ENBIS-12 in Ljubljana

9 – 13 September 2012 Abstract submission: 15 January – 10 May 2012

My abstracts


The following abstracts have been accepted for this event:

  • Tolerance Design in JMP: An Introduction To Profiling and Stochastic Optimisation

    Authors: Volker Kraft (JMP), Ian Cox (JMP)
    Primary area of focus / application: Quality
    Keywords: optimisation, tolerance design, variation, voice of the customer
    Submitted at 21-Jun-2012 09:58 by Volker Kraft
    Accepted (view paper)
    10-Sep-2012 15:15 Tolerance Design in JMP: An Introduction To Profiling and Stochastic Optimisation
    Overcoming the struggle to design and build or deliver products or services that can delight customers allows any business the opportunity to survive. Tolerance design, which rationally aligns the voice of the process with the voice of the customer, offers
    the best chance to do this economically and repeatedly, allowing companies not just to
    survive, but also to prosper in a competitive world.

    Through a series of examples, this presentation shows how JMP handles tolerance design in a uniquely visual and engaging way. No matter what statistical or engineering approach has been used to a build a useful model relating outputs to inputs, JMP provides a unified and consistent environment to profile and optimise responses in the presence of real-world variation. This allows you to tackle such problems quickly and easily, and to effectively communicate your findings to other stakeholders.
  • Tomas Bata – Entrepreneurial Legacy

    Authors: Pavel Velev (Tomas Bata Foundation)
    Primary area of focus / application: Quality
    Keywords: ethical business undertaking, Bata management system, entrepreneurial philosophy
    Submitted at 24-Jun-2012 19:33 by Pavel Velev
    11-Sep-2012 10:00 Tomas Bata – Entrepreneurial Legacy
    Tomas Bata is an example of a typical self-made man who created a business of global importance at the beginning of the 20th century. His life philosophy, people orientation and conscientious work became the foundations of the future success of his company. The life story of this man is an illustration of ethical business undertaking with above-standard social elements. The best known of his pioneering working methods include participation of employees in the profit and loss generated by the company, independence of manufacturing and retail divisions, planning, pricing, special educational and training system for colleagues, advertising ....

    According to Tomas Bata, an entrepreneur may be successful only if he is honest, patient and does not think only about himself, but first and foremost about his surroundings. He believed that not only money-making is important, but also the provision of quality services. The original Bata entrepreneurial philosophy has proven successful not only in Europe, but worldwide. The Bata management system, built on elementary principles and common sense, is of permanent value and might offer interesting perspectives as well as solutions for today’s economy, knowledge business and global communication.
  • Bata: An Indestructible Brand

    Authors: Vesna Zabkar (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics), Maja Hosta (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics)
    Primary area of focus / application: Quality
    Keywords: brand vision, brand mission, brand values
    Submitted at 24-Jun-2012 21:15 by Vesna Žabkar
    Accepted (view paper)
    11-Sep-2012 10:40 Bata: An Indestructible Brand
    This talk will focus on the Bata brand and the miracle of its surviving the 2nd World War and the socialism. Brand Bata will be presented as a mixture of attributes, tangible and intangible, managed properly so that Bata still offers the promise and delivery of an experience for buyers and the security of future earnings for its owners, the third generation of the Bata family. Brand platform which consists of brand vision, brand mission, brand values, brand personality traits and brand tone of voice (e.g. with Bata brand ambassadors) will be analysed through responses of users from different age groups, witnesses to different periods of the Bata brand history. Special focus will be on how the brand remained recognizable within cluttered markets of shoemaking, one of the world’s oldest crafts.
  • Taking Politics (and Statistics) to the People and the Businesses

    Authors: John Pullinger (House of Commons)
    Primary area of focus / application: Business
    Keywords: public engagement, getstats campaign, media, education
    Submitted at 24-Jun-2012 22:22 by John Pullinger
    11-Sep-2012 20:00 Taking Politics (and Statistics) to the People and the Businesses
    This talk is by an official who is and has been responsible for developing the UK Parliament’s strategy for public engagement. It will be about online approaches to politics, as well as about how MPs use information, including statistics, and also about the Royal Statistical Society’s getstats campaign to promote statistical literacy across the UK: in politics, in the media, in education, and, of course, in business.
  • The Integral Link between JVS (Job Vacancy Survey) and BTS (Business Tendency survey) – Israel’s Experience

    Authors: Elana Dror (Central Bureau of Statistics Israel)
    Primary area of focus / application: Business
    Keywords: survey, business, data
    Submitted at 13-Jul-2012 09:33 by Elana Dror
    Accepted (view paper)
    10-Sep-2012 15:55 The Integral Link between JVS (Job Vacancy Survey) and BTS (Business Tendency survey) - Israel's Experience
    In May 2009, the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (the ICBS) began a new ongoing survey that collects monthly information about job vacancies in the business sector of the Israeli economy. The Job Vacancy Survey (JVS) was designed and implemented by the CBS after Israel joined the OECD, as a part of the series of current indicators that serve as diagnostic tools of the economic situation.
    In December of 2010, the ICBS, began another monthly survey– the Business Tendency Survey (BTS). This survey is also, one of a series of measures carried out in the context of Israel's entry into the OECD. The methodology used in both surveys conforms to the OECD guidelines for surveys of these types.
    In this paper I would like to show the integral link between the JVS and the BTS. The two surveys have common grounds:
    1. They share the same sample frame (with few changes which I will describe later). The BTS is a sub-sample of the JVS.
    2. Both surveys are run by the same computerized management.
    3. The Technological system is almost identical
    4. Both surveys publish their results very shortly after the end of the month (the JVS – on the 15th and the BTS on the 12th).
    In the paper I will explain in detail the link between the two surveys and I will try to show how the quantitative data from the JVS validates the qualitative data from the BTS.
  • A Re fined Coefficient Fixed-E ffects Estimator for Long Panels

    Authors: Subrato Banerjee (Indian Statistical Institute)
    Primary area of focus / application: Design and analysis of experiments
    Keywords: fixed effects, panel data, econometric theory
    Submitted at 13-Jul-2012 09:39 by Subrato Banerjee
    Accepted (view paper)
    11-Sep-2012 12:30 A Re fined Coefficient Fixed-E ffects Estimator for Long Panels
    Instrumental variables are most often used to overcome the problem of endogeneity in regression. Good instruments, however, are very hard to find. Fixed e ffects estimators partially fill in this void by assuming that certain unobserved factors can be held fi xed in the short to medium term, and hence be di fferenced out. For long panels, however, the assumption that unobserved eff ects are fi xed is often questionable, and could lead to estimation biases when such eff ects actually vary with time. I drop this assumption and propose a two stage fixed-e ffects estimator for long panels that relies on the law of conditional (iterated) expectations to overcome endogeneity in the absence of instruments. This will be helpful in today's world that already promotes massive data keeping and will eventually maintain huge sets of data over many years.