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    FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EDI SYSTEMS FOR INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN BULGARIAN BLACK SEA PORTS AND ECONOMIC OPERATORS

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 3, pg(s) 144-147

    The present article analyses the feasibility for design and implementation of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) systems for documentary exchange between Bulgarian Black sea ports and economic operators. The concept of the Port Community System (PCS) is analysed as a necessary information exchange framework for implementation of EDI systems. The main economic operators are identified and their interactions within the port community system are formalised. A methodology for implementation of EDI system has been developed along with the main information flows. The benefits of EDI implementation are outlined as means for increasing ports competitiveness.

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    GEOMARKETING IS AN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 3, pg(s) 141-143

    Carried out the synthesis of concepts and theoretical approaches to the concept of geomarketing and given its definition the Developed model of geomarketing as a management system. Objectives and system components of geomarketing. The analytical problems geomarketing. Classified tasks for geomarketing applications. Methods a systematic and methodical tools of geomarketing. The proposed stages of geomarketing research. Separated geographic information system (GIS) for commercial and those that are freely available. Examples of modern geographic information systems, including functions of spatial analysis. Given additional opportunities  GIS RagioGraph 2013 company GfK. Formulated results of application of geomarketing. Clarified the role of geo-marketing agencies. The advantages and disadvantages of geomarketing at the macro level and the micro level of the economy. The main obstacle of the application of geomarketing research enterprises.

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    ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN UKRAINE

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 2, pg(s) 97-100

    Information society is considered as a new stage in the human development, which is characterized by the dominance of information, information products, information technology and communications. The existence of interconnection of processes of globalization and informatization of social life are proved. The trends of information technology development and the main segments of the potential market of information technologies are determined. It is proposed to consider the use of information technologies as a complex of interrelated scientific, technological and engineering disciplines, that study the methods of efficient organization of labor engaged in the processing and preservation of information; computer techniques and methods for organization of their interaction with people and production equipment, and related social, economic and cultural issues. Virtualization has become the main trend that changes the IT infrastructure. The basic idea is to concentrate all resources of different physical systems in one large pool. As a result, there are various problems of information security, that should be taken into account. A number of business requirements that will increase demand and minimize costs to maintain the required level of service are proposed. The groups of factors that lead to an increase in economic benefits through the using of CALS-technologies are examined. The market of information infrastructure, dynamics of Ukraine’s ranking on the level of development of information and communication technologies in the world are analyzed. It is determined that today in the informationtelecommunication aspect Ukraine has no competitive advantages in international markets in comparison with developed countries. It is concluded about the main tendencies of the development of information and computer technologies and information and consulting services. The necessity of creating favorable conditions for the development of information and communication technologies in Ukraine is substantiated. This requires new approaches to the development of financial institutions that provide the accumulation and redistribution of financial resources for the implementation of effective structural changes. It is proposed to consider the fundamental economic strategy for the development of information and communication technologies in Ukraine not as a matter of public policy. Information and communication technologies should be transform into the subject of direct consumers’, producers’ and investors’ interests. The state should create certain principles and conditions, diversify organizational forms and attract non-traditional sources for innovation in the field of information and communication technologies. The advantages that Ukraine can get through accelerated innovative development of information and computer technologies are determined.

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    OPPORTUNITIES OF IMPLEMENTATION OF “INDUSTRY 4.0” FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IN UKRAINE

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 2, pg(s) 94-96

    Due to intentions of Ukrainian economy to join European Union there are many threats and opportunities on the way. Ukraine has a number of industries producing goods, products and services needed in Europe. The growth of economic ties with EU makes Ukrainian manufactures stronger and has become a question of key importance during last decade. Meantime, Ukraine remains within rather tense conditions of technological lag but with some promising abilities in agriculture and food industries supplemented with a great potential in area of information technologies. This distinctive combination of abilities make it feasible for Ukraine both to become a strong partner for EU and to do a great leap of industrial progress within “Industry 4.0” concept. Nevertheless, one of crucial problems for Ukraine is to build an innovative infrastructure to meet requirements of intellectual transport system conforming to EU “Industry 4.0”. This research paper is focused on discussion of these new features of transport industry and opportunities for Ukraine to make its transport industry a leading advantage for the whole economy. Those drastic changes in Ukrainian transport would procure an excellence for other industries implementing “Industry 4.0”, the same as to become a test ground and an exclusive source of experience for EU on “Industry 4.0” implementation.

