Marian Mocan

Marian Mocan
Polytechnic University of Timisoara · Faculty of Management in Production and Transport

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Introduction
I'm interested in subjects related to Strategic Management, Industry 4.0, Management for SME's, Supply Chain Management, Logistics
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September 1991 - present
Polytechnic University of Timisoara
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 1991 - present
Polytechnic University of Timisoara
Position
  • Professor (Full)

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Publications (50)
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Social responsibility for sustainability has become an important dimension in the current context. More and more industries are evaluating this responsibility and are actively involved in addressing human resources to increase motivation, communication and reduce negative factors. The mining industry is important, especially from the perspective of...
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Global annual extraction has increased due to market demand. It is anticipated that this aspect will continue in the future. The mining industry is one of the important industries at national level. It also anticipates certain aspects of sustainability that must be seriously evaluated. The main objective of this paper is to evaluate mine waste reus...
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Previous research has pointed out that Industry 4.0 will lead to more sustainable production; however, it may have profound effects on European competitiveness. Today, firms in the CEE countries face a limited scope for continued economic expansion, and hence there is a growing pressure on them to move upward in the global value chain by investing...
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The paper outlines the main shifts in passenger and freight dynamics at the Timisoara International Airport—“Traian Vuia” within the last decade that have influenced the strategic decisions and vision of the airport’s management board. Increased traffic figures have sourced plans and projects for future development as well as compliance challenges...
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The paper presents current logistics challenges for an important automotive industry supplier in Western Romania in the context of the region’s economic setting and characteristics as well as the plant’s continuous development perspectives. After successfully extending the plant within recent years, another estimated rise in quantity volumes betwee...
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Cities differ greatly from one to another, even if they serve the same essential purposes. Moreover, they should collaborate at all levels for producing synergistic effects, therefore, their major smart solutions should be standardized or at least compatible, whilst adapted to the local contexts. Cities are systems of systems and contain a large va...
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Timisoara and Arad cities face big opportunities as well as significant challenges with respect to joining their development initiatives and creating a metropolis side by side. The motivation and ingredients exist, but the context, knowhow and approach defer their steps in this direction. There are different networks of cities in the world which ha...
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Smart city solutions rely on many components, which must be smartly integrated. The unpredictable influence of humans is a certainty, as well as the ever changing and disruptive realities. Because of the high pressure they are subjected to, cities have already started to implement various smart systems, by using bottom-up approaches. As alternative...
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This paper addresses the subject of process monitoring of self-organizing production chains. It proposes a strategy to assess in real time the production volume and quality by making use of a monitoring system that includes sensors and a program developed to this aim. The system is implemented in a critical node of the production chain and provides...
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Industry 4.0 is the actual great step in industrial progress. Convergence of industrial equipment with the power of advanced computing and analysis, low-cost sensing, and new connecting technologies are presumed to bring unexpected advancements in automation, flexibility, and efficiency. In this context, sensors ensure information regarding three e...
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Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) is a globally proven approach to improve productivity and reduce environmental impact of the enterprises. Application of RECP is beneficial for enterprises, in particular SME's, contributing to enhancing their productivity and competitiveness; for the environment by lowering the impact of their oper...
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The new trend in industrial development is marked by the concepts introduced by Industry 4.0. By involvement of sensors and actuators, equipment becomes autonomous, being able to self-organize and collaborate with other machines and with persons. Therefore, sensors are no longer used just for condition monitoring, but also for production quality as...
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If in the past, the success of innovationwasmeasured primarily in the economic sphere, recently the non-economic sphere has increasingly become more of a matter of corporate management and, therefore, of innovation management. Management's acquisition of non-economic aspects has been strongly influenced by the vision of sustainable development. Sus...
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Banking competition has intensified in recent years, largely due to globalization, technological process and economic instability. The banking system in this context is supplied with considerable challenges, with customers’ characteristics, needs and desires consistent with the current environment (globalization, technological change and economic c...
