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Journal of Applied Research and Technology

August 2014 Volume 12, Number 4

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Number of articles: 18

  1. A Study of Different Subsequence Elimination Strategies for the Soft Drink Production Planning

    M. Maldonado, S. Rangel & D. Ferreira

    The production of soft drinks involves two main stages: syrup preparation and bottling. To obtain the lots sequence in the bottling stage, three approaches are studied. They are based on the sub... More

    pp. 631-641

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  2. Assessing the Value of Delay to Short-Haul Carriers

    Q. Miao, X.B. Wang & T.M. Adams

    This paper aims at examining the commercial vehicle operators' value of delay (VOD) due to highway congestion in urban area. The VOD is a fundamental parameter that influences the private sector's ... More

    pp. 642-653

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  3. Efficient Frontier for Multi-Objective Stochastic Transportation Networks in International Market of Perishable Goods

    A. Bustos, L. Herrera & E. Jiménez

    Effective planning of a transportation network influences tactical and operational activities and has a great impact on business. Planning typically considers multiple aspects such as variable... More

    pp. 654-665

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  4. Supply Chain Strategies for the International Interoceanic Mazatlan-Houston Logistic Corridor

    G. de la O & T. Matis

    Describe the interoceanic Mazatlan-Houston Logistic Corridor (MHLC) as an alternative route to create sustainable competitive advantages for Mexican, USA, and international firms competing in an... More

    pp. 666-673

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  5. Determination of Network Configuration Considering Inventory Cost in a Supply Chain

    N.M. Hernández González, A. Álvarez Socarrás & M. Mata Pérez

    In this paper we show the importance of applying mathematical optimization when designing the distribution network in a supply chain, specifically in making decisions related location of facilities... More

    pp. 674-683

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  6. Supply Chain Disruptions Propagation Caused by Criminal Acts

    M.G. Cedillo-Campos, G. Pérez-Salas, A. Bueno-Solano, R.G. González-Ramírez & E. Jímenez-Sánchez

    To understand disruptions and their propagation along the supply chains is becoming critical for designing competitive global supply chains operating in emerging economies. It leads to economic... More

    pp. 684-694

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  7. Order Variability Decomposition: A New Variability Measure on Real Data

    M.M. Monsreal, J.A. Royo & M.P. Lambán

    It has been shown that, at least in simulated scenarios of variability decomposition in size and frequency, the way these components are measured largely determines the shape of their relationships... More

    pp. 695-703

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  8. Two-Phase Decision Support Methodology for Design and Planning an Outcome-Driven Supply Chain

    A. Álvarez-Socarrás, A. Báez-Olvera & F. López-Irarragorri

    Nowadays, Supply Chain success and competitiveness heavily depend on the integration of its components and adaptability to deal with a changing environment. This article suggests the integration of... More

    pp. 704-715

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  9. Approximate Packing Circles in a Rectangular Container: Valid Inequalities and Nesting

    I. Litvinchev & E.L. Ozuna

    A problem of packing a limited number of unequal circles in a fixed size rectangular container is considered. The aim is to maximize the (weighted) number of circles placed into the container or... More

    pp. 716-723

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  10. Dynamic Evaluation of Production Policies: Improving the Coordination of an Ethanol Supply Chain

    M.A. Rendón-Sagardi, C. Sánchez-Ramirez, G. Cortás-Robles, G. Alor-Hernández & L.A. Moncayo-Martínez

    This paper uses System Dynamics modeling and process simulation to explore coordination in two logistic processes (procurement and production) of the supply chain of an ethanol plant. In that sense... More

    pp. 724-733

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  11. A Parameter Free BBN Discriminant Function for Optimum Model Complexity versus Goodness of Data Fitting

    M. Naeem & S. Asghar

    Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) is an appealing classification model for learning causal and noncausal dependencies among a set of query variables. It is a challenging task to learning BBN structure ... More

    pp. 734-749

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  12. Hybrid Non-Blind Watermarking Based on DWT and SVD

    O. Jane, E. Elbaşi & H.G. İlk

    Watermarking is identified as a major technology to achieve copyright protection and multimedia security. Therefore, recent studies in literature include some evident approaches for embedding data ... More

    pp. 750-761

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  13. Application of Different Algorithms to Optimal Design of Canal Sections

    A. Kentli & O. Mercan

    Today the increased world population and therefore the growth demand has forced the researchers to investigate better water canal networks distributing much more water while at least keeping its... More

    pp. 762-768

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  14. Vehicle Handling Improvement with Steer-by-Wire System Using Hardware in the Loop Method

    V. Tavoosi, R. Kazemi & S.M. Hosseini

    In this paper, a control algorithm for improving vehicle handling has been proposed by applying correction angle to the steered wheel, based on the optimal and adaptive theory using Simulink MATLAB... More

    pp. 769-781

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  15. Synchronization of Irregular Complex Networks with Chaotic Oscillators: Hamiltonian Systems Approach

    C. Posadas-Castillo, E. Garza-González, D.A. Diaz-Romero, E. Alcorta-Garcia & C. Cruz-Hernández

    Synchronization of multiple chaotic oscillators in Hamiltonian form is numerically studied and is achieved by appealing to complex systems theory [1–5]. The topology that we consider is the... More

    pp. 782-791

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  16. Harmonic Distorted Load Control in a Microgrid

    A. Khaledian, B. Vahidi & M. Abedi

    In this paper the response of a microgrid to the interfaced harmonic distorted load is analyzed. A new control algorithm to mitigate harmonic distortion is considered for distributed generators ... More

    pp. 792-802

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  17. A GPS-aided inertial navigation system in direct configuration

    R. Munguía

    This work presents a practical method for estimating the full kinematic state of a vehicle, along with sensor error parameters, through the integration of inertial and GPS measurements. This kind... More

    pp. 803-814

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  18. An Energy Efficient Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks using A-star Algorithm

    Ali Ghaffari

    Sensors are regarded as significant components of electronic devices. In most applications of wireless sensor networks (WSNs), important and critical information must be delivered to the sink in a ... More

    pp. 815-822

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