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Engineering Management Reviews    [3 followers]  Follow    
  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
     ISSN (Print) 2326-5876 - ISSN (Online) 2326-5884
     Published by Science and Engineering Publishing Company Homepage  [46 journals]
  • Advanced Tourist Trip Planning Using Hybrid Recommender
    • Abstract: Advanced Tourist Trip Planning Using Hybrid Recommender
      Pages 115-123
      Author Saso KoceskiBiljana Petrevsk
      The paper intends to underline that tourists’ and travelers’ behaviour and preferences have changed dramatically specifically to the way how they search for information. In order to create a tailor-made itinerary and to enhance the way of planning a tourist trip, the paper suggests introduction of tourism recommendation systems. For this purpose, a methodology is proposed that assists all interested parties in planning their vacation on more intelligent and sophisticated way by generating a personalized list of favorable items. By application of this approach, consumers can create custom-made ideal holiday, thus resulting in satisfied tourists with access to various information on prices, distributors, providers and entire market of competitors, and pays for a high quality service.
      PubDate: 2013-12
       
  • Australian Quantity Surveyors Utilize ICT and ERP System to Improve
           Efficiency
    • Abstract: Australian Quantity Surveyors Utilize ICT and ERP System to Improve Efficiency
      Pages 103-114
      Author Eric Cha
      Despite Information Communication Technology (ICT) can help to improve efficiency and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system has been widely perceives as an efficient mean, diffusion rate is slow in construction industry and amongst quantity surveying profession. Today, quantity surveyor must frequently communicate with other stakeholder throughout the design and construct process and using information technology is a must. The more technologies evolve, the more quantity surveying with change and evolve to utilize these technologies. This paper, through literature review, firstly identifies perceived benefits of using ICT/ERP system; secondly concludes the critical success factors that may affect decision of adopting ICT/ERP tool in practice; and thirdly to suggest three effective evaluation tools before/after implementing ICT/ERP strategy. The ultimate goal is to advise how Australian quantity surveyors (QS) can utilize ICT and ERP system to improve efficiency.
      PubDate: 2013-12
       
  • Unrecognized Causes of Poor Bid Performance and Engineering Approaches for
           Improvement
    • Abstract: Unrecognized Causes of Poor Bid Performance and Engineering Approaches for Improvement
      Pages 95-102
      Author Roger GomesPatricia Knowle
      The purpose of this paper is to identify hidden factors in the engineering-marketing interaction that may produce less than optimal contract bids to customers. Of particular interest are the internal assumptions, markups, and allocations within the company’s cost system that (when used as reference data for cost estimates) can inflate cost estimates and decrease competitiveness. Of concern is the fact that managers tend to blame poor bid performance on uncontrollable market factors rather than look inward for the problem. Several suggestions are developed to recognize inflated estimated costs and improve the overall strategic pricing process.
      PubDate: 2013-12
       
 
 
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