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Zeitschriftendaten
Format
Zeitschrift
eISSN
1338-0532
ISSN
1336-1589
Erstveröffentlichung
03 Mar 2011
Erscheinungsweise
2 Hefte pro Jahr
Sprachen
Englisch

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Volumen 20 (2012): Heft Special-Number (December 2012)
CO-MAT-TECH 2012

Zeitschriftendaten
Format
Zeitschrift
eISSN
1338-0532
ISSN
1336-1589
Erstveröffentlichung
03 Mar 2011
Erscheinungsweise
2 Hefte pro Jahr
Sprachen
Englisch

Suche

25 Artikel
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

The Principles and the Specifics of Trading in Commodities

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 1 - 16

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

In the present period of instability on financial markets, investments in commodities are the solution for elimination of the consequences of inflation and ensure the yield. When investing in commodities, the use of specifics of commodities compared to other assets. The distribution of commodities we can interpret for agricultural commodities, commodities of energy, precious and other metals, and weather. Therefore, in the framework of the investment portfolio are the commodities. This is the reason why one of the most popular types of investment assets now become commodities. In the interpretation of particular commodities we talk about commodity futures. The reason is that the spot market with commodities is limited storage facilities. The growth of the popularity, which allows a wide range of commodities, has caused that in addition to from institutional investors and speculators for trade may involve even small investors. This development will be supplemented by interpretation of the charts and figers, which will be commented and used for generalization of knowledge. Finally, the article will be interpreted by the further development of the market for commodities as it by article assumes from the results of research.

Schlüsselwörter

  • commodity
  • futures
  • investments
  • liquidity
  • inflation
  • financial market
  • portfolio
  • risk
  • metal
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Individualisation of Lean Concept in Companies Dealing with Mass Production

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 9 - 15

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The methods of lean manufacturing primarily designed for businesses dealing with serial production, are also used in other types of production. However the concept of lean production was not designed for these types of businesses, they are utilized only partially. Paper focuses on applying methods of lean concept in companies which are dealing with mass production and their options of exchange for other methods in the event of disagreement. Basis of the article is a list of lean methods with its description and its utilization in practice. The questionnaire was utilized to identify information from the practice. Based on this survey were identified the critical methods that are no longer appropriate for companies dealing with mass production. However, there are alternative methods of describing the problem. It is possible to say that companies are trying to get closer to their goal by modification of the basic concepts. And the concept of Lean Enterprise serves as a standard.

Schlüsselwörter

  • lean production
  • mass production
  • alternative methods
  • and lean methods
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Financial and Tax Management in Small and Medium Sized Industrial Enterprises

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 16 - 20

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Target of this paper was to evaluate the importance of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Slovakia and to determine the application of financial and tax management in this type of enterprises. The results of our findings confirm that SMEs have an important role in Slovakia, and also that especially small businesses have little or no experience with the application of financial and tax management. Therefore the paper contains recommendations for financial and tax management of SMEs.

Schlüsselwörter

  • small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • financial and tax management for small and medium sized industrial enterprises
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Equipment Categorization as a Basis to Improve the Organization of Maintenance

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 21 - 25

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Each enterprise must worry about its technical equipment. There are many concepts and strategies to improve the management of the maintenance, e. g. TPM, RBI, LCC, CBM, RCM etc. However, the basis for each one of these systems should be the equipment categorization. The purpose of categorization is to classify equipments according to the type of risk associated with their main function. This allows to focus attention on the parameters and the criteria used to assign the degree of risk when the equipment fails and to determine the proper method of maintenance.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Categorization
  • Maintenance Goals
  • Equipment
  • Maintenance Strategy
  • Solution Map
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

The Customer Relationship Management in Terms of Business Practice in Slovakia

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 26 - 34

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The aim of the article is to present the results of the research on focus on the customer in relation to the use of customer relationship management in selected business subjects in Slovakia. The main goal of the research is the mapping of current state to ensure the principle of customer orientation and utilizing of CRM in organizations and industrial enterprises in Slovakia. This is the mapping of the current situation of that problem in practical conditions and determines potential opportunities for improvement.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Customer
  • Customer relationship management
  • Business subject
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility - An Alternative for a Paradigm Change of Business in the 21St Century

