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Development of Sustainable Manufacturing Performance Evaluation Expert System for Small and Medium Enterprises

Sujit Singh, Ezutah Udoncy Olugu, Siti Nurmaya Musa
2016 Procedia CIRP  
The fuzzy rule-based expert system is proposed to elicit the performances of all the aspects and overall sustainability of the organization based on triple bottom-line framework.  ...  This study proposes a fuzzy rule based expert system for sustainable manufacturing performance assessment in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).  ...  Research Design The purpose of this study is to develop a web based expert system that will aid decision makers in the performance assessment of their manufacturing system based on the Triple Bottom-Line  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procir.2016.01.142 fatcat:udyiwc5bfzd6hltck7wwyzdt5q

Development of a Sustainable Industry 4.0 Approach for Increasing the Performance of SMEs

Paul-Eric Dossou, Gaspard Laouénan, Jean-Yves Didier
2022 Processes  
The proposed framework helped the company to formulate guidelines and transition towards a sustainable 4.0 company.  ...  and the deployment of a sustainable Industry 4.0 methodology, and to develop an intelligent system for supporting companies' digital transformation in order to improve their performance.  ...  Acknowledgments: Icam site of Grand Paris Sud and IBISC laboratory contribute to the study realization their technical and administrative supports.  ... 
doi:10.3390/pr10061092 fatcat:h6lxiio7xrguxbg5s777ckejhu

AIoT-Based Smart Bin for Real-Time Monitoring and Management of Solid Waste

Aniqa Bano, Ikram Ud Din, Asma A. Al-Huqail, Habib Ullah Khan
2020 Scientific Programming  
To maintain the cleanliness of a city and for real-time monitoring of trash bins, a smart bin mechanism (SBM) for smart cities is proposed in this paper, which is based on Artificial Intelligent of Things  ...  Solid waste management is a pivotal aspect in traditional systems and it is becoming dangerous in most populated areas.  ...  on the centralized system for waste management that is managed by a central authority.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2020/6613263 fatcat:2mp7azt66ze67gy6b7wzjxplvy

Railway communication system; Reliability; Mean time to failure; Markov process; Sensitivity

Sarfaraz Hashemkhani Zolfani, School of Engineering, Catholic University of the North, Coquimbo, Chile, Ali Ebadi Torkayesh, Ramin Bazrafshan, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran
2021 Operational Research in Engineering Sciences: Theory and Applications  
"Prospective Multiple Attribute Decision Making (PMADM)" is one of the well-known decision-making frameworks that have been used as a flexible decision-making tool for developing policies and making future  ...  A vision-based weighting system (ViWeS) prepares a new opportunity to take proper decisions in different visions and time requirements.  ...  Acknowledgment: Proyecto Nº 11190104: New approaches to the future-based decision making based on Prospective Multiple Attribute Decision Making (PMADM) outline; Programa Fodecyt, Conicyt, Ministrio de  ... 
doi:10.31181/oresta20402140z fatcat:nih7aqd4ffbbhmtz4avy52rvgi

Linking the multi-level perspective with social representations theory: Gasifiers as a niche innovation reinforcing the energy-from-waste (EfW) regime

Les Levidow, Paul Upham
2017 Technological forecasting & social change  
Taking a socio-cognitive perspective, this paper links the MLP with social representations theory, to show how a new technology is diversely 'anchored' in a familiar one for different agendas.  ...  The case study is a specific niche innovationthermal treatments of municipal solid waste (MSW) within the UK's wider regime of energy-from-waste (EfW).  ...  For helpful editorial comments, we would like to thank Stephen Burnley (Open University), Frank Geels (University of Manchester), Geraint Evans (Energy Technologies Institute) and Niranjan Patel (DEFRA  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2017.03.028 fatcat:lnrjg665lnfsdfxcy3e4nudtkm

Technology management methodologies and applications

Shu-hsien Liao
2005 Technovation  
Based on the scope of 546 articles of technology management methodologies, this paper surveys and classifies TM methodologies using the eight categories of: TM framework, General and policy research, Information  ...  This paper surveys technology management (TM) development using a literature review and classification of articles from 1995 to 2003 with keyword index in order to explore how TM methodologies and applications  ...  A framework for implementing an integrative approach based on a strategic perspective to business process reengineering has been discussed in an empirical study (Wu, 2002) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2003.08.002 fatcat:a7cgmtsjwrdhbe2ic7b6gbrrue

Overview of legislation on sewage sludge management in developed countries worldwide

A. Christodoulou, K. Stamatelatou
2015 Water Science and Technology  
Sewage sludge cannot be regarded solely as 'waste'; it is a renewable resource for energy and material recovery.  ...  The need to apply innovative technologies for maximizing the efficiency and minimizing the carbon footprint of sewage treatment plants has upgraded sewage sludge management to a highly sophisticated research  ...  . ) but, instead, a flexible treatment system that can lead to advantageous alternatives in terms of water, nutrients and energy reuse.  ... 
doi:10.2166/wst.2015.521 pmid:26877026 fatcat:aripyuuqz5eufoc3a3pl4zisd4

