Sustainable production management model for small and medium enterprises in some South-Central EU countries
ID Jelačić, Denis (Author), ID Pirc Barčić, Andreja (Author), ID Oblak, Leon (Author), ID Motik, Darko (Author), ID Grošelj, Petra (Author), ID Jošt, Matej (Author)

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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are main generators of employment and economic development in European Union. In Croatia and Slovenia, SMEs in wood processing (C16) and furniture manufacturing (C31) also play an important role in social cohesion and development of rural areas. The aim of this research was to investigate the current situation in SMEs in wood processing and furniture manufacturing regarding driving parameters of business and production management system in the time of a disturbed market situation caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Two different questionnaires in an e-mail survey were used to collect data for this research from companies and from experts in the field of management, production and marketing. Various statistical tests were used using seven driving parameters on data collected from 212 SMEs. Also, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used on the data collected from 20 experts. Results showed that companies in the time of pandemic crisis and during the time of major disturbances in supply chain pay the most attention to their production program and quality of their products, and then to marketing activities and situation on the market. According to the results presented in this research, the management model can help SMEs managers, micro and small enterprises in particular, to improve their decision-making process, make the necessary innovations easier and faster, and maintain the sustainable business and production management system of their companies.

Keywords:production management model, enterprises, wood processing, furniture manufacturing, management parameters, analytic hierarchy process, small and medium enterprises
Work type:Article
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:BF - Biotechnical Faculty
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Number of pages:15 str.
Numbering:Vol. 13, iss. 11, art. 6220
PID:20.500.12556/RUL-127444 This link opens in a new window
ISSN on article:2071-1050
DOI:10.3390/su13116220 This link opens in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:65806595 This link opens in a new window
Publication date in RUL:07.06.2021
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Shortened title:Sustainability
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Licensing start date:01.06.2021

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Keywords:model vodenja podjetij, lesarska podjetja, parametri vodenja, analitični hierarhični proces


Funder:Other - Other funder or multiple funders
Funding programme:University of Zagreb, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Fund for scientific and professional work

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:P4-0015
Name:Les in lignocelulozni kompoziti

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:P4-0059
Name:Gozd, gozdarstvo in obnovljivi gozdni viri

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