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              The Death of Management: Restoring Value to the U.S. Economy
               

              The Death of Management: Restoring Value to the U.S. Economy (Hardback)

              By Buffington, Jack

              • RRP: $233.99
              • $233.99
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              Argues that innovation and productivity improvement are lost arts in American business. This book tells what's wrong with US management practices and what to do about it. It outlines the problem, as well as the solution by establishing a 21st-century definition of management that... will succeed in the global economy.
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              ISBN 9780313362125
              Released NZ 22 Jun 2009
              Publisher ABC-CLIO
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              Peak Plastic: The Rise or Fall of Our Synthetic World
                

              Peak Plastic: The Rise or Fall of Our Synthetic World (Hardback)

              By Buffington, Jack

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              Shows why plastics, in aggregate, have become a toxin to humans, wildlife, and the planet, and proposes novel solutions that involve neither traditional recycling nor giving up plastic. * Provides a realistic solution for our use of plastic: not to eliminate it, but to innovate i...t * Views plastic not only as a known environmental and health hazard but as a material critical to our future and therefore worth revising for future use * Explains and what we must do-and by when-in order to be able to keep using plastic without harming the planet or our health * Shows the links between the environmental, toxicological, and socioeconomic challenges in our use of plastic, and how these dangers can be remedied by supply chain innovation * Introduces two significant disruptive innovations that if implemented, will save us from the growing problem posed by synthetics
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              ISBN 9781440864162
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2018
              Publisher ABC-CLIO
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Death of Management: Restoring Value to the U.S. Economy: Restoring Value to the U.S. Economy
               

              The Death of Management: Restoring Value to the U.S. Economy: Restoring Value to the U.S. Economy (PDF ebook)

              By Buffington, Jack

              Argues that innovation and productivity improvement are lost arts in American business. This book tells what's wrong with US management practices and what to do about it. It outlines the problem, as well as the solution by establishing a 21st-century definition of management that... will succeed in the global economy.
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              ISBN 9780313362132
              Available in PDF
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 22 Jun 2009
              Publisher ABC-CLIO
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Non-Series
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              The Recycling Myth: Disruptive Innovation to Improve the Environment
                

              The Recycling Myth: Disruptive Innovation to Improve the Environment (Hardback)

              By Buffington, Jack

              • RRP: $149.99
              • $149.99
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              The recycling myth is the perspective that is preached by industry, government, advocacy groups and even consumers that if we all do our part and recycle, this problem of litter and packaging waste can be eliminated. The goal of this book is an awakening that we must do a lot mor...e than collect a beverage container to solve the problem of waste; we must enable an innovation engine toward science, technology and supply chain logistics for real solutions to achieve a paradigm shift in consumer products --
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              ISBN 9781440843075
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2015
              Publisher ABC-CLIO
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Recycling Myth: Disruptive Innovation to Improve the Environment
               

              The Recycling Myth: Disruptive Innovation to Improve the Environment (EPUB ebook)

              By Buffington, Jack

              This book states the harsh truth: that despite best intentions, our current environmental practices are doing more harm than good, and that the solution lies in creating supply chains of the future that design, produce, consume, and reuse materials in a manner that is balanced ec...onomically and environmentally.One billion beverage containers are used on a daily basis in the United States, with at least 600 million of them ending up in landfills. Even the 400 million that are recycled-at a great cost-are not accomplishing the task of helping the environment. This economic and environmental catastrophe cannot be solved by recycling programs. From his experience as a leader in the American consumer beverage industry and a researcher in Sweden, author Jack Buffington has developed a transformational solution that seeks to not just mitigate the environmental damage but jumpstart the economy while actually achieving zero waste.The Recycling Myth tells the story of how our current environmental practices are unintentionally doing more harm than good and how we need to create a radically different supply chain of the future that must, as best as possible, copy the natural system of growth, decay, and regrowth, and discontinue a disastrous pattern of material design and use. Backed by irrefutable evidence, the book destroys our comfortable notions of the recycling status quo; explains why recycling will never work in the United States, despite decades of attempts; and introduces a new system that will actually work-without asking consumers to consume less.- Supplies an informed perspective from a leader in the consumer beverage industry at one of the world's largest producers of packaged beverages and a researcher in Sweden in the fields of environmental science and supply chain logistics- Presents a bold counterargument to the idea that recycling and sustainability programs are inherently beneficial and introduces a new system that will benefit both our environment and econo
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              ISBN 9781440843082
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              Released NZ 24 Nov 2015
              Publisher ABC-CLIO
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Peak Plastic: The Rise or Fall of Our Synthetic World
               

