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Influence of road transport infrastructure on agricultural sector development in Nigeria

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Smart city solutions in regard to urbanization processes – Polish cases

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The aim of this paper is to show the spectrum of problems associated with the growing importance of cities in the context of rapidly occurring processes of urbanization. Therefore the following issues are included: the concept of smart cities, which are a combination of the intelligent use of information systems allowing for active management of the various areas of urban activity with the potential of institutions, companies and the active involvement and creative people; transport problems and the use of new technologies. Particular attention will be given to both, the issue of transport congestion as the strongest factor affecting the quality of life of residents and to the role of social capital in the creation of sustainable development. To exemplify the result of the cooperation between southern Polish communities there will be presented a case of the introducing process of the Silesian Card of Public Services with a wide range of its functionality.

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The impact of transport infrastructure projects on sustainable development within a major logistics gateway in North West England

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The application of AHP in the development of a taxonomy of merchant marine deck officers’ non-technical skills (NTS)

-90. [11] CAA (2003) Aviation Maintenance Human Factors (EASA/JAR145 Approved Organisations. Sussex: CAA Safety Regulation Group, CAP 716, 18 th December 2003. [12] Stanton, N. (1996) Human factors in nuclear safety. London: Taylor and Francis. [13] Beer, M. (1980) Organizational change and development: A system review. Glenview, IL: Scott, Fotesman. [14] Flin, R., Martin, L., Geosters, K., Hoermann, J., Amalberti, R., Valot, C., and Nijhuis, H. (2003) Development of the NOTECHS (Non-Technical Skills) system for assessing pilots’ CRM skills. Human

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Review of pallet pooling studies

, R. (2014). Pallet Survey: How pallet trends stack up. Modern Materials Handling, (10): 30-34. [22] Lai, Y. C. (2010). TPL plays a vital role in pallet pooling. China Logistics & Purchasing, (18): 60-61. [23] Yu, L. (2008). Research on the development policies and measures of railway pallets transport. Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China. [24] Wang, S. P., & Gu, X. M. (2014). China pallet pool. China Business and Market, 28(9): 21-27. [25] Jin, S. S., Xiong, Q. X., Jiang, M. X., Wang, Y. L., & Feng, D. Z. (2008). Study on Chinese

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From effective accounting and reporting to efficient outsourcing

. European Planning Studies. 15 (2), 271-288. 5. Drury, K. Introduction to managerial and cost accounting / / Audit, Unity. - 1998. 6. Elshankskaya D. (2012): The improvement of accounting processes with regard to the development of outsourcing relations in RZD JSC (Russian Railways). Research Journal of Higher Attestation Commission of Russia “Bulletin SSTU” # 1(#15). - Samara, 55-61. (Елшанская Д.А. Совершенствование учётных процессов формирования аутсорсинговых отношений в ОАО «РЖД». Вестник Самарского государственного университета путей

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For Safety and Security Reasons: The Cost of Component-Isolation in IoT

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The current development trend of Internet of Things (IoT) aims for a tighter integration of mobile and stationary devices via various networks. This includes communication of vehicles to roadside infrastructure (V2I), as well as intelligent sensors / actors in Logistics and smart home environments.

Compared to isolated traditional embedded systems, the exposure to open networks increases the attack surface, and errors in the networking components could compromise the safety and security of the embedded application or the whole network. But often current system architectures for mass-market IoT devices lack the required isolation concepts.

Using a partitioning microkernel and enforcing the use of a microcontroller’s memory protection unit (MPU) facilities, we compare different isolation concepts for a publish/subscribe middleware implementing OMG’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard and we evaluate our results on an STM32F4 microcontroller. The results of this case study show moderate costs for increased memory usage and additional context switches.

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Vehicles leasing operations in Lagos state, Nigeria

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Vehicle is an important element of transport; and its financing especially in road transport comes in 3 ways; outright purchase, hire purchase and lease. Of all these three methods of road transport financing, leasing has attracted little attention in Nigeria transport research. This study was carried out to examine the development, types and form, operating characteristics and problems of vehicle lease in Lagos State, Nigeria. Aggregate number of vehicle leasing companies in Nigeria from inception to 2018 was obtained from corporate affairs commission (CAC). Four prominent vehicle leasing companies: Cashlink Leasing Plc (CLP), NIKKY Taurus Ltd (NTL), C & I Leasing (CIL) and SAMTL Leasing Ltd (SLL) were purposively selected for the operating characteristics and challenges of the leasing companies. 298 structured questionnaires were administered to the staffs of the selected companies seeking the types and forms of lease and challenges encountered in the course of operation using stratified and simple random samplings techniques. Vehicle leasing started in Nigeria from 1986 with the likes of pine hill leasing, Cashlink leasing, VT leasing in Lagos. Within 1986 and 2018, it has spread to 23 different urban cities and the number has increased to 297 companies in 2018. Operating and finance leases exist in the industry with majority of 91.6% of the companies practice operating lease. The staff strength and fleet size level of the leasing companies varies overtime but positively significant to their operations. However, poor pricing of lease service, inadequate finance of vehicle, default in payment of rental charges and high cost of maintenance minimize leasing service efficiency and effectiveness. It is recommended that government should provide subvention for vehicles acquisition, face-off of racketing vehicles from cites and legislate policy to regulate operational activities (entry and exit) of the companies.

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Investigation of an Electrostatic Discharge Protective Biodegradable Packaging Foam in the Logistic Chain

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Since the beginning of the 20th century, logistics has undergone a huge technological development, which has, however, resulted in many negative effects as well. The industry, particularly in the packaging industry has been a massive waste producer, although recently it has forced the use of new materials and it started to focus on environmentally friendly technologies. During the transportation of finished and semi-finished Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) sensitive products, the product packaging system has a vital role. These kind of packaging materials must be suitable to both logistic (protection against mechanical and environmental stresses) and special ESD protection requirements. During the transportation of printed-circuit electronic products, ESD defense is then of primary significance. However there is a huge disadvantage for the use of various shield bags. Namely, this kind of associated packaging is particularly pollutant, it causes a lot of inconvenience in the form of waste. In order to rule out these materials from the packaging system, new innovative solutions have to be found. The investigated TPS (thermoplastic starch biodegradable foam) is subjected to a validation, a long process to certify that this material unites properties of two types of packaging materials at the same time. On the one hand, this packaging foam has to meet the requirements product defense. On the other hand, the material must be anti-static under the logistic stress effects. In case it is found suitable, it can be an alternative of the conventional materials. In this article, we investigate the ESD characteristic of TPS foam. As this material sensitive for environmental parameters during transportation, we make the relevant Surface Resistance (Rs) tests on different temperature and humidity conditions. Based on result, the decision of the application can be done, as an ESD packaging material.

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