Selection criteria for six sigma projects in Slovenian manufacturing companiesDušan Gošnik
, Matej Hohnjec
, 2009, original scientific article
Abstract: Researches reveal that successful six sigma implementation is related to proper six sigma project prioritisation and selection. This research is limited to the selection of six sigma projects in some manufacturing companies in Slovenia. The purpose of this study is to identify what criteria are considered for prioritisation and selection of six sigma projects and how six sigma projects are selected. A research sample is limited by the number of companies which have implemented six sigma so far. The results indicate that Slovenian manufacturing organisations tend to select six sigma projects based on criteria such as customer satisfaction, connection with a business strategy financial benefits, and growth of the organisation. Several tools and techniques such as quality cost analysis, brainstorming and interviews are used to identify and prioritise projects. Identification of the most commonly used criteria to select six sigma projects can help practitioners to select projects based on multiple criteria by using tools and techniques identified in this study. This topic has not been applied in the field of Slovenian manufacturing companies and thus it presents the first study in this field in Slovenia.
Keywords: manufacturing, quality, six sigma, projects, management, case study, Slovenia
Published: 22.01.2018; Views: 514; Downloads: 249
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A review of critical success factors for offshore software development projectsGoparaju Purna Sudhakar
, 2013, original scientific article
Abstract: Offshore project success is very much important to both customer and the vendor. Based on very less success rate of overall software projects globally, critical success factors (CSFs) for offshore software projects is gaining much importance. In the current study based on literature review, a total of 75 success factors for offshore software projects are identified. Further based on their appearance in literature 20 critical success factors from 10 CSF categories are identified. Finally top six most critical success factors for offshore software projects such as trust, efficient communication, cultural understanding, relationship between client and vendor, contract type and efficient knowledge transfer are identified. The CSFs categories are prioritized in the order of importance. The important CSF categories for offshore projects found are organizational factors (both client and vendor), project factors, cultural factors and environmental factors.
Keywords: critical success factors, software projects, project success, information systems projects, offshore software projects
Published: 28.11.2017; Views: 493; Downloads: 277
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DISKRIMINACIJA ROMOV V EU PO ODLOČBI SODIŠČA EU V ZADEVI NIKOLOVAKristina Kušar
, 2015, undergraduate thesis
Abstract: Evropska unija se je začela intenzivneje posvečati Romom ob koncu devetdesetih let, zaradi širitve na vzhodno in srednjo Evropo. Eden večjih dosežkov EU v boju proti diskriminaciji je bila Direktiva o rasni enakosti iz leta 2000. EU je namenila tudi veliko denarja romskim projektom. Kljub vsemu pa se Romi še vedno srečujejo z diskriminacijo in ekonomskimi problemi.
Anelia Georgieva Nikolova ima v bolgarskem mestu Dupnica, natančneje v mestni četrti Gizdova Mahala, trgovino z živili. V tej mestni četrti je večina romskega prebivalstva. Zaradi pogostih manipulacij električnih števcev, se je bolgarsko elektrodistribucijsko podjetje (v nadaljevanju ČEZ RB) samo v tej četrti poslužilo sporne prakse, saj je števce namestilo na višino sedmih metrov, tako da je onemogočeno preverjanje porabe. A.G.Nikolova se je zaradi tega ukrepa pritožila pri Komisiji za zaščito pred diskriminacijo (v nadaljevanju KDZ). KDZ je ugotovilo diskriminacijo, nato pa je podjetje ČEZ RB podalo tožbo na Upravnem sodišču v Sofiji. To sodišče je kasneje postavilo deset predhodnih vprašanj sodišču EU. V sodbi je sodišče poudarilo, da se načelo enakega obravnavanja ne uporablja samo za osebe neke narodnosti, ampak tudi za ostale osebe, ki se zaradi diskriminatornega ukrepa obravnavajo manj ugodno. Poudarilo je tudi da to, da v mestni četrti živijo prebivalci, ki niso Romi ne izključuje tega, da je sporna praksa nastala zaradi večine romskega prebivalstva. Sporna praksa je sicer primerna za doseganje cilja, a je Sodišče poudarilo, da je nesorazmerna glede na interese prebivalcev mestne četrti.
Keywords: Zadeva Nikolova, Evropska unija, Direktiva o rasni enakosti, Bolgarija, Romi, diskriminacija, preizkus sorazmernosti. One of the biggest achievments of the EU in fight against discrimination was the Racial equality directive from year 2000. EU has financed many projects for Roma people.
Published: 22.04.2016; Views: 2276; Downloads: 115
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New perspectives of the regional development of old industrial areasLučka Lorber
, 2010, published scientific conference contribution
Abstract: The process of brownfield revitalisation still poses a challenge in the SEE area. It is delayed and hindered because of legal, financial, environmental and image problems. These areas of old industrial cities represent an underexplored economic value, are areas for investment and could be motors for job creation. In our paper we would like to present the main goals of the revitalisation process. The main long-term goal is to develop an internationally competitive business location that will be able to attract new businesses dealings in higher value added environmentally friendly production and knowledge based services, aiming thus at faster and stable economic development of the region.
Keywords: economic geography, industrial zones, revitalisation, old industrial zones, projects, added value, brownfields
Published: 07.06.2012; Views: 1567; Downloads: 28
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Project management : a managerial approachJack R. Meredith
, Samuel J. Mantel
, higher education textbook
Keywords: projects, project management, management, manager, project organization, planning, project planning, conflicts, bargaining, negotiation, budgeting, costs, information systems, information resources, allocation, monitoring, control, auditing, statistics, probability, case study, textbooks
Published: 01.06.2012; Views: 1597; Downloads: 84
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Economic analysis of geothermal heat source for residential area projectSašo Poberžnik
, Darko Goričanec
, Jurij Krope
, 2007, original scientific article
Abstract: The article discusses the economic analysis of heat source for residential area project. The energy source is geothermal energy. Every house has its own borehole heat exchanger (BHE) and heat pump in basement. In this system low temperature floor and wall heating was carried out. The economic analysis was performed as a pilot study for real system with all installation needed to runthe system. The analysis has been done using the method of the net present value. In the research the coefficient of profitability and the period of timein which the investment is going to return itself were established. The system has been compared to the conventional system that uses fossil fuel (Liquidized naphtha gas- LNG) to heat the building and domestic hot water.
Keywords: geothermal heat, area projects, borehole heat exchanger, economic analysis
Published: 31.05.2012; Views: 1177; Downloads: 29
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