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E-waste management  

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The landscape of electronic waste, e-waste, management is changing dramatically. Besides a rapidly increasing world population, globalization is driving the demand for products, resulting in rising prices for many materials. Absolute scarcity looms for some special resources such as indium. Used electronic products and recyclable materials are increasingly crisscrossing the globe. This is creating both - opportunities and challenges for e-waste management. This focuses on the current and future trends, technologies and regulations for reusable and recyclable e-waste worldwide.

Hieronymi, Klaus; Williams, Eric

2012-01-01

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A roadmap for development of sustainable E-waste management system in India.  

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The problem of E-waste has forced Environmental agencies of many countries to innovate, develop and adopt environmentally sound options and strategies for E-waste management, with a view to mitigate and control the ever growing threat of E-waste to the environment and human health. E-waste management is given the top priority in many developed countries, but in rapid developing countries like India, it is difficult to completely adopt or replicate the E-waste management system in developed countries due to many country specific issues viz. socio-economic conditions, lack of infrastructure, absence of appropriate legislations for E-waste, approach and commitments of the concerned, etc. This paper presents a review and assessment of the E-waste management system of developed as well as developing countries with a special emphasis on Switzerland, which is the first country in the world to have established and implemented a formal E-waste management system and has recycled 11kg/capita of WEEE against the target of 4kg/capita set by EU. And based on the discussions of various approaches, laws, legislations, practices of different countries, a road map for the development of sustainable and effective E-waste management system in India for ensuring environment, as well as, occupational safety and health, is proposed.

Wath SB; Vaidya AN; Dutt PS; Chakrabarti T

2010-12-01

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A roadmap for development of sustainable E-waste management system in India.  

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The problem of E-waste has forced Environmental agencies of many countries to innovate, develop and adopt environmentally sound options and strategies for E-waste management, with a view to mitigate and control the ever growing threat of E-waste to the environment and human health. E-waste management is given the top priority in many developed countries, but in rapid developing countries like India, it is difficult to completely adopt or replicate the E-waste management system in developed countries due to many country specific issues viz. socio-economic conditions, lack of infrastructure, absence of appropriate legislations for E-waste, approach and commitments of the concerned, etc. This paper presents a review and assessment of the E-waste management system of developed as well as developing countries with a special emphasis on Switzerland, which is the first country in the world to have established and implemented a formal E-waste management system and has recycled 11kg/capita of WEEE against the target of 4kg/capita set by EU. And based on the discussions of various approaches, laws, legislations, practices of different countries, a road map for the development of sustainable and effective E-waste management system in India for ensuring environment, as well as, occupational safety and health, is proposed. PMID:20951410

Wath, Sushant B; Vaidya, Atul N; Dutt, P S; Chakrabarti, Tapan

2010-10-16

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Efficiency Assessment of E-waste Management System in Lithuanian Public Sector  

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Laura Vasilenko; Inga Gurauskien?; Visvaldas Varžinskas

2009-01-01

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E-Waste Management and Challenges  

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E-Waste is one of the silent degraders of the environment in the fast-growing world. This paper explores briefly the ultra-modern problem of E-Waste. After enumerating the causes and effects of the E-Waste, it focuses on management of the E-waste using modern techniques. The paper also deals with the responsibilities of the governments, industries and citizens in reducing E-waste.

Narayanan, S.; Kumar, K. Ram

2010-11-01

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E-waste management in Botswana  

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Electr(on)ic equipments possess parts and components with high economic value and environmental peril which prompts a potential need to assess the EEE’s management at EoL. E-waste management in developing countries is one of the least revised environmental topics. In recent times however the subject...

Taye, Mesfin; Kanda, Wisdom

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E-waste: Environmental Problems and Current Management  

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Full Text Available In this paper the environmental problems related with the discarded electronic appliances, known as e-waste, are reviewed.Moreover, the current and the future production of e-waste, the potential environmental problems associated with theirdisposal and management practices are discussed whereas the existing e-waste management schemes in Greece and othercountries (Japan, Switzerland) are also quoted.

G. Gaidajis; K. Angelakoglou; D. Aktsoglou

2010-01-01

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E-waste scenario in India, its management and implications.  

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Electronic waste or E-waste comprises of old, end-of-life electronic appliances such as computers, laptops, TVs, DVD players, refrigerators, freezers, mobile phones, MP3 players, etc., which have been disposed of by their original users. E-waste contains many hazardous constituents that may negatively impact the environment and affect human health if not properly managed. Various organizations, bodies, and governments of many countries have adopted and/or developed the environmentally sound options and strategies for E-waste management to tackle the ever growing threat of E-waste to the environment and human health. This paper presents E-waste composition, categorization, Global and Indian E-waste scenarios, prospects of recoverable, recyclable, and hazardous materials found in the E-waste, Best Available Practices, recycling, and recovery processes followed, and their environmental and occupational hazards. Based on the discussion, various challenges for E-waste management particularly in India are delineated, and needed policy interventions were discussed. PMID:20151189

Wath, Sushant B; Dutt, P S; Chakrabarti, T

2010-02-12

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E-waste scenario in India, its management and implications.  

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Electronic waste or E-waste comprises of old, end-of-life electronic appliances such as computers, laptops, TVs, DVD players, refrigerators, freezers, mobile phones, MP3 players, etc., which have been disposed of by their original users. E-waste contains many hazardous constituents that may negatively impact the environment and affect human health if not properly managed. Various organizations, bodies, and governments of many countries have adopted and/or developed the environmentally sound options and strategies for E-waste management to tackle the ever growing threat of E-waste to the environment and human health. This paper presents E-waste composition, categorization, Global and Indian E-waste scenarios, prospects of recoverable, recyclable, and hazardous materials found in the E-waste, Best Available Practices, recycling, and recovery processes followed, and their environmental and occupational hazards. Based on the discussion, various challenges for E-waste management particularly in India are delineated, and needed policy interventions were discussed.

Wath SB; Dutt PS; Chakrabarti T

2011-01-01

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E-waste management challenges in Iran: presenting some strategies for improvement of current conditions.  

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E-waste is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in Iran, owing to an increase in consumption of electrical and electronic equipment. Nevertheless, as is the case in some other countries, E-waste management has not received sufficient attention. For the successful implementation of any waste management plan (including an E-waste management plan), the availability of sufficient and accurate information on the quantities and composition of the waste generated and on current management conditions is a fundamental prerequisite. At present, in Iran, there is no available and accurate information that describes the characteristics and generation rate of E-waste or the actual practice of management and handling of the waste. For this initial study, eight electronic products were selected for the determination of their E-waste generation rate in the country, and two cities, Tehran and Tabriz, were selected for assessment of the current condition of E-waste management. The study found that the amount of E-waste generation in the country for the eight selected electronic items alone was 115,286, 112,914 and 115,151 metric tons in 2008, 2009 and 2010, respectively. Of the types of electronic items included in the study, televisions, with an average of 42.42%, and PCs, with an average of 32.66% accounted for the greatest proportions of the total mass of E-waste generated during 2008-2010. Currently, despite the fact that primary legislation for E-waste management (as part of general waste legislation) exists in Iran, this primary legislation has not yet been implemented. In practical terms, there is no definite policy or plan for the allocation of funds to prepare suitable equipment and facilities for the management and recycling of E-waste at the end of the products' useful life. Proposed improvements in current conditions are identified, first by considering other countries' experiences and then suggesting specific practical policies, rules, and regulations that should be established and applied to all levels of E-waste management. One of the most attractive E-waste management policies is an extended producer responsibility (EPR) programme in combination with a training programme at different levels of society. An approach consisting of a mandated product take back is proposed for implementing EPR in Iran. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry and the Environmental Protection Agency should strictly supervise E-waste collection, storage, and recycling and/or disposal, and the Trade and Industry Ministries must have more control over the import and production of electronic goods. PMID:21945991

Taghipour, Hassan; Nowrouz, Parviz; Jafarabadi, Mohamad Asghari; Nazari, Jalil; Hashemi, Ahmad Asl; Mosaferi, Mohammad; Dehghanzadeh, Reza

2011-09-22

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E-waste management challenges in Iran: presenting some strategies for improvement of current conditions.  

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E-waste is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in Iran, owing to an increase in consumption of electrical and electronic equipment. Nevertheless, as is the case in some other countries, E-waste management has not received sufficient attention. For the successful implementation of any waste management plan (including an E-waste management plan), the availability of sufficient and accurate information on the quantities and composition of the waste generated and on current management conditions is a fundamental prerequisite. At present, in Iran, there is no available and accurate information that describes the characteristics and generation rate of E-waste or the actual practice of management and handling of the waste. For this initial study, eight electronic products were selected for the determination of their E-waste generation rate in the country, and two cities, Tehran and Tabriz, were selected for assessment of the current condition of E-waste management. The study found that the amount of E-waste generation in the country for the eight selected electronic items alone was 115,286, 112,914 and 115,151 metric tons in 2008, 2009 and 2010, respectively. Of the types of electronic items included in the study, televisions, with an average of 42.42%, and PCs, with an average of 32.66% accounted for the greatest proportions of the total mass of E-waste generated during 2008-2010. Currently, despite the fact that primary legislation for E-waste management (as part of general waste legislation) exists in Iran, this primary legislation has not yet been implemented. In practical terms, there is no definite policy or plan for the allocation of funds to prepare suitable equipment and facilities for the management and recycling of E-waste at the end of the products' useful life. Proposed improvements in current conditions are identified, first by considering other countries' experiences and then suggesting specific practical policies, rules, and regulations that should be established and applied to all levels of E-waste management. One of the most attractive E-waste management policies is an extended producer responsibility (EPR) programme in combination with a training programme at different levels of society. An approach consisting of a mandated product take back is proposed for implementing EPR in Iran. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry and the Environmental Protection Agency should strictly supervise E-waste collection, storage, and recycling and/or disposal, and the Trade and Industry Ministries must have more control over the import and production of electronic goods.

Taghipour H; Nowrouz P; Jafarabadi MA; Nazari J; Hashemi AA; Mosaferi M; Dehghanzadeh R

2012-11-01

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Socio-economic assessment and feasibility study on sustainable e-waste management in Ghana  

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The E-waste Africa Project aims at enhancing environmental governance of e-waste and at creating favourable social and economic conditions for partnerships and small businesses in the recycling sector in Africa. In particular the project seeks to better understand and regulate the transboundary movements of used and obsolete e-equipment from Europe to Africa, and also to improve the local e-waste management capacities in many African countries, such as Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and Benin. Apart from dealing with a better management and control of the legal and illegal trade of used and obsolete equipment from developed to developing countries, the project has a special focus on identifying solutions for sustainable management of domestically generated e-waste too.

Prakash, Siddharth; Manhart, Andreas [Oeko-Institut e.V. - Institut fuer Angewandte Oekologie, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)

2010-08-15

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E-WASTE MANAGEMENT: AN EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH ISSUE IN INDIA  

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Full Text Available Electronic waste or e-waste is one of the rapidly growing problems of the world. E-waste comprises of a multitude of components, some containing toxic substances that can have an adverse impact on human health and the environment if not handled properly. In India, e-waste management assumes greater significance not only due to the generation of its own e-waste but also because of the dumping of e-waste from developed countries. This is coupled with India's lack of appropriate infrastructure and procedures for its disposal and recycling. Putting the onus of re-cycling of electronic wastes (e-waste) on the producers, the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has for the first time notified e-waste management rules (2011). This review article provides the associated issues and impact of this emerging problem, in the light of initiatives in India. [National J of Med Res 2012; 2(1.000): 107-110

Ajeet Saoji

2012-01-01

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Electronic waste (e-waste): Material flows and management practices in Nigeria  

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[en] The growth in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) production and consumption has been exponential in the last two decades. This has been as a result of the rapid changes in equipment features and capabilities, decrease in prices, and the growth in internet use. This creates a large volume of waste stream of obsolete electrical and electronic devices (e-waste) in developed countries. There is high level of trans-boundary movement of these devices as secondhand electronic equipment into developing countries in an attempt to bridge the 'digital divide'. The past decade has witnessed a phenomenal advancement in information and communication technology (ICT) in Nigeria, most of which rely on imported secondhand devices. This paper attempts to review the material flow of secondhand/scrap electronic devices into Nigeria, the current management practices for e-waste and the environmental and health implications of such low-end management practices. Establishment of formal recycling facilities, introduction of legislation dealing specifically with e-waste and the confirmation of the functionality of secondhand EEE prior to importation are some of the options available to the government in dealing with this difficult issue

2008-01-01

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Environmental impact of ICT and implications for e-waste management in Romania  

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Full Text Available The development of Information and communications technology (ICT), as core of the digital economy, presents contradictory effects on the environment. The paper presents the main perspectives of environmental impact of ICT, especially in relation with waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE, e-waste), as they result from the approaches found in literature and the reports of official international and national bodies. The analysis of impact on environment and e-waste is done on two levels: the impact of ICT sectors and the impact of electronic applications (including the electronic commerce). The article ends with customizing the characteristics of the digital economy in Romania. Particular attention is paid to WEEE generated from the development of the digital economy and the significant challenges which the systems of collection, treatment and disposal must meet the environmental requirements.

Nadia CIOCOIU; Stefan BURCEA; Valentina TARTIU

2010-01-01

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A production-theory-based framework for analysing recycling systems in the e-waste sector  

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[en] Modern approaches in the production theory of business and management economics propose that objects (e.g. materials) be divided into good, bad or neutral. In transformation processes such as occur in production or recycling this makes it possible to distinguish stringently between the economic revenue of a process and the economic and ecological expenditures for it. This approach can be transferred to entire systems of processes in order to determine the system revenue and the system expenditure. Material flow nets or graphs are used for this purpose. In complex material flow systems it becomes possible to calculate not only the costs, but also the direct and indirect environmental impacts of an individual process or a system revenue (for example a product or the elimination of waste) consistently. The approach permits a stringent analysis as well as different analysis perspectives of a material flow system. It is particularly suitable for closed-loop economic systems in which material backflows occur. With the aid of an example developed jointly with Hewlett Packard Europe, the paper outlines how this approach can be employed in the field of e-waste management

2005-01-01

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MOUNTING E-WASTE OF EUROPE: POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS  

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Full Text Available EU is among the communities recognized for their high environmental profile. This could be surprising for aninformal recycler from Nigeria and Ghana who regularly receives out of use computers from EU member states andlights up open fires to recover materials. Departing from this paradox the paper attempted to build up a framework forthe analysis of e-waste management options. E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in Europe, although wastegeneration in general is an important environmental concern. There are huge differences among member states,although the hierarchies could vary a lot. The European waste policy framework is quite well developed with a strongbranch for WEEE. Nevertheless, most of WEEE is dumped in third world countries. The initiative of severalcompanies to build up a European Recycling Platform is an important step to improve effectiveness in e-wastemanagement. The widespread use of the shipment business solution is however evidence that it is still not costeffective. The analysis of the typology and spatial patterns of waste generation, the current waste policy framework,the main waste management practices employed in case of WEEE, and the business solutions resulted in a number ofobservations. Among these, we stress the urgent need for improved data collection procedures, reporting guidelinesand development of simple and effective control tools.

Ildiko IOAN; Carmen Valentina RADULESCU; Cristina POPA

2010-01-01

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5 Steps to Responsible E-Waste Management at Your School  

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Demand for environmentally responsible stewardship is increasing, and the education technology sector is responding. Former L&L Senior Editor Caprice Lawless offers an overview of local and national e-waste legislation and resources for related classroom projects. (Contains 3 resources and 13 online resources.)

Lawless, Caprice

2008-01-01

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E-waste hazard: The impending challenge  

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Electronic waste or e-waste is one of the rapidly growing problems of the world. E-waste comprises of a multitude of components, some containing toxic substances that can have an adverse impact on human health and the environment if not handled properly. In India, e-waste management assumes greater ...

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Global perspectives on e-waste  

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[en] Electronic waste, or e-waste, is an emerging problem as well as a business opportunity of increasing significance, given the volumes of e-waste being generated and the content of both toxic and valuable materials in them. The fraction including iron, copper, aluminium, gold and other metals in e-waste is over 60%, while pollutants comprise 2.70%. Given the high toxicity of these pollutants especially when burned or recycled in uncontrolled environments, the Basel Convention has identified e-waste as hazardous, and developed a framework for controls on transboundary movement of such waste. The Basel Ban, an amendment to the Basel Convention that has not yet come into force, would go one step further by prohibiting the export of e-waste from developed to industrializing countries. Section 1 of this paper gives readers an overview on the e-waste topic-how e-waste is defined, what it is composed of and which methods can be applied to estimate the quantity of e-waste generated. Considering only PCs in use, by one estimate, at least 100 million PCs became obsolete in 2004. Not surprisingly, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) today already constitutes 8% of municipal waste and is one of the fastest growing waste fractions. Section 2 provides insight into the legislation and initiatives intended to help manage these growing quantities of e-waste. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is being propagated as a new paradigm in waste management. The European Union's WEEE Directive, which came into force in August of 2004, makes it incumbent on manufacturers and importers in EU states to take back their products from consumers and ensure environmentally sound disposal. WEEE management in industrializing countries has its own characteristics and problems, and therefore this paper identifies some problems specific to such countries. The risky process of extracting copper from printed wiring boards is discussed as an example to illustrate the hazards of the e-waste recycling industry in India. The WEEE Knowledge Partnership programme funded by seco (Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs) and implemented by Empa has developed a methodology to assess the prevailing situation, in order to better understand the opportunities and risks in pilot urban areas of three countries-Beijing-China, Delhi-India and Johannesburg-South Africa. The three countries are compared using an assessment indicator system which takes into account the structural framework, the recycling system and its various impacts. Three key points have emerged from the assessments so far: a) e-waste recycling has developed in all countries as a market based activity, b) in China and India it is based on small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the informal sector, whereas in South Africa it is in the formal sector, and c) each country is trying to overcome shortcomings in the current system by developing strategies for improvement

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Key drivers of the e-waste recycling system: Assessing and modelling e-waste processing in the informal sector in Delhi  

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[en] The management and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment WEEE was assessed in the city of Delhi, India. In order to do this, the personal computer was defined as the tracer for which a model was designed. The model depicts the entire life cycle of the tracer, from production through sale and consumption-including reuse and refurbishment-to the material recovery in the mainly informal recycling industry. The field work included interviews with the relevant stakeholders, transect walks and literature study, which was followed by a software-supported material flow analysis (MFA) of the whole life cycle chain of the tracer item. In addition to the MFA, several economic aspects of the recycling system were investigated. The study revealed that the life span of a personal computer has considerable influence upon the system, most notably in the following two aspects: (i) a prolonged life span creates value by means of refurbishing and upgrading activities, and (ii) it slows down the flow rate of the whole system. This is one of the simplest ways of preventing an uncontrolled increase in environmentally hazardous emissions by the recycling sector. The material recovery of the system is mainly driven by the precious metal content of personal computers. A first estimate showed that precious metal recovery contributes to over 80% of the personal computer materials' market value, despite the small quantity of them found in computers

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E-waste hazard: The impending challenge  

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Full Text Available Electronic waste or e-waste is one of the rapidly growing problems of the world. E-waste comprises of a multitude of components, some containing toxic substances that can have an adverse impact on human health and the environment if not handled properly. In India, e-waste management assumes greater significance not only due to the generation of its own e-waste but also because of the dumping of e-waste from developed countries. This is coupled with India?s lack of appropriate infrastructure and procedures for its disposal and recycling. This review article provides a concise overview of India?s current e-waste scenario, namely magnitude of the problem, environmental and health hazards, current disposal and recycling operations, existing legal framework, organizations working on this issue and recommendations for action.

Pinto Violet

2008-01-01

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Requirements Verification Report AN Farm to 200E Waste Transfer System for Project W-314, Tank Farm Restoration and Safe Operations  

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This Requirements Verification Report (RVR) for Project W-314 ''AN Farm to 200E Waste Transfer System'' package provides documented verification of design compliance to all the applicable Project Development Specification (PDS) requirements. Additional PDS requirements verification will be performed during the project's procurement, construction, and testing phases, and the RVR will be updated to reflect this information as appropriate.

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Requirements Verification Report AN Farm to 200E Waste Transfer System for Project W-314 Tank Farm Restoration and Safe Operations  

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This Requirements Verification Report (RVR) for Project W-314 ''AN Farm to 200E Waste Transfer System'' package provides documented verification of design compliance to all the applicable Project Development Specification (PDS) requirements. Additional PDS requirements verification will be performed during the project's procurement, construction, and testing phases, and the RVR will be updated to reflect this information as appropriate.

MCGREW, D.L.

1999-09-28

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Solving the E-waste problem (StEP) green paper. E-waste country study Ethiopia  

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The generation and management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) is an increasing concern in many African countries. Attempts to bridge the digital divide as well as rapid economic development continue to boost the market penetration of many types of electricity powered devices. This also leads to rapidly increasing e-waste volumes, which are mostly not yet managed in an environmentally sound manner. In order to build a strong foundation for the development of Ethiopia's e-waste management strategy, it was deemed necessary to generate reliable data on e-waste volumes and current management practices and options, as well as to investigate possibilities for improved e-waste management and other relevant aspects. This study, financed by the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative under a grant of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA), was jointly carried out by the Oeko-Institut e.V. and PAN-Ethiopia. It aims to fill key knowledge gaps and provide a more solid base for further decision making for both, national decision-makers and co-operation projects in this field. The information contained in this report is derived from existing literature sources and statistics, interviews conducted in Ethiopia, and field assessments in Addis Ababa in August 2012.

Manhart, Andreas [Oeko-Institut, Inst. fuer Angewandte Oekologie e.V., Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany); Amera, Tadesse; Belay, Mehari [PAN (Ethiopia)

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Multi-stakeholder decision analysis and comparative risk assessment for reuse-recycle oriented e-waste management strategies: a game theoretic approach.  

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This article deals with assessment of the potential health risk posed by carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic substances, namely lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), copper, chromium (CrVI), zinc, nickel and mercury, present in e-waste. A multi-objective, multi-stakeholder approach based on strategic game theory model has been developed considering cost, as well as human health risk. The trade-off due to cost difference between a hazardous substances-free (HSF) and a hazardous substance (HS)-containing desktop computer, and the risk posed by them at the time of disposal, has been analyzed. The cancer risk due to dust inhalation for workers at a recycling site in Bangalore for Pb, Cr(VI) and Cd was found to be 4, 33 and 101 in 1 million respectively. Pb and Cr(VI) result in a very high risk owing to dust ingestion at slums near the recycling site--175 and 81 in 1 million for children, and 24 and 11 in 1 million for adults respectively. The concentration of Pb at a battery workshop in Mayapuri, Delhi (hazard quotient = 3.178) was found to pose adverse health hazards. The government may impose an appropriate penalty on the land disposal of computer waste and/or may give an incentive to manufacturer for producing HSF computers through, for example, relaxing taxes, but there should be no such incentive for manufacturing HS-containing computers. PMID:23856790

Kaushal, Rajendra Kumar; Nema, Arvind K

2013-07-15

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Multi-stakeholder decision analysis and comparative risk assessment for reuse-recycle oriented e-waste management strategies: a game theoretic approach.  

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This article deals with assessment of the potential health risk posed by carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic substances, namely lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), copper, chromium (CrVI), zinc, nickel and mercury, present in e-waste. A multi-objective, multi-stakeholder approach based on strategic game theory model has been developed considering cost, as well as human health risk. The trade-off due to cost difference between a hazardous substances-free (HSF) and a hazardous substance (HS)-containing desktop computer, and the risk posed by them at the time of disposal, has been analyzed. The cancer risk due to dust inhalation for workers at a recycling site in Bangalore for Pb, Cr(VI) and Cd was found to be 4, 33 and 101 in 1 million respectively. Pb and Cr(VI) result in a very high risk owing to dust ingestion at slums near the recycling site-175 and 81 in 1 million for children, and 24 and 11 in 1 million for adults respectively. The concentration of Pb at a battery workshop in Mayapuri, Delhi (hazard quotient = 3.178) was found to pose adverse health hazards. The government may impose an appropriate penalty on the land disposal of computer waste and/or may give an incentive to manufacturer for producing HSF computers through, for example, relaxing taxes, but there should be no such incentive for manufacturing HS-containing computers.

Kaushal RK; Nema AK

2013-09-01

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E-waste: a problem or an opportunity? Review of issues, challenges and solutions in Asian countries.  

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Safe management of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste/WEEE) is becoming a major problem for many countries around the world. In particular, developing countries face a number of issues with the generation, transboundary movement and management of e-waste. It is estimated that the world generates around 20-50 million tonnes of e-waste annually, most of it from Asian countries. Improper handling of e-waste can cause harm to the environment and human health because of its toxic components. Several countries around the world are now struggling to deal with this emerging threat. Although the current emphasis is on end-of-life management of e-waste activities, such as reuse, servicing, remanufacturing, recycling and disposal, upstream reduction of e-waste generation through green design and cleaner production is gaining much attention. Environmentally sound management (ESM) of e-waste in developing countries is absent or very limited. Transboundary movement of e-waste is a major issue throughout the region. Dealing with the informal recycling sector is a complex social and environmental issue. There are significant numbers of such challenges faced by these countries in achieving ESM of e-waste. This article aims to present a review of challenges and issues faced by Asian countries in managing their e-waste in a sustainable way. PMID:22851536

Herat, Sunil; Agamuthu, P

2012-07-30

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E-waste: a problem or an opportunity? Review of issues, challenges and solutions in Asian countries.  

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Safe management of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste/WEEE) is becoming a major problem for many countries around the world. In particular, developing countries face a number of issues with the generation, transboundary movement and management of e-waste. It is estimated that the world generates around 20-50 million tonnes of e-waste annually, most of it from Asian countries. Improper handling of e-waste can cause harm to the environment and human health because of its toxic components. Several countries around the world are now struggling to deal with this emerging threat. Although the current emphasis is on end-of-life management of e-waste activities, such as reuse, servicing, remanufacturing, recycling and disposal, upstream reduction of e-waste generation through green design and cleaner production is gaining much attention. Environmentally sound management (ESM) of e-waste in developing countries is absent or very limited. Transboundary movement of e-waste is a major issue throughout the region. Dealing with the informal recycling sector is a complex social and environmental issue. There are significant numbers of such challenges faced by these countries in achieving ESM of e-waste. This article aims to present a review of challenges and issues faced by Asian countries in managing their e-waste in a sustainable way.

Herat S; Agamuthu P

2012-11-01

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E-waste bans and U.S. households' preferences for disposing of their e-waste.  

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To deal with the inadequate disposal of e-waste, many states have instituted bans on its disposal in municipal landfills. However, the effectiveness of e-waste bans does not seem to have been analyzed yet. This paper starts addressing this gap. Using data from a survey of U.S. households, we estimate multivariate logit models to explain past disposal behavior by households of broken/obsolete ("junk") cell phones and disposal intentions for "junk" TVs. Our explanatory variables include factors summarizing general awareness of environmental issues, pro-environmental behavior in the past year, attitudes toward recycling small electronics (for the cell phones model only), socio-economic and demographic characteristics, and the presence of state e-waste bans. We find that California's Cell Phone Recycling Act had a significant and positive impact on the recycling of junk cell phones; however, state disposal bans for junk TVs seem to have been mostly ineffective, probably because they were poorly publicized and enforced. Their effectiveness could be enhanced by providing more information about e-waste recycling to women, and more generally to adults under 60. Given the disappointing performance of policies implemented to-date to enhance the collection of e-waste, it may be time to explore economic instruments such as deposit-refund systems.

Milovantseva N; Saphores JD

2013-07-01

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Residents' behaviors, attitudes, and willingness to pay for recycling e-waste in Macau.  

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Large quantities of e-waste are presently being generated in Macau, but since recycling facilities and laws on e-waste still need to be developed, most e-waste cannot currently be properly treated. Moreover, little is known about residents' behaviors, attitudes, and their willingness to pay (WTP) for recycling e-waste. These issues are discussed in this study, based on a questionnaire survey on household electronic product usage. In 2010, "Life span completed" was the primary reason respondents abandoned their electronic products, accounting for about 37.97% of responses; the main disposal methods of e-waste in Macau were "Retailers retrieve from consumer" and "Sale to a recycling corporation." While having little understanding of e-waste disposal issues, most residents were still willing to hand their e-waste into the government for centralized collection. In addition, the respondents gave "telephone reservation" as their preferred collection method. Finally, the residents' WTP in Macau was estimated by the logistic regression method. It was found that education level, age and household income were the significant factors affecting residents' WTP. The monthly mean WTP was 20.03MOP (2.50 US dollar) per household, and the annual WTP was approximately 40,185,067 MOP (5,023,133 US dollar) for all of Macau. The results of our study can help managers develop more effective environmental management policies for e-waste disposal.

Song Q; Wang Z; Li J

2012-09-01

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E-Waste and the Sustainable Organisation: Griffith University's Approach to E-Waste  

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|Purpose: This paper seeks to provide details of Griffith University's (GU) approach for sustainably dealing with electronic waste (e-waste) and the benefits of using the e-waste programme as a valuable educational case study for ESD. Design/methodology/approach: The e-waste programme is explained with reference to key resources and literature, so…

Davis, Georgina; Wolski, Malcolm

2009-01-01

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E-Waste and the Sustainable Organisation: Griffith University's Approach to E-Waste  

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Purpose: This paper seeks to provide details of Griffith University's (GU) approach for sustainably dealing with electronic waste (e-waste) and the benefits of using the e-waste programme as a valuable educational case study for ESD. Design/methodology/approach: The e-waste programme is explained with reference to key resources and literature, so…

Davis, Georgina; Wolski, Malcolm

2009-01-01

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Systems Engineering Management Plan  

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The purpose of this Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) Project Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) is to define and establish the MRS Project Systems Engineering process that implements the approved policy and requirements of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) for the US Department of Energy (DOE). This plan is Volume 5 of the MRS Project Management Plan (PMP). This plan provides the framework for implementation of systems engineering on the MRS Project consistent with DOE Order 4700.1, the OCRWM Program Management System Manual (PMSM), and the OCRWM Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP).

1994-01-01

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Maintenance and management system  

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Since highly reliable operation is required in a nuclear power plant, monitoring during operation and periodical inspection are conducted carefully. The present invention provides maintenance and management systems for providing an aid so that these systems are combined effectively and operated rationally based on unified information management. That is, the system contains data bases comprising information for the design of the equipments and pipelines of a plant, information for the exchange of equipment parts, information for the history of plant operation, information for the monitoring and inspection, and information for the management of repair operation. In addition, it has an equipment part history management sub-system for managing equipment part exchange information, an operation history management sub-system for managing the operation state of the plant, an operation history management sub-system for managing equipment monitoring inspection data and operation management sub-system for managing periodical inspection/ repairing operation. These sub-systems are collectively combined to manage the maintenance and management jobs of the plant unitarily. (I.S.).

Ando, Yasumasa.

1992-05-08

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Maintenance and management system  

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[en] Since highly reliable operation is required in a nuclear power plant, monitoring during operation and periodical inspection are conducted carefully. The present invention provides maintenance and management systems for providing an aid so that these systems are combined effectively and operated rationally based on unified information management. That is, the system contains data bases comprising information for the design of the equipments and pipelines of a plant, information for the exchange of equipment parts, information for the history of plant operation, information for the monitoring and inspection, and information for the management of repair operation. In addition, it has an equipment part history management sub-system for managing equipment part exchange information, an operation history management sub-system for managing the operation state of the plant, an operation history management sub-system for managing equipment monitoring inspection data and operation management sub-system for managing periodical inspection/ repairing operation. These sub-systems are collectively combined to manage the maintenance and management jobs of the plant unitarily. (I.S.)

1990-09-27

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Building local capacity to address the flow of e-wastes and electrical and electronic products destined for reuse in selected African countries and augment the sustainable management of resources through the recovery of materials in e-wastes. Component 1. Flows of used and end-of-life e-products from Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium  

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This study is integral part of the E-waste Africa Project. The aim of the research is to identify the principle pathways of used electronic and electric equipment (EEE) from Europe to West Africa as well as potential leakage points for end-of-life products that are mandatory required under the WEEE directive to undergo sound waste treatment within Europe. The study focuses on sources, destinations and volumes of used EEE exports as well as on the characteristics of the export business. The role of the two ports and regions in focus will be analysed.

Seum, Stefan; Hermann, Andreas

2010-08-11

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Avionics System Performance Management.  

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Performance management includes the methods and technologies used to develop and assure the timing behavior of real-time systems. The reasons for improved performance management include advances in processor technology and architectures, increasingly inte...

B. Damania S. Vestal D. Bhatt R. Bhatt

1998-01-01

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Knowledge Of E-waste Among Young Adults  

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Full Text Available Electronic Waste is simply known as “e-waste”. Electronic waste is term used to describe old, end of lifeelectronic appliances, such as- computer VCRs, DVD players, mobile phones, fax machines laptops, mp3 playersetc. which have been disposed by their original users. E-waste contains hazardous constituent that may negativelyimpact the environment and affect human health if not properly managed. It has been observed that in most of thecases, electronic items are stored unattended because of lack of knowledge about their management. The main aimof this study was to assess knowledge of young adults towards e-waste. A total of 120 respondents (60 from semiurban) were selected from Lucknow city .The data were collected using a self made administered interviewschedule along with knowledge scale. The data was coded, tabulated and analyzed to test the frequency, percentage,t-test, and anova and coefficient correlation by using SPSS (version 20). The findings of the study revealed thatrespondents of semi urban area were having more knowledge than respondents of urban area

Sachan Ritu And Agarwal Shalini

2013-01-01

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Chemical and biological extraction of metals present in E waste: A hybrid technology  

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[en] Highlights: ? Hybrid methodology for E waste management. ? Efficient extraction of metals. ? Trace metal extraction is possible. - Abstract: Management of metal pollution associated with E-waste is widespread across the globe. Currently used techniques for the extraction of metals from E-waste by using either chemical or biological leaching have their own limitations. Chemical leaching is much rapid and efficient but has its own environmental consequences, even the future prospects of associated nanoremediation are also uncertain. Biological leaching on the other hand is comparatively a cost effective technique but at the same moment it is time consuming and the complete recovery of the metal, alone by biological leaching is not possible in most of the cases. The current review addresses the individual issues related to chemical and biological extraction techniques and proposes a hybrid-methodology which incorporates both, along with safer chemicals and compatible microbes for better and efficient extraction of metals from the E-waste.

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Maintenance management system  

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This brief paper describes a computer system used for maintenance management. This system has replaced previous labour-intensive methods of management. Details of the equipment, including software, are given. National Smokeless Fuels Ltd have installed the equipment and a report is given on how the system is used within the company.

1986-04-01

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Management Information Database System  

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This is a description of a computerized database tool for use by operational management. The Management Information Database System was created to more efficiently maintain the information needed by managers for time and material cost accounting and resource scheduling. Reports produced reflect the current status of assignments and balances of F-orders. 6 figs.

Leishman, N.L.

1989-05-01

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Learning Content Management Systems  

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The paper explains the evolution of e-Learning and related concepts and tools and its connection with other concepts such as Knowledge Management, Human Resources Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Information Technology. The paper also distinguished Learning Content Management Systems fr...

Tache JURUBESCU

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Learning Content Management Systems  

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Full Text Available The paper explains the evolution of e-Learning and related concepts and tools and its connection with other concepts such as Knowledge Management, Human Resources Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Information Technology. The paper also distinguished Learning Content Management Systems from Learning Management Systems and Content Management Systems used for general web-based content. The newest Learning Content Management System, very expensive and yet very little implemented is one of the best tools that helps us to cope with the realities of the 21st Century in what learning concerns. The debates over how beneficial one or another system is for an organization, can be driven by costs involved, efficiency envisaged, and availability of the product on the market.

Tache JURUBESCU

2008-01-01

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Airborne Battle Management System.  

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The Navy under the Airborne Battle Management System (ABMS) program, sponsored by ONR Code 311 (Command, Control and Combat Systems) and executed by NAVAIR, is addressing the shifting focus of naval operations to power projection in a littoral environment...

G. Mersten

2000-01-01

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Railway safety management system  

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The article is devoted to the analysis of railway safety management system. It is clear that advanced railway safety management system is of great importance for a country. The fact is understandable as well as for the global community due to rail transport is a part of the logistics chain, which fa...

Popov, Pavel

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Lithium battery management system  

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Provided is a system for managing a lithium battery system having a plurality of cells. The battery system comprises a variable-resistance element electrically connected to a cell and located proximate a portion of the cell; and a device for determining, utilizing the variable-resistance element, whether the temperature of the cell has exceeded a predetermined threshold. A method of managing the temperature of a lithium battery system is also included.

