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Morgan, James M.

Summary: How companies are using lean development to revolutionize their product and service offerings, vital lessons any business leader can use as an engine of innovation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 658.5 MOR

Summary: Once a shining example of national ingenuity and prowess, the American car is now assembled through a constantly shifting global process. This program presents the fascinating story of where in the world a quintessentially American product is actually built. Focusing on the Dodge Ram pickup and tracing the origins of its components, the film paints a portrait of the global economy-a collage, as...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: With hundreds of thousands of employees worldwide, a net worth in the billions, and a dozen brands, General Motors is at the center of the political debate over globalization, the environment, and the future of the U.S. economy. In this program, GM President and CEO Rick Wagoner talks with BBC Chief Washington Correspondent Matt Frei. Topics under discussion include America's unending love...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Most economists use Gross Domestic Product to measure a country's economic health. But some experts in the field of economic development consider GDP calculations to be painfully inadequate. This program explores alternative ways to define national success and productivity using not only monetary parameters but also the safety, happiness, and potential of a country's citizens and the health of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Despite the low-wage, low-prestige reputation of the typical "McJob," a McDonald's franchise owner often manages budgets and income in the millions of dollars. This CNBC program looks at the history and working philosophy behind the world's largest food-service corporation, featuring a number of interviews and concise case studies. An operations manager runs six Connecticut restaurants and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Volvo's ReCharge hybrid car has an electric motor in each of its wheels, helping to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide created when being driven. But a car's performance on the road is only one part of its overall green rating. With the ReCharge serving as an example, this program shows how Life Cycle Assessment is employed to evaluate the environmental impact of manufactured goods-from their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Although it is a crucial aspect of modern food technology, quality control may also be the biggest challenge for any food-producing company. This program identifies quality standards that exist in various parts of the world, explores ways of measuring and monitoring quality, and looks at who is responsible for QC within a large food manufacturer. Students are introduced to HACCP and GMP systems...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Using recycled materials makes sense, but also presents designers with a unique set of challenges, because they must work within the parameters of the materials' properties. This program profiles two companies who have successfully created products from recycled goods. London-based Pli Design produced a stackable chair made from recycled Sony PlayStations, after feeding shredded game consoles...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Since prehistoric times, the preservation of food has played an essential role in human survival-providing the stability and cultural traditions needed to create societies. This program looks at motivations and methods for preserving and processing food, how these take shape in various cultures, and the health considerations which present-day food suppliers and vendors must take into account....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: What lies behind the dramatic spike in oil and gas prices of recent years? What role have American oil companies played in it? And what do American economists and business leaders expect down the road? This CNBC Original documentary follows the flow of oil-from drill site to supertanker to refinery, then finally to the gas tank-while addressing economic and geopolitical issues associated with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Manufacturers around the world are facing a seemingly impossible competitive challenge: to constantly reduce costs while maintaining high levels of quality and adhering to tight delivery schedules. Using the automotive industry as a case study, this program takes an in-depth look at how companies that make vehicle components ranging from huge engines to tiny springs are applying methods of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Global competition has made business optimization more important than ever. In module one of this program, Ernst & Young describes the concept of process-oriented cost accounting. Module two focuses on lean production, as demonstrated by "smart factory" technology and tight manufacturer/supplier cooperation, while module three concentrates on how Electrolux Hungary makes decisions concerning...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The history of Western architecture can be viewed as a battle-namely, humanity vs. nature. But the green revolution has prompted new forms of building design that welcome in the natural world. This program surveys some of those advances and the architectural pioneers who create and implement them. Celebrated architect William McDonough explains his working methods and outlines designs for major...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This program profiles CO2 Zero, an eco-friendly housing development in the UK, focusing on its use of recycled plastics and FSC-certified wood. The architect built with renewable and reclaimed resources, and took into account how all parts of the houses would be disposed of at end-of-life, thus minimizing the carbon footprint of this unique living space. Although the countertops are made from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: While many nations and communities benefit from the fast track to globalization, others are in danger of being left behind. This program explores concepts embodied in the mantra, "Think globally, act locally," focusing on businesses and organizations that help to revitalize isolated and disadvantaged areas, thereby expanding access to the wider economy. Judy Wicks, founder of Philadelphia's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: What will it take to create an eco-friendly global economy? This program addresses the financial, technological, and organizational obstacles that must be overcome before human society and planet Earth can truly coexist. Drawn from the series Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy and futurist Hazel Henderson’s book by the same title, the program contains powerful insights from engineers,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: German automaker Porsche has long desired a takeover of Volkswagen, a company rich in research and production capabilities. In 2008, Porsche announced it had taken a majority position in Volkswagen shares. This program shows how Porsche reached its place of near-dominance by entering the financial markets and employing controversial trading methods. Illustrating the use of financial instruments...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Japan's first automaker has learned a few lessons about corporate identity in the global economy-and what it will take to become the world's largest automaker. This program shows how Toyota has localized its overseas operations, pursuing a strategy in which its factories integrate into surrounding communities. Visiting Toyota plants and suppliers in Texas and Thailand, the film illustrates...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Scottish fishermen have trawled for cod in the North Sea for generations. Under new European Union laws, many families are being forced out of the trade. This Wide Angle documentary poignantly depicts a year in the life of Fraserburgh, a hard-hit community caught between E.U. policies designed to preserve fish stocks and the need to earn a living. Showing how commercial overfishing has...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: All over the world, green enterprise is growing. This program focuses on the catalyst that is transforming Earth-friendly businesses into paying ventures: a thing that economists call externalities. In Mexico, coffee growers use collective bargaining to create a more secure market. In Tanzania, where malaria is rampant, a mosquito net manufacturer makes good by marketing social change. In...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Some conservatives paint the environmentalist movement as socialist or worse, but the key to reducing humanity's carbon footprint may actually appear in new manifestations of capitalism. From electric car technology to the production of ethanol out of waste products, fighting climate change is in fact creating new economic opportunities and could actually steer the planet away from a plunge in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Koch, Charles G. (Charles de Ganahl)

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Summary: In 1967, Charles Koch took the reins of his father's company and began the process of growing it from a $21 million company into a global corporation with revenues of about $115 billion, according to Forbes. So how did this MIT engineer manage to grow Koch Industries into one of the largest private companies in the world today, with growth exceeding that of the S&P 500 by almost 30-fold over...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Business 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.5 KOC

Summary: Swept to power in 2006 on a wave of social unrest, Bolivian President Evo Morales has vowed to shift the balance of power in favor of his poorest constituents. This program examines the wealth generated from Bolivia's natural resources-precious metals in particular-and highlights Morales' efforts to redirect revenues away from what he sees as neoliberal interests. Noting Morales' indigenous...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Poverty in Africa reminds us that abundant natural resources don't automatically translate into widespread economic wealth. This program brings home the disturbing reality of daily life in Angola-marked by ramshackle houses, open sewers, and a question that grows louder every day: who benefits from the country's vast oil resources? Outlining the nation's colonial and Cold War traumas, the film...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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