An ICT Supported Holistic Approach for Qualitative and Quantitative Energy Efficiency Evaluation in Manufacturing Company [chapter]

Hendro Wicaksono, Kiril Aleksandrov, Sven Rogalski, Jivka Ovtcharova
2013 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
This paper presents an ICT based holistic approach to help manufacturing companies in the implementation of energy management system.  ...  The global climate change and the rising of energy prices force manufacturing companies to regulate their energy usage. A suitable step to achieve that is the introduction of energy management.  ...  Furthermore, ontology combined with rules is also used to represent the knowledge base of an intelligent energy management system that monitors and controls the energy consumption in a household [13]  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-40352-1_4 fatcat:lbimbsdgvjdotlttokiuw737ke

Future waste treatment and energy systems – examples of joint scenarios

M. Münster, G. Finnveden, H. Wenzel
2013 Waste Management  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Authors wish to thank the other members of the TOPWASTE project for inspiration and valuable discussions. We furthermore wish to thank Prof.  ...  Henrik Lund for his input regarding the CEESA project. Comments from anonymous reviewers are also much appreciated.  ...  Based on the scenarios, including waste generation, a cost-efficient waste management system could be calculated for the different scenarios.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2013.07.013 pmid:23932196 fatcat:i2kpiusmcjdjlmcuif4r4gtb3e

Review and prioritization of investment projects in the Waste Management organization of Tabriz Municipality with a Rough Sets Theory approach

Vahid Saeid Nahaei, Mohammadali Habibizad Novin, Mahdi Assadi Khaligh
2021 International Journal of Innovation in Management, Economics and Social Sciences  
Originality/Value: Tabriz Municipality Waste Management is an important and influential organization in the activities of the city, in which the investment methods in its projects are mostly based on common  ...  The purpose of this study is to prioritize projects and investment methods for projects (10 projects) considered by the Waste Management Organization of Tabriz Municipality.  ...  evaluation system framework for the low carbon technology integration innovation from the perspective of the system management.  ... 
doi:10.52547/ijimes.1.3.46 fatcat:3c7nrp6m75aj7aj6u5g3b7jsqm

POLICY PROPOSALS FOR FLEXIBLE URBANISM

Milena Juarez, Jessica Guy, Alessandra Schmidt
2022 Zenodo  
It therefore proposes both short-term actions, and but also establishes a framework to that guides future urban/spatial planning actions, that embracing utilises urban metabolism accounting and is informed  ...  by flexible urbanism concepts.  ...  Rigid institutional governance systems to adopt flexible, open and collaborative decision making and institutional responsiveness to change is resulting in cities being unable to manage urbanisation and  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6594617 fatcat:ll2fxtnzfzgbjoblwbpytqooeu

THE RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL: THE CONTRIBUTION OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Oana Ionescu, Jean-Alain HERAUD
2011 Energy Studies Review  
This article addresses the following question: How to deal with uncertainty, emergence of new information and irreversibility in the decision process of the long-term disposal of radioactive waste?  ...  Intuitively, one might think that measures taken today are more relevant when they are flexible.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We are particularly grateful to Sandrine Spaeter for very constructive comments on earlier versions of this work.  ... 
doi:10.15173/esr.v18i2.530 fatcat:c7ja3bhtirfwvf4w6l57ease3y

Cognitive and institutional perspectives of eco-efficiency

Raimund Bleischwitz
2003 Ecological Economics  
A cognitive perspective derives from recent research on simple heuristics and context-based rationality; it is proposed that those findings can serve to analyse decision-making of individual actors respectively  ...  As a brief case study the article reflects upon German waste law's ability to enhance eco-efficiency.  ...  Acknowledgements The article benefited much from a visiting fellowship at the Max-Planck Project Group on the Law of Common Goods in Bonn.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0921-8009(03)00186-1 fatcat:wiwgitxfu5c6hezq3jiemilqam

Is there a need for greater integration and shift in policy to tackle food waste? Insights from a review of European Union legislations

Mattias Eriksson, Simone Giovannini, Ranjan Kumar Ghosh
2020 SN Applied Sciences  
For that to happen though, a prerequisite is lot more empirical research on the interaction effects of various food waste legislations.  ...  But there is no clarity whether policies aimed at food waste minimisation are based on sound legislative frameworks that actually empower the relevant actors.  ...  For greater clarity of presentation, the frameworks and legislations related to food waste are categorised based on their target/objective.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42452-020-3147-8 fatcat:5jdle3v6vrdmhpksqj72g26jx4

Sustainable Closed-loop supply chain under uncertainty [article]

Komeil Baghizadeh
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Finally a sensitivity analysis was carried out to investigate the effects of important parameters on the optimal solution.  ...  To solve the proposed model, considering uncertainties in the problem, the improved epsilon-constraint approach was adopted to transform the multi-objective model into a single-objective one.  ...  Structural flexibility Supplier flexibility: It is one of decisive factors for network flexibility.  ... 
arXiv:2104.06560v2 fatcat:tedsvjgx2rbrpeiizrphtzajqe
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