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A decision-support model for operational planning of surface coal mining considering equipment failure
(Peer reviewed; Conference object; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; Chapter, 2016)
This paper presents a decision-support model aiming, primarily, at maximizing the productivity of surface coal mining activities through operational planning and management. The model is formulated based upon mixed integer programming, and it determines the optimal production plan of the shovels and allocation plan of the haul trucks in order to minimize operational cost, fuel consumption as well ...
A New Two-Stage Stochastic Model for Reverse Logistics Network Design under Government Subsidy and Low-Carbon Emission Requirement
(Peer reviewed; Conference object; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; Chapter, 2018-02-12)
Nowadays, increasing number of companies incorporates the reverse logistics decisions into their supply chain design in order to cope with the enforced international and national legislation and improve the resource efficiency and public image. This paper investigates a new stochastic optimization model for designing a single-period multiproduct multi-level reverse logistics system under government ...
Developing a Toolbox of supports for small and medium sized manufacturing companies
(Peer reviewed; Konferansebidrag; Bokkapittel; Conference object; Chapter, 2016)
TARGET is a collaborative project involving a partnership of universities and institutes of higher education in UK, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The project will develop tools to enhance capacity in regional manufacturing companies to adapt and embrace new technologies and innovation. This is to be done in collaboration with small/medium sized manufacturing engineering companies - developing, ...
An introduction of small-scale intelligent manufacturing system
(Peer reviewed; Konferansebidrag; Conference object; Bokkapittel; Chapter, 2016)
Manufacturing companies in Northern Peripheral and Arctic region are predominately small and medium-sized and face considerable challenges like geographical isolation and a lack of benefits offered by industrial clusters. For the ultimate goal of enhancing their competitiveness in a global market, it is imperative for companies to innovate or adopt innovations in order to quickly response to changes ...
Enhancing the competitiveness of manufacturers through Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing System (SIMS): A supply chain perspective
(Peer reviewed; Bokkapittel; Conference object; Konferansebidrag; Chapter, 2017-05-04)
In order to survive in this competitive and ever changing market, manufacturers have to improve and enhance the competitiveness, flexibility, responsiveness and sustainability with the application of the cutting-edge technologies and innovative management methods. New concepts, i.e., Intelligent manufacturing, flexible manufacturing, agile manufacturing, network manufacturing, green manufacturing ...
SMEs challenges and needs in relation to innovation agendas and strategies
(Chapter; Bokkapittel; Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2016-06-21)
Regional research project are, as is also regional industry, highly need-based. That is, understanding the stakeholders’ (or customers’) real challenges and related needs is important. This study is based on interviews with SMEs in the Northern parts of Finland, Norway and Sweden, but also on available innovation agendas and strategies for each country. The differences among the companies in those ...