Eliminating the Weakest Link Approach in Army Unit Readiness (2018)
Authors: Natalie M. Scala & Paul L. Goethals
This study examines the United States Army’s readiness metrics, as outlined in AR-220-1, and
propose an improvement in the composite metric, in order to evaluate units with greater
precision, flexibility, and robustness. Our desirability function approach measures
readiness based upon a set of priorities, adapting for type of mission and unit. Accurate
assessments of readiness are crucial, as the level of Army readiness drives federal
funding, defense policy, and deployment decisions. AAM via INFORMS Green Option
A Value Model for Asset Tracking Technology to Support Naval Sea-based Resupply (2018)
Engineering Management Journal
Authors: Natalie M. Scala & Jennifer Pazour
Naval seabasing is a dense storage environment and requires specialized logistics
to fulfill emergent requests for tailored resupply packages while at sea. We develop
a value model to identify the preferred technology to track inventory assets while
stored in this dense environment. Evaluated technologies include radio frequency identification,
barcoding, internal positioning systems (IPS), and camera-aided technology. We conclude
that IPS is the preferred asset tracking technology in the seabasing environment.
Exploring the Role of Task Complexity and Rapport on Work Satisfaction and Learning
in Outsourced System Development (2017)
IT Project Management
Authors: Parolia, N., Li, Y., & Tomasi, S.
This paper explores the use of offshore teams for IS development projects. The results address
how complexity and team rapport affect team cohesion, team member learning, and team
Relationship Conflict, Conflict Management, and Performance of Information Technology
Journal of Computer Information Systems
Authors: Nesterkin, D. A., Porterfield, T. E., & Li, X.
This study examines how teams use collaboration, conflict management, and goal setting to mediate
the negative effects of conflict on team performance. The study finds that collaboration
and conflict management positively affect team performance and mediate the conflict
and conflict management on team performance.
Influences of Search Engine Optimization on Performance of SMEs: A Qualitative Perceptive.
Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (2015)
Authors: Tomasi, S., & Li, X.
Search engines have become an important channel for increasing the global reach of
small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This research addresses how SMEs leverage search engine optimization (SEO) to enhance the visibility
of their business. This study uses multiple firms as cases to illustrate how SEO initiatives
can impact firm performance. Findings show that SEO efforts improve the search engine
rankings as well as increase website visits, the average duration of users visiting
the site, user engagement and sales revenue.
Aligning Supply Chain Transportation Strategy with Industry Characteristics: Evidence
from the US-Asia Supply Thain (2015)
International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management
Authors: Ke, J. Y. F., Windle, R. J., Han, C., & Britto, R
The study evaluates how firm’s choices of transportation mode are the result of industry characteristics
and supply chain strategies. The findings suggest that beyond transportation cost,
logistics managers must also consider non-cost factors including the level of competition,
the amount of working capital available, and the uncertainty of demand when making
transportation mode decisions.