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 35 - 42

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The critical system analysis of the current status of all areas of human activity on the planet Earth (in Europe and the Slovak Republic) convinces us, that this development is unsustainable. Many prominent personalities of scientific, cultural, social and political life stated that our planet Earth and mankind with it, and all that man has created during its existence is only one step finds itself on the brink of disaster and it will turn against man. Many theoretical concepts, based on the historical development and experience notes that this status is natural and inevitable. However, we hold a different opinion. If the man is team, that is declared, it must show (now at the turning point) themselves and future generations, that it thinks with its existence on planet Earth seriously and responsibly. Given by the current global crisis and also our belief that the fundamental problem of humanity is unfair creation and distribution of wealth on planet Earth, we maintain opinion for changing the paradigm of thinking in this area. As the only alternative for solving this problem we see in the application of the concept of sustainable corporate social responsibility. The article presents our idea.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Sustainable development
  • sustainable corporate social responsibility
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

The Parent Control in the Mechanical Engineering Management-Holding

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 43 - 47

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The group of entities under the control of parent, so called holding, is arisen as the result and the most often used form of the business concentration nowadays. The paper is focused to find special tasks of parent company for to preserve effective unified economic control in the management-holding. The unified economic control the holding exists in the conditions of the main conflict of interest - holding is not a legal but economic unit and the connected companies into it have a legal autonomy with the economic dependence. The unified economic control limits the financial independence of every individual company of the holding. The attention in the paper is concentrated to the management concept of the parent control, i.e. the parent company supervises the control of intragroup flows and all of subsidiaries production activities.

Keywords

  • Management-holding
  • unified economic control
  • parent company
  • intragroup flows
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

A New Concept of Working Environment Improvement Within Multicultural Teams

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 48 - 55

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Multicultural team leaders under the conditions of globalisation process must understand that acquiring cultural awareness and diversity management skills is one of the premises for gaining competitive advantage and satisfying the employees´ need for social cohesion. The concept presented in this paper goes beyond standard understanding of what cultural diversity management means, as it is not perceived as a set of activities that a business as a whole should be responsible for, but encourage every leader to take responsibility for its own awareness firstly. After understanding that cross-cultural competence is a lifelong learning process it is possible to start recognising one’s own cultural mindset before attempting to recognise those of people from other cultures. At this point it is a right time to spread the experience amongst other team members or associates.

Schlüsselwörter

  • culture
  • diversity
  • management
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

The Current Awareness of Radio Frequency Identification Technology

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 56 - 61

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The article can be divided into two constituent parts. In the first part is introduced the RFID reference model, which categorizes RFID applications into eight groups. In the second part are thereafter presented the results of the survey of the use of information and communication technologies in Slovak enterprises, which was conducted by the Slovak Statistical Office, as well as the results of own questionnaire survey, which was aimed to determine the level of current awareness of RFID use in Slovakia.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Radio Frequency Identification Technology
  • Current State
  • Awareness
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

The Importance of Human Resource Planning in Industrial Enterprises

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 62 - 67

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Human resource planning in the business practice should represent generally used and key activity for human resource management because human resource planning helps to make optimum utilisation of the human resources in the enterprise and it helps to avoid wastage of human resources. Human resource planning allows to forecast the future manpower requirements and also to forecast the number and type of employees who will be required by the enterprise in a near future. In the long term period, success of any enterprise depends on whether the right people are in the right places at the right time, which is the nature of human resource planning. The aim of this contribution is to explain the importance of human resource planning and to outline results of questionnaire survey which it was realized in industrial enterprises.

Keywords

  • human resource management
  • human resource planning
  • industrial enterprise
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Weaknesses in Applying a Process Approach in Industry Enterprises

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 68 - 74

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The paper deals with a process approach as one of the main principles of the quality management. Quality management systems based on process approach currently represents one of a proofed ways how to manage an organization. The volume of sales, costs and profit levels are influenced by quality of processes and efficient process flow. As results of the research project showed, there are some weaknesses in applying of the process approach in the industrial routine and it has been often only a formal change of the functional management to process management in many organizations in Slovakia. For efficient process management it is essential that companies take attention to the way how to organize their processes and seek for their continuous improvement.

Schlüsselwörter

  • quality management
  • process approach
  • interaction of processes
  • description of processes
  • weaknesses
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

The Statistical Regulation Of The Turning Process

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 81 - 85

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

This article has been handled of statistics pursing of capability process of turning by screws production in RIBE Slovakia, k.s. Objective of the statistical assessment process is to determine whether all major manageable causes of instability of the process have been removed. The basis for statistical regulation is management of production processes. If a process operates with large number of random effects, the resulting distribution has the character of a normal distribution. As the result showed on based of quality control charts for average and standard deviation (X, R) we are able to say that the turning process is under the statistics control.

