Raul Valverde

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The supply chain of a case study in the embedded devices industry was examined from the perspective of a high service level for the delivery of one of its products. For this purpose, an agent-based object-oriented model of the supply chain with a quantity reorder system for the inventory management was developed. The historical demand data from the ERP(More)
The concept of exchanging goods and services over the Internet has seen an exponential growth in popularity over the years. The Internet has been a major breakthrough of online transactions, leaping over the hurdles of currencies and geographic locations. However, the anonymous nature of the Internet does not promote an idealistic environment for(More)
With the rapid rise of Business to Business (B2B) transactions over the internet and the increasing use of e-procurement solutions by large organizations for purchasing, there is a need to reengineer current legacy supply chain management systems in order to integrate them with modern e-procurement systems. Although there is a great deal of research in the(More)
The objective of this paper is to show that an RFID supply chain inventory management system can be a viable solution to the myriad of challenges encountered in the operation of the warehouses and stores in the petroleum development industry. This study involved the analysis of the warehouse and inventory management system in Shell Petroleum Development(More)
The present research concentrates on automation of retail process that involves customers. One can save on total man power required to manage a physical retail store and store tills if RFID at item level is implemented in a retail store. One can reduce number of persons at Security / Payment till required at store counter and exit. Although RFID can(More)
Many banks provide supply-chain finance solutions that might include insurance services that further mitigate trade risk such as the default of suppliers. This study proposes the development of an insurance model that uses the Black-Scholes-Merton Model (BSM) for default prediction and risk pooling management techniques as a way to reduce the risk due to(More)
Service level management (SLM) is a challenge in a distributed systems environment because all processes should provide a consistent, reliable, and predictable service delivery. Early 1990s, most organizations established few service-level agreements (SLA) as the key performance indicators (KPI) but it was difficult to measure or monitor them in a(More)
The majority of current information systems were implemented using traditional paradigms which include business modeling techniques applied during the analysis phase such as Data Flow Diagrams and Entity-Relationship Diagrams. These legacy systems are now struggling to cope with recent developments, particularly trends towards e-Commerce applications,(More)