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Special Issue on Operations & Supply Chain Management

Chief Editors
Dr. Himanshu
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University
Faizabad, India

Dr. Ashish Agarwal
Indira Gandhi National Open University,
Delhi, India

Dr. C. M. Javalagi
Basaveshwar Engineering College,
Bagalkot, India

Nand Kumar
Delhi Technological University
Delhi, India

International Journal of Advanced Production and Industrial Engineering (IJAPIE) Special Issue on Operations & Supply Chain Management


ABC Analysis in the Hospitality Sector: a Case Study

Posted      :  05  Jan  2017 4:00 PM PST

File        :  IJAPIE-SI-OSCM-701.pdf

Title       :  ABC Analysis in the Hospitality Sector: a Case Study

Authors:   Nand Kumar1, Rohan Soni2 

Abstract:  The main objectives of this study is to analyze the inventory management techniques employed and get possible solutions to overcome the inefficiency of the inventory management. ABC analysis is used in the study to analyze the data of the XYZ hotel. It is found that ABC analysis is helpful in determining the value of the stocks present in the inventory. Through this classification, the hotel identifies the hot spots, and separates them from the rest of the items that have lower sales. The study was found to be beneficial for the hospitality industry to competently manage their inventory levels and keep a track of the items that have a significant impact.


National Income in the form of a Complex Dynamic system

Posted      :  05  Jan  2017 4:00 PM PST

File        :  IJAPIE-SI-OSCM-702.pdf

Title       :  National Income in the form of a Complex Dynamic system

Authors:   L N Das

Abstract:  National income is a function of several variables mainly consumption expenditure, govt expenditure, investment expenditure and net export (export-import). In this paper a system of recurrence relations are defined with the use of some suitable constant coefficients and these relations are fitted to a linear National income difference equation. The solution of this linear difference equation is obtained by the application of Z-transform and inverse Z-transform under suitable domain specifications. The obtained solution can be numerically computed by numerical method algorithm.



Conceptual Framework for the Application of Big Data in the Automobile Industry

Posted      :  05  Jan  2017 4:00 PM PST

File        :  IJAPIE-SI-OSCM-703.pdf

Title       :  Conceptual Framework for the Application of Big Data in the Automobile Industry

Authors:   Shubham Fialoke*, Vibhu Dharmadhikari, Varun Bhati, Vaibhav Gupta, Saurabh Agarwal

Abstract:  The paper sheds light on big data analytics, the science of machine learning viz. data science and how it can be used in today’s automobile industry. Data science is a new field that has emerged out of the coupling of computer science and statistics. The ‘what?’ and ‘how?’ of data sciences is explained thoroughly. After defining what Big Data and Data Science is, the job market of data science is explored. This includes the jobs  data scientists undertake and the skills acquired by them viz. machine learning and natural language processing to find patterns in data and make predictions. Furthermore, the future of big data analytics in manufacturing and production is analysed, particularly in connected vehicular systems. Today, with the advancement of technology, much media attention has been focused on an area where big data and automobiles intersect: Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication, collectively referred to as Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication. This paper focuses primarily on data science in driverless cars and the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) in automobile technology.


Management of Highly Resonant Wireless Power Transmission

Posted      :  05  Jan  2017 4:00 PM PST

File        :  IJAPIE-SI-OSCM-704.pdf

Title       :  Management of Highly Resonant Wireless Power Transmission

Authors:   Nishtha Agarwal

Abstract:  A non-radiative energy transfer or witricity , based on ‘strong coupling’ between two coils separated physically by medium range distances is discussed to realize efficient wireless energy transfer.the distances between the two coils can be larger than the characteristic size of each resonator.non radiative energy transfer between two coils is facilitated through resonance.the discussed system operates as a traditional inductive coupling device when the operating frequencies are not resonant frequencies. Mathematical analysis has been carried out to facilitate the quantitative comparison. Compared with typical magnetic inductive coupling   energy transmission device , the efficiency of the proposed system is quite high. The investigations indicate that this system is feasible to use wireless energy transfer technology to recharge batteries particularly in implant device.



