Brett Marc Duarte

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Effective supply chain management (SCM) enables organisations to be more competitive in the current world of global manufacturing. Simulation can help by evaluating the feasibility of alternative policies and arrangements for managing a supply chain. However, detailed simulation of the supply chain can be complex and computationally intensive. We develop a(More)
Effective supply chain management (SCM) enables organizations to be more competitive in the current world of global manufacturing by reducing costs and improving the quality of customer service. Simulation can assist in moving towards these goals by evaluating the feasibility of alternative policies for managing a supply chain. However, simulation of(More)
More efficient and effective control of supply networks is conservatively worth billions of dollars to the world economy. Adopting an approach by which the basic disciplines of Industrial Engineering, Control Engineering, System Simulation and Business Re-Engineering are integrated into one comprehensive system has been known to produce impressive results.(More)
More efficient and effective control of supply networks is conservatively worth billions of dollars to the world economy. Adopting an approach by which the basic disciplines of Industrial Engineering, Control Engineering, System Simulation and Business Re-Engineering are integrated into one comprehensive system has been known to produce impressive results.(More)
An online questionnaire was used to survey the current state of decision making paradigms for the semiconductor supply chain and to identify future trends and needs. A logistic regression analysis on the survey data clearly shows that decision makers tend to use optimization techniques in the front-end planning decisions, and to make them in a slow(More)
In this paper, the class of continuous-time linear systems is enlarged with the inclusion of the fractional<lb>linear systems. These are systems described by fractional differential equations. It is shown how to compute the<lb>impulse, step, and frequency responses from the transfer function. The theory is supported by definitions of<lb>fractional(More)
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