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Industrial engineering affects all levels of society, with innovations in manufacturing and other forms of engineering oftentimes spawning cultural or educational shifts along with new technologies. Industrial Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications serves as a vital compendium of research, detailing the latest research, theories, and case studies on industrial engineering. Bringing together contributions from authors around the world, this three-volume collection represents the most sophisticated research and developments from the field of industrial engineering and will prove a valuable resource for researchers, academics, and practitioners alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editor-in-Chief
    2. Associate Editors
    3. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Fundamental Concepts and Theories
    1. Chapter 1: Defining, Teaching, and Assessing Engineering Design Skills
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINING ENGINEERING DESIGN SKILLS
      4. CURRICULUM AND COURSE DESIGN FOR TEACHING ENGINEERING DESIGN SKILLS
      5. REQUIRED SKILLS FOR FACULTY WHO TEACH ENGINEERING DESIGN
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Why Get Your Engineering Programme Accredited?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CASE AGAINST ACCREDITATION
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Quality and Environmental Management Systems in the Fashion Supply Chain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW OF QMS AND EMS ADOPTION IN THE FASHION SUPPLY CHAIN
      4. HYPOTHESIS DEVELOPMENT
      5. METHODOLOGY AND DATA COLLECTION
      6. RESULTS
      7. MODERATING FACTORS OF ISO 9000 ADOPTION IN THE FASHION SUPPLY CHAIN
      8. DISCUSSION AND SUMMARY
      9. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    4. Chapter 4: People-Focused Knowledge Sharing Initiatives in Medium-High and High Technology Companies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
      4. DEVELOPING A RESEARCH MODEL FOR ANALYSING THE INFLUENCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL CONDITIONS ON PEOPLE-FOCUSED KNOWLEDGE SHARING AND THE IMPACT OF THE LATTER ON THE GENERATION OF NEW IDEAS AND ON COMPANY PERFORMANCE
      5. TESTING THE RESEARCH MODEL
      6. MEASUREMENT MODEL EVALUATION
      7. STRUCTURAL MODEL EVALUATION
      8. CONCLUSION AND PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH PATHS
    5. Chapter 5: Integrating ‘Designerly’ Ways with Engineering Science
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES CONFRONTING PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
      5. DEFINING THE ROLE OF ENGINEERING IN PRODUCT DESIGN
      6. SOCIALLY RESPONSIBILITY DESIGN (SRD)
      7. CASE STUDY—THE SWINBURNE PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEERING CURRICULA: A CATALYST FOR CHANGE
      8. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: E-Learning for SMEs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-LEARNING BACKGROUND
      4. IMPROVING BUSINESS DECISION CAPABILITY USING SERIOUS GAMES
      5. STRATEGIES FOR CORPORATE LEARNING IN SMES
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: Categorization of Losses across Supply Chains
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CASE 1: LOSSES IN SUPPLY CHAIN OF BULK PRODUCTS: COAL
      4. CASE 2: LOSSES IN SUPPLY CHAIN FOR MANUFACTURED GOODS: STEEL
      5. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 8: Collaborative Demand and Supply Planning Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COLLABORATION IN NON-HIERARCHICAL NETWORKS
      4. MANUFACTURING PLANNING AND CONTROL
      5. ADVANCED PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
      6. THE WORK BENCH CONCEPT
      7. A NEW SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING APPROACH
      8. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 9: Instructional Design of an Advanced Interactive Discovery Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FOUNDATON: SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, COGNITIVE IMPRINTING, MEDIA STICKINESS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS TO ID
      4. RESEARCH CONTEXT
      5. CED COURSE DESIGN
      6. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      7. METHODS AND DATA COLLECTION
      8. DATA ANALYSIS
      9. RESULTS
      10. TEAM COMMUNICATION
      11. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 10: Modes of Open Innovation in Service Industries and Process Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORY DEVELOPMENT AND HYPOTHESES
