Simulation Based Case Studies in Logistics

Simulation Based Case Studies in Logistics
Author: Yuri Merkuryev,Galina Merkuryeva,Miquel ANgel Piera,Antoni Guasch Petit
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-01-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781848821873

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“Simulation-based Case Studies in Logistics” presents an intensive learning course on the application of simulation as a decision support tool to tackle complex logistic problems. The book describes and illustrates different approaches to developing simulation models at the right abstraction level to be used efficiently by engineers when dealing with strategic, tactical or operational decisions in logistic systems. 11 simulation-based case studies in logistics and supply chain management are discussed, based on the results of applied research, covering application areas such as production logistics, warehousing, transportation, material flow management, and hospital logistics. “Simulation-based Case Studies in Logistics” is an essential text for postgraduate engineering students and researchers working in the area of logistics modeling and simulation.

Artificial Intelligence and Industrial Applications

Artificial Intelligence and Industrial Applications
Author: Tawfik Masrour,Anass Cherrafi,Ibtissam El Hassani
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2020-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783030511869

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This book gathers the refereed proceedings of the Artificial Intelligence and Industrial Applications (A2IA’2020), the first installment of an annual international conference organized by the ENSAM-Meknes at Moulay Ismail University, Morocco. The 30 papers presented here were carefully reviewed and selected from 141 submissions by an international scientific committee. They address various aspects of artificial intelligence such as smart manufacturing, smart maintenance, smart supply chain management, supervised learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, graph-based and semi-supervised learning, neural networks, deep learning, planning and optimization, and other AI applications. The book is intended for AI experts, offering them a valuable overview of the status quo and a global outlook for the future, with many new and innovative ideas and recent important developments in AI applications, both of a foundational and practical nature. It will also appeal to non-experts who are curious about this timely and important subject.

Robust Modelling and Simulation

Robust Modelling and Simulation
Author: Idalia Flores De La Mota,Antoni Guasch,Miguel Mujica Mota,Miquel Angel Piera
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2017-03-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319533216

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This book presents for the first time a methodology that combines the power of a modelling formalism such as colored petri nets with the flexibility of a discrete event program such as SIMIO. Industrial practitioners have seen the growth of simulation as a methodology for tacking problems in which variability is the common denominator. Practically all industrial systems, from manufacturing to aviation are considered stochastic systems. Different modelling techniques have been developed as well as mathematical techniques for formalizing the cause-effect relationships in industrial and complex systems. The methodology in this book illustrates how complexity in modelling can be tackled by the use of coloured petri nets, while at the same time the variability present in systems is integrated in a robust fashion. The book can be used as a concise guide for developing robust models, which are able to efficiently simulate the cause-effect relationships present in complex industrial systems without losing the simulation power of discrete-event simulation. In addition SIMIO’s capabilities allows integration of features that are becoming more and more important for the success of projects such as animation, virtual reality, and geographical information systems (GIS).

Modeling Food Processing Operations

Modeling Food Processing Operations
Author: Serafim Bakalis,Kai Knoerzer,Peter J Fryer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2015-04-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781782422969

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Computational modeling is an important tool for understanding and improving food processing and manufacturing. It is used for many different purposes, including process design and process optimization. However, modeling goes beyond the process and can include applications to understand and optimize food storage and the food supply chain, and to perform a life cycle analysis. Modeling Food Processing Operations provides a comprehensive overview of the various applications of modeling in conventional food processing. The needs of industry, current practices, and state-of-the-art technologies are examined, and case studies are provided. Part One provides an introduction to the topic, with a particular focus on modeling and simulation strategies in food processing operations. Part Two reviews the modeling of various food processes involving heating and cooling. These processes include: thermal inactivation; sterilization and pasteurization; drying; baking; frying; and chilled and frozen food processing, storage and display. Part Three examines the modeling of multiphase unit operations such as membrane separation, extrusion processes and food digestion, and reviews models used to optimize food distribution. Comprehensively reviews the various applications of modeling in conventional food processing Examines the modeling of multiphase unit operations and various food processes involving heating and cooling Analyzes the models used to optimize food distribution

Handbook of Research on Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling

Handbook of Research on Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling
Author: Sonntagbauer, Peter
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2014-06-30
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781466662377

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As governments and policy makers take advantage of information and communication technologies, leaders must understand how to navigate the ever-shifting landscape of modern technologies in order to be most effective in enacting change and leading their constituents. The Handbook of Research on Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling builds on the available literature, research, and recent advances in e-governance to explore advanced methods and applications of digital tools in government. This collection of the latest research in the field presents an essential reference for academics, researchers, and advanced-level students, as well as government leaders, policy makers, and experts in international relations.

Theory Methodology Tools and Applications for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems

Theory  Methodology  Tools and Applications for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems
Author: Lin Zhang,Xiao Song,Yunjie Wu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 651
Release: 2016-09-21
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9789811026690

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This four-volume set (CCIS 643, 644, 645, 646) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th Asia Simulation Conference and the First Autumn Simulation Multi-Conference, AsiaSim / SCS AutumnSim 2016, held in Beijing, China, in October 2016. The 265 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 651 submissions. The papers in this third volume of the set are organized in topical sections on Cloud technologies in simulation applications; fractional calculus with applications and simulations; modeling and simulation for energy, environment and climate; SBA virtual prototyping engineering technology; simulation and Big Data.

Agent Based Modelling of Socio Technical Systems

Agent Based Modelling of Socio Technical Systems
Author: Koen H. van Dam,Igor Nikolic,Zofia Lukszo
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2012-10-08
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9789400749337

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Decision makers in large scale interconnected network systems require simulation models for decision support. The behaviour of these systems is determined by many actors, situated in a dynamic, multi-actor, multi-objective and multi-level environment. How can such systems be modelled and how can the socio-technical complexity be captured? Agent-based modelling is a proven approach to handle this challenge. This book provides a practical introduction to agent-based modelling of socio-technical systems, based on a methodology that has been developed at TU Delft and which has been deployed in a large number of case studies. The book consists of two parts: the first presents the background, theory and methodology as well as practical guidelines and procedures for building models. In the second part this theory is applied to a number of case studies, where for each model the development steps are presented extensively, preparing the reader for creating own models.

Sustainable Consumption and Production Volume II

Sustainable Consumption and Production  Volume II
Author: Ranjula Bali Swain,Susanne Sweet
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2020-11-07
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9783030552855

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Circular economy principles are driving to overcome the challenges of today’s linear take-make-dispose production and consumption patterns through keeping the value of products, materials, and resources circulating in the economy as long as possible. Sustainable Consumption and Production, Volume II: Circular Economy and Beyond aims to explore the sustainable consumption and production transition to a circular economy, while addressing critical global challenges by innovating and transforming product and service markets towards sustainable development. This book explores how consumers, private sector, relevant international organizations, and governments can play an active role in innovating businesses to help companies, individuals (consumers and citizens), organizations, and sectors, to remain competitive, while transitioning towards sustainable markets and economies. It is of interest to economists, students, businesses, and policymakers.