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Barranquilla, Colombia

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Amelec V.,University Autonoma of Caribe | Carmen V.,University of Sucre
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2015

The research aims to validate a productivity assessment model for microfinance institutions, composed of systems management indicators of social and financial performance. The epistemological approach is holistic, the type of research is correlational-confirmatory and ex post facto design. Following the theoretical framework and conduct in-depth interviews states that productivity is composed of efficiency, effectiveness and relevance; and proposes an initial design for the model. This is validated by multivariate analysis techniques including factor analysis highlights. Efficiency of financial performance indicators, the effectiveness of social performance indicators, the relevance of the percentage of clients served in rural areas and: a model consisting of five (5) systems indicators twelve (12) variables is obtained as a result the relationship between the number of active clients and staff member, the effectiveness of financial ratios and investment climate through transparency and institutional environment. The model allows managers to adjust the critical variables of microfinance institutions to propose control strategies that enable it to achieve a balance between financial and social performance. © 2015 American Scientific Publishers. All rights reserved.


Amelec V.,University Autonoma of Caribe | Carmen V.,University of Sucre
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2015

The research aims to design a productivity assessment model for microfinance institutions, composed of systems management indicators of social and financial performance. The epistemological approach is holistic, the type of research is correlational-confirmatory and ex post facto design. Following the theoretical framework and conduct in-depth interviews, states that productivity is composed of efficiency, effectiveness and relevance; and proposes an initial design for the model. It is intended that the model allows managers to adjust the critical variables of microfinance institutions to propose control strategies that enable it to achieve a balance between financial and social performance. © 2015 American Scientific Publishers. All rights reserved.


Amelec V.,University Autonoma of Caribe
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2015

In the present study strategies of solution to the problematic of exhaustion shelf product for a pharmacy chain located in Venezuela are proposed. First documentation and processes involved in the supply chain under study is analyzed. Thus, the ordering and inventory management as critical processes are identified Store. Then the strategies to reduce levels of depleted and improve sales develop. Such strategies are structured in a project consisting of three (3) pillars: ordering, inventory management and marketing. Then the draft is applied for three (3) months to a pilot group consisting of twelve (12) the pharmaceutical chain stores. This showed that during the months influenced by the strategies depleted levels of the pilot stores consistently remained below the levels of non-pilot stores, unlike what happened in previous months. Besides the pilot group improved sales volume during the months of the project by 31% over the previous year. © 2015 American Scientific Publishers. All rights reserved.


As part of a strategy to increase its global competitiveness, automotive manufacturing company has developed a comprehensive tool applicable to all processes it. This is called Excellence System, which is a management model that is based on the principles of Lean Manufacturing, and culture of continuous improvement. The research aims to develop a methodology to implement Lean Manufacturing techniques developed in the system of excellence in Supply Chain Company. For this collection began with bibliographic information related to the topic of study and gathering information on the different functional areas of logistics processes, analyzing how Excellence System is applied to each of these. At the conclusion of the research process entered the stage of analysis, in which the information collected was adapted to develop a proposal for a manual final product of the project and essential tool guide, reference and consultation for all players Industrial Management, who will use it to incorporate Lean Manufacturing techniques in the supply chain. The implementation of this manual within the organization allowed to increase the adaptability and flexibility of the supply chain by 55% and 45% respectively. © 2015 American Scientific Publishers. All rights reserved.


Amelec V.,University Autonoma of Caribe
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2015

This article describes the development stages for the incorporation of lean manufacturing techniques in the supply chain of a company of the automotive sector is presented. The methodology is based on continuous improvement cycle of Deming. After implementation of the manual setting was achieved lean techniques adapt the delivery time of products according to customer type, work according to the Takt Time, achieve continuous flow in 90% of transactions and increase the reliability of the supply chain 95%. © 2015 American Scientific Publishers. All rights reserved.


Amelec V.,University Autonoma of Caribe | Carmen V.,University of Sucre
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2015

With regard to microfinance institutions, managing both social objectives and financial lets you balance both aspects when making decisions and ensures the scope of the social mission sustainably, i.e., twice the expected balance of microcredit. From the above, the importance of determining the relationship between the variables that shape the social and financial performance of these organizations is clear. This is studied in this paper by means of a statistical analysis that includes correlations and data clusters on social and financial indicators on a sample of 208 microfinance institutions worldwide taken from public databases. The investigation concluded that a high effectiveness and efficiency for microfinance institutions supposed to be able to achieve their social and financial goals through the implementation of policies and compliance, outreach to the poor, financial products and services tailored to the needs of customers, profitability and self-sufficiency. However, it is recommended that this social performance assessment accompanied by a social impact study to verify the credit makes improvements to the quality of life of the customer. © 2015 American Scientific Publishers. All rights reserved.


Amelec V.,University Autonoma of Caribe
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2015

The company under study is dedicated to consulting and development of technological solutions using CRM software (Customer Relations Managing). Because of its low productivity, failure to demand and low efficiency in the use of technology for the generation of knowledge, it decides to carry out a project called “efficiency 3.0,” which aims to develop proposals for improvement in the supply chain between commercial and consultancy area and propose a system of performance indicators for measuring results. Through the analysis of the current situation, improvement proposals were developed in three (3) key factors: people, processes and technology. A new working model based on Centers of Expertise to industrialize the process of implementing projects in the area of Consulting was designed. Turn a table Skills was established to measure the skills of resources and a system of performance indicators developed. Finally, he based Skills a linear programming model for optimal allocation of resources was created. Following the implementation of these improvements the company increase productivity by 75% within one year. © 2015 American Scientific Publishers. All rights reserved.


Amelec V.,University Autonoma of Caribe | Alexander P.,University Autonoma of Caribe
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2015

The article presents suggestions for improvements to the automatic process of distributing a finished product company food production, specifically in the category Pets and under utilization of SAP information system and Deployment tool. These proposals include: increased levels of target stock of branches loaded in the system configuration update master data system, changes in product distribution strategy and proposal incorporating the indicator system” causes removing the automatic ordering. “Following the implementation of the improvements the automatic distribution of pet products category increased attention from the total needs of the branches and the number of automatically generated daily dispatches; and the quality of the proposals offered by the system distribution and utilization of orders generated automatically in the daily schedule. © 2015 American Scientific Publishers. All rights reserved.


Amelec V.,University Autonoma of Caribe
Advanced Science Letters | Year: 2015

In the market for sales of household items, the company under study is among the leading positions in France. With strong growth in recent years, it is the need to have better control of their products, to ensure that these are always available in stores. In this sense, your purchasing department decides to undertake a project is to improve the use of their information systems. Among the improvements was designed and implemented a new validation process container, a dialog Excel, two (2) dynamic paintings and graphic, which let you track all products from Asia. The proposed improvements lead to better control of the products as well as provide information about those lagging and containers arriving weekly. Thanks to these employees have easy access to key information can make better decisions and take corrective actions in time making the department increases its service rate by 40%. © 2015 American Scientific Publishers. All rights reserved.

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