Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2014 

 

1. THE LARGEST LASER IN THE WORLD – ECONOMIC AND RESEARCH PROSPECTS FOR ROMANIA

Elena-Oana CROITORU
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania

 

Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics Center (ELI-NP) in Bucharest-Magurele is one of the pillars of the international research program ELI-NP, along with other two centers to be developed in Hungary and the Czech Republic. The investment for the development center in Magurele amounts to €356 million and comes from the funds of the Sectoral Operational Programme "Increasing Economic Competitiveness". With ELI-NP there will be done research on ultra-high power lasers, laser-matter interaction and secondary sources of radiation. ...

2. PREVALENCE AND DETERMINANTS OF MALNUTRITION AMONG BELOW FIVE AGE GROUP CHILDREN OF SLUMS IN MUMBAI CITY

Sanjay RODE
University of Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
 

Child malnutrition affects on the learning abilities, physical growth and future work capacity. The incidence of child malnutrition is higher in urban slums of Mumbai city. This study finds that the incidence of underweight among male and female is high in Sathe Nagar of Mankhurd. The stunting incidence among male in Maharashtra Nagar and Sathe Nagar is high of Mankhurd. The incidence of stunting among female is high in Chheda Nagar and Baiganwadi of Govandi suburb. The stunting and underweight incidence is high in one to two age groups in both suburbs. The household assets, knowledge of women, contraceptive use and health care access is low among women of slums. The child care, supplementary food and treatment are not available in slums. The logistic regression shows that underweight is positively co-related to sex of child and home delivery. It is negatively co-related to age of child, pills taken by women and normal delivery. The stunting is positively co-related to domestic violence and it is negatively co-related to age of child, supplementary food and child care at work. Therefore more supplementary food at anganwadi is recommended in these slums. Government must start the child day care centers at slums as well as at work places. The health services must be provided in kuttcha slums of city. Government must appoint more health staff to visit slums and provide health treatment. Health staff must provide treatment to women and children, counseling, encourage pre and postnatal care, institutional deliveries. Government must change policies towards slums and provide them good infrastructural facilities. It will help to reduce the child malnutrition at significant level in city..  ...

3. DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICES IN THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR. Case study: S.C. RO COM CENTRAL S.A.

Florina STEFĂNACHE
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania

 

Opening a SPA center in the Central Plaza hotel is needed for various reasons: it increases the turnover with at least 25 % compared to a hotel without SPA center; at least 20-25% of hotel customers can be attracted to these services (an important criterion in the choice of hotel by customers); and transformation of the hotel with seasonal activity in "all-seasons" hotel. The market in which S.C. RO COM CENTRAL S.A. is standing is very extensive. Customers are both around the country and abroad. With the opening of the SPA center, the company significantly increases the number of customers and also the accentuated development of the hotel market.. ...

4. CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT

Alexandra Ioana FLOREA
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania

 

In a world where companies’ revenues strive not to decrease and market shares are under constant pressure, managers try to find ways to deliver the value demanded by clients. Supply chain seems to be lately the field where they can find space to act and to deliver performance. This paper intends to discover the challenges that the supply chain practitioners must face in order to implement a good supply chain strategy and which strategy will fit best the needs of each company. ...

5. MANAGING SERVICES IN THE FIELD OF WHOLESALE OF WOOD AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND SANITARY EQUIPMENT IN ROMANIA. CASE STUDY: NOUĂ TEI COM

Mirela-Ionela PLĂVAN
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania

 

The purpose of this article is to keep trace of the economic evolution of building materials suppliers from Ramnicu Sarat between 2010 and 2012. More specifically, through this article it was analyzed the financial-economic situation and the future perspectives of the company Noua Tei Com S.R.L. This topic was chosen since building materials trade is the main income source in Ramnicu Sarat, fact which encourages the field expansion through commercial companies’ development within this framework. ... 

6. CONSIDERATIONS ON THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN THE MACHINE BUILDING INDUSTRY

Gabriel MIREA
Cătălin Cristian BABALÂC

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania


 

In the machine building industry, both the choosing products and their life are uncertainly, because the diversity of the machines models and equipment and faster and faster changes of the customer wishes prevents any prediction of demand. Thus, the production of the machines must adapt to the actual demand of each buyer and to have the flexibility for this goal, under acceptable economic conditions. The first part of this article was dedicated for defining the concept of flexibility and the connection between this and other concepts, then I tried to point out that under the increasing pressures of the consumers that request increased quality, a faster development of the product and better post-selling services, the companies are forced to adopt a high strategic flexibility, to which contributes all functions of the production systems. ... 

7. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TABLEAU DE BORD AT S.C. TURBOMECANICA S.A.

Dragoş Ionuţ IONESCU
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania

 

This paper presents the positive aspects of the usage of the tableau de bord as a management instrument, being known for having beneficial effects on the efficiency of the managers’ working processes and on the rationalization of the managerial information system. These aspects are highlighted through the creation of the tableau de bord for the general manager of S.C. Turbomecanica S.A. ... 

8. IMPLEMENTING BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT

Vlad BĂLĂNESCU

Mihaela MAŞCU
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest
Romania

 

Business Process Management (BPM) is considered to be the third wave in business process theory. Appearing as a response to the critique formulated regarding Business Process Reengineering, BPM tries to be a more holistic and integrated approach to management and processes. In a time where complex solutions are needed solution that incorporates elements from various concepts, Business Process Management can be, in my opinion, a link between these ideas. After a short introduction presenting general background information pertinent to the subject, the second chapter focuses on the theoretical concept of Business Process Management, its origins, definitions and key characteristics. Finally, the third chapter present a Business Process Management implementation methodology alongside with a list of key elements that should be taken into consideration when implementing BPM and a strategy oriented strategy and model in general. ...