Schlüsselwörter

  • process
  • stability
  • regulation
  • capability
  • specification limit
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Information Quality, Its Dimension and the Basic Criteria for Assessing Information Quality

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 86 - 93

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Poor quality of information in modern organizations depends on many aspects. As such the size and nature of the information, human factors, organizational culture, experience and skills as a manager and other team members, technology, but also the quality of inputs including, but not least, include data quality. Applying methodology of quality control help organizations create effective management of its information. The method of quality information control depends on all those aspects. The importance of the organization should be given to dispose of an optimum amount of information in the required quality and especially to share this information. Quality information is the key to the success of the project management, but also in many other areas. Understanding the mechanics of control information management and class is essential, but it is experience that distinguishes successful information quality managers.

Schlüsselwörter

  • information
  • information quality
  • dimensions of information quality
  • criteria for assessing information quality
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Sustainable Ergonomic Program – Basic Condition for Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 94 - 101

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Gradually increasing pressure on companies to start to behave socially responsible is a response to social, environmental and economic requirements. The society faces a period of changes that have occurred since the beginning of the crisis and revealing weaknesses in the economy. We become witnesses of rapid changes and challenges posed by globalization, lack of resources, demographic structure and innovation. Objective necessity becomes a corporate social responsibility (CSR) already at the companies’ level, which is supported by the approach of the EU institutions and the Slovak Republic. One of the possible appliance through which we can contribute to the sustainability of CSR are sustainable ergonomic programs. When we want to talk about sustainable ergonomic program is important to focus on three key areas. The first area is the Impact of technic and technology to employees at work, the second area is the Importance and impact of socially responsible HR in ergonomics and last area is the Creation of the work environment in relation to environmental sustainability. Ergonomic programs sustainability requires to apply appropriate methods for evaluation of their cost benefit and health effect.

Schlüsselwörter

  • sustainable ergonomic program
  • corporate social responsibility
  • sustainable development
  • health effect evaluation
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Using of CBA Method for Evaluation of the Investments in the Link with Social Responsible Business

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 102 - 107

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The paper presents knowledge from the area of economic efficiency assessment of the environmental investments, in the link with environmental management with context of social responsible business and their mutual connection, on the base of CBA method. CBA method creates basis for the software CBA1.1, which was created for the needs of business practise for the small and medium enterprises in the Slovak Republic.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Economic efficiency
  • environmental management system
  • the method of CBA environmental investment
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • CBA 1.1 software program
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Code of Ethics in a Multicultural Company and its Legal Context

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 108 - 113

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The entry of foreign investors and simultaneous expansion of different national cultures, religions, rules, moral and ethical standards is bringing up problems of cooperation and coexistence of different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures. Working in an international environment therefore requires adaptation to a variety of economic, political, legal, technical, social, cultural and historical conditions. One possible solution is to define a code of ethics, guidelines which find enough common moral principles, which can become the basis for the adoption of general ethical standards, while respecting national, cultural differences and practices. In this article, the authors pay attention not only to the analysis of the common ethical rules in a multicultural company, but also to the legal aspects of codes of ethics. Each code of ethics is a set of standards, which, like the legal norms, regulate the behaviour of individuals. These standards, however, must simultaneously meet certain statutory criteria that define the boundaries of regulation of employee’s behaviour.

Schlüsselwörter

  • multicultural company
  • code of ethics
  • legal regulation
  • cultural differences
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Information Security Management (ISM)

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 114 - 119

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Currently, all organizations have to tackle the issue of information security. The paper deals with various aspects of Information Security Management (ISM), including procedures, processes, organizational structures, policies and control processes. Introduction of Information Security Management should be a strategic decision. The concept and implementation of Information Security Management in an organization are determined by the corporate needs and objectives, security requirements, the processes deployed as well as the size and structure of the organization. The implementation of ISM should be carried out to the extent consistent with the needs of the organization.

Schlüsselwörter

  • information security
  • information security policy
  • asset management of organization
  • business continuity management
  • management of intrusion
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Project Communication in Functions, Process and Project-Oriented Industiral Companies

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 120 - 125

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The article is focused on the project communication management. Industrial enterprises, which use project management must constantly search the new ways for improving. One of the possibilities is the change of management from a functional oriented to the projectoriented or process-oriented. Process-oriented and project-oriented companies have better project communication management during the all project life cycle. Communication in the project is a very important factor. According to the arguments of several authors, one of the biggest problem is that threaten the success of the project is just the communication. In each project is an important pillar - and that is communication. Only on the base of communication can the project move forward and achieve the target.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Project communication
  • project-oriented company
  • process-oriented company
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Quality in Service Management System According to ISO 20000

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 126 - 130

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

ISO 20000 is a service management system standard. It specifies requirements for the service provider to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve an service management system. The requirements include the design, transition, delivery and improvement of services to fulfil agreed service requirements.