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The Kano requirement model is based on the need to provide superior quality to clients. Thus, it classifies different product attributes based on their contribution to perceived quality. Nevertheless, in the case of new products or services their value is not perceived, but demanded by consumers. Therefore, literature presents the HWWP (Health, Wea...
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Today, urbanization phenomenon is a reality. Cities are urged to find new solutions for managing their assets in order to prosper, otherwise face decline. This state of facts and necessities require new technologies, new legislation, new managerial approaches and a good understanding of mass psychology. Simultaneously, in the actual era of globaliz...
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The present paper aims to identify specific mathematical models of consumer behavior in the European automotive industry in order to increase the forecast accuracy. Thus, industry specific supply chains can obtain valid information of future demand, in order to better scale their structures of production, thereby reducing costs and thus increasing...
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The present paper explores design requirements to take into consideration when designing and developing new products or services. The purpose of this article is to develop a strategic approach for analysing variations between potential customer needs in order better to understand what qualities should be further cultivated before product launch. Th...
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This paper presents the results of the utilization and analysis of the key performance indicators (KPI's) in large transport companies, applying the model of the specially developed client application for managing the performance in the transport company. Transportation is one of the most important and vital sectors of the Romanian economy. The tec...
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The globalization and the development of the economy as a process enable the creation of a single market and in this process logistics is an important tool. A market with well-organized logistics and supply chain management facilities has a qualified advantage over other economies, whereas improving logistics infrastructure may serve as a competiti...
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The paper outlines the role and importance of motorways in supporting both the automotive industry and the global economy of emerging countries. Investing in motorways is one of the easiest ways to support and assure economic development on short-and long-term and a means to overcome the car market decrease, redesign supply chains and improve overa...
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Sustainable development (SD) requires companies to take into account both the social and environmental consequences within their activities. This paper presents research about green supply chain management and highlight the differences between green supply chain and traditional supply chain management. Then, the paper analyses the sources of the ri...
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Globalization expansion has been documented as one of the most important fundamental services impacting logistic service suppliers. The process of transportation establishes the effectiveness of moving products. The development in techniques and organization rules improves the moving cargo, delivery speed, service quality, procedure costs, the prac...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore how the corporate social responsibility (CSR) contributes to value creation in the banking industry, and during periods of financial instability.
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The labor market in Romania is characterized by a strong contradiction: the population complains that there are not enough jobs, and the firms have problems with the recruitment of employees. The companies problems are related to the quality of human resources as well of economic and social factors that influence the recruitment process. This paper...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore how the corporate social responsibility (CSR) contributes to value creation in the banking industry, and during periods of financial instability. Understanding the key elements of CSR contributes to the fulfillment of the principles of this concept and to the increase of market share, profit and advancement i...
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Although food industry is one of the most important global industries with significant implications for world economy, very little research has been done to cover this topic and address its specificity, issues or performance assessment. This paper intends to point out the most important challenges and propose aggregate indicators to assess the perf...
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This paper presents an analysis of the Timisoara International Airport's activity by analyzing data from 2008 to 2011 for the operations of the five major carriers. An analysis of the airport's current productivity was performed, drawing conclusions about which company has the lowest contribution to revenue / passenger, which carrier has the highes...
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Having easy access to information became vital for people living in the 21st century but most of all for passengers and commuters. As a response to this demand, public transport operators along with municipalities and software engineers started creating a variety of programs called trip planners that have the main purpose to inform passengers about...
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This paper will present a comparative study between two possible ways of human resources allocation within the organization, while analyzing the costs generated by these changes in order to support a short-term decision in the automotive industry. In case the demand increases, it is important to know the period for which the production capacity wil...
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Finding new ways for traveling at a high commercial speed, comfortable, safe, cheap and preserving as much as possible the environment by using less fuel is the new challenge for the public transport operators that run their business in the 21st century. One of the alternatives for the passengers that are using public transportation vehicles is to...
