainty. SISP is a cornerstone of the information system discipline and verylittle attention has been paid to its success based on the resource based view of the firm (RBV.This paperprovides a model for IT capability and strategic information system planning success, by consideringenvironmental and organizational factors that may influence this relationship in a contingency model. Areview of existing IT capability and SISP literature is given to identify the opportunities in buildingsuccessful SISP. A model is developed by hypothesizing IT capability as independent var