Schlüsselwörter

  • service management system
  • ISO 20000
  • standard
  • processes
  • certification
  • integration
  • the best practices
  • quality
  • service provider
  • service requirements
  • specification
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

The Marketing Audit as a Method of the Evaluation of the Marketing Plan

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 131 - 136

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The growing complexity of the current market environment needs a more systematic evaluation process of the organizational marketing performance to deal with the dynamic market. This paper deals with marketing audit as a comprehensive assessment of all angles of marketing operation in an organization and also deals with systematic evaluation of plans, objectives, strategies, activities and organizational structure as well as marketing staff.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Marketing audit
  • marketing plan
  • marketing plan evaluation
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Innovative Improvement and Intensification of Business Relationships Supported by Cooperative Networks

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 137 - 142

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Nowadays, the opportunity for companies to be involved in cluster initiatives and international business associations is a major factor that contributes to the increase of their innovative potential. Companies organized in technological clusters have greater access to mutual business contacts, faster information transfer and deployment of advanced technologies. These companies cooperate more frequently with universities and research - development institutions on innovative projects.

An important benefit of cluster associations is that they create a suitable environment for innovation and the transfer of knowledge by means of international cooperation and networking. This supportive environment is not easy to access for different small and mediumsized companies, who are not members of any clusters or networks. Supplier-customer business channels expand by means of transnational networks and exchanges of experience. Knowledge potential is broadened and joint innovative projects are developed. Reflecting the growing importance of clusters as driving forces of economic and regional development, a number of cluster policies and initiatives have emerged in the last few decades, oriented to encourage the establishment of new clusters, to support existing clusters, or to assist the development of transnational cooperation.

To achieve the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy, European countries should have an interest in building strong clusters and developing cluster cooperation by sharing specialized research infrastructures and testing facilities and facilitating knowledge transfer for crossborder cooperation. This requires developing a long term joint strategy in order to facilitate the development of open global clusters and innovative small and medium entrepreneurs.

Schlüsselwörter

  • innovations
  • cooperation
  • cluster
  • economic development
  • business relationships
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Bringing Excellence to Automotive

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 143 - 148

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Market situation and development in recent years shows, that organization's ability to meet customer requirements is not enough. Successful organizations are able to exceed the expectations of all stakeholders. They are building their excellence systematically. Our contribution basically how the excellence in automotive is created using EFQM Excellence Model in Total Quality Management.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Quality Management System
  • Total Quality Management
  • EFQM Excellence Model
  • Fundamental Concepts of Excellence
  • RADAR logic
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Effective Tools for Conflict Resolution in Multicultural Teams in Industrial Enterprises

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 149 - 156

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to highlight the issue of resolving conflicts within multicultural teams in industrial enterprises. The authors build upon the concept of multiculturalism which seeks for possible ways to enable different cultures to coexist and the means of communication between them. In the introduction, the authors explain the importance of increased attention and interest in the area of multiculturalism. Industrial enterprises nowadays are increasingly aware of this issue as they become more open to different cultures and they are confronted with intensive international migration and previously isolated societies become more pluralistic. As a result of these processes, individuals are more frequently in contact with members of different cultures.

Schlüsselwörter

  • multiculturalism
  • interculturality
  • conflict resolution
  • culture
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

A Multicultural Competencies Approach to Developing Human Capital Management

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 157 - 164

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The globalisation phenomenon has been prevalent since the last decade of 20th century and remains a significant factor influencing both organisations and individuals today. Within a globalised business environment the effective management of multicultural aspects and differences has become imperative to ensure success. It is increasingly evident there is a need to develop a clear understanding of multicultural competencies in order to fully develop a strategic approach to human capital management (HCM). The adoption of a strategic approach is necessary to ensure a focus on the issues critical to success and competitive advantage including multicultural management, professional skills and knowledge management. This paper aims to identify the importance of intercultural management and the impact of globalisation upon international business.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Human Capital Management
  • Globalisation
  • Multiculturality
  • Culture
  • Diversity Introduction
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Respecting Stakeholders and Their Engagement to Decision Making – The Way of Successful Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 165 - 173

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Current world situation characterized by constant dynamic development and changes in all spheres enforced us to view the business not only as a profit creator but as creator of added value to the society. The paper deals with the stakeholders as the integral part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) concept. It mentions the topic of stakeholder theory and stakeholder management in consideration of sustainable development and sustainable competitiveness of business. Within the paper are mentioned outputs of pilot research carried on among Slovak companies focusing on stakeholders and decision making within responsible business.

