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The material requirements planning system for readymade garments and inventory control

Mohammad Ali, Md Mamun Habib

Material Requirement Planning (MRP) is a technique which assists a company in the detail planning for its production. Many large and small businesses adopt MRP system, a well known technique, in order to increase the productivity and decrease the lead time of materials as well as their production cost. Researchers have identified that how the MRP has been applied in different sectors and how these sectors could receive benefits. This paper, based on the secondary data, demonstrates the MRP system of garments manufacturing process through the inventory control with a case study on woven apparels. This study also highlights the latest time for the final product that order can be started and still be ready to ship in timely manner.

Keywords: Material Requirements Planning, inventory, garments, lead time

Financial performance of Indian banking sectors during pre and post mergers and acquisitions

Bhavesh P. Chadamiya, Mital R. Menapara

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have been a very important market entry strategy as well as expansion strategy. This era is known as competition era. In this era companies to avoid the competition, go for merger, and enjoy sometimes monopoly. Liberalization and technological advances are increasingly pushing the banking sector towards greater globalization to improve the operational flexibility of Banks, which is crucial in the competitive environment that banks operate in. The present study is mainly based on secondary data. In order to evaluate financial performance, Ratio analysis, Standard Deviation and t-test have been used as tools of analysis. The authors have found that overall the merger and acquisition does not effect on the financial position of banks except when a weaker & non-viable banks are merged with a financially sound and profit making bank in such case the profitability of the later bank will be affected.

Keywords: mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, financial performance, ratio analysis


Investigating possibilities of using tools for promoting higher-education institutions in areas of e-communication

Martina Ferencova

Higher-education Institutions, which reach their target groups, use a mix of several marketing tools. In advertising e-communication appears to be one of the most effective means of communication. In our paper we focused on finding out the students' views on the importance of websites of universities as a factor of competitiveness. We also examined how students assess the level of websites of universities in Slovakia in comparison with the foreign universities. As well as, how they assess website FM PU in Presov in comparison with the website of competitive universities in the region. The article also addresses the role of universities in preparing students for practice in terms of a mixture of theoretical knowledge and its implementation in particular enterprises and organizations in the area of e-communication.

Keywords: universities, promotion, marketing, e-communication, websites


Challenges with Curricula in Management Education

Abbasali Gabula

This article reviews the challenges with B schools are facing in making the curriculum more relevant to the changed environment. The author studies all the articles in this area and comes to some overall conclusions on various ways. B schools can take support from Industry and peers to modify and make their curriculum more significant.

Keywords: curriculum, B schools, management, industry, academia


Economic Liberalization and Carbon Emission: A Case Study of Cement Industry in India

Debabrata Das, R. Srinivasan, Raj S Dhankar

Cement plays an important role in infrastructure developments and socioeconomic growth of a country. But, a lot of Carbon Dioxide is emitted from the use of fossil fuel for ignition of kilns during calcination of clinkers. Carbon Dioxide is one of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. The production of cement is estimated to increase at the rate of 5.2 percent annually, and is likely to reach a level of 251.82 million tons by the year 2015. In the process 127.85 million metric tons of Carbon Dioxide is likely to be released in the atmosphere. The reduction Carbon Dioxide of emission can be achieved by burning less of fossil fuel and replacing them with alternate sources of energy such as natural gas, biomass, renewable energy, atomic energy etc.

Keywords: cement, carbon dioxide, global warming, Winters model


Studies on job satisfaction: a case study of Engineers India Limited

Geeta Kumari, Vittesh Bahuguna, Krishna M. Pandey

This paper has analysed the survey about Engineers India Limited, which is a Public Sector Undertaking in India. This paper shows employees satisfaction in working place not only reduces ones temptation to switch over the Job but also makes organisation to flourish in return enabling it to recruit more. EIL hired employees consistently and that may be called only PSU in India which did not feel any significant setback in their performance instead rise to success during the period of recession. It can be concluded that the EIL is performing very nice.

Keywords: incentives, job satisfaction, performance, success, survey, utility, working environment


Talent acquisition and the digital world an insight to social networking

Sheeba Rehman Nizami

The paper provides a full understanding of the talent acquisition, keeping in mind the cost related to talent acquisition, the opportunities and challenges in talent acquisition, economic impact on talent acquisition, social networking and the emergences of technological aspects in talent acquisition. For additional insight, real examples are included that show the direct effects of a talent acquisition process.