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The importance of time and costs for people living in the 21st century is well known; therefore many cities from different countries implemented a new system for validating tickets in public transport vehicles called ticketing system (TS). The paper highlights the implementation of the validation system in Timisoara, Romania and the advantages and...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to X-ray the economical relations between the East and the West in the current economical context and to identify the tendencies regarding the strategic management that is used within the firms that are involve in this economical relationship. Methodology/approach -Businesses will be split into categories and...
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The aim of this paper is to present an opportunity for improving business process management (BPM) by skills and competencies development. Trainees will know how to better identify, document, management, measure, analyze, implement, optimize, automate, maintain business processes in their companies as a part of their life-long learning and in the c...
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The paper presents an experimental study regarding the variation of compression resistance for sintered basalt. The experiments were performed according to Taguchi method and RSM method by using a L8 Taguchi standard experimental plan and a Draper-Lin small dimensions compositional experimental plan. For each experimental condition, 5 basalt sinter...
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The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the question: how can we study clusters from a systemic perspective? First, are defined the concepts of real systems. In part two of the paper, systemic is applied to the general study of clusters. The paper produces a general systemic definition of clusters based on four main entities: Internal communi...
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In this paper we present the results of our research in the subject of a Product Life Management (PLM) system implementation in a digital manufacturing environment. For a real situation, we simulated in our laboratory the perspectives to put into operation a PLM system, to help the decision process. We analyzed different PLM systems and the measure...
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The paper presents and analyzes the results of a study realized at the national level regarding the degree of innovation in Romanian SMEs. The study was realized on a representative sample of SMEs from different activity sectors (such as industry, construction, service). The main objectives of this analysis are: -identification of activity domains...
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The evolution of the development of Small and Medium Size (SMS) companies from Timisoara and Timis County is extremely interesting. About 16 years after the changing of the regime, there are perfectly structured companies, which are able to further develop in a scientific and healthy way, and yet there are fragile companies, which are on the verge...
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In the last years the European Union 25 and the new country members Romania and Bulgaria have had negative growing competitiveness gaps comparatively to the USA, North America and Asia-Pacific Zone. The classical political and managerial approaches, the insufficient total radical innovation (integrated in technology, management and policies, compet...

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Starting from the idea that the balanced development of a city or a region implies the existence of large companies as well as of small companies, Politehnica University Timisoara, which has very good relations of collaboration with the big companies in the area, is also involved in supporting small entrepreneurs, by introducing into the study program of entrepreneurial education. In this regard, Politehnica University Timisoara is coordinator and beneficiary, together with the Danke Association, of a project worth almost 8 million lei from European non-reimbursable funds, which aims to increase the participation and the level of education for students, students and teachers, especially for vulnerable groups, by providing financial support to students and students, increasing the attractiveness of the educational offer and improving the skills of the teachers, the project manager being prof. eng. Sorin Herban, PhD. The launch of the AVEA project (Ensure Your Future through Education and Entrepreneurship), a project co-financed from the European Social Fund through the Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020. Among the objectives of the project, which will run between 2019-2021, we mention the participation of 450 students in information-counseling activities in order to increase the participation and the level of education, especially for the disadvantaged groups, with a particular focus on reducing the number of students who have difficulties related to integration in the academic environment, respectively of insertion in the labor market after completing their studies. At the same time, the project proposes to inform and advise a number of 300 students from the Western region counties in order to increase the graduation rate of secondary studies and to orientate them towards further studies at the tertiary level. Also, the project proposes to include 75 teachers in a postgraduate program of continuous professional training and development in order to develop competences in the field of innovative entrepreneurship carried out within Politehnica University Timisoara. The main expected results of the project are: -300 students informed and advised to access tertiary studies -100 students prepared to improve the results of the baccalaureate -450 students receiving information and professional counseling activities for easier integration into the labor market -338 students receiving financial support for completing the degree studies -75 teachers benefiting from innovative training for the development of teaching competences elaboration and integration in the beneficiary's education plan of 4 new educational offers correlated with the current needs of the labor market.