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  • Achieving energy efficiency in manufacturing: organization, procedures and implementation 

    Ponte, Sandina (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The industrial sector has one of the highest levels of energy consumption and therefore greatly impacts sustainable development around the world. Transitioning to renewable energysources and becoming energy efficient are ...
  • After sales services for repairable parts with service level agreements 

    Afzali Baghdadabadi, Rana (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    In this study, inventory systems for repairable-parts with service level consideration are studied. The first study develops a multi-parts inventory system and transportation decisions. A failed part might be repairable ...
  • Alternative methods for calculating optimal safety stock levels 

    Mirzaee, Ashkan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    This work considers the problem of safety stock levels for the production of multiple items, each with random demand, across multiple facilities. The traditional methodology for calculating safety stock is discussed and ...
  • Analysis of pupil dilation using fractal dimension and eye-head integrated tracking system in a multitasking environment 

    Yang, Xiaonan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] In this study, a laboratory experiment was designed to investigate the relationship between the pupil dilation and multitasking performance by using ...
  • Assessing the quality of care in nursing homes through Bayesian belief networks 

    Goodson, Justin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    The need to properly assess, and thus, improve the quality of care in nursing homes is a growing concern. This research proposes Bayesian belief networks (BBNs) as a modeling tool to perform such assessments. Variables ...
  • Association rule mining in cooperative research 

    Zhang, Ya (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This study applies the data mining methods in economics research. Association rule mining and clustering techniques are used in the cooperative (United Producers, Inc) survey study, in order to find interesting patterns ...
  • A Bayesian approach to demand forecasting 

    Bergman, Jennifer Jean (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    Demand forecasting is a fundamental aspect of inventory management. Forecasts are crucial in determining inventory stock levels, and accurately estimating future demand for spare part's has been an ongoing challenge, ...
  • A comparative study of rapid prototyping systems 

    Liu, Chen-Yu (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    A general comparative study of the literature sources across different Rapid Prototyping systems and performance in different build orientations has shown that the publications are few in number. This research aims to ...
  • Comparing pointing performance of mouse and eye-gaze input system 

    Guo, Wenbin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The purpose of this study is to compare the pointing performance of mouse and eye-gaze input system to find the characteristics of the eye-gaze input ...
  • Cooling system for micro scale food transport process 

    Songkittiphong, Kanchana, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    For the purpose of food safety during food transport in micro scale businesses with non-refrigerated trucks, coolers are one of the main containers that can be used to meet food safety regulations. In this research, a ...
  • Data mining extension for economics 

    Sun, Wenyi (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This research extends the fuzzy association rule mining technique capable of processing quantitative data and implements it to study the relationships ...
  • Design and testing of a prototype solar sanitizer 

    Wang, Xiaoying (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), many people die of preventable diseases like diarrhea, cholera, pneumonia, and hepatitis A each year. A lack of appropriate water treatment infrastructure, improper waste ...
  • Design of distribution channel: direct sale vs. mixed sale 

    Kim, Yeonjung, 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    The design of the distribution channel is one of main decisions for manufacturers and should be determined in the early stage of the production. In this paper, two types of channel distributions are suggested for single ...
  • Designing a robust supply chain network against disruptions 

    Pariazar, Mahmood (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Supply chains are vulnerable to disruptions at any stage of the distribution system. These disruptions can be caused by natural disasters, production problems, or labor defects. The consequences of these disruptions may ...
  • Determining a heuristic for pick location design in an end user warehouse 

    Klein, Nicolas (Nicolas Martin) (University of Missouri--Columbia[University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    Picking is the number one cost center for most warehouses, representing up to 65% of their total expenditures. Travel time is the largest component of the picking cost which makes travel distance an extremely important ...
  • The development and adaptation of the computer aided environment to facilitate industrial energy audits 

    Pinthuprapa, Chatchai (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Industrial Energy Audits became more significant in the last several decades in response to increasing rates of energy cost and sustainable awareness. The Industrial Assessment Center supported by the U.S. Department of ...
  • A distribution network design model based on network splitting 

    Zheng, Bichen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] In today's market place, logistics have become more important than ever. How to devise an efficient delivery network with low cost has attracted a ...
  • Economic justification of coordinated care program for the University of Missouri health care system 

    Harwood, Lyndsay Nicole (University of Missouri--Columbia[University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    Due to financial and political pressure, the atmosphere of healthcare is radically changing. In order to adapt to these changes, many healthcare systems are seeking to employ coordinated care programs to increase the ...
  • Extension of EOQ model with emergency orders and explicit energy cost considerations 

    Bono, Kara (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Given the rising cost of energy, this research studies the effect of energy cost on logistics decisions by analyzing the effect on inventory ordering policies for production systems with constant production rates but small, ...
  • Fiber-based absorbent configuration in evaporative cooling 

    Guo, Xiaoyu (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] For the purpose of food quality and safety during short-term transportation and storage in developing or rural areas, low energy consumption and ...