作者 Gragg, Lucas P
書名 Progress in Management Engineering
出版項 New York : Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2009
©2009
國際標準書號 9781617285691 (electronic bk.)
9781607413103
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (336 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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系列 Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
附註 Intro -- PROGRESS IN MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- TOWARDS A NEW UNDERSTANDINGOF CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENTIN INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS:EXPLORING MULTIPLE CULTURESIN ENVIRON MEGAPROJECT -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Managing Cultural Differences in Projects -- Towards New Perspectives on Managing Multiple Cultures -- Hybridization or Crossvergence -- Multiple Cultures in Projects -- Managing Multiple Cultures Successfully -- Towards an Interpretative Model of Studying Cross CulturalManagement in Complex Projects -- Methodological Reflections -- The Case of the Environ Megaproject -- Industrial Level: Public and Private Organizational Discourses -- National Level: Anglo-Saxon and Rhineland Models -- Organizational Level: Fight over Power in the Project -- Project Level: The Episodes of the Gideon's Gang and theDiplomats -- The Episode of the Gideon's Gang -- Content Themes -- Practices -- Cultural Forms -- The Project Culture in the Episode of the Gideon's Gang -- The Cultural Episode of the Diplomats -- Content Themes -- Practices -- Cultural Forms -- Professional Level: Project Controllers versus Engineers -- Departmental Level: Project Director versus Sub-projectManagers -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgment -- References -- PROJECT CHANGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM:AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYBASED SYSTEM -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Management of Changes in Building Projects -- Principles of Change Management -- Model for Project Change Management System (PCMS) -- Knowledge-Based System (KBS) -- Macro Layer of the KBS -- Micro Layer of the KBS -- Effects and Controls Layer of the KBS -- Controls Selection Shell -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- COUPLING MECHANISMS IN THE MANAGEMENTOF DEVIATIONS:PROJECT-AS-PRACTICE OBSERVATIONS -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Background -- Organizing Verbs -- Loosely Coupled Systems
Project Management in the Face of Deviations -- Planning for Deviations -- Method -- Observations -- The Company -- Deviation 1 - Damaged Equipment -- Deviation 2 - Payment -- Loose Coupling Mechanisms -- Tight Coupling Mechanisms -- Discussion -- Processes and Mechanisms of Coupling -- Coupling Processes and Deviation Solutions -- Implications -- Conclusions -- References -- MONETIZING PROCESS CAPABILITY -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Process Capability -- Process Capability: Yield (Television Process) -- Loss Functions -- Loss Functions: Symmetric Loss (Television Process) -- Loss Functions: Asymmetric Loss (Filling Process) -- Loss Functions: Monitoring Loss (Printing Process) -- Integrating Capability with Loss -- Integrating Capability with Loss: Capability Analysis (Blow MouldingProcess) -- Conclusion -- Appendix A -- References -- PROJECT SCHEDULING -- Abstract -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Types of Schedules -- 3. New Approach -- 3.1. Genetic Algorithm -- 3.2. Decoding -- 3.2.1. Decoding the Priorities of the Activities -- 3.2.2. Decoding the Delay Times -- 3.3. Evolutionary Strategy -- 3.4. Discrete System Simulation -- 3.4.1. Discrete Event Model -- 3.4.2. Representation of Time -- 3.4.3. Simulation -- 3.5. Local Search -- 4. Computational Experiments -- 4.1. Genetic Algorithm Configuration -- 4.2. Experimental Results -- 5. Conclusions and Further Research -- References -- COMPUTERIZED BLOOD BANK INFORMATIONMANAGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING SUPPORT -- Abstract -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Blood Bank Information Management -- 2.1. Role of Blood Centers in Transfusion Service -- 2.2. Data and Information in a Blood Bank -- 2.2.1. Essences of Blood Bank Information -- 3. Computerized Blood Bank Information Systems -- 3.1. Autonomous Information System -- 3.2. Streamlined Information System -- 3.3. Close Information System -- 3.4. Open Information System
