Karmen Pažek

University of Maribor

Karmen Pažek was born in 1976. She graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maribor, Slovenia, in 2000. In 2001 she was employed at the same faculty as an assistant for the field of grassland management. Between 2000 and 2003, she enrolled in the master\'s study program in Agriculture Economics at the same faculty, and in 2003 she received her master\'s degree. In the same year, she enrolled in a doctoral study in Agriculture Economics at the Faculty of Agriculture and obtained the status of a research assistant. In 2006 she successfully completed her Ph.D. in Agriculture Economics. Since 2006 she has been habilitated at the University of Maribor, and Life Sciences (she has been a full professor since 2016) for the field of Farm management. She holds several courses at all levels of study. She is currently the head of the 1st-degree study Agriculture Economics and Rural Development and the Vice Dean for Education. Her research includes the development of decision support tools and systems for farm management (simulation modeling, multicriteria decision analysis, option models, risk management), the economics of agricultural production, and other modern methods of operational research.

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Lean manufacturing is a process used in production to maximize efficiency and minimize waste by considering sustainability and the environment. This book presents a comprehensive overview of lean manufacturing in various enterprises, including manufacturing, construction, and the fabric and textile industry, among others. Chapters cover such topics as barriers to lean manufacturing, enterprise modeling, lean practices and circular economies, and more.

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