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  • Production control and supplier selection under demand disruptions 

    Chen, Xianzhe; Zhang, Jun (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-12)
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    This paper investigates the effects of demand disruptions on production control and supplier selection in a three-echelon supply chain system. The customer demand is modeled as a jump-diffusion process in a continuous-time ...
  • Lean process management implementation through enhanced problem solving capabilities 

    Puvanasvaran, Perumal; Megat, Hamdan; Hong, Tang Sai; Razali, Muhamad Mohd; Magid, S. Hamouda Abdel (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-12)
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    All Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) organizations in Aerospace, Automotive and Electronics industries had to upgrade their functions. These organizations including suppliers and solutions providers are duty bound ...
  • The impact of ISO/TS 16949 on automotive industries and created organizational capabilities from its implementation 

    Ostadi, Bakhtiar; Aghdasi, Mohammad; Kazemzadeh, Reza Baradaran (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-12)
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    ISO/TS 16949 is an ISO Technical Specification. ISO/TS 16949 achieves the objectives which are continually to improve the production of automobile parts and related services, and to strengthen the international competition ...
  • Plant maintenance management practices in automobile industries: a retrospective and literature review 

    Pophaley, Mahesh; Vyas, Ram Krishna (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-12)
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    This paper endeavors to present a classification, review and analysis of the literature on Plant Maintenance Management Practices (PMMP) employed in Automobile Industries. There is a considerable amount of published research ...
  • Inventory management performance in machine tool SMEs: what factors do influence them? 

    Pillai, Rajeev Narayana (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-12)
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    Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are one of the principal driving forces in the development of an economy because of its significant contribution in terms of number of enterprises, employment, output and exports in most ...
  • An accounting system to support process improvements: transition to lean accounting 

    Ruiz de Arbulo-López, Patxi; Fortuny i Santos, Jordi (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-12)
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    From the last two decades of the 20th Century on, many companies have adopted production strategies that could be termed “lean manufacturing”. Lean team leaders state that traditional costing systems fail to properly assess ...
  • Empowerment: hotel employees’ perspective 

    Ayupp, Kartinah; Chung, Then Hsiao (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-12)
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    An empowered worker is a knowledgeable worker. Thus, the aims of this study were to examine how empowerment is perceived by the front-line hotel employees and secondly, to identify the factors affecting empowerment within ...
  • Evaluation of industrial engineering students’ competencies for process improvement in hospitals 

    Mazur, Lukasz Maciej (School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 2010-12)
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    The failures to properly educate students about process improvement can be seen as major factor leading to increased risks of patient safety and increased wastes in hospital settings. The purpose of this research was ...