Brian K. Thorn

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Some of the vital aspects in the diffusion of renewable energies are the cost of producing the energy, as well as the environmental impacts associated with its lifecycle. As petroleum based energy becomes increasingly costly, alternatives will be relied upon to meet the ever increasing energy demand. Biofuels, and biodiesel in particular, could be a near(More)
A U-shaped production line is considered one of the most flexible designs used by companies to adapt to varying production conditions and to implement lean concepts. Similarly, work-sharing allows for cross-training of a flexible workforce while achieving high levels of worker utilization. This paper proposes a new protocol for U-shaped assembly lines that(More)
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