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Volume 36, Issue 4 - Dec 2010
Volume 36, Issue 3 - Sep 2010
Volume 36, Issue 2 - Jun 2010
Volume 36, Issue 1 - Mar 2010
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Trend of hand dimensions for Koreans and Comparison with foreigners' data
Kee, Do-Hyung ;
Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, volume 36, issue 3, 2010, Pages 146~153
The purposes of this are (1) to present representative five hand dimensions by measurement year, (2) to investigate hand characteristics based on relative ratios of varying hand dimensions and (3) to compare Korean hand dimensions to other countries' data. Comparing to those of 1979, statures of 2004 increased by 3.0~3.5%, while males' hand dimensions of hand length, medius finger length, hand circumference, hand breadth and hand thickness decreased by 2.0~5.0%. Ratios of hand dimensions to those of medius finger were not significantly different depending upon age group and gender, but were significantly different depending upon races of Korean and American. Hand lengths of Koreans were shorter by about 4.0% than those of Japanese irrespective of gender, while the other compared dimensions for Koreans were larger than those of Japanese. Hand dimensions used in this study of Koreans were generally smaller that those of Americans. It is recommended from this study that when designing hand relevant things including glove, computer keyboard, smart phone key pad, etc., the different hand characteristics found in this study be fully reflected to develop competitive products.
A Monitoring System for Functional Input Data in Multi-phase Semiconductor Manufacturing Process
Jang, Dong-Yoon ; Bae, Suk-Joo ;
Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, volume 36, issue 3, 2010, Pages 154~163
Process monitoring of output variables affecting final performance have been mainly executed in semiconductor manufacturing process. However, even earlier detection of causes of output variation cannot completely prevent yield loss because a number of wafers after detecting them must be re-processed or cast away. Semiconductor manufacturers have put more attention toward monitoring process inputs to prevent yield loss by early detecting change-point of the process. In the paper, we propose the method to efficiently monitor functional input variables in multi-phase semiconductor manufacturing process. Measured input variables in the multi-phase process tend to be of functional structured form. After data pre-processing for these functional input data, change-point analysis is practiced to the pre-processed data set. If process variation occurs, key variables affecting process variation are selected using contribution plot for monitoring efficiency. To evaluate the propriety of proposed monitoring method, we used real data set in semiconductor manufacturing process. The experiment shows that the proposed method has better performance than previous output monitoring method in terms of fault detection and process monitoring.
A Study on Genetic Algorithm of Concurrent Spare Part Selection for Imported Weapon Systems
Cho, Hyun-Ki ; Kim, Woo-Je ;
Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, volume 36, issue 3, 2010, Pages 164~175
In this study, we developed a genetic algorithm to find a near optimal solution of concurrent spare parts selection for the operational time period with limited information of weapon systems purchased from overseas. Through the analysis of time profiles related with system operations, we first define the optimization goal which maintains the expected system operating rate under the budget restrictions, and the number of failures and the lead time for each spare part are used to calculate the estimated total down time of the system. The genetic algorithm for CSP selection shows that the objective function minimizes the estimated total down time of systems with satisfying the restrictions. The method provided by this study can be applied to the generalized model of CSP selection for the systems purchased from overseas without provision of their full structure and adequate information.
Development of a Modeling Methodology to Capture Collaborative Processes and Its Verification
Lee, Sun-Hwa ; Ryu, Kwang-Yeol ;
Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, volume 36, issue 3, 2010, Pages 176~185
As long as the information systems are spread out, various efforts are being attempted to get the effective results by the system. As a result, a new management strategy has been appeared, referred to as "collaboration", and it is necessary to use a right methodology for modeling collaborative processes accordingly. Even though many modeling methodologies such as IDEF3, Petri-Nets, UML, and ARIS have been widely used for modeling processes, they are inadequate for clearly representing collaborative processes. Some researchers, therefore, have suggested new modeling methodologies for describing collaborative processes including CPM (collaborative process modeling). In this paper, we introduce an extended version of CPM method (i.e., exCPM) as a tool for modeling collaborative works after analyzing advantages and disadvantages of aforementioned methodologies. One of distinct characteristics of exCPM is that model verification is possible by transforming the exCPM models into Petri-Nets models. We also demonstrate transformation of an exCPM model in this paper with case studies for model verification.
