In this paper we present a case study which involves the design of a supply chain network for industrial waste collection. The problem is to transport metal waste from 17 factories to containers and from containers to a disposal center (DC) at an organized region of automobile parts suppliers. We applied the classic mixed-integer programming (MIP) model for the two-stage supply chain to the solution of this problem. The visualization of the optimal solution provided us with several interesting insights that would not be easily discovered otherwise.
Uploaded by gurdalertek on 12/09/2006
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This book is the first comprehensive elaboration and analysis of organized crime and justice issues in Central Asia. It provides a first hand knowledge of the region, brings to the global criminal justice community practical insights into local issues and problems which are so important to the rest of the continent and the world. This contribution should be useful to every student of Central Asia and other regions. The book promotes more effective and humane criminal justice policies and practices in Central Asia.Notwithstanding the changing picture of crime and justice issues in the region, the book's key insights into the region remain very relevant to the assessment of its present and future.
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This report examines the economic role of cities. It illustrates the important contributions of cities to national economic development and poverty reduction. It looks at the agglomeration economies, city clusters, city regions and mega city regions.
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Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to test empirically the potential of Intellectual Capital (IC) as a driver of formation of cross border coalitions in European Union (EU) regions. The question is important given that, at present, economic and s ocial cohesion is a major factor of stability in the EU. We use a computational model based on different similarity matrices, for the cross-border cases of Portugal and Spain and for Hungary and Romania, respectively. We find that the results differ with the form of attraction we suppose between the regions, namely driven by diversity or conservative. At least the potential for attraction between such regions, based in IC, may be a useful approach for modeling. We believe that our model should be replica ted in other EU regions, and thereby increased in depth. However, we regard our results as a promising step towards understanding some important organizing principles for the multi-regional economics of the 21st century.
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A GREENER FOOTPRINT FOR INDUSTRY: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
The Initiative focuses on the promotion of low-carbon paths to industrial development; efficient use of non-energy raw materials and of recycled industrial and non-industrial wastes; adoption of relevant products and technologies to meet international commitments or environmental standards; adoption of environmental and related management systems with a view to entry into global value chains; and creation of businesses that can offer services in these areas. In Part I, the challenge posed to industry in the developing countries by the current economic turbulence is described. In Part II, UNIDO’s proposed Green Industry Initiative is outlined. The outcome of the International Conference on Green Industry in Asia, organized by UNIDO, together with the Government of the Philippines, ILO, UNEP and UNESCAP in Manila, in September 2009, is described.
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Society for Industrial Archeology Newsletter
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On the occasion of the launch of 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation, the January-March issue of UNESCO's magazine "A World of Science" focuses on managing conflict and cooperation over water. This issue highlights case studies on water cooperation in different regions of the world and emphasizes that strong institutions and cooperative mechanisms reduce conflicts and promote peaceful resolution of water conflicts.
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The publication was inspired by discussions within the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on agribusiness development in Africa.
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TICCIH Bulletin 54
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Sectoral water allocation policies in selected ESCWA member countries. An evaluation of the economic, social and drought-related impact [PDF document - 589 KB] United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). 2003 It is intended that this study constitute both a reference document for policy- and decision-making processes relating to the management of water supplies in the ESCWA region, and an evaluation tool for decisions that have already been made regarding the allocation of water resources to various sectors. As such, its beneficiaries will be primarily policy and decision makers involved in the daily management of the ESCWA region's diminishing water resources. It is hoped that the study will also be of use to other professionals in the field, and will inform the general public on the issues surrounding sectoral water allocation and how optimal allocation can ensure sustainable, equitable and efficient use of the region's water resources.
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