Schlüsselwörter

  • CSR
  • sustainable development
  • stakeholder engagement
  • stakeholder management
  • decision making
25 Artikel
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

The Principles and the Specifics of Trading in Commodities

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 1 - 16

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

In the present period of instability on financial markets, investments in commodities are the solution for elimination of the consequences of inflation and ensure the yield. When investing in commodities, the use of specifics of commodities compared to other assets. The distribution of commodities we can interpret for agricultural commodities, commodities of energy, precious and other metals, and weather. Therefore, in the framework of the investment portfolio are the commodities. This is the reason why one of the most popular types of investment assets now become commodities. In the interpretation of particular commodities we talk about commodity futures. The reason is that the spot market with commodities is limited storage facilities. The growth of the popularity, which allows a wide range of commodities, has caused that in addition to from institutional investors and speculators for trade may involve even small investors. This development will be supplemented by interpretation of the charts and figers, which will be commented and used for generalization of knowledge. Finally, the article will be interpreted by the further development of the market for commodities as it by article assumes from the results of research.

Schlüsselwörter

  • commodity
  • futures
  • investments
  • liquidity
  • inflation
  • financial market
  • portfolio
  • risk
  • metal
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Individualisation of Lean Concept in Companies Dealing with Mass Production

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 9 - 15

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The methods of lean manufacturing primarily designed for businesses dealing with serial production, are also used in other types of production. However the concept of lean production was not designed for these types of businesses, they are utilized only partially. Paper focuses on applying methods of lean concept in companies which are dealing with mass production and their options of exchange for other methods in the event of disagreement. Basis of the article is a list of lean methods with its description and its utilization in practice. The questionnaire was utilized to identify information from the practice. Based on this survey were identified the critical methods that are no longer appropriate for companies dealing with mass production. However, there are alternative methods of describing the problem. It is possible to say that companies are trying to get closer to their goal by modification of the basic concepts. And the concept of Lean Enterprise serves as a standard.

Schlüsselwörter

  • lean production
  • mass production
  • alternative methods
  • and lean methods
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Financial and Tax Management in Small and Medium Sized Industrial Enterprises

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 16 - 20

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Target of this paper was to evaluate the importance of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Slovakia and to determine the application of financial and tax management in this type of enterprises. The results of our findings confirm that SMEs have an important role in Slovakia, and also that especially small businesses have little or no experience with the application of financial and tax management. Therefore the paper contains recommendations for financial and tax management of SMEs.

Schlüsselwörter

  • small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • financial and tax management for small and medium sized industrial enterprises
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Equipment Categorization as a Basis to Improve the Organization of Maintenance

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 21 - 25

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

Each enterprise must worry about its technical equipment. There are many concepts and strategies to improve the management of the maintenance, e. g. TPM, RBI, LCC, CBM, RCM etc. However, the basis for each one of these systems should be the equipment categorization. The purpose of categorization is to classify equipments according to the type of risk associated with their main function. This allows to focus attention on the parameters and the criteria used to assign the degree of risk when the equipment fails and to determine the proper method of maintenance.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Categorization
  • Maintenance Goals
  • Equipment
  • Maintenance Strategy
  • Solution Map
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

The Customer Relationship Management in Terms of Business Practice in Slovakia

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 26 - 34

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The aim of the article is to present the results of the research on focus on the customer in relation to the use of customer relationship management in selected business subjects in Slovakia. The main goal of the research is the mapping of current state to ensure the principle of customer orientation and utilizing of CRM in organizations and industrial enterprises in Slovakia. This is the mapping of the current situation of that problem in practical conditions and determines potential opportunities for improvement.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Customer
  • Customer relationship management
  • Business subject
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility - An Alternative for a Paradigm Change of Business in the 21St Century

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 35 - 42

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The critical system analysis of the current status of all areas of human activity on the planet Earth (in Europe and the Slovak Republic) convinces us, that this development is unsustainable. Many prominent personalities of scientific, cultural, social and political life stated that our planet Earth and mankind with it, and all that man has created during its existence is only one step finds itself on the brink of disaster and it will turn against man. Many theoretical concepts, based on the historical development and experience notes that this status is natural and inevitable. However, we hold a different opinion. If the man is team, that is declared, it must show (now at the turning point) themselves and future generations, that it thinks with its existence on planet Earth seriously and responsibly. Given by the current global crisis and also our belief that the fundamental problem of humanity is unfair creation and distribution of wealth on planet Earth, we maintain opinion for changing the paradigm of thinking in this area. As the only alternative for solving this problem we see in the application of the concept of sustainable corporate social responsibility. The article presents our idea.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Sustainable development
  • sustainable corporate social responsibility
Uneingeschränkter Zugang

