The article presents Value Stream Mapping being one of the techniques applied in a process of lean organization development. Value Stream Mapping is an instrument of systemic identification and elimination of losses. It is an universal and flexible method which may be applied in an analysis of several work posts or even the whole supply chain.
Entrepreneurship is a complex, multifaceted process, and a cultural phenomenon conditioned by economic, social, and cultural factors. Building of appropriate atmosphere around entrepreneurship may result in a growth of interest in individual business running.
Implementation of quality management system (QMS) according to HACCP an ISO 9000 norm results in the increase of management effectiveness in a company. The article presents economic and organizational effects of the QMS implementation in dairies located in the area of so-called 'Polish Green Lungs'.
During the last 10 years a global expansion of Chinese companies has been accelerated both by foreign direct investments and acquisitions. The aim of that expansion is to support exports and open up new markets, as well as to establish local sales and distribution networks and secure access to raw materials and advanced technologies. By the end of 2004, 15 Chinese companies were included into the...
Franchising is a specific entrepreneurship form, a concept of business development involving both parties of the franchising contract. According to the research, 97% of newly established companies based on franchise concept continue operation after first year on the market while only 62% of traditional businesses survive after the same period. Similarly, after 10 years of running business only 17%...
Relations between enterprises' internationalisation and adequate marketing strategies are presented in the article. The authoress defines international and global marketing. With respect to marketing applied on foreign markets, the role played by configuration and co-ordination activities aimed at creation of value added and competitive advantage is explained.
The aim of the paper is to study the implementation of the structural funds within Integrated Operational Programme of Regional Development (IOPRD), Priority 3 - Local Development, Measure 3.4. Micro-enterprises in Warmia and Mazury. As on December 31, 2005, the level of funds absorption from IOPRD 2004–2006 amounted to 81,0% and included 157 applications for investment subsidy. This reflects a high...
Quality management system (QMS) requires from top management to make commitments into the process of change. During the implementation period the management should determine targets and activities of the organization, delegate appropriate authorities to the company representative in charge of the QMS, give support and show interest in implementing practices, as well as, participate in solving occurring...
The article presents the ways of improvement of military supplies production and supply chain through implementation of NATO Codification System for products. The NATO provides a system that makes reliable interoperation in supply chain and logistics for member countries.
The article attempts to summarize academic output in the area of organizational learning, emphasizing the need of intentional management of this process in organizations. The authors present selected classifications of organizational learning theory, as well as other research problems formulated by different scientific disciplines.
The paper focuses on the issue of a dangerously disturbed balance between increasing production capacities of printing companies and real needs of a changing market. New innovative printing technologies not only replace offset printing but they also create demand for new types of services. Therefore, increasing production capacities of old technologies may lead the company the blind alley.
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