New Publications online

We have updated our publication list in the light of several new publications that are now available online.

Newly available papers include:

  • View document on publisher site M. Knollmann and J. C. Bendul, “The human factor in production planning and control: Considering human needs in computer aided decision-support systems,” International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, vol. 30, pp. 346-368, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Knollmann2015111,
    author={Knollmann, Matthias and Bendul, Julia C.},
    title={The human factor in production planning and control: Considering human needs in computer aided decision-support systems},
    year={2015},
    journal={International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management},
    doi={10.1504/IJMTM.2016.078921},
    volume={30},
    issue={5},
    issn={1368-2148},
    pages={346--368},
    abstract={The unawareness of production planners about the interaction of key performance indicators (KPIs) in manufacturing systems and misinterpretations of system states often leads to problems when they try to improve them. Exemplary, the lead time syndrome (LTS) represents one of these counterproductive actions. While planners aim to improve due date reliability by planned lead time adjustments, the result is often an aggravation of due date reliability. This is due to human behaviour in the decision-making process, which can be biased. Despite its potential to improve the logistic performance, human needs were out of scope of recent investigations in the field of logistics. The aim of this paper is to close this research gap by means of a case study and research on human behaviour in the field of psychology. The result is the determination of guidelines to improve the logistic performance in future decision-support systems by considering human needs.}
    }
  • View document on publisher site V. Vican, C. Blindu, A. Fofonov, M. Ucinska, J. Bendul, and L. Linsen, “Application Potential of Multidimensional Scaling for the Design of DSS in Transport Insurance,” in Dynamics in Logistics: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference LDIC, 2016 Bremen, Germany, M. Freitag, H. Kotzab, and J. Pannek, Eds., Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp. 109-118.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{Vican:2016LDIC,
    author="Vican, Victor and Blindu, Ciprian and Fofonov, Alexey and Ucinska, Marta and Bendul, Julia and Linsen, Lars",
    editor="Freitag, Michael and Kotzab, Herbert and Pannek, J{\"u}rgen",
    title="Application Potential of Multidimensional Scaling for the Design of DSS in Transport Insurance",
    bookTitle="Dynamics in Logistics: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference LDIC, 2016 Bremen, Germany",
    year="2016",
    publisher="Springer International Publishing",
    address="Cham",
    pages="109--118",
    isbn="978-3-319-45117-6",
    doi="10.1007/978-3-319-45117-6_10",
    url="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45117-6_10",
    abstract="Transport risks in supply chains have increasingly lead to significant capital losses. Insurance claims against such losses have grown accordingly, while simultaneous advances in technology lead to continuously larger volumes of data recorded. Traditional risk evaluation methods in insurance struggle to account for rising supply chain complexity which is reflected by growing amount and dimensionality of supply chain data. Therefore decision-makers in the transport insurance industry need new ways of appropriate knowledge representation to support transport insurance providers with daily tasks such as premium tariffing. This paper presents a method based on multidimensional scaling (MDS) for the identification of groups of similar claims as a first step towards the improvement of supply chain risk evaluation and forecasting. We show the application potential of transforming and visualising transport damage claims data as the basis for developing decision support systems (DSS) to support transport insurance providers in tasks such as premium tariffing as well as transport and supply chain managers in risk mitigation and prevention activities."
    }
  • J. C. Bendul and G. Ciobotaru, “Restructuring Distribution Networks in Humanitarian Logistics,” Journal of Business and Economics, vol. 7, pp. 496-506, 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Bendul:2015,
    title={Restructuring Distribution Networks in Humanitarian Logistics},
    author={Bendul, Julia C. and Ciobotaru, Georgiana},
    year={2016},
    journal={Journal of Business and Economics},
    volume={7},
    issue={3},
    pages={496--506},
    publisher={Academic Star Publishing Company},
    %doi={10.15341/jbe(2155-7950)/03.07.2016/013},
    url={http://www.academicstar.us/UploadFile/Picture/2016-9/2016915223984.pdf}
    }
  • View document on publisher site E. Rosca and J. Bendul, “Frugal and Lean Engineering: A Critical Comparison and Implications for Logistics Processes,” in Dynamics in Logistics: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference LDIC, 2016 Bremen, Germany, M. Freitag, H. Kotzab, and J. Pannek, Eds., Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp. 335-345.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{Rosca:2016LDIC,
    author="Rosca, Eugenia and Bendul, Julia",
    editor="Freitag, Michael and Kotzab, Herbert and Pannek, J{\"u}rgen",
    title="Frugal and Lean Engineering: A Critical Comparison and Implications for Logistics Processes",
    bookTitle="Dynamics in Logistics: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference LDIC, 2016 Bremen, Germany",
    year="2016",
    publisher="Springer International Publishing",
    address="Cham",
    pages="335--345",
    isbn="978-3-319-45117-6",
    doi="10.1007/978-3-319-45117-6_30",
    url="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45117-6_30",
    abstract="Frugal innovation gains momentum in literature and practice as the next important management approach transferred from East to West after lean. The two paradigms have launched powerful ideas challenging the traditional Western approaches, with frugal innovation being the most recent. This paper focuses on the application of lean management and frugal innovation in the field of engineering. The principles employed during the design stages are responsible for a high percentage of logistics costs and consequently influence significantly logistics processes. Therefore, we highlight similarities and differences of the two approaches, and show how to combine the underlying principles in order to develop more efficient products with efficient production processes especially for cost-sensitive consumers in both developing and developed countries. The implications of lean and frugal engineering for procurement, production, distribution and disposal logistics are relevant not only for sustainability managers, product or logistics managers concerned with sustainability aspects but also for executives aiming to expand their operations in developing countries."
    }
  • View document on publisher site S. M. Chankov, G. Malloy, and J. Bendul, “The Influence of Manufacturing System Characteristics on the Emergence of Logistics Synchronization: A Simulation Study,” in Dynamics in Logistics: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference LDIC, 2016 Bremen, Germany, M. Freitag, H. Kotzab, and J. Pannek, Eds., Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp. 29-40.
    [Bibtex]
    @inbook{Chankov2016b,
    author="Chankov, Stanislav M. and Malloy, Giovanni and Bendul, Julia",
    editor="Freitag, Michael and Kotzab, Herbert and Pannek, J{\"u}rgen",
    title="The Influence of Manufacturing System Characteristics on the Emergence of Logistics Synchronization: A Simulation Study",
    bookTitle="Dynamics in Logistics: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference LDIC, 2016 Bremen, Germany",
    year="2016",
    publisher="Springer International Publishing",
    address="Cham",
    pages="29--40",
    isbn="978-3-319-45117-6",
    doi="10.1007/978-3-319-45117-6_3",
    url="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45117-6_3"
    abstract="The term 'synchronization' in manufacturing refers to the provision of the right components to the subsequent production steps at the right moment in time. It is still unclear how manufacturing system characteristics impact synchronization. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of manufacturing systems' characteristics on the emergence of logistics synchronization in them. We conduct a discrete-event simulation study to examine the effect of three system characteristics: (1) material flow network architecture, (2) work content variation, and (3) order arrival pattern. Our findings suggest that the material flow network architecture and the work content variation are related to logistics synchronization. Linear manufacturing systems with stable processing times such as flow shops operate at high logistics synchronization levels, while highly connected systems with high variability of processing times such as job shops exhibit lower synchronization levels."
    }