Dougherty, Thomas J. (Waukesha, WI)

2012-05-08

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Program Management System manual  

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The Program Management System (PMS), as detailed in this manual, consists of all the plans, policies, procedure, systems, and processes that, taken together, serve as a mechanism for managing the various subprograms and program elements in a cohesive, cost-effective manner. The PMS is consistent with the requirements of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 and the ''Mission Plan for the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program'' (DOE/RW-0005). It is based on, but goes beyond, the Department of Energy (DOE) management policies and procedures applicable to all DOE programs by adapting these directives to the specific needs of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management program. This PMS Manual describes the hierarchy of plans required to develop and maintain the cost, schedule, and technical baselines at the various organizational levels of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program. It also establishes the management policies and procedures used in the implementation of the Program. These include requirements for internal reports, data, and other information; systems engineering management; regulatory compliance; safety; quality assurance; and institutional affairs. Although expanded versions of many of these plans, policies, and procedures are found in separate documents, they are an integral part of this manual. The PMS provides the basis for the effective management that is needed to ensure that the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program fulfills the mandate of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. 5 figs., 2 tabs.

1986-01-01

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Program Management System manual  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Program Management System (PMS), as detailed in this manual, consists of all the plans, policies, procedure, systems, and processes that, taken together, serve as a mechanism for managing the various subprograms and program elements in a cohesive, cost-effective manner. The PMS is consistent with the requirements of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 and the ''Mission Plan for the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program'' (DOE/RW-0005). It is based on, but goes beyond, the Department of Energy (DOE) management policies and procedures applicable to all DOE programs by adapting these directives to the specific needs of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management program. This PMS Manual describes the hierarchy of plans required to develop and maintain the cost, schedule, and technical baselines at the various organizational levels of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program. It also establishes the management policies and procedures used in the implementation of the Program. These include requirements for internal reports, data, and other information; systems engineering management; regulatory compliance; safety; quality assurance; and institutional affairs. Although expanded versions of many of these plans, policies, and procedures are found in separate documents, they are an integral part of this manual. The PMS provides the basis for the effective management that is needed to ensure that the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program fulfills the mandate of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. 5 figs., 2 tabs.

1986-01-01

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Systems engineering management plans.  

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The Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) is a comprehensive and effective tool used to assist in the management of systems engineering efforts. It is intended to guide the work of all those involved in the project. The SEMP is comprised of three main sections: technical project planning and control, systems engineering process, and engineering specialty integration. The contents of each section must be tailored to the specific effort. A model outline and example SEMP are provided. The target audience is those who are familiar with the systems engineering approach and who have an interest in employing the SEMP as a tool for systems management. The goal of this document is to provide the reader with an appreciation for the use and importance of the SEMP, as well as provide a framework that can be used to create the management plan.

Rodriguez, Tamara S.

2009-10-01

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Cheetah Data Management System.  

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Cheetah is a data management system based on the C programming language. The premise of Cheetah is that the 'banks' of FORTRAN based systems should be 'structures' as defined by the C language. Cheetah is a system to mange these structures, while preservi...

P. F. Kunz G. B. Word

1991-01-01

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Competence System Management  

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Full Text Available Competence Set Analysis is a managerial decision analysis theory proposed and studied in 1980’s by the distinguished Professor Po-Lung Yu of Management Science, USA. In this paper, the recent research results in this field and its applications are reviewed, including behavior and decision mechanism, behavior hypotheses, common behavior tendencies, habitual domains analysis, competence set analysis, competence system management, etc.. Finally, further possible extensions and research problems are discussed.Key words: Decision analysis; Competence set analysis; Habitual domain; Behavior pattern; Competence system management

Junwen FENG

2012-01-01

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Program Management System Manual  

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The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management OCRWM has developed a program management system (PMS) to assist in organizing, planning, directing and controlling the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program. A well defined management system is necessary because: (1) the Program is a complex technical undertaking with a large number of participants, (2) the disposal and storage facilities to be developed by the Program must be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and hence are subject to rigorous quality assurance (QA) requirements, (3) the legislation mandating the Program creates a dichotomy between demanding schedules of performance and a requirement for close and continuous consultation and cooperation with external entities. (4) the various elements of the Program must be managed as parts of an integrated waste management system, (5) the Program has an estimated total system life cycle cost of over $30 billion, and (6) the Program has a unique fiduciary responsibility to the owners and generators of the nuclear waste for controlling costs and minimizing the user fees paid into the Nuclear Waste Fund. This PMS Manual is designed and is structured to facilitate strong, effective Program management by providing policies and requirements for organizing, planning, directing and controlling the major Program functions. 58 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

1991-07-01

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A distribution management system  

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The development of new distribution automation applications is considerably wide nowadays. One of the most interesting areas is the development of a distribution management system (DMS) as an expansion of the traditional SCADA system. At the power transmission level such a system is called an energy management system (EMS). The idea of these expansions is to provide supporting tools for control center operators in system analysis and operation planning. The needed data for new applications is mainly available in some existing systems. Thus the computer systems of utilities must be integrated. The main data source for the new applications in the control center are the AM/FM/GIS (i.e. the network database system), the SCADA, and the customer information system (CIS). The new functions can be embedded in some existing computer system. This means a strong dependency on the vendor of the existing system. An alternative strategy is to develop an independent system which is integrated with other computer systems using well-defined interfaces. The latter approach makes it possible to use the new applications in various computer environments, having only a weak dependency on the vendors of the other systems. In the research project this alternative is preferred and used in developing an independent distribution management system

Verho, P.; Jaerventausta, P.; Kaerenlampi, M.; Paulasaari, H. [Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland); Partanen, J. [Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology (Finland)

1996-12-31

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Distributed Database Management Systems  

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Introduction# Background# Distributed DBMS Architecture# Distributed Database Design# Semantic Data Control# Distributed Query Processing# Distributed Transaction Management# Parallel Database Systems# Distributed Object Management# Open Systems and Interoperability# Current Issues######Distributed DBMS 1998 M. Tamer zsu & Patrick Valduriez Page 0.3Fundamental References# M.T. zsu and P. Valduriez. Principles of DistributedDatabase Systems. Prentice-Hall,1999.# M.T. zsu and P. Valduriez. Distributed and ParallelDatabase Systems, In Handbook of Computer Scienceand Engineering, A. Tucker (ed.), CRC Press, 1997,pages 10931111 (Chapter 48).# M.T. zsu and P. Valduriez. Distributed DatabaseSy

M. Tamer Zsu; Patrick Valduriez

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Integrated work management system.  

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Sandia National Laboratories develops technologies to: (1) sustain, modernize, and protect our nuclear arsenal (2) Prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction; (3) Provide new capabilities to our armed forces; (4) Protect our national infrastructure; (5) Ensure the stability of our nation's energy and water supplies; and (6) Defend our nation against terrorist threats. We identified the need for a single overarching Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) that would enable us to focus on customer missions and improve FMOC processes. Our team selected highly configurable commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software with out-of-the-box workflow processes that integrate strategic planning, project management, facility assessments, and space management, and can interface with existing systems, such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, Maximo, Bentley, and FileNet. We selected the Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) from Tririga, Inc. Facility Management System (FMS) Benefits are: (1) Create a single reliable source for facility data; (2) Improve transparency with oversight organizations; (3) Streamline FMOC business processes with a single, integrated facility-management tool; (4) Give customers simple tools and real-time information; (5) Reduce indirect costs; (6) Replace approximately 30 FMOC systems and 60 homegrown tools (such as Microsoft Access databases); and (7) Integrate with FIMS.

Williams, Edward J., Jr.; Henry, Karen Lynne

2010-06-01

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INTELLIGENT KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available Knowledge Management System (KM System) refers to a system for managing knowledge in organizations, supporting creation, capture, storage and dissemination of information. ‘Information management’ is an umbrella term that encompasses all the systems and processes within an organization for the creation and use of corporate information. The idea of a KM (Knowledge Management) system is to enable employees to have ready access to the organization’s documented base of facts, source of information and solutions. The main purpose of the KM System is to allow the user to search and retrieve useful information based on queries. All the information about organization are stored in Knowledge Base. Employees obtain relevant insights and ideas appropriate to their work from the knowledge base through posting questions. An Intelligent knowledge Management System affords an easy-to-use interface and allows access to information based on the role the user plays. The main aim is to clear the doubts and solutions for the users in the team. There will be no communication gap with in the team members of same project located in different locations.

Chitta Hrudaya Neeharika; M. Janga Reddy; D. Baswaraj

2013-01-01

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Systemic project management  

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Full Text Available Project management professionals have long recognized the strengths and limitations of traditional project management focus on scope, cost and schedule (the iron triangle). Adding “soft skills” to the mix helps but still leaves a large gap from achieving sustainable organizational success. We introduce a new approach to project management based on systems thinking that integrates Work, Organization and Self in a practitioner-friendly and action-driven manner. The explicit purpose of this new approach (systemic project management) is to make and increase meaning out of performing project management activities. It consists of three core elements: a set of principles or assumptions from systems thinking and other related scientific research; a learning environment in which project management professionals can share stories with each other, invent new tools and methods together, reflect on and practice the new methods in action and feel connected and supported by a community of professional peers who share the same purpose; and finally, a set of practice guides and execution methods formulated and aimed at producing specific outcomes at each step of the project management life cycle. We will also share our experience of implementing the new methodology in a complex corporate environment where business results and professional development must be integrated and take place dynamically.

Yan Song

2011-01-01

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Program management system manual  

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OCRWM has developed a program management system (PMS) to assist in organizing, planning, directing and controlling the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program. A well defined management system is necessary because: (1) the Program is a complex technical undertaking with a large number of participants, (2) the disposal and storage facilities to be developed by the Program must be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and hence are subject to rigorous quality assurance (QA) requirements, (3) the legislation mandating the Program creates a dichotomy between demanding schedules of performance and a requirement for close and continuous consultation and cooperation with external entities, (4) the various elements of the Program must be managed as parts of an integrated waste management system, (5) the Program has an estimated total system life cycle cost of over $30 billion, and (6) the Program has a unique fiduciary responsibility to the owners and generators of the nuclear waste for controlling costs and minimizing the user fees paid into the Nuclear Waste Fund. This PMS Manual is designed and structured to facilitate strong, effective Program management by providing policies and requirements for organizing, planning, directing and controlling the major Program functions.

1989-01-01

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Computer memory management system  

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A computer memory management system utilizing a memory structure system of "intelligent" pointers in which information related to the use status of the memory structure is designed into the pointer. Through this pointer system, The present invention provides essentially automatic memory management (often referred to as garbage collection) by allowing relationships between objects to have definite memory management behavior by use of coding protocol which describes when relationships should be maintained and when the relationships should be broken. In one aspect, the present invention system allows automatic breaking of strong links to facilitate object garbage collection, coupled with relationship adjectives which define deletion of associated objects. In another aspect, The present invention includes simple-to-use infinite undo/redo functionality in that it has the capability, through a simple function call, to undo all of the changes made to a data model since the previous `valid state` was noted.

Kirk, III, Whitson John (Greenwood, MO)

2002-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Electrical distribution system management  

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This paper reports that maintenance of electrical system data is essential to the operation, maintenance, and modification of a nuclear station. Load and equipment changes affect equipment sizing, available short-circuit currents and protection coordination. System parameters must be maintained in a controlled manner to enable evaluation of proposed modifications and provide adequate verification and traceability. For this purpose, Public Service Electric and Gas Company has implemented a Verified and Validated Electric Distribution System Management (EDSM) program at the Hope Creek and Salem Nuclear Power Stations. EDSM program integrates computerized configuration management of electrical systems with calculational software the Technical Standard procedures. The software platform is PC-based. The Database Manager and Calculational programs have been linked together through a user friendly menu system. The database management nodule enable s assembly and maintenance of databases for individual loads, buses, and branches within the electrical systems with system access and approval controlled through electronic security incorporated within the database manger. Reports drawn from the database serve as the as-built and/or as-designed record of the system configurations. This module also creates input data files of network parameters in a format readable by the calculational modules. Calculations modules provide load flow, voltage drop, motor starting, and short-circuit analyses, as well as dynamic analyses of bus transfers

1990-01-01

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Management Control System  

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Full Text Available A management control systems (MCS) is a system which gathers and uses information to evaluate the performance of different organizational resources like human, physical, financial and also the organization as a whole considering the organizational strategies. Finally, MCS influences the behaviour of organizational resources to implement organizational strategies.

Hamed Armesh, Dr. Habibollah Salarzehi , Dr.Baqer Kord

2010-01-01

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Purge water management system  

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A purge water management system is described for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at the well site. A pump, positioned with the monitoring well, pumps groundwater through the transportation system into the expandable container, which expands in direct proportion with volume of groundwater introduced, usually three or four well volumes, yet prevents the groundwater from coming into contact with the oxygen in the air. After this quantity of groundwater has been removed from the well, a sample is taken from a sampling port, after which the groundwater in the expandable container can be returned to the monitoring well through the return system. The purge water management system prevents the purge water from coming in contact with the outside environment, especially oxygen, which might cause the constituents of the groundwater to oxidize. Therefore, by introducing the purge water back into the monitoring well, the necessity of dealing with the purge water as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is eliminated.

Cardoso-Neto, J.E.; Williams, D.W.

1995-01-01

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Purge water management system  

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A purge water management system for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at the well site. A pump, positioned with the monitoring well, pumps groundwater through the transportation system into the expandable container, which expands in direct proportion with volume of groundwater introduced, usually three or four well volumes, yet prevents the groundwater from coming into contact with the oxygen in the air. After this quantity of groundwater has been removed from the well, a sample is taken from a sampling port, after which the groundwater in the expandable container can be returned to the monitoring well through the return system. The purge water management system prevents the purge water from coming in contact with the outside environment, especially oxygen, which might cause the constituents of the groundwater to oxidize. Therefore, by introducing the purge water back into the monitoring well, the necessity of dealing with the purge water as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is eliminated.

Cardoso-Neto, Joao E. (North Augusta, SC); Williams, Daniel W. (Aiken, SC)

1996-01-01

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Product inventory management system  

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A product inventory management system is provided that includes a receiving management section ( 11 ) for carrying out receiving management of a product, an inventory section ( 12 ) for stocking the product, a shipping management section ( 13 ) for carrying out shipping management of the product, and allocation determination means ( 14 ) for determining a product delivery destination, wherein the allocation determination means ( 14 ) determines, based on the product inventory quantity in the inventory section ( 12 ), a production-to-order plan where the delivery destination has already been determined, a production-without-orders plan where the delivery destination has not yet been determined, a designated delivery date for the product, whether the product received by the receiving management section ( 11 ) is moved to the inventory section ( 12 )or to the shipping management section ( 13 ), and whether or not the product stored in the inventory section ( 12 ) is moved to the shipping management section ( 13 ). This can minimize the cost required for movement of the product or for putting it into and out of the inventory section while preventing the period for which the product is stored in the inventory section from exceeding a shipping-allowed period.

AJIKI TEIJI; ARAKI DAIJI; SHIMA KOUJI

66

A distribution management system  

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The development of new distribution automation applications is considerably wide nowadays. One of the most interesting areas is the development of a distribution management system (DMS) as an expansion to the traditional SCADA system. At the power transmission level such a system is called an energy management system (EMS). The idea of these expansions is to provide supporting tools for control center operators in system analysis and operation planning. Nowadays the SCADA is the main computer system (and often the only) in the control center. However, the information displayed by the SCADA is often inadequate, and several tasks cannot be solved by a conventional SCADA system. A need for new computer applications in control center arises from the insufficiency of the SCADA and some other trends. The latter means that the overall importance of the distribution networks is increasing. The slowing down of load-growth has often made network reinforcements unprofitable. Thus the existing network must be operated more efficiently. At the same time larger distribution areas are for economical reasons being monitored at one control center and the size of the operation staff is decreasing. The quality of supply requirements are also becoming stricter. The needed data for new applications is mainly available in some existing systems. Thus the computer systems of utilities must be integrated. The main data source for the new applications in the control center are the AM/FM/GIS (i.e. the network database system), the SCADA, and the customer information system (CIS). The new functions can be embedded in some existing computer system. This means a strong dependency on the vendor of the existing system. An alternative strategy is to develop an independent system which is integrated with other computer systems using well-defined interfaces. The latter approach makes it possible to use the new applications in various computer environments, having only a weak dependency on the vendors of the other systems. In our research project this alternative is preferred and used in developing an independent distribution management system. This text describes the basic models and functions of the intelligent distribution management system, which has been developed in the research project. The basic platform was developed by the end of 1995. In 1996 and 1997 new applications (e.g automatic switchings) have been developed, the domain has been enlarged to comprise the low-voltage networks and subtransmission networks, and the computer system integration has been extended (e.g. full-duplex communication with the SCADA, open relational database connection with the AM/FM/GIS). The chapter gives a general description of the distribution management system as a whole

Jaerventausta, P.; Verho, P.; Kaerenlampi, M.; Pitkaenen, M. [Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland); Partanen, J. [Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology (Finland)

1998-08-01

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DISEASE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available The study designed an information system model for Disease Management (DisMan) that met the specifications and needs of a consumer electronics manufacturer. The diseases monitored by this study were diabetes, hypertension and tuberculosis. Data were collected through interviews with the companyâ??s human resources department and occupational health provider. As for the model, literature and online research were conducted to collect health standards and information system standards on existing DisMan systems. These standards were then compared to the consumer electronics manufacturerâ??s DisMan. The model was designed by utilizing class, use-case, as well as sequence diagrams. The result was an information system model with a registry system that can specifically support DisMan in a consumer electronics manufacturer. The registry system included a medical alert management system and a self-monitoring system. The latter system was supported by the former system, which can assist the DisManâ??s staff in monitoring the employeesâ?? scrupulousness regarding their health care plan as well as notifying the employees on lifestyle management.

Bens Pardamean; Anindito; Anjela Djoeang; Nana Tobing

2013-01-01

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Computerizing maintenance management systems  

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The economic environment within the pipe line industry has changed over the past several years. Construction of new pipe line systems is diminishing, and existing markets are becoming more and ore competitive. Operators are choosing to move incremental barrels by improving overall system reliability and efficiency, rather than construction of new facilities. Many times a barrel of product not moved due to equipment failure results in missed opportunity and lost thruput. This paper outlines computerized maintenance management systems.

Hoff, W.J. (Texas Eastern Products Pipeline Co., Houston, TX (US))

1990-06-01

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Climate data management system  

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The Climate Data Management System is an object-oriented data management system, specialized for organizing multidimensional, gridded data used in climate analysis and simulation. The building blocks of CDMS are variables, container classes, structural classes, and links. All gridded data stored in CDMS is associated with variables. The container objects group variables and structural objects. Variables are defined in terms of structural objects. Most CDMS objects can have attributes, which are scalar or one-dimensional metadata items. Attributes which are stored in the database, that is are persistent, are called external attributes. Some attributes are internal; they are associated with an object but do not appear explicitly in the database.

Drach, R

1999-07-13

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BWR reactor management system  

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[en] It is necessary to grasp the delicate state of operation in reactor cores in view of the control of burn-up and power output at the time of the operation management of BWRs. Enormous labor has been required for the collection, processing and evaluation of the data. It is desirable to obtain the safer, more efficient and faster method of operation control by predicting the states in cores including the change of xenon and reflecting them to operation plans as well as by tracing with high accuracy the past burn-up history for a long period. At present, the on-line evaluation of the states in cores is carried out with the process computers attached to respective units, but the amount of data required for core operation management of high degree far exceeds their capacity. From such viewpoints, the research and development on the reactor management system were carried out. The data processing concerning core operation management is performed with newly installed computers utilizing the data from existing process computers, and the operation of reactor cores, the qualitative improvement of management works, labor saving, and fast, efficient operation control are feasible with it. This system was installed in an actual plant in October, 1977. The composition of the system, the prediction of the change in local output distribution accompanying control rod operation, the prediction of the change in the states in cores due to the flow rate of coolant, and the function of collecting plant data are explained. (Kako, I.)

1979-01-01

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DIRAC Data Management System  

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The LHCb experiment being built to utilize CERN’s flagship Large Hadron Collider will generate data to be analysed by a community of over 600 physicists worldwide. DIRAC, LHCb’s Workload and Data Management System, facilitates the use of underlying EGEE Grid resources to generate, process and analyse this data in the distributed environment. The Data Management System, presented here, provides real-time, data-driven distribution in accordance with LHCb’s Computing Model. The data volumes produced by the LHC experiments are unprecedented, rendering individual institutes and even countries, unable to provide the computing and storage resources required to make full use of the produced data. EGEE Grid resources allow the processing of LHCb data possible in a distributed fashion and LHCb’s Computing Model is based on this approach. Data Management in this environment requires reliable and high-throughput transfer of data, homogeneous access to storage resources and the cataloguing of data replicas, all of...

Smith, A C

2007-01-01

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Maintenance work management system  

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The maintenance work management system supports the efficient drawing up of various documents for the maintenance work at nuclear power stations and the speeding up of the permission procedure. In addition, it improves the quality assurance of the safety and reliability of the maintenance work. Key merits of the system are: 1. Efficiently drawing up various documents for the maintenance work by using the stored data for the previous maintenance work and the pipe and instrument diagram (P and ID) data. 2. Supporting the management work for the completion of maintenance work safety by using the isolation information stored on the computer system. 3. Speeding up the permission procedure by electronic mail and electronic permission. 4. Displaying additional information such as the specifications of equipment, maintenance result, and maintenance plan by linking up with the database of another system. 5. Reducing the cost of hardware devices by using client/server network configurations of personal computers and a personal computer server. (author)

Kanai, T.; Takahashi, Y.; Takahashi, K. [Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Sendai (Japan); Nishino, M.; Takeshige, R.

2000-01-01

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Computerized maintenance management system  

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In this thesis have an implementation of a maintenance program called Computerized Maintenance Management System that has been developed together with the personal from SKF. The work has been conducted for 10 weeks at Sapa Thermal Heat Transfer (Shanghai) Ltd on the maintenance department. Sapa manu...

Ruud, Niklas

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DISEASE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM  

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The study designed an information system model for Disease Management (DisMan) that met the specifications and needs of a consumer electronics manufacturer. The diseases monitored by this study were diabetes, hypertension and tuberculosis. Data were collected through interviews with the companyâ??s ...

Bens Pardamean; Anindito; Anjela Djoeang; Nana Tobing

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Management Control System– MBO  

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Every business needs to operate successfully and to attain its full potential in terms of sales and profits, it is
necessary to establish managerial planning and control systems. It is the purpose of this paper to introduce the
basic concepts of delegation and Management by Obj...

Zafor Mamoon

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Energy management control system  

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The paper describes the reasons, methods and equipment required for the installation of an Energy Management Control System. The principal objectives for installing such a system are to monitor all selected energy loads for cost allocation purposes, and to obtain considerable energy savings through load forecasting, consumption control and the elimination of excessive peak loads. System components are off-the-shelf products, including IBM compatible computers and OPTO input/output devices. QNX, the host operating system, provides the working environment for the computers. The operator interface is user friendly and completely menu driven, with many on-line help screens.

1988-01-01

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Systemic project management  

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Full Text Available Normal.dotm 0 0 1 510 2907 UTS 24 5 3570 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Traditional project management theories and best practices focus primarily on managing the triangular constraints of time, budget and scope (framed in terms of concrete outputs). It has proven valuable and successful in helping organisations to recognise, plan and execute changes to ongoing operations in a disciplined and repeatable manner. However, as the global economy and society continue to become more knowledge based and integrated, this simple industrial model has become increasingly inadequate and, if narrowly focused and pursued, harmful. As for all branches of human knowledge, the problem did not result from knowledge itself but from a misalignment between the complexity of the phenomena and their conceptual representation or knowledge. There have been numerous attempts to extend the industrial model to include additional dimensions of project complexity (Cicmil, et al. 2009). The vast majority of such efforts still suffer from the same root cause of the original model: the mechanical conception of project management as dealing with objective facts (e.g. schedule and budget) on one hand and subjective constituencies (e.g. sponsors and users) on the other. There is a lot of literature on both aspects, but very little integrating the two into a coherent whole. In the author's experience, this lack of integration between the objective and subjective aspects of project management has become the single most critical risk of project success and the greatest advancement opportunity in the profession. The author has spent more than a decade in managing and learning from large-scale projects in organisationally and culturally complex business environments. To cope with the vast complexities of real-life projects, he has had to 'borrow' knowledge and practices from many other fields to supplement traditional project management methods. Two such 'external' disciplines - systems thinking and leadership development - have proven particularly valuable. This case study describes a practitioner's perspective and technique for understanding and extending traditional project management to greater complexities that are typically encountered in an organisational setting. In this conception of and approach to project management, the practitioner (Self), the social environment (Organisation) and the professional responsibilities (Work) are treated as one integrated system. The dynamics of these relationships are shown to be the primary drivers of the health and success of the individual components, in contrast to the mechanical theories and practices of traditional project management. This new approach and associated set of methods is called 'systemic project management'. The case study is organised in the approximate chronological order in which the author developed, tested and expanded this new approach to project management, continuously learning and refining the methods through iterative integration of theory and practice. Part I summarises the core principles of systems thinking and leadership development as applied to project management; Part II lays out a step-by-step practice guide to aid project management professionals in defining, planning and executing a real-life project systemically; and Part III provides an example of how this method can be scaled up in a typical business organisation setting. Due to the length of this case study, only Part III is included in the current issue. Part I and II have already been published in the previous issue of this journal.

Yan Song

2012-01-01

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Distribution management system  

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This report comprises a general description of the results obtained in the research projects `Information system applications of a distribution control center`, `Event analysis in primary substation`, and `Distribution management system` of the EDISON research program during the years of 1993 - 1997. The different domains of the project are presented in more detail in other reports. An operational state analysis of a distribution network has been made from the control center point of view and the functions which can not be solved by a conventional SCADA system are determined. The basis for new computer applications is shown to be integration of the computer systems. The main result of the work is a distribution management system (DMS), which is an autonomous system integrated to the existing information systems, SCADA and AM/FM/GIS. The system uses a large number of modelling and computation methods and provides an extensive group of advanced functions to support the distribution network monitoring, fault management, operations planning and optimization. The development platform of the system consists of a Visual C++ programming environment, Windows NT operating system and PC. During the development the DMS has been tested in a pilot utility and it is nowadays in practical use in several Finnish utilities. The use of a DMS improves the quality and economy of power supply in many ways; the outage times can, in particular, be reduced using the system. Based on the achieved experiences some parts of the DMS reached the commercialization phase, too. Initially the commercial products were developed by a software company, Versoft Oy. At present the research results are the basis of a worldwide software product supplied by ABB Transmit Co. (orig.) EDISON Research Programme. 28 refs.

Verho, P.; Kaerenlampi, M.; Pitkaenen, M.; Jaerventausta, P.; Partanen, J.

1997-12-31

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Management Control System– MBO  

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Full Text Available Every business needs to operate successfully and to attain its full potential in terms of sales and profits, it isnecessary to establish managerial planning and control systems. It is the purpose of this paper to introduce thebasic concepts of delegation and Management by Objectives (MBO). Specific methods to apply thesetechniques are also discussed. The paper argues that execution of MBO needs dynamic and transformationalleadership at the top level, and commitment of management at all levels starting from the top-down to theoperating level. Finally, this paper provides directions for future research.

Zafor Mamoon

2013-01-01

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Mastering the management system.  

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Companies have always found it hard to balance pressing operational concerns with long-term strategic priorities. The tension is critical: World-class processes won't lead to success without the right strategic direction, and the best strategy in the world will get nowhere without strong operations to execute it. In this article, Kaplan, of Harvard Business School, and Norton, founder and director of the Palladium Group, explain how to effectively manage both strategy and operations by linking them tightly in a closed-loop management system. The system comprises five stages, beginning with strategy development, which springs from a company's mission, vision, and value statements, and from an analysis of its strengths, weaknesses, and competitive environment. In the next stage, managers translate the strategy into objectives and initiatives with strategy maps, which organize objectives by themes, and balanced scorecards, which link objectives to performance metrics. Stage three involves creating an operational plan to accomplish the objectives and initiatives; it includes targeting process improvements and preparing sales, resource, and capacity plans and dynamic budgets. Managers then put plans into action, monitoring their effectiveness in stage four. They review operational, environmental, and competitive data; assess progress; and identify barriers to execution. In the final stage, they test the strategy, analyzing cost, profitability, and correlations between strategy and performance. If their underlying assumptions appear faulty, they update the strategy, beginning another loop. The authors present not only a comprehensive blueprint for successful strategy execution but also a managerial tool kit, illustrated with examples from HSBC Rail, Cigna Property and Casualty, and Store 24. The kit incorporates leading management experts' frameworks, outlining where they fit into the management cycle.

Kaplan RS; Norton DP

2008-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Mastering the management system.  

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Companies have always found it hard to balance pressing operational concerns with long-term strategic priorities. The tension is critical: World-class processes won't lead to success without the right strategic direction, and the best strategy in the world will get nowhere without strong operations to execute it. In this article, Kaplan, of Harvard Business School, and Norton, founder and director of the Palladium Group, explain how to effectively manage both strategy and operations by linking them tightly in a closed-loop management system. The system comprises five stages, beginning with strategy development, which springs from a company's mission, vision, and value statements, and from an analysis of its strengths, weaknesses, and competitive environment. In the next stage, managers translate the strategy into objectives and initiatives with strategy maps, which organize objectives by themes, and balanced scorecards, which link objectives to performance metrics. Stage three involves creating an operational plan to accomplish the objectives and initiatives; it includes targeting process improvements and preparing sales, resource, and capacity plans and dynamic budgets. Managers then put plans into action, monitoring their effectiveness in stage four. They review operational, environmental, and competitive data; assess progress; and identify barriers to execution. In the final stage, they test the strategy, analyzing cost, profitability, and correlations between strategy and performance. If their underlying assumptions appear faulty, they update the strategy, beginning another loop. The authors present not only a comprehensive blueprint for successful strategy execution but also a managerial tool kit, illustrated with examples from HSBC Rail, Cigna Property and Casualty, and Store 24. The kit incorporates leading management experts' frameworks, outlining where they fit into the management cycle. PMID:18271319

Kaplan, Robert S; Norton, David P

2008-01-01

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e Waste and New e-Waste Law in New York State  

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Electronic waste is a global problem. Explore this topic by using the following resources New e-Waste Law Takes Effect in New York State New York E-waste Recycling Law Now in Effect NY Times article April 2, 2011 NYS DEC Consumers of Covered Electronic Equipment Guidance and FAQs I have brought old computer equipment and monitors to Best Buy in Vestal, NY and the Chenango County Recycling Program located at the transfer station in North Norwich. The Best Buy dropoff went smoothly and once I entered the store I was ...

Engelman, Mr.

2007-12-14

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Outage management system  

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Electric utility distribution operations can be characterized by: (1) Minimal availability of telemetry and remote control capabilities. (2) Minimal availability of electronic schematic and geographic maps used for monitoring field crews and network connectivity status. (3) Manual trouble call and outage resolution processing with the use of paper maps, static mapboards, and paper operations processing. The process is usually cumbersome and prone to error. (4) Significant effort spent during fault location and resolution through held crew interactions with the dispatching center. The above characteristics represent opportunities for improvement in the distribution operations of electric utilities. The improvements can be realized through the Outage Management System (OMS) described in this paper. The OMS consists of computer based tools designed for the use of operators to manage planned and unplanned outages in the network. This computer system used to assist electric system operation must be consistent with the following utility objectives: (1) Safety of the public and the utility personnel. (2) Efficient network operation which minimize delivery losses. (3) High quality of service to the customers of the utility. Through the use of information management and workflow automation technologies, the utility company can respond to customers faster and more accurately significantly improving the quality of service. The OMS system described here aids the operator in solving network outages and to provide outage information to the affected customers in the most responsive way possible.

Horn, R.; Roquet, A.; Lugtu, R.

1995-12-31

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Investigations of trace element profiles in e-waste by EDXRF  

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[en] Full text: Electronic waste, e-waste, e-scrap, or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) which means loosely discarded, surplus, obsolete, or broken electrical or electronic devices is good source of toxins in atmosphere. Environmental groups claim that the informal processing of electronic waste in developing countries causes serious health and pollution problems. Some electronic scrap components, contain contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, mercury, and brominated flame retardants. Activists claim that even in developed countries recycling and disposal of e-waste may involve significant risk to workers and communities and great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaching of material such as heavy metals. Scrap industry and USA EPA officials agree that materials should be managed with caution, but that environmental dangers of unused electronics have been exaggerated by groups which benefit from increased regulation. To solve this debatable issue we have carried out EDXFR of e-waste for trace elemental profile investigations. E-waste from IT industry in the form of powder was analyzed by 109Cd induced Energy Dispersive X-ray fluorescence. Elements such as Ca, Fe, Br, Sr and Zr were seen. The trace element significance of e-waste and its correlation to environmental toxicity is being looked into

2010-01-01

85

Software Quality Management System  

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Full Text Available Software process quality management systems are the core data and knowledge repository for making any decision regarding process improvement. Such systems if exists in the software house can dramatic improve decision analysis and resolution for process improvement. Many software quality management tools are available some academic research tools and some are industrial tools. However, no such tool is available that address the need for Personal Software Process incorporated with the architecture design and evaluation processes. This paper provides the details about automation of Personal Integrated Process (PIP) with process components of PSP, QAW, ARID, V & B, ATAM, and CBAM. The time spent in manual planning and post-mortem is about 50% in PIP. This time can be reduced using process tool and thereby development time and cost of the project can be reduced dramatically.

Waqar Ul-Hasnain; Shahbaz Ahmad

2012-01-01

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Management Information Systems at CERN  

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The specific areas addressed in the study are 1.Management decision support (data presentation, data base management systems â" DBMS, modeling) 2.Text processing, 3.Electronic communication for management purposes, 4.Office automation, 5.Administrative use of Management Information Systems (MIS) and in particular Administrative Data Processing (ADP).

Ferguson, J

1986-01-01

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INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.  

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A method of managing inventory of admixture and additive material for concrete, grout and mortar in storage containers at remote locations is provided. A level indicator inventoris the storage containers. The level or volume of material in the storage container is determined and transmitted to a database via a wireless system. The database can be queried to determine if material needs to be shipped to the storage container. If needed, an order is generated to ship material to the storage container.

TERRY W FARNER

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Programmatic risk management system  

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The purpose of the Programmatic Risk Management System (PRMS) is to evaluate and manage potential risks associated with proposed projects (i.e., new products or processes, or possible research and technological development projects). Although the PRMS considers some technical aspects of risk, the primary focus of the methodology is programmatic risk. That is, the methodology permits an assessment of risks associated with such issues as the ability to successfully produce a product that performs in accordance with all customer requirements, and the availability and allocation of resources (money, equipment, facilities, skilled personnel). The PRMS process consists of five formalized activities that are essential for effective management of risks associated with proposed projects. These activities include risk assessment, development of appropriate risk mitigation strategies, estimating strategy implementation cost, ranking of risk mitigation strategies for resource allocation, and scheduling of strategy implementing. The PRMS utilizes a ranking system that allows the user to identify the most cost-effective investment of resources of minimizing risk.

Mahn, J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Wood, C.L. [Automated Solutions of Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1996-07-01

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Environmental Compliance Management System  

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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is developing the Environmental Compliance Management System (ECMS) as a comprehensive, cost-effective tool to ensure (1) that the Laboratory complies with all applicable federal and state environmental laws and regulations, (2) that environmental issues and concerns are recognized and considered in the early phases of projects; and (3) that Laboratory personnel conduct Laboratory operations in the most environmentally acceptable manner. The ECMS is an expert computer system which is designed to allow project engineers to perform an environmental evaluation of their projects. The system includes a Master Program which collects basic project information, provide utility functions, and access the environmental expert modules, environmental expert system modules for each federal and state environmental law which allows the user to obtain specific information on how an individual law may affect his project; and site-specific databases which contain information necessary for effective management of the site under environmental regulations. The ECMS will have the capability to complete and print many of the necessary environmental forms required by federal and state agencies, including the Department of Energy.

Brownson, L.W.; Krsul, T.; Peralta, R.A. (Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)); Knudson, D.A.; Rosignolo, C.L. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States))

1992-01-01

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Environmental Compliance Management System  

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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is developing the Environmental Compliance Management System (ECMS) as a comprehensive, cost-effective tool to ensure (1) that the Laboratory complies with all applicable federal and state environmental laws and regulations, (2) that environmental issues and concerns are recognized and considered in the early phases of projects; and (3) that Laboratory personnel conduct Laboratory operations in the most environmentally acceptable manner. The ECMS is an expert computer system which is designed to allow project engineers to perform an environmental evaluation of their projects. The system includes a Master Program which collects basic project information, provide utility functions, and access the environmental expert modules, environmental expert system modules for each federal and state environmental law which allows the user to obtain specific information on how an individual law may affect his project; and site-specific databases which contain information necessary for effective management of the site under environmental regulations. The ECMS will have the capability to complete and print many of the necessary environmental forms required by federal and state agencies, including the Department of Energy.

Brownson, L.W.; Krsul, T.; Peralta, R.A. [Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Knudson, D.A.; Rosignolo, C.L. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1992-09-01

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Environmental Compliance Management System  

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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is developing the Environmental Compliance Management System (ECMS) as a comprehensive, cost-effective tool to ensure (1) that the Laboratory complies with all applicable federal and state environmental laws and regulations, (2) that environmental issues and concerns are recognized and considered in the early phases of projects; and (3) that Laboratory personnel conduct Laboratory operations in the most environmentally acceptable manner. The ECMS is an expert computer system which is designed to allow project engineers to perform an environmental evaluation of their projects. The system includes a Master Program which collects basic project information, provide utility functions, and access the environmental expert modules, environmental expert system modules for each federal and state environmental law which allows the user to obtain specific information on how an individual law may affect his project; and site-specific databases which contain information necessary for effective management of the site under environmental regulations. The ECMS will have the capability to complete and print many of the necessary environmental forms required by federal and state agencies, including the Department of Energy

1992-01-01

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PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT/ ??????? ?????????? ????????? ? ????????????? ??????????  

