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  • Sustainable operations management: A typological approach 

    Corbett, Lawrence Michael (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    This paper discusses the nature of sustainability and sustainable development as they relate to operations management. It proposes a typology for sustainable operations management that is based on the life cycle stages ...
  • A fuzzy pert approach to evaluate plant construction project scheduling risk under uncertain resources capacity 

    Hsiau, Hsian Jong; Lin, Chun Wei R. (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    A plant construction project always involves lots of activities. Precise information about the activities duration is unfortunately unavailable due to the uncertain resources capacity. The fuzzy program evaluation and ...
  • A unifying process capability metric 

    Flaig, John Jay (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    A new economic approach to process capability assessment is presented, which differs from the commonly used engineering metrics. The proposed metric consists of two economic capability measures – the expected profit and ...
  • A hybrid flow shop model for an ice cream production scheduling problem 

    Ribas Vila, Immaculada; Companys Pascual, Ramón (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    In this paper we address the scheduling problem that comes from an ice cream manufacturing company. This production system can be modelled as a three stage nowait hybrid flow shop with batch dependent setup costs. To ...
  • A simulation-enhanced lean design process 

    Marvel, Jon H.; Standridge, Charles R. (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    A traditional lean transformation process does not validate the future state before implementation, relying instead on a series of iterations to modify the system until performance is satisfactory. An enhanced lean process ...
  • A logistic approximation to the cumulative normal distribution 

    Bowling, Shannon R.; Khasawneh, Mohammad T.; Kaewkuekool, Sittichai; Cho, Byung Rae (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    This paper develops a logistic approximation to the cumulative normal distribution. Although the literature contains a vast collection of approximate functions for the normal distribution, they are very complicated, not ...
  • The roles of communication process for an effective lean manufacturing implementation 

    Puvanasvaran, Perumal; Megat, Hamdan; Hong, Tang Sai; Razali, Muhamad Mohd. (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    Many companies are implementing lean manufacturing concept in order to remain competitive and sustainable, however, not many of them are successful in the process due to various reasons. Communication is an important ...
  • Vendor managed forecasting: A case study of small enterprise 

    Borade, Atul; Bansod, Satish (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    Enterprises use supply chain management practices for improving business or supply chain performance. It is observed that supply chain technologies like VMI are now becoming an integral part of enterprise’s strategy. ...
  • The “Open Innovation” paradigm: A contingency perspective 

    Torkkeli, Marko T.; Kock, Carl Joachim; Salmi, Pekka A. S. (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    The “open innovation” model is currently being touted as a superior path for achieving long-term success. Rather than relying on their own, limited resources for research and development in the traditional, closed invention ...
  • Successive duopoly under moral hazard: Will incentive contracts persist? 

    Fernández Olmos, Marta; Rosell Martínez, Jorge; Espitia Escuer, Manuel Antonio; Marín Vinuesa, Luz María (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    The central purpose of this paper is to examine the incentive contract as an equilibrium phenomenon. We analyse a model of vertical differentiation in which we deal with the strategic role of the competitor’s decisions ...
  • Exploring the relationships among service quality features, perceived value and customer satisfaction 

    Ismail, Azman; Abdullah, Muhammad Madi Bin; Francis, Sebastian K. (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationships among service quality features (responsiveness, assurance, and empathy), perceived value and customer satisfaction in the context of Malaysia. The empirical data ...
  • Progress in airline distribution systems: the threat of new entrants to incumbent players 

    Sismanidou, Athina; Palacios, Miguel; Tafur, Javier (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    For decades, distribution has been a key ICT (Information and Communication Technology) area for airlines and this sector has been dominated by four (now three) Global Distribution Systems (GDSs) whose primacy has been ...
  • Analysis of gender differences in the perception of properties: an application for differential semantics 

    Llinares Millán, Mª Carmen; Page, Alvaro (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    This paper presents the application of differential semantics to identify the semantic space (structure) used by men and women to describe their perception of properties on sale. 112 men and 43 women evaluated 112 images ...
  • Competitive universities need to internationalize learning: perspectives from three European universities 

    Lara, Ana Maria; Stuart, Keith; Karpe, Jan; Faeskorn-Woyke, Heide; Poler Escoto, Raúl; Brotons, Rafael (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    The process of restructuring European universities in order to harmonize their educational systems is rapidly approaching a key milestone as 2010 looms large on the horizon. This paper describes an approach to the European ...
  • First year reflections: basic guidelines and future directions 

    Simó Guzmán, Pep; Enache, Cristina Mihaela; Sallán Leyes, José María; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-06)
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    This issue opens the second volume of the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, and with this issue begins our second year of publication. The aim of this editorial is to evaluate the 2008 activities, by ...