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Synthesizing Cost-Minimal Partners for Services [chapter]

Jan Sürmeli, Marvin Triebel
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We synthesize a cost-minimal partner for a given service based on additional behaviorial constraints.  ...  Beside an adapter, a partner could be a configurator or serve as an ingredient in solutions for discovery and substitution.  ...  We synthesize a cost-minimal partner for a given service N in two steps: First, we compute the minimal cost bound of N , second, we synthesize a partner for N based thereon.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-45005-1_49 fatcat:u32fsroczzenfmuvv63i5hwqx4

Management Insights

2009 Production and operations management  
The realtime information is valuable because it helps to increase asset utilization and to minimize inventoryand logistics-related costs.  ...  RFID also minimizes delays in information transmission, leading to improved information sharing among the partners in a supply chain.  ...  RFID also minimizes delays in information transmission, leading to improved information sharing among the partners in a supply chain.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1937-5956.2009.01101.x fatcat:kollri4u7fcqdgvpz5wl6rgzvi

22 Years of Governance Structures and Performance: What Has Been Achieved in Agrifood Chains and Beyond? A Review

Joanita Kataike, Xavier Gellynck
2018 Agriculture  
The results indicated that different governance structures are positively related to performance except for the spot market.  ...  The contribution of the study, implications, and suggestions for future research outlook are discussed in relation to governance structures and performance.  ...  Acknowledgments: VLIR-IUC provided the funding for this study as a dissertation grant for the first author.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agriculture8040051 fatcat:xxe3ekkwpbba5dwdwyn6m3stwu

Aligning critical success factors to organizational design

Rudrajeet Pal, Håkan Torstensson
2011 Business Process Management Journal  
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the promises of 3-DCE in synthesizing and sustaining critical success factors (CSFs) for organizations, and also underpin the existing gap between its offerings  ...  It is thus recommended to synthesize or identify them from the 3-DCE perspective.  ...  like cost minimization, quick response (QR), quality of service, flexibility and coordination, and sustainability concerns while Category 2 mainly for innovative supply chains with more concentration  ... 
doi:10.1108/14637151111136351 fatcat:2ttohrnej5ftxh5no4vv7jv2z4

From Private Supply Networks and Shared Supply Webs to Physical Internet Enabled Open Supply Webs [chapter]

Helia Sohrabi, Benoit Montreuil
2011 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Partnering companies aim to reduce both investments and operating costs associated with achieving their target service level.  ...  logistics costs and maximize customer service in a turbulent and competitive environment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23330-2_26 fatcat:usvnp2xz7ra33inwwh3k7cqrre

Partnered Research in Healthcare Delivery Redesign for High-Need, High-Cost Patients: Development and Feasibility of an Intensive Management Patient-Aligned Care Team (ImPACT)

Donna M. Zulman, Stephen C. Ezeji-Okoye, Jonathan G. Shaw, Debra L. Hummel, Katie S. Holloway, Sasha F. Smither, Jessica Y. Breland, John F. Chardos, Susan Kirsh, James S. Kahn, Steven M. Asch
2014 Journal of general internal medicine  
Findings were synthesized by researchers and clinical partners to identify themes representing the target population's most common needs, challenges, and goals.  ...  of 2,730 high-cost patients who were outpatients for over half of 2010, 67 % of costs were generated by inpatient care, 19 % by outpatient care, 6 % by pharmacy services, and 8 % by VA-sponsored contract  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11606-014-3022-7 pmid:25355084 pmcid:PMC4239286 fatcat:i3fpc7ttdneo3dr4ukcvf2l64u

Automatic Test Case Generation for Interacting Services [chapter]

Kathrin Kaschner, Niels Lohmann
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Service-oriented architectures propose loosely coupled interacting services as building blocks for distributed applications.  ...  Based on the specification of a service, we introduce an approach to automatically generate test cases for black-box testing to check for conformance between the specification and the implementation of  ...  Niels Lohmann is funded by the DFG project "Operating Guidelines for Services" (WO 1466/8-1).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01247-1_7 fatcat:tbfr6mkd75bkxpqko64lyqp27q

Public-Private Partnership Evaluation Models: Perspectives from the Public Governance to Defend the Public Interest

Nyalle Barboza Matos, Andréa de Oliveira Gonçalves
2020 Revista do Serviço Público  
The widespread use of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) has resulted in the identification of a number of issues related to lack of governance and inefficient assessments of the quality of service provided  ...  governance research, this study integratively categorized nine governance mechanisms based on the three principles established by the OECD (2012): Clear and Legitimate Institutional Framework; Rationale for  ...  Aims to minimize the risks and possible additional transaction costs, establishing standards and aligning the different objectives to the mission of the partnership.  ... 
doi:10.21874/rsp.v71ic.4633 fatcat:cabpkrjjwbhtvitgaphezinlxi