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    MODELLING CONCEPTS FOR EFFICIENT PORT LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 1, pg(s) 47-49

    Port logistics is a vital element of international shipping and logistics management. The type and scope of port management influences the overall functioning of the international supply chains. Modern approaches for supply chain management, efficient business processes control and information exchange, based on advanced technology, are to be considered synchronously. The present article analyses the organization of port management processes, its components and the information flows with business stakeholders. The proposed conceptual model aims at improvement of port management performance in terms of logistics management, integration and mainstreaming of business processes.

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    THE INFORMATION SYSTEM OF RELATIONSHIP MARKETING IN THE INDUSTRIAL MARKET

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 1, pg(s) 43-46

    The article discusses the importance of information support of marketing activity for industrial enterprises implementing the concept of relationship marketing. The authors analyzed the model of the marketing mix «4C» and «4R» as the most efficient for the relationships with customers. The structure of data flows in the implementation of the «4C» and «4R» models of the marketing mix is presented. It is developed a set of action for the tools included in the model «4R» for the Russian company – the manufacturer profile of polyvinyl chloride construction items. It is concluded that effective information system of management for relationship marketing in the industrial market will maintain a long-term relationship with partners by the creating and supporting a close relevance between the enterpriseand customers.

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    COLLABORATION AND EVOLUTION SCENARIOS FORDIGITAL PRODUCTS, NETWOKS, ENTERPRISES AND DIGITIZATION OF THE EUROPEAN INDUSTRY

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 2 (2017), Issue 6, pg(s) 283-289

    From the mid 70-es, when the microelectronic devices could be integrated into industrial product and production equipment, the cooperation among European countries entered into a new era. The author’s personal carrier has touched several areas of automation and networking technology aspects throughout this progress domain. Cooperation and international networking for industrial research and development has evolved along the development of ICT technologies that finally led to the advent of cyber-physical systems, IIoT and many related technologies as BigData, Cloud-computing, Analytics integrated with Artificial Intelligence, DeepLearning, remote and teleoperations, AR&VRetc. This paper gives selected samples form the vast initiatives presently accessible for those, who take up actions along the Industry4.0 global arena, as EU FPs, EUREKA, ManuFuture ETP,etc.

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    THE ROLE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS GROWTH

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 2 (2017), Issue 6, pg(s) 290-293

    Today’s business environment is highly dynamic, unstable, and characterised by many unpredictable challenges. This paper provides a review of the role of project management for improvement of performance, as well as for establishment and implementation of strategies for sustainable growth. Project management is considered as an effective approach for efficient planning, risk management, provision of informed decision-making about the company resources, monitoring, and measurement of performance results. On the basis of these advantages, the paper will also present practical recommendations for integration of project management at the levels of business strategy, structure, and processes.

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    WHAT DOES INDUSTRY 4.0 MEAN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 2 (2017), Issue 6, pg(s) 294-297

    Sustainable development is an integral part of economic development in all countries, even when attention is driven away from it. The balance between the need of humanity to produce and the desire to not destroy the planet in the process is constantly questioned and shaken. With the disruptive new models that Industry 4.0 has shown to the world, and with the constantly expanding opportunities for technologies, production, and improvement of the way businesses function, the question of sustainability stands. How will the new business models affect sustainable development, and will they manage to put humanity’s future in the spotlight? This paper explores the opportunities to sustainable development, introduced by Industry 4.0.

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    SUGGESTED INDICATORS TO MEASURE THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRY 4.0 ON TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

    Industry 4.0, Vol. 2 (2017), Issue 6, pg(s) 298-301

    The development of “Smart Factories”, featured by the arrival of “Internet of Things”, “Cyber-Physical Systems”, “Cloud Computing”, “Big Data” etc., became widely deployed at the industrialized economies. Several researches highlighted the impact of utilizing such technologies (so-called Industry 4.0) on the industry; i.e. enhancement of products’ quality, manufacturing processes, and customers’ satisfaction. However, very few researchers focused on determining the impact of Industry 4.0 on enhancing the practice of Total Quality Management (TQM). This paper identified the set of qualitative and quantitative measures that can be used to determine the impact of implementing Industry 4.0 technologies at any industrial firm from a TQM perspective. The paper explored the TQM principles, identified qualitative and quantitative measures to be assessed, and suggested the means of data gathering sources and analysis techniques, hence, it would be possible in further research to determine the quantitative impact of Industry 4.0 on TQM