• An Empirical Study on the Impact of Cultural Types on Resources Integration Model 

      Solvang, Wei Deng; Zhan, Yan; Lu, Jiansha (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      From the perspective of Resource-based Theory (RBT), organizational culture can be a source of sustained competitive advantage. And resources integration models, divided by property rights of resource, not firm boundary, as internal and external resources integration models, are presented as being specific in different cultural contexts. However, the litera- ture review shows the absences of an ...
    • Atmospheric ice accretion on non rotating vertical circular cyliner 

      Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Polanco, Geanette (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-10-22)
      Study of atmospheric ice accretion on a non-rotating vertical circular cylindrical object was carried out at dry and wet ice conditions. Both numerical and experimental techniques were used during this study. 3D numerical study was carried out using computational fluid dynamics based approach, whereas experimental study was carried out at Cryospheric Environmental Simulator ‘CES’ in Shinjo, Japan. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Atmospheric Icing Sensors - Capacitive Techniques 

      Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel (Peer reviewed, 2013-01-22)
      The application of capacitive sensing technique is widely distributed in different physical domains primarily because of the diversity in dielectric permittivity and due to its minimum loading error and inertial effects. Atmospheric ice is a complex mixture of water, ice and air which is reflected in its complex dielectric constant. There are many existing atmospheric icing sensors but only few are ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Charge Transfer Scheme for Atmospheric Ice Sensing 

      Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Rashid, Taimur (Peer reviewed, 2015-01-31)
      The atmospheric icing parameters are being measured nowadays with the aid of more customized yet limited commercial equipment. The parameters include atmospheric ice detection, icing load and icing rate. The robustness of such equipment is usually under scrutiny when it comes to cold/harsh environment operations. This phenomenon was experienced consistently by the atmospheric Icing Research Team at ...
    • 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, ...
    • Encapsulated Water Hammer: Theoretical/Experimental Study 

      Polanco, Geanette; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Victor, Sojo; Jose, Da Paixao; Antonio, Vidal; Orlando, Aguillon (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-10-22)
      Water hammer phenomenon involves the transformation of kinetic energy in pressure energy, this transformation occurs as the fluid conditions change inside the pipe in quite a short time. Industry requires to affront frequent flow interruptions in pipe systems due to the closing of valves or stopping of pumping equipment. This phenomenon can initiate serious damages like destruction of the pipe system ...
    • 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 ...
    • Experimental validation of icing rate using rotational load 

      Mughal, Umair Najeeb; Virk, Muhammad Shakeel; Kosugi, Kenji; Mochizuki, Shigeto (Peer reviewed, 2016-04-16)
      Icing load and icing rate are necessary feedback variables for an intelligent anti/de-icing systemtowork effectively in harsh cold environment of high north. These parametersmay be measured by axial loadings or by rotational loadings, as a function of current demand. However the former may not necessarily be dynamic, whereas the later necessarily be rotational. Sufficiently at a fixed rpm, a ...
    • 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 ...
    • A general reverse logistics network design model for product reuse and recycling with environmental considerations 

      Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Peer reviewed, 2016-04-02)
      Reverse logistics is believed to be one of the most promising solutions for capturing the remaining values from used products and has been extensively focused by both academics and practitioners during the past two decades. Conceptual framework, mathematical programming and computational algorithms have been developed for decision making at strategic, tactical and operational levels of a reverse ...
    • A Goal Programming Approach for Green Supply Chain Network Optimization 

      Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Solvang, Bjørn (Chapter, 2016-10)
      Green supply chain management has been focused by both academicians and practitioners in recent years due to the increased public awareness on environmental problems and sustainable development. In this paper, a decision aided model for green supply chain network design and optimization is proposed to justify both economic and environmental performance in an optimal fashion. The model is formulated ...
    • A green supply chain network design model for enhancing competitiveness and sustainability of companies in high north arctic regions 

      Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Chen, Chen (Peer reviewed, 2014)
      To survive in today's competitive and ever-changing marketplace, companies need not only to engage in their products and/or services, but also to focus on the management of the whole supply chain. Effectively managing and balancing the profitability and interconnection of each player in the supply chain will improve the overall supply chain surplus as well as individual profit. However, it is extremely ...
    • Immunterapi må tilbys til alle 

      Måløy, Marthe (Chronicle; Kronikk, 2016-09-20)
    • An improved multi-objective programming with augmented ε-constraint method for hazardous waste location-routing problem 

      Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-05-31)
      Hazardous waste location-routing problems are of importance due to the potential risk for nearby residents and the environment. In this paper, an improved mathematical formulation is developed based upon a multi-objective mixed integer programming approach. The model aims at assisting decision makers in selecting locations for different facilities including treatment plants, recycling plants and ...
    • 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 ...