Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday 03 11 2015 6E


Thursday, October 29, 2015

My management principle

In the management I actively used the most advanced enterprise management system:

 

• The principle of compatibility and target concentration.

• The principle of continuity and reliability.

• The principle of balanced, proportionate and dynamism.

• The democratic principle of distribution management functions.

• The principle of the scientific validity of the management.

• The principle of management efficiency, minimizing the costs, cloud technologies.

• The principle of compatibility of personal, collective and state interests.

• The principle of control and compliance decisions.

Analytics and decision-making

Analytics and decision-making


The exploration of various data is usually digital. Analysis of these data leads to the conclusions that can later be used for business development, planning, economics and other social and political spheres. Analytics is in demand in the commercial structure: large and small production companies engaged in wholesale and retail trade. All government agencies use research conducted by analysts. Science, industry, natural resources - they all depend on the conclusions which are led by analysis.

  • Analysis of the organization.
  • Analysis of information for forecasting economic conditions for future use in making investment decisions for the calculation of future income and expenses.
  • Analysis of the project feasibility.
  • Collection of economic, legal and industrial information
  • Collection of data for financial reports.
  • Calculation of financial criterion.
  • Assessment of the level of financial risk.
  • Giving recommendations about the time of investment and purchase and sale transactions.
  • Preparation of financial reports.
  • Statistics (quantum), evaluation methods

Thursday 29 10 2015 6E


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Project management in Logistics

Logistics and PM

Logistics system - set of consumers and service providers and vehicles, roads, buildings and other property used for their delivery management system, 
Objects and subjects of transportation and logistics infrastructure, together with material, financial and information flows between them, which serve as the transportation, storage and distribution of goods. 
To let the logistics system function better, infrastructure of the system must function well. The process of goods transportation, warehousing and storage require specific hardware. 
These funds represent logistics infrastructure, and their relationship establish logistics system. Infrastructure should provide a clear and uninterrupted performance of all logistics functions. 

The structure of transport logistics infrastructure includes: 
transport links of all transport modes, including pipeline and transportation hubs, namely sea, river and air ports, container terminals, railway marshalling yards and transshipment terminals of combined transport; 
building and construction, which allows for warehousing and storage, together with their technical equipment, allows manipulation with goods and implement the basic functions, such as a complete set and packaging, as well as flooring, handling fronts ramp; 
nodal elements of logistics infrastructure, such as distribution centers, logistics services, transport and storage facilities; 
the device and means for processing and transmitting information together with appropriate software.



Functions of PM Director:
  • Logistics Management (logistics forecasts and plans, coordination of work on the design and implementation of logistics systems); 
  • calculation of logistics costs, budgeting, the organization of the works on creation and implementation of logistics information systems. 
  • Management of logistics and procurement (development of procurement plans, coordination of sourcing, analysis of the conditions of supply and security of supply, preparation and placement of orders with suppliers; contracts with suppliers, participation in determining the types and timing of payments under the contracts, the interaction with suppliers, reporting, and analysis of results of orders and deliveries). 
  • Inventory management (analysis of production plans ; plan reserves necessary for the continuous production; operating storage facilities ( rent, payments for energy , etc.) , maintenance (storage , inventory , internal displacement ) , insurance , costs and charges for inventory, design and application of inventory management system, inventory control circuit simulation , development of methods of accounting , assessment and modeling of stocks , monitoring the status of stocks. 
  • Warehouse activities ( types , location and size of warehouses needed to store material and technical resources and finished products , the definition of types of warehouse equipment and its optimal number of calculations , the cost of warehousing activities ; warehouse process (delivery of material and technical resources and products to warehouses , providing the necessary conditions for their regimes and warehousing ); optimize processes and products move resources within the company and develop guidelines for the organization of inventory control. 
  • Control and management of the transportation of goods from other regions , the definition of cargo carrier, based on the most effective schemes of transport organizations and the most appropriate means of transport ( in accordance with the standards of the transport conditions of certain types of goods), transport costs, technical and operational, economic and cost transportation indicators, identification methods and schemes optimization of transport and technological schemes of the delivery of goods; forwarding and other services related to the transportation of goods , transport plans, organization of transportation process (transfer of cargo carriers, control over the delivery of goods to the consignee, handling coordination ) analysis of the quality and timeliness of transportation of cargo delivery.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Marketing PM

Marketing PM

Basic goals: 
• Research, analysis and evaluation of the needs of existing and potential consumers. 
• Providing the development of new products and services of the company. 
• Analysis, evaluation and prediction of the market state and development, including research of the activities of competitors. 
• Formation of assortment. Development of pricing. 
• Participation in the formulation of strategy and tactics 
• Sales of products and services of the company. 
• Marketing Communications. 
• Service. 