A Review of Business Models towards Service-Oriented Electricity Systems

Michael Hamwi, Iban Lizarralde
2017 Procedia CIRP  
One of the main interest of product-service system (PSS) is its potentiality to minimize the environmental impact of both consumption and production.  ...  This paper is a review paper exploring different business models (BMs) for energy transition.  ...  Companies who are looking for success pursuing this "Partner of Partner" BM, have to create a set of partnerships with solution and service partners, expand their market channels, develop a bunch of offers  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procir.2017.03.032 fatcat:xpqvnz742fbyzk6bre7pdihove

A fuzzy AHP based integer linear programming model for the multi‐criteria transshipment problem

Ting He, William Ho, Carman Lee Ka Man, Xiaofei Xu
2012 International Journal of Logistics Management  
Purpose -The purpose of this research is to develop a holistic approach to maximize the customer service level while minimizing the logistics cost by using an integrated multiple criteria decision making  ...  Therefore, it is believed that it is useful and applicable for the transshipment service network design.  ...  The authors are also indebted to the reviewers for their constructive comments and suggestions which enabled the improvement of the quality of the present study.  ... 
doi:10.1108/09574091211226975 fatcat:nolift2njra3vpriuelajsd4cm

From On-Premise Software to Cloud Services: The Impact of Cloud Computing on Enterprise Software Vendors´ Business Models

Thomas Boillat, Christine Legner
2013 Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research  
By deriving two alternative business model configurations, SaaS and SaaS+PaaS, our research synthesizes the strategic choices for enterprise software vendors and provides guidelines for designing viable  ...  for their customers.  ...  , owing to the long sales cycles and required support Initial development costs may be high, but firms aim for minimal marginal costs - Table 3 : 3 Case selection criteria and sample analyzed  ... 
doi:10.4067/s0718-18762013000300004 fatcat:tk7n56qmpzcixghyfl2osbjhie

Benefits of Cloud Computing: Literature Review in a Maturity Model Perspective

Sune Dueholm Müller, Stefan Rubæk Holm, Jens Søndergaard
2015 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
The focus has mainly been on minimizing fixed IT costs and using the IT resource flexibility offered by the cloud. However, the promise of cloud computing is much greater.  ...  Maturity models provide effective methods for organizations to assess, evaluate, and benchmark their capabilities as bases for developing roadmaps for improving weaknesses.  ...  They argue for systematic and synthesized reviews based on concept-centric frameworks.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.03742 fatcat:j7nhuzju5ncexal4rclg6lo6r4

A multi-level approach for network design of integrated supply chains

M. Dotoli, M. P. Fanti *, C. Meloni, M. C. Zhou
2005 International Journal of Production Research  
The paper presents some optimization techniques to synthesize the first two levels and illustrates the hierarchical decision process by way of a case study.  ...  This paper proposes a three-level hierarchical methodology for supply chain network design at the planning management level.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported in part by the Italian Ministry for University and Research (MIUR) under project nr. 2003090090 and NSFC under Grant No. 60228004 and 60334020.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00207540500142316 fatcat:qr3agxt7kfhizpv6uk4aigl3aa

Incorporating design outsourcing decisions within the design of collaborative design processes

Mervyn Fathianathan, Jitesh H. Panchal
2009 Computers in industry (Print)  
A B S T R A C T The product design process plays a central role in ensuring that new products are realized with improved quality, in a short lead-time and with costs kept to a minimum.  ...  In this paper, it is proposed that design outsourcing and collaboration decisions should form a critical component of modeling and synthesizing collaborative design processes.  ...  Hong-Yi [36] presents an interval programming model for partner selection while accounting for cost, time, and risk. The emphasis is on minimizing the risk on the overall project objectives.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compind.2009.02.010 fatcat:k2i2my6jkveg7our4bp4hakbuq

Conflict, cheats and the persistence of symbioses

Angela E. Douglas
2008 New Phytologist  
This is despite unambiguous evidence for conflict between the partners and the existence of cheats that use benefits derived from their partners while providing reduced or no services in return.  ...  There is also evidence for the suppression of cheating by sanctions imposed by partners in some symbioses, and vertical transmission has been shown experimentally to promote traits that enhance partner  ...  for helpful comments, and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council for financial support.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02326.x pmid:18275492 fatcat:bwjev6h6nzhrnksbvh5e2ctcyq
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