Monday, December 19, 2011

ICIL 2012 - Call for Papers


ICIL 2012 - June 14-16, 2012
Hotel Kolovare, Zadar, Croatia

The International Conference on Industrial Logistics (ICIL) 2012 will take
place in Croatia, from June 14th to June 16th 2012, hosted by the Faculty
of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb
and International Centre for Innovation and Industrial Logistics (ICIIL).
International Centre for Innovation and Industrial Logistics (ICIIL) is
a non-profit professional association which has been developing an
integrated view of Industrial Logistics, sharing and exchanging ideas
and research results among students, researchers, academics and
industrialists. The biannual International Conference on Industrial
Logistics (ICIL) is the main mean to attain these objectives worldwide,
moving from France 1993 to Brazil 1995, USA 1997, Russia 1999,
Okinawa 2001, Finland 2003, Uruguay 2005, Lithuania 2006, Israel
2008, again Brazil 2010 and Croatia 2012.
The conference will feature a multidisciplinary program that will
include original research results and contributions to the fields of
logistics and supply chain management. Organizing and Scientific
Committee gladly invite professionals, academics, students and industrialists
to send contributing papers to the Conference.
MAIN TOPICS
Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
- Supply Chain Management
- Purchasing and Procurement
- Inventory Management
- In-plant Logistics
- Material Handling
- Plant Layout
- Operations Management and Scheduling
- Plant Location
- Warehousing
- Warehouse/DC Design and Layout
- Storage Equipment and Systems
- Warehouse Process Optimization
- Warehouse Location
- Distribution Design and Planning, Distribution Management
- Transportation
- Transportation Modes, Intermodal Transport
- Transportation Management, Route Optimisation
- Logistics Modelling and Simulation, Simulation Languages
for Waiting Line Systems
- Automation in Logistics
- Logistics Information Systems, Identification and
Communication, e-Logistics
- Packaging and Labelling
- Reverse Logistics, Recycling and Waste Management
- Sustainable (Green) Logistics/SCM, Corporate Social
Responsibility
- Reliability and Maintenance of Logistic Systems
- Financial and Economic Modelling/Aspects of Logistics
- Forecasting
- Customer Service
- After-sales Support
- Logistic Outsourcing
- Global Logistics

GENERAL INFORMATION
Deadline for abstract submission: December 31st, 2011
Submission of paper titles and abstracts (up to 100 words) using
abstract submission form from icil2012.info
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: January 15th, 2012
Final submission of full papers: March 1st, 2012
Submission of papers written according template using paper submission
form downloaded from icil2012.info
Notification of acceptance of full papers: April 15th, 2012
Correspondence address:
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture,
University of Zagreb, Ivana Lučića 5, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Chairman: Assist. Prof. Goran Đukić, PhD
Department of Industrial Engineering
Phone: +385 91 5117914, Fax: +385 1 6157123
E-mail: icil2012@fsb.hr, goran.dukic@fsb.hr
URL: icil2012.info
Conference venue:
Hotel Kolovare ****, Zadar, Croatia
Phone: +385 (0)23 211 017 Fax: +385 (0)23 213 079
E-mail: info@hotel-kolovare.com
URL: www.hotel-kolovare.com/en/
Registration:
Hotel Kolovare Zadar, conference reception desk
Registration should be acknowledged at the reception desk on
June 13th, 2012 18:00 – 20:00
June 14th, 2012 08:00 – 09:00
Conference fee: EUR 350
Deadline for conference fee payment: May 01th, 2012
The Conference fee includes the Proceedings, 2 lunches, gala dinner,
coffee breaks and excursion to National park “Krka”.
Conference language: English
Presentation and publication of papers:
Submitted papers will be subject of reviews by at least two
independent reviewers. All accepted papers will be published in the
Conference Proceedings to be distributed during the Conference.
Oral presentations should take 15 minutes. The authors will have the
possibility of using computers for the presentations (Power Point).
There will be opportunity to present paper with poster in poster
section.
According to the Scientific Committee recommendations, the
authors of the selected papers will be invited to extend their papers
for publication in the following journals:
- Transactions of FAMENA
- Technical Gazette
- International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
- MASAUM Journal of Computer Science
- International Journal of Simulation Modeling
- Polimeri

Conference web page http://www.icil2012.info/

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2011 International Conference on Information Management and Systems Engineering

2011 International Conference on Information Management and Systems Engineering
(ICISME 2011) Call for Papers
http://www.icisme.com
2011 International Conference on Information Management and Systems Engineering (ICISME 2011) will be held on December 16-18, 2011, in Nanjing, China. You are invited to submit a full paper for review before August 1, 2011, All papers accepted will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by Ei Compendex and ISTP.

