The recent developments in maritime transportation have been leading to integrate advance management systems into ship fleet operations. Design and implementations of such systems are highly required managerial skills and methodological tools. This study conceptualizes a ship fleet operational problem solution centre (SHIPOS) to systematically analyse the various cases, facts and figures promoting with comprehensive outcomes. The SHIPOS initiative has been established to additionally support the sub-tasks of WP#1 (database network, industry information sharing network, research network) within research project entitled “Human Reliability Analysis and Monitoring System Proposal in Shipboard Operations (H-RAMS)” (Project no: 114M352) supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). Besides the feedbacks from ship operating environment, the solution centre also considers the technology expectations specified in the recent global initiatives (i.e. Horizon’2020, IMO strategies) to predict the required future maritime innovations. As another aspect, the methodological background of solution centre takes the advantage of OR/MS techniques comply with the focused problems. Consequently, this paper presents the critical milestones of providing information technology solutions to ship fleet management such as data acquisition, modelling, shipboard integration, verification, etc. in a continuous maritime research concept.
Global Communications Essay
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Global Communications Paper
This paper will begin with an overview of Global Communications present situation. This will be followed by Global Communications Leadership team’s plan for economic recovery. The author will then present a situation analysis that will include issues and opportunities identification and stakeholder’s perspectives. Then Global Communications end state goals will be presented, followed by a gap analysis definition and the conclusion.
Global Communications is a telecommunications company who along with many others are struggling to stay in business. Their stock price has dropped over 50% in the last three years. A major problem afflicting this industry is competition between local, long distance, and…show more content…
To maximize both of these initiatives, the company plans to market itself more aggressively on an international level with the goal of becoming a truly global resource. (Week Four, UOP eResource, 2007)
Issue and Opportunity Identification
The leading issue Global Communications is facing is too much competition, both domestic and international, and cable companies are now providing complete solutions for telecommunications, computer, and television. Another issue facing Global are profits diminishing and stock prices have fallen below half price in the last three years. An opportunity for these two issues is to merge with, acquire, and/or form an alliance and/or partnership with one or more companies to expand knowledge base and gain new customers, which should increase profitability and help build up the stock price.
Union leaders believe they made concessions in the last contract negotiation and now Global Communications is talking of outsourcing work to India and Ireland. The Union sees this situation as Win-Lose, Global winning and the Union losing. The Union is threatening to take action against Global Communications. If the leadership team decides that the only way to proceed and make a profit, is to outsource to Ireland or India they are going to have a tough time finding and opportunity that the Union will like.
Stakeholder Perspectives/Ethical Dilemmas
The first stakeholder identified is the senior leadership