Noted experts offer invaluable insights into the glamorous world of luxury retail Luxury Retail Management is your gold-plated ticket to the glamorous world of luxury retail. Defining all the tools that are necessary to manage luxury stores, from the analysis of location and design concept, to the selection, training, and motivation of the staff, the book covers everything you need to know to enter, expand, understand, and succeed in the world of luxury retail. Reaching the luxury customer is no longer the domain of the exclusive salon—the global luxury market boom and the phenomenal growth of luxury stores now views the retail sector as key to driving brand profitability. In dealing with this rapid change, luxury brands have experienced a steep learning curve and accumulated bags of retail expertise. And while some of the luxury retail rules and models in this book are exclusive to the luxury market, many have lessons for the whole retail sector. Examines the essential aspects of luxury customer relationship management, personal sales, and the customer experience Delves into the sophisticated business models that luxury brands have developed based on a mix of directly-operated-stores and wholesale Covers the management essentials—distribution, location, design, merchandising, pricing, brand promotion, and the management agenda for success Written by respected experts Michel Chevalier and Michel Gutsatz, who lend their solid academic credentials and professional expertise to the subject, Luxury Retail Management asks and answers the questions that retail professionals need to understand in order to thrive in the luxury market.
Learn how to provide top-grade customer service anywhere, anytime with Salesforce Service Cloud Salesforce Service Cloud empowers your service organization to interact with customers through any channel and provide an individualized experience that will be worth sharing—for your customers and for your company. Salesforce Service Cloud For Dummies is one the first books to focus specifically on Salesforce Service Cloud software. With it, you'll discover how to set up a sophisticated support center for your business in a matter of a few hours. Whether you're a service executive, manager, support agent, or system administrator, you will discover how to maximize usage of Service Cloud through best practices and step-by-step guidelines. This book will help your customer service departments gain a holistic view of the customers they serve, and provide your customers with meaningful, efficient interactions. Examines how to enable your agents to provide efficient service Discusses how to interact with customers through any channel Offers insights on improving internal communication and collaboration Shows how to resolve customer's questions in a timely manner Take advantage of this opportunity to be heard above your competition with the help of Salesforce Service Cloud For Dummies.
Features coverage of the service systems lifecycle, including service marketing, engineering, delivery, quality control, management, and sustainment Featuring an innovative and holistic approach, Service Science: The Foundations of Service Engineering and Management provides a new perspective of service research and practice. The book presents a practical approach to the service systems lifecycle framework, which aids in understanding and capturing market trends; analyzing the design and engineering of service products and delivery networks; executing service operations; and controlling and managing the service lifecycles for competitive advantage. Utilizing a combined theoretical and practical approach to discuss service science, Service Science: The Foundations of Service Engineering and Management also features: Case studies to illustrate how the presented theories and design principles are applied in practice to the definitions of fundamental service laws, including service interaction and socio-technical natures Computational thinking and system modeling such as abstraction, digitalization, holistic perspectives, and analytics Plentiful examples of service organizations such as automobile after-sale services, global project management networks, and express delivery services An interdisciplinary emphasis that includes integrated approaches from the fields of mathematics, engineering, industrial engineering, business, operations research, and management science A detailed analysis of the key concepts and body of knowledge for readers to master the foundations of service management Service Science: The Foundations of Service Engineering and Management is an ideal reference for practitioners in the contemporary service engineering and management field as well as researchers in applied mathematics, statistics, business/management science, operations research, industrial engineering, and economics. The book is also appropriate as a text for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in industrial engineering, operations research, and management science as well as MBA students studying service management.
A comprehensive treatment on the use of quantitative modeling for decision making and best practices in the service industries Making up a significant part of the world economy, the service sector is a rapidly evolving field that is relied on to dictate the public's satisfaction and success in various areas of everyday life, from banking and communications to education and healthcare. Service Science provides managers and students of the service industries with the quantitative skills necessary to model key decisions and performance metrics associated with services, including the management of resources, distribution of goods and services to customers, and the analysis and design of queueing systems. The book begins with a brief introduction to the service sector followed by an introduction to optimization and queueing modeling, providing the methodological background needed to analyze service systems. Subsequent chapters present specific topics within service operations management, including: Location modeling and districting Resource allocation problems Short- and long-term workforce management Priority services, call center design, and customer scheduling Inventory modeling Vehicle routing The author's own specialized software packages for location modeling, network optimization, and time-dependent queueing are utilized throughout the book, showing readers how to solve a variety of problems associated with service industries. These programs are freely available on the book's related web site along with detailed appendices and online spreadsheets that accompany the book's «How to Do It in Excel» sections, allowing readers to work hands-on with the presented techniques. Extensively class-tested to ensure a comprehensive presentation, Service Science is an excellent book for industrial engineering and management courses on service operations at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a reference for researchers in the fields of business, management science, operations research, engineering, and economics. This book was named the 2010 Joint Publishers Book of the Year by the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned retail entrepreneur, Retail Business Kit For Dummies shows you how to start and run your business in today’s retail marketplace—from your original dream and the day-to-day operation to establishing a connection with customers and increasing your sales, both on the Web and at a brick-and-mortar shop. In this practical, how-to guide, retail expert Rick Segel shares his expertise and reveals what it takes to be successful. You’ll get a handle of the basics of launching and growing your business, from writing a business plan and finding a great location to hiring and keeping great staff. Find out how to meet and exceed customer expectations, create a positive shopping experience, provide top-notch customer service, and earn customer loyalty. Discover how to: Launch a successful independent retail business Create a Web site that shines Connect with customers and increase sales Handle legal and accounting issues Design stores that really work Practice the 10 keys to retail selling Use management practices proven in the trenches Make visual merchandising work for you Make your new venture succeed beyond your wildest dreams with a little help from Retail Business Kit For Dummies! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials found in the print version of this title are not included as part of eBook file.