There are 4 blocks of complex functions: 
• analytic function 
• production function 
• Sales function 
• Control and monitoring functions

PD functions in marketing: 

General: 
  • Company’s management in accordance with existing legislation. 
  • Organization of work and effective interaction of the production units, departments and other structural divisions. 
  • Control of the tasks fulfillment and responsibilities execution over suppliers, banks and customers in accordance with the specific qualitative and quantitative indexes 
  • Organization of production and economic activities of the company consists in applying the methods of evidence-based planning of material, financial and labour costs, including the maximum mobilization of production reserves. 
  • The adoption of measures to provide organizations with qualified personnel. 
  • Contribution to the better knowledge and experience application of the personnel is achieved by providing it with better labour conditions, following the requirements of legislation on labour protection 
  • The solution to all issues within the limits of rights and performance of individual production order-management functions to other officers - my deputies, heads of production units and functional and production divisions of the organization. 
  • Providing: 
- Legality, timeliness and accuracy of documents, 
- Correct calculation and transfer of taxes and fees to the federal, regional and local budgets, insurance premiums to the state budget social funds, payments to banking institutions and funding for capital investments. 
- Repayment of debts on loans. 
  • Supervision under: 
- establishing salaries for employees. 
- making an inventory of fixed assets, inventory items and cash. 
- Bank engagement on the placement of free funds on bank deposits (certificates) and the acquisition of highly liquid government securities; oversee the accounting operations with deposit and loan agreements, securities. 

Marketing: 
  • Guiding the development of strategic and detailed marketing plans in all areas of marketing activities. 
  • Development of section "Marketing" while preparing the business - plan 
  • Preparing budgets for works with the agreement of the company’s head. 
  • Economical distribution and control over the use of funds. 
  • Identification of the need for marketing research. 
  • Adoption of the goals, objectives and research programs. 
  • Management over the advertising campaigns, which the company carries out. . 
  • The development of the planning standards, marketing reports and advertising campaigns. Supervision under the work of sales department and marketing office. 
  • Immediate connection with the sales department; 
  • Adoption of the choice of research, creative, advertising and other third companies to perform the necessary work; 
  • Analysis of the results obtained in the study, development of additional proposals for necessary marketing activities; 
  • Supervision under the sales department and marketing office’s obeying the rules of internal regulations. 
  • Description of the internal business processes and monitoring of business processes in the marketing and advertising departments (decision-making, materials signing, processes and timing of works, approvals). 
  • Planning and implementation of marketing campaigns of the company. 
  • Development and implementation of marketing campaigns and campaigns aimed at both consumers and dealers, to promote brands, increase the turnover. 
  • Internet-marketing (web-sites, web-PR, information boards, search portals). 
  • Providing training and competition among third-party organizations for implementation of marketing programs; 
  • Preparation and signing the contracts with the third-party organizations. 
  • Development of the attributes of brands, branding standards 
  • Reduction of materials into a brand-book 
  • Supervision under the branding standards maintenance at the stage of marketing campaign realization 
  • Marketing analysis control 
  • Study the promising markets to expand the product range, enter adjacent markets 
  • Reporting on the effectiveness of the implemented marketing programs. 
  • Search and analysis of the prospects of commodities markets, the company's activities.

Wednesday 21 10 2015 6E


Monday, October 19, 2015

Few words about Design

Contract "All inclusive" a single system of responsibilities for the overall project. It gives an opportunity to minimize construction time and cost, and, most importantly, fosters compliance with these conditions. The organization of works for this type of contract makes the process of designing more continuous.

The result is a feedback system, i.e. identification of deficiencies in the project, their rapid elimination and constant updating of the project during its implementation. The possibility of combining design and construction, the preconditions of which are laid in the system of the production process, can significantly reduce the duration of the investment cycle.

A team of professional managers act as a project management unit, which coordinates the investment process. The constructions with a predominance of modern technologies are more likely to be run by engineering company or management team as they, along with the management process can adequately address issues related to the attraction of new industrial technologies.

