Robert A. Davis

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"Covers the core concepts and theories of production and operations management in the global as well as Indian context. Includes boxes, solved numerical examples, real-world examples and case studies, practice problems, and videos. Focuses on strategic decision making, design, planning, and operational control"-Provided by publisher., Business & Economics,(More)
Urban development either eliminates, or severely fragments, native vegetation, and therefore alters the distribution and abundance of species that depend on it for habitat. We assessed the impact of urban development on bird communities at 121 sites in and around Perth, Western Australia. Based on data from community surveys, at least 83 % of 65 landbirds(More)
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science A narrow-band magnetotelluric survey was performed over a small area in Harvard, Massachusetts. The area of interest is centered at Harvard University's observatory which sets on a ridge formed by the conductive mica schist facies of the Worcester formation. Magnetotelluric(More)
In this paper, we present a new strategy for providing flexibility in hard real-time systems. This approach, based on dual priorities, retains the offline guarantees afforded to crucial tasks by fixed priority scheduling. Further, it provides an efficient method of responsively scheduling soft tasks and a means of providing online guarantees for tasks with(More)
This report presents some initial results of our research which addresses the increasing gaps between the power of multicore/multiprocessor systems and the lack of development models and tools that help programmers exploit such power while ensuring correctness and predictability. One specific goal of our research is to support service contracts on(More)
The effective management of knowledge is critical for organizations that are striving to gain or maintain a competitive advantage and that are in the process of restructuring for the new century. Decision-making is an important factor for growing organizational memory with newly created knowledge and a broader base of perspectives to use in subsequent(More)