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  • Variations in the efficiency of a mathematical programming solver according to the order of the constraints in the model 

    Pastor, Rafael (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    It is well-known that the efficiency of mixed integer linear mathematical programming depends on the model (formulation) used. With the same mathematical programming solver, a given problem can be solved in a brief calculation ...
  • Application of root cause analysis in improvement of product quality and productivity 

    Mahto, Kumar, Anjani Dalgobind (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    Root-cause identification for quality and productivity related problems are key issues for manufacturing processes. It has been a very challenging engineering problem particularly in a multistage manufacturing, where maximum ...
  • AHP approach for supplier evaluation and selection in a steel manufacturing company 

    Tahriri, Farzad; Osman, M. Rasid; Ali, Aidy; Yusuff, Rosnah Mohd; Esfandiary, Alireza (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    Supplier selection is one of the most critical activities of purchasing management in supply chain. Supplier selection is a complex problem involving qualitative and quantitative multi-criteria. A trade-off between these ...
  • A collaborative knowledge management framework for supply chains: a UML-based model approach 

    Hernández, Jorge Esteban; Poler Escoto, Raúl; Mula, Josefa; Peidro, David (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    In the most general cases, collaborative activities imply a distributed decision-making process which involves several supply chain nodes. In this paper, by means of a literature review, and by also considering the ...
  • Which competitive advantages can firms really obtain from ISO14001 certification? 

    Murillo-Luna, Josefina L.; Ramón-Solans Prat, Juan Carlos (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    Ten years after the introduction of ISO14001, in this paper we present empirical evidence about the competitive advantages that managers associate to this environmental practice, from a sample of industrial firms located ...
  • Measuring the impact of HRM on organizational performance 

    Katou, Anastasia A. (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    The purpose of this paper is to measure the impact of HRM on organisational performance in the context of Greece. Data were collected from 178 organisations using a questionnaire survey in the Greek manufacturing sector, ...
  • The employee satisfaction in metalworking manufacturing: How do organizational culture and organizational learning capacity jointly affect it? 

    Aydin, Bulent; Ceylan, Adnan (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    It is a known fact that the organizations, which give more attention to the satisfaction of their employees, produce more successful outcomes than others do. In this sense, we have constructed an original model and carried ...
  • Adaptation of coordination mechanisms to network structures 

    Mittermayer, Herwig; Rodríguez Monroy, Carlos (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    The coordination efficiency of Supply Chain Management is determined by two opposite poles: benefit from improved planning results and associated coordination cost. The centralization grade, applied coordination mechanisms ...
  • Relationship between the components of product/service quality and the customers’ emotions and satisfaction 

    Meirovich, Gavriel; Bahnan, Nisreen (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    The purpose of this paper is to study the links between quality and consumers’ emotions and eventually with their satisfaction. There is mounting evidence that, while quality evaluation may be strictly cognitive, satisfaction ...
  • Empirical evaluation of the efficiency of the Iberian power futures market 

    Capitan Herráiz, Alvaro; Rodríguez Monroy, Carlos (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    Market efficiency is analysed for the Iberian Power Futures Market and other European Power Markets, as well as other fuel markets through evaluation of ex-post Forward Risk Premium. The equilibrium price from compulsory ...
  • Pragmatic evaluation of the Toyota Production System (TPS) analysis procedure for problem solving with entry-level nurses 

    Mazur, Lukasz Maciej; Chen, Shi-Jie (Gary); Prescott, Barbara (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    Medication errors occurring in hospitals are a growing national concern. These medication errors and their related costs (or wastes) are seen as major factors leading to increased patient safety risks and increased waste ...
  • Profile and competences of Spanish industrial engineers in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) 

    Marin-Garcia, Juan A.; García Sabater, José Pedro; Miralles, Cristobal; Rodríguez Villalobos, Alejandro (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2008-12)
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    The aim of this document is to develop a clear definition of the role of the industrial engineer. This is important in the Spanish context, where the engineer curricula are evolved in a different way than in other countries, ...