The synthesis and coverage of foreign experience in the organization of production at industrial enterprises has a diverse focus and encompasses methods that increase the productivity of their productive activities in various ways. In this context, the Japanese experience of organizing production deserves special attention. The advantages of its application are demonstrated by Japanese companies that are world leaders in terms of achieved product quality, productivity, stock optimization, in-house and other costs.

Gears with Asymmetric Tooth Profiles and New Alternative Method of Their Manufacturing

The article presents a new gears cutting process – radial circular generating method and describes its multiple benefits for manufacturers of transmissions. The overall increase of efficiency is realized due to using a simple tool and the conventional gear tool machine for cutting gears of different types. In particular, this new method was used for cutting gears with the asymmetric profiles of wheel teeth, which allows considerably amplifying power transmission density, increasing load capacity, and reducing size and weight.

Evaluating instruments of effectivness, flexibility and adaptation of enterprises quality management

Еfficiency, flexibility and adaptability estimation of quality management. Contemporary methodological approaches and tools developed with the evaluation of the effectiveness of quality management systems are researched in the article. Proved the importance of correct evaluation of quality management systems to determine certain flexibility of management quality and adaptability of the QMS.

Flexibility as the source of supply chain competitive advantage

The article describes the competition reorientation for markets among individual business entities on competition between supply chains. The supply chains as open dynamic economic systems are considered. The evolution stages of key sources of competitive advantages formation and their meaning are revealed in the article. The areticle also includes the description of the main sources of supply chains competitiveness in contemporary market conditions. The influence of the time factor on the adaptability of production systems and supply chains flexibility is proved.