process analysis Articles

  • Analysis and risk assessment resources planning project introducing information system

    Management, distribution and control of resources in the realisation of projects of information systems are crucial to the success of the projects themselves. The paper presents a different process analysis and risk assessment planning resources on projects of implementing information system solutions through the understanding of the effects of deadlines, costs and quality. Starting from the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biofuel Process Analysis case study

    We are a global leader AMETEK, Inc. is a leading diversified manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. We have over 11,000 colleagues at more than 80 plants across the United States and in 14 countries around the world. Supporting those operations are more than 80 domestic and international direct sales and service locations in over 30 countries worldwide. ...


    By AMETEK Process Instruments

  • Internationalisation process: analysis of a cooperation network in the Vinho Verde sector for the US market

    Internationalisation as a strategic element in the current context of globalisation is increasingly a determinant of business success. Based on the literature in the area of internationalisation and networks, through a case study - a cooperation network involving small and medium–sized enterprises (SMEs) - this article intends to highlight the relationship between the various partnerships ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy analysis of binary plate distillation column operations

    This work developed the stage-exergy rate diagrams for determining feasible operating conditions in binary distillation columns and studied the effects of key process parameters on the stage-exergy rate diagrams, energy and exergy efficiencies, and irreversibility rate at various conditions. HYSYS (2003) process simulation software and Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet were used for process analysis. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of operational environmental performance: an engineering-based approach

    The corporate sector is increasingly required to understand and manage the environmental consequences of their activities by the use of Environmental Management Systems (EMSs). A diverse range of EMSs have been proposed in the literature. These methods have been reviewed and assessed in this paper according to their suitability for evaluation of operational environmental performance. Existing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Continuous improvement in Australian manufacturing firms: findings of a survey in New South Wales

    As in many industrialised nations, the manufacturing sector in Australia has been forced into rapid change in recent years due to the twin pressures of rapid industry deregulation and increasing business globalisation. These pressures have resulted in dramatic increases in competition in most market segments and industry rationalisation in many previously protected industry sectors. Manufacturing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The new realities in health care technology assessment in US institutions

    Changes in US health care financing have prompted changes in technology assessment in US health care institutions. Emphasis is shifting from capital budgeting proposals in support of revenue enhancement to marginal cost analysis in support of cost-reducing measures. This requires skills related to marginal cost finding and analysis, detailed process and activity mapping, outcome mapping, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of a research methodology for assessing a firm's business process-related technologies

    This paper presents an outline of the approach currently being applied toward developing a research methodology by which firms can identify and assess the strategic impact of the business process-related technologies within their organisation. These business process-related technologies, in turn, are invariably related to existing and emerging information and communication technologies. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • PHASUITE: AN AUTOMATED HAZOP ANALYSIS TOOL FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSES

    INTRODUCTION Safety is an important issue in process design and operation in chemical industry. It is even more critical for modern chemical manufacturing processes, which are either operated under extreme conditions to achieve maximum economic profit, or are highly flexible, such as the specialty chemical or pharmaceutical processes. The importance of safety analysis in process operation is ...

  • Risk-based decision analysis in radioactive waste management processes: methodology with examples

    This paper starts with a formal definition of risk and couples risk and uncertainty analysis in a decision analysis process. This risk-based decision analysis process is illustrated with two examples where significant decisions needed to be made relative to radioactive waste management processes. The first example illustrates a schedule risk assessment where the risks associated with achieving a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of comprehensive LCA database based on input-output tables

    We have developed an LCA database based on the latest Input-Output (IO) tables for Japan, which were released in 2004. One of the features of this database is hybrid analysis. The ten main imported commodities have been evaluated by the process analysis method and added to environmental burdens inside Japan, calculated based on the Japanese IO tables. In this database, 30 types of inventory have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Factors affecting the implementation of process based change

    Failure is more common than success in the implementation of process based change. This paper looks at some reasons for failure drawn from implementation projects at IBM Product Support Services UK. PSS is primarily responsible for the maintenance of hardware and software and the selling of services associated with them. The research project focuses on process changes currently taking place ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysing a system of systems characterisation to define system of systems engineering practices

    Even though there is no clear accepted definition for SoS, the term is widely recognised and typically refers to large-scale or complex systems that provide a set of capabilities. Since SoS is still a fairly infant field, there is also much discussion on the tools, methodologies, thought processes and analysis used to design these massive systems. The purpose of this paper is to describe five ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Numerical study of some high PM10 level episodes

    The study examines the ability of US EPA Models-3 system to reproduce air pollution episodes and to evaluate the role of different processes in the PM10 pattern formation. The case study focuses on three major PM10 episodes, that occurred over Germany in February and March of 2003. The emission input is prepared on the basis of the TNO inventory. The simulated PM10 concentrations are compared ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bridging sanitation engineering and planning: theory and practice in Burkina Faso

    The global challenge of providing sanitation services to the un-served underlines a need to change the way in which sanitation planning and service provision is approached. This paper offers a framework for categorizing sanitation projects planning processes based on planning steps and procedural planning theory to help engineers and sanitation planners gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Railway network case study

    Réseau Ferré de France (RFF) owns the French national railway network. Its main purpose is as a financial structure focusing on debt management and financing of large investment projects. RFF commissioned a review of their risk assessment procedures jointly from Accenture and Vose. Vose provided the risk analysis technical expertise to improve and harmonize their risk analysis ...


    By Vose Software

  • Settling behaviour of pellet flocs in pelleting flocculation process: analysis through operational conditions

    Pellet flocs' settling velocity is an important parameter in the pelleting flocculation blanket (PFB) process, hence, it is necessary to investigate flocs' settling behaviour to achieve the optimum operation parameters of the process. To investigate the settling behaviour of pellets under different operational conditions, a dynamic experiment was carried out to concentrate ferric flocs sludge by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Crisis decision making through a shared integrative negotiation mental model

    Decision making during crises takes place in (multiagency) teams in a bureaucratic political context. As a result, the common notion that during crises, decision making should be done in line with a command-and-control structure is invalid. This paper shows that the best strategy for crisis decision-making teams in a bureaucratic political context is to follow an integrative negotiation approach ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A composite framework of river sustainability: integration across time, space and interests in the Yellow River and Ganges River

    The concept of sustainability has a key component of balancing developmental needs of the present and the future, what we call the time element (TE). Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has emerged as a paradigm of river governance, balancing different interests and needs. This we call the Interest Element (IE). This paper explores how IWRM incorporates sustainability, leading to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The problem analysis for empirical studies

    This article proposes a systematic methodology for the development of a problem analysis for cross–sectional, empirical research. This methodology is referred to as the 'Annabel approach'. It is suitable both for academic studies and applied (business) studies. In addition it can be used for both qualitative and quantitative studies. It is argued that the Annabel approach has certain advantages ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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