The Parent Control in the Mechanical Engineering Management-Holding

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 43 - 47

Zusammenfassung

Abstract

The group of entities under the control of parent, so called holding, is arisen as the result and the most often used form of the business concentration nowadays. The paper is focused to find special tasks of parent company for to preserve effective unified economic control in the management-holding. The unified economic control the holding exists in the conditions of the main conflict of interest - holding is not a legal but economic unit and the connected companies into it have a legal autonomy with the economic dependence. The unified economic control limits the financial independence of every individual company of the holding. The attention in the paper is concentrated to the management concept of the parent control, i.e. the parent company supervises the control of intragroup flows and all of subsidiaries production activities.

Keywords

  • Management-holding
  • unified economic control
  • parent company
  • intragroup flows
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A New Concept of Working Environment Improvement Within Multicultural Teams

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 48 - 55

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Multicultural team leaders under the conditions of globalisation process must understand that acquiring cultural awareness and diversity management skills is one of the premises for gaining competitive advantage and satisfying the employees´ need for social cohesion. The concept presented in this paper goes beyond standard understanding of what cultural diversity management means, as it is not perceived as a set of activities that a business as a whole should be responsible for, but encourage every leader to take responsibility for its own awareness firstly. After understanding that cross-cultural competence is a lifelong learning process it is possible to start recognising one’s own cultural mindset before attempting to recognise those of people from other cultures. At this point it is a right time to spread the experience amongst other team members or associates.

Schlüsselwörter

  • culture
  • diversity
  • management
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The Current Awareness of Radio Frequency Identification Technology

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 56 - 61

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The article can be divided into two constituent parts. In the first part is introduced the RFID reference model, which categorizes RFID applications into eight groups. In the second part are thereafter presented the results of the survey of the use of information and communication technologies in Slovak enterprises, which was conducted by the Slovak Statistical Office, as well as the results of own questionnaire survey, which was aimed to determine the level of current awareness of RFID use in Slovakia.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Radio Frequency Identification Technology
  • Current State
  • Awareness
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The Importance of Human Resource Planning in Industrial Enterprises

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 62 - 67

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Human resource planning in the business practice should represent generally used and key activity for human resource management because human resource planning helps to make optimum utilisation of the human resources in the enterprise and it helps to avoid wastage of human resources. Human resource planning allows to forecast the future manpower requirements and also to forecast the number and type of employees who will be required by the enterprise in a near future. In the long term period, success of any enterprise depends on whether the right people are in the right places at the right time, which is the nature of human resource planning. The aim of this contribution is to explain the importance of human resource planning and to outline results of questionnaire survey which it was realized in industrial enterprises.

Keywords

  • human resource management
  • human resource planning
  • industrial enterprise
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Weaknesses in Applying a Process Approach in Industry Enterprises

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 68 - 74

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The paper deals with a process approach as one of the main principles of the quality management. Quality management systems based on process approach currently represents one of a proofed ways how to manage an organization. The volume of sales, costs and profit levels are influenced by quality of processes and efficient process flow. As results of the research project showed, there are some weaknesses in applying of the process approach in the industrial routine and it has been often only a formal change of the functional management to process management in many organizations in Slovakia. For efficient process management it is essential that companies take attention to the way how to organize their processes and seek for their continuous improvement.

Schlüsselwörter

  • quality management
  • process approach
  • interaction of processes
  • description of processes
  • weaknesses
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The Statistical Regulation Of The Turning Process

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 81 - 85

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This article has been handled of statistics pursing of capability process of turning by screws production in RIBE Slovakia, k.s. Objective of the statistical assessment process is to determine whether all major manageable causes of instability of the process have been removed. The basis for statistical regulation is management of production processes. If a process operates with large number of random effects, the resulting distribution has the character of a normal distribution. As the result showed on based of quality control charts for average and standard deviation (X, R) we are able to say that the turning process is under the statistics control.

Schlüsselwörter

  • process
  • stability
  • regulation
  • capability
  • specification limit
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Information Quality, Its Dimension and the Basic Criteria for Assessing Information Quality

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 86 - 93

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Poor quality of information in modern organizations depends on many aspects. As such the size and nature of the information, human factors, organizational culture, experience and skills as a manager and other team members, technology, but also the quality of inputs including, but not least, include data quality. Applying methodology of quality control help organizations create effective management of its information. The method of quality information control depends on all those aspects. The importance of the organization should be given to dispose of an optimum amount of information in the required quality and especially to share this information. Quality information is the key to the success of the project management, but also in many other areas. Understanding the mechanics of control information management and class is essential, but it is experience that distinguishes successful information quality managers.

