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A Course In Sustainable Manufacturing, Young Moon Jul 2015

A Course In Sustainable Manufacturing, Young Moon

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Sustainable manufacturing is a vision that the manufacturing community has for contributing to the global society's ability to address sustainability issues. While there is no standard definition of sustainable manufacturing, one universally accepted notion is that sustainable manufacturing must optimally address a comprehensive set of highly interdependent objectives from environmental, economic and social perspectives. This is impossible without systems' thinking that guides the sustainable manufacturing activities every step of the way from product idea generation, to adoption of sustainable design and manufacturing processes, to selection of sustainable materials, and ultimately to product disposal, reuse or recycling. New course on ...


System Dynamics Modeling Of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems And Combined Heating And Power Generator, Krishna R. Reddi, Weilin Li, Bochao Wang, Young B. Moon Jan 2013

System Dynamics Modeling Of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems And Combined Heating And Power Generator, Krishna R. Reddi, Weilin Li, Bochao Wang, Young B. Moon

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The role of energy in the present world is critical in terms of both economical development and environmental impact. Renewable energy sources are considered essential in addressing these challenges. As a result, a growing number of organisations have been adopting hybrid renewable energy system (HRES) to reduce their environmental impact and sometimes take advantage of various incentives. When a HRES is being planned, the ability to model a HRES can provide an organisation with numerous benefits including the capability of optimising sub-systems, predicting performances and carrying out sensitivity analysis. In this paper, we present a comprehensive system dynamics model of ...


Modelling Engineering Change Management In A New Product Development Supply Chain, Krishna R. Reddi, Young B. Moon Jan 2013

Modelling Engineering Change Management In A New Product Development Supply Chain, Krishna R. Reddi, Young B. Moon

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The changes within a new product development (NPD) process are handled differently depending on the stage of the project. The changes during the initial stages of the project are addressed by design iterations, while the changes after the product design is complete are addressed using a formal engineering change management (ECM) process. The ECM process is a complex process, especially under a collaborative environment, where various independent entities work together for a common cause of product development. The interactions between the NPD and ECM processes have rarely been investigated in the research community. In this paper, we attempt to study ...


A Framework For Managing Engineering Change Propagation, Krishna Reddi, Young Moon Jan 2009

A Framework For Managing Engineering Change Propagation, Krishna Reddi, Young Moon

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Engineering Changes (ECs) are facts of life for any company developing and introducing new products, despite a commonly held notion that they are distractions from normal operation. Companies can become more innovative by utilising ideas from the ECs or by learning how to handle the ECs. This paper presents a framework to manage the ECs effectively, particularly the issue of EC propagation. An EC seldom confines itself to a single change, but triggers other changes in different components. The framework is designed to identify the affected components automatically, capture the required knowledge during the design phase of the product life ...


Enhancing Systems Integration By Incorporating Business Continuity Drivers, Bajgoric Nijaz, Young Moon Jan 2009

Enhancing Systems Integration By Incorporating Business Continuity Drivers, Bajgoric Nijaz, Young Moon

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a framework for developing an integrated operating environment (IOE) within an enterprise information system by incorporating business continuity drivers. These drivers enable a business to continue with its operations even if some sort of failure or disaster occurs.

Design/methodology/approach – Development and implementation of the framework are based on holistic and top-down approach. An IOE on server’s side of contemporary business computing is investigated in depth.

Findings – Key disconnection points are identified, where systems integration technologies can be used to integrate platforms, protocols, data and application formats, etc. Downtime ...


Enterprise Resource Planning (Erp): A Review Of The Literature, Young Moon Jan 2007

Enterprise Resource Planning (Erp): A Review Of The Literature, Young Moon

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

This article is a review of work published in various journals on the topics of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) between January 2000 and May 2006. A total of 313 articles from 79 journals are reviewed. The article intends to serve three goals. First, it will be useful to researchers who are interested in understanding what kinds of questions have been addressed in the area of ERP. Second, the article will be a useful resource for searching for research topics. Third, it will serve as a comprehensive bibliography of the articles published during the period. The literature is analysed under six ...


Enterprise Resource Planning Survey Of Korean Manufacturing Firms, Lee Taehyung, Young Moon, Lee Heeseok Jan 2006

Enterprise Resource Planning Survey Of Korean Manufacturing Firms, Lee Taehyung, Young Moon, Lee Heeseok

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are packaged software designed to integrate and optimise the business processes of an enterprise. The ERP systems have been embraced by industry as a de facto solution to integrate their business functions. The adoption of the ERP concept is a truly global phenomenon. This paper reports a recently completed survey study on Korean manufacturing firms. The study used the same survey questionnaires used in two previous surveys done on US and Swedish manufacturing firms. Our objective is to determine the extent of adoption of the ERP system in the Korean manufacturing firms, their motivations, implementation ...


Enhancing Erp System’S Functionality With Discrete Event Simulation, Young Moon, Dinar Phatak Jan 2005

Enhancing Erp System’S Functionality With Discrete Event Simulation, Young Moon, Dinar Phatak

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Purpose – To develop a methodology to augment enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with the discrete event simulation’s inherent ability to handle the uncertainties.

Design/methodology/approach – The ERP system still contains and uses the material requirements planning (MRP) logic as its central planning function. As a result, the ERP system inherits a number of shortcomings associated with the MRP system, including unrealistic lead-time determination. The developed methodology employs bi-directional feedback between the non-stochastic ERP system and the discrete event simulation model until a set of converged lead times is determined.

Findings – An example of determining realistic production lead-time data ...


A Process Theory Of Competency Rallying In Engineering Projects, Bernhard R. Katzy, Kevin Crowston Jan 2001

A Process Theory Of Competency Rallying In Engineering Projects, Bernhard R. Katzy, Kevin Crowston

School of Information Studies - Faculty Scholarship

Firms face an environment changing at an increasingly rapid pace. Market opportunities in particular can arise and disappear in a short time. Unfortunately, the speed with which organizations can adapt their strategies and competencies to meet these opportunities remains limited. We argue that firms can address these individual limitations by cooperating with others for access to market opportunities and needed competencies. In this paper, we present a process theory of how a network of firms can reliably engineering and deliver products in the face of rapid market changes. In this theory, the success of the network is predicated on 1 ...