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a full paper for review before August 1, 2011, in PDF or Word format, Each paper should be written in English, Please submit your papers by using the online submission system:
http://www.icisme.com/login.asp

For the detailed information of conference, please visit: http://www.icisme.com

Contact Us
E-mail: icisme@icisme.com

2011信息管理与系统工程国际会议(ICISME 2011)将于20111216日至18日在南京召开。本次会议将征收一些信息计算、经济管理、自动化、机械与制造、现代设计与系统工程类的相关论文,所有被录用的论文将被IEEE CPS出版,并全部被IEEE XploreEi CompendexISTP全文检索。

论文提交:

本次会议截稿日期为201181日,只接受英文全文投稿。论文模版可在网站下载以及提交的论文必须通过网站在线投稿: http://www.icisme.com/index3.asp

详细的会议中文通知可见网站:
http://www.icisme.com/indexchinese.asp

联系方式:
英文网站: http://www.icisme.com
联系邮箱: icisme@icisme.com

 

Friday, March 04, 2011

2011 IEEE 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management(IEM)

The 2010 IEEE 5th International conference on Industrial Engineering and Management 

12~14,Aug.,2011

Ei & ISTP Indexed

The deadline of full paper submission is March 18, 2011

Zhengzhou, China

www.ieee-iciem.org


 

The Publication: 

Papers submitting to IEM2011 must not be published or considering in other conference or journal.  All accepted papers will be included in the IEM 2011 Conference Proceedings (within MASS2011) . All papers accepted and registered successfully will be included in IEEE Xplore , indexed by Ei Compendex and ISI Proceedings.

 
 

The technical areas to be covered in this conference include:


  • Industrial Design Data Mining Technology and Application Decision Support System and ModelsComputer-aided Design and Intelligent ManufacturingHuman Reliability Analysis Distributed Problem SolvingVendor Managed Inventory(VMI)Man-Machine-Environment System Systems Modeling and Simulation Systems Safety and pre-Warning Innovation and Entrepreneurship Quality Control and ManagementDecision Analysis Production Planning Project and Quality ManagementSafety, Reliability and Risk Management Supply Chain Management amd Modeling  

Paper submitted to:  iciem2011@gmail.com  

Contact Us:

Email: iciem211@gmail.com

Tel: +86-136 7336 0831 

QQ: 1584 9395 92 

QQ群: 142127856

Monday, February 14, 2011

Carpathian Logistics Congres, Slovakia

Dear Sir or Madam,

    we would like to invite you in interational Carpathian Logistics Congress that cover three conferences, namely 

  • 6th International Conference LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT 2011, LOADO´2011
  • 7th International Conference Financial and Logistics Management 2011, FLM´2011
  • 15th Logistics Conference TOTAL LOGISTIC MANAGEMENT 2011, TLM´2011.

The congress will be held on September, 27-30 2011 in Grandhotel Permon, Podbanské - High Tatras, Slovakia. For detail information please read the enclosed file or take a look on our website http://www.tuke.sk/clc

    Please keep in mind the following deadlines:

  • 15th August 2011 - end of papers registration,
  • 31st August 2011 - submission of manuscripts,
  • 15th September 2011 - end of registration of participants and deadline for payment of registration fee.

