Pasharibu, Y, Jie, F, Jacobs, J & Punturiero, A 2014, 'Better improvement management to overcome inventory, transportation, and unnecessary motion waste in retail stores', Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology (ICMIT), 2014 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology (ICMIT), IEEE, Singapore, pp. 531-536.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Retail store with thousands of different products have grown and expanded either on develop or developed countries. Due to the fact that 'A' is a large discount retail store, operating on a 7-day basis, there are several problems that result from their day-to-day processes. Three main problems, such as inventory, transportation, and unnecessary motion problems were found after the interview with retail store's manager was conducted. Furthermore, the report is logically set out into 5 different processes, including process selection, description of current process, process improvement, process verification, and implementing-monitoring. From this report, some efficiency strategies have designed to overcome these main problems.
Jie, F, Parton, K & Wang, KY 2010, 'Supply chain analysis in the Australian lamb processing industry', 8th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, ANZAM, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-19.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
During the last decade, supply chain management has played an important role in enabling many agribusinesses to succeed in their business goals, gain competitive advantage, and improve their business performance. As the result, there has been extensive research into strategic supply chain management with the aim of improving agribusiness performance at each stage of the supply chain. This is because in the current agribusiness world, supply chain activities are crucial in influencing many companies to continuously adapt proper supply chain management practices. The objective of this research was to analyse supply chain performance indicators among Australian lamb processors by using survey data and empirical models. Based on the results of these analyses, alternative configurations for these supply chains were suggested to help enhance the performance of the businesses concerned. The results indicate that food quality and efficiency are significant indicators of competitive advantage for lamb processors.
Meyer, PH, Hutcheson, TJ & Jie, F 2008, 'What's in it for me? A comparison of postgraduate and undergraduate performance in supplemental instruction at an Australian university', Enhancing the Effectiveness of Learning and Teaching in Economics: Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference, 13th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference, Lambert Academic Publishing, Sydney, Australia, pp. 42-49.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
PASS has proven to be a popular progrem with m:dergraduate University students. r:rls study examines the impact of the PASS pro""",, when it is introduced into a postgraduate subject. The results imply that the postgraduate students who attended PASS "were on average able to achieve higher .marks fum: students that did not However, the feedback provided by postgraduate students on the her:efits they felt they achieved whi!st attending PASS was not as positive as the feedback provided by undergraduate students.
Jie, F, Parton, K & Jenkins, RJ 2008, 'Supply chain analysis of Australian beef retailers/wholesalers', Proceeding of The 6th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, pp. 1-12.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
An empirical model was developed to analyse supply chain practice, antecedent cooperative behaviour (trust and commitment), and food quality as a supply chain performance indicator for Australian beef retailers/wholesalers. Based on the results of this analysis, alternative configurations for these supply chains that enhance performance of the businesses concerned are suggested in this paper. Four elements of supply chain practice (information sharing, information quality, strategic supplier partnerships and commitment) have a significant positive correlation with food quality for Australian beef retailers/wholesalers. Strategic supplier partnerships have a strong positive correlation with food quality, therefore this study focused on this issue.
Jie, F 2008, 'What's in it for me ? A Comparison of Postgraduate and Undergraduate Performance in Supplemental Instruction at an Australian University', The 5th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction, The 5th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction, The 5th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction, Orlando, Florida USA.
Jie, F, Parton, K, Jenkins, RJ & Cox, RD 2008, 'Improving supply chain performance of the Australian beef enterprises', Proceedings of the 22nd ANZAM Conference, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 53-67.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
The significant overall problem for performance of the Australian beef supply chain was unskilled and inexperienced staff or personnel. Based on the results of the research, the suggested solutions are to provide training, knowledge and skills development, to integrate training methods with innovation and technology diffusion, to select and hire higher skilled migrants (outsourcing), to expand the group training provisions across Australia, to have deeper and richer relationships between industry, vocational education and training and higher education sectors, and to have better targeted recruitment.
Jie, F, Parton, K, Jenkins, RJ & Cox, R 2007, 'Supply Chain Performance Indicators for Australian Beef Industry: An Empirical Analysis', Proceedings of the 21st ANZAM 2007 Conference: Managing Our Intellectual and Social Capital, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-14.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Abstract: This research presents and analyses supply chain performance indicators for Australian beef producers, processors and retailers/wholesalers based on an empirical approach. The survey results showed that: 1. for producers, competitive advantage was significantly influenced by the supply chain performance components food quality, flexibility and responsiveness 2. for processors, competitive advantage was significantly influenced by the supply chain performance components food quality and responsiveness 3. at the retail/wholesale level, competitive advantage was significantly influenced by food quality, flexibility, responsiveness and efficiency 4. a significant problem affecting the overall performance of the Australian beef supply chain was unskilled and inexperienced staff. Various statistical tests confirmed the validity and reliability of the results. Keywords: supply chain performance indicators, food quality, flexibility, responsiveness, efficiency.
Jie, F, Jenkins, RJ & Parton, K 2007, 'A Systems Dynamics Approach To Modelling In The Australian Beef Supply Chain', Proceedings of the 5th ANZAM and 1st Asian Pacific Operations Management Symposium, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, ANZAM Operations Management Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-12.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
This paper describes the Australian Beef supply chain and notes some of the major concerns expressed by agents in the supply chain. The paper then outlines the systems dynamics approach, its potential benefits and dangers and then discusses a simple model of the production process within the supply chain. We show how the systems modelling approach, utilizing the VensimÂ® software application can be used to develop insights into operations of the supply chain. The paper closes with a discussion of the research direction in supply chain modelling that will be followed by this group.
Jie, F 2007, 'Supply Chain Practices, Supply Chain Performance Indicators and Competitive Advantage for Australian Beef Enterprises: A conceptual Framework', Proceedings of the 51st Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference (AARES 2007), Australian Association for Research in Education, AARES, ageconsearch.umn.edu, Queenstown, NZ, pp. 1-29.
Jie, F 2006, 'Supply chain practices, supply chain performance indicators and competitive advantage for Australian beef enterprises', Proceedings of the Third International Business Research Conference (IBRC2006), IBRC, Melbourne Australia.