Energy costs can represent 15-20% of total expenses or even the raise in the product's cost for some businesses. This is especially true for companies producing steel, cement, sugar, paper and fertilizer. Energy is used in the form of coal, oil, gas and water.
A major concern for these companies is to find ways of reducing the expenditure non energy as this will automatically reduce the cost of production. There are two ways of doing this
[...] Internally, the organization is independent of external constraints. It serves as a cocoon in which we feel protected from the external world. However the company can not be unaffected by what happens outside because it has to constantly adapt to the constraints posed by such occurrences. All external changes are not potentially traumatic for the company. A company seeking to preserve this cocoon may establish partnerships. Being linked with other companies that are still in the process of strengthening, may help establish business intelligence. [...]
[...] A need for security is necessary for the wellbeing of the organization, but it must involve accommodate the need for change. In general, the change that results from the crisis alters the direction of the company. If crisis management fails to read the situation accurately, it will be unable to adapt the organization in a timely manner. Integrated change Services which cause stiffness in the company must be opened up. Environmental monitoring must be implemented in all aspects of the service. [...]
[...] It is this individual who leads the company and is able to rationalize the most of those decisions and the objectives to which the organization aspires. In this system there is no conflict on the objectives or the decision making process. The decision making process is summarized as follows: the decision maker formulates a problem, identifies possible explanations and possible solutions to it. He evaluates each action and believes he has all the information that is required to of give an optimal final solution. [...]
[...] When a company is no longer able to meet challenges it must adopt measures that will enable it to analyze the reasons for its malfunctioning. Once those reasons have been found, it must attempt to find solutions and build a new business model. This view of the company aims to address failures and find solutions for the company. In this approach, employees do not participate in the decision making process for the organization. They are compelled to accept the change proposed. [...]
[...] Innovation is important as it promotes the development of the enterprise network. A network evolves over time, to change and, adapt to the needs of the company and especially to fluctuations in demand. Enterprise networks were developed in the United States in 2000 thanks to the fact that universities and academics were hired in order to insure technological development. Patents were filed and new businesses were set up. This period saw the appearance of researchers who decided to develop businesses on the basis of their inventions. [...]
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