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Full Text Available In article are considered main reasons crisis or event, generating crisis situations, their consequences; the principles ?????????????? management; as well as using managerial system buying the enterprise, finding in disadvantage economic condition.

E.F. Bazyk

2013-01-01

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Environmental management system  

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[en] An Environmental Management System was implemented in ANAV in 1999, including the two nuclear sites of the Asco and Vandellos II nuclear power plants. This implementation entailed formulation of the ANAV Environmental Policy, preparation of an Environmental Management Plan (PLAGMA) supported by the Environmental Aspects Manuals (MASMA) of each site and their operating procedures, modification of the organizational structure to create the Environment Unit, in charge of implementing the SIGEMA, and the Environment Committee, the governing body that reviews the results obtained and environmental goals to be achieved, and direct involvement of all the different ANAV organization in continuous improvement of the SIGEMA implementation. Special attention is paid to evolution of the environmental indicators, to communication and specific training in environmental issues, and to waste management and the different programs for increasing waste recycling and assessment, as well as to minimization programs. The article details the different approaches used to improve the environmental results in these last five years, which have allowed ANAV to maintain the ISO-14001 Certification since 1999. (Author)

2004-01-01

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Quality systems and environmental management  

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The increasing prominence of quality management in the past decade has been closely paralleled by an increasing awareness of the need to protect and manage the environment. This paper explains the basic premises of quality management and explores how these can be integrated with environmental management systems and how they might apply to the role of environmental health and health protection officers.

Wenmonth, B.A.

1994-11-01

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Groundwater systems planning and management  

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The contents of this book are: Groundwater resources; Groundwater flow equations; Groundwater quality--the mass transport problem; Numerical methods in groundwater management; Optimization methods for groundwater management; Groundwater supply management models; Groundwater quality management models; and The inverse problem in groundwater systems.

Willis, R.; Yeh, W.W.G.

1987-01-01

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AMS: Accident management system  

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[en] A study was made to demonstrate the feasibility of using the plant simulation code MAAP as the basis for an accident management system (AMS). The AMS was designed to identify and simulate accident sequences by using data which is typically found in a reactor control room. The accuracy of the AMS was determined by benchmarking the results of the AMS against the results of standard MAAP runs for a series of accidents. This was accomplished by simulating accident cases (base cases) using MAAP for both a typical PWR and BWR power plants. Control room type data generated form the simulations were used as input to the AMS at different times in the original accident. This paper reports that the results produced by the AMS were then compared to the initial base case simulations to determine the accuracy. Based on the results of this study, it is concluded that an accident management system based on MAAP can be a viable tool in the identification and simulation of a severe reactor accident. Thus, it could be effectively used to investigate accident recovery and mitigative strategies

1990-01-01

97

Management information systems  

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This contract was for the development of a new range of colliery information computer systems (CIS) using a VAX 11/730 computer. The report details the selection of the system and the set-up of the hardware and software. The first application of these systems was to monitor production and delays from longwall faces. A trial installation was implemented at Shirebrook Colliery and this proved so successful that British Coal are now installing many similar systems. The key features of the production monitoring application are that delays are automatically detected in real time and the operator is prompted for the root cause of the delay. This is done through a linked series of questions and answere from a linked set of possible delay causes. Ad hoc and regular reports are produced giving local colliery management visibility of coal face performance, thus enabling informed decisions and corrective action to be taken. Following the successful application to production monitoring, the system was extended to heading/drivages, coal clearance/conveyors, mine air environment and fixed plant. Those applications were operational during the contract but have since been extended.

1991-01-01

98

Database management system for instrument data management  

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Data from many measuring devices throughout the Savannah River Site (SRS) is transmitted to a central location for processing as a vital component in the SRS emergency preparedness and response program. The data processing is currently accomplished using VAX-based FORTRAN programs with the data stored in Digital's Record Management System (RMS) files which is shared using global COMMON. A program is underway to store and process this data using a Structured Query Language (SQL)-based Database Management System (DBMS). The advantages of replacing the current system with one using an SQL-based DBMS are discussed.

Tatum, C.P.

1990-01-01

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Systems management of facilities agreements  

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The various types of facilities agreements, the historical obstacles to implementation of agreement management systems and the new opportunities emerging as industry is beginning to make an effort to overcome these obstacles, are reviewed. Barriers to computerized agreement management systems (lack of consistency, lack of standards, scarcity of appropriate computer software) are discussed. Characteristic features of a model facilities agreement management system and the forces driving the changing attitudes towards such systems (e.g. mergers) are also described.

Blundell, A. [Applied Terravision Systems, Inc., Calgary, AB (Canada)

1998-06-01

100

ASCOT data base management system  

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The ASCOT data base management system is designed to handle the data produced by both the experimental and theoretical efforts of the DOE Atmospheric Studies in Complex Terrain (ASCOT) project. The data base envisioned is hierarchically structured, sparse, and compact. Information concerning any given data file is stored in a directory file. The data base management system uses a relational data management approach. Presently three management schema are being developed for use with the data base. 5 figures.

Barbieri, J.; Nyholm, R.; Castro, C.; Hill, K.

1980-07-01

 
 
 
 
101

Management of a Safety Management System  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The three fundamental components of a safety system are man, machine, and method. Effective safety Systems address the interaction of these components to optimize the capability of the system as a whole. Man is the most critical component in the system because manuals, policies, and procedures (methods) can not and will not alone ensure a safe and healthy operation. Likewise, there are no accessories or guards (machines) that can compensate for a lack of careful attention and competent skill level. Safety systems should be managed with the aim to help people optimize the system so that everyone benefits (win/win).

Fitts, T.G. Jr.; Hignite, J.R.

1995-12-31

102

New type radiation management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The radiation management system is a system to carry out entrance and leaving room management of peoples into radiation management area, information management on radiation obtained from a radiation testing apparatus, and so on. New type radiation management system developed by the Mitsubishi Electric Corp. is designed by concepts of superior maintenance and system practice by using apparatus and its interface with standard specification, upgrading of processing response by separating exposure management processing from radiation monitoring processing on a computer, and a backup system not so as to lose its function by a single accident of the constructed computer. Therefore, the system is applied by the newest hardware, package software, and general use LAN, and can carry out a total system filled with requirements and functions for various radiation management of customers by preparing a basic system from radiation testing apparatus to entrance and leaving room management system. Here were described on outline of the new type management system, concept of the system, and functions of every testing apparatus. (G.K.)

2001-01-01

103

Mass balance evaluation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in landfill leachate and potential for transfer from e-waste.  

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Previous research on brominated flame retardants (BFRs), including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) has largely focussed on their concentrations in the environment and their adverse effects on human health. This paper explores their transfer from waste streams to water and soil. A comprehensive mass balance model is developed to track polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), originating from e-waste and non-e-waste solids leaching from a landfill. Stepwise debromination is assumed to occur in three sub-systems (e-waste, aqueous leachate phase, and non-e-waste solids). Analysis of landfill samples and laboratory results from a solid-liquid contacting chamber are used to estimate model parameters to simulate an urban landfill system, for past and future scenarios. Sensitivity tests to key model parameters were conducted. Lower BDEs require more time to disappear than high-molecular weight PBDEs, since debromination takes place in a stepwise manner, according to the simplified reaction scheme. Interphase mass transfer causes the decay pattern to be similar in all three sub-systems. The aqueous phase is predicted to be the first sub-system to eliminate PBDEs if their input to the landfill were to be stopped. The non-e-waste solids would be next, followed by the e-waste sub-system. The model shows that mass transfer is not rate-limiting, but the evolution over time depends on the kinetic degradation parameters. Experimental scatter makes model testing difficult. Nevertheless, the model provides qualitative understanding of the influence of key variables.

Danon-Schaffer MN; Mahecha-Botero A; Grace JR; Ikonomou M

2013-09-01

104

System management service `Support MEISTER`; System management service `Support MEISTER`  

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Information systems in recent enterprises have been applied to business strategy planning more than business efficiency improvement, and the importance of their role has increased. On the other hand, there has been a problem of an increase in maintenance cost for the information system. The system management service is value-added service to provide the operation management of the total system including hardware, software, and networks with the enterprise`s information system outsourcing. This paper describes an outline of the system management service of Fuji Electric`s solution business as well as our activities. (author)

Takizawa, S.; Doi, T.; Sakoda, S. [Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

1998-12-10

105

Informational system. Documents management  

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Full Text Available Productivity growing, as well as reducing of operational costs in a company can be achieved by adopting a document management solutions. Such application will allow management and structured and efficient transmission of information within the organization.

Vladut Iacob

2009-01-01

106

Project management knowledge engineering system  

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This article examines a knowledge-based optimal scheduling system designed to monitor the progress towards project objectives and minimize delays in scheduled completion dates. This computerized system was developed to reduce management by exception techniques (crisis management) and to help concentrate efforts on project objectives. The system's operation and use are discussed.

Rahbar, F.F. (Iowa State Univ., Ames (United States)); Yates, J.K. (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (United States)); Spencer, G.R. (Benham Group, Tulsa, OK (United States))

1991-07-01

107

Customer supply management system  

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Sydney Electricity is a statutory body responsible for the performance of all functions related to the distribution of electrical energy and for the provision of cost competitive energy services that satisfy customer requirements. It is the largest electricity retailer in NSW with a supply district which covers 3,579 square kilometers. Sydney Electricity developed a Customer Supply Management System (CSM) for a number of reasons which include providing statistical reporting, support for a new code of practice for Installation Inspectors, assistance in achieving agreed performance levels for customer service and the achievement of increased productivity. The new system runs on existing computing facilities. This paper presents an outline of the capabilities of the CSM such as the capture of details on contracts and contractors, an automatic follow-up reporting function and the reporting of various statistics on activities. It concludes that the CSM is an informative adjunct to Sydney Electricity and provides valuable information and statistical reports for internal and Department of Energy use. It will continue to be developed to provide detailed audit inspections of electrical contractor`s work and statistical data gathering/reporting on the quality of electrical contractor work.

Haire, M. [Sydney Electricity, Sydney, NSW (Australia)

1995-12-31

108

NIF Project Management System Description  

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This document has been prepared for two purposes: 1. To demonstrate compliance with the project management requirements of DOE Order 430. 1, Life-Cycle Asset Management (LCAM). 2. To summarize in one place the approved Project documents which, taken as a whole, describe the NIF Project Management System.

Wolfe, C.R.

1997-08-01

109

Managing organizational culture within a management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Point Lepreau Generating Station (PLGS) is currently undergoing a major refurbishment of its nuclear reactor. At the same time, a small team is designing the organization that will operate the plant after refurbishment. This paper offers a high level overview of the Post-Refurbishment Organization (PRO) project and will focus primarily on the approach used to address organizational culture and human system dynamics. We will describe how various tools, used to assess organization culture, team performance, and individual self-understanding, are used collectively to place the right person in the right position. We will explain how the career system, Pathfinder, is used to integrate these tools to support a comprehensive model for organization design and development. Finally, we demonstrate how the management of organizational cultural and human system dynamics are integrated into the PLGS Integrated Management System. (author)

2009-06-03

110

Hospital managers need management information systems.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

A new hospital director seeking to bring his institution to the brink of solvency found himself with ten pounds of data but no "information"--at least, not the kind of information he could use as a basis for management decisions. What he needed was a system that would not only present data, but the meaning of the data. Such a system is the integrated MIS.

Davis S; Freeman JR

1976-01-01

111

Managing Distributed Knowledge Systems  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

The article argues that the growth of de novo knowledge-based organization depends on managing and coordinating increasingly growing and, therefore, distributed knowledge. Moreover, the growth in knowledge is often accompanied by an increasing organizational complexity, which is a result of integrating new people, building new units and adding activities to the existing organization. It is argued that knowledge is not a stable capacity that belongs to any actor alone, but that it is rather an ongoing social accomplishment, which is created and recreated as actors engage in mutual activities. This paper contributes to the research on organizations as distributed knowledge systems by addressing two weaknesses of the social practice literature. Firstly, it downplays the importance of formal structure and organizational design and intervention efforts by key organizational members. Secondly, it does not explain how communities connect to the whole organization, but rather how they are disconnected from the governing canonical perspectives. In response to this we develop a conceptual model IKAR (denoting corporate and departmental identities, knowledge, activities and resources) and show how its dynamics shape the emerging collective practices within and between organizational departments. We present a case of a de novo knowledge intensive firm to illustrate the model, and conclude with a discussion of emerging implications.

SĜrensen, Brian Vejrum; Gelbuda, Modestas

2005-01-01

112

BIMS: Biomedical Information Management System  

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This final year project presents the design principles and prototype implementation of BIMS (Biomedical Information Management System), a flexible software system which provides an infrastructure to manage all information required by biomedical research projects.The BIMS project was initiated with t...

Mora Pérez, Oscar

113

Fuel cell gas management system  

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A fuel cell gas management system including a cathode humidification system for transferring latent and sensible heat from an exhaust stream to the cathode inlet stream of the fuel cell; an anode humidity retention system for maintaining the total enthalpy of the anode stream exiting the fuel cell equal to the total enthalpy of the anode inlet stream; and a cooling water management system having segregated deionized water and cooling water loops interconnected by means of a brazed plate heat exchanger.

DuBose, Ronald Arthur (Marietta, GA)

2000-01-11

114

Lighting system with thermal management system  

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Lighting systems having unique configurations are provided. For instance, the lighting system may include a light source, a thermal management system and driver electronics, each contained within a housing structure. The light source is configured to provide illumination visible through an opening in the housing structure. The thermal management system is configured to provide an air flow, such as a unidirectional air flow, through the housing structure in order to cool the light source. The driver electronics are configured to provide power to each of the light source and the thermal management system.

Arik, Mehmet; Weaver, Stanton; Stecher, Thomas; Seeley, Charles; Kuenzler, Glenn; Wolfe, Jr., Charles; Utturkar, Yogen; Sharma, Rajdeep; Prabhakaran, Satish; Icoz, Tunc

2013-05-07

115

Integrated system of transport management  

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Full Text Available Advancing process of transport market deregulation is a phenomenonwhich can be observed in recent years. At the same time the scope of available abilities of computerized traffic and transport management systems is widening as well as abilities of positioning transport entities and systems of telecommunication connecting transportcomponents and subsystems. The paper presents some elements of SESAR conception and the authors own ideas about future systems of transport entities management (chiefly aircraft) as well as management of the whole transport system (for the most part air transport) in uniform European area in years 2020-2030.

Marek MALARSKI; Jerzy MANEROWSKI

2008-01-01

116

Underground risk management information systems  

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JCOAL has conducted Joint Research on an Underground Communication and Risk Management Information System with CSIRO of Australia under a commissioned study project for the promotion of coal use starting in fiscal 2002. The goal of this research project is the establishment of a new Safety System focusing on the comprehensive risk management information system by the name of Nexsys. The main components of the system are the Ethernet type underground communication system that represents the data communication base, and the risk management information system that permits risk analysis in real-time and provides decision support based on the collected data. The Nexsys is an open system and is a core element of the underground monitoring system. Using a vast amount of underground data, it is capable of accommodating a wide range of functions that were not available in the past. Because of it, it is possible to construct an advanced underground safety system. 14 figs., 4 tabs.

Matsuyama, S.; Inoue, M.; Sakai, T.

2006-03-15

117

Nonlinearity Management in Dispersion Managed System  

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We propose using a nonlinear phase shift interferometric converter (NPSIC) (a new device) for lumped compensation of the nonlinearity in optical fibers. The NPSIC is a nonlinear analog of the Mach-Zehnder interferometer and provides a way to control the sign of the nonlinear phase shift. We investigate a potential use of NPSIC for compensation of the nonlinearity to make a dispersion-managed system closer to an ideal linear system. More importantly NPSIC can be used to essentially improve single channel capacity in the nonlinear regime.

Gabitov, I R

2001-01-01

118

Experiences with building management systems  

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The phrase 'Building automation' has been recently replaced by 'Building management system'. This phrase suggests the use of computers to direct all the functions within, and out of a building. This indicates: control of the mechanical and electrical installations; maintenance scheduling for these systems; planning of building repair and maintenance; energy management; security control (technical failure, burglar alarm systems, building entrance monitoring); stock control; personnel daily registration; office automation. Similar extensive systems are generally used only in large office or other building complexes. The sole reason for using this type of system is to enable management to have all the information immediately available. The phrase 'building management system' is used mainly to describe the computer system which controls energy consuming installations. A more accurate name would be 'technical management system' or 'installation management system'. In this article the latter term is used. 5 figs.

Huiberts, J.C.

1987-11-01

119

HTR-10 management information system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The HTR-10 Management information system (REMIS) strengthens the managerial level and usage of the information of HTR-10, thereby enhances the ability and efficiency of the design and management work. REMIS is designed based on the Client/Server framework. Database management system is SQL Server 6.5 for NT, While the client side is developed by Borland C++ Builder, and it is based on Windows 95/98. The network protocol is TCP/IP. REMIS collects date of the HTR-10 at four parameters: Reactor properties, Design parameters, Equipment properties Reactor system flow charts. Final discussing extended prospect of REMIS

2000-01-01

120

System planning and management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Electric power is the prime mover of the national economy. The electric power supply industry in the country has grown very rapidly since independence. The present rate of growth of electricity demand is amongst the highest in the world. Strenuous efforts are needed for developing and managing the power sector. In this paper the important planning and management issues pertaining to the power sector have been articulated. The power sector is a complex sector as a large number of players are involved. The objective of all efforts in this sector should be to provide reliable and economical power to the people. (author)

1998-01-01

 
 
 
 
121

Competence System Management  

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Competence Set Analysis is a managerial decision analysis theory proposed and studied in 1980’s by the distinguished Professor Po-Lung Yu of Management Science, USA. In this paper, the recent research results in this field and its applications are reviewed, including behavior and decision mechani...

Junwen FENG

122

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EIMS)  

Science.gov (United States)

The Environmental Information Management System (EIMS) organizes descriptive information (metadata) for data sets, databases, documents, models, projects, and spatial data. The EIMS design provides a repository for scientific documentation that can be easily accessed with standar...

123

A clinical database management system.  

Science.gov (United States)

The processing of Case Report Form data collected in clinical trials is a data processing task unlike any other. Conventional systems approaches to clinical data management are not responsive to user demands and require excessive amounts of manpower to support. The Clinical Data Management System implemented at Merck utilizes Infodata 's Inquire database management software, IBM's CICS communications software, IBM's VSAM file management software, and SAS Institute's SAS software. System flexibility was the paramount consideration when the CDMS was designed. Clinical data at Merck is now processed on a system that provides on-line ad hoc retrieval capabilities through a user friendly query language, and allows for drug specific database designs coupled with a common update and retrieval mechanism. PMID:10278245

Schwartz, S; George, R; Owenr, J; Edson, J

1984-01-01

124

A clinical database management system.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The processing of Case Report Form data collected in clinical trials is a data processing task unlike any other. Conventional systems approaches to clinical data management are not responsive to user demands and require excessive amounts of manpower to support. The Clinical Data Management System implemented at Merck utilizes Infodata 's Inquire database management software, IBM's CICS communications software, IBM's VSAM file management software, and SAS Institute's SAS software. System flexibility was the paramount consideration when the CDMS was designed. Clinical data at Merck is now processed on a system that provides on-line ad hoc retrieval capabilities through a user friendly query language, and allows for drug specific database designs coupled with a common update and retrieval mechanism.

Schwartz S; George R; Owenr J; Edson J

1984-01-01

125

Thermal Management Systems and Methods.  

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A thermal management system for a vehicle includes a heat exchanger having a thermal energy storage material provided therein, a first coolant loop thermally coupled to an electrochemical storage device located within the first coolant loop and to the hea...

D. R. Haefner K. L. Gering

2004-01-01

126

PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE – ROADWAY TO INCREASING E-WASTE IN INDIAN GOVERNMENT SECTOR  

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Full Text Available Today, there is a pressing need for the Indian electronics industry to persistently track and unravel the complexities of the global supply chain, which is now being reshaped by a gamut of environmental compliance norms that have come into force. Without an actionable ‘India Strategy’ relying on a set of appropriately benchmarked environment management policies and implementation programmes, the competitiveness and growth of the electronics and information technology (IT) industry are bound to be hamstrung. It is, therefore, absolutely essential for companies to develop robust practices to avoid high non-compliance costs. Action in the global market place for cleaner technology processes and recycling programmes has already gathered significant momentum.This thesis makes an attempt to re-discover the path of planned obsolescence resulting in the generation of e-waste in the Indian Government sector and the proposed actions towards control of growth of e-waste.

SP VICTOR; S SURESH KUMAR

2012-01-01

127

Emergency Management Information System Technologies  

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Computer-based workstations are being developed for crisis management use in Department of Energy Emergency Operations Centers. This report describes the technologies investigated, components selected for development, and capabilities being demonstrated for improved handling of crisis information. The technologies are being developed with simple user-friendly interfaces as stand-alone systems to meet specific needs, and they are expandable to integrated systems with specific capabilities and advantages for crisis management not available from off-the-shelf hardware and software.

Chapek, J.F.; Desonier, L.M.; Luetters, F.O.; Snell, M.K.

1987-02-01

128

Emergency management information system (EMINS)  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

In a time of crisis or in an emergency, a manager is required to make many decisions to facilitate the proper solution and conclusion to the emergency or crisis. In order to make these decisions, it is necessary for the manager to have correct up-to-date information on the situation, which calls for an automated information display and entry process. The information handling needs are identified in terms of data, video, and voice. Studies of existing Emergency Operations Centers and evaluations of hardware and software have been completed. The result of these studies and investigations is the design and implementation of an automated Emergency Management Information System. Not only is the system useful for Emergency Management but for any information management requirement.

1987-01-01

129

Emergency management information system (EMINS)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In a time of crisis or in an emergency, a manager is required to make many decisions to facilitate the proper solution and conclusion to the emergency or crisis. In order to make these decisions, it is necessary for the manager to have correct up-to-date information on the situation, which calls for an automated information display and entry process. The information handling needs are identified in terms of data, video, and voice. Studies of existing Emergency Operations Centers and evaluations of hardware and software have been completed. The result of these studies and investigations is the design and implementation of an automated Emergency Management Information System. Not only is the system useful for Emergency Management but for any information management requirement.

Desonier, L.M.

1987-07-01

130

Emergency Management Information System (EMINS)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In a time of crisis or in an emergency, a manager is required to make many decisions to facilitate the proper solution and conclusion to the emergency or crisis. In order to make these decisions, it is necessary for the manager to have correct up-to-date information on the situation, which calls for an automated information display and entry process. The information handling needs are identified in terms of data, video, and voice. Studies of existing Emergency Operations Centers and evaluations of hardware and software have been completed. The result of these studies and investigations is the design and implementation of an automated Emergency Management Information System. Not only is the system useful for Emergency Management but for any information management requirement.

Desonier, L.M.

1987-01-01

131

Managing pipeline systems: key roles.  

Science.gov (United States)

While the UK has an enviable safety record in the management of medical gas systems, it is only via strict adherence to the four tenets - 'continuity, adequacy, identity, and quality' - embodied within Health Technical Memorandum 02-01: 2006 - 'Medical Gas Pipeline Systems' (MGPS) that we can be certain that patients will not be harmed by these systems. So says Geoff Dillow, a former training head at the forerunner to today's Eastwood Park, the National Centre for Hospital Engineering, and co-author of the HTM, who has over 35 years' professional experience in assessing medical gas systems for compliance. In the first of four HEJ guidance articles on 'Managing Medical Gas Pipeline Systems' planned for coming months, he examines the critical role of the MGPS Permit to Work System (PTWS), and describes the parts played by those involved in its implementation and day-to-day management. PMID:23678657

Dillow, Geoff

2013-04-01

132

Managing pipeline systems: key roles.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

While the UK has an enviable safety record in the management of medical gas systems, it is only via strict adherence to the four tenets - 'continuity, adequacy, identity, and quality' - embodied within Health Technical Memorandum 02-01: 2006 - 'Medical Gas Pipeline Systems' (MGPS) that we can be certain that patients will not be harmed by these systems. So says Geoff Dillow, a former training head at the forerunner to today's Eastwood Park, the National Centre for Hospital Engineering, and co-author of the HTM, who has over 35 years' professional experience in assessing medical gas systems for compliance. In the first of four HEJ guidance articles on 'Managing Medical Gas Pipeline Systems' planned for coming months, he examines the critical role of the MGPS Permit to Work System (PTWS), and describes the parts played by those involved in its implementation and day-to-day management.

Dillow G

2013-04-01

133

Coalesced Quality Management System  

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Full Text Available Developing software in a stipulated time frame and within a budget is not good enough if the product developed is full of bugs and today end users are demanding higher quality software than ever before. Project lifecycle starts with pre-Project work all the way through to post-Project. Projects need to be set up correctly from the beginning to ensure success. As the software market matures, users want to be assured of quality. In order to check such unpleasant incidents or potential problems lurking around the corner for software development teams, we need a quality framework, that not only to assess the common challenges that are likely to come in the way while executing the projects but also to focus on winning the deal during proposal stage. Our research paper is an honest appraisal of the reasons behind the failure of projects and an attempt to address valuable pointers for the successes of future projects. “Coalesced Quality Management Framework (CQMF)” is a theoretical model to bring the best of Quality to the work products developed and to gain the firsthand knowledge of all the projects, defects, and quality metrics and report to the Management so that missed deadlines and enhancement of budget are avoided providing an opportunity to deliver the end product to the satisfaction of the customer. With this framework the project stakeholders and the management constantly validate what is built and verify how it is being built.

A. Pathanjali Sastri; A. Pathanjali Sastri

2011-01-01

134

Management information systems. [United Kingdom  

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The successful application in the United Kingdom of the real time monitoring and control systems (MINOS) for underground mining operations, particularly in coal transport and the development of coalface monitoring (FIDO) in 1980 led naturally to the design of an operational data base for management. A User Group of experienced colliery managers produced a Management Information System (MIS) requirements specification and began the evolution of the systems of today. Twenty-four mines operate MIS in different ways from total dependency to a means of checking their manual reporting system. MIS collects useful data from all the major MINOS applications and provides a means of manually inputting other, relevant information. A wide variety of displays and reports are available to management, adjusted to meet individual requirements. The benefits from the use of MIS are difficult to quantify, since they become part of the management process. Further developments are taking place based on operational experience and requirements and taking advantage of the recent advances in computer technology. MIS is the modern management tool in British coal mining, collecting, storing, analysing and presenting accurate information upon which management decision making is based.

Hartley, D.; Spence, A.C.

1985-02-01

135

Device configuration-management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Fusion Chamber System, a major component of the Magnetic Fusion Test Facility, contains several hundred devices which report status to the Supervisory Control and Diagnostic System for control and monitoring purposes. To manage the large number of diversity of devices represented, a device configuration management system was required and developed. Key components of this software tool include the MFTF Data Base; a configuration editor; and a tree structure defining the relationships between the subsystem devices. This paper will describe how the configuration system easily accomodates recognizing new devices, restructuring existing devices, and modifying device profile information

1981-10-29

136

Evaluating safety management system implementation  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Canada is committed to not only maintaining, but also improving upon our record of having one of the safest aviation systems in the world. The development, implementation and maintenance of safety management systems is a significant step towards improving safety performance. Canada is considered a world leader in this area and we are fully engaged in implementation. By integrating risk management systems and business practices, the aviation industry stands to gain better safety performance with less regulatory intervention. These are important steps towards improving safety and enhancing the public's confidence in the safety of Canada's aviation system. (author)

2009-06-03

137

Traffic Surveillance Video Management System  

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Full Text Available Now-a-days, the application of the lane surveillance system increases quickly, for example, it is widelysettled at the entrance of highways and toll booths to strengthen the traffic management and survey thepublic security. Accordingly, the size of the captured video data increases over time. So, it is quiteimportant to study how to manage this video data and how to extract useful information from this largeamount of video data. In order to process huge volume of data efficiently in traffic video surveillancesystem, it is very necessary and important to build a highly efficient video management system which usesadvanced video compression techniques. This paper presents an improved video management system forlane supervision, which aims at maintaining the traffic surveillance video by analyzing and storing it insuch a compressed form that it reduces a considerable amount of storage space and in the mean time alsokeeps all the information required for the surveillance purposes.

K.Ganesan; Kavitha.C; Kriti Tandon; Lakshmipriya.R

2010-01-01

138

Integrated Project Management System description  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project is a Department of Energy (DOE) designated Major System Acquisition (MSA). To execute and manage the Project mission successfully and to comply with the MSA requirements, the UMTRA Project Office (''Project Office'') has implemented and operates an Integrated Project Management System (IPMS). The Project Office is assisted by the Technical Assistance Contractor's (TAC) Project Integration and Control (PIC) Group in system operation. Each participant, in turn, provides critical input to system operation and reporting requirements. The IPMS provides a uniform structured approach for integrating the work of Project participants. It serves as a tool for planning and control, workload management, performance measurement, and specialized reporting within a standardized format. This system description presents the guidance for its operation. Appendices 1 and 2 contain definitions of commonly used terms and abbreviations and acronyms, respectively. 17 figs., 5 tabs

1987-01-01

139

Usability of Academic Management System  

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Full Text Available The usability of system lies on the effectiveness and ease-of-use of a system. The main function of Academic Management System (AMS) is to assist university staff to manage students’ records. A student record embodies in various and numerous courses management, finance, examination, accommodation and other essential information. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the concept of system usability. It subsequently observes and analyzes the usability of AMS at a university by applying Nielsen’s heuristic evaluation method. As a preliminary study, the usability of AMS at one of the Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Malaysia has been chosen and assessed. The results obtained can be served as comparative guides for future betterments and references to the IHL. The study shows that the usability constructs selected are not being fulfilled in AMS. Recommendations to improve the usability of AMS are also discussed. Key words: Academic System; Usability; Usability Construct; Human-Computer Interaction; Standards

Wan Azlan Wan Hassan; Norhawani Ahmad Teridi; Khairul Annuar Abdullah; Azhar Hamid; Kamaruzaman Jusoff; Norziha Megat Mohd Zainuddin Zainuddin

2011-01-01

140

Implementation of integrated management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

In present day exist quality assurance system, environment, occupational health and safety such as ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 and others standards will can create. These standards can be implemented and certified they guarantee one record system, quality assurance, documents control, operational control, responsibility definition, training, preparing and serve to emergency, monitoring, internal audit, corrective action, continual improvement, prevent of pollution, write procedure, reduce costs, impact assessment, risk assessment , standard, decree, legal requirements of municipal, state, federal and local scope. These procedure and systems when isolate applied cause many management systems and bureaucracy. Integration Management System reduce to bureaucracy, excess of documents, documents storage and conflict documents and easy to others standards implementation in future. The Integrated Management System (IMS) will be implemented in 2007. INB created a management group for implementation, this group decides planing, works, policy and advertisement. Legal requirements were surveyed, internal audits, pre-audits and audits were realized. INB is partially in accordance with ISO14001, OSHAS18001 standards. But very soon, it will be totally in accordance with this norms. Many studies and works were contracted to deal with legal requirements. This work have intention of show implementation process of ISO14001, OHSAS18001 and Integrated Management System on INB. (author)

Gaspar Junior, Joao Carlos A.; Fonseca, Victor Zidan da [Industrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB-RJ) Resende, RJ (Brazil)]. E-mail: joaojunior@inb.gov.br; victorfonseca@inb.gov.br

2007-07-01

 
 
 
 
141

Implementation of integrated management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] In present day exist quality assurance system, environment, occupational health and safety such as ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 and others standards will can create. These standards can be implemented and certified they guarantee one record system, quality assurance, documents control, operational control, responsibility definition, training, preparing and serve to emergency, monitoring, internal audit, corrective action, continual improvement, prevent of pollution, write procedure, reduce costs, impact assessment, risk assessment , standard, decree, legal requirements of municipal, state, federal and local scope. These procedure and systems when isolate applied cause many management systems and bureaucracy. Integration Management System reduce to bureaucracy, excess of documents, documents storage and conflict documents and easy to others standards implementation in future. The Integrated Management System (IMS) will be implemented in 2007. INB created a management group for implementation, this group decides planing, works, policy and advertisement. Legal requirements were surveyed, internal audits, pre-audits and audits were realized. INB is partially in accordance with ISO14001, OSHAS18001 standards. But very soon, it will be totally in accordance with this norms. Many studies and works were contracted to deal with legal requirements. This work have intention of show implementation process of ISO14001, OHSAS18001 and Integrated Management System on INB. (author)

2007-10-05

142

Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) Configuration Management Plan. Revision 1.  

Science.gov (United States)

This document describes the Software Configuration Management (SCM) approach and procedures to be utilized in developing and maintaining the Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS). The configuration management procedures are necessary to ensure...

R. S. Weidert

1994-01-01

143

Incident Management System  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

This dissertation for a bachelor project in computer science at Karlstad University will describe how to conquer a challenge suggested by Tieto: How to create a secure Incident Reporting System with a high level of confidentiality and security for the contents. The system should be easy to use and e...

Lindeström, Christian; Carlsson, Joakim

144

Demil planning and management system  

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The National Maintenance Point (NMP) Branch of the US Army Industrial Operations Command (IOC) serves as the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition (SMCA) agent for managing the renovation, modification, recycling, and disposal of conventional ammunition, thereby improving readiness. The mission of the NMP includes program management for demilitarization (demil) activities, ammunition maintenance, and ammunition peculiar equipment (APE) projects. Through an Interagency Agreement between the US Army and the US Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is developing an integrated data management system, called the Demil Planning and Management System (DPMS), for IOC. DPMS is intended to help NMP efficiently manage information on ongoing demil project activities and asset inventories, plan future projects, and allocate budgets. This system, when fully implemented, will also make it possible for the user community to interactively access the DPMS database; perform data entry and queries; and run reports through network, modem, and Internet access to the system. This paper describes the principal components of the DPMS, current capabilities, and planned enhancements.

Huber, C.C.; Bormet, S.M.; Whitfield, R.G.; Bowen, M.; Chun, K.C. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Golden, R.E. [Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, HI (United States); Fuller, R. [Army Industrial Operations Command, Rock Island, IL (United States). National Maintenance Point Branch

1997-08-01

145

Sunflower pests database management system  

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Sunflower pests database management system (SPDMS), which consists of three sub-systems, is developed under Delphi 4.0 for windows 98. The system records 1 127 references on all of the sunflower pathogens and pests, and emphasizes on that of Plasmopara halstedii, Alternaria helianthi, Puccinia helianthi, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Phomopsis helianthi, Phoma macdonaldii, Septoria helianthi, Verticillium alboatrum, V. dahliae, Orobanche spp., Cuscuta spp., Smicronyx fulvus, Smicronyx sordidus, Zygogramma exclamationis, and Contarinia schulzi etc. SPDMS can support pests risk analysis (PRA) and management of sunflower pests.

Hu Xiaoping; Shang Hongsheng; Liang Chenghua

2001-01-01

146

Computerised mine maintenance management systems  

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Computerized maintenance management systems are described. These systems help to ensure the efficiency of maintenance work. Modules found in most current systems are supply system; application parts list; work order management; scheduling system; equipment register and costing; component tracing; financial control systems; labour costing; statistics; and condition monitoring. The use of computerized maintenance systems allows the majority of work to be done on a planned basis, i.e. predictive maintenance or 'just in time' maintenance. Diagnostic techniques such as vibration analysis can predict incipient failures at an early stage allowing maintenance to be planned. This avoids costly catastrophic failures and the need to hold vast stocks of spares, as all planned work is provisioned in a 'just in time' basis. 8 refs., 2 figs.

Atkinson, T.; Cassapi, V.B. (Atkinson Mining Services, Nottingham (UK))

1991-01-01

147

Maintenance of Configuration Management System  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The objective of this thesis is to find way of ideal maintenance of Configuration Management System (CMS) to be able to work without unplanned breaks. This system is based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) recommendations, where is described the many processes needed for pr...

Nezbeda, Josef

148

CROPPING SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING WEEDS  

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The invention provides cropping systems for managing weeds in crop environments. The cropping systems comprise, in one embodiment, transgenic plants that display tolerance to an auxin-like herbicide such as dicamba. Method for minimizing the development of herbicide resistant weeds are also provided.

ARNEVIK CINDY L; BRINKER RONALD J; ELMORE GREG; GRAHAM JAMES C; SAMMONS ROBERT D; STARKE MICHELLE; VOTH RICHARD D

149

Archetypes for Managing ERP Systems  

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The ERP journey has taken us beyond implementation, into the second wave of ERP. One interesting question in this second wave is how the ERP system is managed and what role the ERP system plays in the organization after some years of implementation. These questions are addressed in this paper. In ou...