      4. DATA AND EMPIRICAL ESTIMATION
      5. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    11. Chapter 11: Production Competence and Knowledge Generation for Technology Transfer
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATIONS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    12. Chapter 12: Tracing the Implementation of Non-Functional Requirements
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PROCESS OF THE TRAGOSOMA METHOD
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Development and Design Methodologies
    1. Chapter 13: Learning Parametric Designing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PARAMETRIC DESIGN STUDIO
      5. PARAMETRIC DESIGNING
      6. OUTCOMES
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. NEXT STEPS
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Service Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE DESIGN THROUGH A CASE STUDY
      3. BACKGROUND OF SERVICE DESIGN AND TOURISM
      4. DEVELOPING A DIGITAL SERVICE FOR LEISURE
      5. SERVICE DESIGN IN FUTURE
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX: CASE STUDY
    3. Chapter 15: A Mass Customisation Implementation Model for the Total Design Process of the Fashion System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE MASS CUSTOMISATION TENET
      5. THE PARAMETER AND OBJECT OF THE FASHION SYSTEM
      6. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
      7. FURTHER RESEARCH
    4. Chapter 16: Integration of Fuzzy Logic Techniques into DSS for Profitability Quantification in a Manufacturing Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUZZY SYSTEM
      5. FUZZY MODEL
      6. CASE STUDY
      7. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 17: Control Model for Intelligent and Demand-Driven Supply Chains1
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR INTELLIGENT AND DEMAND-DRIVEN SUPPLY CHAIN CONTROL
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 18: Reducing Design Margins by Adaptive Compensation for Thermal and Aging Variations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ADAPTIVE THRESHOLD COMPENSATION SCHEME
      4. THRESHOLD COMPENSATION FOR TEMPERATURE VARIABILITY
      5. THRESHOLD COMPENSATION FOR NBTI
      6. DEPLOYMENT OF PROPOSED CIRCUIT
      7. SUMMARY
    7. Chapter 19: Modeling Closed Loop Supply Chain Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MODEL BUILDING
      5. SIMULATION OF SCENARIOS
      6. CASE STUDIES
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 20: A Production Planning Optimization Model for Maximizing Battery Manufacturing Profitability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. BATTERY MANUFACTURING PROCESS
      5. FORMATION CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION MODEL
      6. MODEL APPLICATION AT MEBCO
      7. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 21: Multi-Objective Optimization of Manufacturing Processes Using Evolutionary Algorithms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION
      4. 3. EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS
      5. 4. FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 22: Decision Support Framework for the Selection of a Layout Type
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE LINK BETWEEN STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND LAYOUT TYPE
      5. DECISION SUPPORT FRAMEWORK
      6. CASE STUDY
      7. CONCLUSION AND REFLECTIONS
    11. Chapter 23: Petri Net Model Based Design and Control of Robotic Manufacturing Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODELING OF MANUFACTURING CELLS USING MODIFIED PETRI NETS
      4. DESIGN OF HIERARCHICAL AND DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM
      5. REAL-TIME CONTROL OF A MANUFACTURING CELL
      6. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 24: Lean Thinking Based Investment Planning at Design Stage of Cellular/Hybrid Manufacturing Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LEAN THINKING BASED INVESTMENT PLANNING BY AXIOMATIC DESIGN FOR CMS OR HMS
      5. CONCLUSION
    13. Chapter 25: Internal Supply Chain Integration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. INTERNAL INTEGRATION STRATEGIES
      5. CONCLUSION
    14. Chapter 26: Equipment Replacement Decisions Models with the Context of Flexible Manufacturing Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PROBLEM STATEMENT
      4. RELATED WORK
      5. MODELS DEVELOPMENT
