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Sustainable Growth with the Help of Quality Scheduling Index


  • George Cristian GRUIA

    () (Czech Technical University in Prague,)


    () (Spiru Haret University)


The paper presents a new way for small and middle size companies to sustain their growth using the Quality Scheduling Index. The aim of the paper is to provide the managers from not only the private sector, i.e. manufacturing companies, a tool which can help them improve Just-In-Time delivery of the products to the market, reduce manufacturing costs related with time usage for manufacturing the products on parallel production lines and also increase the quality according to the ISO norms as well as according to each and every customer requirements. In this way the Pull principle is applied and the company will produce and deliver the right products, at the right time and according to the customer's specifications. The Quality Scheduling Index is presented and partial results of its implementation are shown from a managerial as well as juridical point of view. The goal is to extend Total Quality Management in areas little explored, working in Just-In-Time mode, by eliminating the temporal variations from the contractual delivery terms regarding time. Among other things, the new management tool, Quality Scheduling Index, is able to capture the desired degree of temporal variations and the associated costs. Its implementation methodology goes to business practice, eliminating the company's risk of failure from the enterprise supply chain.

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  • George Cristian GRUIA & GRUIA, 2014. "Sustainable Growth with the Help of Quality Scheduling Index," International Conference on Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Spiru Haret University, vol. 1(1), pages 160-167, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:icb:wpaper:v:1:y:2014:i:1:160-167

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    1. George Cristian Gruia & Michal Kavan, 2014. "An innovative way of improving just in time delivery by using the Quality Scheduling Index," Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, Pro Global Science Association, vol. 7(1), pages 73-83, June.
    2. George Gruia & George Cristian Gruia, 2013. "Scenarios regarding the role of the Competition Council and its influence to the economic environment," Juridical Tribune (Tribuna Juridica), Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Law Department, vol. 3(2), pages 259-267, December.
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    Quality Scheduling Index; sustainable; growth; management; improve.;

    JEL classification:

    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
    • O21 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Planning Models; Planning Policy
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management
    • L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality
    • K20 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - General


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