Krĉmmergaard, Pernille; Hansen, Michael Fiil

150

Tennessee Offender Management Information System  

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This article describes the integration of a knowledge-based system with a large COBOL-DB2-based offender management system. The knowledge-based application, developed for the purpose of offender sentence calculation, is shown to provide several benefits, including a shortened development cycle, simp...

Beck, Tim

151

The data management control system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The CERCI/CIMSA-SINTRA has been entrusted by the EDF with the study and production of the Data Management Control System (KIC) of the level N4 stages. After a summary of the target objectives, one presents the KIC architecture, the software solutions adopted, and the essential key codes of the system

1987-01-01

152

Systems in radiographic management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Several subsystems within radiography are discussed and consideration is given to communication pathways, application operation and cost effectiveness. The costs of radiography are high, and detailed examination of practical systems can demonstrate discrepancies in communication pathways. Considerable care needs to be taken with the choice of a control system to monitor output, provide feedback and adjust the process if the output deviates from preset limits. (author)

1980-01-01

153

Estimation of future outflows of e-waste in India.  

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The purpose of this study is to construct an approach and a methodology to estimate the future outflows of electronic waste (e-waste) in India. Consequently, the study utilizes a time-series multiple lifespan end-of-life model proposed by Peralta and Fontanos for estimating the current and future quantities of e-waste in India. The model estimates future e-waste generation quantities by modeling their usage and disposal. The present work considers two scenarios for the approximation of e-waste generation based on user preferences to store or to recycle the e-waste. This model will help formal recyclers in India to make strategic decisions in planning for appropriate recycling infrastructure and institutional capacity building. Also an extension of the model proposed by Peralta and Fontanos is developed with the objective of helping decision makers to conduct WEEE estimates under a variety of assumptions to suit their region of study. During 2007-2011, the total WEEE estimates will be around 2.5 million metric tons which include waste from personal computers (PC), television, refrigerators and washing machines. During the said period, the waste from PC will account for 30% of total units of WEEE generated.

Dwivedy M; Mittal RK

2010-03-01

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Estimation of future outflows of e-waste in India.  

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The purpose of this study is to construct an approach and a methodology to estimate the future outflows of electronic waste (e-waste) in India. Consequently, the study utilizes a time-series multiple lifespan end-of-life model proposed by Peralta and Fontanos for estimating the current and future quantities of e-waste in India. The model estimates future e-waste generation quantities by modeling their usage and disposal. The present work considers two scenarios for the approximation of e-waste generation based on user preferences to store or to recycle the e-waste. This model will help formal recyclers in India to make strategic decisions in planning for appropriate recycling infrastructure and institutional capacity building. Also an extension of the model proposed by Peralta and Fontanos is developed with the objective of helping decision makers to conduct WEEE estimates under a variety of assumptions to suit their region of study. During 2007-2011, the total WEEE estimates will be around 2.5 million metric tons which include waste from personal computers (PC), television, refrigerators and washing machines. During the said period, the waste from PC will account for 30% of total units of WEEE generated. PMID:19857950

Dwivedy, Maheshwar; Mittal, R K

2009-10-25

155

Management of compressed air systems  

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Compressed air is perhaps the most inefficient form of commonly used energy in industrial facilities. Yet, it typically receives only modest management focus towards efficient optimization. Most commonly, the areas of primary management concern regarding compressed air systems are minimizing initial capital costs and ensuring reliable support of production operations. By broadening the current focus and aggressively managing the entire compressed air system, costs of compressed air can often be reduced by as much as 30%. In order to effectively manage compressed air systems, a general knowledge of numerous facets is required. Only once this knowledge is gained can the system as a whole be properly optimized. The purpose of this paper is to draw upon experience gained in numerous industrial assessments to provide a practical overview of compressed air systems. It is not meant to provide detailed operational information but rather managerial information. Topics covered are: (1) Overview of Compressed Air Systems - A general discussion of air compressors and systems focusing on the needs of industrial customers. (2) Industry Analysis - An analysis and comparison of compressed air use across industry sectors. (3) Best Practices - An overview of typical cost saving opportunities and best practices and their applicability to industrial customers. (4) Metering Techniques - Determining the benefits of an optimization strategy requires having an understanding of compressed air load profiles which can best be gained through metering.

Brod, S.R.; Ray, S.

1996-05-01

156

A System for Payroll Management  

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Full Text Available Problem statement: This research had done the software design and database system model for Payroll Management System (PMS) in Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS). The calculations are based on the user provided employees details like basic pay, house rent allowance, loan details and so on. Based on these user inputs the system automatically generates pay slip, pay bills, all schedules for debit and credit payments. This system is developed in such a way to suit for both new and old pension schemes of the central government employees of India. The use of Java Server Pages (JSP) language for system development allows easy modification of the system design. So the system design can be directly implemented to any other central government organization with slight modifications. Approach: This study presented the database and software design for PMS. The software changes the manual operation into a computer-based system to automate study, provide efficiency, accuracy, timelessness, security and economy. Results: After undertaking an in-depth examination of the existing manual payroll management system and analyzing its short comings, it has been found necessary to remove its deficiencies and provide a suitable solution for presently encountered problem. Conclusion: The proposed system can help the organization to manage efficiently the employee pay related data as personal information, salary information, loan information and so on.

Pavitra R. Gautam; Sugadev Ragumani; Y. K. Sharma

2010-01-01

157

Cooperative Hypermedia Management Systems  

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The benefits of including hypertext functionality in application systems have become widely accepted. Users expect applications to provide browsing and linking capabilities to augment search and command capabilities. Three approaches to providing such environments are feasible. The first two of thes...

Verbyla, J.; Department of Computer Science, Flinders University of South Australia; Watters, C.; Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

158

????????????????? International Drilling Bidding Management Based on Six Sigma Management System  

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Full Text Available ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????International drilling bid management should keep customer-centric and guarantee quality and ef- ficiency. The Six Sigma management system, as a management mode, is dedicated to satisfactions of customers. According to the characteristics of Six Sigma management system and management methods of Chinese con- tractors participating in international drilling bidding, authors carry out feasibility analysis of Six Sigma Management for international drilling bidding management (IDBM), firstly apply definition, measurement, analysis, improvement and control in IDBM, summarize its application effects, and expound the significances of applying Six Sigma Management to IDBM.

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2013-01-01

159

Energy System Management in Zagreb  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Annual consumption in the city of Zagreb, inhabited by almost a quarter of the whole population of Croatia, amounts to about a quarter of energy total (13 Twh), a quarter of electric energy consumption (around 2 Twh) and a quarter of the peak power (455 MW). Such an ''energy consumer'' deserves special treatment owing to the rationalization of individual energy systems (electric, gas and thermal) and their reciprocal support. The article emphasises the required change of management authority between the National Dispatching Centre and the Zagreb Dispatching Centre, together with the necessary decentralization in the management of the croatian electric power system. It also points out the advantages of the modern technology utilization in relation to energy system management. (author)

1997-12-12

160

Archetypes for Managing ERP Systems  

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The ERP journey has taken us beyond implementation, into the second wave of ERP. One interesting question in this second wave is how the ERP system is managed and what role the ERP system plays in the organization after some years of implementation. These questions are addressed in this paper. In our research of 20 case-studies we found certain similarities and differences in the patterns which coalesced around three alternatives in the way organizations approach the managing of ERP in the second wave. We describe these archetypes, which we call the Calculators, the Co-players and the Drivers, and we present illustrative cases of each of the archetypes. The archetypes are believed to play an important role in conveying the essential differences existing in alternative ways in which organizations manage their ERP system during the second wave.

Krĉmmergaard, Pernille; Hansen, Michael Fiil

2006-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Auditing of environmental management system  

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Full Text Available Environmental auditing has estabilished itself as a valueable instrument to verify and help to improve the environmental performance.Organizations of all kinds may have a need to demonstrate the environmental responsibility. The concept of environmental management systems and the associated practice of environmental auditing have been advanced as one way to satisfy this need.These system are intended to help an organization to establish and continue to meet its environmental policies, objectives, standards and other requirements.Environmental auditing is a systematic and documented verification process of objectively obtaining and evaluating audit evidence to determine whether an organizations environmental management system conforms to the environmental management system audit criteria set by the organization and for the communication of the results of this process to the management.The following article intercepts all parts of preparation environmental auditing.The audit programme and procedures should cover the activities and areas to be considered in audits, the frequency of audits, the responsibilities associated with managing and conducting audits, the communication of audit results, auditor competence, and how audits will be conducted.The International Standard ISO 140011 estabilishes the audit procedures that determine conformance with EMS audit criteria.

?uchranová Katarína

2001-01-01

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Workflow Management Systems and ERP Systems:  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Two important classes of information systems, Workflow Management Systems(WfMSs) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, have been used to support ebusinessprocess redesign, integration, and management. While both technologies can help withbusiness process automation, data transfer, and information sharing, the technological approachand features of solutions provided by WfMS and ERP are different. Currently, there is a lack ofunderstanding of these two classes of information systems in the industry and academia, thushindering their effective applications. In this paper, we present a comprehensive comparisonbetween these two classes of systems. We discuss how the two types of systems can be usedindependently or together to develop intra- and inter-organizational application solutions. Inparticular, we also explore the roles of WfMS and ERP in the next generation of IT architecturebased on web services. Our findings should help businesses make better decisions in theadoption of both WfMS and ERP in their e-business strategies.

Jorge Cardoso; Robert P. Bostrom; Contact Information Amit Sheth

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Registration Management System (RMS)  

CERN Document Server

The Registration Service at CERN is responsible for the registration of all the external staff working for CERN. There are many agreements with the host states, distinguishing the different work permits. Registration is carried out via the Human Resource (HR) database interface, based on Oracle Forms. This interface is very flexible but allows faulty or non-consistent database entries. Official documents are archived as paper copies. The RMS project was launched to define and develop the utilities for a new 'easy to use' user interface allowing the pre-registration of persons by their employers. Guided system and error detection procedures ensure consistent data. Powerful data retrieval systems simplify the search for persons and allow a large variety of listings. Official documents are also stored electronically and are accessible to authorized users.

Epting, U

1999-01-01

164

Nuclear maintenance and management system  

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The Mitsubishi Electric Co., Ltd. has developed to introduce various computer systems for desk-top business assistance in a power plant such as system isolation assisting system, operation parameter management system, and so on under aiming at business effectiveness since these ten and some years. Recently, by further elapsed years of the plants when required for further cost reduction and together with change of business environment represented by preparation of individual personal computer, further effectiveness, preparation of the business environment, and upgrading of maintenance in power plant business have been required. Among such background, she has carried out various proposals and developments on construction of a maintenance and management system integrated the business assistant know-hows and the plant know-hows both accumulated previously. They are composed of three main points on rationalization of business management and document management in the further effectiveness, preparation of business environment, TBM maintenance, introduction of CBM maintenance and introduction of maintenance assistance in upgrading of maintenance. Here was introduced on system concepts aiming at the further effectiveness of the nuclear power plant business, preparation of business environment, upgrading of maintenance and maintenance, and so on, at a background of environment around maintenance business in the nuclear power plants (cost-down, highly elapsed year of the plant, change of business environment). (G.K)

Yamaji, Yoshihiro; Abe, Norihiko [Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

2000-08-01

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Mass balance evaluation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in landfill leachate and potential for transfer from e-waste.  

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Previous research on brominated flame retardants (BFRs), including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) has largely focussed on their concentrations in the environment and their adverse effects on human health. This paper explores their transfer from waste streams to water and soil. A comprehensive mass balance model is developed to track polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), originating from e-waste and non-e-waste solids leaching from a landfill. Stepwise debromination is assumed to occur in three sub-systems (e-waste, aqueous leachate phase, and non-e-waste solids). Analysis of landfill samples and laboratory results from a solid-liquid contacting chamber are used to estimate model parameters to simulate an urban landfill system, for past and future scenarios. Sensitivity tests to key model parameters were conducted. Lower BDEs require more time to disappear than high-molecular weight PBDEs, since debromination takes place in a stepwise manner, according to the simplified reaction scheme. Interphase mass transfer causes the decay pattern to be similar in all three sub-systems. The aqueous phase is predicted to be the first sub-system to eliminate PBDEs if their input to the landfill were to be stopped. The non-e-waste solids would be next, followed by the e-waste sub-system. The model shows that mass transfer is not rate-limiting, but the evolution over time depends on the kinetic degradation parameters. Experimental scatter makes model testing difficult. Nevertheless, the model provides qualitative understanding of the influence of key variables. PMID:23732223

Danon-Schaffer, Monica N; Mahecha-Botero, Andrés; Grace, John R; Ikonomou, Michael

2013-06-02

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System management service, `Support MEISTER`; System management service `Support MEISTER`  

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Utilization of information systems is expanding from that of the system for coordination of jobs to that of the system for establishing business strategies. The system management service, `Support MEISTER` is developed to support the customer by solving problems and troubles he encounters while operating and controlling a system which uses advanced information/communication techniques, not only from hardware but also based on the total concept from networks to individual system. The services to be provided include answering questions regarding specifications of the software/hardware products and their use; transmission of information and techniques for leveling up the software; providing supports for investigating troubles actually encountered, identifying the causes, and solving them; confirmation of system serviceability, and operating the system (optional); and providing supports for troubleshooting by the on-site (optional). It is an effective approach to combine this solution with others. (NEDO)

NONE

1999-01-10

167

Earth systems engineering and management  

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Geoengineering, or 'earth systems engineering' describes the deliberate manipulation of the Earth system to manage the climatic consequences of human population and economic expansion. It is questioned whether it is a panacea for sustainable development built with vision and ingenuity or a palliative to avoid fundamental limits and maintain the privileged status quo for special interests. The author believes there are arguments on both sides. He tries to outline some opportunities and pitfalls to help clarify the role of geoengineering and carbon management strategies in the climate policy debate. An article by Dand Keith on page 420 also discusses the concept. 22 refs., 3 figs.

Schneider, S.H. [Stanford University, Stanford, CA (USA). Dept. of Biological Sciences and Inst. for International Studies

2001-01-18

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Computerized energy management system  

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A system for controlling electrical energy consumption according to a user-set kilowatt limit and an automatic kilowatt limit calculated in a microprocessor. Power is limited by regulating an electric hot water heater according to a preset program and, if necessary, by lowering room temperatures due to electric heater cut back. The device features a computer-controlled display and simplified keyboard which permits the user to enter only valid data. The device also features program fail, power fail, and static detect circuitry to prevent computer error.

Dvorak, N.E.; Huffman, S.S.; Neel, A.F.; Swartout, C.A.

1983-01-25

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The Cheetah Data Management System  

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Cheetah is a data management system based on the C programming language. The premise of Cheetah is that the banks' of FORTRAN based systems should be structures' as defined by the C language. Cheetah is a system to mange these structures, while preserving the use of the C language in its native form. For C structures managed by Cheetah, the user can use Cheetah utilities such as reading and writing, in a machine independent form, both binary and text files to disk or over a network. Files written by Cheetah also contain a dictionary describing in detail the data contained in the file. Such information is intended to be used by interactive programs for presenting the contents of the file. Such information is intended to be used by interactive programs for presenting the contents of file. Cheetah has been ported to many different operating systems with no operating system dependent switches.

Kunz, P.F. (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (USA)); Word, G.B. (Rutgers--the State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (USA). Dept. of Physics)

1991-03-01

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Evaluating risks of acquired clinical vulnerability among subjects exposed to E-waste.  

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Acquired clinical vulnerability (ACV) results from insults that produce consequential pathophysiological changes and predispose exposed subjects to future disease. ACV comprises a complex biological process that is manifested by exposure to toxicants, generally over the course of many years, and results from subtle changes that occur at the cellular and molecular level. A large proportion of the world's population has already been, or will be, exposed to toxicants emanating from E-waste during the course of their lives. In countries where E-waste recycling is an important economic activity (China, India, among others), the challenge facing researchers is to devise suitable methods for identifying and objectively measuring ACV. Primary prevention can be achieved through legislation/awareness/monitoring and secondary prevention by developing innovative diagnostic tools and corrective measures. Studies in which attempts are made to define the health impact of multiple exposures, as routinely occurs in E-waste recycling, should include measures of as many of the following parameters as possible: (a) characterization of pollutant levels in air/water/soil at the residential or workplace, (b) periodical clinical examination of exposed subjects, (c) assessments of circulating toxicant loads in blood/urine/hair, (d) genomic variation and resultant susceptibility to complex biological responses, (viz, inflammation/dysplasia/immunosuppression/tissue regeneration) that derive from pathway modulation (viz., cytoskeleton/metabolism/cell adhesion/immune system/neuroactive ligand-receptor interaction/cytokine/signaling), (e) routine monitoring of altered gene expression from modulation of hematology or the above-mentioned pathways. E-waste exposure may also serve as a model for the types of multiple exposures that occur in other industrial or environmental exposures. Moreover, the approach used to study and address or alleviate E-waste exposure may also be useful in other environmental exposure situations. The studies necessary to address and alleviate E-waste hazards may eventually be cost-effective, since they are likely to result in manifold savings in reduced health costs, increased human productivity, and reduced indirect social costs.

Srivastava AK; Kesavachandran CN; Kumar S

2011-01-01

171

A system for managing information at ATLAS  

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In response to a need for better management of maintenance and document information at the Argonne Tandem-Linear Accelerating System (ATLAS), the ATLAS Information Management System (AIMS) has been created. The system is based on the relational database model. The system's applications use the Alpha-4 relational database management system, a commercially available software package. The system's function and design are described

1993-01-01

172

Integrated Management Systems Leading Strategies and Solutions  

CERN Multimedia

Today's competitive business environment poses a wide range of challenges to successful quality, safety, and environmental management systems. While many organizations create their management systems based on the requirements of their respective areas, integrating management systems provides the most effective solution to the challenges these organizations face. Integrated Management Systems: Leading Strategies and Solutions assists readers in the successful integration of their safety, quality, andenvironmental management systems. Using examples taken from a wide and diverse range of business

Pardy, Wayne

2009-01-01

173

Resource Management in Distributed System  

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Full Text Available Resource Management in Distributed Environment is concerned with a system in which the main aim is to make sure that a user/client can access the remote resources with as much ease as it can access the local resources. The basis of Resource Management in the distributed system is also resource sharing. The main goal of this paper is to ease the sharing of resources among users. We have implemented a Peer to Peer system where files are our prime resources. A user while sitting on any node can access the files of any other peer provided he is an authenticated user. A graphical user interface is made available at each peer for registering itself to the required peer, for searching and if found, displaying the contents of required file. So it is secure than traditional distributed system

Shalini Kapoor; Poonam Kashyap

2011-01-01

174

Integrated GIS Maintenance Management Systems.  

Science.gov (United States)

The Technical Advisory Committee agreed that the specific objectives of this study would be: To examine the Feature Inventory module in the COBOL-based Maintenance Management System (MMS) anmd translate the COBOL files into format that can be used directl...

W. J. Grenney T. E. Senti N. W. Crookston

1998-01-01

175

Information system revives materials management  

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Through a change in philosophy and the development of a new, more efficient information management system, Arizona Public Service Co. (APSW) has, in less than two years, reduced material and service costs by 10 percent. The utility plans to cut these costs form 1993 figures by 25 percent before 2000. The utility is breaking new ground with ongoing implementation of new business processes and the new Materials Logistics Information System (MLIS), which has been co-developed with Texas Instruments Software Division (TISD).

Hansen, T.

1995-12-01

176

OSPACS: Ultrasound image management system  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background Ultrasound scanning uses the medical imaging format, DICOM, for electronically storing the images and data associated with a particular scan. Large health care facilities typically use a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) for storing and retrieving such images. However, these systems are usually not suitable for managing large collections of anonymized ultrasound images gathered during a clinical screening trial. Results We have developed a system enabling the accurate archiving and management of ultrasound images gathered during a clinical screening trial. It is based upon a Windows application utilizing an open-source DICOM image viewer and a relational database. The system automates the bulk import of DICOM files from removable media by cross-validating the patient information against an external database, anonymizing the data as well as the image, and then storing the contents of the file as a field in a database record. These image records may then be retrieved from the database and presented in a tree-view control so that the user can select particular images for display in a DICOM viewer or export them to external media. Conclusion This system provides error-free automation of ultrasound image archiving and management, suitable for use in a clinical trial. An open-source project has been established to promote continued development of the system.

Stott Will; Ryan Andy; Jacobs Ian J; Menon Usha; Bessant Conrad; Jones Christopher

2008-01-01

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The Cheetah data management system  

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Cheetah is a data management system based on the C programming language, with support for other languages. Its main goal is to transfer data between memory and I/O steams in a general way. The streams are either associated with disk files or are network data stems. Cheetah provides optional convenience functions to assist in the management of C structures. Cheetah steams are self-describing so that general purpose applications can fully understand an incoming steam. This information can be used to display the data in an incoming steam to the user of an interactive general application, complete with variable names and optional comments.

Kunz, P.F. [Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Word, G.B. [Rutgers--the State Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

1992-09-01

178

The LHCb Data Management System  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The LHCb Data Management System is based on the DIRAC Grid Community Solution. LHCbDirac provides extensions to the basic DMS such as a Bookkeeping System. Datasets are defined as sets of files corresponding to a given query in the Bookkeeping system. Datasets can be manipulated by CLI tools as well as by automatic transformations (removal, replication, processing). A dynamic handling of dataset replication is performed, based on disk space usage at the sites and dataset popularity. For custodial storage, an on-demand recall of files from tape is performed, driven by the requests of the jobs, including disk cache handling. We shall describe the tools that are available for Data Management, from handling of large datasets to basic tools for users as well as for monitoring the dynamic behavior of LHCb Storage capacity.

2012-12-13

179

Establishing emissions trading management systems  

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To deliver stakeholder information on environmental performance, businesses have typically responded by forming internal organisational structures and creating the business processes of data collection, analysis and reporting. Increasingly, established management principles and practices are being applied to integrate social and environmental considerations within normal business functions and this evolution is likely to be critical under proposed greenhouse gas emissions trading schemes that herald the monetising of pollution costs on an unprecedented scale. To prepare for and operate under such schemes, organisations will have to refocus their management systems from a conformance orientation to a performance orientation. This means rethinking their organisational structures and the management of strategy, planning, operations, control and reporting functions and ensuring that they are aligned and optimised to corporate needs. 3 figs., 1 tab.

McBurnie, C. [Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Sydney, NSW (Australia). Global Environment Solutions

2000-07-01

180

OSH management systems in enterprises  

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Full Text Available Nowadays, in modern companies and enterprises, safety means much more than only the evaluation of risk and analysis of accidents. Theactivities in the area of the occupational health and safety should form an integral part of the enterprise management system. According toa framework directive no 89/391/EEC the EU member states are obliged to implement standards related with the occupational health andsafety systems. The standard most popular and used most commonly, as applicable to enterprises of any type, is the international OHSAS18001 system and in Poland Polish Standards PN-N-18001.

B. Kalandyk; R. Zapa?a; M. Maj

2010-01-01

 
 
 
 
181

Radioactive waste integrated management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] In this paper, we present an integrated management system for radioactive waste, which can keep watch on the whole transporting process of each drum from nuclear power plant temporary storage house to radioactive waste storage house remotely. Our approach use RFID(Radio Frequency Identification) system, which can recognize the data information without touch, GSP system, which can calculate the current position precisely using the accurate time and distance measured from satellites, and the spread spectrum technology CDMA, which is widely used in the area of mobile communication

2003-01-01

182

Radioactive waste integrated management system  

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In this paper, we present an integrated management system for radioactive waste, which can keep watch on the whole transporting process of each drum from nuclear power plant temporary storage house to radioactive waste storage house remotely. Our approach use RFID(Radio Frequency Identification) system, which can recognize the data information without touch, GSP system, which can calculate the current position precisely using the accurate time and distance measured from satellites, and the spread spectrum technology CDMA, which is widely used in the area of mobile communication.

Song, D. Y.; Choi, S. S.; Han, B. S. [Atomic Creative Technology, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

2003-10-01

183

INTEGRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available The relevance of management as significant factor of business activity can be established on various management systems. These will help to obtain, organise, administrate, evaluate and control particulars: information, quality, environmental protection, health and safety, various resources (time, human, finance, inventory etc). The complexity of nowadays days development, forced us to think ‘integrated’. Sustainable development principles require that environment management policies and practices are not good in themselves but also integrate with all other environmental objectives, and with social and economic development objectives. The principles of sustainable development involve that environment management policies and practices. These are not sound in them-self but also integrate with all other environmental objectives, and with social and economic development objectives. Those objectives were realized, and followed by development of strategies to effects the objective of sustainable development. Environmental management should embrace recent change in the area of environmental protection, and suit the recently regulations of the field -entire legal and economic, as well as perform management systems to meet the requirements of the contemporary model for economic development. These changes are trailed by abandon the conventional approach of environmental protection and it is replaced by sustainable development (SD). The keys and the aims of Cleaner Productions (CP) are presented being implemented in various companies as a non-formalised environmental management system (EMS). This concept is suggested here as a proper model for practice where possible environmental harmful technologies are used -e.g. Rosia Montana. Showing the features and the power of CP this paper is a signal oriented to involve the awareness of policy-makers and top management of diverse Romanian companies. Many companies in European countries are developing corporate environmental strategies to reduce negative impacts on ecosystems. This involves adopting environmental mission statements, conducting audits and monitoring performances. But we have not to forget that the ecosystem is unique for us. All of us, individuals and communities, small enterprises and multinational companies, national policy-makers, are responsible of preserving it for the future generations.

Tomescu Ada Mirela

2012-01-01

184

MANAGING CASHLESS WAGERING GAME SYSTEMS  

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This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for managing of cashless wagering game systems. An apparatus comprises a first cashless wagering game media input device, operable to access a first cashless wagering game medium associated with a first cashless wagering system; a second cashless wagering game media input device, operable to access a second cashless wagering game medium associated with a second cashless wagering system; and a control module operable to: receive a transfer amount, the transfer amount associated with the first cashless wagering game medium and to be debited from the first cashless wagering system; and credit at least a portion of the transfer amount to the second cashless wagering system.

GAGNER MARK B; RATHSACK ERHARD W; SHIMABUKURO JORGE L

185

International safeguards data management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] The data base management system ''ISADAM'' (i.e. International Safeguards Data Management System) described in this report is intended to facilitate the safeguards authority in making efficient and effective use of accounting reports. ISADAM has been developed using the ADABAS data base management system and is implemented on the JRC-Ispra computer. The evaluation of safeguards declarations focuses on three main objectives: - the requirement of syntactical consistency with the legal conventions of data recording for safeguards accountancy; - the requirement of accounting evidence that there is no material unaccounted for (MUF); - the requirement of semantic consistency with the technological characteristics of the plant and the processing plans of the operator. Section 2 describes in more detail the facilities which ISADAM makes available to a safeguards inspector. Section 3 describes how the MUF variance computation is derived from models of measurement error propagation. Many features of the ISADAM system are automatically provided by ADABAS. The exceptions to this are the utility software designed to: - screen plant declarations before loading into the data base, - prepare variance summary files designed to support real-time computation of MUF and variance of MUF, - provide analyses in response to user requests in interactive or batch mode. Section 4 describes the structure and functions of this software which have been developed by JRC-Ispra

1981-01-01

186

XCPU2 process management system  

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Xcpu2 is a new process management system that allows the users to specify custom file system for a running job. Most cluster management systems enforce single software distribution running on all nodes. Xcpu2 allows programs running on the cluster to work in environment identical to the user's desktop, using the same versions of the libraries and tools the user installed locally, and accessing the configuration file in the same places they are located on the desktop. Xcpu2 builds on our earlier work with the Xcpu system. Like Xcpu, Xcpu2's process management interface is represented as a set of files exported by a 9P file server. It supports heterogeneous clusters and multiple head nodes. Unlike Xcpu, it uses pull instead of push model. In this paper we describe the Xcpu2 clustering model, its operation and how the per-job filesystem configuration can be used to solve some of the common problems when running a cluster.

Ionkov, Latchesar [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Van Hensbergen, Eric [IBM AUSTIN RESEARCH LAB

2009-01-01

187

Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems  

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Full Text Available Book review: Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems by Robert D. Galliers and Dorothy E. Leidner Published by Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003, 3rd Edition, 625pp. ISBN: 0-7506-5619-0

Edson Luiz Riccio

2004-01-01

188

Program Manager's Notebook of the Defense Systems Management College.  

Science.gov (United States)

The Program Manager's Notebook is a selection of fact sheets designed to provide system acquisition participants, particularly program managers, with a ready reference document which contains basic information and a reference list on selected subject area...

B. Hirsch C. H. Steen F. D. Allen P. J. McIlvaine

1985-01-01

189

Computerized energy management systems - why and how  

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This paper discusses why computerized energy management systems have displaced the time clocks and mechanical controllers, and how these new systems perform. A brief review of the development of computerized energy management systems and how they compare with hard-wired digital controllers is presented first. The energy management needs of a facility are discussed, including size of operation, type of equipment and process, and geographical location. Four levels of energy management functions and the corresponding systems are identified: (I) Level 1 system - basic energy management, (II) Level 2 system -advanced energy management, (III) Level 3 system - total energy management, and (IV) Level 4 system -total engineering applications. The hardware used in these systems range from simple demand controllers to minicomputers. The evaluation criteria for energy management systems (EMS) are discussed. A classification of EMS hardware and features is presented. This also includes discussion on the plant size and type, computer facility, number of control points and features.

Rahman, S.; Bhatnagar, R.

1986-10-01

190

A system for managing information at ATLAS  

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In response to a need for better management of maintenance and document information at the Argonne Tandem-Linear Accelerating System (ATLAS), the ATLAS Information Management System (AIMS) has been created. The system is based on the relational database model. The system`s applications use the Alpha-4 relational database management system, a commercially available software package. The system`s function and design are described.

Tilbrook, I.R.

1993-10-01

191

Strategic management of health care information systems: nurse managers' perceptions.  

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The aim of this study is to describe nurse managers' perceptions of the strategic management of information systems in health care. Lack of strategic thinking is a typical feature in health care and this may also concern information systems. The data for this study was collected by eight focus group interviews including altogether 48 nurse managers from primary and specialised health care. Five main categories described the strategic management of information systems in health care; IT as an emphasis of strategy; lack of strategic management of information systems; the importance of management; problems in privacy protection; and costs of IT. Although IT was emphasised in the strategies of many health care organisations, a typical feature was a lack of strategic management of information systems. This was seen both as an underutilisation of IT opportunities in health care organisations and as increased workload from nurse managers' perspective. Furthermore, the nurse managers reported that implementation of IT strengthened their managerial roles but also required stronger management. In conclusion, strategic management of information systems needs to be strengthened in health care and nurse managers should be more involved in this process.

Lammintakanen J; Kivinen T; Saranto K; Kinnunen J

2009-01-01

192

Emergency management systems and plans  

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Despite improving technology, better training and the use of modern monitoring and communication systems there is a disproportionate rate of disaster occurrences in the 2 coal mining industry. The use of appropriate plans and a practical approach and managing risk can reduce the number of occurrences and ensure better control of emerging situations when they do occur New safety legislation in Queensland and New South Wales in the wake of the Moura disaster is described. 6 refs., 1 tab.

Bird, M. [Mines Rescue Board of NSW, NSW (Australia)

1998-12-31

193

Building management systems: user experiences  

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BRE has reviewed 42 building management system (bms) sites to assess users' reactions to their systems' performance. User experiences offer a valuable insight into the benefits and problems associated with bms. Lessons from the work can aid the selection, specification, installation and long-term operation of bms; and will be of interest to building managers and building services engineers. The work has illustrated: (1) the benefits attributed by users to the use of a bms, typically energy savings of between 10 and 20%, improved management (such as reduced maintenance/more efficient use of manpower), and an improvement in comfort; (2) the significant improvements that have occurred in the performance of bms systems between those studied in 1984 and those studied during 1987; (3) the problem areas most commonly encountered by users, eg the man-machine interface; and (4) the importance of carefully selecting and specifying the bms to match the operating environment and, in particular, the skills of bms users. (author).

John, R.W.; Fargus, R.S. (Building Research Establishment, Watford (UK)); Smith, G.P. (GK Salter and Associates Ltd., Swanley (GB))

1989-06-01

194

Health and safety management system  

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It hardly needs saying that occupational health illnesses are caused at the work place, yet it its surprising how long it has taken for large industries to implement a Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) that involves those people actually at the work face in the same way that a Safety Management System (SMS) does. The two are in fact, inextricably interlinked, and so it is logical to have a combined HSMS, rather than separate entities. You can be sure that if two separate systems were produced, then the SMS would be applied at the expense of the HMD. This is natural for an engineering orientated business such as the oil exploration and production industry. Health matters have always been regarded as the province of the doctors and hygienists and this has reinforced the traditional reluctance of the workforce to take an active part in their management. However, as occupational health (OH) problems occur at the work face, where doctors and hygienists are not normally to be found, then surely it is our responsibility to ensure that an HMS or HSMS is in place when enables workers to recognise and control health risks. This essentially involves organisations, education, training and the ready availability of OH information relating to each job type. (Author)

Forbes, Michael; Clark, Douglas [Shell UK Exploration and Production Ltd., Occupational Hygiene Dept., Aberdeen (United Kingdom)

1997-12-31

195

Incorporating co-management within your environmental management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The meaning of co-management in the renewable resource sector in terms of government and First Nations relations was explained. Co-management is a short term for co-operative management and has a formative history in the Northwest Territories, particularly in wildlife management. For example, co-management bridged the gap between the aboriginal way of hunting with those of the government. The aboriginal system was associated by self regulation based on traditional knowledge whereas the government system emphasized science, laws and regulations. At present, there are few examples of co-management in the oil and gas sector. This paper described the lessons that could be learned from previous examples of co-management and how those lessons might apply to an Environmental Management System (EMS) for the private oil and gas sector. 3 refs.

1998-01-01

196

Principles of Computer Systems and Network Management  

CERN Document Server

Presents an overview of the field of computer systems and network management. This book provides content suitable for either an undergraduate course (junior or senior year) or a graduate course in systems management

Verma, Dinesh Chandra

2009-01-01

197

Energy management and control systems handbook  

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This book includes data on direct digital control, automation system program management, non-energy-related benefits of systems integration, information management, distributed processing, and standardization and remote communication.

Payne, F.W.; McGowan, J.J.

1988-01-01

198

Energy management and control systems handbook  

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This is a source of data on how to set up and monitor energy management systems. It features strategies for reducing operating costs. Case studies, a list of suppliers of energy management systems, and a glossary of terms are included.

Payne, F.W.

1984-01-01

199

Integrated Building Management System (IBMS)  

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This project provides a combination of software and services that more easily and cost-effectively help to achieve optimized building performance and energy efficiency. Featuring an open-platform, cloud- hosted application suite and an intuitive user experience, this solution simplifies a traditionally very complex process by collecting data from disparate building systems and creating a single, integrated view of building and system performance. The Fault Detection and Diagnostics algorithms developed within the IBMS have been designed and tested as an integrated component of the control algorithms running the equipment being monitored. The algorithms identify the normal control behaviors of the equipment without interfering with the equipment control sequences. The algorithms also work without interfering with any cooperative control sequences operating between different pieces of equipment or building systems. In this manner the FDD algorithms create an integrated building management system.

Anita Lewis

2012-07-01

200

System safety management lessons learned  

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The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition directed the Army Safety Center to provide an audit of the causes of accidents and safety of use restrictions on recently fielded systems by tracking residual hazards back through the acquisition process. The objective was to develop ''lessons learned'' that could be applied to the acquisition process to minimize mishaps in fielded systems. System safety management lessons learned are defined as Army practices or policies, derived from past successes and failures, that are expected to be effective in eliminating or reducing specific systemic causes of residual hazards. They are broadly applicable and supportive of the Army structure and acquisition objectives. 29 refs., 7 figs.

Piatt, J.A.

1989-05-01

 
 
 
 
201

Appropriate Technology Management Information System  

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From 1978 to 1981, the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded more than 2200 small grants worth more than $25 million to individuals, organizations and small businesses across the nation for the purposes of researching, developing and demonstrating appropriate technologies. Grants were given in the full range of technology areas, including conservation, solar, biomass, wind, geothermal, and hydro power. The final report from each DOE grantee was reviewed in an effort to extract information about new ideas and proven concepts that could be of value to the public. To manage the growing wealth of information from the grant reports, and to monitor the report review process, the Appropriate Technology Management Information System (ATMIS), a computer data base, was developed. The ATMIS can classify data into numerous categories (technology area, geographic location, project status, etc.). This manual was generated directly from the data base.

1984-02-01

202

ACTIVITY BASED MANAGEMENT - EFFICIENCY METHOD OF THE MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS  

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Full Text Available Management practices and methods have changed over the last decade and will continue to change. Management control systems it needs methods and modern techniques to support managers in making decisions Activity Based Management it is a method that is focusing on the management of activities within business processes as the route to continuously improve both the value received by customers and the profit earned in providing that value. ABM uses activity based cost information and performance measurements to influence management action. People undertake activities which consume resources – so controlling activities allows you to control costs at their source.

