Application of group technology in complex cluster type organizational systemsSlobodan Morača
, Miodrag Hadžistević
, Igor Drstvenšek
, Nikola Radaković
, 2010, original scientific article
Abstract: The aim of this research was to contribute to the development of structural design procedures of complex - cluster type organizational systems. Industrial clusters can help companies to improve their own market positions, effectiveness, productivity and product quality. Organization of the production process in a company is an extremely complex process itself, and when it is transferred to the cluster level, the result is a complex task which is difficult to solve. For that purpose, this paper analyses the conditions and possibilities that would enable those structures to adapt to changes in the surroundings - flexibility and management adequacy of production and organizational structures - by lowering the degree of complexity. For the time being, no simple models which would enable an increase of process effectiveness in complex organizational units like clusters have been developed. One of the possible solutions which would decrease the complexity of flows and increase process effectiveness within an industrial cluster is the application of Group approach.
Keywords: industrial clusters, group technology, planning, work cells, complexity, flexibility
Published: 31.05.2012; Views: 1221; Downloads: 22
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An alternative sorting procedure for interactive group decision support based on the pseudo-criterion conceptAndrej Bregar
, József Györkös
, Ivan Rozman
, 2003, original scientific article
Abstract: An original interactive procedure is proposed, which aims at overcoming some of the major weaknesses of existent pseudocriterion based methods for group decision analysis. It refers to absolute judgements of feasible alternatives and is focused on complementary activities of opinion elicitation and robustness analysis. As a foundation, four interdependent principles are introduced - problem localization, interactivity on the basis of aggregation/disaggregation approach, automatic derivation of criteria weights according to selective effects of veto tresholds, and group consensus seeking. The principles are grounded and realized by appropriate methodological solutions.
Keywords: decision analysis, pseudo-criterion concept, decision models, group consensus, alternative sorting, group work, fuzzy relation
Published: 01.06.2012; Views: 1004; Downloads: 35
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Teaching information system technology in partnership with IT companiesViljan Mahnič
, 2008, original scientific article
Abstract: We describe an example of partnership between a university and some major IT companies - IBM and Microsoft - to teach a course on information systems technology. The course is taught in the fifth (final) year of the university undergraduate program when students have already mastered the basic theoretical knowledge of information system development. For this reason, the course content was restructured to pay more attention to practical experience and the learning opportunities available within the environment of professional industry. During the course, students get acquainted with IBM and Microsoft products and the tools that support the development of online information systems. Special attention is devoted to group project work, which is not just intended for the improvement of technical skills, but also for the aqusition of transferrable skills such as teamwork, management/leadership, planning and organizing, presentation and documentation, searching for information, etc. We describe our experience from teaching the course in the academic years 2005/06 and 2006/07. A description of the course content is given and the results of a survey among the students are presented. Students responded favourably to the new approach and found the course very useful and interesting.
Keywords: computer engineering education, university-industry co-operation, group project work, information systems technology
Published: 22.01.2018; Views: 292; Downloads: 207
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