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  • Technical note: relating to the parameter values given by Nelder and Mead in their algorithm 

    Corominas Subias, Albert; García Villoria, Alberto; Pastor Moreno, Rafael (Wiley Heyden, 2015-01-01)
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    The popular Nelder and Mead (NM) algorithm has four parameters associated to the operations known as reflection, expansion, contraction and shrinkage. The authors set their values to 1, 2, 0.5 and 0.5, respectively, which ...
  • Human capital and the decision to exploit innovative opportunity 

    Bayon, Manoj; Lafuente González, Esteban Miguel; Vaillant, Yancy (2016)
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    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the direct and interaction effect of individuals’ human capital input and human capital output in the form of entrepreneurial self-confidence on the decision to exploit ...
  • Extended models for TSALBP with ergonomic risk Constraints 

    Bautista Valhondo, Joaquín; Batalla García, Cristina; Alfaro Pozo, Rocío; Cano Pérez, Alberto (International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 2013-06-21)
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    In this paper, we present an extension to the TSALB problem (Time and Space constrained Assembly Line Balancing) with ergonomic risk restrictions. This ergonomic risk is defined from the task durations and their categories ...
  • Hybrid procedure based on Bounded Dynamic Programming and Linear Programming for solving a variant of the MMSP-W 

    Bautista Valhondo, Joaquín; Cano Pérez, Alberto; Alfaro Pozo, Rocío; Batalla García, Cristina (International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 2013-06-21)
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    In this paper, we propose a hybrid procedure based on Bounded Dynamic Programming (BDP) and linear programming to solve the Mixed-Model Sequencing Problem with Workload Minimization (MMSP-W), with serial workstations, free ...
  • Towards a more sustainable food supply chain: opening up invisible waste in food service 

    Derqui, Belén; Fayos, Teresa; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç (2016-07-20)
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    Open Access
    Future challenges to the global food supply chain are complex. In order to embrace sustainability, companies should change their management practices towards more efficient resource use. Food waste being a misuse of ...
  • A hybrid dynamic programming for solving a mixed-model sequencing problem with production mix restriction and free interruptions 

    Bautista Valhondo, Joaquín; Cano Pérez, Alberto; Alfaro Pozo, Rocío (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016-08-30)
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    In this article, we propose a hybrid procedure based on bounded dynamic programming assisted by linear programming to solve the mixed-model sequencing problem with workload minimization with serial workstations, free ...
  • Single-site strategic capacity planning considering renewal, maintenance, inventory, taxes and cash flow management 

    Benedito Benet, Ernest; Corominas Subias, Albert; Martínez Costa, Carme; Mas Machuca, Marta (2016-07)
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    This paper deals with strategic capacity planning of a single-site manufacturing system. We propose a MILP model that includes relevant business aspects and possibilities, some of which are only partially or not at all ...
  • Urban commons: From collective management to the right to the city 

    Castro Coma, Mauro; Marti Costa, Marc (2016-01-01)
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    Open Access
    © EURE. There is a growing interest and emerging academic literature regarding the commons and their application in urban studies. On the one hand, those contributions related to urban areas, Elinor Ostrom studies on forms ...
  • How a sustainable message affects brand attributes 

    Huertas García, Ruben; Consolación Segura, Carolina María; Mas Machuca, Marta (2016-04-11)
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    © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to understand how an advertising campaign incorporating an ecological message affects heuristic structure of consumer preferences for hedonic (design ...
  • Maximizing comfort in Assembly Lines with temporal, spatial and ergonomic attributes 

    Bautista Valhondo, Joaquín; Alfaro Pozo, Rocío; Batalla García, Cristina (2016-06-28)
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    We aim at maximizing the comfort of operators in mixed-model assembly lines. To achieve this goal, we evaluate two assembly line balancing models: the first that minimizes the maximum ergonomic risk and the second one that ...

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