Metaxication inc Briefing paper

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Bring out the Data

Our Mission

Letter from the CEO

grandfather When my started Metaxication Ιnc. over a century ago, he never dreamed that it would become one of the world's largest companies, employing a workforce of hundreds of thousands and having an annual turnover that rivals the GDP of many industrialized nations. Each of these workers is a durable fiber, woven together into a multinational corporation that is many times stronger and influential than any one filament in the construction. This fabric is a family, with values and principles that hold us together to weather the storms brought about by the turning tides of global financial markets. It's our protective outer layer within which the power of Metaxication Inc. takes root. You are now a part of this family.


You are a loyal, reliable and energetic member of our family. You were selected for your skills and attitude and you will be rewarded by membership as you would in your own family; but the Metaxication family is a bit different, because we chose each other. And, unlike your own family, we can choose to stay together or to leave one another . . . b u t w e t h i n k y o u ' l l s t a y . Sincerely ,

Chief Executive Officer

Since this company was founded, Metaxication has acted on the belief

that great service starts with the people who deliver it. This rich legacy has sustained us and today, as a global leader we remain just as committed to this belief.

Metaxication’s Code of Conduct outlines our company’s ethical and compliance standards for conducting business throughout the world and serves as a guide for employees when they face dilemmas where the right choice is not clear. Our Code is grounded in our guiding principles, which are ingrained in our culture and serve as the foundation for the behaviors expected from all of our employees in all parts of the world.

• Human existence has always depended on our ability to respond and adapt to change. However, rapid change, particularly when enforced from the outside, can have extremely negative consequences. Invisible information has to become visible and Metaxication employees are entrusted with this valuable and discrete task of cardinal importance. • We count on one another to act as stewards of the organization. To preserve the value of Metaxication, we protect the information and assets entrusted to us or revealed by us and avoid situations that may let personal interests influence our business judgment. • Accurate and honest records are critical to making sound business decisions and maintaining the integrity of our reporting. Our business information, in whatever form, must reflect the true nature of our findings and transactions.

Code Of Conduct

Let `s create a better world !

In Metaxication Inc. we build and maintain the trust and confidence of our customers and other business partners by communicating honestly, reveal hidden information in a discreet way, respecting information entrusted to us and standing behind our commitments. The breadth of our operations means that Metaxication touches almost every aspect of society. With our global reach comes the responsibility to understand and manage our impact. We maintain strict standards within our operations and share our global knowledge and experience to help meet economic and social challenges. Our customers, shareholders, employees and communities count on us to uphold this commitment and we know that Metaxication’s continued success depends on it.

Have you ever thought which natural element has been more valuable than gold through history? Have you ever considered that the accidental discovery of a fine single continuous thread of fiber, around 1 kilometer long and 10 nanometers in diameter, was kept a secret for more than 30 centuries by the Chinese, in order to reserve monopoly on the world’s production? The legend describes the empress Hsi Ling Shi, wife of Emperor Huang Ti, sipping tea under a mulberry tree, when a cocoon fell into her cup and began to unravel. The empress became so enamored with the shimmering threads that she discovered their source, the Bombyx mori silkworm found in the white mulberry. In order to create a cocoon, the silkworm attaches itself to a compartmented frame, twig, tree or shrub in a rearing house over a 3 to 8 day period.During that time the silkworm rotates its body in a figure - 8 movement over 300,000 times, constructing a cocoon and producing about a kilometer of - me a popular luxury fabric silk filament. Silk rapidly becain the many areas accessible to Chinese merchants. Besides its luxurious softness and lustrous beauty, silk is the strongest natural fiber and easily competes with steel yarn in tensile strength. It can also absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp and because of its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics, letting the skin breathe. Nowadays silk is being used in different ways; from formal wear to sleepwear, from parachutes to rugs, from medical sutures to prosthetic arteries. In Metaxication Inc., we question the issue of “value” in today’s market, through observation, analysis and critical thinking. What is the new “Silk” today? Is it the actual fiber, or is it the reverse engineering that makes the market grow?

What is Silk today?


As a four-year old visiting with my parents China, still under Mao Tse Tung’s rule, I was struck by the vivid colour and soft touch of this red silk velvet fabric. My parents bought it for me. The plan was to make a dress out of the fabric, but this never happened. We left the fabric untouched keeping it safe in a box for decades now. Once in a while, I take it out from the box and touch it. Its texture is still soft.

Human Resources


Tradition says that the fourteen-year-old Chinese Empress Hsi-Ling-Shih, concubine of Emperor Huang Ti, observed the remarkable fast growth of silkworms in the wild and brought a cocoon back to the palace. One day, when the empress was sipping tea under a mulberry tree, a cocoon fell into her cup and began to unravel. When she removed it, the cocoon began unravelling and the idea for silk fabric blossomed. Whether or not the legend is accurate, it is certain that the earliest surviving references to silk history and production place it in China; and that for nearly 3 millennia, the Chinese had a global monopoly on silk production. Tusah silk is produced by silkworms that feed on oak leaves. Silk dupioni is produced from 2 silkworms that spin a cocoon together, thus making a strong double-thread silk. The finest quality silk is made by mulberry silk moth, Bombyx mori, which, of course, feeds on mulberry leaves. The average cocoon contains 300-400 meters of silk. It takes about 5500 silkworms to produce 1 kg (2.2lb) of raw silk! One ounce of eggs produces about 20,000 worms, which consume a ton of mulberry leaves during their lifetime. Today silk production accounts for less that 0.2% of total global textile output, a mere 3 ounces of silk for every 100 pounds of cloth. Though production is spread out over 60 countries, 90% comes from Asia and about 70% from China, where the industry employs one million people. Second-place producer India employs 700,000 households. The largest silk importing and consuming nation is India, where the majority of silk is woven into saris. By some accounts 50,000 cocoons are required to make one silk sari. And to feed those silkworms requires a ton and a half of fresh mulberry leaves.