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    15. Chapter 27: Enhancing Engineering Education Learning Outcomes Using Project-Based Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHALLENGES OF PROJECT BASED LEARNING
      4. CASE STUDY: PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL) AT JECRC
      5. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Tools and Technologies
    1. Chapter 28: Semantic Technologies in Motion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OUTLINE: SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES
      4. SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES IN ORGANIZATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    2. Chapter 29: Similarity-Based Cluster Analysis for the Cell Formation Problem
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. SIMILARITY BASED HIERARCHICAL CLUSTERING PROCESS
      5. CLUSTERING PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
      6. NUMERICAL EXAMPLE
      7. EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS
      8. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 30: Performance Comparison of Cellular Manufacturing Configurations in Different Demand Profiles
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MANUFACTURING SYSTEM CONTEXT
      5. LOADING POLICY
      6. SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT
      7. SIMULATION RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
    4. Chapter 31: Optimization and Mathematical Programming to Design and Planning Issues in Cellular Manufacturing Systems under Uncertain Situations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROBLEM BACKGROUND
      4. OPTIMIZATION APPROACHES IN UNCERTAIN SITUATIONS
      5. DECISION MAKING APPROACHES IN UNCERTAIN SITUATIONS
      6. MATHEMATICAL MODELLING
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 32: Multi-Modal Assembly-Support System for Cellular Manufacturing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PREVIOUS RELATED STUDIES
      4. MULTI-MODAL ASSEMBLY-SUPPORT SYSTEM
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 33: Modeling and Simulation of Discrete Event Robotic Systems Using Extended Petri Nets
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MODELING OF DISCRETE EVENT SYSTEMS USING EXTENDED PETRI NETS
      4. 3. PETRI NET MODELS OF COOPERATIVE CONTROL OF CONCURRENT TASKS
      5. 4. IMPLEMENTATION OF DISTRIBUTED CONTROL WITH MULTITHREADS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 34: Human-Friendly Robots for Entertainment and Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEVELOPMENT OF ANTHROPOMORPHIC MUSICAL ROBOTS
      4. DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ROBOTS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 35: Dual-SIM Phones
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1.0 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2.0 THE NEED FOR DUAL SIM MOBILE PHONE
      4. 3.0 THE DISRUPTIVE IMPACT OF DUAL-SIM TECHNOLOGY
      5. 4.0 CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 36: Data Envelopment Analysis in Environmental Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF THE DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS
      4. CASE STUDIES
    10. Chapter 37: Constrained Optimization of JIT Manufacturing Systems with Hybrid Genetic Algorithm
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION: JIT PRODUCTION CONTROL POLICIES
      4. OPTIMIZATION PROBLEM: OBJECTIVE FUNCTION
      5. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS: SIMULATION CASE
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    11. Chapter 38: Comparison of Connected vs. Disconnected Cellular Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM STUDIED: THE CASE STUDY
      6. ALTERNATE DESIGNS CONSIDERED
      7. METHODOLOGY USED
      8. RESULTS OBTAINED
      9. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 39: AutomatL@bs Consortium
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. IMPLEMENTATION
      5. AUTOMATL@BS NETWORK
      6. CONCLUSION
    13. Chapter 40: An Estimation of Distribution Algorithm for Part Cell Formation Problem
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. ESTIMATION OF DISTRIBUTION ALGORITHM
      5. PROBLEM STATEMENT
      6. PROPOSED EDA FOR MPCF PROBLEM (EDA-CF)
      7. COMPARATIVE STUDY
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX
    14. Chapter 41: A LabVIEW-Based Remote Laboratory
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SYSTEM OVERVIEW
      5. LABORATORY IMPLEMENTATION
      6. ISSUES OF RELEVANCE TO THE LABORATORY
