The article focuses on analysing one of the elements of technological level in a company using the ABC method. The technological modernity of a machine used during the production process of screws was evaluated. In average, this machine was assigned the score 3.4, meaning that most parts of the machine were manufactured using more complex technologies requiring technical skills and knowledge, and many of them also with modern technologies. This means that the machine examined was quite modern
The cost information system plays an important role in every organization in the decision making process. An important task of management is to ensure control of the operations, processes, sectors of activity and not finally, on costs. Although the objectives of an organization contributes with more control systems (production control, quality control etc.), the cost information system is important because it monitors the results of others. The detailed analysis of costs, production cost calculation, quantification of losses, the work efficiency estimation provide a solid basis for financial control. Knowledge of cost is a decisive factor in taking decisions and planning future activities. Managers are concerned about the costs that will appear in the future, their level underpinning the supply and production decisions and pricing policies. An important factor is the cost efficiency of the information system so that the information provided by it is useful for decision support and planning the activities.
The aim of this paper was to show the application of the ABC and AHP (multi-criteria method for hierarchical analysis of decision processes) as an important part of decision making in supply processes which are realized in the floral industry. The ABC analysis was performed in order to classify the product mix from the perspective of the demand values. This in consequence enabled us to identify the most important products which were then used as a variant in the AHP method.
In this work there is presented an analysis of impact of ship model parameters on changes of control quality index in a ship dynamic positioning system designed with the use of a backstepping adaptive controller. Assessment of the impact of ship model parameters was performed on the basis of Pareto-Lorentz curves and ABC method in order to determine sets of the parameters which have either crucial, moderate or low impact on objective function. Simulation investigations were carried out with taking into account integral control quality indices.
Venelin Terziev, Vanya Banabakova and Marin Georgiev
Marketing is an art to attract and retain customers, but not to any but profitable customers. Unfortunately, organizations often understand that 20 to 40 percent of their customers are unprofitable. Also, many organizations report the fact that their most profitable customers are not the ones who buy the most, but the average shoppers. Major customers require special service and get the biggest discounts, thus reducing the company's profits. The smallest customers pay the full price and get a minimum of service, but the expenses connected with the deals reduces the profitability they earn. Average customers enjoy good service, pay almost the whole price, and in many cases prove to be the most profitable. Therefore, a number of large organizations, which initially target only large customers are then orientated towards the average customer market. An organization should not pursue and satisfy every client. Orientation should be to cost-effective customers. This in turn requires the definition of a "cost-effective customer". The present study explores the possibilities for measuring customer profitability, analyzes the connection- service’ expenses, a cost-effective client and presents the application of the ABC method - analysis to distinguish the customer service policy
Sisko Huumonen, Terttu Särkioja, Sinikka Salo, Markku Niskanen, Heli Maijanen and Jorma Hirvonen
young children in an historic population from England, American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2006, 129, 362-374.
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 Saito S., Tokinava K. Sensitive identification of human blood and simultaneous determination of ABO blood group from a minute blood stain by an Elisa-ABC
consider such mentions or citations as non-academic events or actions related to the research that was mentioned, cited etc. This information I will therefore use as signals of connectedness between research and society.
In the approach to characterize journals I apply a method, coined as area-based connectedness (ABC) to society ( Noyons, 2018 ). This approach assesses the connectedness of the research covered based on the output of an actor, in this case a journal. This connectedness is captured by the communication signals we detect between
recent study on the success of a funding agency we mention as an example ( Bornmann & Daniel, 2005 ) who studied the workings of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (B.I.F).
In this issue
This special section of the Journal of Data and Information Science ( JDIS ) includes contributions on journal assessment, the evaluation of artistic research, institutional benchmarking and the evaluation of the Centres of Excellence of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), a huge conglomerate of institutes in different fields.
Noyons (2019) proposes the ABCmethod to