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  • Improving the Decision-making of Reverse Logistics Network Design Part II: An Improved Scenario-based Solution Method and Numerical Experimentation 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Chapter, 2018-02-11)
    The study of the network design problems related to reverse supply chain and reverse logistics is of great interest for both academicians and practitioners due to its important role for a sustainable society. However, reverse logistics network design is a complex decision-making problem that involves several interactive factors and faces many uncertainties. Thus, in order to improve the reverse ...
  • Case study: Optimization of End-of-line Packaging in Fishery Industry 

    Sziebig, Gabor; Kerezovic, Tanja (Peer reviewed; Chapter, 2016)
    Application of automation in SMEs working in fish industry is not in advanced state as in other fields of production and manufacturing industries. Due to expensive equipment, high labor costs of engineers required to implement such features into production lines, and low-quantity contracts, introduction of automation technologies is in large part of these companies is absent. This paper analyses ...
  • Atmospheric ice monitoring system operation at Remote locations in cold region 

    Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Rashid, Taimur; Mustafa, Mohamad Y (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
    The problems encountered in installation, maintenance and operations of equipment in the cold climate regions are far more complicated than others. The contributing factors and problems that can affect the system operation and performance should be identified, assessed and focused within well-defined parameters before its installation in cold climate regions. The harsh cold environment, could not ...
  • A Literature Review on Technologies in Future Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems 

    Kerezovic, Tanja; Sziebig, Gabor (Peer reviewed; Chapter, 2018-02-05)
    Emergence of global markets forces businesses to become more flexible and adaptive to constantly changing demands and environments. In order to do so, enterprises turn towards application of newest technologies in manufacturing in order to make them intelligent. Since Small and Medium Enterprises play the central role in the domain of European manufacturing, the question arises – based on their ...
  • A multi-objective mathematical programming for sustainable reverse logistics network design. Part I: Model formulation 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Solvang, Bjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-02)
    Reverse logistics has received more and more attention during the past decade due to the increasing public awareness of sustainable development. Because of the fluctuation in both quantity and quality of the reverse material flow, design and planning of reverse logistics network is much more complicated comparing with the forward ones. Therefore, it is important to develop decision support tools for ...
  • A Trade-off Model for Green Supply Chain Design: An Efficiency-versus-Emission Analysis 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Chapter, 2018-04-09)
    —With the growing concern of climate change and global warming, the reduction on carbon emissions of supply chain activities have been increasingly focused by both academics and corporates in the last two decades. The increased public awareness on sustainability and stricter environmental policies together enforce the companies to rethink their practices in supply chain design and operations in an ...
  • A decision-support model for operational planning of surface coal mining considering equipment failure 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sun, Xu (Peer reviewed; Conference object; 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 ...
  • Developing a Toolbox of supports for small and medium sized manufacturing companies 

    Moore, John; Loughran, Anne; McCusker, Edel; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sziebig, Gabor; Yu, Hao; Ericson, Åsa; Holmqvist, Johann; Wenngren, Johann; Pieskä, Sakari; Vahasoyrinki, Juoni; Kaartinen, Heidi (Peer reviewed; 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 

    Huang, Taoying; Solvang, Wei Deng; Yu, Hao (Peer reviewed; Conference object; 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 ...
  • Improving the Decision-making of Reverse Logistics Network Design Part I: A MILP Model under Stochastic Environment 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Book; Chapter, 2018-02-11)
    The study of the network design problems related to reverse supply chain and reverse logistics is of great interest for both academicians and practitioners due to its important role for a sustainable society. However, reverse logistics network design is a complex decision-making problem that involves several interactive factors and faces many uncertainties. Thus, in order to improve the reverse ...
  • A New Two-Stage Stochastic Model for Reverse Logistics Network Design under Government Subsidy and Low-Carbon Emission Requirement 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Conference object; 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 ...
  • A multi-objective location-allocation optimization for sustainable management of municipal solid waste 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-02-13)
    The location problem of treatment and service facilities in municipal solid waste (MSW) management system is of significant importance due to the socioeconomic and environmental concerns. The consideration of waste treatment costs, environmental impact, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, social fairness as well as other relevant aspects should be simultaneously taken into account when a MSW management ...
  • Enhancing the competitiveness of manufacturers through Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing System (SIMS): A supply chain perspective 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed; Conference object; 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 ...
  • A Carbon-Constrained Stochastic Optimization Model with Augmented Multi-Criteria Scenario-Based Risk-Averse Solution for Reverse Logistics Network Design under Uncertainty 

    Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-10)
    With the increase of the concern from the public for environmental pollution and waste of resources, the value recovery through reuse, repair, remanufacturing and recycling from the end-of-use (EOU) and end-of-life (EOL) products have become increasingly important. Reverse logistics is the process for capturing the remaining value from the EOU and EOL products and also for the proper disposal of the ...
  • Using Mutual Charge Scheme to Measure Salinity of Ice 

    Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Nikumbh, Bhushan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
    For offshore measurements in Cold Regions, salinity of ice is also a critical parameter (together with many other parameterssuchasicingtype,load,icingrateandmeltingrate)to be identified in order to optimize the performance of anti/de icing systems. Although there are some available sensory solutions in the market to measure real time salinity levels of water, however there are still not many real ...
  • A case study to estimate thermal conductivity of ABS in Cold Climate Chamber 

    Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Makarova, Marina; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Polanco Pinerez, Geanette (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-10-22)
    Non steady state thermal conductivity of ABS was estimated using an analytical approach in a Cold Climate Chamber at ?10?C and ?14?C. Two hollow cylinders of ABS of varying thickness were used to estimate the conductivity. The material was porous but the porosity was unknown. This paper is a case study to understand, if it is reasonable to estimate the thermal conductivity using the analytical varying ...
  • Remote Operation and Assistance in Human Robot Interactions with Vibrotactile Feedback 

    Sziebig, Gabor; Korondi, Peter (Peer reviewed; Conference object, 2017-08-08)
    This paper investigates intuitiveness in human robot interactions with focus on remote operation and assistance. The increasing number of robot applications in small volume production requires new techniques to ease the use of these sophisticated systems. A vibrotactile device was used for experiments. Vibration patterns are developed to represent a cognitive information channel for the remote ...
  • Future Role of Application of New Technologies in Small-and Medium Scale Manufacturing Systems - Regarding Intelligent and Advanced Manufacturing Systems in Northern Peripheral Area 

    Somlò, Kinga; Sziebig, Gabor (Peer reviewed; Conference object, 2017-08-08)
    Nowadays the concept of Industry 4.0. and the relating intelligent manufacturing system are getting more and more current and well-known. In the past years the outstanding development of different areas such as information technology computer science, machining, robotics and so on, made possible a comprehensive transformation of the manufacturing systems. Present paper aims to give a general overview ...
  • State of the Art Review of Atmospheric Icing Sensors 

    Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Mustafa, Mohamad (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-03-31)
    A state of the art review of atmospheric icing sensors is presented in this article, in order to understand their design and working principle for future developments. It is found that most atmospheric icing sensors which are capable of delivering maximum information are based upon direct measurement of the physical properties (electrical or mechanical) of atmospheric ice. Some field measurements ...
  • Numerical Study of Atmospheric Icing on Non Rotating Circular Cylinders in Tandem Arrangement 

    Virk, Muhammad Shakeel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-03-01)
    Numerical study of atmospheric ice accretion on two non-rotating circular cylinders in tandem arrangement was carried out at different operating and geometric conditions. To validate the numerical model, initially the results of ice accretion on single circular cylinder were compared with the experimental data obtained from CIGELE atmospheric icing research wind tunnel (CAIRWT) [1, 2]. A good agreement ...

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