Main functions of Project director in Design
  • Creation of new and modernization of old structures and products of the current production, providing a very high technical level, its’ compliance with modern scientific achievements and technical esthetics. 
  • Adoption of measures to accelerate the design development, including advanced materials and introduction of scientific and technological achievements. 
  • Organization of project development of new experimental and industrial installations, optional equipment and accessories in connection with the reconstruction of objects and mechanization of labor-intensive processes. 
  • Carrying out works to improve harmonization, standardization and certification of structures of developed products. 
  • Providing compliance with new designs and upgraded performance specifications, standards, requirements and the rational organization of labor protection, safety standards. 
  • Preparation of feasibility studies of the effectiveness of new engineering developments and their advantages over previous manufactures. 
  • Organization of the development of the perspective and current plans for the introduction of new technology, design pre-production, research activities and their implementation monitoring. 
  • Providing implementation of computer-aided design, preparation, coordination and approval of drawings and other technical documents developed by design units. 
  • Implementation of the technical specifications for design, sketch, technical and operational projects. 

  • Shortening the time of development of new technology, cost and design preparation cycle of production through the introduction of advanced design techniques, computer and telecommunications technology, advanced methods of reproduction of technical documentation in projects of standardized units. 
  • Organization and production of prototypes, their experimental verification, testing of the initial batch and production of the first production batches. 
  • Participation in the testing, commissioning and start-up of new product designs. 
  • Supervision under the manufacturing of products and their exploitation. 
  • Introduction of innovations and inventions. 
  • Taking part in the preparation of technical specifications for the development of urban and architectural solutions. 
  • Providing compliance with developed urban and architectural solutions to current regulations, environmental requirements and environmental standards. 
  • Supervision under construction of designed objects. 
  • Participation in the analysis and synthesis of experience in the development and implementation of architectural and urban planning decisions in the construction. 
  • Development of sketches, drawings, concepts, options of rational economic design solutions, calculations and explanatory notes. 
  • Preparation of the required design specifications and baseline data for the design of adjacent units. 
  • Systematic supervision under the work process, its’ coordination in accordance with the approved schedule, distribution or redistribution of the workload between units. 
  • Verification of engineering solutions in the design of output estimates 
  • Use of advanced and modern methods and forms of organization and technologies in design, means and methods of design work. 
  • Participation in the consideration of the completed project, the verification of the necessary changes, made in it.

Monday 19 10 2015 6E


Week forecast 6E 18 10 2015


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Engineering is different.


Engineering is different.

TRIZ-engineering- engineering, which is based on the methodological theory of inventive problem solving and value analysis. 

Technological engineering- means to provide the customer with the technologies needed for the construction of an industrial facility and its operation (contracts for the transfer of manufacturing experience and knowledge), to develop projects for energy, water and transport supplies. 

Construction engineering- is mainly the supply of equipment, technology and / or assembly of systems, including, engineering works. 
These three types of international contracts are now most common in international practice. Though full engineering contracts are also well-spread nowadays. 
They include a set of services: 

• The project feasibility studies
• Research and analysis of capability of technical realization of the project. 
• Technical and economical optimization, the preliminary plan’s working out 
• The invention and preparation of the equipment. 
• The development of the working draft 
• Development of engineering and construction projects 
• Performing of coordination of deliveries, engineering, construction and installation works. 
• Start-up of the enterprise or any other infrastructure facility. 
• Supervising and consulting during the object operation. 

​Thus, project feasibility analysis and capability of its’ realization take place usually at the very start. At this stage all the social-economic, technical, financial and ecological factors are investigated: 

- State of internal and external goods market; 
- Tendency in their production and consumption; 
- Firms and their competitors;- Distribution ways; 
- Governmental economic and trade policy, if it affects the conditions of the project; 
- Labour supply- Raw materials and electricity supply, etc. 

Development of the project and preparation of the terms for bidding for the equipment. Terms of bidding usually contain general requirements for establishing the order of its’ execution, administrative, legal and financial provisions, governing the relationship between a supplier and customer, technical specifications, drawings and schedules. Sometimes the preparation of the conditions of tendering for construction works take place at the same time. 
Evaluation of the proposals, concerning equipment supply. Comparing the received bid proposals with relevant requirements of the equipment reliability and performance, delivery schedules, prices and financial conditions, the consultant selects and recommends a specific client company (or several companies) for the purchase of equipment. 
Preparation of the conditions for bidding for construction and engineering works. After the final selection of the set of equipment, consultant develops plans of industrial buildings, warehouses, silos, water towers, roads and other civil engineering structures. Terms of bidding for engineering works include general requirements, technical specifications, drawings, etc. 
Assessment of proposals for engineering and construction works. Evaluation of the received is provided in the form of a summary report. Projects for companies constructions with a continuous production process are characterized by the union of the contractor and equipment supplier. For such projects bidding proposals for the supply of equipment simultaneously serve bids for engineering and construction work. 
Equipment production supervision. Such kind of services is provided when large, unique and special equipment should be supplied. It is done in order to ensure that it is produced in accordance with technical specifications. In these cases, the consultant usually oversees the operational tests of individual machines or several blocks OEM conducted by the manufacturer. 

