Management and Production Engineering Review


Management and Production Engineering Review | 2019 | vol. 10 | No 2 |

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The field of academic research on corporate sustainability management has gained significant

sophistication since the economic growth has been associated with innovation. In this paper,

we are to show our research project that aims to build an artificial intelligence-based neurofuzzy

inference system to be able to approximate company’s innovation performance, thus

the sustainability innovation potential. For this we used an empirical sample of Hungarian

processing industry’s large companies and built an adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system.

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Authors and Affiliations

Miklos Guban
Richard Kasa
David Takacs
Mihai Avornicului
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Fault Tree is one of the traditional and conventional approaches used in fault diagnosis. By

identifying combinations of faults in a logical framework it’s possible to define the structure

of the fault tree. The same go with Bayesian networks, but the difference of these probabilistic

tools is in their ability to reasoning under uncertainty. Some typical constraints to the

fault diagnosis have been eliminated by the conversion to a Bayesian network. This paper

shows that information processing has become simple and easy through the use of Bayesian

networks. The study presented showed that updating knowledge and exploiting new knowledge

does not complicate calculations. The contribution is the structural approach of faults

diagnosis of turbo compressor qualitatively and quantitatively, the most likely faults are

defined in descending order. The approach presented in this paper has been successfully

applied to turbo compressor, which represent vital equipment in petrochemical plant.

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Authors and Affiliations

Abdelaziz Lakehal
Mourad Nahal
Riad Harouz
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At present, the speed of production and its complexity increases with each passing year due

to the shorter product life cycle and competition in the global market. This trend is also

observed in the machine-building industry, therefore, in order to ensure the competitiveness

of enterprises and reduce the cost of production, it is necessary to intensify production.

This is especially true in the machining of complex parts that require a great number of

setups, and technological equipment. The problem-oriented analysis of complex parts was

carried out, the parts classification was structured and developed according to the design

and technological features. This made it possible to offer advanced manufacturing processes

for complex parts like levers, forks, and connecting rods. The flexible fixtures for specified

complex parts were developed. The effectiveness of the proposed manufacturing processes,

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Authors and Affiliations

Vitalii Ivanov
Ivan Dehtiarov
Ivan Pavlenko
Illia Kosov
Mykyta Kosov
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The supply chain of spare parts is the intersection between the supply chain, the after-sales

and the maintenance services. Some authors have tried to define improvement paths in terms

of models to satisfy the performance criteria. In addition, other authors are directed towards

the integration of risk management in the demand forecasting and the stock management

(performance evaluation) through probabilistic models. Among these models, the probabilistic

graphical models are the most used, for example, Bayesian networks and petri nets.

Performance evaluation is done through performance indicators.

To measure the appreciation of the supply of the spare parts stock, this paper focuses on the

performance evaluation of the system by petri nets. This evaluation will be done through

an analytical study. The purpose of this study is to evaluate and analyze the performance of

the system by proposed indicators. First, we present a literature review on Petri nets which

is the essential tool in our modeling. Secondly, we present in the third section the analytical

study of the model based on bath deterministic and stochastic petri networks. Finally, we

present an analysis of the proposed model compared to the existing ones.

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Authors and Affiliations

Bounou Oumaima
Abdellah El Barkany
Ahmed El Biyaali
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Industry 4.0 will affect the complexity of supply chain networks. It will be necessary to

adapt more and more to the customer and respond within a time interval that is willing

to accept the product waiting. From these considerations, there is a need for a different way

of managing the supply chain. The traditional concept of supply chain as a linear system,

which allows optimizing individual subsystems, thus obtaining an optimized supply chain, is

not enough. The article deals with the issue of supply chain management reflecting demand

behaviour using the methodology Demand Driven MRP system. The aim of the publication

is to extend the knowledge base in the area of demand-driven supply logistics in the

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Authors and Affiliations

Miriam Pekarcıkova
Peter Trebuna
Marek Kliment
Jozef Trojan
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The relatively limited application of lean in the food process industries has been attributed to

the unique characteristics of the food sector i.e. short shelf-life, heterogeneous raw materials,

and seasonality. Moreover, barriers such as large and inflexible machinery, long setup time,

and resource complexity, has limited the implementation and impact of lean practices in

process industries in general. Contrary to the expectations in the literature, we bring in this

paper a successful experience of lean implementation in a company of the food-processing

sector. By focusing on two lean tools (VSM and SMED), the company reduced changeover

time by 34%, and increased the production capacity of the main production line by 11%.

This improvement enabled the company to avoid the use of temporary workers by extending

the worktime of its workforce during peak months. Moreover, the reduction of setup time

avoided the use of large lot size in production, which, in turn, reduced the total cycle time

of production and the incidence of quality problems.