Implementation of Lean Manufacturing through Waste Elimination

Posted      :  05  Jan  2017 4:00 PM PST

File        :  IJAPIE-SI-OSCM-705.pdf

Title       :  Implementation of Lean Manufacturing through Waste Elimination

Authors:  Sanjeev Jain* , A.K. Madan 

Abstract: Manufacturing operations are continually striving to increase productivity and output of their processes. Lean manufacturing or Lean technique is more than a cost reduction project or a problem solving approach (Tapping, 2002)James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos coined the term “lean production” in their 1990 book The Machine that Changed the World to describe the manufacturing paradigm established by the Toyota Production System. In the 1950s, the Toyota Motor Company pioneered a collection of advanced manufacturing methods that aimed to minimize the resources it takes for a single product to flow through the entire production process. Inspired by the waste elimination concepts developed by Henry Ford in the early 1900s, Toyota created an organizational culture focused on the systematic identification and elimination of all waste from the production process. Lean manufacturing refers to a manufacturing improvement process based on the fundamental goal of Toyota production system (TPS) in order to reduce or eliminate waste while improving production flow (Tapping, 2002). Many manufacturing organizations realize the importance of using lean methodology. However, few organizations implement lean concept with the necessary knowledge and proven tools to achieve it. The purpose of this study is to develop a process to improve the productivity of line using Lean tool. This particular tool allows the manufacturing plant to document current throughput time, inventory levels and cycle times to determine the ratio of value added work to total lead time of the product line being analysed. The first step will be to measure the current state to make a picture of the production flow and understand the company’s current cycle times, process linkages, and machine equipment capacity. This provides the information needed to produce an improved future state map by creating an ideal value flow. The goal is to identify and eliminate the waste, which is any activity that does not add value to the final product, in the production process which will help to achieve the production capacity as per customer demand through Lean manufacturing techniques.


Total Productive Maintenance- A Tool for World Class Manufacturing

Posted      :  05  Jan  2017 4:00 PM PST

File        :  IJAPIE-SI-OSCM-706.pdf

Title       :  Total Productive Maintenance- A Tool for World Class Manufacturing

Authors:  Panchali Singh

Abstract:  Total productive maintenance (TPM) has been widely applied in many industrial fields, especially in Japanese industrial companies.  From a management point of view, this is an activity that involves all members of the company, from company president down to the most junior company employee. During high growth era companies are making technical progress in automation and centralization of the plants, which needs large amount of manual work to maintain the automation systems. The strategy of maintaining the equipment of a plant is crucial for the effectiveness of manufacturing. Total productive maintenance (TPM) is a maintenance program, which involves concepts for maintaining plant and equipments effectively. This paper discusses TPM as tool for World Class Manufacturing.


Experimental Investigation and Process Flow Analysis by SPC Techniques

Posted      :  05  Jan  2017 4:00 PM PST

File        :  IJAPIE-SI-OSCM-707.pdf

Title       :  Experimental Investigation and Process Flow Analysis by SPC Techniques

Authors:   Kshitij Aggarwal*, Mridul Garg, Ranganath M. Singari

Abstract:  The Paint Shop process, followed by a review of lab colour space which quantifies the difference in paint shade (variable), have been studied with the applications of the SPC techniques. The paper concludes with the process flow analysis using control charts and process capability measure to check for sigma level of the process. Experimental investigation carried out provides the effect of quality loss on process yield and its sigma level.


Financial Engineering : A Case Study of IFCI

Posted      :  05  Jan  2017 4:00 PM PST

File        :  IJAPIE-SI-OSCM-708.pdf

Title       :  Financial Engineering : A Case Study of IFCI

Authors:   Hemant Kumar Yadav

Abstract: The Industrial Finance Corporation of India is the first development financial institution established on 1st July 1948 to cater a long term financial needs of the Indian industries by act of parliament.  The main objective of this development financial institution is to promote Entrepreneurial thinking of the different sectors in Indian Industries. Since from 1947, IFCI supported wide variety of Indian industries through its financial resources as well as advisory services to create a huge difference from other countries and made our country developing. In early 1990, after the economic reforms Industrial Finance Corporation of India is not responding according to the changing scenario, which creates a huge non performing assets during 1995 to 2008. To revive again from this dark period, IFCI has adopted strategic steps by starting special schemes for project financing and economic development. IFCI has fulfilled its original mandates as a developing financial institution by providing long term and medium term financial support to all segments of Indian industries. So the main theme of this paper is to examine the financial engineering about the project financing, advisory services and promotional schemes started by IFCI to wide variety of industries and sectors for the revival of itself. It also focuses on development of all the community and removing regional disparity as well as providing low rate loans to entrepreneurial needs.  This research paper has a great impact on those factors which shows potential performance in coming future years.