As with most hospitals, labor is the largest budget expense at the Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC) in Anchorage. But benchmarking indicated that staff utilization at PAMC, a part of the Providence Health System, was above the 75th percentile of the national average. To remedy this, in October 2003, a multidisciplinary team (nursing, leadership, finance and physicians) began a Six Sigma project to create a more effective process for scheduling staff.
During the Define phase of the project, the team found that the hospital’s staffing dollars – which includes salaries, benefits and contract labor – were substantially over budget. Roughly 75 percent of the variance could be linked to nursing salaries and the use of registered nurses from outside staffing resources. Within the nursing area, the team found that the adult critical care unit (ACC) was 22 percent over budget for staffing … click here to read ahead
The company that has been chosen for this case study is John Deere Equipments. This company was founded by John Deere in 1837 and was incorporated in 1868 as Deere & Company. John Deere started this company as a one-man blacksmith shop and it is now a worldwide corporation that has its offices in more than 160 countries and employs more than 46,000 people. John Deere is one of the oldest industrial companies in the United States and it is guided by the original values of quality, innovation, integrity, and commitment that John Deere instilled at the beginning. The business strategy of John Deere, in their own words is: “We aspire to distinctively serve customers — those linked to the land — through a great business, a business as great as our products. To achieve this aspiration, our strategy is: Exceptional operating performance, Disciplined SVA growth, Aligned high-performance teamwork Execution of this strategy creates the distinctive John Deere Experience that ultimately propels a great business and, for all with a stake in our success, delivers…Performance That Endures” … click here to read ahead
Hideaway Beds – Wall Bed Company offers the Latest Designs wall beds. Wall Beds have been around since 1918 in American and Europe. The company ships their products to approximately 100 retailers in Australia as well as taking online orders directly from individual consumers…click here to read ahead
The case finds out that the HRs helped out the top management in aligning HR and quality policies; devising quality improvement policies, systems and procedures; crafting and communicating the TQM mission and vision; generating quality awareness among all employees; creating managerial support to quality action plans (QAPs); organizing quality workshops and TQM training programs; and shifting the conventional mind-set of employees, etc. in the sample organization. They also act as internal consultants to other business units in quality issues. Implementation of TQM in the company has brought up a number of HR challenges for instance, motivating knowledge workers, mobilizing key managerial personnel, obtaining and sustaining employees satisfaction, overcoming communication barriers, resolving problems associated with PSU trappings and vastness of the organization, etc…click here to read ahead
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Interview success in today’s job market is bit difficult. But if we prepare well it is not a Herculean task to attract the interviewers. The importance of creating a good impression within the allotted time is so important in an interview.
To make a good impression, it is important to know what the interviewer is look for and what they are testing you on, according to a report by Sanjeev Sinha of EconomicTimes.com … click here to read more on how to handle the job interviews
Applying for a new job comes with its fair share of rejections, setbacks, frustrations and perhaps even lonely periods of unemployment. If you’ve been turned down for position after position, you could be getting desperate and may want to shake things up a bit so that your résumé will stand out from the piles of others stacked quietly in HR. Before you decide to get too creative, there are some rules to résumé etiquette that you should follow…click here to read ahead
Fusion UV is the world s leading producer of ultraviolet curing equipment. Its outmoded legacy system couldn’t handle the company s complex manufacturing system, and was threatening Fusion s ability to meet its promised delivery dates. By implementing FastTrack, a mySAP All-in-One partner solution, it improved accuracy in pricing, shipping, and purchase order processing. Read more…
Godrej Consumer Products Limited wanted to extract more value out of the well-formatted ERP data it had collected over the years. It implemented data warehousing and OLAP tools and applications to mine additional benefits and also paved the path for future e-commerce initiatives…click here for more
Amazon has made some large purchases over the years, but they seem to favor making investments in companies, and marketing agreements with the companies they invest in. While some of their transactions were fairly public, a few were very private, and there aren’t many details on the web about those – for instance, it’s very difficult to find a date for the transaction involving Leep Technologies, which I’ve listed at the end of the 1999 acquisitions…click here to read ahead