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The non-pregnant uterus shows wave-like activity throughout the menstrual cycle. This uterine activity was first detected using intra-uterine pressure recordings. The use of ultrasound has made it possible to study the movements of the uterus in a non-invasive manner. Throughout the menstrual cycle, several wavelike activity patterns have been described;(More)
The use of femtosecond laser pulses allows precise and thermal-damage-free removal of material (ablation) with wide-ranging scientific, medical and industrial applications. However, its potential is limited by the low speeds at which material can be removed and the complexity of the associated laser technology. The complexity of the laser design arises from(More)
In this paper we address the optimization of the tactical planning for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, in which numerous trade-offs need to be considered over possibly thousands of Stock-Keeping Units (SKUs). An MILP model for the optimization of this tactical planning problem is proposed. This model is demonstrated for a case containing 10(More)
In this paper, the environmental impact of operating a supply chain of a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company over a one year horizon is considered. The environmental impact is evaluated using the Eco-indicator 99. In the optimization of the tactical planning decisions both this environmental objective and the total costs are considered using the(More)
In this paper we address the optimization of the tactical planning for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry using an MILP model. Shelf-life restrictions are introduced into this model to prevent unnecessary waste and missed sales. Three methods for implementing shelf-life restriction are compared. In the direct method the age of each product is tracked.(More)
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