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Article
Publication date: 1 June 1981

How do you measure existing fleet performance, and improve it by better scheduling techniques? How do you exercise effective control over both driver and vehicle? These…

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How do you measure existing fleet performance, and improve it by better scheduling techniques? How do you exercise effective control over both driver and vehicle? These were some of the points discussed in a seminar organised by consultants Drew McConkey, held recently in Manchester. It was attended by senior management of companies in the UK and the Republic of Ireland which included food wholesalers, supermarket multiples, and grocery and confectionery manufacturers. The seminar was presented by Ralph Drew, Rob McConkey, and members of the staff of DMA.

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Retail and Distribution Management, vol. 9 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-2363

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Publication date: 1 March 1992

Ralph Drew

Discusses a programme embarked upon by Exel Logistics aimed atimproving the effectiveness of the drivers engaged in one of its majorstore delivery contracts. Examines the…

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Discusses a programme embarked upon by Exel Logistics aimed at improving the effectiveness of the drivers engaged in one of its major store delivery contracts. Examines the Standard Hour Plan developed by DMA (the specialist consultants involved) and how the programme specifically met the needs of that particular contract.

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Work Study, vol. 41 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Drawing
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-325-3

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Publication date: 7 March 2016

William J Rose, Diane A Mollenkopf, Chad W. Autry and John E. Bell

As global populations become increasingly urbanized and urban areas grow in density and complexity, many firms seeking to operate in these areas face significant new…

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Purpose

As global populations become increasingly urbanized and urban areas grow in density and complexity, many firms seeking to operate in these areas face significant new challenges. The purpose of this paper is to identify the approaches utilized by urban logistics service providers to overcome the issues resulting from urban density and complexity. The paper also identifies potential directions for future research based on the research findings.

Design/methodology/approach

The study followed a grounded theory approach (Corbin and Strauss, 2008) to uncover the approaches utilized by logistics service providers to adapt to urban environments.

Findings

The urban environment exerts certain coercive and mimetic pressures on logistics service providers. To overcome these pressures, urban logistics service providers seek to manage space, resources, and legitimacy in the urban environment.

Research limitations/implications

This research followed an inductive approach, and therefore, further empirical research is required to ensure statistical generalizability. Additionally, all research participants are currently employed in the USA, and so further research at the international level should be conducted.

Practical implications

The framework presented will enable firms seeking to enter the urban market to more quickly adapt to the specific pressures of the urban ecology.

Originality/value

While literature from several academic disciplines outline problems and solutions specific to urban areas, little qualitative, inductive research has been conducted in the field of urban logistics. The current research serves as a starting point for further urban logistics research.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 46 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Drawing
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-325-3

Article
Publication date: 1 June 1950

IDA DARLINGTON

The boatmen on the pleasure boats which ply between Westminster Pier, the Tower and Greenwich have of recent years taken to drawing attention, by megaphone, to the…

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The boatmen on the pleasure boats which ply between Westminster Pier, the Tower and Greenwich have of recent years taken to drawing attention, by megaphone, to the historic places the boats pass on the trip. One of the sights they point out is a warehouse on the south bank near Southwark Bridge which bears a large notice stating that it is the site of the Globe Playhouse. The notice, which is incorrect, is one of the survivals of the controversy which raged in the 1920's as to the position of the “Glory of the Bank”, the Globe Playhouse, where Shakespeare trod the boards and for which some of the world's greatest dramas were written.

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Library Review, vol. 12 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

Article
Publication date: 30 October 2019

Nuwan Gunarathne, Samanthi Senaratne and Shashiprabha Senanayake

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the operationalization of the outcome-based education (OBE) model in an accountancy study program in Sri Lanka and the impact of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the operationalization of the outcome-based education (OBE) model in an accountancy study program in Sri Lanka and the impact of education frameworks on OBE.

Design/methodology/approach

This study follows the case study approach to the first academic accounting study program in a Sri Lankan public sector university. Primary data were collected through semi-structured interviews and secondary data through a content analysis of various relevant documents. The data were analyzed thematically using the theory of constructive alignment.

Findings

In accounting, the most significant imperative for the OBE stems from normative pressures. Since the accounting education frameworks have closely followed the approach suggested in constructive alignment, the normative institutionalization of professional standards in accounting supports OBE in accounting education. The OBE approach with its diverse range of teaching and learning activities and assessment methods in accounting has yielded multi-stakeholder benefits while posing some challenges in operationalization.

Research limitations/implications

The paper’s insights are based on a single case study in Sri Lanka and may be difficult to generalize to other countries.

Originality/value

This is the first empirical attempt to study the operationalization of the theory of constructive alignment of OBE in accounting for a study program.

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Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, vol. 36 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1026-4116

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Publication date: 2 September 2015

Ralph A. Córdova, Ann Taylor, Michelle Whitacre, Nancy Singer, Karen Cummings and Stephanie Koscielski

University methods instructors emerging from disciplinary silos (art, English, mathematics, science, and foreign language) co-created a seminar to support candidates…

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Purpose

University methods instructors emerging from disciplinary silos (art, English, mathematics, science, and foreign language) co-created a seminar to support candidates’ using video reflection. They explored how the Inquiry into My Practice protocol (IMP) could be used as a vehicle to surface Three Durable Practices critical for educators: intentional collaboration, instruction, and reflection.

Methodology/approach

Grounded in an interactional ethnographic perspective, this analysis draws on two telling cases to examine how the faculty team and teacher candidates co-constructed an intentional ethnographic learning community using physical and video-based practices (TeachingChannel.org).

Findings

Three Durable Practices came to life in the IMP, and through this shared and coherent conceptual approach, candidates made visible their process for bridging the disconnected worlds of theory and practice as they took up video analysis of their teaching.

Practical implications

Orienting across disciplinary boundaries to a shared conceptual language with associated protocols, faculty and candidates are afforded approaches to navigate their face-to-face and virtual worlds of practice.

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Video Research in Disciplinary Literacies
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-678-2

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The Emerald Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-786-9

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Publication date: 2 June 2020

Neil Ewins

This paper explores the advertising strategy of crockery importers and dealers in relationship to their origins and backgrounds. This is a departure from earlier…

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Purpose

This paper explores the advertising strategy of crockery importers and dealers in relationship to their origins and backgrounds. This is a departure from earlier ceramic-history literature which tended to focus on the Staffordshire producers, with limited awareness on how the identity of importers and dealers influenced what products were sold, and their individual approaches to marketing.

Design/methodology/approach

Within a context of historical marketing research, this paper analyses newspaper advertising and commentary. It combines an examination of marketing practices with a wider consideration of the cultural identities of ceramic importers and dealers. The digitalization of historical records, combined with sophisticated search engines, makes it more feasible to examine a broader range of sources. Thus, modern research methods can enhance our understanding of production and demand and reveal how marketing strategy was diverse.

Findings

Awareness on how advertising was influenced by the backgrounds and socio-political views of importers and dealers demonstrates ways in which Anglo-American ceramic trade could be far more market-led. More significantly, marketing approaches were not necessarily responding to American demand, but rather that importers could engage in commissioning goods which reflected their own views on politics, religion or slavery.

Originality/value

Examining the advertising of importers demonstrates the complex relationship between production and ceramic demand. This paper opens up debates as to how far the advertising of other merchandise in the USA shows evidence of taking a more individual approach by the 19th century.

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Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, vol. 12 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-750X

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