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Utilization and Application
    1. Chapter 42: Using Serious Games for Collecting and Modeling Human Procurement Decisions in a Supply Chain Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MOTIVATION AND GOALS
      5. DECISIONTRACK GAME: FROM DESIGN TO IMPLEMENTATION
      6. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
      7. APPLICATION CASE
      8. ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 43: Serious Gaming Supporting Competence Development in Sustainable Manufacturing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHY THERE IS A NEED FOR SERIOUS GAMING IN SGM
      4. CHALLENGES IN SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING
      5. A SERIOUS GAME MEDIATING COMPETENCES IN SGM
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 44: Reengineering for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems Implementation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 RESEARCH FRAMEWORK
      4. 3 LITERATURE REVIEW ON CSFs AND IMPLEMENTATION SUCCESS (IS)
      5. 4 ERP IMPLEMENTATION SUCCESS (IS) AS A DEPENDENT VARIABLE
      6. 5 DATA COLLECTION
      7. 6 RESULTS AND DATA ANALYSIS
      8. 7 IMPLICATIONS
      9. 8 LIMITATIONS
      10. 9 FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. 10 CONCLUSION
      12. APPENDIX: CSFS CORRELATION ANALYSIS
    4. Chapter 45: Optimal Pricing and Inventory Decisions for Fashion Retailers under Value-At-Risk Objective
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. THE MODEL: A REVIEW
      5. A SOLUTION SCHEME
      6. NUMERICAL EXAMPLE
      7. COORDINATION
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. Chapter 46: Implementation of Rapid Manufacturing Systems in the Jewellery Industry in Brazil
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESIGN AND MODELING PROCESS IN THE JEWELLERY COMPANIES
      4. REVIEW ON JEWELL RAPID PROTOTYPING
      5. NEW TRENDS ON CAD/CAM IMPLEMENTATION IN JEWERLY INDUSTRY
      6. METHODS USED IN JEWELLERY MANUFACTURING
      7. MODERN MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
      8. CAD/CAM IN JEWELL INDUSTRY
      9. JEWEL MODEL RAPID PROTOTYPING
      10. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 47: Cases Illustrating Risks and Crisis Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: METHOD ANALYSIS AND CHAPTER FRAMEWORK
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 48: Aircraft Development and Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CASE STUDIES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 49: Adoption of Information Technology Governance in the Electronics Manufacturing Sector in Malaysia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. DATA ANALYSIS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 50: An Environmentally Integrated Manufacturing Analysis Combined with Waste Management in a Car Battery Manufacturing Plant
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE ENVIRONMENTALLY INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEM ANALYSIS
      5. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTALLY INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEM ANALYSIS IN A CAR BATTERY MANUFACTURING PLANT
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 51: Ghabbour Group ERP Deployment
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    11. Chapter 52: Matching Manufacturing and Retailing Models in Fashion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PERSPECTIVES IN THE NEW MANUFACTURER-RETAILER RELATIONSHIPS
      4. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 53: Production Information Systems Usability in Jordan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. JORDANIAN MANUFACTURING FIRMS ADOPTION OF PIS
      5. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    13. Chapter 54: Research into the Path Evolution of Manufacturing in the Transitional Period in Mainland China
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS OF CHINESE MANUFACTURING
      4. 3 THE UPGRADING OF MANUFACTURING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN
      5. 4 THE UPGRADING OF MANUFACTURING FROM OTHER PERSPECTIVES
      6. 5 CONCLUSION
    14. Chapter 55: UB1-HIT Dual Master’s Programme
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
      3. COMPLEMENTARITIES UNDERPINNING THE COLLABORATION
      4. FORMAL MODEL OF THE UB1-HIT DUAL MASTER’S DEGREE CURRICULUM
      5. A UNIFIED MRPII TRAINING CASE STUDY
      6. DISCUSSION AND REMARKS
      7. PRELIMINARY ACHIEVEMENTS AND ASSESSMENT