Keywords: talent, talent acquisition, networking technology, social networking and media, attraction and retention, economic impact


Effect of corporate reporting on public confidence: empirical evidence from quoted companies in Nigeria

Clifford Ofurum Obiyo, Onuoha Teresa Ezenwa

The primary objective of this study is to investigate the effect of Corporate Reporting Practices on Public Confidence in Nigerian firms. We relied on the Nigeria Stock Exchange reports for data. The analyses were done using the Statistical Package for Social Science quantitative data analysis. Corporate Governance was observed to have strong and significant relationship with Investment Decisions and Stock Market Stability, but weak and positive relationship with Economic Growth. We discovered that Audit Reports have strong, positive and significant effects on Public Confidence. We recommended that, management and board of directors should take personal responsibility for accuracy and completeness of corporate financial report.

Keywords: public confidence, corporate reporting, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, environmental issues, stock market stability, economic growth, investment decision


ANN approach to determine cost contingency in international construction project

Gul Polat

Construction companies try to expand into international markets to create new job opportunities. Since international construction environment is highly subject to several complex conditions, carrying out international projects is much riskier than conducting domestic projects. In this risky business environment, contractors usually include a reasonable contingency amount as an allowance for potential risks in their bid prices to shield themselves from the outcomes of possible failures. In this context, determination of the right amount of contingency is critical. In this study, an ANN-based contingency estimation model, which can assist construction companies to estimate contingency more systematically and accurately, is presented.

Keywords: international construction, risk management, cost contingency, quantitative technique, artificial neural networks


About the efficiency of meat production in Ukraine

Anatoliy G. Goncharuk, Olena V. Pogorelova

The paper presents the key factors and reserves of efficiency growth for meat companies in Ukraine. In accordance with the identified increasing returns to scale, authors suggest the ways to improve performance through internal and external benchmarking, clustering and other forms of association of meat producers.

Keywords: efficiency, key factors, reserves of growth, benchmarking, production of meat, Ukraine


Ways of achievements the competitive advantages of banks

Olga P. Guda

The basic ways of achievement the competitive advantages of bank which are based on the comparative characteristics of the most developed banks of Ukraine in January are analyzed.

Keywords: Competitive advantages, competitiveness of the bank, stability of the bank, price and non-price factors of the competition


Corporate culture as a factor in business success

Natalia M. Korsikova, Ivan D. Arbuzov

The article discloses the interpretation and the nature of corporate culture. We give an explanation of tasks, functions, levels of corporate culture. The methods for overall assessment of corporate culture are considered.

Keywords: corporate culture, features, interviews, head of company


Review and analysis of the world and Ukrainian market of food for pets

Tatiana A. Kulakovskaya, Tatiana A. Golovachenko

A current state of the market of petfoods are analysed. The marketing potential of the basic enterprises at the Ukrainian market is appraised.

Keywords: marketing, potential, commodity, enterprise, market, market capacity


An estimation of reserves of the growth of financial results under the influence of innovative measures of the enterprise development

Olesya A. Kurnosova, Volodymyr I. Zdor

In the article the method of estimation of influence of innovative measures of enterprises development on the financial result of their activity for the exposure of backlogs it growth is offered. A method is realized from data of leading domestic metallurgical enterprise.

Keywords: management development, innovative measures, determined multivariable model, financial result


Features of applying functionally-cost analysis considering management of innovative measures of the machine-building enterprise

Alexandr O. Mosin

The article is devoted to the research of necessity of conducting functionally-cost analysis with the goal of defining priority of innovative measures realization.

Keywords: functionally-cost analysis, expenses of enterprise, innovative measures, enterprise management system


Macroeconomic analysis of the current state of livestock-breeding and the meat-processing industry in Ukraine

Olexander I. Pavlov, Viktoriya A. Samofatova, Katerina S. Musienko

The article analyzes the problem of livestock-breeding in Ukraine by comparing positive and negative factors that predict the potential volume of soft clear products in the future.

Keywords: livestock-breeding industry, market for meat products, outlook for further development


Factors of influence on the investment attractiveness of wine enterprises in Ukraine

Viktoriya A. Samofatova, Elena V. Gerus

Current condition of the wine making industry is analyzed. The most important factors of influence on the investment attractiveness enterprises are studied.