The business leader's guide to encouraging continuous innovation in any organization Innovation governance is a hot topic in the business world. In a fast-paced business environment, the ability of corporate leaders to build purpose, direction, and focus for innovation is more important than ever. In this book, the authors provide a framework for encouraging and focusing innovation by explaining what innovation governance is, the various models for governance and their advantages and disadvantages, how to assess and improve governance practices, and behavioral tactics for maximizing the effectiveness of governance. It offers guidance for everyone from the boardroom through senior management, illustrating effective governance models with real case studies from a range of companies in the United States and Europe. Addresses an important yet underappreciated skill for CEOs, board members, and top management Features real-world examples and case studies from a variety of business from around the world Written by an author team with hands-on experience in the subjects of innovation management, organizational learning, innovation leadership, organizational behavior, and individual leadership and teamwork Innovation governance is a sadly neglected topic in many organizations. This book offers vital guidance and real-world experience for building innovation into any business from the top down.
Taking Brand Initiative offers a revolutionary approach to corporate branding that looks beyond the marketing value of brands company-to-customer and the HR significance of brands company-to-employee. It places the management of brands at the senior level of management as it radiates throughout the organization. In this groundbreaking book, international branding thought leaders, Mary Jo Hatch and Make Schultz explain how a company's brand is just as important to ÒoutsidersÓÑpoliticians, suppliers, and analysts as it is to company insiders. They show how only the corporate brand can integrate all the company's staff functions and provide a vision for competition and globalization.
Fascinating insights into the changing supply chain industry in China, from leading international experts A fascinating look at the enormous changes taking place in China today as it evolves from global manufacturer to global consumer marketplace, The Shipping Point: The Rise of China and the Future of Retail Supply Chain Management explores how China's ascension will have a profound impact on the future of retail supply chain management. Bringing together the knowledge and expertise of leading supply chain and retail professionals from around the world to illuminate opportunities that are likely to develop over the next decade in China, the book is essential reading for anyone working with or looking to better understand how supply chains work. Focusing on cutting edge logistics programs, processes, and technologies that will drive supply chain innovation in the twenty-first century, the book highlights innovative logistics programs that link the Asia Pacific manufacturing base, with international retailers and end consumers. Providing real examples of supply chain innovation in the marketplace to clearly illustrate the ideas in action, the book explores multi-country consolidation in China, strategies for greening the supply chain, supply chain & logistics IT systems, contingency planning strategy, and much more. Explores the programs, processes, and technologies that will drive supply chain innovation in the years ahead, with a particular focus on China Incorporates case studies contributed by retail executives and logistics industry professionals from around the world Highlights innovative logistics programs that link the Asia Pacific manufacturing base with international retailers and end consumers In The Shipping Point, international transportation and logistics expert Peter Levesque and a team of contributing authors provide practical expertise and insights into present and future opportunities for consumer retail and supply chain management—and what it will take to turn those opportunities into reality.
This book describes the way that pharmaceutical projects and programs are currently managed, and offers views from many highly experienced practitioners from within the industry on future directions for drug program management. The book integrates portfolio, program, and project management processes as fundamental for effective and efficient drug product development. Contributing expert authors provide their view of how the projectization approach can be taken forward by the drug industry over the coming years.
What's the Secret? gives you an inside look at the world-class customer service strategies of some of today's best companies. You'll learn how companies like Disney, Nordstrom, and The Ritz-Carlton get 50,000 employees to deliver world-class customer service on a consistent basis- and how your company can too. Packed with insider knowledge and a wealth of proven best practices, author John DiJulius will show you how your company can emulate the world's best customer service providers.
The thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition of Foodservice Manual for Health Care Institutions offers a review of the management and operation of health care foodservice departments. This edition of the book—which has become the standard in the field of institutional and health care foodservice—contains the most current data on the successful management of daily operations and includes information on a wide range of topics such as leadership, quality control, human resource management, product selection and purchasing, environmental issues, and financial management. This new edition also contains information on the practical operation of the foodservice department that has been greatly expanded and updated to help institutions better meet the needs of the customer and comply with the regulatory agencies'standards. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: Leadership and Management Skills Marketing and Revenue-Generating Services Quality Management and Improvement Planning and Decision Making Organization and Time Management Team Building Effective Communication Human Resource Management Management Information Systems Financial Management Environmental Issues and Sustainability Microbial, Chemical, and Physical Hazards HACCP, Food Regulations, Environmental Sanitation, and Pest Control Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Menu Planning Product Selection Purchasing Receiving, Storage, and Inventory Control Food Production Food Distribution and Service Facility Design Equipment Selection and Maintenance Learning objectives, summary, key terms, and discussion questions included in each chapter help reinforce important topics and concepts. Forms, charts, checklists, formulas, policies, techniques, and references provide invaluable resources for operating in the ever-changing and challenging environment of the food-service industry. Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/puckett4e Additional resources: www.josseybasspublichealth.com
Hedge fund managers who survived and profited through the 2008 financial crisis share their secrets In light of the colossal losses and amidst the resulting confusion that still lingers, it is time to rethink money management in the broadest of terms. Drastic changes still need to be made, and managers who actually made money during 2008 make for a logical starting place. This updated and revised edition of The Invisible Hands provides investors and traders with the latest thinking from some of the best and the most successful players in money management, highlighting the specific risk and return objectives of each, and discussing the evolution of certain styles and beliefs in money management. Divulges how top financial professionals are looking forward by thinking clearly, managing risk, and seeking a new paradigm of profit making opportunities in the post-crisis world Outlines investments and strategies for the rocky road ahead Gives guidance on how traditional investors such as pensions, endowments, foundations and family offices should rethink how they approach asset allocation and portfolio construction Written by respected industry expert Steven Drobny Page by page, the professionals found in this book reveal their own approaches to markets, risk, and the broader world in which we live, as well as their advice on how investors should be approaching money management in today's uncertain world.
A ground-breaking exploration of the Chinese elite's consumption of luxury products and their attitudes toward luxury goods. Elite China identifies the Chinese luxury product consumers and the characteristics of their luxury consumption, explains the implications for luxury firms and marketers and most importantly, spells out strategies for international luxury brands and Chinese luxury brands to succeed in Chinese market.
Everything you need to harness Millennial potential Managing Millennials For Dummies is the field guide to people-management in the modern workplace. Packed with insight, advice, personal anecdotes, and practical guidance, this book shows you how to manage your Millennial workers and teach them how to manage themselves. You'll learn just what makes them tick—they're definitely not the workers of yesteryear—and how to uncover the deeply inspirational talent they have hiding not far below the surface. Best practices and proven strategies from Google, Netflix, LinkedIn, and other top employers provide real-world models for effective management, and new research on first-wave versus second-wave Millennials helps you parse the difference between your new hires and more experienced workers. You'll learn why flex time, social media, dress code, and organizational structure are shifting, and answer the all-important question: why won't they use the phone? Millennials are the product of a different time, with different values, different motivations, and different wants—and in the U.S., they now make up the majority of the workforce. This book shows you how to bring out their best and discover just how much they're really capable of. Learn how Millennials are changing the way work gets done Understand new motivations, attitudes, values, and drive Recruit, motivate, engage, and retain incredible emerging talent Discover the keys to optimal Millennial management The pop culture narrative would have us believe that Millennials are entitled, lazy, spoiled brats—but the that couldn't be further from the truth. They are the generation of change: highly adaptive, bright, and quick to take on a challenge. Like any generation of workers, performance lies in management—if you're not getting what you need from your Millennials, it's time to learn how to lead them the way they need to be led. Managing Millennials For Dummies is your handbook for allowing them to exceed your expectations.
New Product Development is one of the most important challenges facing organizations today. The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) Handbook of New Product Development 3rd Edition provides an exceptional review of cutting edge topics for both new and experienced product development leaders. It offers a comprehensive and updated guide to the practices, processes and tools critical to achieving and sustaining new product/service development success in today’s world, delivering valuable information about the fundamentals as well as emerging practices such as venturing, virtual product development and the use of social media in NPD. As the premier global advocate for professionals and organizations working in the fields of new product/service development, PDMA has assembled in the Handbook unique content on the critical aspects of product development success including its 2012 Best Practices Research, Lessons Learned from its Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award Winners and keys to success from organizations with proven innovation track records. The 3rd Edition is an essential reference for anyone with responsibility for product development activities, from novices looking for fundamentals to experts seeking insights on emerging concepts, and is relevant for all functions and all product/service industries.