      8. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Organizational and Social Implications
    1. Chapter 56: Process Innovation with Ambient Intelligence (AmI) Technologies in Manufacturing SMEs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY IN MANUFACTURING
      5. METHODOLOGY AND DATA COLLECTION
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 57: Teaching Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) Online
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE NEED
      4. THE TECHNOLOGY CAD COURSE
      5. TCAD LABORATORY
      6. ONLINE LABORATORY AT IIT KHARAGPUR
      7. STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
      8. LABORATORY EVALUATION AND STUDENTS FEEDBACK
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 58: Implementing Business Intelligence in the Dynamic Beverages Sales and Distribution Environment
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE CASE FIRM
    4. Chapter 59: Sharing Scientific and Social Knowledge in a Performance Oriented Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. PROPOSED MODEL
      5. VARIABLES AND HYPOTHESES
      6. RESEARCH DESIGN
      7. ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS
      8. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. APPENDIX A: QUESTIONNAIRES AND CONSTRUCT MEASUREMENT
      11. APPENDIX B: REGRESSIONS AND CONFIRMATORY TESTS
    5. Chapter 60: Group Decision Making for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Selection Using the Choquet Integral
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW: GROUP DECISION MAKING AND AMTS
      4. SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
      5. THE CHOQUET INTEGRAL
      6. A CASE STUDY
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 61: Operator Assignment Decisions in a Highly Dynamic Cellular Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROBLEM STATEMENT
      5. PROPOSED MATHEMATICAL MODELS
      6. DATA USED IN EXPERIMENTS
      7. EXPERIMENTS
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    7. Chapter 62: Capacity Sharing Issue in an Electronic Co-Opetitive Network
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHY NETWORKS ARE NECESSARY
      4. NETWORK TYPOLOGIES
      5. WHY WE ARE INTERESTED TO THE ELECTRONIC CO-OPETITIVE NETWORK
      6. CO-OPETITION, A LITERATURE OVERVIEW
      7. NETWORK GOVERNANCE PROPOSED
      8. THE AGENT-BASED NETWORK MODEL
      9. COORDINATION MECHANISM
      10. SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT
      11. RESULTS
      12. SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
    8. Chapter 63: Evaluation of Remote Interface Component Alternatives for Teaching Tele-Robotic Operation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. THE EXPERIMENT: INTERFACE COMPONENTS ANALYSIS
      6. EXPERIMENTAL SETTINGS AND APPARATUS
      7. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
      8. GUIDELINES AND FINAL DESIGN
      9. FURTHER RESEARCH
    9. Chapter 64: Cell Loading and Family Scheduling for Jobs with Individual Due Dates
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE PROBLEM STUDIED
      5. PROPOSED SOLUTION TECHNIQUES
      6. ANALYSIS OF RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      8. APPENDIX
    10. Chapter 65: Evaluation of Key Metrics for Performance Measurement of a Lean Deployment Effort
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEAN TECHNIQUES
      4. LEAN ENTERPRISE TOOLS
      5. STUDY METHOD
      6. CONCLUSION
    11. Chapter 66: Direct Building Manufacturing of Homes with Digital Fabrication
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. INDUSTRIALIZED MANUFACTURING
      4. 3. CONTROLLING DESIGN WITH DRAWINGS
      5. 4. CONTROLLED DELIVERY WITH MACHINES
      6. 5. ERROR AND THE ARTISAN
      7. 6. CREATIVE USE OF DIGITAL FABRICATION
      8. 7. PROBLEMS WITH DIGITAL FABRICATION
      9. 8. MATERIALIZING A DESIGN
      10. 9. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 67: eRiskGame
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROJECT-BASED LEARNING
      5. GAME-BASED TRAINING
      6. BROWSER GAMES
      7. WEB COMMUNICATION TOOLS APPLIED TO EDUCATION
      8. INTELLIGENT AGENTS
      9. RELATED WORKS
      10. E-RISKGAME
      11. CONCLUSION
    13. Chapter 68: Effect of Customer Power on Supply Chain Integration and Performance1
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX CONSTRUCT MEASUREMENT
    14. Chapter 69: Firm-Specific Factors and the Degree of Innovation Openness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. APPENDIX
