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Article
Publication date: 20 December 2007

S. Manjit Sidhu

The paper's purpose is to promote the use of modern technologies such as multimedia packages to engineering students. The aim is to help them to learning in their…

Abstract

Purpose

The paper's purpose is to promote the use of modern technologies such as multimedia packages to engineering students. The aim is to help them to learning in their learning, visualization, problem solving and understanding engineering concepts such as in mechanics dynamics.

Design/methodology/approach

TAPS packages are developed to help students solve selected engineering problems in a step‐by‐step approach. A comparison is made with existing commercial engineering packages to see if TAPS packages could further enhance the learning process.

Findings

The differences found were indicative of better presentation and clarity, step‐by‐step approach to solve engineering problems, user‐friendly environment, unbiased assessment of performance and flexibility to incorporate 3‐D geometric models in the TAPS packages.

Research limitations/implications

The TAPS packages were compared with two commercial engineering packages and were based on a small number of users. A larger sample size of students would be required to see if TAPS packages are productive enough to be used locally in Malaysian universities and higher learning institutions.

Originality/value

The main originality of the paper can be seen from the development of the TAPS packages and the comparative study with existing commercial engineering packages. The differences found are explained in details in this paper.

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Interactive Technology and Smart Education, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-5659

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1987

F.J. Belcourt and T.A. Lane

One of the most challenging problems facing the package designer today is how to predict electrical performance before committing a design to fabrication. One means of…

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One of the most challenging problems facing the package designer today is how to predict electrical performance before committing a design to fabrication. One means of accomplishing this task is to employ computer‐aided design (CAD) tools that analyse performance from simulations done on models derived from the physical package structures. These models, when combined with the chip models, allow interactive simulation and timing analysis of an entire multilayer package. This paper describes a CAD approach for evaluating interconnect performance within multilayer package structures and presents several examples to show how the approach is applied.

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Microelectronics International, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1356-5362

Article
Publication date: 20 June 2008

S. Manjit Sidhu

This paper aims to present the development of technology‐assisted problem solving (TAPS) packages at University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). The project is the further work…

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to present the development of technology‐assisted problem solving (TAPS) packages at University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). The project is the further work of the development of interactive multimedia based packages targeted for students having problems in understanding the subject of engineering mechanics dynamics.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study TAPS packages are compared with other selected engineering computer packages.

Findings

The differences found were indicative of better presentation and clarity, step‐by‐step approach to solve engineering problems, user‐friendly environment, unbiased assessment of performance and flexibility to incorporate 3‐D geometric models in the TAPS packages.

Originality/value

This paper provides a brief account of the differences between the TAPS packages approach used in this research with that of commercial simulation packages accompanying the engineering mechanics dynamics textbook and will be of interest to those in the field of engineering.

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Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 25 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-0741

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2005

S. Manjit Sidhu and N. Selvanathan

To expose engineering students to using modern technologies, such as multimedia packages, to learn, visualize and solve engineering problems, such as in mechanics dynamics.

Abstract

Purpose

To expose engineering students to using modern technologies, such as multimedia packages, to learn, visualize and solve engineering problems, such as in mechanics dynamics.

Design/methodology/approach

A multimedia problem‐solving prototype package is developed to help students solve an engineering problem in a step‐by‐step approach. A learning architecture model for developing an interactive technology‐assisted problem solving (TAPS) package for visualizing engineering concepts has been discussed.

Findings

The learning model was found to be easy to follow and use and the engineering package can be designed in an easy and visually appealing format. The TAPS package implemented and described in this paper could support and provide students with a better understanding of the basic concepts in an engineering mechanics dynamics course in particular.

Research limitations/implications

The evaluation of the TAPS package materials comprised mainly quantitative methods which provided validation of the package approach for the acquisition of procedural skills and related basic concepts. More work is necessary to employ qualitative approaches for more detailed analysis of usability of particular materials of the TAPS package.

Originality/value

The main originality of the paper can be seen from the development of the package that guides the student intelligently to solve the selected engineering problem. In addition, important user tools are also included which the user may need to use if necessary.