    Yours sincerely 

 
 

Organization committee CARPATHIAN LOGISTICS CONGRESS - CLC´2011 
Ústav logistiky priemyslu a dopravy

(Logistics Institute of Industry and Transport) 
BERG Faculty, Technical University of Košice
Park Komenského 14,
043 84 Košice, Slovak republic
e-mail: clc@tuke.sk

Monday, December 20, 2010

CFP: International Journal of Manufacturing Research (IJMR) - "Industrial Case Studies of Demand-Supply Chain Management"

Special Issue on: "Industrial Case Studies of Demand-Supply Chain Management"

Guest Editors
Per Hilletofth, University of Skövde, Sweden
Olli-Pekka Hilmola, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

The notion that companies have both demand and supply chains, which require active management to maximize organization's effectiveness and efficiency, is well recognized. The demand chain comprises all the demand processes necessary to understand, create, and stimulate customer demand, whilst supply chain contains all the supply processes necessary to fulfill time, accuracy, and quality requirements of customers and the profitably of the supply chain. The need to coordinate these processes and their general management has been emphasized in both the demand and supply chain literature as well as in the emerging demand-supply chain management (DSCM) concept. It has been concluded that there is a lack of real-life based case study research addressing, how the different demand and supply processes influence each other, and how these processes effectively can be coordinated on intra and inter-organizational level. This implies that the concept and application of DSCM is still in its infancy and needs to be researched further from both demand and supply chain perspective. Hence, this special issue is aiming to contribute in the understanding of DSCM by analyzing the concept from a theoretical and practical perspective, determining what are the key principles that characterize the concept as well as to illustrate its appearance in practice. However, our main interest is in industrial case studies, and real-life implementations.

   Subject Coverage

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

   Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

   Important Dates

Full paper due: 31 December, 2010

Notification of acceptance: 15 March, 2011

Final version of the paper due: 31 May, 2011

   Editors and Notes

You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:

Per Hilletofth
School of Technology and Society
University of Skövde
Skövde
Sweden
E-mailper.hilletofth@his.se

Olli-Pekka Hilmola
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Kouvola Research Unit
Prikaatintie 9
FIN-45100 Kouvola
Finland
E-mailolli-pekka.hilmola@lut.fi

Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

UAE: Global Logistics Forum – 7-8 Feb 2011

Theme:
ELogistics Infrastructure and Services in The Middle Eastast

Due to the growing link between global supply chains and prime location, GCC countries are currently experiencing a strong demand for logistics services and infrastructure.

The recent explosion of infrastructure projects requires a proper understanding of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, risks, and success factors from the local and global point of view. This Forum aims to bring local and international policy makers, supply chain managers, and logistics managers together, to understand local needs.

This strong association with local projects, participation of the international academic community, and discussions involving local decision makers will undoubtedly set this conference apart from all others. The forum will address subjects related to Abu Dhabi's Master Plan and Economic Vision 2030, customized local requirements of infrastructure projects, and the development of global logistic services. In order to provide delegates with well rounded information and a hands-on grasp of concepts, The Global Logistics Forum will include three workshops involving various visits to significant infrastructure locations, as well as logistics service providers.

The first Global Logistics Forum is part of long-term strategic partnership between Abu Dhabi University and the TU Berlin Chair of Logistics and represents a first step in developing a long term, high quality programme of courses, events and knowledge transfer in the field of supply chain logistics.


AGENDA - Day One | February 7th, 2011

  

STANDARDS & STANDARDIZATION

08:00

Registration & Breakfast

09:00

Welcome Remarks

09:05

Keynote Address

The UAE : The Vital Importance of this Transport Hub Giant in Global Logistics

09:15

V.I.P. Presentation

Utilizing ports for low cost transport: The UAE as a Shipping Epicentre

09:25

V.I.P. Presentation

The Unified GCC Customs Union

09:30

Presentation

Security Within the Supply Chain : Maintaining a Robust Chain

10:00

Networking Break

15 Minutes - Reception Area

10.15

Presentation

E-Freight for Efficient Paperless Tracking

10:45

Presentation

E-Customs Clearance for Control, Data and Costs

11:15

Presentation

Warehousing : Standards + Security + Safety

11:45

Video Presentation

Hosted by Sponsor

12:00

Industry Experts Exchange

6 Logistics Leaders

13:00

Networking Lunch

14:00

Afternoon Workshops

Instructors & Workshops TBD

16:00

End of Day One


AGENDA - Day Two | February 8th, 2011

  

INTEGRATION

8:00

Registration & Breakfast

9:00

Welcome Remarks

09:05

Keynote Address

The Abu Dhabi University Supply Chain & Logistics Center of Excellence

09:15

V.I.P. Presentation

The Challenges of a Growing Logistics Market

09:25

V.I.P. Presentation

The Future of the FreeZone : Where is it Heading?