MIHAELA GHICAJANU

2008-01-01

203

Management system and ISO 14000; Management system to ISO14000  

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ISO 14000 series (with Japan`s JIS Q14000 series corresponding thereto) which is the international standard of environmental management systems is overviewed. This series prescribes the mechanism under which organizations (business enterprises, etc) will be continuously engaged in activities for the mitigation of load upon environments. It is the ISO 14001 of this series that prescribes the requirements to be satisfied for winning certification relative to environmental assessment, and the other standards are guide lines. At present, people are focusing their attention on the international diffusion of the ISO 14001 that has already been published, and are hoping that standards will soon be available to govern the environmental label, environmental performance evaluation, and life-cycle assessment. As many as 425 certificates prescribed by the ISO 14001 had been granted in Japan up to September, 1996. The function of the examination and registration system is also referred to. 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Yano, Y. [Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo (Japan)

1997-11-01

204

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in e-waste: Level and transfer in a typical e-waste recycling site in Shanghai, Eastern China.  

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Very few data for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were available in the electronic waste (e-waste) as one of the most PBDEs emission source. This study reported concentrations of PBDEs in e-waste including printer, rice cooker, computer monitor, TV, electric iron and water dispenser, as well as dust from e-waste, e-waste dismantling workshop and surface soil from inside and outside of an e-waste recycling plant in Shanghai, Eastern China. The results showed that PBDEs were detected in the majority of e-waste, and the concentrations of ?PBDEs ranged from not detected to 175g/kg, with a mean value of 10.8g/kg. PBDEs were found in TVs made in China after 1990. The mean concentrations of ?PBDEs in e-waste made in Korea, Japan, Singapore and China were 1.84g/kg, 20.5g/kg, 0.91g/kg, 4.48g/kg, respectively. The levels of ?PBDEs in e-waste made in Japan far exceed the threshold limit of RoHS (1.00g/kg). BDE-209 dominated in e-waste, accounting for over 93%. The compositional patterns of PBDEs congeners resembled the profile of Saytex 102E, indicating the source of deca-BDE. Among the samples of dust and surface soil from a typical e-waste recycling site, the highest concentrations of ?18PBDEs and BDE-209 were found in dust in e-waste, ranging from 1960 to 340,710ng/g and from 910 to 320,400ng/g, which were 1-2 orders of magnitude higher than other samples. It suggested that PBDEs released from e-waste via dust, and then transferred to surrounding environment.

Li Y; Duan YP; Huang F; Yang J; Xiang N; Meng XZ; Chen L

2013-09-01

205

TANGO control system management tool  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

TANGO is an object oriented control system tool kit based on CORBA initially developed at ESRF. It is now also developed and used by other synchrotron radiation sources. The TANGO concept is a fully distributed object oriented control system. That means that several processes (called servers) are running on many different hosts. Each server manages one or several TANGO classes. Each class could have one or several instances (call devices). On each host to be controlled, a device server (called Starter) takes care of all device servers running (or supposed to be running) on this machine. The controlled server list is read from the TANGO database. A graphical client (called Astor) is connected to all Starter servers and is able to: -) display the control system status and component status using coloured icons; -) execute actions on components (start, stop, test, configure, display information,...), -) execute diagnostics on components, and -) execute global analysis on large number of crates or database. The couple Starter/Astor and related tools, are very useful to manage a large number of servers running on several hosts distributed around an accelerator

2012-01-01

206

Investigation into building management systems  

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Following a request from NEOM B.V. an investigation into building management systems (BMS) has been carried out. The aim is to determine the extent of energy saving through use of BMS and the approach taken by NEOM B.V. This company carried out investigation into the full energy saving potential, the current situation, the penetration opportunities and their future role in this area. During this investigation manufacturers, installers, consultants and users were all consulted along with two hundred potential users. 1 fig., 2 tabs.

1987-11-01

207

Environmental Management System ISO 14001  

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This is a must-have tool for any company in the process of adopting and incorporating the ISO 14001:2004 requirements, this book and accompanying CD-ROM provides the latest updates and amendments and translates the ISO language into actionable strategy. Offering administrative solutions to managers of all sorts, it includes practical examples of policies with objectives, targets, and action plans applicable to any process related industry or an ordinary organization. With template formats and hands-on flow charts to describe step-by-step system development, documentation, and implementation ph

Haider, Syed

2010-01-01

208

Integrated Project Management System description  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Integrated Program Management System (IPMS) Description is a ''working'' document that describes the work processes of the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project Office (UMTRA) and IPMS Group. This document has undergone many revisions since the UMTRA Project began; this revision not only updates the work processes but more clearly explains the relationships between the Project Office, contractors, and other participants. The work process flow style has been revised to better describe Project work and the relationships of participants. For each work process, more background and guidance on ''why'' and ''what is expected'' is given. For example, a description of activity data sheets has been added in the work organization and the Project performance and reporting processes, as well as additional detail about the federal budget process and funding management and improved flow charts and explanations of cost and schedule management. A chapter has been added describing the Cost Reduction/Productivity Improvement Program. The Change Control Board (CCB) procedures (Appendix A) have been updated. Project critical issues meeting (PCIM) procedures have been added as Appendix B. Budget risk assessment meeting procedures have been added as Appendix C. These appendices are written to act as stand-alone documentation for each process. As the procedures are improved and updated, the documentation can be updated separately

1994-01-01

209

Information management system for KNGR  

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Information management system(IMS) is under development by Korea Electric Power COrporation(KEPCO) joined with KOrea Power Engineering Company(KOPEC) since early 1993 in accordance with Korean Next Generation Reactor(KNGR) project schedule, which is divided into three phases: Phase I(1993-1994), Phase II(1995-Feb.1998), Phase III(1998-2001). Necessity of creating IMS comes from two main purposes: one is from client requirement as described on Electric Power Research Institute(EPRI) Utility Requirement Document(URD) top-tier, the other is from supplier's need to improve productivity whatever it is motivated by management or working group. To satisfy both consumer's and producer's requirements we have set up goals of IMS, to provide configuration management based on network and reliable integrated data base through KNGR's life cycle: i.e.,chronologically, siting, designing, construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning. This paper will show what we have done to make the concept during Phase I, and what is a current problem and what will be done through Phase II and III.

Moon, Chankook; Yoo, Keunbae; Lee, Jinkie [Korea Electric Power Corporation, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Park, Jaemoon [Korea Power Engineering Co., Inc., Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

1996-04-15

210

Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) Configuration Management Plan. Revision 1  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This document describes the Software Configuration Management (SCM) approach and procedures to be utilized in developing and maintaining the Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS). The configuration management procedures are necessary to ensure that any changes made to software and related documentation are consistent with ATMS goals and contained securely in a central library. This plan applies to all software and associated documentation used in producing ATMS V1.0 and ATMS V2.0 system.

1994-01-01

211

Designing an oil spill information management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] This paper presents the architectural design of OSIMS, an Oil Spill Information Management System, which is an integrated information management tool that consists of an object-relational database management system, an adaptive decision support system, an advanced visualization system (AVS) and a geographic information system (GIS). OSIMS will handle large and diverse databases of environmental, ecological, geographical, engineering, and regulatory information and will be used for risk analysis and contingency planning

1995-01-01

212

Designing an oil spill information management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This paper presents the architectural design of OSIMS, an Oil Spill Information Management System, which is an integrated information management tool that consists of an object-relational database management system, an adaptive decision support system, an advanced visualization system (AVS) and a geographic information system (GIS). OSIMS will handle large and diverse databases of environmental, ecological, geographical, engineering, and regulatory information and will be used for risk analysis and contingency planning.

Douligeris, C.; Collins, J.; Iakovou, E.; Sun, P.; Riggs, K.R. [Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (United States)

1995-12-31

213

Review of Knowledge Management System as Socio-Technical System  

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Full Text Available Knowledge Management Systems as socio-technical system perspectives has recognized for decades. Practitioners and scholars belief Knowledge Management is best carried out throught the optimization both technological and social-aspect. Lacking of understand and consider both aspects could lead organizations in misinterpretation while developing and implementing Knowledge Management System. There is a need for practical guidance how Knowledge Management System should implement in organizations. We propose a framework that could use by practitioner and manager as guidance in developing and implementing Knowledge Management System as Socio- Technical Systems. The framework developed base on Pan and Scarborough view of Knowledge Management as Socio- Technical system. Our framework consists of: Infrastructure (technology), Info structure (organizational structure) and Info culture (organizational culture). This concept would lead practitioners get clear understand aspect contribute to Knowledge Management System success as Socio-Technical System.

Setiawan Assegaff; Ab Razak Che Hussin

2012-01-01

214

Applying management information systems to staffing.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

A management information system (MIS) is a tool for managing resources effectively. After reviewing some concepts and principles for effective data management, Hanson clearly applies the concepts to nurse staffing systems, which manage human resources. He defines a seven-step process for establishing an MIS, from defining the management objective to implementing the system. Pointing out that an MIS need not be computerized to be effective, Hanson presents a positive perspective and clarifies some often-misconceived notions about management information systems and the paper printouts they generate. In the next issue of JONA, a second article by Hanson will take a more detailed look at the variety, use, and usefulness of staffing statistics available from an MIS for staffing. These articles are based on material in a forthcoming book, Management Systems for Nursing Service Staffing, to be published by Aspen Systems Corporation, Rockville, Maryland.

Hanson RL

1982-10-01

215

Trust Management in Open Systems (TMOS).  

Science.gov (United States)

Distributed software subjects face the problem of determining one another's trustworthiness. The problem considered in the Trust Management in Open Systems (TMOS) project is management of the exchange of sensitive credentials between strangers for the pur...

V. E. Jones W. H. Winsborough K. Seamons

2002-01-01

216

Performance Management Systems: A Statistical Analysis.  

Science.gov (United States)

This study assessed the performance management systems used by companies, in an effort to identify the evolution of new management techniques in corporations. The sample consisted of 119 individual survey respondents from 'high performing' entities. The d...

J. W. Kilby

1993-01-01

217

Managed-care systems tackle new territory.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The vital application of managed-care information systems is in contract management. Ten products now on the market have the potential to streamline this function. These contract-management systems range from standalone workstations to new modules built into the hospital information systems. CIH Contributing Editor Walter Wieners gives their advantages and disadvantages, and tells the best way to decide which system is right for your organization.

Wieners W

1993-01-01

218

Tank waste remediation system configuration management plan  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The configuration management program for the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Project Mission supports management of the project baseline by providing the mechanisms to identify, document, and control the functional and physical characteristics of the products. This document is one of the tools used to develop and control the mission and work. It is an integrated approach for control of technical, cost, schedule, and administrative information necessary to manage the configurations for the TWRS Project Mission. Configuration management focuses on five principal activities: configuration management system management, configuration identification, configuration status accounting, change control, and configuration management assessments. TWRS Project personnel must execute work in a controlled fashion. Work must be performed by verbatim use of authorized and released technical information and documentation. Application of configuration management will be consistently applied across all TWRS Project activities and assessed accordingly. The Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) configuration management requirements are prescribed in HNF-MP-013, Configuration Management Plan (FDH 1997a). This TWRS Configuration Management Plan (CMP) implements those requirements and supersedes the Tank Waste Remediation System Configuration Management Program Plan described in Vann, 1996. HNF-SD-WM-CM-014, Tank Waste Remediation System Configuration Management Implementation Plan (Vann, 1997) will be revised to implement the requirements of this plan. This plan provides the responsibilities, actions and tools necessary to implement the requirements as defined in the above referenced documents.

Vann, J.M.

1998-01-08

219

Tank waste remediation system configuration management plan  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The configuration management program for the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Project Mission supports management of the project baseline by providing the mechanisms to identify, document, and control the functional and physical characteristics of the products. This document is one of the tools used to develop and control the mission and work. It is an integrated approach for control of technical, cost, schedule, and administrative information necessary to manage the configurations for the TWRS Project Mission. Configuration management focuses on five principal activities: configuration management system management, configuration identification, configuration status accounting, change control, and configuration management assessments. TWRS Project personnel must execute work in a controlled fashion. Work must be performed by verbatim use of authorized and released technical information and documentation. Application of configuration management will be consistently applied across all TWRS Project activities and assessed accordingly. The Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) configuration management requirements are prescribed in HNF-MP-013, Configuration Management Plan (FDH 1997a). This TWRS Configuration Management Plan (CMP) implements those requirements and supersedes the Tank Waste Remediation System Configuration Management Program Plan described in Vann, 1996. HNF-SD-WM-CM-014, Tank Waste Remediation System Configuration Management Implementation Plan (Vann, 1997) will be revised to implement the requirements of this plan. This plan provides the responsibilities, actions and tools necessary to implement the requirements as defined in the above referenced documents

1998-01-01

220

Radiation management computer system for Monju  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Radiation management of nuclear power research institutes, nuclear power stations and other such facilities are strictly managed under Japanese laws and management policies. Recently, the momentous issues of more accurate radiation dose management and increased work efficiency has been discussed. Up to now, Fuji Electric Company has supplied a large number of Radiation Management Systems to nuclear power stations and related nuclear facilities. We introduce the new radiation management computer system with adopted WWW technique for Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute, MONJU Fast Breeder Reactor (MONJU). (author)

2002-01-01

 
 
 
 
221

Hospital information management system: an evolutionary knowledge management perspective.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The evolving paradigm shift resulting from IT, social and technological changes has created a need for developing an innovative knowledge-based healthcare system, which can effectively meet global healthcare system demands and also cater to future trends. The Hospital Information Management System (HIMS) is developed with this sole aim in mind, which helps in processing and management of hospital information not only inside the boundary, but also beyond the hospital boundary, e.g., telemedicine or e-healthcare. The purpose of this paper is to present such kind of functional HIMS, which can efficiently satisfy the current and future system requirements by using Knowledge Management (KM) and data management systems. The HIMS is developed in a KM context, wherein users can share and use the knowledge more effectively. The proposed system is fully compatible with future technical, social, managerial and economical requirements.

Wadhwa S; Saxena A; Wadhwa B

2007-01-01

222

Integrated Requirements Management System and System Design Description  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This document provides a System Design Description (SDD) for the Integrated Requirements Management System (IRMS) database. The database manager chosen for this task was the Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) Version 5.0 or greater. The schema for the IRMS is described with respect to the CH2M Hill Hanford Group, Inc requirements management processes.

ACREE, C.D.

2001-03-27

223

DESIGN OF INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT  

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Full Text Available A quality management recently has been the concepts that using a great mass of information flow. The unique function of information in quality management has become the driver of this study. There is a need of building the model for quality management information system before designing the information system. This paper will show two points that important for the information system. The points, database model and expert system, will be explained as the part of the information system for quality management.

Yulius Halim

2002-01-01

224

???????? ??? ?????????? ??????? ??? ????????? ????????? Flexibility and change management of production systems  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

This work investigates the flexibility of manufacturing systems and the introduction of flexibility considerations into the change management of manufacturing systems. The change drivers that make flexibility important for manufacturing systems are analyzed and the definition and dimensions of flexi...

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225

Project management plan for Contract Management Information System (CONTRACT)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The office of the Vice President of A/E Construction for ICF Kaiser has requested that OSHA compliance statistics be made available to management for companies subcontracting to the ICF Kaiser Company. In addition, a need to better manage contract administrative data for the Contracts Administration and the Construction Management Projects organizations has been identified. The Contract Management Information System is being developed to achieve these objectives. This document provides a Project Management Plan for development of the Contract Management Administration System (CONTRACT) by Design Services DAD/CAE Support. The Project Management Plan describes the project work breakdown structure, safety and quality considerations, with associated cost, schedule and project management information. The CONTRACT System is intended to aid the ICF Kaiser divisions with tracking of A/E subcontractor information to include general contract administration information used by the Contracts Administration organization, contract and safety performance data used by the Construction Management Projects and office of the organization and Vice President of A/E Construction.

Severud, K.J.

1995-01-27

226

Assessing waste management systems using reginalt software  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A method for assessing management systems for low-level radioactive waste is being developed for US Department of Energy. The method is based on benefit-cost-risk analysis. Waste management is broken down into its component steps, which are generation, treatment, packaging, storage, transportation, and disposal. Several different alternatives available for each waste management step are described. A particular waste management system consists of a feasible combination of alternatives for each step. Selecting an optimal waste management system would generally proceed as follows: (1) qualitative considerations are used to narrow down the choice of waste management system alternatives to a manageable number; (2) the costs and risks for each of these system alternatives are evaluated; (3) the number of alternatives is further reduced by eliminating alternatives with similar risks but higher costs, or those with similar costs but higher risks; (4) a trade-off factor between cost and risk is chosen and used to compute the objective function (sum of the cost and risk); and (5) the selection of the optimal waste management system among the remaining alternatives is made by choosing the alternative with the smallest value for the objective function. The authors propose that the REGINALT software system, developed by EG and G Idaho, Inc., as an acid for managers of low-level commerical waste, be augmented for application to the managment of DOE-generated waste. Specific recommendations for modification of the REGINALT system are made. 51 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Meshkov, N.K.; Camasta, S.F.; Gilbert, T.L.

1988-03-01

227

Assessing waste management systems using reginalt software  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

A method for assessing management systems for low-level radioactive waste is being developed for US Department of Energy. The method is based on benefit-cost-risk analysis. Waste management is broken down into its component steps, which are generation, treatment, packaging, storage, transportation, and disposal. Several different alternatives available for each waste management step are described. A particular waste management system consists of a feasible combination of alternatives for each step. Selecting an optimal waste management system would generally proceed as follows: (1) qualitative considerations are used to narrow down the choice of waste management system alternatives to a manageable number; (2) the costs and risks for each of these system alternatives are evaluated; (3) the number of alternatives is further reduced by eliminating alternatives with similar risks but higher costs, or those with similar costs but higher risks; (4) a trade-off factor between cost and risk is chosen and used to compute the objective function (sum of the cost and risk); and (5) the selection of the optimal waste management system among the remaining alternatives is made by choosing the alternative with the smallest value for the objective function. The authors propose that the REGINALT software system, developed by EG and G Idaho, Inc., as an acid for managers of low-level commerical waste, be augmented for application to the managment of DOE-generated waste. Specific recommendations for modification of the REGINALT system are made. 51 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs

1988-01-01

228

ASPECTS OF OPTIMIZATION OF WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  

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Full Text Available Water management system include all activities and works which providing the administration of public domain of water, with local / national interest, and qualitative, quantitative and sustainable management of water resources. Hydrotechnical arrangements, consisting of a set of hydraulic structures, produce both a favorable and unfavorable influences on environment. Their different constructive and exploitation solutions exercise a significantly impact on the environment. Therefore the advantages and disadvantages of each solution must be weighed and determined to materialize one or other of them seriously argued.The optimization of water management systems is needed to meet current and future requirements in the field of rational water management in the context of integrated water resources management. Optimization process of complex water management systems includes several components related to environmental protection, technical side and the business side. This paper summarizes the main aspects and possibilities of optimization of existing water management systems and those that are to be achieved.

E. BEILICCI; R. BEILICCI

2013-01-01

229

POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR A FORESTRY MACHINE  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The disclosure relates to a power management system (5) for a forestry machine. The power management system (5) improves the efficiency of the machine by automating control of the hydraulic systems of the machine. A controller (10) receives a signal from a cutting tool speed sensor (140) and can control the operation of the various pumps and motors on the machine.

SEEGER DOUGLAS W; ROBILLARD JEROME M; FINNES GREG D

230

Nuclear power project management information system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Project Management Information System is an important infrastructure facility for the construction and operation of Nuclear Power Station. Based on the practice of Lingao nuclear power project management information system (NPMIS), the author describes the NPMIS design goals, system architecture and software functionality, points out the outline issues during the development and deployment of NPMIS

2001-01-01

231

Automated transportation management system (ATMS) software project management plan (SPMP)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS) Software Project Management plan (SPMP) is the lead planning document governing the life cycle of the ATMS and its integration into the Transportation Information Network (TIN). This SPMP defines the project tasks, deliverables, and high level schedules involved in developing the client/server ATMS software.

Weidert, R.S., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-05-20

232

Research of Foreign Exchange Management Legal System  

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Full Text Available As the foreign exchange management mode undergoes the conversion from direct-management to indirect-management, foreign exchange and financial supervision system have being perfected by relative department. Especially in recent years, financial laws and regulations have got further regulation adjustment. However, in the whole financial law system, foreign exchange control in the whole system. So, consummating the currency law in force has become the most significance in building laws of foreign exchange.

Yang Bai

2009-01-01

233

Quality management system at K-Lab  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This report describes how a Quality Management System has been organised at Kaarstoe metering and technology laboratory (K-Lab). Implementation of new technologies will become easier to carry through if they have been developed within a Quality Management System according to existing international standards. K-Lab has applied for accreditation to the Norwegian Calibration Service which among other requirements requests a proper Quality Management System. 2 refs., 4 figs.

Bosio, J. (K-Lab (NO))

1990-01-01

234

A model for international border management systems.  

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To effectively manage the security or control of its borders, a country must understand its border management activities as a system. Using its systems engineering and security foundations as a Department of Energy National Security Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories has developed such an approach to modeling and analyzing border management systems. This paper describes the basic model and its elements developed under Laboratory Directed Research and Development project 08-684.

Duggan, Ruth Ann

2008-09-01

235

WEB-BASED PENSION FUND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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Full Text Available Given the discouraging record of the traditional pension system and the limited coverage of the private-sector pension schemes, there is need for robust web-based pension fund management system that can handle the pension process efficiently. This work focus on the design and implementation of a web-based pension fund management application to replace the manual system, thus getting rid of the hurdles involved in the traditional pension management process.

Afolashade Kuyoro; Okolie S. O.; Lawal O. A.; Aina Marshal A.

2012-01-01

236

Knowledge Management System and User Modeling  

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Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to releve some aspects regarding a knowledge management system and a user model which will be implemented in the training process of the students.They are also presented some features and the personalization in a Knowledge Management Systems. The porpose is to develop an ontology for the user modelling in this context and later to use this in a multi agent system for the knowledge management.

Cornelia NOVAC UDUDEC; Vasile MAZILESCU

2011-01-01

237

Knowledge management systems information and communication technologies for knowledge management  

CERN Document Server

This book presents the many facets, concepts and theories that have influenced knowledge management and the state of practice concerning strategy, organization, systems and economics. The second edition updates the material to cover the most recent developments in ICT-supported knowledge management. It also provides a more coverage of its theoretical foundation including a new account of knowledge work, discusses the potentials and challenges of process-oriented knowledge management, adds a new chapter on modelling that plays an important role in knowledge management initiatives and contrasts

Maier, Ronald

2007-01-01

238

Integrated ethics for the clinical systems manager.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

This article describes how clinical systems managers can integrate clinical ethics, management ethics, and the social responsibility of business or organizational leaders (business ethics) to resolve ethical dilemmas they may encounter. Three examples are discussed: policy on use of resources, personnel issues, and managed care and the current backlash against it.

Weber LJ

1998-09-01

239

The Troll HSE Risk Management System  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Petroleum Act and Internal Control regulations in Norway lay down requirements for how HSE shall be Managed and documented. To comply with the Norwegian legislation the Troll Project has developed an HSE Risk Management System (RMS) structured around Hazards and Effects Management. The resulting quality, technical and operating integrity, and HSE performance are an endorsement of the power of RMS.

Wiig, E.; Berthelsen, I.; Donovan, K.

1996-12-31

240

5 CFR 9701.405 - Performance management system requirements.  

Science.gov (United States)

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Performance management system requirements. 9701.405...HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Performance Management § 9701.405 Performance management system requirements. (a) DHS...

2009-01-01

 
 
 
 
241

Integrating Process Management with Archival Management Systems: Lessons Learned  

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Full Text Available The Integrated Digital Special Collections (INDI) system is a prototype of a database-driven, Web application designed to automate and manage archival workflow for large institutions and consortia. This article discusses the how the INDI project enabled the successful implementation of a process to manage large technology projects in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. It highlights how the scope of these technology projects is set and how the major deliverables for each project are defined. The article also talks about how the INDI system followed the process and still failed to be completed. It examines why the process itself is successful and why the INDI project failed. It further underscores the importance of process management in archival management systems.

J. Gordon Daines, III; Cory L. Nimer

2009-01-01

242

Mine railway equipments management information system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Based on client/server and browser/server models, the management information system described realized the entire life-cycle management of mine railway equipment which included universal equipment and special equipment in the locomotive depot, track maintenance division, electrical depot and car depot. The system has other online functions such as transmitting reports, graphics management, statistics, searches, graphics wizard and web propaganda. It was applied in Pingdingshan Coal Co. Ltd.'s Railway Transport Department. 5 refs., 4 figs.

Zhang, X.; Han, K.; Duan, T.; Liu, Z.; Lu, H. [China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou (China)

2007-06-15

243

Tracking case management accountability: a systems approach.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

A review of the evaluation of case management programs in the last two decades reveals a lack of consistency in showing outcome effectiveness. In addition, program evaluation models do not reflect the most prevalent theoretical foundation of case management practice, systems theory. It was the purpose of this article to conceptually establish an evaluation model that reflects systems theory in case management practice, to develop evaluation instruments congruent to collecting data in this model, and then to field-test this evaluation model.

Frankel AJ; Heft-LaPorte H

1998-01-01

244

Safety management systems, friends or foes?  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Safety management systems (SMS) are discussed; the terms `safety`, `management` and `systems` are defined and benefits and drawbacks of SMS are considered. Normal and extraordinary management principles are described. Positive aspects to be gained from SMS include prevention of problems before they occur, foreseeing emergencies, and learning from accidents. Negative aspects which need to be addressed include resistance to change, wrong application and inefficiency. 8 refs., 2 figs.

Knowles, J. [Jim Knowles and Associates (Australia)

1998-12-31

245

Toward Web-based Careflow Management Systems  

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Full Text Available Health  care  systems are  prime  examples  of ultra large scale systems involving complex, distributive processes with a high degree of variability. There are ubiquitous communication and massive data and knowledge management requirements including documentation and reporting. Health care systems are also critical systems, where errors can be very costly in terms of lives, quality of life, and/or dollars.  The efficient use of limited resources is not only desirable but necessary. Designing these processes and managing their performance is difficult and error prone. We discuss  a  web-based  Careflow  Management  System,  currently under  development,  that takes advantage of emerging web technology and extends existing workflow management systems with formal verification features applying high performance computing  methods  to support  real-time monitoring and adaptation. Healthcare ontologies are integrated into the system to allow advanced reasoning and to ensure accurate and relevant knowledge sharing among the various collaborators enhancing interoperability between specialized systems devoted to each area.

Keith Miller; Wendy MacCaull

2009-01-01

246

FDA Industry Systems User Guide: Account Management  

Science.gov (United States)

... FDA Industry Systems User Guide: Account Management. Getting Started. ... Step-by-Step Help. Create New Account. Login to FDA Industry Systems. ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/foodfacilityregistration

247

Battery Management System (BMS) Evaluation Toolset.  

Science.gov (United States)

The military is currently pursuing the development of advanced battery systems for ground vehicles. Battery Management Systems (BMS) are required for safe operation and performance optimization. The military will utilize technologies from any qualified so...

D. Skalny J. Mainero J. Zwally

2011-01-01

248

Network Management using Multi-Agents System  

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Full Text Available This paper aims to present a multiagent system for network management. The models developed for the proposed system defines certain intelligent agents interact to achieve the objectives and requirements of the multiagent organization.

Gustavo ISAZA; Maria H. MEJÍA; Luis Fernando CASTILLO; Adriana MORALES; Nestor DUQUE

2013-01-01

249

Vessel Performance Management System: Technical Report.  

Science.gov (United States)

The project involved the development of a shipboard Vessel Performance Management System (VPMS). The purpose of the system is to collect and process key vessel/engine performance data, with the goals of reducing fuel costs and standardizing consumption re...

K. P. Logan

1985-01-01

250

Trends in laboratory information management systems  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are an outgrowth of laboratory automation, the increasing workload in most laboratories, and the success that Information Management Systems have shown in enhancing productivity in a wide variety of activities. One current need is a model for constructing a local area network for the LIMS.

Gibbon, G.A.

1984-01-01

251

Advanced Air Traffic Management System Study Overview.  

Science.gov (United States)

This report summarizes the U.S. Department of Transportation study and development plans for the air traffic management system of the late 1980's and beyond. The plans are presented in the framework of an evolutionary system concept of traffic management,...

1975-01-01

252

TUBERCULOSIS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TIMS)  

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TIMS is a Windows-based client/server application that assists health departments and other facilities to manage TB patients, to conduct TB surveillance activities, and to manage TB programs overall. TIMS provides for electronic transmission of TB surveillance data (OMB No. 0920-...

253

E-waste: an assessment of global production and environmental impacts.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

E-waste comprises discarded electronic appliances, of which computers and mobile telephones are disproportionately abundant because of their short lifespan. The current global production of E-waste is estimated to be 20-25 million tonnes per year, with most E-waste being produced in Europe, the United States and Australasia. China, Eastern Europe and Latin America will become major E-waste producers in the next ten years. Miniaturisation and the development of more efficient cloud computing networks, where computing services are delivered over the internet from remote locations, may offset the increase in E-waste production from global economic growth and the development of pervasive new technologies. E-waste contains valuable metals (Cu, platinum group) as well as potential environmental contaminants, especially Pb, Sb, Hg, Cd, Ni, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Burning E-waste may generate dioxins, furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs), and hydrogen chloride. The chemical composition of E-waste changes with the development of new technologies and pressure from environmental organisations on electronics companies to find alternatives to environmentally damaging materials. Most E-waste is disposed in landfills. Effective reprocessing technology, which recovers the valuable materials with minimal environmental impact, is expensive. Consequently, although illegal under the Basel Convention, rich countries export an unknown quantity of E-waste to poor countries, where recycling techniques include burning and dissolution in strong acids with few measures to protect human health and the environment. Such reprocessing initially results in extreme localised contamination followed by migration of the contaminants into receiving waters and food chains. E-waste workers suffer negative health effects through skin contact and inhalation, while the wider community are exposed to the contaminants through smoke, dust, drinking water and food. There is evidence that E-waste associated contaminants may be present in some agricultural or manufactured products for export.

Robinson BH

2009-12-01

254

Using expert systems to manage distributed computer systems  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Expert systems can be used effectively to manage distributed computer systems which are based on decentralized control of shared resources. These distributed systems can exhibit high reliability and performance. Yet, designing such systems poses formidable problems. These problems involve real-time distributed decision-making where decision-makers do not know with full certainty the state of remote nodes. The authors identify what characteristics an intelligent decision-making agent must possess to successfully attack these problems, and argue that expert systems share these characteristics. They also present the architecture of an Expert Manager, an experimental system that uses expert-system techniques to manage a distributed computer system.

Pasquale, J.

1987-01-01

255

Document Management System Mobility – Main Trend in Future Document Management  

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Full Text Available During the last few years the circulation of electronic documents has become one of the main elements of information technology (IT) development in the public sector. Governmental institutions implement electronic document management systems, reciprocally exchange digitally signed documents, develop internal and external normative acts and distribute them electronically. However, IT development is as always rapid and document management systems, acquired or created some years ago, not always provide optimal functionality nowadays. This is caused by the rapid spread of mobile technologies. Document management systems which are originally created for usage in stationary and portable computers are not always adaptable for convenient usage in tablet PCs and mobile phones. Thus it is clear that in the near future the main trend of electronic document management will be the adaptation for mobile devices. The main aim of this article is to determine what is the relationship between document management systems and mobile devices and if the main future trend of electronic document management will be adaptation for mobile devices. The results show that mobile devices, though inevitably connected to future development of DMS, can also also cause security breaches.

T. Leikums

2013-01-01

256

Sequencing Information Management System (SIMS). Final report  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A feasibility study to develop a requirements analysis and functional specification for a data management system for large-scale DNA sequencing laboratories resulted in a functional specification for a Sequencing Information Management System (SIMS). This document reports the results of this feasibility study, and includes a functional specification for a SIMS relational schema. The SIMS is an integrated information management system that supports data acquisition, management, analysis, and distribution for DNA sequencing laboratories. The SIMS provides ad hoc query access to information on the sequencing process and its results, and partially automates the transfer of data between laboratory instruments, analysis programs, technical personnel, and managers. The SIMS user interfaces are designed for use by laboratory technicians, laboratory managers, and scientists. The SIMS is designed to run in a heterogeneous, multiplatform environment in a client/server mode. The SIMS communicates with external computational and data resources via the internet.

Fields, C.

1996-02-15

257

Nova laser assurance-management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] In a well managed project, Quality Assurance is an integral part of the management activities performed on a daily basis. Management assures successful performance within budget and on schedule by using all the good business, scientific, engineering, quality assurance, and safety practices available. Quality assurance and safety practices employed on Nova are put in perspective by integrating them into the overall function of good project management. The Nova assurance management system was developed using the quality assurance (QA) approach first implemented at LLNL in early 1978. The LLNL QA program is described as an introduction to the Nova assurance management system. The Nova system is described pictorially through the Nova configuration, subsystems and major components, interjecting the QA techniques which are being pragmatically used to assure the successful completion of the project

1983-01-01

258

Learning Management Systems: Are They Knowledge Management Tools?  

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Full Text Available The new adventure of online world has helped to improve many domains and sectors. Knowledge management era which originally related to business sector is now required in industry, health, or any institute that needs to manage its knowledge. Education is no exception! The advancement in computers speed and memory, and the growth of Internet usage are behind the inspiration of e-learning approach. In which the computer is used as a medium to deliver and share educational materials and knowledge instead of face-to-face tutoring. This makes education available to any one, any place, and any time as learner need. This paper presents the relationship between knowledge management and learning management system (LMS) that is used in e-learning paradigms. A detailed description of the LMS used at Arab Open University (AOU) is included in this paper. We claim that the LMS used at AOU can be considered as a knowledge management tool.

Bayan Aref Abu Shawar; Jehad Ahmad Al-Sadi

2010-01-01

259

Time Management in Workflow Systems  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Management of workflow processes is more than just enactment of process activitiesaccording to business rules. Time management functionality should be provided to controlthe lifecycle of processes. Time management should address planning of workflowexecutions in time, provide various estimates about activity execution durations, avoidviolations of deadlines assigned to activities and the entire process, and react to deadlineviolations when they occur. In this paper we describe how time information can be capturedin the workflow definition, and we propose a technique for calculating internalactivity deadlines with the goal to meet the overall deadlines during process execution.1

Euthimios Panagos; Heinz Pozewaunig; Michael Rabinovich

260

Large scale distributed processor energy management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The need for saving energy through improved heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) control is great. Tools for conserving energy at the local site and providing interaction within a total system are important. The centralized system is a management tool enabling this large network to operate on a rational centrally coordinated basis. It will eventually monitor environmental conditions for the tenth largest U.S. school system. Like accounting, production, and automation, energy is entering the age of central computer control. The impact of the microprocessor revolution to management and development of large energy management systems is now beginning.

Mattes, D.A.; Morley, R.E.

1980-01-01

 
 
 
 
261

Software configuration management plan for HANDI 2000 business management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) describes the configuration management and control environment for HANDI 2000 for the PP and PS software as well as any custom developed software. This plan establishes requirements and processes for uniform documentation control, system change control, systematic evaluation and coordination of HANDI 2000. This SCMP becomes effective as this document is acceptance and will provide guidance through implementation efforts.

Wilson, D.

1998-08-25

262

Establishing and Managing Management Information Systems in Developing Countries  

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Full Text Available Managers at all levels in organizations must constantly work with relevant, timely, strategic, accurate, structured, cost-effective information in order to execute planning, control, decision making and problem solving efficiently and effectively. Effective management information systems (MISs) provide this information. Many existing MISs are either not actually a MIS or inadequate. Also a large number of sizeable organizations do not own a MIS. Yet almost no publication has given incisive, clear guidance on establishing and managing an effective MIS, especially in developing countries. This paper was written, based on thorough search for and critical assessment of existing literature and on the author's experience, to correct misconceptions of MIS and to help organizations and MIS managers to have the right MIS. By reading the paper, organization’s managers and information system/information technology specialists will understand clearly the basic components of an information system and that both parties must work together to establish a MIS that achieves organization’s goals. They will also learn how to identify the need and why and how to initiate, plan, implement and maintain a new MIS or revitalization of a moribund one; to recruit and motivate suitable staff; and to provide reports that help managers to make decisions and take proactive actions.

Chris Prince Udochukwu Njoku

2013-01-01

263

Systems approaches to solving practical management problems  

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Full Text Available The third main methodological stream of the systems movement is applied systems thinking, beside the study of systems in their own right and systems thinking in the disciplines. Applied systems thinking, represented by different systems methodologies for structuring problem situations, is based on appropriate frameworks of ideas, on the one hand, and is addressed to creative intervening in the real world to solve practical management problems, on the other. According to its Tran disciplinary interdisciplinary and Tran paradigmatic nature, systems thinking, through its theories, methodologies, models can add significant value in a variety of fields. In comparison with the management "fads", high status ought to be granted to applied systems thinking due to the theoretical and methodological founded ness and practical capabilities verified of various systems approaches to solving the complex, interactive and multi-meaning management problems.

Petrovi? Slavica P.

2004-01-01

264

Multiple system modelling of waste management.  

