The ultimate objective of the xDAC project is to provide a transparent decentralized
platform for companies and their investors.
However, there are areas where the decentralized
model was found to perform worse than the centralized model.
According to APQC's data, organizations with a centralized procurement structure perform only slightly better than those with decentralized
functions with regard to efficiency measures such as cycle time and supplier lead time.
Article 47(a, b) confirms a decentralized
system of government in South Sudan.
Several studies show a correlation between time spent with patients and a decentralized
Most who tried the decentralized
phlebotomy concept ultimately found it to be vastly more difficult to implement than perceived and returned blood-collection responsibilities to the tried-and-true laboratory-based phlebotomist.
As industries become decentralized
," the authors say, "overall profits decrease.
This year the IABC Research Foundation will begin a study of members around the world that will focus on communication department structures, functions, budget, staffing and competencies, covering centralized versus decentralized
models, reporting relationships, integration with other functions, budget trends and outsourcing.
Just 10 years ago, the operation of a global treasury within an organization was run largely as a silo of functionality associated with cash management, investment, debt and foreign exchange through a decentralized
But on the other hand, had Toyota decentralized
too far--doing away with structure and controls and, say, letting each circle work on whatever car it felt like--the company would have had a mess on its hands.
Walker describes Hartford Life's micro-enterprise model as a decentralized
business model across the company's major business lines.
I also pointed out that the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual (which calls for capitalizing the word) offers a definition of internet that seems to favor my interpretation: "A decentralized
network of host computers that are linked by high-speed lines.