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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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • A systematic study of medication errors and their dynamics in hospital medication service processes 

    Zhang, Beilei (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Medication errors are serious threats to patient safety in acute care settings. In past studies, medication errors have not been studied from a system ...
  • A distribution network design model based on network splitting 

    Zheng, Bichen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] 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 ...
  • Quantification of risk factors for occupational Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 

    Kim, Sangwook, 1967- (1993-12)
    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common type of neuropathy in which the median nerve is compressed within the carpal tunnel at the wrist. The incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in the work place is called occupational ...
  • Life cycle energy consumption cost model for manufacturing equipment 

    Ding, Shuai, 1985- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Energy consumption is in the closest relationship with human life, manufacturing production and any other life activities any time. Current literatures ...
  • 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 ...
  • Focusing on consumer-to-consumer trust in electronic commerce with age and gender factors 

    Yoon, Hyun Shik (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The importance of trust in building and maintaining consumer relationship in e-commerce environment is recognized in the Information Systems literature since prior researches show that general lack of trust in e-commerce ...
  • A systematic framework to improve knowledge management through information technology 

    Cruz Galve, Marco (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Organizations rely on their IT infrastructure to perform on a daily basis, and a constant debate on whether the IT tools used are the appropriate ones to achieve their strategic planning objectives is always present. Many ...
  • Tradeoff analysis for an integrated transportation and inventory distribution network using mixed integer linear programming 

    Pak, Yoon-Chee (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] One of the distribution network problems faced by industrial organizations today is coordinating the movement of goods on a global scale. The flow of ...
  • Relation-based item slotting 

    Wutthisirisart, Phichet, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The cost of warehouse operations contributes approximately 20% of the total cost in a supply-chain system, and the cost of the picking process can be as high as 65% of the warehousing cost. Therefore, there is an incentive ...
  • A practical approach to the cyclic multi-bin joint replenishment problem 

    Canlas, Michael T. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Inventory management practices of supplied parts in manufacturing facilities is a performance critical topic that is often underestimated in importance. Commonly, supplied parts in manufacturing are ordered and inventoried ...
  • 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 ...
  • The use of radio frequency identification (RFID) in tracking surgical sponges and reducing wrong-site surgeries 

    Williams, Kyle, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    There has been some promising research in the use of RFID technology to ensure that medical sponges are not mistakenly left in surgical patients--estimated to occur once in every 10,000 open cavity surgeries. However, the ...
  • An integrated stock assignment model for a warehouse fast picking area 

    Treviño Martinez, Samuel Cuauhtli-Ollin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Order picking and restocking of the fast picking area have been identified as the most labor-intensive and costly activities of any distribution center. In a picker-to-item process environment, traveling is an important ...
  • An integrated model of cross docking 

    Luo, Gaohao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Cross docking is a relatively new logistics technique used in the retail and trucking industries with operations seeking to move materials from inbound locations to outbound locations as quickly as possible. As the high-speed ...
  • Multi-attribute decision making: a test on the impact of data attributes dependency 

    Li, Wei, 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] In Multi-Attribute Decision Making (MADM) problems, several methods have been developed to aid the decision maker. MADM procedures can be applied to 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 ...
  • Period traveling salesman with customer stratification 

    Lim, Huay Huay, 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The Period Traveling Salesman Problem (PTSP) has been a popular subject in the area of Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) with the objective to minimize ...
  • Disaggregate forecasting models : application to Ameren UE's transformer usage 

    Roman, Matthew (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Maintaining appropriate inventory levels is essential when attempting to maximize potential revenue and customer satisfaction. Within the utilities industry the significance of customer satisfaction is of utmost importance ...