Research Paper Decision analysis and methods
Analytical Hierarchy Process Applied to Supermarket Layout Selection

Mahmoud. A. Barghash; Lina Al-Qatawneh; Saleem Ramadan; Awwad Dababneh

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 215-226

  In many cases, supermarkets are founded on rental of already built property and in this case, the space is accepted as is. It is imperative in this case that the supermarket be designed to achieve multiple objectives such as ease of roaming, display area, special display areas etc. It is important for ...  Read More

Research Paper Manufacturing and Logistics
Root Cause Analysis and Productivity Improvement Of An Apparel Industry In Bangladesh Through Kaizen Implementation

Taposh Kumar Kapuria; Mustafizur Rahman; Shuvo Haldar

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 227-239

  Garments industry is playing the pioneering role in improving Bangladesh economic condition. It was started in late 1970’s and now the leading foreign currency earner for Bangladesh. It’s no dubiousness to say that, the Bangladesh garment industry is ameliorating garment’s service quality ...  Read More

Research Paper Transportation
Understanding Econometric Modeling: Domestic Air Travel in Nigeria and Implication for Planning Process

Adetayo Olaniyi Adeniran; Sidiq Okwudili Ben

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 240-251

  For planning process, this study examined the econometric model of domestic air travel in Nigeria vis-à-vis some selected economic variables. Furthermore, quantitative (inferential) statistics has used which relies on data obtained from relevant government institutions in Nigeria. Also the model ...  Read More

Research Paper Engineering Optimization
Life Cycle Costing of PV Generation System

Ala’ K. Abu-Rumman; Iyad Muslih; Mahmoud. A. Barghash

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 252-258

  Life cycle costing (LCC) is a methodology used first time by the Department of Defense of United State, it’s an economic calculation of all costs propagated during the life span of any technical system. For Renewable Energy (RE) systems, LCC is a good methodology, which shows the cost-effectiveness ...  Read More

Research Paper Heuristics and Metaheuristics Algorithms
The new approach in market segmentation by using RFM model

Hadi Roshan; Masoumeh Afsharinezhad

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 259-267

  Data analytics allows companies mining the patterns and trends in their customers data to implement more effective market segmentation strategies, then customize promotional offers, allocate marketing resources efficiently, and improve customer relationship management. However the implementation of such ...  Read More

Research Paper Engineering Modeling
A new Technique for Investigating the Dynamic Response of a Beam Subjected to a Load-Moaving System

Ibrahim Mousa Abu-Alshaikh

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 268-278

  The dynamic response of a homogeneous elastic simply-supported beam subjected to a load system moving with a uniform velocity is studied in detail in this paper. Analytical expressions for the dynamic responses of the beam and the load-moving system are obtained by means of a new technique using decomposition ...  Read More

Research Paper Computational modelling
Finite Element Coding of Functionally Graded Beams under Various Boundary and Loading Conditions

Othman Al-Hawamdeh; Ibrahim Mousa Abu-Alshaikh; Naser Al-Huniti

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 279-290

  Detailed formulation and coding of exact finite element is carried out to study the static behavior of a layered beam structure. The beam element is modelled based on the first-order shear deformation theory and it is assumed to be composed of three layers whereas the middle layer is made of functionally ...  Read More