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International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise

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  • Decision support system for maintenance order priority of multistate coal handling system with hot redundancy   Order a copy of this article
    by Sudhir Kumar, P.C. Tewari, Anish Kumar Sachdeva 
    Abstract: This paper describes newly developed decision support system for maintenance order priority which is an essential requirement to maintain excellent maintenance operations. It also discusses the performability evaluation of coal handling system of a coal-based thermal power plant using the stochastic petri nets (SPN) technique. A licensed version of petri GRIF-predicates software was used for the modelling purpose. The performability in long-term availabilities of the different subsystems is obtained by varying failure and repair rates (FRR) in permissible ranges during performance modelling of plant. Based upon the performability matrices the maintenance order priorities of subsystems were predicted. The present paper examines the impact of varying failure and repair rates of subsystems on the performance behaviour and performability of coal handling system. Further, the effect of varying the repair facilities available on the performability of whole system also evaluated. From the performability matrices, it has been observed that crushers are the most critical subsystems which drastically affect the overall performability of system. The critical study would help the maintenance engineers to plan for allocation of repair facilities for the different subsystems in advance based upon the severity of their failure.
    Keywords: performability analysis; decision support system; DSS; Petri-Nets; coal handling system; stochastic petri nets; SPN; failure and repair rates; FRR.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2024.10059304
  • Unmanned aircraft system safety, security, and regulation in urban aviation ecosystems   Order a copy of this article
    by K. Kirthan Shenoy, Divya Tyagi 
    Abstract: A small flying object breaks away from the flock of birds over the blue sky, navigating independently. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, as they are commonly referred to, have become common phenomena flying over people and property. Their growing presence in civilian airspace has prompted authorities worldwide to establish national regulations, including the international civil aviation organisation, which is working to create a UAS ecosystem that is standardised and regulated. The fast expansion of UAS worldwide has resulted in several legal and ethical concerns related to using UAS. Discussion is required regarding the issues of the rights of individuals on the ground, the safety of life and property, rogue unmanned aerial systems, and the requirement for standardised operating rules. The role that UAS will play and the policy direction they should follow worldwide will be determined by the lessons learnt from the framework of manned aviation, together with active consultation with stakeholders.
    Keywords: unmanned aircraft systems; UAS; drones; privacy; safety; data protection; security; counter UAS system; unmanned aircraft system traffic management; urban aviation ecosystems.

  • Diffusion of Industry 4.0 technologies in logistics: learning from past and future direction   Order a copy of this article
    by Vijay Prakash Sharma, Surya Prakash, Ranbir Singh, Bharti Ramtiyal 
    Abstract: The proposed research work contributes toward the analysis of various technologies of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) relevant to logistics management (LM). The study presents a holistic view of I4.0.T diffusion in LM and is intended to provide an assessment of the current literature work. The internet of things (IoT) is the most prominent technology under the umbrella of technologies in I4.0 contributing toward efficient and speedy last-mile delivery (LMD). The review article examines the progress of the research area over the past 11 years and highlights the technological requirements and challenges that the introduction of I4.0 is facing for LM. This will help researchers and industries assess the influence of I4.0.T to make logistics services more efficient, reliable, and risk-free in the changing 21st century. This review paper will present the current scenario of technological advancement in the field of logistics and provide future research directions.
    Keywords: Industry 4.0 technologies; logistics management; last-mile delivery; LMD; internet of things; IoT; artificial intelligence.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2023.10060185
  • An analysis of policy prospective of taxi aggregators and consumers in digital eco-system   Order a copy of this article
    by Ayush Goel, Gurudev Sahil 
    Abstract: The term “digital trade” is becoming more prevalent in the modern era. Newer company structures have evolved to replace traditional methods with online companies as digitalisation has become the standard. Taxi aggregators are one of the most prevalent digital business concepts. With this particular model, which is now known as Taxi Aggregators, you may quickly book a cab using your smartphone for transportation inside and outside the city limits. They are also known as taxi aggregators and are inexpensive to use. Nevertheless, as lawmakers created new and revised rules to control these business models, the last two years have been very difficult for application-based taxi providers like Ola and Uber. The regulations are being developed by legislators in several nations, but the pace and the scope are much slower than necessary. This essay will examine past and present taxi market scenarios before suggesting ways to enhance them in the future.
    Keywords: taxi-aggregator; intermediaries; sharing-economy; digital business model; e-commerce; motor vehicle rules 2020; product liability; data confidentiality; consumer protection act 2019; online software system; innovative technology.

