Browsing by Subject "Engineering, Industrial"
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Backorder penalty cost coefficient "b": What could it be?
(2010)The classical economic order quantity (EOQ) model with planned penalized backorders (PB) relies on postulating a value for the backorder penalty cost coefficient, b, which is supposed to reflect the intangible adverse ... 
Base stock versus WIP cap in singlestage maketostock productioninventory systems
(2002)A singlestage productioninventory system produces parts in a maketostock mode, and unsatisfied demand is backordered. The system operates under a socalled base stock with WIP cap replenishment policy, which works as ... 
Comparative modelling of multistage productioninventory control policies with lot sizing
(2003)We propose a unified modelling framework, based on a queuing network representation, for describing, comparing and contrasting classical and new multistage productioninventory control policies with lot sizing. The classical ... 
Extended kanban control system: combining kanban and base stock
(2000)This paper introduces a new mechanism for the coordination of multistage manufacturing systems. This mechanism is called the Extended Kanban Control System (EKCS) and depends on two parameters per stage, the number of ... 
Fixed task zone chaining: worker coordination and zone design for inexpensive crosstraining in serial CONWIP lines
(2012)This work introduces a new canonical model of worker crosstraining, called a Fixed Task Zone Chain (FTZC), as a special type of zonebased crosstraining and develops a methodology to employ it in Ushaped CONstant Work ... 
Foreword
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Minimizing WIP inventory in reliable production lines
(2001)This work deals with the wellknown buffer allocation problem in short reliable production lines. The objective is to find the optimal buffer allocation (OBA) that minimizes the average workinprocess (WIP) inventory, ... 
Modeling of surface finish in electrodischarge machining based upon statistical multiparameter analysis
(2004)A multiparameter analysis of surface finish imparted to Ck60 steel plates by electrodischarge machining (EDM) is presented. The interrelationship between surface texture parameters and process parameters is emphasized. ... 
Modelling of microsegregation and homogenization of 6061 extrudable Alalloy
(2007)A simulation of the evolution of the ascast microstructure during the homogenization heat treatment of A6061 aluminum alloy is presented. The microstructure is dendritic with phase and solute segregation. The alloy ... 
Numerical investigation of optimal policies for production flow control and setup scheduling: lessons from twoparttype failureprone FMSs
(1997)The optimal setup change and production control policy for a failureprone machine to meet constant demand rates for two parttypes is obtained numerically. Computational experience is reported for several instances of ... 
Optimal control of flexible servers in two tandem queues with operating costs
(2008)We consider twostage tandem queuing systems with dedicated servers in each station and flexible servers that can serve in both stations. We assume exponential service times, linear holding costs, and operating costs ... 
A review on ergonomics of headgear: Thermal effects
(2015)The thermal effects related to wearing headgear are complex and different studies have investigated single parts of this topic. This review aims at summarizing the different findings to give a complete overview on this ... 
Science park, a high tech fantasy?: an analysis of the science parks of Greece
(2002)The literature on science parks evaluation mainly covers the developed countries of OECD. There is a lack of evidence about the role of science parks in the less developed countries. This paper aims to partially fill this ... 
Simulation of the transformation of iron intermetallics during homogenization of 6xxx series extrudable aluminum alloys
(2012)A computational simulation of the betaAlFeSi to alphaAlFeSi transformation has been performed in this work by integrating the process steps of solidification and homogenization. The composition profiles of alloying ... 
SINGLE VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEMS WITH A PREDEFINED CUSTOMER ORDER, UNIFIED LOAD AND STOCHASTIC DISCRETE DEMANDS
(2013)We consider the problem of finding the optimal routing of a single vehicle that delivers K different products to N customers that are served according to a particular order. It is assumed that the demands of the customers ... 
The sustainable diffusion of renewable energy technologies as an example of an innovationfocused policy
(2005)Renewable energy technologies constitute a technoeconomic system that is radically different from conventional systems, in terms of density, structure, regulatory and management practices. Consequently, their incorporation ... 
Tradeoffs between base stock levels, numbers of kanbans, and planned supply lead times in production/inventory systems with advance demand information
(2005)We numerically investigate tradeoffs between nearoptimal base stock levels, numbers of kanbans, and planned supply lead times in base stock policies and hybrid base stock/kanban policies with advance demand information ...