09:30

Special Guest Presentation

Reducing Cost by Properly Integrating Logistics Solutions

10:00

Networking Break

10:15

Presentation

Managing Your Logistics Information Systems : Service and Cost Optimization, Information Integration, and Customer Linking

10:45

Presentation

Managing a Strategic Supply Chain : Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment

11:15

Presentation

Innovation in Logistics Practices and Efectiveness of Information Systems in the Extended Supply Chain

11:45

Case Study

The Bridge of The Horns Project: Bridging Djibouti & Yemen & Two Large Logistics Parks

12:15

Panel Discussion

13:00

Networking Lunch

14:00

Afternoon Workshops

Instructors & Workshops TBD

16:00

End of Day One


 

http://www.aimevents.net/gl/index.asp

Saturday, December 04, 2010

2011 International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME 2011)


 

Call for Papers

2011 International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME 2011)

Australia, Melbourne, 15-16 January, 2011 澳大利亚·墨尔本 2011115-16

Conference Website大会网站:http://www.ier-institute.org/mime/index.htm

 
 

2011 International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering will be held in 15-16 January, 2011, Australia, Melbourne. The goal of this Conference is to bring together the researchers from academia and industry as well as practitioners to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. We are pleased to invite authors to submit their papers to MIME 2011, addressing issues that serve present and future development of the field. All accepted papers will be included in MIME 2011 Proceedings with the publishing House by Information Engineering Research Institute, USA.

MIME 2011 will be indexed by ISTP (ISI Proceedings) and submitted for EI Compendex. Selected papers will be published by SCI and EI Compendex Journals, and so on.

MIME 2011 将被ISTP检索,本次会议仅接收英文投稿。

Conference proceeding ISBN: 978-0-9831693-1-4

本会议已进入科学网会议列表:http://meeting.sciencenet.cn/cinfo.aspx?cid=1039

 
 

Topics:

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:


 

Manufacturing Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Systems and Technology

Aeronautical Engineering

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Design and Manufacturing

Life Cycle Design of Products

Design for Environment

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Concurrent Engineering

PDM, PLM, Collaborative Product Design & Commerce

Condition Monitoring and Vibration Analysis

Reliability Engineering

Industrial Tribology

Applications of AI Techniques in Design and Manufacturing

Modeling & Optimization of Systems and Processes

Automation and Robotics

Non-Traditional Manufacturing

Advanced Metal Forming,Welding & Casting techniques

Agile & Lean Manufacturing

Logistics and SCM

CAD/CAM/FMS/CIMS

Reverse Engineering, RP/RT

Micro-Machining, Nano- Technology & Smart Materials

Mechatronics, MEMS, NEMS

Thermal Engineering

Computational Heat and Mass Transfer

Internal Combustion Engines

Alternate fuels

Advanced Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Turbo Machines and Fluid Power Engineering

Renewable and Non conventional Energy Sources, Energy Systems

Cryogenics

Computational Methods in Thermal Engineering, Optimization Methods, CFD

Case Studies


 

 
 

Paper Format 格式模板:
http://www.ier-institute.org/mime/English_paper_template.doc

The submission system投稿系统https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?timeout=1;conf=mime2011

The Deadline of paper submission截稿时间: December 30, 2010

 
 

Contact usmime2011reg@gmail.com      +86 (0)27 87608186      +86 18802716680  


 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

OR 2011 in Switzerland

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OR 2011

Zurich, Switzerland, August 30 to September 2, 2011

First Announcement / Call for Papers


 

This international conference on operations research will take

place in Zurich, Switzerland.

The conference of the three German speaking OR societies

GOR, ÖGOR and SVOR is under the patronage of the

Swiss OR Society (SVOR) and hosts at the same time

the respective annual meetings of the three OR societies.


