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A Review of TRIZ Tools for Forecasting the Evolution of Technical Systems

metodologii (red. Ryszard Knosala) Innowacje w zarządzaniu i inżynierii produkcji. Tom I. Oficyna Wydawnicza Polskiego Towarzystwa Zarządzania Produkcją, Opole 2018, s. 11-22. [10] Chybowski L., Gawdzińska K., On the Possibilities of Applying the AHP Method to a Multi-criteria Component Importance Analysis of Complex Technical Objects. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 445, 2016, s. 701-710, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31307-8_71. [11] Chybowski L., Gawdzińska K., Przetakiewicz W., AHP based multi-criteria function analysis as a TRIZ tool for complex

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Advancement of Tools Supporting Improvement of Work Safety in Selected Industrial Company

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In the presented article, the advancement of tools to improve the safety of work in the researched industrial company was taken into consideration. Attention was paid to the skillful analysis of the working environment, which includes the available technologies, work organization and human capital. These factors determine the development of the best prevention activities to minimize the number of accidents.

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Application of Selected Methods and Approaches for Improvement of Processes and their Use in Practice in Companies of Wood Processing Industry in Slovakia

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The aim of the paper is to point out the principles of process management and selected quality management tools, which are aimed at improving the processes of the wood processing industries of the Slovak Republic. The knowledge from these areas is based on the analysis of the theoretical origins from domestic and foreign sources and supported by the results of the research carried out in the first half of the year 2017. In the processing of the results, classical methods of research work were used such as analysis, synthesis, comparison, descriptive statistics, contingency tables, chi-quadrat test and graphic depiction. Based on the analysis of the research results, there was a slight dependence between the process optimization levels in the timber industry and other process improvement methods such as statistical process control methods and graphical analysis and problem solving tools.

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Ranking Strategic Objectives in a Strategy Map Based on Logarithmic Fuzzy Preference Programming and Similarity Method

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This paper aims to rank strategic objectives in a strategy map to improve the efficiency of strategy implementation. Objectives are ranked based on strategic destinations using the combination of Logarithmic Fuzzy Preference Programming (LFPP) and similarity method. In the first step, the weight of strategic destinations is obtained using LFPP technique; then objectives are ranked by similarity method. Similarity method uses the concept of alternative gradient and magnitude for effectively solving the general multi-criteria analysis problem. Finally, objectives are ranked in an actual strategy map. As a practical and efficient tool, the proposed approach can assist managers and decision-makers in drawing more efficient output from strategy maps.

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Simulation for Jewelry Production Process Improvement Using Line Balancing: A Case Study

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Thai jewelry is the world’s leading jewelry which has gained high reputation and recognition from customers worldwide. In the past decade, jewelry have become one of the top ten export product of Thailand with the current export value of around 58,000 million baht per year which is 3.4 percent of all Thailand export products. Due to the high competition in the world market, however, Thai jewelry manufacturers needs to continue to improve their product quality as well as process efficiency in order to gain more market share. Currently, computer-aided tools have become more powerful tool in jewelry production management. They have been used to design production process, plant and workstation layout, production planning, worker’s scheduling, and other decisive decision making in both high management and shop floor levels. This research demonstrates a case study of plant simulation application for jewelry production process improvement. The objective is to reduce bottlenecks and increase productivity in wax pattern and casting processes using line balancing. Various scenarios have been proposed in order to support different level of desired output rate due to the increase of demand. The results of line balancing and simulation models reduce bottlenecks. Hence, productivity is increased. The desired throughput rates are achieved with the minimum number of workers and machine in the system.

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Safety Management of Water Economy. Case Study of the Water and Sewerage Company

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This study addresses the issues of water management safety management in the context of shaping the appropriate level of municipal services in Poland, related to quality standards and the availability of water resources for enterprises and the local community. The literature review presents examples of activities concerning the evaluation of the quality and availability of groundwater and their suitability for domestic and commercial use in the world. The key parameters of water intended for human consumption, which affect its quality, have been selected based on the literature and the Polish standards set out in the regulation. On this basis, appropriate parameters for case-study research were selected. In the following, the analytical methods and tools used to assess water quality were characterized. In the case study example, the analysis of water parameters from selected three different intakes in 2015-2017 (Tęczowa, Stodoły and GPW Rybnik-Północ) was performed and the functioning and role of the internal Water and Sewage Laboratory in the safety management of water economy in the water and sewerage company has been presented.

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Computer Systems Supporting the Management of Machines/Equipment in Hard Coal Mines. Case Study

exploitation decision-making process in technical network systems. Eksploatacja i Niezawodnosc – Maintenance and Reliability 2017; 19 (2): 268-278, http://dx.doi.org/10.17531/ein.2017.2.15 . [12] Loska A. Remarks about modelling of maintenance processes with the use of scenario techniques. Eksploatacja i Niezawodnosc – Maintenance and Reliability 2012; 14 (2): pp. 92-98. [13] Loska A. Methodology of variant assessment of exploitation policy using numerical taxonomy tools. Management Systems in Production Engineering 2/2015. ISSN 2299-0461. DOI 10

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Organizational Innovation and Cost Reduction Analysis of Manufacturing Process – Case Study

of Management Research , vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 35-52, Jun. 2008. [7] G. Kanawaty, Introduction to work study. Geneva, CH: International Labour Organization, 1992, pp. 524. [8] M.M. Khatun. “Effect of time and motion study on productivity in garment sector.” International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research , vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 825-833, May 2014. [9] J. Konsek-Ciechońska, “Operational and Strategic Controlling Tools in Microenterprises – Case Study,” Management Systems in Production Engineering , vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 278-282, Dec. 2017

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Innovative Use of Quality Management Methods for Product Improvement

”, Quality & Quantity, vol. 46(1), 2012, pp. 315-321. [5] K. Midor, “An analysis of the causes of product defects using quality management tools”, Management Systems in Production Engineering, vol. 4(16), 2014. pp. 162-167. [6] M. Molenda, “Effectiveness of planning internal audits of the quality system”, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Morskiej w Szczecinie, no. 32, z. 1, 2012, pp. 48-54. [7] B. Szczęśniak, M. Zasadzień and Ł. Wapienik, „Zastosowanie analizy Pareto oraz diagramu Ishikawy do analizy przyczyn odrzutów w procesie

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