Browsing by Author "Ram, Bala"
Authors:Osman, Mojahid Saeed; Ram, Bala; Samanlioglu, Funda
Publisher and Date:(Elsevier Science Inc, 2014)This paper addresses the heat treatment operation in a manufacturing plant that produces different types of cylindrical parts. The immediate prior process to heat treatment is furnace-loading where parts are loaded into baskets. The furnace-loading process is complex and involves issues relating to geometry and heterogeneity in the parts and in their processing requirements. Currently furnace-loading is accomplished by operator ingenuity ; consequently the parts loaded in heat treatment often do ...
Authors:Osman, Mojahid Saeed; Ram, Bala; Bhadury, Joy; Stanfield, Paul; Davis, Lauren B.; Samanlioglu, Funda
Publisher and Date:(IEEE, 2009)The problem of transportation in a disaster area can be seen broadly as having two aspects: (a) moving people and materials out of an area and (b) moving people and materiel into the same area. The common thread here is the use of a limited set of surface and air transportation gateways into and out of the area. The distributed routing problem here is that of assigning one from among the limited set of gateways to various transportation requests in real-time while maximizing some measure of success ...
Authors:Osman, Mojahid Saeed; Ram, Bala; Stanfield, Paul; Samanlioglu, Funda; Davis, Lauren B.; Bhadury, Joy
Publisher and Date:(Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2010)We address the implementation of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to support and manage durable products over their entire lifecycle with a focus on optimising the RFID tagging system. We develop general models that optimise the placement of RFID tags on an end product and its components the allocation of the data on tags and the selection of RFID tags and their configuration. The primary criteria for optimisation are to maximise the value of RFID data and to minimise the total ...