 

The main goal of the conference is to bring together members

of the international OR community to discuss scientific progresses

in various subfields of OR in a truly interdisciplinary spirit.

For further information, please visit the website: www.or2011.ch


 

:: Plenary/Semi-plenary lectures:

http://www.or2011.ch/topics_program/lectures


 

:: Streams and chairs:

http://www.or2011.ch/topics_program


 

:: Program/organizing committee:

http://www.or2011.ch/topics_program/program_committee


 


 

All members of the OR/MS community are invited to participate

in the OR 2011!


 

Hans-Jakob Lüthi, chair organizing committee

Director of the Institute for Operations Research (IFOR), ETH Zurich


 

Karl Schmedders, chair program committee

Director of the Institute for Operations Research (IOR), University of Zurich


 

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

JSCM now added to ISI Web of Knowledge

After a lengthy application process, JSCM has been added to the Thomson-Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge! Articles published and cited in 2010 and 2011 will be used to calculate the Journal's first impact factor in 2012. Please be sure to include this information about the Journal when you are making the case for including JSCM on your school's A list.

The Journal continues to move strongly along its upward trajectory, as evidenced by our world class Advisory, Associate Editor, and Review Boards, an 8% acceptance rate for both 2008 and 2009, an ever increasing number of high quality submissions, and the impactful research which is published in JSCM. We want to ask you to consider JSCM as a potential outlet for your best work, and to encourage your colleagues to submit their best work to the Journal. Thank you for your continuing support in making JSCM THE journal of choice among supply chain management scholars!

All the best,


 

Craig R. Carter
Co-Editor-in-Chief
University of Nevada

Lisa M. Ellram
Co-Editor-in-Chief
Miami University

  

Lutz Kaufmann
European Editor
WHU

Tom Callarman
Asian Co-Editor
CEIBS

  

Xiande Zhao
Asian Co-Editor
CUHK

 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Volcano reboots airspace

2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull caused rebooting the European airspace in April. ITO has created a very impresive visualization what really happened between 17 and 20th April. This video has been already viewed by more than 500k times. Original post referred in link below.

Airspace Rebooted from ItoWorld on Vimeo.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Building airplanes and airlines

While thinking volcanic ash and how much our world is depending on global air transportation, I have picked two interesting video clips related to airplanes and airlines. First one is a manufacturing video from Southwest Airlines and how their "Florida One" Boeing 737-700ER was built.



This is interesting, but from logistics point of view, even more interesting is how Southwest Airlines organize a 25 minute turnaround at airport.




There are many ways to run airline companies: pricing models vary, network may be based on point-to-point or hub and spoke models to name some differences. Running a low cost airline compared to traditional airlines can be very different albeit the planes might be similar. Here's a picture I found comparing these two generic airline strategies. The original post is located here and posted by Metrobest.



Wednesday, April 07, 2010

CFP – SCMIS 2010, Hong Kong

"Deadline extension (15 April, 2010)! Call for Papers - SCMIS 2010 CFP (IEEE Xplore and EI Indexed), Hong Kong"

Dear Colleague,

Due to the requests of many authors, the conference committee of SCMIS 2010 has decided to extend the paper submission deadline to

April 15, 2010. The updated conference call for paper is enclosed with this e-mail. If you already submitted your paper to SCMIS 2010, you may ignore this message.  If you have not yet submitted your paper, we cordially invite you to submit the paper before the
new deadline - April 15, 2010.

Call for Papers

The 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems (SCMIS 2010)
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Conference website: http://www.ise.polyu.edu.hk/scmis2010/

Conference Date: 6 October 2010 to 8 October 2010

 
 

Publications
Accepted papers will be published in the SCMIS 2010 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.  All the accepted papers listed in IEEE Xplore would be indexed by Inspec, Compendex and EI.  In addition to proceedings for all papers accepted for presentation, selected high quality papers will be recommended for publication in special issues of journals with high citation indices.

Conference Theme
The conference theme is Logistics Systems and Engineering. The conference is designed to seek practitioners knowledge and opinions, and to apply theory to practice. Academics and practitioners are now invited to submit their conference papers.