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Due to increased environmental awareness, planning and performance of waste management has become more and more complex. Therefore waste management has early been subject to different types of modelling. Another field with long experience of modelling and systems perspective is energy systems. The two modelling traditions have developed side by side, but so far there are very few attempts to combine them. Waste management systems can be linked together with energy systems through incineration plants. The models for waste management can be modelled on a quite detailed level whereas surrounding systems are modelled in a more simplistic way. This is a problem, as previous studies have shown that assumptions on the surrounding system often tend to be important for the conclusions. In this paper it is shown how two models, one for the district heating system (MARTES) and another one for the waste management system (ORWARE), can be linked together. The strengths and weaknesses with model linking are discussed when compared to simplistic assumptions on effects in the energy and waste management systems. It is concluded that the linking of models will provide a more complete, correct and credible picture of the consequences of different simultaneous changes in the systems. The linking procedure is easy to perform and also leads to activation of project partners. However, the simulation procedure is a bit more complicated and calls for the ability to run both models. PMID:21855313

Eriksson, Ola; Bisaillon, Mattias

2011-08-19

265

5 CFR 430.304 - SES performance management systems.  

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...2009-01-01 false SES performance management systems. 430.304 ...CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Managing Senior Executive...Performance § 430.304 SES performance management systems. (a) To...

2009-01-01

266

Fims, forestry information management system: An overview  

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This geographic information system has been developed as part of Forestry Canada's Eastern Quebec Forestry Program for woodlot owners in eastern Quebec. The goal was to provide private woodlot operators with a management system that uses the most advanced technology available. This booklet provides an overview of this system, explaining how the system can be used.

1991-01-01

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Financial management of health system pharmacy practice.  

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The financial management of pharmacies and health systems is a combination of the traditional management of personnel and drug and supply costs with the management of the total costs of care. It includes determining the consequences of less than optimal drug therapy, improving drug therapy, and reengineering pharmacy departments and services across all patient care settings to deliver optimal pharmacotherapy. Prevention and reduction of adverse drug events, disease state management, and other methods to improve quality of care are of major importance. Future articles in this series on the financial management of pharmacy practice in health care systems will provide examples of applications of financial management in acute care, ambulatory care, long term care, and across sites of care. They also will include the justification of the development of new types of patient care services.

Abramowitz PW

1997-01-01

268

Configuration management plan for the Automated Transportation Management System  

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This document describes the Software Configuration Management (SCM) approach and procedures to be utilized in ensuring and controlling the development process of the Automated Transportation Management System (ATMS). The sponsor has identified ATMS and its components as unclassified and non-sensitive. The configuration management procedures are necessary to ensure that any changes made to software and related documentation are consistent with ATMS goals and objectives and contained securely in a central library. The objectives of the Plan are to (1) Establish product baselines that support the change process; (2) Ensure that all system changes support ATMS goals and objectives; (3) Ensure that the potential impacts of system changes are adequately evaluated prior to implementation; (4) Ensure that the latest approved versions of all software are being used in all environments (current production, development and future production); (5) Establish a configuration status reporting standard that informs pertinent individuals of ATMS system status; (6) Ensure that the baselines always remain current with the production software and documentation; (7) Ensure that configuration management is integrated with other management plans designed to meet the overall objectives and goals of ATMS; and (8) Ensure that the configuration library function of maintaining all master copies of documentation and software for each product is supported.

Genoni, S.K. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1994-04-01

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Integrated safety management system verification: Volume 2  

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Department of Energy (DOE) Policy (P) 450.4, Safety Management System Policy, commits to institutionalization of an Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) throughout the DOE complex. The DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR, 48 CFR 970) requires contractors to manage and perform work in accordance with a documented Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS). Guidance and expectations have been provided to PNNL by incorporation into the operating contract (Contract DE-ACM-76FL0 1830) and by letter. The contract requires that the contractor submit a description of their ISMS for approval by DOE. PNNL submitted their proposed Safety Management System Description for approval on November 25,1997. RL tentatively approved acceptance of the description pursuant to a favorable recommendation from this review. The Integrated Safety Management System Verification is a review of the adequacy of the ISMS description in fulfilling the requirements of the DEAR and the DOE Policy. The purpose of this review is to provide the Richland Operations Office Manager with a recommendation for approval of the ISMS description of the Pacific Northwest Laboratory based upon compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR 970.5204(-2 and -78); and to verify the extent and maturity of ISMS implementation within the Laboratory. Further the review will provide a model for other DOE laboratories managed by the Office of Assistant Secretary for Energy Research.

Christensen, R.F.

1998-08-10

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OCRWM Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)  

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The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Systems Engineering Management Plan (OCRWM SEMP) specifies the technical management approach for the development of the waste management system, and specifies the approach for the development of each of the system elements -- the waste acceptance system, the transportation system, the Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility, and the mined geologic disposal system, which includes site characterization activity. The SEMP also delineates how systems engineering will be used by OCRWM to describe the system development process; it identifies responsibilities for its implementation, and specifies the minimum requirements for systems engineering. It also identifies the close interrelationship of system engineering and licensing processes. This SEMP, which is a combined OCRWM and M ampersand O SEMP, is part of the top-level program documentation and is prepared in accordance with the direction provided in the Program Management System Manual (PMSM). The relationship of this document to other top level documents in the CRWMS document hierarchy is defined in the PMSM. A systems engineering management plan for each project, which specifies the actions to be taken in implementing systems engineering at the project level, shall be prepared by the respective project managers. [''Program'' refers to the CRWMS-wide activity and ''project'' refers to that level responsible for accomplishing the specific activities of that segment of the program.] The requirements for the project level SEMPs are addressed in Section 4.2.2.2. They represent the minimum set of requirements, and do not preclude the broadening of systems engineering activities to meet the specific needs of each project

1994-01-01

271

Intelligent Manage for the Operating System Services  

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Full Text Available The Operating system is very complicated software and its size is very large. The challenges managing operating systems services have huge number of services and operating systems updates software. In this paper we concerned about Exokernel operating system structure for more generalization and reusability. For facilitate knowledge sharing and reusability the ontology based has been developed in artificial intelligence. Also semantic character in ontology based will reduce the number of services instead to keep all of them. In this paper, ontology refers to a layer of interfaces and services that resides between the application and the operating system is proposed. The proposed services ontology based facilitatesthe development, deployment and management of embedded system. Also The proposed ontology based suitable for any operating system. This paper will use Service-Oriented ontology architecture to management the operating system services development.

Eman K. Elsayed; Nahed Desouky

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Intelligent Manage for the Operating System Services  

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Full Text Available The Operating system is very complicated software and its size is very large. The challenges managing operating systems services have huge number of services and operating systems updates software. In this paper we concerned about Exokernel operating system structure for more generalization and reusability. For facilitate knowledge sharing and reusability the ontology based has been developed in artificial intelligence. Also semantic character in ontology based will reduce the number of services instead to keep all of them. In this paper, ontology refers to a layer of interfaces and services that resides between the application and the operating system is proposed. The proposed services ontology based facilitatesthe development, deployment and management of embedded system. Also The proposed ontology based suitable for any operating system. This paper will use Service-Oriented ontology architecture to management the operating system services development.

Eman K. Elsayed; Nahed Desouky

2011-01-01

273

Knowledge Management and Usability Model for Knowledge Management System  

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Full Text Available Many studies and works have been done to produce a Knowledge Management System (KMS) in which employees of any organization can access the organization’s sources of information and solutions. However, there is still no standard knowledge measurement and usability model that can assist KMS user to select or evaluate the appropriate KMS. The aim of this paper is to analyze how the ISO Consolidated Usability Model suggested by Abran, Khelifi, Suryn and Seffah can be used in measuring knowledge and evaluating usability for any Knowledge Management System. The methodology used is a user-satisfaction questionnaire developed based on the ISO Consolidated Usability Model.

Nafaizatulnaniah Hashim; Abu Bakar Md Sultan

2009-01-01

274

THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN  

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Full Text Available With the collapsing of Soviet Union, the most important problem in the independent countries, which have entered into the process of democratization, is the reconstruction of states. Having a centralist and totalitarian system in the management of state, `separate of ruling forces` principle has been occurred as a management system.As a federal country in the structure of former Soviet Union, Azerbaijan has entered into the process of creating a new state after gaining independence. In this article, after the independence of Azerbaijan Republic, its management system and duties have been studied.

Recep REH?ML?

2009-01-01

275

Location-based management system for construction  

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With extensive case studies for illustration, this is a practitioner's guide to an entirely new production system for construction management using flowline scheduling.Covering the entire process of presenting a comprehensive management system - from design, through measurement, scheduling, and visualization and control - its emphasis is on reducing cost and increasing quality.Drawing its components together into a management system, the authors not only include theory and explanations of how and why it works, but also examine and present a suite of methods for s

Kenley, Russell

2009-01-01

276

Operator Support System for Multistage Accident Management  

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An accident, in general, starts from an abnormal plant event, may develop to a severe accident, and to the release of radioactive materials. Since each stage has different characteristics, it is necessary to consider the corresponding multiple stage accident management system: (1) before a severe accident, (2) after the initiation of a severe accident, and (3) the release of radioactive materials. This paper describes the current status and plan of KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) to develop an integrated computer aided accident management system for nuclear power plants, covering the above three stages (KAMP: KAERI Accident Management Program). KAERI has developed KOSSN (KAERI Operation Supporting System for NPP) to assist emergency operation (Stage 1) and KACAP (KAERI Accident Consequence Analysis Program) to analyze consequences (Stage 3). The plan includes the modification of those systems, the development of SPDS (Safety Parameter Display System) and a fast running prediction module to assist sever accident management (Stage 2), and the integration of the subsystems. (authors)

1997-01-01

277

Designing natural disaster management information system  

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Full Text Available Introduction: To cope with natural and unnatural critical events such as air crashes, car accidents, chemicals and earthquakes or floods needs powerful resource management. Some of these critical events are tiny and by using local and available resources management could be resolved, but some cover extended geographical areas and so need a massive, vast resources and high level management for example intense earthquakes which were occurred in Iran. Distributed information systems including web based DMS and DSS, that has been just developed in some countries, have gained much importance. One typical case was implemented by World Red Crescent in Turkey's earthquake which tolerated many damages six years ago.This system is a distributed system and a type of decision support system that can be used in vast critical by disaster managers. This system is compounded of operational research (for example mathematical based-optimization and simulation) and artificial intelligent (for example knowledge based-systems and pattern recognition) and information management systems (network and .Net based system) methods. Designing and implementing of this system is very important according to span discussion and available facilities in our country. Literature review: This is a librarian and internet based-research. Architecture of disaster information management system based available information in various articles and web sites in internet are reviewed and then it has been naturalized based on conditions and facilities of our country. Conclusion: In this research proposed architecture has benefits of similar systems as well as It has been naturalized based on conditions and available facilities and it can been operated in various organizations, and can reduce damages due to natural hazards. Applying this architecture is first step in triggering of natural disaster information management systems to reduce damages. Damages due to natural disasters should be reduced by using this system and integrating of available information of various resources in different organizations.

M Setayesh Barhaghi M.1 / Kamkar Haghighi; M Kamkar Haghighi; M Alizadeh

2007-01-01

278

Research and Development Management System (RDMS)  

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[en] Research and Development (R and D) is a main activity carried out at the Malaysian Nuclear Agency particularly in the physical science and nuclear field. The R and D activity that is carried out needs to be managed more efficiently and systematically. Until now all research management activities are carried out manually or semi electronically, beginning from filling in application forms to when the project is completed. Therefore a computerized system is needed in order to manage and monitor R and D projects. The R and D system is capable of giving access information concerning R and D projects which are carried out to users inside and outside the agency. The R and D management system (RDMS) can increase the capability of the Malaysian Nuclear Agency in managing, researching and developing, innovating and inventing technology as well as commercializing the R and D produced. (author)

2010-01-01

279

Eftweb: Towards a Content Management System  

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EFTWeb is a World Wide Web based learning system developed to support both presence anddistance learning. The EFTWeb model offers the means for content management of educationalmaterial, taking into account user needs, security and economic issues. It also providesintegration and user/content independence taking advantage of its flexible architecture.This paper briefly presents the model and discusses EFTWeb content management approach toeducation, learning and training activities stressing how important are systems that allow theongoing change of business operation models. The authors believe that model flexibility will beone of the characteristics of emergent operation management systems.Keywords: content management, computer-mediated technologies, operation managementINTRODUCTIONThe digital economy obeys to very different paradigms from the traditional ones. The later onesare based in a form of analysing the chain of operations and the chain of value (Kalakota andRob...

Joaquim Borges Gouveia; Luis Gouveia; Francisco Restivo

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Management issues for high performance storage systems  

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Managing distributed high-performance storage systems is complex and, although sharing common ground with traditional network and systems management, presents unique storage-related issues. Integration technologies and frameworks exist to help manage distributed network and system environments. Industry-driven consortia provide open forums where vendors and users cooperate to leverage solutions. But these new approaches to open management fall short addressing the needs of scalable, distributed storage. We discuss the motivation and requirements for storage system management (SSM) capabilities and describe how SSM manages distributed servers and storage resource objects in the High Performance Storage System (HPSS), a new storage facility for data-intensive applications and large-scale computing. Modem storage systems, such as HPSS, require many SSM capabilities, including server and resource configuration control, performance monitoring, quality of service, flexible policies, file migration, file repacking, accounting, and quotas. We present results of initial HPSS SSM development including design decisions and implementation trade-offs. We conclude with plans for follow-on work and provide storage-related recommendations for vendors and standards groups seeking enterprise-wide management solutions.

Louis, S. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Burris, R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-03-01

 
 
 
 
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Effective maintenance practices to manage system aging  

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For a variety of economic and technical reasons, there has been a growing concern with the aging of complex systems and components and the role that maintenance can play in reducing this degradation. A study for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was recently undertaken to identify effective maintenance practices that could be adapted by the nuclear industry in the United States to assist in managing the aging degradation of plant systems and components. Four organizations were examined to assess the influence that their maintenance programs have on their ability to address the systems and component aging degradation issues. An effective maintenance program was found to be essential to the management of system and component aging. The four key elements of an effective maintenance program that are important to an aging management program were identified. These are: the selection of critical systems and components; the development of an understanding of aging through the collection and analysis of equipment performance information; the development of appropriate preventive and predictive maintenance tasks to manage equipment and system aging degradation; the use of feedback mechanisms to continuously improve the management of aging systems and components. These elements were found to be common to all four organizations. In examining how the four organizations have structured their maintenance programs to include these key elements provides valuable lessons not only for the nuclear power industry, but also for any industrial organization that is concerned with the management of system and component aging degradation. This document provides detail, of these studies.

Chockie, A.; Bjorkelo, K.

1992-01-01

282

Effective maintenance practices to manage system aging  

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For a variety of economic and technical reasons, there has been a growing concern with the aging of complex systems and components and the role that maintenance can play in reducing this degradation. A study for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was recently undertaken to identify effective maintenance practices that could be adapted by the nuclear industry in the United States to assist in managing the aging degradation of plant systems and components. Four organizations were examined to assess the influence that their maintenance programs have on their ability to address the systems and component aging degradation issues. An effective maintenance program was found to be essential to the management of system and component aging. The four key elements of an effective maintenance program that are important to an aging management program were identified. These are: the selection of critical systems and components; the development of an understanding of aging through the collection and analysis of equipment performance information; the development of appropriate preventive and predictive maintenance tasks to manage equipment and system aging degradation; the use of feedback mechanisms to continuously improve the management of aging systems and components. These elements were found to be common to all four organizations. In examining how the four organizations have structured their maintenance programs to include these key elements provides valuable lessons not only for the nuclear power industry, but also for any industrial organization that is concerned with the management of system and component aging degradation. This document provides detail, of these studies

1992-01-01

283

Data systems can boost nursing care. Nurse management information systems in resource management.  

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Resource management aims to improve patient care by matching resources with patient needs. Nurse management information systems provide data on skill mix, rostering requirements, ward costs and patient dependency levels, enabling a nursing strategy to be planned for the ward.

Wilson J

1992-02-01

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Sustainable Resilience of Company Management System  

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Full Text Available Resilience management performance comprise the resilience management processes: building awareness of resilience issue, selection of essential organizational components, selection of organizational operation, identification and prioritization of keystone vulnerability. Management knowledge comprise following elements: Commercial knowledge management, Quality knowledge management, Health and safety knowledge management and Environment knowledge management. The assessment of the overall resilience profile for each organization represents the set of rules to be followed in the assessment procedure. Resilience profiles have been developed to give organizations a visual description of their resilience and indicate areas of strength and weakness.The Resilience Index is the stability parameter of any system and can be used as the measuring parameter for the assessment of the potential hazard events. In particular, it is of interest to mention that the Resilience Index is the parameter of the system which can be used as the diagnostic tool in the assessment of the potential hazard event of the system. As regards management hazard events can lead to mal function of the company and its destruction.The catastrophic event prediction is imminent to every complex system and requires the permanent measurement of the indicators fluctuation and evaluation of the resilience index in the time scale. If there are simultaneous changes of the indicators there is a need to have validation of their agglomeration in order to verify those situations which are the potential catastrophic events.

Naim H. AFGAN; Dejan B. CVETINOVI?; Paul ANDRE

2011-01-01

285

Model Driven Laboratory Information Management Systems  

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Scientists in small research labs need more robust tools than spreadsheets to manage their data. However, no suitable laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are readily available; they are either too costly or too complex. We have therefore developed Seedpod, a model driven LIMS that allow...

Li, Hao; Gennari, John H.; Brinkley, James F.

286

Integrating incident investigation into the management system  

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[en] In the last 10 yr, the size and frequency of incidents affecting the communities and environment surrounding chemical processing facilities has increased. The chemical process industry, which has always concerned itself with the safety of its facilities, has responded by committing to stricter standards of operation and management. A critical element of these management practices is the use of a structured incident investigation program. Many facilities have implemented and disciplined themselves to perform good investigation of incidents. However, most of these facilities maintain incident investigation as part of their safety management programs. This allows the process to be disconnected from the management system that deals with the day-to-day business of the facility. The first step of integration is understanding the objectives and functions of the management system into which the integration is to occur. To begin, a common definition of management is needed. Management, for the purposes of this discussion, is defined as the system of activities used to control, coordinate, and improve the flow of work within a facility or organization. This definition refers to several concepts that need further development in order to understand how incident investigation can be integrated into a management system, including (a) flow of work, (b) control, and (c) improvement. Application can be made to the nuclear industry

1992-01-01

287

Management of Hotel Dining Information System  

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Dining hotel management is more completed, more accurately, and effectively method for hotel and dining industries. It is an application based on modern hotel market. The information management system is already widely used in many fields at moment. Nowadays, with the dining hotel industries develop...

Liu, Fangyi

288

[Essential guidelines for Quality Management System].  

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The guidelines describe the essential parts of the quality management system to fulfil the requirements of the standard EN ISO 15 189. It includes mainly the organisation, the definition of responsibilities, training of personnel, the document control, the quality control, identification and control of nonconformities, corrective actions, preventive actions and evaluation, as audits and the management review.

Daunizeau A

2013-06-01

289

Agents-Based Knowledge Management System Model  

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Full Text Available The article considers the methods and means of knowledge management in industrial activities to create knowledge management systems (KMS). The author gives approaches to the construction of KMS architecture on the basis of model representation, obtaining, exchange, processing, monitoring the state of KMS knowledge as agents’ activities (staff and intelligent software agents).

G. A. Us

2011-01-01

290

WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS REGISTRATION  

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Full Text Available Workflow management system is a system that defines, creates and manages the execution of workflows through the use of software, running on one or more workflow engines, which is able to interpret the process definition, interact with workflow participants and, where required, invoke the use of IT tools and applications. It can also be seen as a system overseeing the process of passing information, documents, and tasks from one employee or machine to another within a business for action according to a set of procedural rules. This thesis is aimed at developing a workflow management system that would enable postgraduate students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka to do their registration electronically. This involves converting all manual processes to web-enabled registration designed on the concept of workflow. Specifically the tasks the proposed system can perform include: Online fees payment, automatic registration number generation, online course registration, online students information management, online course schedule system, online registration approval system and realtime feedback mechanism. The system also has a well formatted output that presents information to management in a meaningful format. The methodology adopted for this research is the structured system analysis and design methodology (SSADM). The tools used for the system design include VB.Net, Microsoft SQL server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft .Net Frame work 2.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 VSS Writer.

Njoku Anita

2012-01-01

291

Cooperative Autonomic Management in Dynamic Distributed Systems  

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The centralized management of large distributed systems is often impractical, particularly when the both the topology and status of the system change dynamically. This paper proposes an approach to application-centric self-management in large distributed systems consisting of a collection of autonomic components that join and leave the system dynamically. Cooperative autonomic components self-organize into a dynamically created overlay network. Through local information sharing with neighbors, each component gains access to global information as needed for optimizing performance of applications. The approach has been validated and evaluated by developing a decentralized autonomic system consisting of multiple autonomic application managers previously developed for the In-VIGO grid-computing system. Using analytical results from complex random network and measurements done in a prototype system, we demonstrate the robustness, self-organization and adaptability of our approach, both theoretically and experimentally.

Xu, Jing; Zhao, Ming; Fortes, José A. B.

292

Comparative Study of Management Information System and Decision Support System  

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Full Text Available Management information system is computer based system, which makes information available to manager with similar needs. Management information systems focus only on fully structured task or routines for decision .MIS work on online mode with an average processing speed .Generally, it is used by low level management .Decision support system are powerful tool that assist corporate executives , administrators and other senior officials in making decision regarding the problem. DSS support huge volume of data and focuses on structure as well as semi structured data. DSS is associated with low level management and always works on real time mode. DSS is an interactive, flexible, and adaptive computer based information system. DSS supports complex decision making and increases its effectiveness .The decision support system provides good user for decision makers. The objective of this study is to understand the meaning of MIS and DSS and to know the various factors where they differ and helps to the society.

Rachhpal Singh; Ankur Bhardwaj; Robin Sharma

2013-01-01

293

Identity Management in University System  

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Full Text Available The Identity Management became to be a real and important problem for distributed environments. First off all the access to distributed resources, the distributed communication, virtual workspaces, virtual repositories influence in developing this field of security. How this all started? How this can be implemented? How this can be maintained in a distributed environment?

Emanuil REDNIC; Manole VELICANU

2008-01-01

294

Implementation of cutting tool management system  

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Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper is to show the benefits of implementation of management of cutting tools in the company which specializes in metal cutting process, after which the production conditions alows new possibilities for improvement of the tool management.Design/methodology/approach: applied in this paper was identification current state and exploatation conditions of cutting tools on lathes and milling machines and organization of the departments and other services, which are directly involved in the cutting tools management system.Findings: of the controlled testings and analyses in every phase of tool management in departments and other services which are directly involved in the tool management system will help to reduce stock and costs. It is possible to identify which operator makes errors and is responsible for inappropriate use of cutting tool. Some disadvantages have been identified and a few suggestions for the improvement in the tool management system have been given. A result of research is easy to apply in company with developed informatic infrastructure and is mostly interesting for CNC workshops. Small companies and specialized low volume productions have to made additional effort to integrate in clusters.Practical implications: are reduction of cutting tool on stock, reduction of employee, quick access to the necessary cutting tools and data, simplicity in tool order and supply. The most important is possibility to monitor and to identify which cutting tools and employees are weakest parts of chain in tool management system. Management activity should be foreseeable in all its segments, which includes both the appropriate choice and use of cutting tools, and monitoring of unwanted phenomena during the cutting process and usage of these data for further purchase of tools.Originality/value: in the paper is turnover methodology applied for determination of management efficacy and formation of employees from different departments in virtual tool management system.

G. Svinjarevi?; A. Stoi?; J. Kopa?

2007-01-01

295

Los Alamos Plutonium Facility Waste Management System  

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This paper describes the new computer-based transuranic (TRU) Waste Management System (WMS) being implemented at the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Waste Management System is a distributed computer processing system stored in a Sybase database and accessed by a graphical user interface (GUI) written in Omnis7. It resides on the local area network at the Plutonium Facility and is accessible by authorized TRU waste originators, count room personnel, radiation protection technicians (RPTs), quality assurance personnel, and waste management personnel for data input and verification. Future goals include bringing outside groups like the LANL Waste Management Facility on-line to participate in this streamlined system. The WMS is changing the TRU paper trail into a computer trail, saving time and eliminating errors and inconsistencies in the process.

Smith, K.; Montoya, A.; Wieneke, R.; Wulff, D.; Smith, C.; Gruetzmacher, K.

1997-02-01

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Environmental Management System Demonstration Project. Final Report.  

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This report outlines the activities of the Environmental Management System (EMS) Demonstration Project, provides an analysis of how the project participants progressed in implementing the ISO 14001 Standard, discusses EMS implementation issues, incentives...

C. P. Diamond

1996-01-01

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Investigation of the quality management systems ????????? ?????? ?????????? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ???????????? ?????? ?????????? ?????? ?????????? ??????  

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Full Text Available  The problems of creation of Program investigation of the Quality Management Systems of the proper to the international standards of the ISO 9000 series in aviation industry of Ukraine are considered (2004). ??????????? ???????? ??????? Ğ????????? ??????????? ?? ?????? ?? 2010 ???? ?? ????????? ?? ???????????? ??????????? ??????? ??????? ????????????? ?????? ?????????? ?????????ğ, ???????? ????????????? ???????????? ???????? ??????? (2004). ?????????? ???????? ??????? “???????? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? 2010 ???? ? ???????????? ?? ????????????? ?????????? ?????? ??????? ??????????? ?????? ?????????? ??????”, ????????? ????????????? ??????????? ???????? ??????? (2004).

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2004-01-01

298

RIMS (Records Inventory Management System) Handbook.  

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The Records Inventory Management System (RIMS) is a computer library of abstracted documents relating to low-level radioactive waste. The documents are of interest to state governments, regional compacts, and the Department of Energy, especially as they r...

1989-01-01

299

Implementing a new inventory management system.  

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Determining the type of inventory management system to use in a hospital depends as much on one's technical abilities as its does with the culture of the institution and the vendor's capabilities. PMID:10131696

Saphir, W H

1994-02-01

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A computerized purchase order management system.  

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Order processing and parts issuing are within the scope of an inventory management system and, as such, it was logical to incorporate the Purchase Order Management Menu into the biomedical engineering inventory management system. The Purchase Order Management function was implemented using the services of a biomedical engineering technician who is a staff member. Software development time (two months) was the only resource that was necessary to incorporate this function into the inventory system. This function, implemented on a PC, provided locally functions that had not been available on the mainframe-based hospital purchasing system. These functions directly addressed the needs of the users, who in this case are the staff members of the department of biomedical engineering at University Hospital, Stony Brook, New York. PMID:1855105

Subramanian, S; Villez, P A

 
 
 
 
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A computerized purchase order management system.  

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Order processing and parts issuing are within the scope of an inventory management system and, as such, it was logical to incorporate the Purchase Order Management Menu into the biomedical engineering inventory management system. The Purchase Order Management function was implemented using the services of a biomedical engineering technician who is a staff member. Software development time (two months) was the only resource that was necessary to incorporate this function into the inventory system. This function, implemented on a PC, provided locally functions that had not been available on the mainframe-based hospital purchasing system. These functions directly addressed the needs of the users, who in this case are the staff members of the department of biomedical engineering at University Hospital, Stony Brook, New York.

Subramanian S; Villez PA

1991-05-01

302

Transport concept of new waste management system (inner packaging system)  

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Kobe Steel, Ltd. (KSL) and Transnuclear Tokyo (TNT) have jointly developed a new waste management system concept (called ''Inner packaging system'') for high dose rate wastes generated from nuclear power plants under cooperation with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The inner packaging system is designed as a total management system dedicated to the wastes from nuclear plants in Japan, covering from the wastes conditioning in power plants up to the disposal in final repository. This paper presents the new waste management system concept.

Hakozaki, K. [Transnuclear Ltd (AREVA Group), Tokyo (Japan); Wada, R. [Kobe Steel, Ltd, Kobe (Japan)

2004-07-01

303

Review of Knowledge Management System as Socio-Technical System  

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Knowledge Management Systems as socio-technical system perspectives has recognized for decades. Practitioners and scholars belief Knowledge Management is best carried out throught the optimization both technological and social-aspect. Lacking of understand and consider both aspects could lead organ...

Setiawan Assegaff; Ab Razak Che Hussin

304

Distributed manufacturing and management information system  

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Trends toward lower hardware costs have allowed development of a system incorporating 16-bit minicomputers and microcomputers and packaged software to meet the many requirements of a small-scale manufacturing system. The system employs state-of-the-art hardware and software to provide central control and data management functions in the distributed work station environment. 5 figures.

Gottschalk, G.P.

1980-01-01

305

Project risk management in complex petrochemical system  

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Full Text Available Investigation of risk in complex industrial systems, as well as evaluation of main factors influencing decision making and implementation process using large petrochemical company as an example, has proved the importance of successful project risk management. This is even more emphasized when analyzing systems with complex structure, i.e. with several organizational units. It has been shown that successful risk management requires modern methods, based on adequate application of statistical analysis methods.

Kirin Snežana; Sedmak Aleksandar; Neši? Lela; ?osi? Ilija

2012-01-01

306

Management control systems in the NHS.  

Science.gov (United States)

Non-profit organisations like the NHS require mechanisms for evaluating their performance and judging how effectively or efficiently they are achieving their objectives. Management control systems (MCS) can provide a major input to this type of evaluation and, in addition, can assist in planning, motivating staff, and securing co-ordination at various levels in the organisation. This article examines the use of management control systems in the NHS. PMID:8452803

Cunningham, G

307

Management control systems in the NHS.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Non-profit organisations like the NHS require mechanisms for evaluating their performance and judging how effectively or efficiently they are achieving their objectives. Management control systems (MCS) can provide a major input to this type of evaluation and, in addition, can assist in planning, motivating staff, and securing co-ordination at various levels in the organisation. This article examines the use of management control systems in the NHS.

Cunningham G

1993-02-01

308

15 CFR 995.25 - Quality management system.  

Science.gov (United States)

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Quality management system. 995.25 Section 995.25...Distributors of NOAA ENC Products § 995.25 Quality management system. (a) Quality management system for CEVADs . (1) CEVAD...

2010-01-01

309

5 CFR 9901.405 - Performance management system requirements.  

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...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Performance management system requirements. 9901.405...SECURITY PERSONNEL SYSTEM (NSPS) Performance Management § 9901.405 Performance management system requirements. (a) The...

2010-01-01

310

Tank waste remediation system risk management list  

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The Tank Waste Remedation System (TWRS) Risk Management List and it`s subset of critical risks, the Critical Risk Management List, provide a tool to senior RL and WHC management (Level-1 and -2) to manage programmatic risks that may significantly impact the TWRS program. The programmatic risks include cost, schedule, and performance risks. Performance risk includes technical risk, supportability risk (such as maintainability and availability), and external risk (i.e., beyond program control, for example, changes in regulations). The risk information includes a description, its impacts, as evaluation of the likelihood, consequences and risk value, possible mitigating actions, and responsible RL and WHC managers. The issues that typically form the basis for the risks are presented in a separate table and the affected functions are provided on the management lists.

Collard, L.B.

1995-10-31

311

COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL  

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Full Text Available In recent decades international management itself as a separate component of the general science of leadership, is an intercultural management. In this context of globalization, computerization, any business that wants have a modern management should have a structured information system based on communication, overall objective consisting in providing accurate data in real time all parties, increasing the level of communication. Given these considerations, we conducted this work trying to highlight the role of communication in achieving a modern, emphasizing international management features.The paper is divided into 6 parts, prefaced by an introduction of the paper we presented and completed within a set of conclusions on the effectiveness of communication. During the other paragraphs, we present the theoretical concepts of international management, communication, after which I stressed the role of information communication, managerial communication and will then focus on the process, taking stock of its specific stages in international management.

Mircea Alexandru R?du?eanu

2012-01-01

312

Tank waste remediation system risk management list  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Tank Waste Remedation System (TWRS) Risk Management List and it's subset of critical risks, the Critical Risk Management List, provide a tool to senior RL and WHC management (Level-1 and -2) to manage programmatic risks that may significantly impact the TWRS program. The programmatic risks include cost, schedule, and performance risks. Performance risk includes technical risk, supportability risk (such as maintainability and availability), and external risk (i.e., beyond program control, for example, changes in regulations). The risk information includes a description, its impacts, as evaluation of the likelihood, consequences and risk value, possible mitigating actions, and responsible RL and WHC managers. The issues that typically form the basis for the risks are presented in a separate table and the affected functions are provided on the management lists.

1995-01-01

313

A management systems approach to pipeline integrity  

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A management systems approach to pipeline integrity was discussed in terms of accident causation models, lessons from accidents, and management systems. Accident causation models include the Heinrich domino theory; epidemiological models; event chain models; and system-based models. A review of the Bellingham pipeline accident showed that if the pipeline had not been weakened by external damage, it likely would have been able to withstand the pressure that occurred on the day of the rupture, and the accident would not have happened. It was also determined that there was inadequate inspection of excavation work during the water treatment plant project and consequently, there was a failure to identify and repair the damage done to the pipeline. The presentation also addressed other findings, such as inaccurate evaluation of in-line pipeline inspection data; failure to manage and protect the supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA); and ineffective management oversight of construction and activation of products terminal. The Carlsbad pipeline explosion was also presented as another example of an accident. Several violations by El Paso were cited, including failure to ensure that qualified personnel performed internal corrosion control procedures; failure to perform necessary tests for corrosion; and failure to follow procedures for continuing surveillance of its facilities. Last, the presentation provided a definition of management systems and discussed the characteristics and elements of a management system. These elements included policy and leadership commitment; organizational structure and responsibilities; management of resources; communication plan; document and records management; operational controls; management of change; and continual improvement. 1 fig.

Abes, J. [CC Technologies Canada, Calgary, AB (Canada)

2008-07-01

314

A resource management architecture for metacomputing systems.  

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Metacomputing systems are intended to support remote and/or concurrent use of geographically distributed computational resources. Resource management in such systems is complicated by five concerns that do not typically arise in other situations: site autonomy and heterogeneous substrates at the resources, and application requirements for policy extensibility, co-allocation, and online control. We describe a resource management architecture that addresses these concerns. This architecture distributes the resource management problem among distinct local manager, resource broker, and resource co-allocator components and defines an extensible resource specification language to exchange information about requirements. We describe how these techniques have been implemented in the context of the Globus metacomputing toolkit and used to implement a variety of different resource management strategies. We report on our experiences applying our techniques in a large testbed, GUSTO, incorporating 15 sites, 330 computers, and 3600 processors.

Czajkowski, K.; Foster, I.; Karonis, N.; Kesselman, C.; Martin, S.; Smith, W.; Tuecke, S.

1999-08-24

315

Energy management and control systems handbook  

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The cost-effective energy management and control systems explained in this book have had successful application at Veteran's Administration hospitals, a record which is partly due to VA management's awareness of latent problems and an ability to handle energy management technology. Early chapters present material that will help engineers and managers understand the principles of energy management and control systems, why some don't meet their goals, and the importance of an initial plan. Later chapters describe the design, specifications, and implementation of the final plan at different levels of technology. There are suggestions for training staff and determining life-cycle costs. Three case studies describe installations in a new commercial building, supermarkets, and at Princeton University. 53 references, 43 figures, 50 tables.

Payne, F.W.

1984-01-01

316

Composition of Management System for Smart Homes  

CERN Multimedia

The paper addresses modular hierarchical design (composition) of a management system for smart homes. The management system consists of security subsystem (access control, alarm control), comfort subsystem (temperature, etc.), intelligence subsystem (multimedia, houseware). The design solving process is based on Hierarchical Morphological Multicriteria Design (HMMD) approach: (1) design of a tree-like system model, (2) generation of design alternatives for leaf nodes of the system model, (3) Bottom-Up process: (i) multicriteria selection of design alternatives for system parts/components and (ii) composing the selected alternatives into a resultant combination (while taking into account ordinal quality of the alternatives above and their compatibility). A realistic numerical example illustrates the design process of a management system for smart homes.

Levin, Mark Sh; Klapproth, Alexander

2011-01-01

317

The configuration management program for the Emergency Management Support System  

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Emergency response software is used increasingly by the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Emergency Management Project (EMP) personnel at Hanford Site. This software must be reliable, of high quality, and capable of performing critical functions to support assessment of actual or potential consequences of any hazardous accidents onsite or events having potential offsite impacts. To better control the software and ensure its suitability for use as a tool to protect employees, the public, and environment, a method for specifying and certifying its capabilities and documenting its development and implementation was needed. A team of EMP staff, composed of personnel from Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) and Boeing Computer Services- Richland (BCSR) under the direction of PNL EMP, responded to this need by developing a software configuration management program (CMP). This report documents the development of the CMP, including the strategies upon which the CMP is based, and describes the program as it has been implemented for EMS System software. The program relies on the integration of its three primary elements: the configuration management staff, tools, and process. Configuration management staff run the program, using specially designed configuration management forms to guide, document, and track the life cycle of the software. The configuration management process itself is reflected in the instructive forms and summarized in flowcharts representing each phase of the process -- from requirements specification through implementation and maintenance. 7 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Probasco, K M [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Stephan, E G [Boeing Computer Services Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1991-08-01

318

MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING SYSTEM OF WASTE WATER DISPOSAL SYSTEMS  

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Sewage works facilities consist of various assets groups. And there are many kinds of financial resources. In order to optimize the maintenance plan, and to secure the stability and sustainability of sewage works management, it is necessary to carry out financial simulation based on the life-cycle cost analysis. Furthermore, it is important to develop management accounting system that is interlinked with the financial accounting system, because many sewage administration bodies have their financial accounting systems as public enterprises. In this paper, a management accounting system, which is designed to provide basic information for asset management of sewage works facilities, is presented. Also the applicability of the management accounting system presented in this paper is examined through financial simulations.

