Poziom sprzedaży danego dobra uzależniony jest w dużej mierze od sieci dystrybucji. Przestrzenna analiza dystrybucji umożliwia racjonalizację sieci sprzedaży, co podnosi efektywność i wydajność sprzedaży przedsiębiorstwa z bezpośrednim przełożeniem na wzrost zysków. Z pomocą przychodzą tu tak zwane analizy przestrzenne. W artykule przedstawiono analizę sieci autoryzowanych sprzedawców Polskiej Grupy Górniczej dla województwa opolskiego. Analiza została wykonana z wykorzystaniem narzędzi GIS (SIP). Celem przeprowadzonej analizy było zaprezentowanie możliwych do zastosowania narzędzi weryfikacji już istniejącej sieci dystrybucji, jej racjonalizacji, bądź też tworzenia nowych punktów sprzedaży. Przedstawione narzędzia należą do operacji GIS stosowanych do przetwarzania danych przechowywanych w zasobach Systemów Informacji Przestrzennej. Są to tak zwane narzędzia geoprocessingu, czyli geoprzetwarzania. W artykule zaprezentowano kilka analiz przestrzennych, których rezultatem jest wybór najlepszej lokalizacji punktu dystrybucji pod względem określonych kryteriów. Stosowane narzędzia to między innymi zapytanie przestrzenne intersect (iloczyn), suma. Posłużono się także geokodowaniem, utworzono tak zwany kartodiagram. Przedstawiona przykładowa analiza może zostać wykonana dla sieci autoryzowanych sprzedawców zarówno w skali jednego województwa, miasta, jak też obszaru całego kraju. Użyte narzędzia dają możliwość sprecyzowania grupy docelowych odbiorców, obszarów na jakich się oni znajdują, obszarów koncentracji potencjalnych odbiorców. Pozwalają tym samym na ulokowanie punktów sprzedaży na obszarach charakteryzujących się wysokim prawdopodobieństwem znalezienia nowych klientów, umożliwiają wybór lokalizacji, np. zapewniającej dostęp do dróg, transportu kolejowego, lokalizacji o odpowiedniej powierzchni, sąsiedztwie.
This study provides a systematic review of the existing academic literature describing the key components of eMaintenance. The current literature is reviewed by utilizing a number of academic databases including Scopus, SpringerLink and ScienceDirect, and Google Search is used to find relevant academic and peer-reviewed journal articles concerning eMaintenance. The literature describes eMaintenance as an advanced maintenance strategy that takes advantage of the Internet, information and communication technologies, wireless technologies and cloud computing. eMaintenance systems are used to provide real time analyses based on real time data to offer a number of solutions and to define maintenance tasks. The collection and analysis of appropriate maintenance and process data are critical to create robust ‘maintenance intelligence’ and finally improvements in manufacturing costs, safety, environmental impact, and equipment reliability. This paper describes how the scientific discussion on eMaintenance has expanded significantly during the last decade, creating a need for an up-to-date review. As a conclusion, three research gaps in the area of eMaintenance are identified, including evaluating the benefits of eMaintenance, agreeing on a
The construction of transmission infrastructure and its functioning imposes the obligation on transmission companies to have a legal title to land. Both in Poland and in Canada, the title particularly results from the established easements subject to registration in public information systems. Due to different historical, social, and economic conditions, the specificity of legal regulations and technical solutions related to the registration of rights to land property is different in both countries. This results from the functioning and the substantive scope of particular systems of information on land property. Such systems are regulated by independent, internal rules of each of the countries. In Poland, easement is subject to registration in the land and mortgage register. In Canada, a federation country, it depends on legal regulations of particular provinces. The research objective of the article is the analysis of the way of registration of easements established for transmission companies in Poland and in Canada in the Ontario and Quebec provinces. The analysis covers the scope of registration of the said right in systems of information on land property. The evaluation of the applied solutions particularly involves pointing out those which to the greatest extent guarantee the safety of land property turnover. The best result is obtained in Canada in the Ontario province.
The article presents the issues of costs analysis of iron casts manufacturing using automated foundry lines. Particular attention was paid to departmental costs, conversion costs and costs of in-plant transport. After the Pareto analysis had been carried out, it was possible to set the model area of the process and focus on improving activities related to finishing of a chosen group of casts. In order to eliminate losses, the activities realised in this domain were divided into activities with added value, activities with partially added value and activities without added value. To streamline the production flow, it was proposed to change the location of workstations related to grinding, control and machining of casts. Within the process of constant improvement of manufacturing processes, the aspect of work ergonomics at a workstation was taken into account. As a result of the undertaken actions, some activities without added value were eliminated, efficiency was increased and prime costs of manufacturing casts with regard to finishing treatment were lowered.
The article presents issues related to creating and realizing added value by logistic processes and processing in a casting enterprise. It discusses possibilities of improving systems of casts production by evaluating labour intensity of casts manufacture and analyzing manufacturing prime costs. Operations with added value, processes indirectly creating added value and operations without added value have been specified. The problem was presented on the example of materials flow design in a foundry, where casts are manufactured in expendable moulds and using automated foundry lines. On the basis of the Pareto analysis, a group of casts was specified whose manufacture significantly influences the functioning of the whole enterprise. Finishing treatment operations have been particularly underlined, as they are performed away from the line and are among the most labour-consuming processes during casts production.