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Authors and Affiliations

Miguel Malek Maalouf
Magdalena Zaduminska
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One of the strategic decisions of any organization is decision making about manufacturing

strategy. Manufacturing strategy is a perspective distinguishing a company from other

present companies in that industry and creates a kind of stability in decisions and gives a special

direction to organizational activities. SIR (SUPERIORITY& INFERIORITY Ranking)

method and their applications have attracted much attention from academics and practitioners.

FSIR proves to be a very useful method for multiple criteria decision making in fuzzy

environments, which has found substantial applications in recent years. This paper proposes

a FSIR approach based methodology for TOPSIS, which using MILTENBURG Strategy

Worksheet in order to analyzing of the status of strategy of the Gas Company. Then formulates

the priorities of a fuzzy pair-wise comparison matrix as a linear programming and

derives crisp priorities from fuzzy pair-wise comparison matrices

Manufacturing levers (Alternatives) are examined and analyzed as the main elements of

manufacturing strategy. Also, manufacturing outputs (Criteria are identified that are competitive

priorities of production of any organization. Next, using a hybrid approach of FSIR

and TOPSIS, alternatives (manufacturing levers) are ranked. So dealing with the selected

manufacturing levers and promoting them, an organization makes customers satisfied with

the least cost and time.

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Authors and Affiliations

Mehdi Ajalli
Mohammad Mahdi Mozaffari
Ali Asgharisarem
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This study presents a customized root cause analysis approach to investigate the reasons,

provide improvements measures for the cost overruns, and schedule slippage in papermachine-

building projects. The proposed approach is an analytical-survey approach that

uses both actual technical data and experts’ opinions. Various analysis tools are embedded

in the approach including: data collection and clustering, interviews with experts, 5-Whys,

Pareto charts, cause and effect diagram, and critical ratio control charts. The approach was

implemented on seven projects obtained from a leading international paper machine supplier.

As a result, it was found that the main causes behind cost and schedule deviations

are products’ related; including technical accidents in the Press section, damaged parts, design

issues, optimization of the machine and missing parts. Based on the results, prevention

measures were perceived.

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Authors and Affiliations

Maha AlKhatib
Safwan Altarazi
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The main purpose of this article is to present an author’s methodology of production levelling

and to show the impact of levelling on the time during which the product passes

through the process and on staff performance. The article presents the analysis of literature

concerning the method of improving the production process, especially taking production

levelling into consideration. The authors focussed on the definition and methodologies of

production levelling. A diagram of interrelations showing determinants and efficiency measures

of production levelling as well as an author’s production levelling methodology have

been presented. An example of the implementation of production levelling in one of the departments

of a company manufacturing surgical instruments has also been shown. Analysis

of the current state, stages of implementation and end effects have been presented. Attention

was focussed on the time during which the product passes through the process and on staff


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Authors and Affiliations

Paulina Rewers
Mariusz Bożek
Wojciech Kulus
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The article presents the issue related with a proper preparation of a data sheet for the

analysis, the way of verifying the correctness and reliability of input information, and proper

data encoding. Improper input or coding of data can significantly influence the correctness

of performed analyses or extend their time. This stage of an analysis is presented by an

authorship questionnaire for the study on occupational safety culture in a manufacturing

plant, using the Statistica software for analyses. There were used real data, obtained during

the research on the issue of occupational safety and factors having the greatest influence on

the state of occupational safety.

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Authors and Affiliations

Patryk Krupa
Izabela Gabryelewicz
Milan Edl
Peter Pantya
Justyna Patalas-Maliszewska

Editorial office

A.Hamrol, PoznanUniversity of Technology, Poland

Deputy Editor in Chief
J.O. Paliszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Production and Manufacturing
J. Takala, University of Vaasa, Finland
Project and Production Management
K. Phusavat, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Quality and sustainability
A. Hamrol, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Innovation and Development
A. Wiliński, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
W. Bojar, University of Technology and Life Sciences, Poland
J. Balic, University of Maribor, Slovenia
A. Dolgui, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
S. Gagnon, Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, Canada
M. Gregor, University of Zlina, Slovakia
J. Gawlik,Tadeusz Kosciuszko Cracow University of Technology, Poland
H.-M. Hanisch, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
W. Karwowski, University of Central Florida, USA
R. Knosala, Opole University of Technology, Poland
T. Koch, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
B. Lin, The Louisiana State University, USA
J. Matuszek, University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Y. Merkuryev, Technical University, Latvia
S. Y. Nof, Purdue University, USA
B. Olszewska, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
B. W. Oppenheim, Loyola Marymount University, USA
T. Sawik, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
J. Senkara, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
J. Sęp, Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland
M. Skibniewski, University of Maryland, USA
A. W. Skorek, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, Canada
A. V. Smirnov, Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
E. K. Zavadskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
H. Zhang, The University of Toledo, USA
S. Yen-Liang Yin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Beijing University, China


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