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  • An overview of JIEM’s second year, and a prospect of its third 

    Sallán Leyes, José María; Enache, Cristina Mihaela; Albareda Sambola, Maria; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Simó Guzmán, Pep (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-06)
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    This editorial honors the tradition established in the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (JIEM) since its inception, of presenting some relevant information about the evolution of JIEM during 2009, and about ...
  • A case study of lean, sustainable manufacturing 

    Miller, Geoff; Pawloski, Janice; Standridge, Charles R. (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-06)
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    A small furniture production company has integrated lean tools and sustainability concepts with discrete event simulation modeling and analysis as well as mathematical optimization to make a positive impact on the environment, ...
  • Optimal manufacturing and remanufacturing capacities of systems with reverse logistics and deterministic uniform demand 

    Benedito, Ernest; Corominas Subias, Albert (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-06)
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    Using reverse logistics in production systems can help to reduce costs. However, it can also mean introducing a source of uncertainty in the system behavior. In this study we present a method for calculating the optimal ...
  • Selection of the optimal number of shifts in fuzzy environment: manufacturing company’s facility application 

    Paul, Sanjoy Kumar; Azeem, Abdullahil (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-06)
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    This paper addresses the selection of optimal shift numbers considering inventory information, customer requirements and machine reliability using fuzzy logic. Number of shift is one of the most important criteria for the ...
  • Estimation of cellular manufacturing cost components using simulation and activity-based costing 

    Savory, Paul (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-06)
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    It can be difficult estimating all of the cost components that are attributed to a machined part. This problem is more pronounced when a factory uses group technology manufacturing cells as opposed to a functional or ...
  • Towards improving the performance of flexible manufacturing system: a case study 

    Singholi, Ajay; Chhabra, Deepti; Ali, Mohammad (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-06)
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    Increasing global competition has evolved a manufacturing environment which gleans vast product variety, reduced manufacturing lead times, increased quality standards and competitive costs. Simultaneously, with a rising ...
  • Resources in academic discourse: An empirical investigation of management journals 

    Seppänen, Marko; Mäkinen, Saku (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-06)
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    Commonly shared conceptualizations of resources are scant in academic management research which strikes as somewhat peculiar since resources and their allocation thereof have long been recognised to be at the heart of the ...
  • Influence of cultural mechanisms on horizontal inter-firm collaborations 

    Vilana Arto, José Ramón; Rodríguez-Monroy, Carlos (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-06)
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    The evolution of organizations that work in multinational environments has considerably altered their production strategies. One of the consequences has been the appearance of Horizontal Inter-firm Collaborations (HICs), ...
  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback: a new training approach for operator’s performance enhancement 

    Sutarto, Auditya Purwandini; Wahab, Muhammad Nubli Abdul; Zin, Nora Mat (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-06)
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    The widespread implementation of advanced and complex systems requires predominantly operators’ cognitive functions and less importance of human manual control. On the other hand, most operators perform their cognitive ...
  • Improving the accuracy: volatility modeling and forecasting using high-frequency data and the variational component 

    Kumar, Manish (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-06)
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    In this study, we predict the daily volatility of the S&P CNX NIFTY market index of India using the basic ‘heterogeneous autoregressive’ (HAR) and its variant. In doing so, we estimated several HAR and Log form of HAR ...
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of a priori information on process measures in a virtual reality inspection task 

    Bowling, Shannon Raye (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-06)
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    Due to the nature of the complexity of the aircraft maintenance industry, much emphasis has been placed on improving aircraft inspection performance. One proven technique for improving inspection performance is the use of ...