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Development Of A Task Assignment Tool To Customize Job Descriptions And Close Person-Job Fit Gaps, Bryan W. Booker 2010 Western Michigan University

Development Of A Task Assignment Tool To Customize Job Descriptions And Close Person-Job Fit Gaps, Bryan W. Booker

Dissertations

Does the knowledge worker fit the job or should the job fit the knowledge worker? This research developed a methodology and a tool to customize a knowledge worker’s job design to better fit their knowledge, skills, abilities and characteristics. The research outcomes support the customization of the job design to improve person-job fit, the documentation of the customized job design as a position description, and the use of a structured person-task assignment process. The recommended task assignment process includes a job aid that uses multivariate equations to predict expected task performance. Data were collected from two knowledge worker sub-groups ...


Preparation Of Coated Microtools For Electrochemical Machining Applications, Ajaya k. Swain 2010 IMSE, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Preparation Of Coated Microtools For Electrochemical Machining Applications, Ajaya K. Swain

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Dissertations and Student Research

PREPARATION OF COATED MICROTOOLS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL MACHINING APPLICATIONS

Ajaya K. Swain, M.S. University of Nebraska, 2010

Advisor: K.P. Rajurkar

Coated tools have improved the performance of both traditional and nontraditional machining processes and have resulted in higher material removal, better surface finish, and increased wear resistance. However, a study on the performance of coated tools in micromachining has not yet been adequately conducted. One possible reason is the difficulties associated with the preparation of coated microtools. Besides the technical requirement, economic and environmental aspects of the material and the coating technique used also play a significant role in ...


A Methodology To Evaluate Obsolete Inventory In Health Care, Rama Thummalapalli 2010 University of Nebraska – Lincoln

A Methodology To Evaluate Obsolete Inventory In Health Care, Rama Thummalapalli

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Dissertations and Student Research

Many organizations are currently facing inventory management problems such as distributing inventory on-time and maintain the correct inventory levels to satisfy the customer or end users. Organizations understand the need for maintaining the accurate inventory levels but sometimes fall short leading a wide performance gap in maintaining inventory accurately. The inventory inaccuracy can consume much of the investment on purchasing inventory and many times leads to excessive inventory. The research objective of thesis is to provide a decision making criteria to the management for closing or maintaining the warehouse based on basic purchasing and holding cost information. The specific objectives ...


A Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm For Fuzzy Time Windows Vehicle Routing Problem, Hannaneh Rashidi-Bajgan, Taravatsadat Nehzati 2010 Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering

A Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm For Fuzzy Time Windows Vehicle Routing Problem, Hannaneh Rashidi-Bajgan, Taravatsadat Nehzati

Hannaneh Rashidi-Bajgan

Vehicle routing problem (VRP) is a well-known combinatorial optimization problem, holds a central place in logistics management. In the business, transportation, time windows are not always strictly complied and the deviation of service time from specific time window determines the customer’s satisfaction level. The purpose of this paper is to pay about restriction on uploading/delivering time when time constraints are not certain. Therefore this study applies fuzzy membership functions to characterize the service level issues associated with time window violations in VRP with two goals so that minimize the travel cost and maximize the supplier’s service level ...


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Work Zone Safety Intervention: Perceptual Countermeasure To Speeding Using Synchronized Warning Lights, Sameer Ahmad Khan 2010 University of Iowa

Work Zone Safety Intervention: Perceptual Countermeasure To Speeding Using Synchronized Warning Lights, Sameer Ahmad Khan

Theses and Dissertations

A driving simulator study of perceptual countermeasures to speeding is described. Perceptual countermeasures (PC) manipulate the drivers' visual scene to help them moderate their driving speed without a conscious deliberation to do so. The use of synchronized warning lights in work zones as a PC is similar to "aero plane runway lights" flashing towards the diver. Based on the literature survey, this effect was postulated to make drivers think they were driving fast at lower vehicular speeds with lesser speed fluctuations. The effect did not achieve statistical significance in reducing mean speeds within work zones to match with the posted ...


