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Cost: Free to subscribers of Aite Group’s Wholesale Banking segment and those that purchased part one or part two of Aite Group’s report, Supply Chain Finance Software Vendors; $250 for non-clients. If you wish to register please click here.
Enrico is the author of Measuring the Value of the Supply Chain.
What impact does it have on customs operations when your trading partners don’t meet the high standard of customs compliance? Gower author, Catherine Truel, discusses the impacts and describes how you can limit the risk, in her latest article for Supply Chain Knowledge Asia.
Catherine’s book, A Short Guide to Customs Risk is part of Gower’s Short Guides to Business Risk Series.
The Supply Chain Asia Forum 2011 is taking place on the 6-9 September 2011 at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore. On Day 3 (8th September) Gower author, Catherine Truel, will be speaking at the event on the subject of Global Trade Compliance and Risk Management Challenges. More information about this event can be found here.
Gower author and supply chain thought leader, Dr John Gattorna, discusses why a new supply chain business model is urgently needed at this moment in time – one that will help us survive from the shocks and uncertainties within the marketplace. Read the full article from Supply Chain Knowledge.
The 2012 Global Supply Chain Summit (Singapore, June 2012) is an ‘invitation only’ event, featuring supply chain guru, John Gattorna. This high-powered event brings together the best thinkers and practitioners for an intense two and a half day series of conversations. The theme of next year’s event reflects the growing influence of India and the Asia Pacific Rim as the engine room for the world’s enterprise supply chains in the future. If you’re interested in receiving an invitation and for more information, visit John Gattorna’s website. John Gattorna is author/editor of Dynamic Supply Chain Alignment, Gower Handbook of Supply Chain Management, and Supply Chain Cybermastery.
Lisa Jack (Benchmaking in Food and Farming) is running a workshop at CIMA on 27th May 2011, based on her paper ‘From Gate to Plate’. The event explores how to link the twin disciplines of benchmarking and target cost management in agribusiness … a wonderful example of how to import management accounting practice, that has been proven in other industries, into farming and food production.
This is the second in the promised series of posts highlighting Gower’s publishing programme in a given topic area for the next 12 months. I won’t attempt to document all our new books but rather a give you a flavour of some highlights.
Project and Programme Management
Is the largest single list within our current publishing, on the basis of number of books published and commissioned. There are several continuing themes to our new books in 2011:
Project Performance and Resilience
Many of our new titles are designed to help you address a particular aspect of your organization’s project or programme management or develop your capability or resilience for project delivery. Some books, such as Emanuel Camilleri’s Project Success or Michael Cavanagh’s Second Order Project Management, go to the heart of those strategies and techniques that don’t just secure project or programme delivery but ensure value and commercial success too. Others, such as David Cleden’s Bid Writing for Project Managers or Integrated Cost-Schedule Risk Analysis, the follow up to David Hulett’s wonderful Practical Schedule Risk Analysis, provide expert help on one or more specific element within project management.
The Context of Projects and Programmes
We have a clutch of titles in preparation for 2011 or early 2012 that offer perspectives on the context within which projects and programmes are managed. There are a couple of titles from Professor Darren Dalcher’s highly regarded series, Advances in Project Management, that do this particularly well, for example: Haukur Ingi Jonasson and Helgi Thor Ingason’s Project Ethics, Ron Basu’s Managing Project Supply Chains and Spirituality and Project Management by Judith Neal and Alan Harpham.
Programme or Program Management
We have some strong titles to follow on from Michel Thiry’s 2010 Program Management. Roger and Adam Davies’ Value Management does a good job of connecting programmes with strategy and their intended outcomes and the first of two books from the author of The Lazy Project Manager, Peter Taylor, provides those people responsible for their project or programme management office with a very pragmatic guide to leadership: Leading Successful PMOs.
People in Projects and Programmes
The final clutch of three titles I want to highlight are those that cover human factors or, if you prefer, people in projects. There are two follow up titles in this group: Kaye Remington’s Leading Complex Projects (which follows her 2008 book Tools for Complex Projects) and Lynda Bourne’s Advising Upwards (which is a follow up to her 2009 book, Stakeholder Relationship Management) . There is also Sharon Di Mascia’s Using Psychology in Project Management, which is another book that very successfully draws in models and pragmatic advice from outside the usual project methodologies.
And, if I am allowed a last minute, wild card entry, let me sneak in a mention for Penny Pullan and Ruth Murray-Webster’s A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management from the Short Guides to Business Risk Series; very definitely appropriate for anyone involved in project risk management.
Please do offer any feedback on this programme of publishing or, if you wish, you can contact me with your own subject suggestions, requests or even book proposals.
Jonathan Norman, Publisher
Customs expert and Gower author Catherine Truel is hosting exclusive Q&A sessions for Supply Chain Asia. Keep abreast of all discussions here.
Gower author, Catherine Truel, writes a monthly blog for Supply Chain Asia Magazine covering topics surrounding Customs Management. Her latest post Shipping from East Asia to Europe by land – can central Asia be integrated into the global supply chain? is now live.