  11. Section 6: Managerial Impact
    1. Chapter 70: Offshoring Process
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. COMPARISON OF OFFSHORING IN DENMARK AND JAPAN
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 71: Network Marketing and Supply Chain Management for Effective Operations Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 72: Knowledge Management in SMEs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. SMEs’ COMPETITIVENESS IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCENARIO
      4. 2. STRATEGIES, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ICT
      5. 3. COMPETITIVENESS IN FRENCH FIRMS
      6. 4. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 73: Developments in Modern Operations Management and Cellular Manufacturing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT IN THE CONTEMPORARY ERA
      4. DEVELOPMENTS IN CELLULAR MANUFACTURING APPROACHES AND METHODS
      5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 74: Fashion Supply Chain Management through Cost and Time Minimization from a Network Perspective
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE FASHION SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MODEL
      4. THEOREM 1
      5. NUMERICAL EXAMPLES
      6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    6. Chapter 75: An Exploratory Study on Product Lifecycle Management in the Fashion Chain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT IN THE FASHION CHAIN
      5. ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 76: Knowledge Dissemination in Portals
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE ARTICLE
      4. FUTURE TRENDS
      5. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 77: A Comparative Analysis of Activity-Based Costing and Traditional Costing Systems
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. 1- ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. 2- SETTING THE STAGE
      4. 3- CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      5. 4- CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. 5- COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS AND PRACTICAL INSIGHTS: TRADITIONAL VERSUS ABC
    9. Chapter 78: Complex Real-Life Supply Chain Planning Problems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING
      3. 2. SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING PROBLEM
      4. 3. SIGNIFICANCE OF SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING
      5. 4. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE OF SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING AND OPTIMISATION
      6. 5. IDENTIFIED GAPS IN THE LITERATURE OF SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING
      7. 6. A COMPLEX LARGE-SCALE SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING MODEL
      8. 7. TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE OPTIMISATION OF COMPLEX SUPPLY CHAIN MODELS
    10. Chapter 79: E-Government Clusters
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLUSTERS AND e-GOVERNMENT
      4. DEFINING THE e-GOVERNMENT CLUSTER
      5. A PROPOSED FRAMEWORK
      6. CASE STUDIES
      7. ANALYSIS
      8. CONCLUSION
    11. Chapter 80: Hybrid Algorithms for Manufacturing Rescheduling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. MEASUREMENT METHODOLOGY
      5. CASE STUDIES FOR CUSTOMISED PRODUCTION
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS TO CASE STUDY COMPANIES
      7. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 81: Negotiation Protocol Based on Budget Approach for Adaptive Manufacturing Scheduling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. MANUFACTURING SYSTEM CONTEXT
      5. BUDGET APPROACH
      6. PERFORMANCE INDICES AND PRICE COMPUTATION
      7. SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT
      8. SIMULATION RESULTS
      9. CONCLUSION
    13. Chapter 82: Research Profiles
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: THE NEED FOR A NEW PERSPECTIVE OF RESEARCH MANAGEMENT STYLES
      4. THE BASIC DIMENSIONS FOR RESEARCH MANAGEMENT STYLES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS: RESEARCH PROFILES AND MANAGEMENT STYLES
      6. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 7: Critical Issues
    1. Chapter 83: Cultural Models and Variations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CULTURE AND ITS NATURE
      3. CULTURAL THEORIES AND DIMENSIONS
      4. MANUFACTURING SYSTEM AND CULTURE
      5. INTER-FIRM RELATIONSHIP AND CULTURE WITH INDUSTRY OBSERVATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE AREAS FOR CULTURAL STUDIES