Examining Driver Performance In Response To Work Zone Interventions In A Driving Simulator, Michelle Lynn Reyes 2010 University of Iowa

Examining Driver Performance In Response To Work Zone Interventions In A Driving Simulator, Michelle Lynn Reyes

Theses and Dissertations

Reductions in speed and, more critically, speed variability between vehicles are thought to reduce crash risk in work zones. Numerous factors, such as lane width and lateral clearance and activity level, have been shown to influence speed but very little research has considered how multiple factors might interact to affect driver performance in work zones. This study evaluated the effect of work zone barrier type, presence of a lateral buffer, and work zone activity level on measures of speed and lane position. Twelve middle aged and twelve senior subjects drove in a National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) MiniSim. The subjects ...


Effective Heuristic Methods For Finding Non-Optimal Solutions Of Interest In Constrained Optimization Models, Steven O. KIMBROUGH, Ann KUO, Hoong Chuin LAU 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Effective Heuristic Methods For Finding Non-Optimal Solutions Of Interest In Constrained Optimization Models, Steven O. Kimbrough, Ann Kuo, Hoong Chuin Lau

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

This paper introduces the SoI problem, that of finding nonoptimal solutions of interest for constrained optimization models. SoI problems subsume finding FoIs (feasible solutions of interest), and IoIs (infeasible solutions of interest). In all cases, the interest addressed is post-solution analysis in one form or another. Post-solution analysis of a constrained optimization model occurs after the model has been solved and a good or optimal solution for it has been found. At this point, sensitivity analysis and other questions of import for decision making (discussed in the paper) come into play and for this purpose the SoIs can be of ...


Developing Sustainable Life Support System Concepts, Evan A. Thomas 2010 Portland State University

Developing Sustainable Life Support System Concepts, Evan A. Thomas

Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

Sustainable spacecraft life support concepts may allow the development of more reliable technologies for long-duration space missions. Currently, life support technologies at different levels of development are not well evaluated against each other, and evaluation methods do not account for long-term reliability and sustainability of the hardware. This paper presents point-of-departure Sustainable System Mass (SSM) evaluation criteria for life support systems that may allow more robust technology development, testing, and comparison. An example sustainable water recovery system concept is presented.


Second-Generation International Space Station Total Organic Carbon Analyzer Verification Testing And On-Orbit Performance Results, Nicole L. Bentley, Evan A. Thomas, Michael Van Wie, Chad Morrison 2010 Portland State University

Second-Generation International Space Station Total Organic Carbon Analyzer Verification Testing And On-Orbit Performance Results, Nicole L. Bentley, Evan A. Thomas, Michael Van Wie, Chad Morrison

Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

The International Space Station (ISS) total organic carbon analyzer (TOCA) is designed to autonomously assess recovered water quality by providing an indication of total organic carbon (TOC). The current TOCA has been on the ISS since November 2008. Functional checkout and operations revealed complex operating considerations. Specifically, failure of the hydrogen (H2) catalyst resulted in development of an innovative oxidation analysis method. This method reduces activation time and limits the H2 produced during analysis, while retaining the ability to indicate TOC concentrations within 25% accuracy. Subsequent testing and comparison to archived samples returned from the station and tested on the ...


Optimizing And Benchmarking Returnable Container Processes Within An Automotive Distribution System, Camille Chism 2010 Rochester Institute of Technology

Optimizing And Benchmarking Returnable Container Processes Within An Automotive Distribution System, Camille Chism

Theses

An analysis of Reusable Packaging in automobile manufacturing facilities, as well as a comparison to other industries, shows that returnable container systems are not being fully utilized.

In this study, methods to return and track packaging materials for reuse are examined. Issues identified through surveys and interviews are summarized, and a recommendation to more fully utilize systems currently in place is proposed. An evaluation based on utilizing the current system will enable us to assign a cost to current operations, and may support an investment in improved systems and technologies.