Conference Aims
1. To identify emerging logistics issues and research opportunities in the arena of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems by working closely with industry
2. To exchange research ideas, observations and theories crossing different disciplines, sectors and countries in the fields of supply chain management, logistics information systems, performance measures and metrics, environmental and sustainability issues in logistics, and knowledge management
3. To help researchers and decision makers in understanding the processes involved in logistics systems and their operations

Important Dates
Submission of Full papers: April 15, 2010
Acceptance of Full papers: May 15, 2010
Submission of Camera-ready papers: July 15, 2010
Early Registration date: July 15, 2010
Standard Registration date: August 15, 2010

Scope of the Conference
Authors are invited to submit conference papers on the following aspects of the most recent global business issues. Authors are also encouraged to submit conference papers in related areas.
- Logistics Information Systems
- Bin-packaging Problems
- Palletization Problems
- Transport Logistics
- Low Carbon and Green Supply Chain Management
- Reverse Logistics
- Third Party Logistics
- VMI / Collaborative Inventory Planning
- Network Design and Food Supply Chain
- Warehousing and Location Decisions
- Fuzzy Modeling of Supply Chain Problems
- Systems Approach to Supply Chain Modeling
- Supply Chain Risk Management
- Information Management in a Supply Chain
- Simulation of Industrial Systems
- Environmental and Sustainability Issues in Logistics
- Managing International Logistical Operations
- RFID in Supply Chain Management
- Value Chain Management
- Transportation Decision
- Supply Chain Information Measurement
- Data Mining for e-business / SCM
- Knowledge Management
- Logistics in Disaster Management
- Outsourcing and Procurement / Vendor Management
- Supply Chain Performance Measures and  Metrics
- Technology Management in Supply Chain
- ERP, WMS and TMS in Logistics
- Contemporary Logistics Issues

Enquiries
If you are interested in obtaining further information about the conference, contact the conference secretary, Ms Carrie Cheung by email (mfcarrie@inet.polyu.edu.hk) ( mailto:mfcarrie@inet.polyu.edu.hk) ) or fax (+852 2362 5267).  Visit our website, http://www.ise.polyu.edu.hk/scmis2010 ( http://www.ise.polyu.edu.hk/scmis2010 for ) for more information.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

WHERE INNOVATION MEETS APPLICATION

Friday, March 26, 2010

Future material handling? Fully automated supermarket.

We have seen many innovative material-handling solutions during the last years. Now, here's another interesting one coming from Spain - a fully automated supermarket operating 24 hours a day. The video below illustrates how it operates.
Further information available in Spanish at RTV web site.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

ICIL 2010 Rio de Janeiro - Proceedings available for download

ICIIL community has decided to share the materials from Rio Conference for the public. ICIL 2010 conference proceedings are freely available for download. All papers are included as a single PDF file (4.3 MB).

The contents include the following papers:

Table of contents
Outsourcing Logistics Decision Support System for Product Design and
Manufacturing.
A. Bargelis ……………………………………………...…………………………….. 13
Dynamic Investment Planning for Container Port Ventures
A. G. N. Novaes - E. M. Frazzon - V. M.D. Silva - H. Rosa ...................................... 21
The Application of Innovations in Trade
A. Burinskiene …………….……………………………….…..…………………….. 29
Clustering and Routing Model for Transport Logistics Using Software Agents
G. Singh – A. Timm-Giel – C. Gorg ……………………………................................ 37
Time-Based Competition Related to Logistics: an International Study of Furniture
Companies
I. Tammela - A. G. Canen ............................................................................................ 45
Inkjet-Printed RFID’s on Paper: a Quantum Leap in Industrial Logistics?
M.M.Tentzeri …………………………..……………….……………………………. 55
Computer-Aided Tools Impact on Equipment Effectiveness
V. Senkus - I. Senkuviene ………………………..………………………………….. 63
Modern Approaches of the Defense Acquisition Management within the Romanian
Army
A. Olaru, O. Ungureanu - A. Capatina ...................................................................... 71
Innovative Process Development Applying Intelligent Computer Aided Process
Planning
R. Mankute - A.Bargelis …………….………………………………………………. 79
Classification and Inventory Management of Retail Products: a Case Study
A.M.T. Thomé - A.F.C. Vieira ..................................................................................... 87
Logistic Concept as a Modern Form of the Total Logistic Integration of Regional
Areas
Z. Ivanovic – L. Ivanovic ……………………………………………………………. 95
Application of Logistics Methods in Print Production
D. Milcic - D. Banic - D. Donevski …………………………………………………. 103
Supply Chain Integration and Adaptability - The Key To Be Fit for Turbulence?
M. Gerschberger - C. Söser - F. Staberhofer ……….…………………………….. 111
A Decomposition Strategy for Large-Scale Scheduling Problems in Multi-Stage
Multi-Product Batch Plants
G.M. Kopanos - L. Puigjaner - C.A. Méndez ............................................................ 125
The Logistical Model Based in Indicators of Positions Through the Order Processing
Manager
J. G. Hernández - M. J. García .................................................................................. 133
Supply Chain Integration and Performance – American, European and Asian
Companies
C. Söser - M. Gerschberger - F. Roithmayr …….…………………………………. 141
“Standard-Hour” As Logistics Performance Evaluation Basis – a Case Study at
Aracruz Celulose
M. M. Aragão - T. B. Brito - R. C. Botter .................................................................. 153
A MIP for the Integrated Production and Transportation Scheduling of an OEM
T. Makuschewitz - E. M. Frazzon - B. Scholz-Reiter, A. G.N. Novaes …………… 163
The Roles and Approaches of Supply Chain Optimizers
Y. Kristianto - P. Helo …….………...……………………………………………….. 173
Understanding the Human Factor: The Key to Process Improvement in Service
Operations
T. Kekale - K. Spens - K. Phusavat ………………………...………………………. 181
Use of Open Innovation as Posible Marketing Strategy in Logistic
S. Mihi - S. Raletic …………………..…………………………................................ 191
A Hybrid Algorithm, Based on Iterated Local Search and Genius, for the Vehicle
Routing Problem with Simultaneous Pickup and Delivery
M. T. Mine - M. S. A. Silva - A. Subramanian - L. S. Ochi - M. J. F. Souza …... 199
The Importance of Reverse Logistics in the Production Process: the Case of a Wine
Bottling Company
R. M. Melo - M. M. Silva - A. C. B. R. F. Pinto ......................................................... 207
Multimodality and Container Filling in 3D
D. de La Fuente - I. Fernandez - R. Pino - N. García ................................................ 215
European South-West Logistic Platform: a New Approach to the Integral Energy
Management
M. Monterrey - D. de la Fuente - I. Fernandez - J. Parreño .................................... 223
Risk on Spares for Life-Time Maintenance Purposes Due to Uncertainties on the
Mean Up Time
R. Marie ………………………………..…………………………………………… 231
Implementation of Data-Warehouses in Customer Relationship Management Systems
A. Micu - A. E. Micu ........................................................................................................... 239
An Efficient Ant Colony System for Vehicle Routing Problems with Time Windows
O. S. Silva Junior - J. E. Leal ............................................................................................. 247
The Need for Internet-Based, Light-Weight Tracking and ERP Systems for SCM in
SME - Intensive Multi - Company Networks - The Case of the Finnish Furniture
Industry
M. Ehrs - M. Suorsa …………………………………………….…………………...…… 255
Strategic Intermodal Decision Making in Brazil
B. Gonçalves - M. B. Costa - M. D’Agosto ........................................................................ 263
Greener Warehouses Through Increased Efficiency
G. Dukic - T. Opetuk - V. Cesnik .……….…………………………………..………….. 273
Back to Basics - Is Logistics Again About Cutting Costs?
K.Spens - G.Kovács …….….…………………………………………….…………..…… 281
Inventory Location Problem with Stochastic Capacity Constraints under Periodic
Review (R, s, S)
P. A. Miranda - G. Cabrera G. …………………………………...................................... 289
A Comparison of Mathematical Modelling Approaches for Stability Analysis of
Supply Chains
B. Scholz-Reiter - M. Schönlein - M. Kosmykov - T. Makuschewitz ............................. 297
Sustainable Logistics - Case Study of an Automobile Manufacturer
S. Schmidt …………………………………………………………………...…………..... 307
The Effect of High Brazilian Interest Rates on a Logistical Optimization Strategy
A. R. A.Vallim Filho.……………………………………………………....…………….... 315
Some Aspects of Process Planning Improvement
P. Cosic - N. Volarevic …………………………….……………………….…………….. 323
Stochastic Modeling of Fuel Procurement for Electricity Generation
C. Testuri - B. Zimberg ……………………………………...…....................................... 331
How Radio Frequency Signals Can Assist in Providing Security to Industrial
Logistics
G. R. DeJean - D. Kirovski ………………….………………………………..………….. 339
Management of Loading Semi-Trailers with Virtual Balance Software
C. A. M. Souza - J. I. M. Vieira - C. A. Faria ................................................................... 347
Evaluating the Impact of Accidents Risk on Hydrogen Road Transportation Cost
A.C. Caputo - P. M. Pelagagge - P. Salini ......................................................................... 355
An Exact Method to Evaluate the Source-to-Terminal Diameter Constrained
Reliability of a Communication Network
H. Cancela - M. El Khadiri - L. Petingi ...................................................................... 365
Effect of a Bridge Infrastructure in the Economic Growth of an Industrial Region
K. O Ferreira - M. I. Faé .............................................................................................. 373
The Industry of Standardization Process: a Comparison Between two International
Organizations
L. B. Aguiar ……………….……….…………………………………………………. 381
Steel Supply Chain Management by Simulation Modelling
M. Sandhu - P. Helo - J. Kristianto ............................................................................. 389
Identification of Estrategic Logistics Nodes in the Central Region of Mexico
J.P. Antún, A. Lozano, R. Alarcón, F. Granados y L. Guarneros ........................... 399
Author Index ................................................................................................................. 407