  • Appraising and overcoming the barriers of RFID implementation in a process industry in New Zealand   Order a copy of this article
    by Supriya Roy, Ram Naresh Roy 
    Abstract: Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology is widely used in manufacturing and service industries to track inventory in transit, asset control and improve the overall supply chain. For example, RFID is used to track the product's location down the assembly line in the automobile and pharmaceutical industries. This paper explores the possibility of implementing RFID in a glass processing plant via mobile platforms (PC or smartphone apps) for searching customer ordered glasses through the various stages in the plant. It also examines how RFID can help reduce the time and cost spent on glass reworks, leading to increased profitability and customer satisfaction. Finally, the paper also explores the potential barriers to implementing RFID in a 'glass production plant' in New Zealand.
    Keywords: radio-frequency identification; RFID; EPC; glass processing; supply chain; delivered in full on time; DIFOT; barcodes; implementation constraints.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2023.10056444
  • A balanced scorecard system as a character of the enterprise's financial stability   Order a copy of this article
    by Alisa Ableeva, Guzel Salimova, Almira Farrahetdinova, Aigul Galimova, Gulnara Gabidullina, Elina Galimova 
    Abstract: The paper aimed to study a balanced scorecard (BSC) characterising the enterprise's stability from the perspective of compliance of its actual economic situation with future strategic goals. Based on indicative approach and using the provisions and approaches of the fuzzy sets theory, the integrated evaluation of level of achievement of BSC benchmarks of the enterprise was carried out. The scientific novelty of this study resides in the possibilities that the application of new tools (fuzzy sets theory, integrated evaluations) provides for monitoring both current and future performance indicators of an enterprise. The obtained results designate that proposed methodology can be applied in practice. The most significant its advantages incorporate the aggregation of criteria of varying nature, ability to calculate preliminary totals for different groups of indicators, possibility of making forecasts and managerial decisions based on results gained, and ability to assess expected economic condition of the enterprise through the BSC.
    Keywords: strategy; financial stability; balanced scorecard; BSC; integrated evaluation.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2022.10047337
  • An innovative model on intention to adopt cloud-based ERP among SMEs   Order a copy of this article
    by Aveek Basu, Sraboni Dutta, Rohini Jha 
    Abstract: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an integrated suite of business application which ensures end to end delivery of all operational processes effectively and efficiently. Cloud ERP has recently gained significant impetus with the advent of cloud technology and organisations are showing substantial interests due to various advantages. End user acceptance plays a significant role in successful implementation of ERP systems and is a key factor in cloud ERP adoption by SMEs. Several studies are performed on ERP models which are dealing with acceptance. However, each model has some limitations and the current research on Indian SMEs deals with a hybrid framework which considers vital constructs of established models. The research work strives to explore the predictors of cloud ERP adoption. The findings will provide guidelines to SMEs of developing economies planning to adopt cloud-based ERP and cloud vendors can ameliorate their business strategies as per adoption intricacies found in study.
    Keywords: enterprise resource planning; cloud ERP; adoption intention; innovation; technology-organisation-environment; TOE; resistance; small and medium enterprises; SMEs.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2022.10047198
  • An intelligent pesticide screening strategy using screen-printing technology   Order a copy of this article
    by Sumit Mor, Saveena Solanki, Vikas Dhull 
    Abstract: In the present era, agriculture and industrialisation are very necessary to support an exponentially growing population. However, along with this it has also adverse effects on the environment. It is necessary to monitor environmental containments so that risk to human life can be minimised. For this, sensors are fabricated using intelligent strategies to monitor toxic compounds for environmental management. So, in present work, compounds for environmental management. So, in this present work, organophosphorus compounds. Nanoparticles were synthesised and analytical tools were used for characterisation. Intelligent screen-printed gold electrode was modified by layering paste mixture of nanoparticles and c-SWCNTs to form ZnO NPs/c-SWCNTs/SPAuE. Acetylcholinesterase was immobilised onto electrode. Cellulose acetate was applied to prevent enzyme from leaching and electrode fouling. It was tested to detect presence of organophosphorus in samples. This intelligent strategy can also be used for detection of other containments in food, dye removal, heavy metals and medical applications.
    Keywords: intelligent; sensor; screening; environment; analytical tool.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2022.10049250
  • Study of Indian sector selection problem amidst coronavirus disruption: an AHP approach   Order a copy of this article
    by Nishtha Agarwal, Nitin Seth, Ashish Agarwal 
    Abstract: As China's position in the market weakens due to the coronavirus disease, supply chain managers are looking for alternatives to safeguard their businesses. India, with its strategic location, infrastructure and growing economy poses a great option. Several industry sectors in India are performing exceptionally well and can tap into the opportunity and showcase their prowess in stabilising the disruptions caused in the global supply chains. However, more investments are required for the development of these sectors to meet the global demand. The challenge that lies with the government is to prioritise sectors for investments. The present study aims at creating a decision-making framework using analytical hierarchy process (AHP) to solve this problem. The three-layer AHP framework, through pairwise comparisons, aims at identifying the sector on which the government should focus its investments upon based upon various performance parameters. The results from AHP depict that the pharmaceutical sector should be given priority in terms of investments for its development followed by chemical, agriculture, aquaculture and textile sector.
    Keywords: analytical hierarchy process; AHP; sector selection; India; disruptions; global supply chains.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2024.10060775
  • A study on the 'futuristic aspect' of transforming the organisations towards 'sustainable practises'   Order a copy of this article
    by Varadaraj Aravamudhan, Ananth Sengodan, M. Prasanna Mohan Raj 
    Abstract: Sustainability is already becoming progressively crucial in modern organisations, and it could help businesses succeed now and in the future. Incorporating environmental, societal, and policy interests within company choices is a critical component of sustainable construction. Because sustainable development is a continual process instead of a single action, decision-makers should be able to assess the present status of an organisation. To do the same, we will show how businesses might shape the area of activity for something like the transition to sustainability. In addition, the researcher has developed a selection tool to estimate whether sustainability activities should indeed be carried out in compliance with the valuation strategic management function, that is, considering their financial ramifications This is crucial to note, nevertheless, that sustainable performance can be achieved by such a single company (or, for just that point, the whole corporate sector) acting alone. If we are to satisfy today's modern demands while jeopardising future generations' infrastructure to accommodate their requirements, ecological sustainability is a widespread idea where just about every actor in the international economy (especially governments and companies) must agree.
    Keywords: transformation of organisation; organisation.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2024.10057864