Marco Bortolini

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This chapter illustrates the cell formation problem (CFP) supported by similarity based methods. In particular, problem oriented indices are based on several factors which play an important role in the determination of the value of similarity between two generic machines, e.g. the number of machines visited by each part, the sequence of manufacturing(More)
Food specialities, fresh food and high quality produces are known as critic products to store and to deliver. The physical and environmental conditions, i.e. temperature, humidity, light and mechanical shocks, etc., experienced through the whole supply chain can affect the safety, quality and conservation conditions causing significant losses of the product(More)
Design, management and control of a logistic distribution system are very critical issues in supply chain management (SCM). They involve a large number of interdependent decisions, such as the determination of the best location and capacity of a distribution center (DC), a production plant, a wholesaler etc., the allocation of customer demand to suppliers,(More)
Efforts to decrease the water use within industry are mandatory to pursue product and process sustainability. Particularly, the European Union (EU) is at the top level for water consumption in industry, while some sectors, such as the food and beverage (F&B), are highly water-intensive with hundreds of liters per hour of consumed and, then, drained water.(More)
The technical and economic sustainability of photovoltaic (PV) systems is heavily affected by the cost and performances of the adopted PV cells. Solar concentrators represent an effective alternative to reduce the solar cell surface and, at the same time, to increase the global conversion efficiency. Such systems include optic elements to concentrate the(More)
Solar simulators are common laboratory devices to artificially reproduce the Sun emission spectrum. Their use in optic tests allows to study the effect of the solar radiation on both materials and components. This paper focuses on the effective design of the ellipsoidal reflector for concentrating solar simulators. A ray-tracing analytic model integrated to(More)
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