Most of the companies surveyed gauge functionality based on whether ...


Post-Project Risk Perception And Systems Management Reaction, Baqer Alali 2010 Old Dominion University

Post-Project Risk Perception And Systems Management Reaction, Baqer Alali

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Theses & Dissertations

The objective of this research is to identify whether risk management in projects has any role in risk management in systems. Projects, systems, and risk management are three integral concepts in the management of various enterprises and agencies. Risk management is a common concept in systems and project processes. To avoid failures or crisis during their life cycles, projects and systems managers practice risk management. Projects and systems have well defined life cycles during which the risk is defined, controlled, and managed. Risk management is conducted in each phase of projects and systems. Projects are initiated to close certain operational ...


A Predictive Game Theoretic Model To Assess Us - Russian Response To An Islamic Safe-Haven In The Caucasus Region, Christopher Wayne Hartline 2010 Old Dominion University

A Predictive Game Theoretic Model To Assess Us - Russian Response To An Islamic Safe-Haven In The Caucasus Region, Christopher Wayne Hartline

Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering Theses & Dissertations

The thesis examines possible US and Russian policy decisions following the establishment of an Islamist safe-haven in Chechnya. Conflicting national policies affect the possibility of a negotiated settlement. Domestic and international political considerations constrain the decision-making of the two nations. The author applies game theory to examine the sequential decision-making of the two nations. The extensive form model draws outcome payoff values from a bounded uniform distribution. This approach naturally models uncertainty; and, it allows repeated probabilistic instantiations of the model. These instantiations produce a range of solutions. The most likely outcome was a negotiated settlement, generally following a tit-for-tat ...


The Influence Of Network Factors On Network Centric Operations, Mehmet Fidanci 2010 Old Dominion University

The Influence Of Network Factors On Network Centric Operations, Mehmet Fidanci

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Theses & Dissertations

As Information Age changes the lifestyle of all humankinds, it also changes the way how to defense and secure the borders are secured and defended. The Information Age is about information superiority. It evolves the command and control concept, proactively, to optimize the size of the units and their connections within a combat force for effective mission accomplishment. The biggest issue is how big a unit will be and how they will arrange and connect it to the command and control structure in order for the unit to be effective on the battlefield. While some arrangements connect to each other ...


Testing The Test: Validity And Reliability Of Senior Exit Exam, Lizabeth Schlemer, Daniel Waldorf 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Testing The Test: Validity And Reliability Of Senior Exit Exam, Lizabeth Schlemer, Daniel Waldorf

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

A senior exit exam is considered an excellent direct measure of student learning for ABET assessment, but the usefulness of the information gathered is related to the validity and reliability of the test itself. The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo has used a content exam for several years. This paper will discuss test development, administration, and the role it plays in the assessment process. In addition, the test is evaluated using the standard psychometric techniques of reliability and validity. The results of the evaluation are used to refine the test. The importance ...


Hybrid Genetic Algorithm For Optimizing Environmental/Economic Power Dispatch, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset 2010 Minia University

Hybrid Genetic Algorithm For Optimizing Environmental/Economic Power Dispatch, Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

Dr. Adel A. Elbaset

الملخص العربي من أهم القضايا التي تهم العاملين في مجال البيئه في هذه الاّونه هي قضيه تقليل الأنبعثات الملوثه من كافه المصادر. يقدم هذا البحث طريقه جديده لتغذيه الأحمال وتوزيعها بين وحدات التوليد الكهربائيه المختلفه بطريقه إقتصاديه أخذين في الأعتبار تقليل الأنبعاثات الملوثه الصادره من وحدات التوليد التي تعمل بالوقود الأحفوري. مسأله أخذ تأثير الأنبعاثات الملوثه وإقتصاديات التشغيل علي توزيع الأحمال عبارة عن مساله مثاليه غير خطيه متعددة القيود والأهداف تم تحويلها إلي داله ذات هدف واحد عن طريق معامل العقوبه (Penalty factor) . يقدم هذا البحث طريقه للحل تعتمد علي نموذج رياضي باستخدام طريقة الحساب الجيني المختلط (Hybrid Genetic ...