In contrast to casting to conventional non-reusable “sand” moulds, for which calculating technique for an optimum design of the gating system is comparatively well-developed, a trial-and-error method is applied mostly for casting to ceramic shell moulds made by the investment casting technology. A technologist selects from gating systems of several types (that are standardized by the foundry mostly) on the basis of experience. However, this approach is not sustainable with ever growing demands on quality of castings and also the economy of their fabrication as well as with new types of complex sizeable castings introduced to the production gradually (by new customers from the aircraft industry above all) any more. The simulation software may be used as a possible tool for making the process of optimising gating systems more effective.
AbstractThe paper presents the problem of estimating in-situ compressive strength of concrete in a comprehensive way, taking into account the possibility of direct tests of cored specimens and indirect methods of non-destructive tests: rebound hammer tests and ultrasonic pulse velocity measurements. The paper approaches the discussed problem in an original, scientifically documented and exhaustive way, in particular in terms of application.
AbstractThe classical Cayley-Hamilton theorem is extended to Drazin inverse matrices and to standard inverse matrices. It is shown that knowing the characteristic polynomial of the singular matrix or nonsingular matrix, it is possible to write the analog Cayley-Hamilton equations for Drazin inverse matrix and for standard inverse matrices.
AbstractThis paper describes how to calculate the number of algebraic operations necessary to implement block matrix inversion that occurs, among others, in mathematical models of modern positioning systems of mass storage devices. The inversion method of block matrices is presented as well. The presented form of general formulas describing the calculation complexity of inverted form of block matrix were prepared for three different cases of division into internal blocks. The obtained results are compared with a standard Gaussian method and the “inv” method used in Matlab. The proposed method for matrix inversion is much more effective in comparison in standard Matlab matrix inversion “inv” function (almost two times faster) and is much less numerically complex than standard Gauss method.
AbstractThis paper describes a new method of determining the reactive power factor. The reactive power factor herein is calculated on the basis of time samples and not] with the Fourier transform of signals, like it was done previously. The new reactive power factor calculation results from the receiver admittance-operator decomposition into the product of self-adjoint and unitary operators. This is an alternative decomposition to another one, namely into a sum of the Hermitian and skew-Hemiitian operators.
AbstractThe stability of fractional standard and positive continuous-time linear systems with state matrices in integer and rational powers is addressed. It is shown that the fractional systems are asymptotically stable if and only if the eigenvalues of the state matrices satisfy some conditions imposed on the phases of the eigenvalues. The fractional standard systems are unstable if the state matrices have at least one positive eigenvalue.
AbstractThe Caputo-Fabrizio definition of the fractional derivative is applied to minimum energy control of fractional positive continuous- time linear systems with bounded inputs. Conditions for the reachability of standard and positive fractional linear continuous-time systems are established. The minimum energy control problem for the fractional positive linear systems with bounded inputs is formulated and solved.
AbstractPositive descriptor fractional discrete-time linear systems with fractional different orders are addressed in the paper. The decomposition of the regular pencil is used to extend necessary and sufficient conditions for positivity of the descriptor fractional discrete-time linear system with different fractional orders. A method for finding the decentralized controller for the class of positive systems is proposed and its effectiveness is demonstrated on a numerical example.
The paper presents a practical example of improving quality and occupational safety on automated casting lines. Working conditions on the line of box moulding with horizontal mould split were analysed due to low degree of automation at the stage of cores or filters installation as well as spheroidizing mortar dosing. A simulation analysis was carried out, which was related to the grounds of introducing an automatic mortar dispenser to the mould. To carry out the research, a simulation model of a line in universal Arena software for modelling and simulation of manufacturing systems by Rockwell Software Inc. was created. A simulation experiment was carried out on a model in order to determine basic parameters of the working system. Organization and working conditions in other sections of the line were also analysed, paying particular attention to quality, ergonomics and occupational safety. Ergonomics analysis was carried out on manual cores installation workplace and filters installation workplace, and changes to these workplaces were suggested in order to eliminate actions being unnecessary and onerous for employees.
The paper presents a practical example of improvement of foundry production systems in terms of post-finishing of nodular iron castings produced in the conditions of bulk production for automotive industry. The attention was paid to high labour-intensive efforts, which are difficult to be subjected to mechanization and automation. The times of actions related to grinding processing of castings in three grinding positions connected with a belt conveyor were estimated with the use of a time study method. A bottleneck as well as limiting factors were specified in a system. A number of improvements were proposed, aimed at improving work organization on the castings postfinishing line. An analysis of work ergonomics at the workplace was made in order to eliminate unnecessary and onerous for the employee actions. A model of production system using the Arena software, on which a simulation experiment was conducted, was drawn up in order to visualize the analysed phenomena. The effects of the project were shown on graphs comparing times, costs, work ergonomics and overall efficiency of production equipment indicator.