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Increase of value added through the improvement of Operations Management” (on the basis of materials from the clothing industry from the Republic of Moldova)

Author: Cuşnir Margareta
Degree:doctor of economics
Speciality: 08.00.05 - Economy and Management (in branch)
Scientific adviser: Maria Gheorghiţă
doctor, associate professor (docent), Technical University of Moldova
Scientific council:


The thesis was presented on the 10 September, 2010
Approved by NCAA on the 23 December, 2010


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operations management, value added, clothing industry, value chain,Production Department, planning, organization, quality control, cooperation forms, Kaizen, key performance indices


Thesis’ structure: introduction, three chapters, conclusions and recommendations, bibliography from 187 names, 10 appendices, 111 pages of basic text, 25 figures, 15 tables. The obtained results were published in 9 articles.

Key words: operations management, value added, clothing industry, value chain, Production Department, planning, organization, quality control, cooperation forms, Kaizen, key performance indices.

Domain of study. In the thesis the theoretic and scientific approaches of the concept of Operations Management were examined, its objectives, tasks and principles were described, characteristics of value added, as the performance indicator for the evaluation of Operations Management, as well as modern methods and tools of Operations Management were presented. Also, the trends and particularities in the development of Moldovan clothing industry were analyzed, value chain and value added as well as the situation concerning Operations Management in clothing industry evaluated.

Objectives of thesis. The objectives of research concern the analysis of trends and specific features for clothing industry of the Republic of Moldova in the present time and suggestion of measures for the improvement of Operations Management for short and long periods of time that will contribute to the increase of value added in the sector.

Scientifical novation and originality. In the thesis the measures of Operations Management’s improvement for clothing enterprises from the Republic of Moldova were presented for a short period of time and models of value added increase in clothing enterprises were suggested for a long period of time, based on advanced cooperation forms. For a durable duration of branch companies, performing tools and methods of Operations Management were recommended, namely Kaizen and SMED. The methodology for the measurement and monitoring of Operations Management’ performances was proposed in the thesis, the application of which will contribute to the economic efficiency’s increase at clothing companies. Theoretical significance. Theoretical statements can create methodology’s elements for future scientifical investigations. At the same time the research can be offered as bibliographical source for higher educational economic institutions.

Applicative value of the thesis. Practical recommendations, presented in the dissertation, can be used by clothing enterprises and will assure a normal functioning of the branch in the Republic of Moldova and increase of value added.