              Peak Plastic: The Rise or Fall of Our Synthetic World (EPUB ebook)

              By Buffington, Jack

              Shows why plastics, in aggregate, have become a toxin to humans, wildlife, and the planet, and proposes novel solutions that involve neither traditional recycling nor giving up plastic.- Provides a realistic solution for our use of plastic: not to eliminate it, but to innovate it...- Views plastic not only as a known environmental and health hazard but as a material critical to our future and therefore worth revising for future use- Explains what we must do-and by when-in order to be able to keep using plastic without harming the planet or our health- Shows the links between the environmental, toxicological, and socioeconomic challenges in our use of plastic, and how these dangers can be remedied by supply chain innovation- Introduces two significant disruptive innovations that if implemented, will save us from the growing problem posed by synthetics
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              ISBN 9781440864179
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              Released NZ 11 Oct 2018
              Publisher ABC-CLIO
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Frictionless Markets: The 21st Century Supply Chain
                

              Frictionless Markets: The 21st Century Supply Chain (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016)

              By Buffington, Jack

              • RRP: $328.99
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              This volume models a 21st century supply chain: one that uses technology that leads to the power of the individual, not larger organizations. Author Jack Buffington explains how in the near future, each of us will be a prosumer in a peer-based economy of micro-level manufacturing... with little waste and infinite customization. There are two primary schools of thought in regard to the world economy of the future; from one side is a belief that economic growth can continue in perpetuity, driven upon a cheap and plentiful energy supply. From the other point of view is a perspective that economic growth will soon end has due to a lack of cheap and plentiful oil, too much financial debt, and a damaged environment that cannot withstand more growth. Frictionless Markets proposes a third way: a 21st century model based upon an economic calculus that does assume that fossil fuels are rapidly depleting and the environment is being damaged, but does not assume that this means an end to growth, but rather, a beginning of opportunities. Frictionless Markets tells the story of why and how frictionless markets will exist by the year 2030. Dr. Jack Buffington is both a supply chain professional for one of the largest consumer products companies in the world, and a researcher in biotechnology and supply chain at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
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              ISBN 9783319368047
              Released NZ 23 Aug 2016
              Publisher Springer International Publish
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              Frictionless Markets: The 21st Century Supply Chain
                

              Frictionless Markets: The 21st Century Supply Chain (Hardback, 1st ed. 2016)

              By Buffington, Jack

              • RRP: $375.99
              • $375.99
              • In Stock US

              This volume models a 21st century supply chain: one that uses technology that leads to the power of the individual, not larger organizations. Author Jack Buffington explains how in the near future, each of us will be a prosumer in a peer-based economy of micro-level manufacturing... with little waste and infinite customization. There are two primary schools of thought in regard to the world economy of the future; from one side is a belief that economic growth can continue in perpetuity, driven upon a cheap and plentiful energy supply. From the other point of view is a perspective that economic growth will soon end has due to a lack of cheap and plentiful oil, too much financial debt, and a damaged environment that cannot withstand more growth. Frictionless Markets proposes a third way: a 21st century model based upon an economic calculus that does assume that fossil fuels are rapidly depleting and the environment is being damaged, but does not assume that this means an end to growth, but rather, a beginning of opportunities. Frictionless Markets tells the story of why and how frictionless markets will exist by the year 2030. Dr. Jack Buffington is both a supply chain professional for one of the largest consumer products companies in the world, and a researcher in biotechnology and supply chain at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
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              ISBN 9783319195353
              Released NZ 16 Sep 2015
              Publisher Springer International Publish
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