Competitiveness Analysis of National and Foreign Auto-parts Makers
Yu, Ji-Soo ; Jung, Kyung-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, volume 36, issue 3, 2010, Pages 186~192
The present study classified the auto-parts makers into four groups according to their investment ownership. Four groups consist the one fully owned by Koreans, the one fully owned by foreigners, the one owned less than 100% but more than 50% by foreigners, lastly the one owned by less than or equal to 50% by foreigners. Among these, the auto-parts makers, 100% foreign ownership, have the highest Malmquist productivity index while 100% Korean-owned part-makers has the lowest productivity. In case of the 100% foreign ownership companies, the cause of Malmquist change, however, is attributed to the technical efficiency change. In particular, the pure technical change is the main source of the Malmquist change. This may indicate that the 100% foreign-owned companies have successfully transferred their production process technologies to the Korean plants. They are enjoying so called the "imitation-effect." 100% Korean-owned companies were not able to create the "imitationeffect" and therefore failed to close the gap with the foreign-owned companies in terms of the production efficiency. 100% Korean-owned auto-parts makers, however, outperformed the foreign-owned companies in the technological change. The outstanding technological change may indicate that Korean-owned part makers were able to narrow the gap with the foreign-owned companies in the area of engineering technological capabilities. The same results were also observed for 50% foreign-owned companies. Knowing that the core competence of the auto-parts makers lies on the engineering technological capabilities, the research found that the most desirable form of the foreign investment was 50% of foreign ownership.
Development of a Recommender System for E-Commerce Sites Using a Dimensionality Reduction Technique
Kim, Yong-Soo ; Yum, Bong-Jin ; Kim, Nor-Man ;
Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, volume 36, issue 3, 2010, Pages 193~202
The recommender system is a typical software solution for personalized services which are now popular in e-commerce sites. Most of the existing recommender systems are based on customers' explicit rating data on items (e.g., ratings on movies), and it is only recently that recommender systems based on implicit ratings have been proposed as a better alternative. Implicit ratings of a customer on those items that are clicked but not purchased can be inferred from the customer's navigational and behavioral patterns. In this article, a dimensionality reduction (DR) technique is newly applied to the implicit rating-based recommender system, and its effectiveness is assessed using an experimental e-commerce site. The experimental results indicate that the performance of the proposed approach is superior or at least similar to the conventional collaborative filtering (CF)-based approach unless the number of recommended products is 'large.' In addition, the proposed approach requires less memory space and is computationally more efficient.
The Behavior of the Term Structure of Interest Rates with the Markov Regime Switching Models
Rhee, Yu-Na ; Park, Se-Young ; Jang, Bong-Gyu ; Choi, Jong-Oh ;
Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, volume 36, issue 3, 2010, Pages 203~211
This study examines a cointegrated vector autoregressive (VAR) model where parameters are subject to switch across the regimes in the term structure of interest rates. To employ the regime switching framework, the Markov-switching vector error correction model (MS-VECM) is allowed to the regime shifts in the vector of intercept terms, the variance-covariance terms, the error correction terms, and the autoregressive coefficient parts. The corresponding approaches are illustrated using the term structure of interest rates in the US Treasury bonds over the period of 1958 to 2009. Throughout the modeling procedure, we find that the MS-VECM can form a statistically adequate representation of the term structure of interest rate in the US Treasury bonds. Moreover, the regime switching effects are analyzed in connection with the historical government monetary policy and with the recent global financial crisis. Finally, the results from the comparisons both in information criteria and in forecasting exercises with and without the regime switching lead us to conclude that the models in the presence of regime dependence are superior to the linear VECM model.