Logistics Controlling as a Tool of Performance Improvement at the Russian Enterprises
The article discovers the methodical approaches to the study of logistic activities controlling at the Russian enterprises. There are defined the phases of the controlling research management and described the initial sample of the enterprises surveyed. The methodology of the logistics controlling research is based on the system analysis, the methods of economic cybernetics, operations research, mathematical statistics, the theory of optimal decision-making, and the management theory.
The article presents the main results of the research specifying the state of logistics controlling at the Russian enterprises. The study has conducted a systematic analysis of the status and trends of logistics controlling at the domestic enterprises specialized in the industry, trade and services fields. Top managers of logistics departments in the Russian enterprises were interviewed about the logistics controlling. The survey was undertaken in the form of written and online surveys. The results are documented and processed by a special technique.
The questions of violence and child abuse, as well as opportunities to study the incidence of violence and ill-treatment of children by means of the ICAST-C questionnaire are studied in the paper. The author carries out a constructive analysis of the ICAST-C questionnaire, checks its reliability and validity.
In the article we describe a conceptual model, goals, tasks and functions of logistics controlling. Some results of German logistics controlling survey of Kuepper and Hoffmann are shown. We also announce the first results of our Russian-German empirical survey of logistics controlling which was conducted in cooperation of International Training-Center for Logistics (www.mclog.ru) and German consultancy Barkawi Management Consulting (www.barkawi.de) in 2011.
The ethnographic tradition in which this research was conducted requires the nurturing of close and trusting relations between researchers and respondents. Building and maintaining this level of closeness, it transpired, also demanded significant emotional labour from all those involved since it meant overcoming the mistrust and inequality that haunt the research process. We addressed this by modelling our relations with respondents on the everyday practices of the group itself. We also tried to move beyond a purely formal commitment to ‘equality’ in our relations by recognising the equal right of the respondents to question and ‘research’ us. Adopting such an approach, however, had an unanticipated consequence; our interlocutors persistently expected ‘something extra’ from us and, through tests and provocations but also demonstrations of affection, turned the research process on its head, making themselves the agents and us the dependents in the research relationship
Diagnostics and measurement are necessary for the effective management decision making. The social and economic processes are hardly to measure due to its nature. This article explores the approaches to the diagnostics of self-organizing and self-developing systems on the enterprise level. While the authors take into account the world measurement practice of management systems. The relationships between elements of self-organizing and self-developing systems and their key characteristics were revealed in purpose of diagnostic. The paper presents four steps of the diagnostics of the self-organization and self-development maturity level: the preparation phase, express-analysis of external experts, enterprise self-diagnostics with the help of questionnaires, precise diagnostics by external experts. The data obtained from questionnaires are analyzed with the help of special program. The results of the diagnostics are pictured with the Radar method.
The article suggests to adopt a pluralism methodological approach in marketing science. Using controversy over marketing to nonmarketers problem paper traces evolution of the issue in context of research methodology and discusses alternative methodological approaches and research paradigms.
Smoking is a problem, bringing signifi cant social and economic costs to Russiansociety. However, ratifi cation of the World health organization Framework conventionon tobacco control makes it possible to improve Russian legislation accordingto the international standards. So, I describe some measures that should be taken bythe Russian authorities in the nearest future, and I examine their effi ciency. By studyingthe international evidence I analyze the impact of the smoke-free areas, advertisementand sponsorship bans, tax increases, etc. on the prevalence of smoking, cigaretteconsumption and some other indicators. I also investigate the obstacles confrontingthe Russian authorities when they introduce new policy measures and the public attitudetowards these measures. I conclude that there is a number of easy-to-implementanti-smoking activities that need no fi nancial resources but only a political will.
One of the most important indicators of company's success is the increase of its value. The article investigates traditional methods of company's value assessment and the evidence that the application of these methods is incorrect in the new stage of economy. So it is necessary to create a new method of valuation based on the new main sources of company's success that is its intellectual capital.
портовый менеджмент, показатели деятельности, анализ эффективности, система учета, распределение издержек, методы анализа деятельности портовой системы
At present many industries reveal tendency for setting up of vertically integrated companies (VIC) the structure of which unites all technological processes. This tendency proved its efficiency in oil industry where coordination of all successive stages of technological process, namely, oil prospecting and production -oil transportation - oil processing - oil chemistry - oil products and oil chemicals marketing, is necessary. The article considers specific features of introduction of "personnel management" module at enterprises of oil and gas industry.
vertically integrated companies; personnel management