A 'peer reviewed' journal indexed on Cabell's Directory, and also distributed by EBSCO and Proquest Database
It is a quarterly journal focusing on Inventory control, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Just-In-Time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM), Business Process Re-engineering, Logistics management, Six Sigma, Benchmarking and flexible manufacturing systems.
The Quality of Healthcare Delivery in Primary Health Centers Under Public-Private Participation
Private player participation in private-public partnership in healthcare delivery system may be improving in one or more areas of healthcare delivery such as infrastructure development and management and operations. Public-private participation enhances the technical efficiency and quality of delivery of healthcare. A quality assessment study is carried out in three Primary Health Centers (PHCs) under private-public partnership in Belagavi taluka of Karnataka state, India. The study shows that demographic data across PHCs is identical. The quality of perception of healthcare delivery is agreeable to the recipients. A significant difference exists among the three PHCs parametrically. The quality of healthcare providers has significant influence on the perception of the quality of service delivered.
The Efficiency of Seaports in India: An Empirical Analysis
In the present study, an attempt has been made to measure the operational efficiency of major, medium and minor ports in India during the period 1993-2016 by employing Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models. The study also tests whether size is a determining factor of port efficiency. Based on the empirical results, the operational efficiency of both the bigger ports like JNPT and Krishnapuram as well as of the smaller ports like Ennore, Beypore, Cuddalore and Gangavaram were observed to be the best among all three categories. Hence, the general notion that size contributes to the operational advantage gets negated as it is observed that efficiency does not depend on size. Further, the ports that were found to be scale inefficient need to improve their utilization of resources through modernization of port facilities. Further, the ports that were observed to be pure technically inefficient indicate that they are technologically lagging behind, and thus technological upgradation needs to be undertaken to make them efficient.
Assessment of Implementation of Six Sigma DMAIC Approach in a Casting Unit: A Case Study
Six Sigma approach is a management approach of achieving major enhancements in a process through systematic elimination of waste. In this case, the casting unit under study was experiencing a rejection rate of 30%. The main aim of the study was to identify various causes of occurrence of blowholes and identify corresponding remedies for these defects by systematic implementation of DMAIC cycle. Preventive and corrective actions were recommended to reduce the blowholes defect and overall improvement was validated through two-proportion test. The results of investigation demonstrated the net significant reduction of blowhole defect from 28,111 to 9,708 Parts Per Million (PPM) which resulted in net savings of 1,256,640 annually.
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