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  • Optimal priority ordering in PHP production of multiple part-types in a failure-prone machine 

    Sánchez Granados, Ana María; Corominas Subias, Albert; Pastor, Rafael (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-12)
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    This note deals with the problem of minimising the expected sum of quadratic holding and shortage inventory costs when a single, failure-prone machine produces multiple part-types. Shu and Perkins (2001) introduce the ...
  • Comparison of heuristics for an economic lot scheduling problem with deliberated coproduction 

    Vidal-Carreras, Pilar I.; García Sabater, José Pedro (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-12)
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    We built on the Economic Lot Scheduling Problem Scheduling (ELSP) literature by making some modifications in order to introduce new constraints which had not been thoroughly studied with a view to simulating specific real ...
  • Univariate and multivariate control charts for monitoring dynamic-behavior processes: a case study 

    Haridy, Salah; Wu, Zhang (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-12)
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    The majority of classic SPC methodologies assume a steady-state (i.e., static) process behavior (i.e., the process mean and variance are constant) without the influence of the dynamic behavior (i.e., an intended or unintended ...
  • Basic principle for the solution of the building evacuation problem 

    Casadesús Pursals, Salvador; Garriga Garzón, Federico (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-12)
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    Nowadays, there exist different offers to find the solution of the building evacuation problem. As we analyze in the state of the art, this problem can be studied from different perspectives and even as a problem of ...
  • Impact of Six Sigma in a developing economy: analysis on benefits drawn by Indian industries 

    Desai, Darshak A.; Patel, Mulchand B. (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-12)
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    Overall operational excellence is the key requirement of any business to have global competence and sustained growth. Indian industries are not the exception to this. Six Sigma has emerged as one of the most effective ...
  • How to diagnose equal opportunities between women and men in organizations 

    Lusa García, Amaia; Martínez Costa, Carme; Calvet Puig, Maria Dolors; Pons, Olga; Tura Solvas, Marta (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-12)
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    Gender equality is now a matter that concerns all European countries. Despite the great effort made by governments and the progress of laws, gender discrimination still exists in family, social, cultural, political and ...
  • Determination of risk identification process employed by NHS for a PFI hospital project in the UK 

    Ghazali, F. E. Mohamed; Kabir, Shahid (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-12)
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    Long-term concession contracts associated with Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects, such as National Health Service (NHS) hospitals, are subject to substantial risks, which may not only emerge from project activities ...
  • Bibliometric study of the reverse salient concept 

    Dedehayir, Ozgur (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-12)
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    In the development of technological systems the focus of system analysis is often on the sub-system that delivers insufficient performance – i.e. the reverse salient – which subsequently limits the performance of the system ...
  • Mentoring program and its impact on individuals’ advancement in the Malaysian context 

    Ismail, Azman; Abdullah, Muhammad Madi Bin; Francis, Sebastian K. (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2009-12)
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    The literature on workplace training highlights that the mentoring program is an important employee development method practiced in successful organizations. The ability of mentors either informally or formally to implement ...