Other engineering services. Consultant is involved in the later stages of the industrial project, in particular: 

· coordination of civil works, equipment and materials supply, installation of equipment;equipment installation monitoring; project start-up observation; 
· assistance in the preparation of engineering and technical personnel for the constructed object (foremen, engineers, operators and others); 
provision of services after the start-up of the industrial enterprise

From my expirience:


Technical engineering 



  • Implementation of individual sections of individual model projects and supervision of the equipment erection and commissioning. 
  • The development of the most demanding or complex sketches, drawings, concepts, rational economic choices of design solutions, production of the necessary calculations and drafting the explanatory note in any language. 
  • Study of the proposed design of the future object or its part, its functional purpose, demanded requirements and specifications. 
  • Preparation of the required design specifications and baseline data for the design of adjacent units. 
  • Systematic supervision under the work process, its’ coordination in accordance with the approved schedule, distribution or redistribution of the workload between units. 
  • Verification of engineering solutions in the design of output estimates. 
  • Accounting and analysis of incoming complaints, organization or implementation of improvements, verification of technical solutions. 
  • Participation in the consideration of the completed project, the verification of the necessary changes, made in it. 
  • Use of advanced and modern methods and forms of organization and technologies in design, means and methods of design work. 

Business - engineering 
  • Studies of the main factors, which affect the dynamics of the consumer demand. 
  • General company strategy is based is worked out on the basis of the marketing results. 
  • Budget development. 
  • Identification of the groups of potential consumers for the development of activities that promote the expansion of goods on the market. 
  • Market prospects assessment, company’s prospects assessment, and market entry strategies development. 
  • Defining the desired range of goods. 
  • The development of the proposals to customize the products. 
  • The identification of the goods stocks – their types, policy, way of use; the development of the concept of a dealer or distributor network creation. 
  • The organization of collecting information from consumers about their goods satisfaction, claims and complaints; identifying the ways to eliminate deficiencies in the consumers’ claims. 
  • Keeping in touch with the market by means of advertising, information service to inform consumers and promote products, business strategy promotions. 
  • Offers of corporate identity and branding of company’s promotional items. 
  • The promotional activities analysis; supervision under the competitors’ campaigns.

So as you can see. Engineering can be really  very different.

Friday, October 16, 2015

M - Management

Project directors (me too)  akways looking for the companies, which are interested in their financial indexes increase and development. 

Despite considerable investments and advanced technologies, many enterprises endure difficulties due to poorly trained or motivated leaders. 
Nevertheless, talented managers are the basis of the company’s success. The transfer of management skills at the international level is performed by signing international management contracts. In accordance with these agreements, operational control of the company or the individual phases of its activity, which is usually carried out by appointed governors or elected business owners, is provided by the performer who does it for a fee. 

There are 2 types of management contracts: 
1) New commercial projects’ management contract 
2) Contracts, where after signing, Project Director start managing in order to increase the efficiency of the enterprise. 

Thus, in the situation of quickly developing market, it is of paramount importance to use the service of performers through outsourcing. 

Another words, the company-customer orders the changes in itself by means of outsourcing. 
The most important moment in the process of contract preparation is the definition of the subject of the contract (answering the question “What do I want from the performer?”). This will help to determine the necessary level of changes.


From my expirience functions if Project director can be variate and be very different: 


General: 

  • Company’s management in accordance with existing legislation. 
  • Organization of work and effective interaction of the production units, departments and other structural divisions. · Control of the tasks fulfillment and responsibilities execution over suppliers, banks and customers in accordance with the specific qualitative and quantitative indexes 
  • Organization of production and economic activities of the company consists in applying the methods of evidence-based planning of material, financial and labour costs, including the maximum mobilization of production reserves. 
  • The adoption of measures to provide organizations with qualified personnel. 
  • Contribution to the better knowledge and experience application of the personnel is achieved by providing it with better labour conditions, following the requirements of legislation on labour protection 
  • The solution to all issues within the limits of rights and performance of individual production order-management functions to other officers - my deputies, heads of production units and functional and production divisions of the organization. 
  • Providing: 
-Legality, timeliness and accuracy of documents, 
- Correct calculation and transfer of taxes and fees to the federal, regional and local budgets, insurance premiums to the state budget social funds, payments to banking institutions and funding for capital investments. 
- Repayment of debts on loans. 
  • Supervision under: 
- establishing salaries for employees. 
- making an inventory of fixed assets, inventory items and cash. 
- Bank engagement on the placement of free funds on bank deposits (certificates) and the acquisition of highly liquid government securities; oversee the accounting operations with deposit and loan agreements, securities. 

Marketing: 

  • Guiding the development of strategic and detailed marketing plans in all areas of marketing activities. 
  • Development of section "Marketing" while preparing the business - plan 
  • Preparing budgets for works with the agreement of the company’s head. 
  • Economical distribution and control over the use of funds. Identification of the need for marketing research. 
  • Adoption of the goals, objectives and research programs. 
  • Management over the advertising campaigns, which the company carries out. 
  • The development of the planning standards, marketing reports and advertising campaigns. Supervision under the work of sales department and marketing office. · Immediate connection with the sales department; 
  • Adoption of the choice of research, creative, advertising and other third companies to perform the necessary work; 
  • Analysis of the results obtained in the study, development of additional proposals for necessary marketing activities; 
  • Supervision under the sales department and marketing office’s obeying the rules of internal regulations. 
  • Description of the internal business processes and monitoring of business processes in the marketing and advertising departments (decision-making, materials signing, processes and timing of works, approvals). 
  • Planning and implementation of marketing campaigns of the company. 
  • Development and implementation of marketing campaigns and campaigns aimed at both consumers and dealers, to promote brands, increase the turnover. 
  • Internet-marketing (web-sites, web-PR, information boards, search portals). 
  • Providing training and competition among third-party organizations for implementation of marketing programs; 
  • Preparation and signing the contracts with the third-party organizations. 
  • Development of the attributes of brands, branding standards 
  • Reduction of materials into a brand-book · Supervision under the branding standards maintenance at the stage of marketing campaign realization 
  • Marketing analysis control 
  • Study the promising markets to expand the product range, enter adjacent markets 
  • Reporting on the effectiveness of the implemented marketing programs. 
  • Search and analysis of the prospects of commodities markets, the company's activities. 

Engineering:

  • Full control over the production activities of the enterprise and leadership of the subordinate structures in the enterprise. 
  • Creation the conditions for qualified, timely and continuous performance of all necessary actions in the production. 
  • Active participation in the development of the plans of the enterprise, including business-plans, projects, streamline production at the plant and strategies of the enterprise. 
  • Providing the technical pre-production work, constant increase in production, efficiency increase by means of improving the quality and reducing production costs. Providing the equipment production, tracking quality of the working equipment and tools longevity. 
  • Doing internal research with partners and third parties to identify the shortcomings of production, introducing new techniques to improve production quality and speed, and to improve the production plans of the enterprise. 
  • Control over the developments in the field of reconstruction and / or equipment upgrading, production methods and the work of individual employees, as well as implementation of complex software systems for production capacity rationalization. · Implementation of the new technology, as well as the latest technology to meet the requirements of the company and company’s budget. 
  • Control over the labor standards, occupational health and sanitation, fire safety and safety at work, labor discipline execution in the enterprise. 
  • Management decisions and personal decisions support in order to launch production and modernize labor resources. 
  • Tracking the market, supply and development of new products range, product quality control, searching for ways to improve and expand the range of products, as well as new ways to create marketable products. 
  • Introduction of mechanization and automation of production lines and process design, production and operation, testing and verification of the results of the new working equipment. 
  • Development of legal acts, associated with the complexity of regulations and projected costs, rules of the usage of consumables. 
  • Timely development of drawings, technical documentation, process maps, passports, licensing and certification, and other documents of the organization. 
  • Coordination of patent inventive activities of the enterprise, product certification, standardization and harmonization, as well as providing metrological research. 
  • Providing the mechanical and energy production facilities, rationalization of posting working spaces as well as their configuration. 
  • Active learning of the productive activities to identify potential production capacity, reserve capacity, and to eliminate the costs of production. 
  • Participation in the development and self-developed industrial and technological documentation. 
  • Development and / or provision of management reports about the results of tasks execution, reporting and transferring them to the bodies of state supervision and control. 
  • Protection of all internal company’s documents. 
  • The distribution of tasks between the individual producti