3.5. SIBAS @ Macau -- 3.5.1. Infrastructure of SIBAS -- 3.5.2. Barcode Technology -- 3.5.3. Electronic Donor Card System -- 3.5.4. Software Implementation -- 4. Computerized Decision Making Support -- 4.1. Decision Making Support in Blood Banks -- 4.1.1. Customer Relationship Management -- 4.1.2. Enterprise Resource Planning -- 4.1.3. Supply Chain Management -- 4.2. Computerized Decision Making Support -- 4.2.1. Data-driven Decision Making Support -- 4.2.1.1. Hard Computing -- 4.2.1.2. Soft Computing -- 4.2.2. Knowledge-Based Decision Making Support -- 5. Computerized Decision Making Support in Blood Banks:A Case Study -- 5.1. Expert Systems -- 5.2. Statistical Decision Making Support -- 5.2.1. Implementation -- 6. Conclusion -- 6.1. Implementation Challenges and Solutions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- RISK MANAGEMENT ADOPTEDBY FOREIGN FIRMS IN VIETNAM:CASE STUDY OF A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Literature Review -- Risk Definition -- Risk Management and Identification -- Political Risk -- Economic and Financial Risks -- Fluctuation in Foreign Exchange Rates -- Interest Rate Fluctuation -- Inflation -- Labor and Material Price Fluctuations -- Import/Export Restrictions -- Delayed or Non Receipt of Payment -- Financial Failures -- Restriction on Repatriation of Funds -- Legal Risk -- Laws and Regulations -- Contract Formation and Performance -- Dispute Resolution -- Design Risk -- Construction Related Risk -- Cultural Risk -- Natural Risks -- Risk Response -- Risk Elimination -- Risk Transfer -- Risk Retention -- Risk Reduction -- Gap in Knowledge -- Research Method -- Results: Case Study -- Background of the Project -- Profile of Interviewees and Their Firms -- Findings and Discussion -- Political Risk -- Legal Risk -- Financial and Economic Risk -- Design Risk -- Construction Related Risk -- Cultural Risk
Natural Risk -- Conclusion -- References -- EVALUATION OF COOLING, HEATING, AND POWERSYSTEMS BASED ON PRIMARY ENERGYOPERATIONAL STRATEGY -- Abstract -- Nomenclature -- Symbols -- Subscripts -- 1. Introduction -- 1.2. Site Energy -- 1.3. Primary Energy -- 2. Building-CHP System Simulation -- 2.1. Primary Energy Operational Strategy -- 2.2. Cost Oriented Operational Strategy -- 2.3. Simulation Program -- 3. Results and Analysis -- 3.1. CHP System Energy Performance -- 3.2. Site Energy Consumption -- 3.2.1. CHP System Simulation: Site Energy Consumption -- 3.3. CHP System Efficiency -- 3.4. Primary Energy Consumption -- 3.5. Primary Energy Consumption for BPER Strategy -- 3.6. Economic Considerations -- 3.6.1. Energy Versus Economics -- 3.7. Non Conventional Evaluation of CHP System -- 3.7.1. Building Energy Ratings -- 3.7.2. Energy Ratings, Energy Star and LEED-EB -- 3.7.3. Emission of Pollutants -- 6. Conclusions -- Appendix A. Flowchart for the CHP System Simulation Program -- Appendix B. Site Energy Consumption by the Type of Source -- Appendix C. Region Fuel Mix Comparison -- References -- RHEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONSIN SOIL MICRO MECHANICS:MEASURING STIFFNESS DEGRADATIONAND STRUCTURAL STABILITYON A PARTICLE SCALE -- Abstract -- Introduction -- 1.2. Fundamentals of Soil Micromechanics -- 1.2.1. Particle Associations -- 1.2.2. Particle Forces -- 1.2.3. Interparticle Forces -- 1.2.4. Effective and Intergranular Stress -- 1.3. Deformation Characteristics -- 1.4. Soil Mechanics at the Microscale and Rheometry -- 1.5. Research Objectives -- 2. Method and Material -- 2.1. Rheological Techniques in Soil Mechanics -- Hooke's law: Elastic Flow Behavior and Shear Modulus G -- 2.2. Scanning Electron Microscopy -- 2.3. Physicochemical Analyses -- 2.4. Investigated Material -- Na-Bentonite (Ibeco Seal-80) -- Avdat Loess (Negev, Israel)
Dystric Planosol and Calcaric Gleysol (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) -- Ferralsols (Typic Hapludox) and Vertisol (Typic Calciudert) - South Brazil -- 2.4. Calculations and Statistics -- 3. Results -- 3.1. Normal Force -- 3.1. Na-Bentonite "Ibeco Seal 80" and Avdat Loess -- 3.2. Dystric Planosol and Calcaric Gleysol: Aggregation vs. Cementation -- 3.3. Ferralsol and Vertisol: Clay Mineralogy and Fe-Oxides -- 3.4. Classification of Stiffness -- 6. Discussion and Conclusion -- Acknowledgement -- References -- ON HEURISTIC METHODS FOR THE PROJECTSCHEDULING PROBLEM -- Abstract -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Resource Constrained Project Scheduling Problem(RCPSP) -- 3. Local Search Heuristics -- 3.1. Simulated Annealing -- 3.2. Tabu Search -- 4. Evolutionary Heuristics -- 4.1. Applying Evolutionary Algorithms -- 4.2. Advantages of Evolutionary Computation -- 4.3. Genetic Algorithms -- 4.4. Ant Colony Optimization -- 4.5. Particle Swarm Optimization -- 4.6. Electromagnetism -- 5. Hybrid Heuristics, the New Trend -- 6. Performance Evaluation and Discussion -- 7. Conclusion -- References -- INDEX
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鏈接 Print version: Gragg, Lucas P. Progress in Management Engineering New York : Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated,c2009 9781607413103
主題 Industrial engineering -- Research
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