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The test of a great company is whether it has the ability to constantly manage for both the level of returns, and the duration over which those returns will be realized. It is a challenge that we in Metaxication Inc. embrace. So far, we have been providing value-for-money, high quality services to our customers through our dedicated and motivated professional workforce, modern equipment, facilities, technology and resources, while creating rewarding returns and value to our shareholders. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved in our diversity journey and we’re motivated by a strong sense of purpose.

Production nowadays

takes place through a variety of labour-process models, made possible by the development of new technologies of communication and transportation, which are particularly characterised by forms of networking. Although the digital revolution made the reproduction of immaterial objects faster, easier and ubiquitous, transactions’ routes are still traceable in space, as contemporary silkroads: networks of ‘trade’ connecting merchants and dwellers. Silk roads have served throughout the centuries , not only as an economical trading routes, but as a means of cultural interaction.

In the global containerized intermodal freight transport system, our department’s basic tool consists of devices creating enclosed space that can be used to contain, store, and transfer. Intermodal indicates that the container can be used across various modes of transport without unloading and reloading its contents. Although this system serves to increase transactional efficiency, one must not undermine the importance of the container itself ; as in the myth of the Byzantine monks delivering silkworms through their canes from China, causing a shift in the hold of the monopoly .

Logistics & Shipping

Providing routing information, issuing shipping instructions, ensuring deliveries arrive on time and to their correct location, will be part of your duties if you decide to break out of your cocoon and apply for our department. A shipping coordinator job is varied and relies heavily upon good organisational and administrative skills, so be prepared to get involved in data analysis and the conduction of cartographic reports. You will also be responsible for ensuring resolution to enrouting problems whenever they occur.

In Metaxication Inc. we believe that every footstep matters, but so

does the horizon to which we are heading. We're pleased with the individual steps we have taken already, and we hope to embarke on a

larger journey with your aid.

Have you ever thought, whatever you do, is data?


Metaxication Inc. we love data.

Metaxication Inc. is a well-established incorporation with high standards on the global market. We are a trustworthy and market-friendly business, engaging with innovation, entrepreneurship and professionalism. Understanding that international trade is the exchange of capital, services, information and knowledge beyond territories and borders. New socioeconomic geographies are emerging; space is transformed to special economic zones, spaces of production, transport hubs industrial facilities. With these infra structures a global network of exchange has This network should respond to the logistics transportation and distribution. Hence, the capital flows and the invisible global financial circle grows. All this data is travelling all over the globe utilizing primary components of evolving logistical cities having an effect in space, time, society, labor and economy. Huge amount of data is created increasingly and our service is to make the invisible visible in the scale of the city to understand the interaction of the market with the components of the city. Structuring and ordering endless amounts of data by the city’s inhabitants and its infrastructure is a way to exploit these information making a better sense of the value that data can offer. To understand the generated data we visualize the information to generate new knowledge about the city. The visualized knowledge becomes a subject for observation influencing future decisions not only for the economy but also for the logistics of the city.

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Marketing & Management

Programming and Management

We run a horizontal management structure with weekly meetings to discuss projects and any other issue that might show up. This way the appropriate collaborating conditions for better efficiency and productivity are created, while everyone is kept up to date at all times.

Metaxication, is collaborative business encouraging feedback and ideas from our followers /customers. Their voice helped us to build our reputation for good quality services all t hese years. In the past years M et axi cation has managed to create a successful and respected business globally. That’s why our services have a steadily anodic path as a business which is a result of hard work and loyalty to the awareness for the co-existence of people and technology.

Metaxication needs you; we understand that today’s young people struggle entering the labor market in times of worldwide economic deficit, facing the challenge of finding a job that will meet their qualifications. We are currently looking for results-oriented members dedicated to share knowledge. We have the ability to have more of an impact to people.

Let’s quit talking and start doing.





You are entering a new global family that will welcome you with open arms. Together we will work to expand the boundaries of Metaxication’s centuries old corporate empire; however your position with the company will last only two days. That is the length of the workshop, so we will try to get the most out of each other during this weekend of urban exploration & analysis. Below you can see the time frame: Tuesday| 15.09.2015 11:00 - 12:30 12:30 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:30 15:30 - 17:00 17:00 - 20:00

Introduction [Grypareion Megaron, 1 Sofokleous Str] Site Research [Metaxourgeio - Athens] Lunch Break @ Elvis | Plateon 29 & Leonidou, Kerameikos Site Research [Metaxourgeio - Athens] Workshop in progress[Grypareion Megaron]

Wednesday| 16.09.2015 11:00 - 12:30 12:30 - 14:00 14:00 - 16:00 16:00 - 17:30 17:30 - 18:30 18:30 - 19:30

Introduction [Grypareion Megaron,1 Sofokleous Str] Work in groups [Grypareion Megaron] Lunch Break @ Black Duck|Paparrigopoulou 5-7, Klathmonos Sq. Work in one group [Grypareion Megaron] Presentation [Grypareion Megaron] Discussion - Closure [Grypareion Megaron]