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Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 22 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-0741

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Article
Publication date: 6 May 2014

Jesús García-Arca, J. Carlos Prado-Prado and A. Trinidad Gonzalez-Portela Garrido

The purpose of this paper is to examine the aspects of internal and external transformation that take place in each company along the supply chain when a “sustainable…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the aspects of internal and external transformation that take place in each company along the supply chain when a “sustainable packaging logistics” approach is implemented. Before this can be achieved, it is necessary to identify and characterise the principal cornerstones and stages associated with this implementation.

Design/methodology/approach

In the paper the combination of “case study” and “action research” techniques have been chosen. It has been analysed the implementation of “sustainable packaging logistics” in the supply chain of Mercadona (one of the largest retailers in Spain), paying special attention to the implementation and evolution in one of its main food suppliers.

Findings

To adopt a “Sustainable Packaging Logistics” approach allows for a proactive integration of the efficiency and sustainability in supply chains. The proposal to implement “sustainable packaging logistics”, based on four cornerstones and three stages of evolution is particularly significant, while contributing to improved competitiveness. This implementation constitutes an evolutionary process which is conditioned by how each area, department or company along the supply chain interpret and assess different packaging features over time.

Research limitations/implications

The model is based on a single supply chain analysis.

Originality/value

This paper may be of interest both for researchers and professionals, because the model can aid companies in improving their global vision of product and packaging design in order to jointly increase sustainability and efficiency in the supply chain.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 44 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Article
Publication date: 6 September 2021

Henrik Pålsson and Erik Sandberg

The purpose of this paper is to explore different types of packaging paradoxes and the reasons for their existence in food supply chains.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore different types of packaging paradoxes and the reasons for their existence in food supply chains.

Design/methodology/approach

The research uses a multiple case study approach with rich empirical data from seven leading companies in Swedish food supply chains. The research uses coding and a paradox theory lens to analyse packaging paradoxes, both within and between companies in a supply chain.

Findings

The paper provides a novel theoretical lens which uses comprehensive empirical data to identify and categorise four types of packaging paradoxes on two system levels in food supply chains. It presents detailed descriptions of, and underlying reasons for, the paradoxes. It also discusses strategies required to manage packaging paradoxes.

Research limitations/implications

Future research should confirm and extend the findings in this study by incorporating data from companies in other countries. It should cover the importance of paradoxes, their impact on company performance and innovation, and how different paradoxes are related to each other. It should also investigate strategies to manage paradoxes further.

Practical implications

The findings should help companies acknowledge and identify management principles for packaging paradoxes in food supply chains.

Originality/value

It is the first study which systematically explores packaging paradoxes in food supply chains. The study offers a new approach to understand the complexity of packaging decisions in food supply chains. It contributes to the packaging logistics literature by extending theoretical knowledge about conflicts of interest related to packaging. The management discussion offers initial insights into management of packaging paradoxes and directions for future research.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 52 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 1990

R.C. Coles and B. Beharrell

Develops and exemplifies the proposition that the key factorsdetermining the success of packaging innovation can be unified byconsidering them as consumer driven…

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Develops and exemplifies the proposition that the key factors determining the success of packaging innovation can be unified by considering them as consumer driven, technology driven, and distribution driven. The concept of the packaging and distribution mix is developed to show how organisations can respond, through marketing variables under their control, to attempt to gain a competitive advantage over rivals. A packaging optimisation strategy is described, based on a total systems approach, which proposes a balance between the complex mix of external influences.

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British Food Journal, vol. 92 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Article
Publication date: 14 June 2019

Nazife Karamullaoglu and Ozlem Sandikci

This paper aims to understand how social, cultural and political economic dynamics inform packaging design. Specifically, it focuses on one of the oldest Turkish pasta…

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Purpose

This paper aims to understand how social, cultural and political economic dynamics inform packaging design. Specifically, it focuses on one of the oldest Turkish pasta brands, Piyale, and seeks to understand the impact of the changes in the macro-institutional structures on its packaging practices over the course of almost a century.