    2. Chapter 84: New Design Paradigm
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TOWARDS DESIGN THEORY PARADIGM IDENTIFICATION
      4. TOWARDS DESIGN THEORY PLATFORM: THE BASE OF SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES
      5. DESIGN THEORY PLATFORM: THE PARADIGM SIGNATURE IDENTIFICATION
      6. DESIGN PRACTICE PARADIGM IDENTIFICATION
      7. SUMMARY: THE OUTCOMES OF NEW DESIGN PARADIGM REVEALING
      8. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    3. Chapter 85: Dynamics in Knowledge
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE SITUATIONS IN PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
      3. RELATED WORK AND DIFFICULTY
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 86: Tool and Information Centric Design Process Modeling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE DESIGN PROCESS
      4. CASE STUDY RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING DESIGN
      5. THE EAI PROJECT
      6. THE WMP PROJECT
      7. THE MICHELIN PROJECT
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 87: Application of Dynamic Analysis in a Centralised Supply Chain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CENTRALISED SUPPLY CHAIN AT DRAEGER SAFETY, UK
      4. THE MODEL
      5. MODEL ANALYSIS
      6. THE INFLUENCE OF α AND β
      7. THE EFFECT OF PRODUCTION LEAD-TIME
      8. INFLUENCES OF ‘SATURATION’ EFFECTS
      9. DISCUSSION
      10. MANAGEMENT MICROWORLD
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. APPENDIX A
      13. APPENDIX B
      14. APPENDIX C
      15. APPENDIX D
    6. Chapter 88: The Drivers for a Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT
      5. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 89: Cellular or Functional Layout?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMPARATIVE STUDIES FRAMEWORK
      4. SIMULATION MODELS
      5. THE OBJECTIVE COMPARISON METHODOLOGY
      6. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 90: Random Dynamical Network Automata for Nanoelectronics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
      3. RANDOM DYNAMICAL NETWORKS
      4. CELLULAR AUTOMATA ARCHITECTURES
      5. DAMAGE SPREADING AND CRITICALITY
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. RESULTS
      9. DISCUSSION
      10. COMPLEX NETWORKS AND WIRING COSTS
      11. DISCUSSION
      12. SOLVING TASKS WITH RANDOM BOOLEAN NETWORKS
      13. EXPERIMENTAL SETUP
      14. RESULTS
      15. DISCUSSION
      16. MANUFACTURING ISSUES
      17. CONCLUSION
      18. OPEN QUESTIONS AND UNADDRESSED ISSUES
      19. OUTLOOK
    9. Chapter 91: Creative Regions in Europe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MAPS OF AGGLOMERATIONS IN MANUFACTURING, SERVICES AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. 5. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 92: Design of Manufacturing Cells Based on Graph Theory
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GRAPH COLORING
      5. GRAPH COLORING AND MANUFACTURING CELLS DESIGN
      6. DISSIMILARITY INDEXES BETWEEN PARTS
      7. ALGORITHMS
      8. RESULTS
      9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    11. Chapter 93: Ethos as Enablers of Organisational Knowledge Creation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. PEOPLE'S ABILITIES, NECESSARY FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATING PROCESS
      5. TRI-DIRECTIONAL APPROACH TO ORGANISATIONAL KNOWLEDGE CREATION
      6. WAYS OF REPRESENTING VIEWPOINTS
      7. BACKGROUND
      8. RESEARCH METHOD
      9. THE ANALYSIS AND THE INTERPRETATION OF INTERVIEWS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH
      11. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 94: Engineering Design as Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. KNOWLEDGE
      4. RESEARCH METHODS
      5. ENGINEERING JOURNALS IN THE 1950s
      6. 1950’s EXAMPLES OF DESIGN AS RESEARCH
      7. DESIGN AS RESEARCH METHOD
      8. KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPED THROUGH DESIGN
      9. CONCLUSION
    13. Chapter 95: Engineer-to-Order
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO ETO FROM A CONCURRENT ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVE
      3. BACKGROUND REVIEW
      4. ETO KEY SEGMENTS
      5. AN IMPROVED ETO: CE OPERATION PROCESS AND MODEL FOR SCM
      6. ETO BEST PRACTICE
      7. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TO CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
      8. ETO CLASSIC TOOLS