Schlüsselwörter

  • information
  • information quality
  • dimensions of information quality
  • criteria for assessing information quality
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Sustainable Ergonomic Program – Basic Condition for Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 94 - 101

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Gradually increasing pressure on companies to start to behave socially responsible is a response to social, environmental and economic requirements. The society faces a period of changes that have occurred since the beginning of the crisis and revealing weaknesses in the economy. We become witnesses of rapid changes and challenges posed by globalization, lack of resources, demographic structure and innovation. Objective necessity becomes a corporate social responsibility (CSR) already at the companies’ level, which is supported by the approach of the EU institutions and the Slovak Republic. One of the possible appliance through which we can contribute to the sustainability of CSR are sustainable ergonomic programs. When we want to talk about sustainable ergonomic program is important to focus on three key areas. The first area is the Impact of technic and technology to employees at work, the second area is the Importance and impact of socially responsible HR in ergonomics and last area is the Creation of the work environment in relation to environmental sustainability. Ergonomic programs sustainability requires to apply appropriate methods for evaluation of their cost benefit and health effect.

Schlüsselwörter

  • sustainable ergonomic program
  • corporate social responsibility
  • sustainable development
  • health effect evaluation
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Using of CBA Method for Evaluation of the Investments in the Link with Social Responsible Business

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 102 - 107

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The paper presents knowledge from the area of economic efficiency assessment of the environmental investments, in the link with environmental management with context of social responsible business and their mutual connection, on the base of CBA method. CBA method creates basis for the software CBA1.1, which was created for the needs of business practise for the small and medium enterprises in the Slovak Republic.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Economic efficiency
  • environmental management system
  • the method of CBA environmental investment
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • CBA 1.1 software program
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Code of Ethics in a Multicultural Company and its Legal Context

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 108 - 113

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The entry of foreign investors and simultaneous expansion of different national cultures, religions, rules, moral and ethical standards is bringing up problems of cooperation and coexistence of different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures. Working in an international environment therefore requires adaptation to a variety of economic, political, legal, technical, social, cultural and historical conditions. One possible solution is to define a code of ethics, guidelines which find enough common moral principles, which can become the basis for the adoption of general ethical standards, while respecting national, cultural differences and practices. In this article, the authors pay attention not only to the analysis of the common ethical rules in a multicultural company, but also to the legal aspects of codes of ethics. Each code of ethics is a set of standards, which, like the legal norms, regulate the behaviour of individuals. These standards, however, must simultaneously meet certain statutory criteria that define the boundaries of regulation of employee’s behaviour.

Schlüsselwörter

  • multicultural company
  • code of ethics
  • legal regulation
  • cultural differences
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Information Security Management (ISM)

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 114 - 119

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Currently, all organizations have to tackle the issue of information security. The paper deals with various aspects of Information Security Management (ISM), including procedures, processes, organizational structures, policies and control processes. Introduction of Information Security Management should be a strategic decision. The concept and implementation of Information Security Management in an organization are determined by the corporate needs and objectives, security requirements, the processes deployed as well as the size and structure of the organization. The implementation of ISM should be carried out to the extent consistent with the needs of the organization.

Schlüsselwörter

  • information security
  • information security policy
  • asset management of organization
  • business continuity management
  • management of intrusion
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Project Communication in Functions, Process and Project-Oriented Industiral Companies

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 120 - 125

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The article is focused on the project communication management. Industrial enterprises, which use project management must constantly search the new ways for improving. One of the possibilities is the change of management from a functional oriented to the projectoriented or process-oriented. Process-oriented and project-oriented companies have better project communication management during the all project life cycle. Communication in the project is a very important factor. According to the arguments of several authors, one of the biggest problem is that threaten the success of the project is just the communication. In each project is an important pillar - and that is communication. Only on the base of communication can the project move forward and achieve the target.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Project communication
  • project-oriented company
  • process-oriented company
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Quality in Service Management System According to ISO 20000

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 126 - 130

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ISO 20000 is a service management system standard. It specifies requirements for the service provider to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve an service management system. The requirements include the design, transition, delivery and improvement of services to fulfil agreed service requirements.