Hori, Michihiro; Tsuruta, Takashi; Kaito, Kiyoyuki; Kobayashi, Kiyoshi

319

A computer-based purchase management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The details of a computer-based purchase management system developed to meet the specific requirements of Madras Regional Purchase Unit (MRPU) is given. Howe ver it can be easily modified to meet the requirements of any other purchase department. It covers various operations of MRPU starting from indent processing to preparation of purchase orders and reminders. In order to enable timely management action and control facilities are provided to generate the necessary management information reports. The scope for further work is also discussed. The system is completely menu driven and user friendly. Appendix A and B contains the menu implemented and the sample outputs respectively. (author)

1989-01-01

320

Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager  

CERN Multimedia

Expert coverage of Microsoft's highly anticipated network software deployment tool The latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a dramatic update of its predecessor Configuration Manager 2007, and this book offers intermediate-to-advanced coverage of how the new SCCM boasts a simplified hierarchy, role-based security, a new console, flexible application deployment, and mobile management. You'll explore planning and installation, migrating from SCCM 2007, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing SCC

Rachui, Steve; Martinez, Santos; Daalmans, Peter

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
321

Implementation of the Environmental Management System in Radioactive Waste Management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Agency for Radwaste Management (ARAO) is a public institution assigned to provide effective, safe and responsible management of all kinds of radioactive waste in Slovenia from the moment they arise to their final disposal. Therefore it holds an important role in environmental protection. Its main assignment is to provide conditions for permanent disposal of radioactive waste. It is also authorised to perform public service of radioactive waste management from small producers that includes: collection of the waste from small producers at the producers' premises, transportation to the storage facility, treatment, conditioning storage of RW from small producers; acceptance of radioactive waste in case of emergency situation (e.g. transport accidents); acceptance of radioactive waste in case of unknown producer; operation and management of Central Interim Storage of Radioactive Waste. The quality of ARAO performance in carrying out its mission is assured by implementing the environmental management system according to the standard ISO 14001:2004. Its effectiveness was confirmed by certification in October 2007. The ISO 14001:2004 certificate represents a permanent commitment of ARAO to implement and improve the environmental management system and to include environmental aspects in all its activities, especially in performing the public service. We developed own evaluation criteria for determination of relevant environmental impacts and aspects. ARAO has defined its environmental policy and objectives, it evaluates its environmental impacts yearly, and defines its environmental programmes that not only fulfil legal requirements but tend even to reduce the impacts below legally set levels. A very important environmental programme in the last few years was the reconstruction of the storage facility. Public information and communication programmes are considered to be important also from the environmental management point of view, because public shows great interest in all issues dealing with radioactive waste.(author)

2007-10-00

322

Organizing Innovation: Do Management Control Systems Contribute to Knowledge Management?  

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Full Text Available In markets with increasing complexity and intensity of competition, innovation is becoming one of the most relevant means to continuously outperform competitors. The sequence runs from diversifying and adapting to re-positioning and even re-inventing the organization. One important stream of research has emerged that focuses on how enterprises manage the processes of acquiring and sharing new knowledge to sustain the competition challenge. Likewise, literature recognizes that Management Control Systems (MCS) play an important role in supporting the “problem finding” and “problem solving” processes. This establishes a close link between MCS and knowledge production. From these lines of research, the aims of our exploratory paper are to: i. determine which clusters of enterprises correspond to a theoretical framework that describes where and how companies acquire, produce and select knowledge for sustaining innovation strategies, and provide a statistical evidence. The theoretical framework encompasses the origin of knowledge (where) and the knowledge creation process (how); ii. identify such theoretical and statistically proven clusters that correspond to a description of how companies use their MCS to produce knowledge and sustain innovation strategies; iii. detect and prove, within these clusters, the existence of a link between MCS and knowledge management processes in terms of coherence between how companies manage the knowledge process and how they use MCS. In order to get a wider perspective, the paper analyzes the knowledge management process during innovation. The research is based on a survey conducted on a sample of 40 enterprises working in the North East of Italy that carry out pertinent innovation processes. A structured questionnaire was delivered to the CEO of each company, to the Financial Manager and to the Innovation Manager (a total amount of 120 questionnaires). The managerial implications of this paper will be: i. to assist managers in developing strategic, tactical and operative activities related to innovation, and to facilitate the respective knowledge processes; ii. to offer guidelines for projecting more useful MCS in order to facilitate innovation processes.

Maurizio Massaro; Roland Bardy; Filippo Zanin

2013-01-01

323

A core management system for JRR-3  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Japan Research Reactor No.3 (JRR-3) was upgraded to the thermal output with 20 MW by replacing the core, cooling system and utilization facilities. It is a water moderated and cooled, pool type reactor using 20% enriched U ? Alx fuel. A core management system for JRR-3 has been made. This code system can manage of reactivity, power distribution and burn up in consideration of the position of control rod, fuel arrangement and operation pattern. This report is the user's manual of this code system. (author).

1991-01-01

324

Multiple system modelling of waste management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Highlights: ? Linking of models will provide a more complete, correct and credible picture of the systems. ? The linking procedure is easy to perform and also leads to activation of project partners. ? The simulation procedure is a bit more complicated and calls for the ability to run both models. - Abstract: Due to increased environmental awareness, planning and performance of waste management has become more and more complex. Therefore waste management has early been subject to different types of modelling. Another field with long experience of modelling and systems perspective is energy systems. The two modelling traditions have developed side by side, but so far there are very few attempts to combine them. Waste management systems can be linked together with energy systems through incineration plants. The models for waste management can be modelled on a quite detailed level whereas surrounding systems are modelled in a more simplistic way. This is a problem, as previous studies have shown that assumptions on the surrounding system often tend to be important for the conclusions. In this paper it is shown how two models, one for the district heating system (MARTES) and another one for the waste management system (ORWARE), can be linked together. The strengths and weaknesses with model linking are discussed when compared to simplistic assumptions on effects in the energy and waste management systems. It is concluded that the linking of models will provide a more complete, correct and credible picture of the consequences of different simultaneous changes in the systems. The linking procedure is easy to perform and also leads to activation of project partners. However, the simulation procedure is a bit more complicated and calls for the ability to run both models.

2011-01-01

325

Database management systems for process safety.  

Science.gov (United States)

Several elements of the process safety management regulation (PSM) require tracking and documentation of actions; process hazard analyses, management of change, process safety information, operating procedures, training, contractor safety programs, pre-startup safety reviews, incident investigations, emergency planning, and compliance audits. These elements can result in hundreds of actions annually that require actions. This tracking and documentation commonly is a failing identified in compliance audits, and is difficult to manage through action lists, spreadsheets, or other tools that are comfortably manipulated by plant personnel. This paper discusses the recent implementation of a database management system at a chemical plant and chronicles the improvements accomplished through the introduction of a customized system. The system as implemented modeled the normal plant workflows, and provided simple, recognizable user interfaces for ease of use. PMID:16360264

Early, William F

2005-12-19

326

Information management systems improve advanced plant design  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Computer-aided engineering tools are proving invaluable in both the design and operation of nuclear power plants. ABB Combustion Engineering's Advanced Light Water Reactor (ALWR) features a computerized Information Management System (IMS) as an integral part of the design. The System 80+IMS represents the most powerful information management tool for Nuclear Power Plants commercially available today. Developed by Duke Power Company specifically for use by nuclear power plant owner operators, the IMS consists of appropriate hardware and software to manage and control information flow for all plant related work or tasks in a systematic, consistent, coordinated and informative manner. A significant feature of this IMS is that it is primarily based on plant data. The principal design tool, PASCE (Plant Application and Systems from Combustion Engineering), is comprised of intelligent databases that describe the design and from which accurate plant drawings are created. Additionally the IMS includes, at its hub, a relational database management system and an associated document management system. The data-based approach and applications associated with the IMS were developed, and have proven highly effective, for plant modifications, configuration management, and operations and maintenance applications at Duke Power Company's operating nuclear plants. This paper presents its major features and benefits. 4 refs.

1994-01-01

327

Managing Real-time Collaboration in Validated Content Management System  

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Full Text Available Content Management Systems (CMS) provide to its users the ability to publish on the Web with no need to have experience in developing web pages, this way CMS also participates in the expansion of reducing quality of content placed on the web similarly to Web 2.0 tools. The mechanism of validating content indicates a high level of quality content control while putting users as main players according to Web 2.0 standards, from this prospects we develop Validated Content Management System VCMS as a new Web 2.0 tool that supports content validation mechanism. The VCMS system requires collaboration between users when content is being static validated. Real-time synchronization between users during collaboration on the same project can make this process easier and brings more rapidity to content publication while maintaining the mechanisms that allows quality control in our system. In this article we present the technic of implementing real time interaction between users during collaboration on the same content. We focus on promoting the What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor to support Real-time collaboration between multiple content generators. . The approach presented in this paper can be integrated to any collaborative Content Management System and also can be used in all collaborative applications that generate Web content such as blogs or wikis offering to these tools the feature of collaborating on the same content between multiple users in real-time.

Zakaria Itahriouan; Anouar Abtoy; Kamal Eddine El-Kadiri; Noura Aknin

2013-01-01

328

Integrated Project Management System description. [UMTRAP Project  

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The Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project is a Department of Energy (DOE) designated Major System Acquisition (MSA). To execute and manage the Project mission successfully and to comply with the MSA requirements, the UMTRA Project Office ( Project Office'') has implemented and operates an Integrated Project Management System (IPMS). The Project Office is assisted by the Technical Assistance Contractor's (TAC) Project Integration and Control (PIC) Group in system operation. Each participant, in turn, provides critical input to system operation and reporting requirements. The IPMS provides a uniform structured approach for integrating the work of Project participants. It serves as a tool for planning and control, workload management, performance measurement, and specialized reporting within a standardized format. This system description presents the guidance for its operation. Appendices 1 and 2 contain definitions of commonly used terms and abbreviations and acronyms, respectively. 17 figs., 5 tabs.

1987-03-01

329

Simulating the ATLAS Distributed Data Management System  

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The ATLAS Distributed Data Management system organizes more than 90PB of physics data across more than 100 sites globally. Over 14 million files are transferred daily with strongly varying usage patterns. For performance and scalability reasons it is imperative to adapt and improve the data management system continuously. Therefore future system modifications in hardware, software, as well as policy, need to be evaluated to accomplish the intended results and to avoid unwanted side effects. Due to the complexity of large- scale distributed systems this evaluation process is primarily based on expert knowledge, as conventional evaluation methods are inadequate. However, this error-prone process lacks quantitative estimations and leads to inaccuracy as well as incorrect conclusions. In this work we present a novel, full-scale simulation framework. This modular simulator is able to accurately model the ATLAS Distributed Data Management system. The design and architecture of the component-based software is presen...

Barisits, M; The ATLAS collaboration; Lassnig, M; Molfetas, A

2012-01-01

330

Measurement system as a subsystem of the quality management system  

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Full Text Available Each measurement system and a control principle must be based on certain facts about the system behaviour (what), operation (how) and structure (why). Each system is distributed into subsystems that provide an input for the next subsystem. For each system, start is important the begin, that means system characteristics, collecting of data, its hierarchy and the processes distribution.A measurement system (based on the chapter 8 of the standard ISO 9001:2000 Quality management system, requirements) defines the measurement, analysis and improvement for each organization in order to present the products conformity, the quality management system conformity guarantee and for the continuously permanent improvement of effectivity, efficiency and economy of quality management system.

Marcela ?arnogurská; Ján Terpák; ?ubica Floreková

2006-01-01

331

Integration of project management and systems engineering: Tools for a total-cycle environmental management system  

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An expedited environmental management process has been developed at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). This process is one result of the Lockheed Martin commitment to the US Department of Energy to incorporate proven systems engineering practices with project management and program controls practices at the INEEL. Lockheed Martin uses a graded approach of its management, operations, and systems activities to tailor the level of control to the needs of the individual projects. The Lockheed Martin definition of systems engineering is: ``Systems Engineering is a proven discipline that defines and manages program requirements, controls risk, ensures program efficiency, supports informed decision making, and verifies that products and services meet customer needs.`` This paper discusses: the need for an expedited environmental management process; how the system was developed; what the system is; what the system does; and an overview of key components of the process.

Blacker, P.B.; Winston, R.

1997-10-01

332

Managing the Taiwan kindergarten evaluation system  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to explore the content of Taiwan’s kindergarten accreditation system and its current status, and set forth conclusions and recommendations for future references by policy-making authorities in kindergarten education. Using the documentary analysis method, results show that current evaluation system should practice more transparency in its administration. Furthermore, managers of such system should be encouraged to consider other countries’ kindergarten accreditation systems for references.

Lin, Hsiu Fen; Ching, Min Ju

2012-01-01

333

Managing Conflict in System Diagnosis  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

: Advanced diagnostic techniques have become essential for supportingreliable testing of modern systems due to the rapid growth in complexityof these systems. Errors in the test process become more likely withincreased complexity and need to be treated carefully to maximizeaccuracy in diagnosis. In this paper, we discuss several approaches toanalyzing conflicting test results. We have concentrated on one approachbased on model-based diagnosis---the information flow model---toidentify conflict and improve diagnostics.1. INTRODUCTIONThe complexity of modern systems has led to new demands on systemdiagnostics. As systems grow in complexity, the need for reliable testing anddiagnosis grows accordingly. The design of complex systems has beenfacilitated by advanced computer-aided design/computer-aided engineering114 Chapter 6(CAD/CAE) tools. Unfortunately, test engineering tools have not kept pace withdesign tools, and test engineers are having difficulty developing reliab...

William R. Simpson

334

Program management system manual: Revision 3  

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OCRWM has developed a program management system (PMS) to assist in organizing, planning, directing and controlling the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program. A well defined management system is necessary because: (1) the Program is a complex technical undertaking with a large number of participants, (2) the disposal and storage facilities to be developed by the Program must be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and hence are subject to rigorous quality assurance (QA) requirements, (3) the legislation mandating the Program creates a dichotomy between demanding schedules of performance and a requirement for close and continuous consultation and cooperation with external entities, (4) the various elements of the Program must be managed as parts of an integrated waste management system, (5) the Program has an estimated total system life cycle cost of over $30 billion, and (6) the Program has a unique fiduciary responsibility to the owners and generators of the nuclear waste for controlling costs and minimizing the user fees paid into the Nuclear Waste Fund. This PMS Manual is designed and structured to facilitate strong, effective Program management by providing policies and requirements for organizing, planning, directing and controlling the major Program functions.

1989-08-01

335

Business process management systems technology components analysis  

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Full Text Available The information technology that supports the implementation of the business process management appproach is called Business Process Management System (BPMS). The main components of the BPMS solution framework are process definition repository, process instances repository, transaction manager, conectors framework, process engine and middleware. In this paper we define and characterize the role and importance of the components of BPMS's framework. The research method adopted was the case study, through the analysis of the implementation of the BPMS solution in an insurance company called Chubb do Brasil. In the case study, the process "Manage Coinsured Events"" is described and characterized, as well as the components of the BPMS solution adopted and implemented by Chubb do Brasil for managing this process.

José Osvaldo De Sordi; Andrea Giovanni Spelta

2007-01-01

336

Tank waste remediation system systems engineering management plan  

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This Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) describes the Tank Waste Remediation Systems (TWRS) implementation of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Systems Engineering (SE) policy provided in Tank Waste Remediation System Systems Engineering Management Policy, DOE/RL letter, 95-RTI-107, Oct. 31, 1995. This SEMP defines the products, process, organization, and procedures used by the TWRS Program to accomplish SE objectives. This TWRS SEMP is applicable to all aspects of the TWRS Program and will be used as the basis for tailoring SE to apply necessary concepts and principles to develop and mature the processes and physical systems necessary to achieve the desired end states of the program.

Peck, L.G.

1996-02-06

337

Environmental Restoration Program Control Management System  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Environmental Restoration managers need to demonstrate that their programs are under control. Unlike most industrial programs, the public is heavily involved in Environmental Restoration activities. The public is demanding that the country prove that real progress is being made towards cleaning up the environment. A Program Control Management System can fill this need. It provides a structure for planning, work authorization, data accumulation, data analysis and change control. But it takes time to implement a control system and the public is losing its patience. This paper describes critical items essential to the quick development and implementation of a successful control system

1992-01-01

338

Smoke management system considerations for hotel atriums  

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This article examines the many life safety problems inherent in open balcony atriums, particularly those in hotels. Focuses on the smoke-management system of a hotel, and shows what can be achieved by an architect, an owner, a building department and a fire department that works together to achieve an enhanced level of life safety in the building's construction. Emphasizes that the hotel should be fully sprinklered; that it have carefully thought-out detection and alarm systems; that it have a reliably engineered smoke management system; and that it be routinely inspected and maintained. Discusses life safety concerns, smoke extraction, and failure mode analysis.

Dillon, M.E.

1983-07-01

339

Knowledge Management in E-Learning Systems  

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Full Text Available Current knowledge management systems focus on knowledge acquisition, storage, retrieval and maintenance. Yet, for that knowledge to be operational, to become knowledge rather than information, requires internalization and learning. E- learning systems and courseware, on the other hand, are all too often monolithic and inert and fail to facilitate the development and sharing of knowledge. In this paper we discuss some aspects about knowledge providing and present our research in this field through an e-learning system for major risks management.

Rodica MIHALCA; Adina UTA; Iulian INTORSUREANU; Anca Ioana ANDREESCU

2008-01-01

340

The Data Management System of Tunnel Monitoring  

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Full Text Available In this study, the author has developed a data management system of tunnel monitoring by using ACCESS database and made a new exploration in the field of tunnel monitoring data management. This study introduces the principles, the methods and the functions of this system. The system sets data input, data management, data applications and other functions all in one. It has made a good connection between the visual interface of front desk and the ACCESS database for monitoring information storage. What's more, it has realized functions of data entering, storage, querying, generating tense curve and space state diagrams, regression analysis and reports generating. The successful application in the engineering practice proves the validity and reliability of this system and it also provides a new way for tunnel monitoring data analysis.

Hongliang Deng; Kaijiang Chen; Qihua Deng; Tingting Ni; Mingyan Zhu

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
341

Computer based Information Systems and Managers' Work  

CERN Document Server

This paper identifies three categories of model: the Technology Impact Model; the Social Impact Model and the Integrationist Model, which imply different views of the "impact" of Information Technology on work organisation. These models are used to structure data from case studies conducted by the authors to explore the implications of the use of computer-based information systems for managers' work. The paper argues that the "impact" of information systems is not a single stable and predictable outcome but a non-linear ongoing process that changes and evolves over time. It also argues that the actions of individuals and groups within an organisation are not wholly determined by outside forces: people can and do react to, and shape, systems in different ways. In this sense, the "impact" of computer-based information systems on managers' work reflects decisions made by managers themselves about how the technology is used.

Kimble, C; Kimble, Chris; Loughlin, Kevin Mc

1995-01-01

342

Autonomic Management for Multi-agent Systems  

CERN Document Server

Autonomic computing is a computing system that can manage itself by self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimizing and self-protection. Researchers have been emphasizing the strong role that multi agent systems can play progressively towards the design and implementation of complex autonomic systems. The important of autonomic computing is to create computing systems capable of managing themselves to a far greater extent than they do today. With the nature of autonomy, reactivity, sociality and pro-activity, software agents are promising to make autonomic computing system a reality. This paper mixed multi-agent system with autonomic feature that completely hides its complexity from users/services. Mentioned Java Application Development Framework as platform example of this environment, could applied to web services as front end to users. With multi agent support it also provides adaptability, intelligence, collaboration, goal oriented interactions, flexibility, mobility and persistence in software systems

Salih, Nadir K; Viju, PG K; Mohamed, Abdelmotalib A

2011-01-01

343

Implementation of a pipe corrosion management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

A computer-based pipe corrosion maintenance management system known as PIPER has been developed. The system has the capabilities of corrosion status prediction and economic analysis. Thus, PIPER aids in the optimal distribution of maintenance and repair dollars. PIPER has been implemented at several installations; typical printouts are presented.

Kumar, A.; Bergerhouse, M.; Blyth, M.

1987-01-01

344

Development of an Integrated Distribution Management System  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This final report details the components, functionality, costs, schedule and benefits of developing an Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) for power distribution system operation. The Distribution Automation (DA) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used by electric power companies to manage the distribution of electric power to retail energy consumers are vital components of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. Providing electricity is an essential public service and a disruption in that service, if not quickly restored, could threaten the public safety and the Nation’s economic security. Our Nation’s economic prosperity and quality of life have long depended on the essential services that utilities provide; therefore, it is necessary to ensure that electric utilities are able to conduct their operations safely and efficiently. A fully integrated technology of applications is needed to link various remote sensing, communications and control devices with other information tools that help guide Power Distribution Operations personnel. A fully implemented IDMS will provide this, a seamlessly integrated set of applications to raise electric system operating intelligence. IDMS will enhance DA and SCADA through integration of applications such as Geographic Information Systems, Outage Management Systems, Switching Management and Analysis, Operator Training Simulator, and other Advanced Applications, including unbalanced load flow and fault isolation/service restoration. These apps are capable of utilizing and obtaining information from appropriately installed DER, and by integrating disparate systems, the Distribution Operators will benefit from advanced capabilities when analyzing, controlling and operating the electric system.

Schatz, Joe E.

2010-10-20

345

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EIMS) FACT SHEET  

Science.gov (United States)

The purpose of the fact sheet is to provide information about the US EPA Office of Research and Developments Environmental Information Management System. The fact sheet indicates the type of records that are in EIMS, systems that are integrated with EIMS as well as some highligh...

346

Autonomic Management for Multi-agent Systems  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Autonomic computing is a computing system that can manage itself by self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimizing and self-protection. Researchers have been emphasizing the strong role that multi agent systems can play progressively towards the design and implementation of complex autonomic sys...

Nadir kamal Salih; G. K. Viju; Abdelmotalib A.Mohamed

347

Ridesharing and the database management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has operated a ridesharing program since 1977. As the volume of recordkeeping and information tracking for the program became more extensive, the need for an easily altered and operated database system became apparent. The following report describes the needs of the ridesharing program and how our database management system answers those needs.

Taasevigen, D.

1981-08-01

348

Work flow management systems applied in nuclear power plants management system to a new computer platform  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Activities performed in most companies are based on the flow of information between their different departments and personnel. Most of this information is on paper (delivery notes, invoices, reports, etc). The percentage of information transmitted electronically (electronic transactions, spread sheets, files from word processors, etc) is usually low. The implementation of systems to control and speed up this work flow is the aim of work flow management systems. This article presents a prototype for applying work flow management systems to a specific area: the basic life cycle of a purchase order in a nuclear power plant, which requires the involvement of various computer applications: purchase order management, warehouse management, accounting, etc. Once implemented, work flow management systems allow optimisation of the execution of different tasks included in the managed life cycles and provide parameters to, if necessary, control work cycles, allowing their temporary or definitive modification. (Author).

1996-01-01

349

The development of KAERI management information system (II) -The development of Time Sheet Management System-  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The purpose of this report is to describe the work done for the development, operation and maintenance of Time Sheet Management System. This work is a part of the development KAERI management information system. Manpower management is essential to cope with the external circumstances promptly and to maximize the productivity of the organization. This work aims at setting up a basis for the manpower management system. It is widely recognized that neither timely decision making nor competitive edge can be secured with the traditional management technology in so a rapidly changing situations home and abroad, which can be characterized by openness and informality. The necessity of efficient and scientific man-power management by time-study has emerged on the reorganization of KAERI by expanding matrix system in order to enhance the R and D productivity. (Author)

1994-01-01

350

Establishment of nuclear business management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

For the formulation of the technology development strategies the nuclear core technology, environmental analysis has been performed in four aspects: ecological environment, energy economy, nuclear policy and R and D environment. After analyzing the environment and identifying the opportunities and threats from the environment, the strategies on individual and organizational level have been developed for both of the short-term and long-term periods. For the betterment of nuclear business management, the management information system, management by objective and the mechanism for the enhancement of negotiation power in the international agreement have been studied. (Author).

1991-01-01

351

Plant risk status information management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The Plant Risk Status Information Management System (PRISIMS) is a PC program that presents information about a nuclear power plant's design, its operation, its technical specifications, and the results of the plant's probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in a logically and easily accessible format. PRISIMS provides its user with unique information for integrating safety concerns into day-to-day operational decisions and/or long-range management planning.

Campbell, D.J.; Ellison, B.C.; Glynn, J.C.; Flanagan, G.F.

1985-01-01

352

Plant risk status information management system  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Plant Risk Status Information Management System (PRISIMS) is a PC program that presents information about a nuclear power plant's design, its operation, its technical specifications, and the results of the plant's probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in a logically and easily accessible format. PRISIMS provides its user with unique information for integrating safety concerns into day-to-day operational decisions and/or long-range management planning

1985-01-01

353

Modern management systems for higher margins  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Maximising margins in today`s competitive international commodity markets demands superior productivity. This requires more than selecting the best equipment. It requires continually improving the efficiency of production, commercial, marketing and administrative processes under the control of solid modern management systems. This paper introduces an integrated way of working that includes proven management systems for successfully changing work practices and attitudes, developing managers and increasing accountability. It introduces a proven methodology for systematically involving people in sustained true continuous improvement of processes for maximising productivity, safety and revenue while minimising costs. The paper gets down to basics and shows how traditional system entrench outdated and sub-optimal management and work practices. It describes how traditional performance measurement and reward systems cause managers to miss opportunities to control and improve basic production and service processes. It also describes the basic methodology for using the principles correctly and provides examples of successfully implementing modern systems in mining - to achieve higher productivity. 7 refs., 10 figs.

Roberts, M. [Corporate Performance Pty Ltd., Brisbane, Qld. (Australia)

1998-12-31

354

Modern management systems for higher margins  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Maximising margins in today`s competitive international commodity markets demands superior productivity. This requires more than simply selecting the best equipment. It requires efficient production and commercial processes together with management systems recognised as international best practice. This paper introduces an integrated way of working that includes management systems for successfully changing work practices and attitudes, developing managers and increasing accountability. It provides an improvement methodology that includes systematic involvement of people in true continuous improvement of processes for maximising productivity and safety while minimising costs. Even though the principles are proven in all industry sectors world-wide, they have not always been used correctly. This paper provides examples of traditional performance measurement systems to show how managers miss opportunities to control and improve production and supporting service processes. It also describes the basic methodology for correct use of the principles and provide examples of correct implementation of modern systems in mining. The charts from actual mining case studies were elaborated upon in the conference presentation. This paper`s main aim is to provide background material for the presentation. It introduces integrated principles for building best practice management systems for superior productivity and safety - for lower costs and higher margins. 11 refs., 17 figs.

Roberts, M.I.; Roberts, C.B. [ed.] [Catalyst for Corporate Performance Pty. Ltd., Brisbane, Qld. (Australia)

1997-12-31

355

Management information system on radiation protection  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Considering the flux complexity and the multi source information of all radiation protection activities on nuclear organizations, an effective management information system based on technology, information and people is necessary to improve the safety on all processes and operations subjected to radiation risks. An effective management information system is an essential tool to highlight the strengths and weaknesses and identify behaviors and trends on the activities requiring radiation protection programs. Such kind of distinct knowledge is useful to reach an effective management and support the human decision-making on nuclear organization. This paper presents a management information system based on Brazilian directives and regulations on radiation protection. Due to its generic characteristics, this radiation protection control system can be implemented on any nuclear organization by reediting the non restricted parameters which could differ considering all facilities and laboratories expected on-site with diverse technologies applications. This system can be considered as a powerful tool applied on the continuous management of radiation protection activities on nuclear organizations and research institutes as well as for long term planning, not only indicating how the safety activities are going, but why they are not going as well as planned where that is the case. (author)

Grossi, Pablo Andrade; Souza, Leonardo Soares de; Figueiredo, Geraldo Magela, E-mail: pabloag@cdtn.b, E-mail: lss@cdtn.b, E-mail: gmf@cdtn.b [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

2011-07-01

356

Conceptualization of an intellectual maintenance management system  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

It is studied in many research institute to enhance availability and safety of nuclear power plants operation and maintenance. On this account, development of autonomous plants has been carried out to replace the role of operators with artificial intelligence and autonomous robots. We have been developing an intellectual maintenance management system since 1994. As the first step, concept of an intellectual maintenance management system was constructed. The intellectual maintenance managerial system is in charge of maintenance function of an autonomous plant. The intellectual maintenance managerial system has three functions which is monitoring state and judging abnormal machine and deciding maintenance plan by autonomy. This system has an important role of indication and communication of the result to an autonomous operation system and autonomous robot. In this examination, we adopted the distributed and cooperative system technique by multi-agent of AI technology and examined a method to enforce problem solving by cooperation of sensor and actuator. In this report, we examined trouble detection and troubleshooting evaluation and maintenance plan decision function by the distributed and cooperative system technology, the distributed and cooperative system communication-function that these information releases functions was taken on. In conceptualization of the intellectual maintenance managerial system, we clarified of major functions to constitute this system and relation between autonomous operation system and autonomous robots. We clarified the information exchange scheme between this system and an outside system furthermore. In future, we will prototype each function and inspect the total system. (author)

Suda, Kazunori; Yonekawa, Tsuyoshi; Yoshikawa, Shinji; Ozawa, Kenji [Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corp., Oarai, Ibaraki (Japan). Oarai Engineering Center

1997-04-01

357

Living without a data management system.  

Science.gov (United States)

The implementation of a typical electronic data capture (EDC) system for clinical trials - encompassing data entry, validation and reporting tools - involves modeling electronic case report forms (eCRFs) for data that will be entered by investigative trial sites, providing web access for the sites to enter the data, managing a 'cleaning and locking' process (in which any queries against the data are resolved), and transmitting the final data to SAS datasets. Other clinical data not included in CRFs, such as laboratory data, are typically handled in a separate clinical data management system; this information is not directly linked back to the trial sites and therefore is inaccessible for review. Thus, activities such as seeking site feedback on out-of-range laboratory values can only be performed by manually transcribing queries from the data management system into the EDC system. As the number of studies using EDC systems escalates and the number of studies gathering data on paper diminishes, the inefficiencies of handling data across different systems are becoming increasingly apparent. This article explores the opportunities, risks and technical requirements needed for an integrated EDC environment to enable a discontinuation of the use of older data management systems. PMID:18828073

Howells, Keith

2008-10-01

358

Living without a data management system.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The implementation of a typical electronic data capture (EDC) system for clinical trials - encompassing data entry, validation and reporting tools - involves modeling electronic case report forms (eCRFs) for data that will be entered by investigative trial sites, providing web access for the sites to enter the data, managing a 'cleaning and locking' process (in which any queries against the data are resolved), and transmitting the final data to SAS datasets. Other clinical data not included in CRFs, such as laboratory data, are typically handled in a separate clinical data management system; this information is not directly linked back to the trial sites and therefore is inaccessible for review. Thus, activities such as seeking site feedback on out-of-range laboratory values can only be performed by manually transcribing queries from the data management system into the EDC system. As the number of studies using EDC systems escalates and the number of studies gathering data on paper diminishes, the inefficiencies of handling data across different systems are becoming increasingly apparent. This article explores the opportunities, risks and technical requirements needed for an integrated EDC environment to enable a discontinuation of the use of older data management systems.

Howells K

2008-10-01

359

Selecting practice management information systems.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

Despite enormous advances in information systems, the process by which most medical practices select them has remained virtually unchanged for decades: the request for proposal (RFP). Unfortunately, vendors have learned ways to minimize the value of RFP checklists to where purchasers now learn little about the system functionality. The authors describe a selection methodology that replaces the RFP with scored demos, reviews of vendor user manuals and mathematically structured reference checking. In a recent selection process at a major medical center, these techniques yielded greater user buy-in and favorable contract terms as well.

Worley R; Ciotti V

1997-05-01

360

Interactive electric power management systems  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This paper reports that one of the feeders serving your double-ended 13.8 kV/480 V substations below toward the end of the graveyard shift last night, and switching was performed immediately to isolate the faulted feeder. By first shift startup time, tie-breaker closing and other necessary switching was completed to serve the affected substations from one end only. Plant load, however, had grown over the years, and only one transformer will not accommodate full load at any of the substations. An electrician is dispatched to each substation to continuously monitor transformer temperature and load readings sand outgoing 480-V feeder current readings. The electricians are instructed to keep you advised by telephone so the informed decision necessary to issue load-shedding instructions can be made. However, trying to obtain continual updates from multiple remote substations by voice telephone falls short as an effective means of communication. And the situation is not improved by the plant manager camped at your elbow - he's there because he also cannot get through to you by phone. By midmorning, the situation is hopeless. All production employees are sent home, and employees scheduled to report on subsequent shafts are contacted at their homes and told not to report or work until further notice. The money that will be lost in idle time and lost production will eclipse the cost of replacing the faulted feeder.

Palko, E.

1992-04-09

 
 
 
 
361

Tank waste remediation system systems engineering management plan  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

This Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) describes the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) implementation of the US Department of Energy (DOE) systems engineering policy provided in 97-IMSD-193. The SEMP defines the products, process, organization, and procedures used by the TWRS Project to implement the policy. The SEMP will be used as the basis for tailoring the systems engineering applications to the development of the physical systems and processes necessary to achieve the desired end states of the program. It is a living document that will be revised as necessary to reflect changes in systems engineering guidance as the program evolves. The US Department of Energy-Headquarters has issued program management guidance, DOE Order 430. 1, Life Cycle Asset Management, and associated Good Practice Guides that include substantial systems engineering guidance

1998-01-01

362

1995 Baseline solid waste management system description  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

This provides a detailed solid waste system description that documents the treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) strategy for managing Hanford`s solid low-level waste, low-level mixed waste, transuranic and transuranic mixed waste, and greater-than-Class III waste. This system description is intended for use by managers of the solid waste program, facility and system planners, as well as system modelers. The system description identifies the TSD facilities that constitute the solid waste system and defines these facilities` interfaces, schedules, and capacities. It also provides the strategy for treating each of the waste streams generated or received by the Hanford Site from generation or receipt through final destination.

Anderson, G.S.; Konynenbelt, H.S.

1995-09-01

363

Content management system in educational environment  

Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

Full Text Available This paper points out and describes the characteristics that are shared between the most of today’s content management systems. The intention was to find what makes the core of today’s content management systems, i.e. what defines them. To provide this, authors analyzed great number of systems on a great number of attributes and features. Systems were compared and analyzed based on their approximate cost, supported operating systems and popularity. The result of those analyses indicates that the most represented and the most appreciated characteristics are support, interoperability with other systems and existence of additional applications that can be integrated into the web site, like blogs, newsletters and guest books.

Vladimir Mateljan; Vedran Juri?i?; Goran ?ambi?

2008-01-01

364

Corps Water Management System (CWMS).  

Science.gov (United States)

As part of its Civil works mission, the US Army Corps of Engineers designs, builds and operates a variety of water resources projects. Projects include, multi-use storage reservoirs, navigation dams and locks, and levee systems with closure structures. Co...

A. F. Pabst

2000-01-01

365

Trends of System Management Software Development in the Context of Data Center Management Automation  

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Full Text Available In the past, data centers were designed as independent hardware system and management software. With the shift from cloud-computing architecture to integrated system management and with continuing requests for lower costs, data centers are developing in the direction of automated management, which has made data center system management software increasingly important. System management software mainly provides functions like environmental monitoring, automatic control, energy monitoring, which can help data centers with integrated management and maintenance conveniently.

Yi-Ling Wei

2013-01-01

366

Development of a computer information management system.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Work Service has designed, developed and implemented the Social Work Information Management System (SWIMS) which provides for both administrative and clinical reporting. The system is clinically based and includes an option for case recording. The social work staff, who will use the system, was integrally involved in all phases of planning. The processes of the design, development, testing and implementation are discussed.

Grishman MH

1995-01-01

367

Development of a computer information management system.  