      9. CONCLUSION AND RESEARCH GAPS
      10. APPENDIX
  13. Section 8: Emerging Trends
    1. Chapter 96: Advanced Technologies for Transient Faults Detection and Compensation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. MITIGATION TECHNIQUES
      5. 4. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 97: Augmented Reality for Collaborative Assembly Design in Manufacturing Sector
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. BENEFITS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 98: E-Business/ICT and Carbon Emissions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ICT RESULTED CARBON EMISSION
      5. CARBON TRADING PLATFORM
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 99: Building for the Future
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
      3. ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      4. IT INFRASTRUCTURE
      5. PROCESS
      6. PEOPLE
      7. WORK ENVIRONMENT
      8. SUMMARY AND FINDINGS
    5. Chapter 100: Embedded RFID Solutions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RFID TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
      4. RFID IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS
      5. THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: TOWARDS THE INCLUSION OF RFID TECHNOLOGY
      6. THE MODULAR APPROACH
      7. CASE-STUDIES
      8. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    6. Chapter 101: Future Trends in SCM
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. AN EVOLVING CONCEPT
      3. THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT
      4. PROSPECTIVE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
      5. FUTURE OF THE REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS OF SCM IN THE INDUSTRY
      6. PROBLEM MODELING
      7. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 102: Green Computing as an Ecological Aid in Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. EVALUATION OF THE USE PHASE
      4. EXTENDING THE SCOPE OF THE SOFTWARE
      5. RESEARCH VISION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 103: Improving Energy-Efficiency of Scientific Computing Clusters
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROBLEM AND METHODS
      5. TESTS AND RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 104: Organic Solar Cells Modeling and Simulation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF ORGANIC CELLS BASED ON POLYMERS
      3. MODELLING AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS
      4. NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HIGH-ORDER TIO NANOTUBE DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS
      5. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 105: Programming Robots in Kindergarten to Express Identity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT OF STUDY
      4. ETHNOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF ROBOTICS EXPERIENCE
      5. CONCLUSION
    11. Chapter 106: Prototyping of Robotic Systems in Surgical Procedures and Automated Manufacturing Processes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. MECHANISM AND CONTROL OF ROBOTIC SYSTEMS
      5. 4. NEW RESEARCHES IN SURGICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ROBOTIC SYSTEMS
      6. 5. FUTURE IMPROVEMENT
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 107: Software Process Lines
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND JUSTIFICATION
      3. TOWARDS SOFTWARE INDUSTRIALIZATION
      4. OVERVIEW OF SOFTWARE PRODUCT LINES
      5. SOFTWARE PROCESS LINES
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    13. Chapter 108: Super High Efficiency Multi-Junction Solar Cells and Concentrator Solar Cells
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. KEY ISSUES FOR REALIZING HIGH-EFFICIENCY MJ SOLAR CELLS
      4. HIGH-EFFICIENCY INGAP/GAAS/GE 3-JUNCTION SOLAR CELLS AND THEIR SPACE APPLICATIONS
      5. LOW COST POTENTIAL OF CONCENTRATOR MJ SOLAR CELL MODULES AND HIGH EFFICIENCY CONCENTRATOR INGAP/GAAS/GE 3-JUNCTION SOLAR CELL MODULES AND TERRESTRIAL APPLICATIONS
      6. MOST RECENT RESULTS OF MJ CELLS
      7. FUTURE DIRECTION
    14. Chapter 109: Zero-Downtime Reconfiguration of Distributed Control Logic in Industrial Automation and Control
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT RECONFIGURATION
      4. ENHANCED IEC 61499 DEVICE MANAGEMENT FOR DOWNTIMELESS RECONFIGURATION
      5. AN ENGINEERING METHOD FOR RECONFIGURATION OF IPMCS APPLICATIONS
      6. TESTS AND CONCEPT VALIDATION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION