Study of the opportunities for building and management of flexible small and medium enterprises in Bulgaria

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 13 (2019), Issue 8, pg(s) 354-357

    With transition to the 21st century, there are radical changes that influence on every aspect of the business, including how goods and services are produced. With the launch of Internet and high-speed communication, the market has indeed become global and fragmented. Customers require smaller quantities and more personalized products. Traditional production, with its broad approach and static organizational style, can no longer compete in global markets. Customers are now looking for more flexibility, shorter delivery times and more diverse products and services. The flexibility of an enterprise makes it possible not only to adapt to the rapidly changing environment but also to the opportunities it provides. The flexible enterprise is able quickly to reorganize its people, management, technology, equipment and operational philosophy to produce products and services tailored to customer needs or new markets. Flexibility is a strategic solution for survival in today’s market conditions. Small and medium-sized enterprises are doomed to operate flexibly.


    Analasys of opportunities for development of Bulgarian industrial manufacturing

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 13 (2019), Issue 7, pg(s) 314-317

    This publication analyses opportunities for development of Bulgarian industrial manufacturing in conditions of dynamic selfchanging competitive environment during the period 2015 – 2018. A comparative analysis is done for different industrial sectors with purpose to determine the trends in their development and to identify the opportunities for improvement of their production activity. Actual statistical data are used and different methods for the existing information analysis. The specific of development in the leading sectors in Bulgarian economy are identified. In addition, a comparative analysis is implemented as well as a classification of different industrial sectors on the base of Index of industrial production is created. The results show that the realized production of Bulgarian industrial enterprises during the considered period increase. This is a reason to search favourable opportunities for their further sustainable development and competitive location on the internal and external markets. Some fundamental problems and barriers in the industrial enterprises are considered, that obstruct the fast temps of their developments and are presented some appropriate decisions. The current publication put the beginning of a more depth investigation of the effectiveness of the industrial enterprises, their capacity utilization, as well as the development and introduction of different types of innovation decisions that will be implemented during the next two years in the range of a doctoral thesis in the field of the same problematics and researching analogical problems in the more comprehensive aspect.