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Complex Adaptive Food Supply Systems
The long-term sustainability of food supply chains (FSCs) is critical to human and environmental health. While the modern industrial FSC is capable of the production and global distribution of enormous quantities of food, it also faces serious long-term environmental, social, and economic sustainability challenges. In ...
Scheduling Mass Customized Large Product Assembly Line Considering Learning Effect and Shifting Bottleneck
The large product assembly industry is a complex and heavily manually based assembly manufacturing process. Examples are commercial airplanes, ships, and wind turbines. These manufacturing enterprises are increasingly striving to satisfy the individual needs of customers by providing customized products. Under this circumstance, ...
Quantifying Drivers' Use of In-Vehicle Systems: Implications for Long-term Behavior
The modern day vehicles encompass many in-vehicle Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which can provide continuous feedback to drivers but do require an understanding of the driver, system, and vehicle interactions. A conceptual model of adaptive behavior was developed and used as a framework for the analysis of operators' ...
Reducing Disruptive Effects of Patient No-shows: A Scheduling Approach
Appointment scheduling systems have been studied for nearly 60 years. From a decision making point of view, related problems can be classified into two categories: static and dynamic. In a static scheduling problem, all decisions are made before a clinic session starts; in a dynamic scheduling problem, the schedule of future ...