Improving Clinical Access And Continuity Through Physician Panel Redesign, Hari Balasubramanian, Ritesh Banerjee, Brian Denton, James Naessens, James Stahl 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Improving Clinical Access And Continuity Through Physician Panel Redesign, Hari Balasubramanian, Ritesh Banerjee, Brian Denton, James Naessens, James Stahl

Hari Balasubramanian

BACKGROUND: Population growth, an aging population and the increasing prevalence of chronic disease are projected to increase demand for primary care services in the United States. OBJECTIVE: Using systems engineering methods, to re-design physician patient panels targeting optimal access and continuity of care. DESIGN: We use computer simulation methods to design physician panels and model a practice’s appointment system and capacity to provide clinical service. Baseline data were derived from a primary care group practice of 39 physicians with over 20,000 patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, for the years 2004–2006. Panel design specifically took ...


Assessing Curriculum Improvement Through Senior Projects, Jianbiao Pan, Albert Liddicoat, James G. Harris, Linda Shepherd 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Assessing Curriculum Improvement Through Senior Projects, Jianbiao Pan, Albert Liddicoat, James G. Harris, Linda Shepherd

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Senior project and/or capstone design courses are intended to provide a culminating design experience for students and to demonstrate their understanding of engineering knowledge and their ability to apply that knowledge to practical problems. It is expected that the quality and attributes of students’ senior design projects can be used as a good measure of determining how well the curriculum prepares students to engage in engineering design as well as a measure of faculty teaching and student learning. This paper reports the results of a study designed to assess whether the new computer engineering curriculum implemented at Cal Poly ...


Development And Assessment Of A Pcb Layout And Manufacturong Laboratory Module In Introductory Electric Circuits For Ee And Non-Ee Majors, Albert Liddicoat, Jianbiao Pan, James G. Harris, Gary Perks, Linda Shepherd 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Development And Assessment Of A Pcb Layout And Manufacturong Laboratory Module In Introductory Electric Circuits For Ee And Non-Ee Majors, Albert Liddicoat, Jianbiao Pan, James G. Harris, Gary Perks, Linda Shepherd

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

In standard introductory electric circuits laboratories for electrical engineering (EE) majors and non-EE majors, prototype boards are typically used to construct and test electric circuits. Students typically do not learn how to design and manufacture Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) that are commonly used in more sophisticated design projects and other engineering applications. This paper will present the development and assessment of a PCB layout and manufacturing laboratory module that has been used in introductory electric circuits laboratories for EE and non-EE majors. The feasibility of integrating the new PCB layout and manufacturing module into the electric circuit course will be ...


An Evaluation Of The Ability Of Rfid Tags To Withstand Distribution Of Fresh Produce In The Rpc Pooling System, Jay A. Singh, S. P. Singh, K. Desautels, K. Saha, E. Olsen 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

An Evaluation Of The Ability Of Rfid Tags To Withstand Distribution Of Fresh Produce In The Rpc Pooling System, Jay A. Singh, S. P. Singh, K. Desautels, K. Saha, E. Olsen

Industrial Technology and Packaging

This study focused on the ability of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags applied on reusable plastic containers (RPCs) to withstand repeated abuse due to physical distribution and storage environment related hazards. It also studied the effect of the chemical cleaning environments that RPCs are commonly exposed to in the pooling/rental systems commonly used to distribute fresh produce. RPCs are being successfully deployed in the US, Europe and Asia to ship fresh produce from growers to retailers. The increasing demand for traceability and tracking of fresh produce from ‘farm to fork’ requires these containers to be monitored and identified in ...


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