The file is located here.

Enjoy!

BR; Petri

Warehouse videos from IKEA and Amazon.com

I have posted some logistics and material-handling videos every now and then here. Today, I found some interesting examples from two world-class companies, namely IKEA and Amazon.com.

IKEA Warehouse in Germany



Forklifts at IKEA warehouse



Amazon.com



Amazon.com warehouse in UK



Osaka Amazon.com Japan distribution centrer


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ICIL visits Petrobras


On the fifth and final day of the ICIL 2010 conference the schedule was for an excursion to Transpetro's pipeline hub and routing station close to Rio de Janeiro. Transpetro is the logistical arm and fully-owned subsidiary of Petrobras, the formerly state-owned main oil company of Brasil, and they works foremost with the transportation and storage activities around oil and its byproducts, ethanol, biofuels and natural gas.

The excursion included a Q&A with the company's operational management, a tour of the plant's control center and finally a guided car trip around the plant's storage and routing fields. As an added bonus, a visit to CTDUT - the pipeline technology center testing facility and laboratory located on the premises. CTDUT upkeeps test loops for education and development of pig technology (pigs of course being the pipeline inspection gauge machines that travel inside a pipeline to assess the condition of the pipe's structure).

On the whole, and interesting field day by ICIL and Transpetro.

Mikael Ehrs

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ICIL 2010 Rio de Janeiro: Day Three



Day three started with ICIIL officer elections and was followed by presentations. Here's some picks from the conference:

  • Thomas Makuschewitz presented A MIP for the integrated production and transportation scheduling of an OEM. This system takes network level for scheduling/sequencing by providing visibility for OEMs. The approach can be applied in situations when changes occur in resource availability and due dates.
  • Spens and Kovacs raised a very topic question "Back to basics: Is logistics again about cutting costs?"
  • Aragao et al's paper presented a case study from Aracruz Celulose – "Standard-hour" as logistics performance evaluation basic for trucks
  • Kekäle, Spens and Phusavat's study on hospital inventory management practices – "Understanding the human factor: The key to process improvement in service operations"

We also agreed today that the ICIIL proceedings papers will become publicly available at the ICIIL web site in near future.