Keywords: investment attractiveness, factors, investment resources, wine making


Research of efficiency of the use and recreation of material resources

Victoria A. Samofatova, Anna A. Konovalova

he questions of sequence of procedures for analysis of the using, ensuring and a recreation of material resources are considered. On the example of canneries by means of method of comparison, factor and index methods the authors estimate indexes of efficiency of the use and recreation of material resources.

Keywords: material resources, resource-demanding, material efficiency, supplies


The fractals theory using in strategic planning and management

Kateryna T. Svieshnikova, Anastasia S. Zelenaya

The article reviews a history of studying the fractal nature of economic laws, focuses on the fractals classification on various grounds. The fractals theory using in strategic planning and management is justified. It is shown that fractals determine the type and volume of data access themselves, becoming a central structural element of organization.

Keywords: fractal, strategic planning, self-similarity, management


Competition activity at the market of baking products in Odessa region

Oksana P. Semenova

In this article the current state and competitive position of the bakeries in Ukraine are considered. A number of manufacturers that have a significant impact on the production of baking products in the Odessa region are described. The factors providing the competitive advantages for bakery business are defined.

Keywords: market, bakery industry, bakery products, Odessa region, competition


Mortgage lending in Russia: problems and decisions

Anna K. Sergievskaya

In the article it is considered the mortgage lending market, defined its role and value for the Russian economy. The special attention is paid to the modern directions of mortgage development. It is found the relationship between mortgage lending and the level of housing market growth. Now, other things equal, the individual approach to the borrower acquires decisive importance. There are offered possible activities for development of the market.

Keywords: mortgage, mortgage market, interest rate, mortgage loan



Analysis of state of the fruit and vegetable processing industry in Ukraine

Liudmyla G. Skalozub

In the article the fruit and vegetable processing industry in Ukraine is analysed. Importance, trends and general review of this industry is described.

Keywords: production, enterprises, fruit and vegetable products, canned products



Forming of the fish industry in Ukraine

Nadezhda . Sushko

The article includes an analysis of the different aspects of fish industry. The infrastructure of industry is developed. Necessary terms for the effective functioning of fish industry are grounded.

Keywords: fish industry, aspect, financing, science, infrastructure



Program planning as a tool for effective implementation of the government development programs

Alina A. Teplitskaya

The article highlights a range of problems associated with the use of program planning for the effective implementation of government development programs. The article covers the main advantages of the method, its characteristics and analyzis of the main trends and benefits of using this program planning.

Keywords: program planning, public programs, local government programs, usefulness theory



Innovative ways of improving the incentive personnel of industrial enterprise

Svetlana U. Shamray

The paper considers the problem of choosing the direction of improving the system of incentives for staff of an industrial enterprise. It analyzes the system of management by objectives and indicators and the role of grading in the mechanism of increasing the efficiency of innovation and enterprise development.

Keywords: system of incentives, human capital, grading system, payroll, efficiency



Management of economic risks in the food processing enterprise

Eugene P. Shutov

The author studies the essence of economic risk and grounds the main elements of risk management for a food enterprise. The guidelines for risk assessment, optimal economic-mathematical model for risk minimization using computer, the main elements of risk management system are developed.

Keywords: risk management, risk assessment, risk management model, risk minimization



Methodical aspects of an estimation of stability of the dairies development

Anatoliy Y. Shchekhorskiy, Olga P. Pashchenko

In this article the definition of such concept as enterprises stability is given, the system of the estimation of enterprise developments stability is formed, the suggestions to improve the methods of its estimation are given, the methodology of the estimation of enterprise developments stability is suggested.

Keywords: enterprises stability, development indicators, index of enterprise developments stability



An analysis of dependence of the NPV of investment project from the price of invested capital

Alexander G. Yankovoy

The author examines the methodological problems of using the most important criteria for evaluation of investment projects, based on discounted cash flows. The dependence of the NPV of the project of the price of the invested capital is studied. On its basis the author considers the main advantages and disadvantages of the properties of the internal rate of return IRR, which is used for evaluation of the effectiveness of the planned production and financial activities of economic entities in different situations, in particular in the presence of an unusual cash flow.

Keywords: criterion, evaluation, investment project, Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV)





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