Science.gov (United States)

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Work Service has designed, developed and implemented the Social Work Information Management System (SWIMS) which provides for both administrative and clinical reporting. The system is clinically based and includes an option for case recording. The social work staff, who will use the system, was integrally involved in all phases of planning. The processes of the design, development, testing and implementation are discussed. PMID:8658320

Grishman, M H

1995-01-01

368

Overview of Network and Systems Management  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

References[1] J.L. Hellerstein, David A. Klein, and Keith R. Milliken: ExpertSystems in Data Processing Addison-Wesley, 1989. [Comments: Chapter9 discusses "Diagnosis by Comparison" or "what's-different analysis," including a sample implementation.][2] Joseph L. Hellerstein, Seraphin B. Calo, and William W.White: "Management of Complex Information Systems," NIST-ATPWhite Paper, File ATPPRO TXT. [Comments: Good overview of themanagement problem.][3] Alwyn Langsford and Jonathon Moffett: Distributed SystemsManagement, Addison-Wesley, 1992. [Comments: Not a technical book,but gives some business perspectives (both financial and organizational).][4] Hanafy Meleis: "Operations and Management of Information Networks," NIST-ATP Program Proposal, File ATPWPF PS. [Comments:Summarizes a national vision with a business case][5] Morris Sloman: Network a

369

The ATLAS Distributed Data Management System & Databases  

CERN Multimedia

The ATLAS Distributed Data Management (DDM) System is responsible for the global management of petabytes of high energy physics data. The current system, DQ2, has a critical dependency on Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), like Oracle. RDBMS are well-suited to enforcing data integrity in online transaction processing applications, however, concerns have been raised about the scalability of its data warehouse-like workload. In particular, analysis of archived data or aggregation of transactional data for summary purposes is problematic. Therefore, we have evaluated new approaches to handle vast amounts of data. We have investigated a class of database technologies commonly referred to as NoSQL databases. This includes distributed filesystems, like HDFS, that support parallel execution of computational tasks on distributed data, as well as schema-less approaches via key-value stores, like HBase. In this talk we will describe our use cases in ATLAS, share our experiences with various databases used ...

Garonne, V; The ATLAS collaboration; Barisits, M; Beermann, T; Vigne, R; Serfon, C

2013-01-01

370

Distributed Air-Traffic Management System  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

This report addresses the problems of flow management activities of air-traffic controland scheduling. It introduces the methods and algorithms which will be used in theDATMS system to solve these problems.1 IntroductionAir traffic in Australia and internationally is presently subject to significant delays due tocongestion at airports, runways, airways, sectors, and waypoints. The number of delayedflights is increasing and the length of the delays is also growing. In addition, the flowcontrollers who manage the flow of traffic are subject to increasingly stressful situations.To solve some of these problems aviation authorities around the world are developing widearea flow management systems that can cope with increased traffic. Such systems would beneeded in Australia in the medium term.The Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute (AAII) has received a grant from the CommonwealthGovernment's Industrial Research and Development Board for funding of basicresearch into...

Gil Tidhar; Anand Rao; Magnus Ljungberg

371

Adaptable data management for systems biology investigations  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background Within research each experiment is different, the focus changes and the data is generated from a continually evolving barrage of technologies. There is a continual introduction of new techniques whose usage ranges from in-house protocols through to high-throughput instrumentation. To support these requirements data management systems are needed that can be rapidly built and readily adapted for new usage. Results The adaptable data management system discussed is designed to support the seamless mining and analysis of biological experiment data that is commonly used in systems biology (e.g. ChIP-chip, gene expression, proteomics, imaging, flow cytometry). We use different content graphs to represent different views upon the data. These views are designed for different roles: equipment specific views are used to gather instrumentation information; data processing oriented views are provided to enable the rapid development of analysis applications; and research project specific views are used to organize information for individual research experiments. This management system allows for both the rapid introduction of new types of information and the evolution of the knowledge it represents. Conclusion Data management is an important aspect of any research enterprise. It is the foundation on which most applications are built, and must be easily extended to serve new functionality for new scientific areas. We have found that adopting a three-tier architecture for data management, built around distributed standardized content repositories, allows us to rapidly develop new applications to support a diverse user community.

Boyle John; Rovira Hector; Cavnor Chris; Burdick David; Killcoyne Sarah; Shmulevich Ilya

2009-01-01

372

System engineering and configuration management in ITER  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The construction of ITER will represent a major challenge for the fusion community at large, because of the intrinsic complexity of the tokamak design, the large number of different systems which are all essential for its operation, the worldwide distribution of the design activities and the unusual procurement scheme based on a combination of in-kind and directly funded deliverables. A key requirement for the success of such a large project is that a systematic approach to ensure the consistency of the design with the required performance is adopted. Also, effective project management methods, tools and working practices must be deployed to facilitate the communication and collaboration among the institutions and industries involved in the project. The authors have been involved in the definition and practical implementation of the design integration and configuration control structure inside ITER and in the system engineering process during the selection and optimization of the machine configuration. In parallel, they have assessed design, drawing and documentation management software to be used for the construction phase. Here, they describe the experience gained in recent years, explain the drivers behind the selection of the documents and drawings management systems, and illustrate the scope and issues of the configuration management activities to ensure the congruence of the design, to control and track the design changes and to manage the interfaces among the ITER systems.

2007-01-01

373

Configuration Management for Multi-Agent Systems  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The vision of the Internet as a tremendous pool of computationalresources is fairly dim relative to its recognition asa great knowledge base of limitless proportions. The reasoncan be succinctly summarized as being due, chie#y, to theproblems of describing and locating large numbers of computationalresources suitable for hosting equally large numbersof diverse agents or software components. It is also due tothe seemingly#limitless time and energy required to physicallyinstall all of the software and libraries on which thesoftware depends, on the target systems. Still, a third aspectof the di#culty is the problem of any one administrator toproperly monitor the runtime status of his agents and theconstantly-changing availability of the platforms on whichto run the agents. The solution of all of these problemsput together is what we call multi-agent system con#gurationmanagement. In this paper we present the RETSINACon#guration Manager, RECoMa, which is our #rst step ataddressing this type of scalability problem.1Categories and Subject DescriptorsD.2.9 #Management #K.6.3, K.6.4##: Software con#gurationmanagement; D.2.9 #Management #K.6.3, K.6.4##:Life cycle; K.6.4 #System Management#: Centralization #decentralizationGeneral TermsManagement, Design, TheoryKeywords1The authors would liketoacknowledge the signi#cant contributionsof Matthew W. Easterday in his earlier and exhaustiveimplementations of con#guration management programsand design proposals. This research has been sponsoredin part byDARPA Grant F-30602-98-2-0138 and theO#ce of Naval Research Grant N-00014-96-16-1-1222.Multi-agent systems, con#guration management, distributedcomputing, policy, process, deployment, component, launchorder dependency, runtime dependency, het...

Joseph Andrew; Octavio H; Katia P Sycara

374

Power Management for Energy Systems  

DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

In this thesis, we consider the control of two different industrial applications that belong at either end of the electricity grid; a power consumer in the form of a commercial refrigeration system, and wind turbines for power production. Our primary studies deal with economic model predictive control of a commercial multi-zone refrigeration system, consisting of several cooling units that share a common compressor, and is used to cool multiple areas or rooms, e.g., in supermarkets. Substantial amounts of energy are consumed in refrigeration systems worldwide and there is a strong motivation for introducing more energy ecient as well as cost reducing control techniques. At the same time, the power grid is evolving from a centralized system with rather controllable production in the conventional power plants to a much more decentralized network of many independent power generators and a large penetration of renewable, fossil-free energy sources such as solar and wind power. To facilitate such intermittent power producers, we must not only control the production of electricity, but also the consumption, in an ecient and exible manner. By enabling the use of thermal energy storage in supermarkets, we open up for exible power consumption schemes with the possibility of reducing operational costs and we develop and demonstrate prototype control technology that creates completely new business opportunities for selling regulating power to the grid. Moreover, this enables a larger penetration of wind energy in the power production and increases the potential market size for wind power generators and other renewable energy sources. Thus, we aim at promoting the use of environmentally sustainable power production technologies while creating new business opportunities for both power consumers and producers of renewable energy. The second application, wind turbines, takes us to the production side of the power grid. The key concern here is to improve the quality and integrability of power delivered to the grid from largeparks of wind turbines. Our goal is to reduce the fluctuating nature of the power output and to meet tightened demands from the grid by enabling a more intelligent control at both the individual turbine level, at the park controller level, and in cooperation with exible power consumers or other means of energy storage. The possible interaction and synergies of the two applications are obvious reasons to consider both in this thesis, and as we will see, the similarities in our formulations of the dierent control problems allow us to apply almost identical techniques despite the lack of immediate similarity. For control of the commercial refrigeration application as well as the wind turbine application, we propose an economic optimizing model predictive controller, economic MPC. MPC is a feedback control technique that is characterized by its explicit handling of constrained control problems in which a model is used to predict the future behavior of a system along with forecasts of future disturbances. At each time step the values of the control inputs are computed by solving an open-loop nite time optimal control problem over a dened prediction horizon. Only the rst step in this optimal open-loop sequence is implemented as a control command. Feedback is obtained by solving the open-loop problem repeatedly, in a receding horizon fashion, as new predictions become available. Our investigations are primarily concerned with: 1) modeling of the applications to suit the chosen control framework; 2) formulating the MPC controller laws to overcome challenges introduced by the industrial applications, and defining economic objectives that reect the real physics of the systems as well as our control objectives; 3) solving the involved, non-trivial optimization problems eciently in real-time; 4) demonstrating the feasibility and potential of the proposed methods by extensive simulation and comparison with existing control methods and evaluation of data from systems in actual operation. We present contributions on:Economic MPC fo

Hovgaard, Tobias Gybel

2013-01-01

375

1993 baseline solid waste management system description  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Pacific Northwest Laboratory has prepared this report under the direction of Westinghouse Hanford Company. The report provides an integrated description of the system planned for managing Hanford's solid low-level waste, low-level mixed waste, transuranic waste, and transuranic mixed waste. The primary purpose of this document is to illustrate a collective view of the key functions planned at the Hanford Site to handle existing waste inventories, as well as solid wastes that will be generated in the future. By viewing this system as a whole rather than as individual projects, key facility interactions and requirements are identified and a better understanding of the overall system may be gained. The system is described so as to form a basis for modeling the system at various levels of detail. Model results provide insight into issues such as facility capacity requirements, alternative system operating strategies, and impacts of system changes (ie., startup dates). This description of the planned Hanford solid waste processing system: defines a baseline system configuration; identifies the entering waste streams to be managed within the system; identifies basic system functions and waste flows; and highlights system constraints. This system description will evolve and be revised as issues are resolved, planning decisions are made, additional data are collected, and assumptions are tested and changed. Out of necessity, this document will also be revised and updated so that a documented system description, which reflects current system planning, is always available for use by engineers and managers. It does not provide any results generated from the many alternatives that will be modeled in the course of analyzing solid waste disposal options; such results will be provided in separate documents

1994-01-01

376

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC RECEIPT MANAGEMENT  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

A system and method for electronic interception and management of receipt informationgenerated by retail cash registers. The system intercepts receipt informationwhile it is in electronic format. Typically, the intended target of the electronicinformation is a portable electronic device such as a USB device. In a typicalembodiment, the merchant can take the customer's USB device and place itinto a USB port on the cash register. The receipt data is intercepted and storedon the USB device instead of being printed on a receipt. A consumer can place thedevice into his or hers personal computer and manipulate the receipt data usingmoney management software programs.

BLOODWORTH Williard; OCHOA Richardo

377

Evaluation of Online Learning Management Systems  

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Full Text Available Evaluation of Online Learning Management Systems Phillipa STURGESS Mr. Fons NOUWENS Central Queensland University Rockhampton-AUSTRALIA ABSTRACT This article describes a participative, action evaluation process that led to a decision in 2003 to change the online learning management system (LMS) software at Central Queensland University in Australia. The evaluation process was initiated, planned and conducted collaboratively by four distinct groups of staff who had been involved in different ways in operating the previous online LMS software. Although the findings of this evaluation are institutionally specific, the process of evaluation provides a useful model for use in other institutions.

Phillipa STURGESS; Fons NOUWENS

2004-01-01

378

Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems  

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The development of information technologies in the last few years has been remarkable. Large amounts of data are collected and stored by both public institutions and private companies every day. There are clear threats to the privacy of citizens if no care is taken when collecting, storing and disseminating data. Ensuring privacy for individuals in a society when dealing with digital information, is a task which involves many agents, including politicians, legal authorities, managers, developers, and system administrators. "Privacy and Anonymity in Information Management Systems" dea

Nin, Jordi

2010-01-01

379

Ontological Model of Business Process Management Systems  

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The activities which constitute business process management (BPM) can be grouped into five categories: design, modeling, execution, monitoring and optimization. Dedicated software packets for business process management system (BPMS) are available on the market. But the efficiency of its exploitation depends on used ontological model in the development time and run time of the system. In the article an ontological model of BPMS in area of software industry is investigated. The model building is preceded by conceptualization of the domain and taxonomy of BPMS development. On the base of the taxonomy an simple online thesaurus is created.

Manoilov, G.; Deliiska, B.

2008-10-01

380

A Novel Home Energy Management System Architecture  

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The number of electronic devices found in home environments is increasing, leading to an increase in the energy consumption in users’ premises. Introducing a Home Energy Management System (HEMS) into user residences might provide the necessary tools to reduce and optimize the energy consumption in home environments. However, this is not an easy task as devices can use different communication technologies and be manufactured by different producers which can lead to interoperability issues. This paper presents a home gateway designed for a HEMS system that offers interoperability between the different devices at the service level and provides the necessary tools to apply energy management strategies.

Rossello Busquet, Ana; Soler, José

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
381

ALPHA: a general purpose management information system  

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ALPHA is a general purpose Management Information System sponsored and developed by the Finance and Materials Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ALPHA allows users to access any data base to obtain information for use in the process of management. Without modifications, ALPHA can define subsets within a data base, sequentially order a subset by one or more variables, and either create a report or print the results as a graph. A maintenance program, ALPHAMA, provides capabilities to add, delete, and change records in any data base loaded under System 1022. Both modules are user friendly and provide on-line user assistance.

Lovin, J.K.; Haese, R.L.; Lambdin, H.D.; Bugg, K.E.; Bowen, P.L.

1986-01-01

382

Systems approach to project risk management  

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This paper describes the need for better performance in the planning and execution of projects and examines the capabilities of two different project risk analysis methods for improving project performance. A quantitative approach based on concepts and tools adopted from the disciplines of systems analysis, probabilistic risk analysis, and other fields is advocated for managing risk in large and complex research & development projects. This paper also provides an overview of how this system analysis approach for project risk management is being used at Los Alamos National Laboratory along with examples of quantitative risk analysis results and their application to improve project performance.

Kindinger, J. P. (John P.)

2002-01-01

383

Access Control in Data Management Systems  

CERN Document Server

Access control is one of the fundamental services that any Data Management System should provide. Its main goal is to protect data from unauthorized read and write operations. This is particularly crucial in today's open and interconnected world, where each kind of information can be easily made available to a huge user population, and where a damage or misuse of data may have unpredictable consequences that go beyond the boundaries where data reside or have been generated. This book provides an overview of the various developments in access control for data management systems. Discretionary,

Ferrari, Elena

2010-01-01

384

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

An electronic healthcare management system (100) is provided which collects both subjective and objective information regarding a patient into a clinical patient record, and uses the record to determine evidence-based recommendations. A healthcare provider may decide to implement certain recommandations (30), and/or provide additional interventions which are collectively implemented using automated support tools. Often, a plan can include follow-up activities which may be automatically scheduled by the electronic healthcare management system, and may include external scheduling programs and corresponding application programming interfaces (APIs).

VONK Glenn; ROMBAUGH Richard; WHELLAN David; O'CONNOR Christopher

385

Digital management system for dental clinic  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The invention provides a digital management system for a dental clinic, which comprises data collecting devices, a data processing device and a data management device, wherein after the data collecting devices collect the dental information of a patient, the dental information is converted into a uniform data format by the data processing device and then the data management device is used for carrying out data management comprising image processing and remote exchange on the dental information expressed in the uniform data format of the patient. An oral endoscope adopted by the digital management system is provided with a microminiature CCD image sensor capable of entering teeth to detect so as to be beneficial to detecting the health condition of the surfaces of the teeth. The information collected by different data collecting devices is expressed in the uniform data format so as to be convenient to manage and store the data and helpful for the information exchange among different clinics, thus the problem of repeated examination easy to cause when the patient hospitalizes in different clinics is solved.

BUGUANG XU

386

Organisational Management and Information Systems  

CERN Multimedia

CIMA Exam Practice Kits consolidate learning by providing an extensive bank of practice questions. Each solution provides an in depth analysis of the correct answer and highlights why the alternatives are incorrect. CIMA Exam Practice Kits are ideal for students studying independently or attending a tutored revision course. It supplements the Official CIMA Study Systems and CIMA Revision Cards with a wealth of additional questions and material focused purely on applying what has been learnt to passing the exam. CIMA Exam Practice Kits help students prepare with confidence for exam day, and to

Robertson, Jaspar

2005-01-01

387

Organisational Management and Information Systems  

CERN Multimedia

CIMA Exam Practice Kits consolidate learning by providing an extensive bank of practice questions. Each solution provides an in depth analysis of the correct answer and highlights why the alternatives are incorrect. CIMA Exam Practice Kits are ideal for students studying independently or attending a tutored revision course. It supplements the Official CIMA Learning Systems and CIMA Revision Cards with a wealth of additional questions and material focused purely on applying what has been learned to pass the exam. * Helps CIMA students to prepare and pass the 2005 syllabus first time * Practice

Harris, David

2007-01-01

388

Integrated Management System Incorporating Quality Management and Management of Environment, Health and Occupational Safety  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

[en] Risk Engineering Ltd is a Bulgarian private company founded in 1990 to provide engineering and consulting services applicable to each and every field of the energy sector. Since its establishment Risk Engineering Ltd develops, implement and apply a System for quality assurance, certified for the first time by BVQI (now Bureau Veritas Certification) in 1999 for conformity with the standard ISO 9001:1994. Later on, in connection with the revision of the standards of ISO 9000 series and introduction of the standard ISO 9001:2000 a Quality Management System in conformity with the standard ISO 9001:2000 was developed, introduced and certified. At present, Risk Engineering Ltd has got developed, documented, introduced and certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) Quality Management System in compliance with ISO 9001:2008 on the process approach basis. On this basis and including the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 (regarding the environment) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (regarding the health and occupational safety), Risk Engineering Ltd has developed and introduced Integrated Management System aim at achieving and demonstrating good results regarding protection of the environment, health and occupational safety. The processes under control by the Integrated Management System and applicable at the company are divided in two general types: A) Management processes: Strategic management and Management of the human resources. B) Processes describing the main activities: design/development process; project management; management of industrial projects and technical infrastructure project; construction, installation, repair and operation of power industry facilities; commercial activities and marketing; investigation of energy efficiency of industrial systems and certification of buildings regarding energy efficiency; consulting activity in the field of industry and energy as well as consultant in accordance with the Law of the Spatial Planning; management of the aspects having impact on the environment; management of the health and occupational safety. This proposal for presentation at the conference aim at sharing the experience, the problems arising and ways of their solution during the process of development and introducing of an Integrated Management System on the basis of introduced and certified Quality Management System.(author).

2012-01-01

389

Display-management system for MFTF  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF) is controlled by 65 local control microcomputers which are supervised by a local network of nine 32-bit minicomputers. Associated with seven of the nine computers are state-of-the-art graphics devices, each with extensive local processing capability. These devices provide the means for an operator to interact with the control software running on the minicomputers. It is critical that the information the operator views accurately reflects the current state of the experiment. This information is integrated into dynamically changing pictures called displays. The primary organizational component of the display system is the software-addressable segment. The segments created by the display creation software are managed by display managers associated with each graphics device. Each display manager uses sophisticated storage management mechanisms to keep the proper segments resident in the local graphics device storage.

1981-10-29

390

Computerized accident management support system: development for severe accident management  

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

The activities involved in the international Halden Reactor Project (HRP), sponsored by the OECD, include the development of a Computerized Accident Management Support System (CAMS). The system was initially designed for its operation under normal conditions, operational transients and non severe accidents. Its purpose is to detect the plant status, analyzing the future evolution of the sequence (initially using the APROS simulation code) and the possible recovery and mitigation actions in case of an accident occurs. In order to widen the scope of CAMS to severe accident management issues, the integration of the MAAP code in the system has been proposed, as the contribution of the Spanish Electrical Sector to the project (with the coordination of DTN). To include this new capacity in CAMS is necessary to modify the system structure, including two new modules (Diagnosis and Adjustment). These modules are being developed currently for Pressurized Water Reactors and Boiling Water REactors, by the engineering of UNION FENOSA and IBERDROLA companies (respectively). This motion presents the characteristics of the new structure of the CAMS, as well as the general characteristics of the modules, developed by these companies in the framework of the Halden Reactor Project. (Author)

1998-01-01

391

NETLab: An Online Laboratory Management System  

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Full Text Available Online hardware-based educational laboratories are increasingly being deployed in traditional on-campus as well as Web-based distance-learning courses around the world. An online laboratory generally will consist of several hardware-based remote experiments. However, one particular experiment can be performed at a time by an individual student or a group of students which require a careful scheduling of the experiments. For the proper implementation of an online laboratory an efficient laboratory management system (LMS) is thus essential. Also for an online laboratory, the students need to fully understand the experimental system setup and feel comfortable as in an actual laboratory environment which, however, can be effectively done by adding suitable videos and animations etc. Besides, the students should be able to run the remote experiments, extract, save and analyze the data and submit laboratory reports online. The front end of the laboratory management system should be made browser-based so that one can use the laboratory facility from anywhere. Also, for the teachers, the laboratory management system should include an online evaluation for the quiz/viva-voce, checking experimental data, grading of submitted laboratory reports and feedback for the students. In this paper, we describe the design and prototype implementation of an online laboratory management system (for use with shared hardware-based remote laboratory resources) which may be employed for running internet-based online laboratory courses for geographically dispersed Institutions.

Ananda Maiti

2010-01-01

392

The development of KAERI management information system -First year: The development of manpower information management system-  

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The purpose of this report is to describe the implementation of the management information system for manpower. This job is the first year's for development KAERI management information system. It is important to properly manage a manpower to cope with the external circumstances promptly and to maximize the productivity of the organization. This report aims at basic management of manpower and uses multimedia to keep abreast with the times and introduces the concept of GUI (Graphic User Interface) to user for ease access. (Author)

1991-01-01

393

Water management systems in Australian mines  

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Replies to a comprehensive questionnaire on mine water resource management systems (WRMS), which were distributed to a selection of Australian mining operations in 1991, are analysed. Although the replies cannot be considered fully representative of the industry, they do provide a good qualitative indication of water resource management in the industry at that time. Within Australia`s largely arid land mass, a majority of mines normally need to conserve water, a few need to dispose of water and a number face a seasonally varying position. An assessment of the importance of WRMS compared with management of ore extraction and processing is given. A risk assessment of failure is given; there is more acceptance of WRMS failure in the mine compared with the mill. An assessment is made of considerations in WRMS design. Managements are generally pro-active in the design of WRMS and in the setting of performance standards. The operational characteristics of mine systems are examined in detail. Companies generally do not appear to allocate sufficient resources for the collection of basic WRMS monitoring data and knowledge of the water budget to efficiently manage the system. This indicates scope for considerable cost savings in most mines. 4 refs., 1 fig., 7 tabs.

McQuade, C.V.; Gillies, A.D.S [University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld. (Australia). Dept. of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering

1995-12-01

394

Estimation of future outflows and infrastructure needed to recycle personal computer systems in California.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The objectives of the present study are to estimate future quantities of electronic waste (e-waste) for which appropriate infrastructure needs to be established, and to the estimate the total cost for e-waste recycling in California. Estimation of the future amounts of e-waste as a function of time is critical to effective e-waste management. To generate estimates, we use a time-series materials flow analysis model (MFAM). The model estimates future e-waste quantities by modeling the stages of production, usage, and disposal. We consider four scenarios for the estimation of future e-waste generation in order to consider the effects of exportation outside the State of California and of user preferences to store or to recycle the e-waste. These efforts were further investigated through the use of sensitivity analysis. The results of the present research indicate that the outflow (recycling) amount of central processing units (CPUs) will increase and will reach approximately 8.5 million units per year in 2013, but the outflow (recycling) of cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors will decrease from 2004 in California because of the replacement of CRT monitors by liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors. In 2013, the cost for CPU recycling will be 1.7 times higher than that in 2005. But for CRT monitors, the cost for recycling in 2013 will be negligible. After the State of California enacted the ban on landfill disposal of e-waste, recycling became the most common end-of-life (EOL) option in California. Also, after 2005, the State of California will need more than 60 average-capacity materials recovery facilities (MRFs), to recycle the number of personal computer systems generated, which represents an investment in capital of over 16 million dollars.

Kang HY; Schoenung JM

2006-09-01

395

Operational control using a cogeneration system management system; Betriebsfuehrung unter Nutzung eines BHKW-Management-Systems  

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Erdgas Energiesysteme GmbH, Essen, are producers of cogeneration systems but also of cogeneraton managment systems. The general use of high-efficiency PC workstations with low-cost standard software has made it possible to integrate general control functions with operational control and energy controlling. (orig/RHM) [Deutsch] Nicht nur standardisierte Anlagen fuer Kraft/Waerme- oder Kraft/Waerme/Kaeltekopplung gehoeren zum Programm, auch die Entwicklung von Management Systemen als Werkzeug fuer die Betriebsfuehrung gehoeren seit 1985 zum Lieferprogramm des Unternehmens. Unter der sich abzeichnenden Verbreitung von Personalcomputern mit kostenguenstiger, uebersichtlicher Standardsoftware bot sich die Moeglichkeit, Funktionen der uebergeordneten Leittechnik mit dem Betriebsmanagement und des Energiecontrollings zu verknuepfen. (orig./RHM)

Foerster, M.

1997-12-31

396

Leachate management system design in Mexico  

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Leachate management system design was part of a project which provided solid waste master plans for 25 cities in parts of Mexico. The lack of specific design criteria for leachate management in the Mexican regulations enabled the use of a creative design based on experience and technical judgment. Important considerations in the design of the leachate management system were the current primitive open-dump/burning/scavenging method of disposal/recycling of wastes and the need for a minimal cost solution in this developing country. The economic problems precipitated in December 1994 make the need for minimal expenditures to upgrade infrastructure even more important. The goal of this conceptual design effort was to minimize the amount of landfill leachate that required treatment by optimizing evaporation and recirculation of the leachate. A case study is presented which evaluates if the goal of zero excess leachate can be achieved.

Lange, D.A.; Broscious, J.A.; Zullo, E.G. [Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc., Monroeville, PA (United States)

1995-12-31

397

Workflow Management Systems vs. ERP Systems: Differences, Commonalities, and Applications  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

New economies and global markets with their accompanying intense competition has generated the need for organizations to develop and adopt new working models and infrastructures. Most companies have recognized the need for business process reorganization and vigilant management to increase efficiency and to survive intense competition. Information systems have been a widely adopted solution to support process redesign and management. In particular, two classes of systems have distinguished themselves: Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Both solutions focus on the automation of business processes, data transfer, and information sharing across the organization. While the targeted problems are the same, the technological approach and features of each solution are distinct. It is, therefore, important to discern the advantages and limitations of each system. In this paper we present a comprehensive description of the differences of the two systems. We also discuss how the two types of systems can be used independently and together to address intra (enterprise) and inter (e-Commerce) organizational application integration now and in the future. The "future" discussion will focus on roles of the two systems in the Web services architecture. This paper will help system implementers, managers and organizations to make better and more precise decisions when acquiring and implementing such systems.

Jorge Cardoso; Robert P. Bostrom; Contact Information Amit Sheth

398

An Approach for Implementation of Project Management Information Systems  

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Project management is governed by project management methodologies, standards, and other regulatory requirements. This chapter proposes an approach for implementing and configuring project management information systems according to requirements defined by these methodologies. The approach uses a project management specification framework to describe project management methodologies in a standardized manner. This specification is used to automatically configure the project management information system by applying appropriate transformation mechanisms. Development of the standardized framework is based on analysis of typical project management concepts and process and existing XML-based representations of project management. A demonstration example of project management information system's configuration is provided.

B?rziša, Solvita; Grabis, J?nis

399

The Design of Smart Battery Management Systems  

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Full Text Available Aiming to the defect of expandability and reliability of Li-Ion battery of protection circuit, the multi-section series connection Li-ion battery management system was designed based on X3100 chip. The hardware and software design of the system was elaborated. The system can realize the measure, management and auto-protection for various parameters and complete the calculation for tens of command parameters and realize the data exchange with HOST by SMBus. Applications show that the system is characterized by simple structure, perfect function and stable and reliable operation and can be used in the smart battery model of laptop computer, Electric bicycle and other portable equipments.

Peide Liu; Xiujuan Zhang

2011-01-01

400

Requirements management system browser software requirements specification  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The purpose of this document is to define the essential user requirements for the Requirements Management System Browser (RMSB) application. This includes specifications for the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the supporting database structures. The RMSB application is needed to provide an easy to use PC-based interface to browse system engineering data stored and managed in a UNIX software application. The system engineering data include functions, requirements, and architectures that make up the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) technical baseline. This document also covers the requirements for a software application titled ``RMSB Data Loader (RMSB- DL)``, referred to as the ``Parser.`` The Parser is needed to read and parse a data file and load the data structure supporting the Browser.

Frank, D.D.

1996-10-01

 
 
 
 
401

A Distributed Automatic Air Traffic Management System  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The current Air Traffic Management System(ATMS) relies mainly upon human Air Traffic Controllers(ATCs) to solve conflicts between aircraft plans. Due to theincreasing traffic, the workload of centralized ATCs will besoon too heavy to handle. A new generation of ATMS isurged to guarantee the safety of future travelers and to reducefinancial loss due to ATC-caused delays. The ATMSpresented in this paper is based on a Distributed AutomaticAir Traffic Controller (DAATC). It solves automatically alarge number of conflicts for the global system by synchronizingin a near optimal way, independant solutions computedfor different parts of the system. Safety is permanentlyguaranteed while the system solves most of its conflictsin a decentralized way, including efficiency and fairnessas criteria.I. IntroductionAir Traffic Management (ATM) requires coordinationand control of a large number of aircraft. Currently, theflight of all aircraft is planned and scheduled off-line atthe...

S. Sekhavat; S. Sastry

402

A Computerized Hospital Patient Information Management System  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The information processing needs of a hospital are many, with varying degrees of complexity. The prime concern in providing an integrated hospital information management system lies in the ability to process the data relating to the single entity for which every hospital functions - the patient. Thi...

Wig, Eldon D.

403

Removal Cost Management System: Version 3. 2  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

The user's guide for the Removal Cost Management System (RCMS) is specifically designed to serve as a reference manual for software used to perform cost projections and daily cost tracking. The guide can also be used to create Cost Projection reports, the 1900-55 Form, a Daily Cost Summary, an Incident Obligation Log, and Site Summary Reports.

1990-05-01

404

Managing the Development of Comprehensive Instructional Systems.  

Science.gov (United States)

Identifies six stages for the development of a comprehensive instructional system (planning, design, development, implementation, management transfer, client operation) and describes briefly the general purpose of each stage as it relates to the total development efforts. Maintaining a strong user orientation and involvement at each stage is…

Baker, Robert L.; Elam, Robert J.

1978-01-01

405

An empirical analysis of integrated management systems  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

The main objective of the present dissertation is to empirically study the integration of management systems (MSs). Specifically, we aim to investigate how organizations carry out the integration process, which benefits and challenges they encounter during this process and whether and how they integ...

Simon i Villar, Alexandra

406

Environmental Management Systems Voluntary Project Evaluation Guidance.  

Science.gov (United States)

The intent of this document is to provide a framework for the collection of information of value to regulatory agencies and others interested in determining the impact in several key areas of environmental management systems based on ISO 14001. The use of...

1998-01-01

407

EEE and EMS (Environmental Management Systems)  

Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

Environmental management systems (EMS) standards are being developed nationally and internationally. Both British Standard BS7750, presently the most widely used EMS standard, and ISO14001, currently under development, provide a generic framework for such a system. This paper outlines the development of environmental management system standards and their environmental aspects and impacts. It compares BS7750 and the International Standards ISO14001 and ISO9001, and concludes that there are many similarities between ISO9001 and ISO14001 requirements. Areas such as policy, structure and responsibility, training, documentation, document control, monitoring and measurement, non-conformances and corrective and preventative actions, records, audits and reviews are common to both standards. Aspects of ISO 14001 which are outside the scope of ISO9001 and which will require specific or additional attention include environmental aspects, legal and other requirements, objectives and targets, management program, awareness training, emergency preparedness and communications. These standards are tools for changing attitudes and guiding behaviour, and now provide independent third party certification of environmental management systems, providing credibility and confidence for all company stake-holders. (author).

Anderson, J. [Environmental Certification Quality Assurance Services Pty Ltd., South Melbourne, VIC (Australia)

1995-12-31

408

RESULT DOWNLOAD MANAGER AND ANALYZER SYSTEM  

Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER)

Result Download Manager and Analyzer System is a real world application utility that aims to download the University results and per-forms various analysis over them. This utility seems to be very useful as it will reduce a lot of manual work of result analysis and its storage .It will provide funct...

Atul Kumar

409

Financial management in leading health care systems.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

To understand better the financial management practices and strategies of modern health care organizations, we conducted interviews with chief financial officers (CFOs) of several leading health care systems. In this introduction, we present an overview of the project and summary responses on corporate financial structures and strategic challenges facing CFOs.

Smith DG; Wheeler JR; Rivenson HL; Reiter KL

2000-01-01

410

Optimizing use of course management systems.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

In this bimonthly series, the author examines how nurse educators can use Internet and Web-based computer technologies such as search, communication, and collaborative writing tools; social networking and social bookmarking sites; virtual worlds; and Web-based teaching and learning programs. The focus of this article is optimizing the use of a course management system.

Wink DM

2011-01-01

411

??????? ?????????? ??????????? ??????????? ?? ????????????? System of environmental management in enterprises C?????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????? ?? ????????????  

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Full Text Available  ?????????? ????????? ISO ????? 14000, ??? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ????????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??????????? ??????????. ???????? ??????? ????????? ??????? ?????????? ??????????? ??????????? ?? ?????????????, ? ????, ?? ??????????? ?????????? ??????.  In the article there is the question about the ISO 14000 standards which allow to work out ecological problem on a systematic basis for the improvement of ecological indexes. The system of management by an environment on enterprises is considered, namely at the airrepair plant. ??????????? ????????? ISO ????? 14000, ??????? ????????? ?????? ????????????? ???????? ?? ??????????????? ?????? ??? ????????? ????????????? ???????????. ????????? ???????? ????????? ??????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????? ?? ????????????, ? ??????, ?? ??????????? ????????? ??????.

?.?. ?????????

2006-01-01

412

Software Management in the LHCb Online System  

CERN Multimedia

LHCb has a large online IT infrastructure with thousands of servers and embedded systems, network routers and switches, databases and storage appliances. These systems run a large number of different applications on various operating systems. The dominant operating systems are Linux and MS-Windows. This large heterogeneous environment, operated by a small number of administrators, requires that new software or updates can be pushed quickly, reliably and as automated as possible. We present here the general design of LHCb's software management along with the main tools: LinusFC / Quattor, Microsoft SMS and CMT.

Bonaccorsi, E; Closier, J; Degaudenzi, H; Moine, G; Neufeld, N

2009-01-01

413

Persistent toxic substances released from uncontrolled e-waste recycling and actions for the future.  

UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted on March 22, 1989 and enforced on May 5, 1992. Since then, the USA, one of the world's largest e-waste producers, has not ratified this Convention or the Basel Ban Amendment. Communities are still debating the legal loophole, which permits the export of whole products to other countries provided it is not for recycling. In January 2011, China's WEEE Directive was implemented, providing stricter control over e-waste imports to China, including Hong Kong, while emphasizing that e-waste recycling is the producers' responsibility. China is expected to supersede the USA as the principal e-waste producer, by 2020, according to the UNEP. Uncontrolled e-waste recycling activities generate and release heavy metals and POPs into the environment, which may be re-distributed, bioaccumulated and biomagnified, with potentially adverse human health effects. Greater efforts and scientific approaches are needed for future e-product designs of minimal toxic metal and compound use, reaping greater benefits than debating the definition and handling responsibilities of e-waste recycling.

Man M; Naidu R; Wong MH

2013-10-01

414

Persistent toxic substances released from uncontrolled e-waste recycling and actions for the future.  

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The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted on March 22, 1989 and enforced on May 5, 1992. Since then, the USA, one of the world's largest e-waste producers, has not ratified this Convention or the Basel Ban Amendment. Communities are still debating the legal loophole, which permits the export of whole products to other countries provided it is not for recycling. In January 2011, China's WEEE Directive was implemented, providing stricter control over e-waste imports to China, including Hong Kong, while emphasizing that e-waste recycling is the producers' responsibility. China is expected to supersede the USA as the principal e-waste producer, by 2020, according to the UNEP. Uncontrolled e-waste recycling activities generate and release heavy metals and POPs into the environment, which may be re-distributed, bioaccumulated and biomagnified, with potentially adverse human health effects. Greater efforts and scientific approaches are needed for future e-product designs of minimal toxic metal and compound use, reaping greater benefits than debating the definition and handling responsibilities of e-waste recycling. PMID:22840636

Man, Ming; Naidu, Ravi; Wong, Ming H

2012-07-26