Schlüsselwörter

  • service management system
  • ISO 20000
  • standard
  • processes
  • certification
  • integration
  • the best practices
  • quality
  • service provider
  • service requirements
  • specification
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The Marketing Audit as a Method of the Evaluation of the Marketing Plan

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 131 - 136

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The growing complexity of the current market environment needs a more systematic evaluation process of the organizational marketing performance to deal with the dynamic market. This paper deals with marketing audit as a comprehensive assessment of all angles of marketing operation in an organization and also deals with systematic evaluation of plans, objectives, strategies, activities and organizational structure as well as marketing staff.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Marketing audit
  • marketing plan
  • marketing plan evaluation
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Innovative Improvement and Intensification of Business Relationships Supported by Cooperative Networks

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 137 - 142

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Nowadays, the opportunity for companies to be involved in cluster initiatives and international business associations is a major factor that contributes to the increase of their innovative potential. Companies organized in technological clusters have greater access to mutual business contacts, faster information transfer and deployment of advanced technologies. These companies cooperate more frequently with universities and research - development institutions on innovative projects.

An important benefit of cluster associations is that they create a suitable environment for innovation and the transfer of knowledge by means of international cooperation and networking. This supportive environment is not easy to access for different small and mediumsized companies, who are not members of any clusters or networks. Supplier-customer business channels expand by means of transnational networks and exchanges of experience. Knowledge potential is broadened and joint innovative projects are developed. Reflecting the growing importance of clusters as driving forces of economic and regional development, a number of cluster policies and initiatives have emerged in the last few decades, oriented to encourage the establishment of new clusters, to support existing clusters, or to assist the development of transnational cooperation.

To achieve the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy, European countries should have an interest in building strong clusters and developing cluster cooperation by sharing specialized research infrastructures and testing facilities and facilitating knowledge transfer for crossborder cooperation. This requires developing a long term joint strategy in order to facilitate the development of open global clusters and innovative small and medium entrepreneurs.

Schlüsselwörter

  • innovations
  • cooperation
  • cluster
  • economic development
  • business relationships
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Bringing Excellence to Automotive

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 143 - 148

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Market situation and development in recent years shows, that organization's ability to meet customer requirements is not enough. Successful organizations are able to exceed the expectations of all stakeholders. They are building their excellence systematically. Our contribution basically how the excellence in automotive is created using EFQM Excellence Model in Total Quality Management.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Quality Management System
  • Total Quality Management
  • EFQM Excellence Model
  • Fundamental Concepts of Excellence
  • RADAR logic
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Effective Tools for Conflict Resolution in Multicultural Teams in Industrial Enterprises

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 149 - 156

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The aim of this paper is to highlight the issue of resolving conflicts within multicultural teams in industrial enterprises. The authors build upon the concept of multiculturalism which seeks for possible ways to enable different cultures to coexist and the means of communication between them. In the introduction, the authors explain the importance of increased attention and interest in the area of multiculturalism. Industrial enterprises nowadays are increasingly aware of this issue as they become more open to different cultures and they are confronted with intensive international migration and previously isolated societies become more pluralistic. As a result of these processes, individuals are more frequently in contact with members of different cultures.

Schlüsselwörter

  • multiculturalism
  • interculturality
  • conflict resolution
  • culture
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A Multicultural Competencies Approach to Developing Human Capital Management

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 157 - 164

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The globalisation phenomenon has been prevalent since the last decade of 20th century and remains a significant factor influencing both organisations and individuals today. Within a globalised business environment the effective management of multicultural aspects and differences has become imperative to ensure success. It is increasingly evident there is a need to develop a clear understanding of multicultural competencies in order to fully develop a strategic approach to human capital management (HCM). The adoption of a strategic approach is necessary to ensure a focus on the issues critical to success and competitive advantage including multicultural management, professional skills and knowledge management. This paper aims to identify the importance of intercultural management and the impact of globalisation upon international business.

Schlüsselwörter

  • Human Capital Management
  • Globalisation
  • Multiculturality
  • Culture
  • Diversity Introduction
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Respecting Stakeholders and Their Engagement to Decision Making – The Way of Successful Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy

Online veröffentlicht: 12 Feb 2013
Seitenbereich: 165 - 173

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Abstract

Current world situation characterized by constant dynamic development and changes in all spheres enforced us to view the business not only as a profit creator but as creator of added value to the society. The paper deals with the stakeholders as the integral part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) concept. It mentions the topic of stakeholder theory and stakeholder management in consideration of sustainable development and sustainable competitiveness of business. Within the paper are mentioned outputs of pilot research carried on among Slovak companies focusing on stakeholders and decision making within responsible business.

Schlüsselwörter

  • CSR
  • sustainable development
  • stakeholder engagement
  • stakeholder management
  • decision making

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