Design/methodology/approach

The analysis is mainly based on data collected through archival and documentary research. The archival data are gathered from various sources including the personal archives of the former managers, advertisements published in the popular magazines of the time and industry reports and documents. Data are analyzed using a combination of compositional and social semiotic analysis.

Findings

The analysis indicates four distinct periods in the brand’s history. The design elements and visual identity reflect the social, cultural, political, economic and technological changes shaping the Turkish society in these different time periods. The findings show that a socio-historically situated analysis of a brand’s packaging design transformation reveals the complex relationship between design and culture and provides clues to the market-society interface.

Originality/value

This study provides a comprehensive historical analysis of the visual identity evolution of the oldest Turkish pasta brand Piyale and contributes to research on packaging histories in the non-Western markets.

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Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, vol. 11 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-750X

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Book part
Publication date: 8 January 2021

Beth Ashmore, Maria Collins, Christenna Hutchins and Lynn Whittenberger

Several years ago, North Carolina State (NC State) University Libraries technical services department, Acquisitions & Discovery (A&D), merged acquisitions, cataloging, and…

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Several years ago, North Carolina State (NC State) University Libraries technical services department, Acquisitions & Discovery (A&D), merged acquisitions, cataloging, and electronic resources management functions and staff. One intended outcome for the merger included integrating and distributing electronic resources management across all staff positions whereby staff would be trained to manage a larger portion of the life cycle for print and electronic resources. The benefits of a life cycle approach for both print and electronic resources included better staff understanding of resources; staff ownership of packages; and improved staff follow-through, consistency, and ability to troubleshoot. Key positions were reimagined to support this effort. This included the creation of a staff package manager role in the serials unit to provide oversight of e-journal packages, distribute work to staff, and create and maintain an information dashboard (the Electronic Resources Hub) for staff as well as for other stakeholder departments across the libraries. The monographs unit has recently adopted a similar integrated approach to manage NC State's growing collection of e-books. This chapter will outline A&D implementation of two package management models, one for serials and one for monographs; describe the associated tools and technologies used for support; and discuss lessons learned. Benefits will be discussed to illustrate how other libraries might transform their electronic resource management operations by using a package management strategy.

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Technical Services in the 21st Century
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80043-829-3

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Article
Publication date: 22 March 2013

Michael Clark, Clare Hilton, Wendy Shiels, Carole Green, Christina Walters, Miranda Stead, Karen Batty, Ian Smyth and Joseph Flahive

With care clusters an established framework for mental health services it is timely to consider how to use them to deliver high quality, evidence based care that is…

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Purpose

With care clusters an established framework for mental health services it is timely to consider how to use them to deliver high quality, evidence based care that is socially inclusive and recovery oriented. This paper aims to describe conceptual thinking about these issues, specifically in relation to the challenges and balances inherent in the care packages approach. It seeks to describe work to develop an internet based, high‐level description of such packages for each care cluster.

Design/methodology/approach

The background to the project is described, along with a discussion of the conceptual and practice issues behind the work.

Findings

With mental health care now trying to make sense of local services in terms of care clusters the authors offer a high‐level framework to help people in this sensemaking. Coherent, socially inclusive and recovery oriented packages are set out on the website.

Research limitations/implications

The work discussed in the article is highly innovative, being the first systematic attempt to provide evidence‐based, high‐level care packages for the care clusters model. Hence, a limitation is the challenge remaining to operationalise the work to real world care contexts.

Practical implications

The website sets out a framework to help local services and commissioners plan and organise their services, drawing on the best guidance and evidence and developing care packages on the basis of the right ethos of care.

Social implications

In moving to services fully commissioned and organised around the care clusters model, there remain major conceptual and practice challenges to address including operationalising evidence‐based care packages and means of flexibly delivering individual care.

Originality/value

This is the first view of socially inclusive packages for each of the care clusters that also draw together the best of guidance and standards of care.

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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