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Describes Ford′s plans to replace the supply system at its largestcar‐assembly plant by a full JIT‐type of supply system where linkageswith suppliers are controlled by a…
Describes Ford′s plans to replace the supply system at its largest car‐assembly plant by a full JIT‐type of supply system where linkages with suppliers are controlled by a computer network. A feasibility study and a cost/benefit analysis of this new supply system have been made. The operation involves in‐plant modifications; new material handling equipment; standardisation of packaging material; new procedures for transport; identification; reception and invoicing, etc.
The purpose of this paper is to identify regional foods and analyze its use on school menus of a Brazilian city, as well as the respect to symbolic and cultural aspects…
The purpose of this paper is to identify regional foods and analyze its use on school menus of a Brazilian city, as well as the respect to symbolic and cultural aspects related to it.
The study was conducted in two stages. In the first stage, regional foods were identified through interviews with key school meal and city agents. In the second stage, the inclusion of these foods in school menus from 2009 to 2013 was assessed.
In total, 142 regional foods were identified and classified into four groups. This classification resulted in a decision tree model to identify regional foods. Approximately 45 percent of regional preparations and 82.5 percent of regional foods were offered totaling 455 preparations and 977 foods analyzed. However, 31 percent of the regional foods identified in Stage 1 were not offered in the menus analyzed. Various regional preparations lost their authenticity, possibly not being recognized because of a lack of traditional ingredients or because they contained non-regional foods that changed their character.
The results mainly point to symbolic aspects of the production and consumption of regional foods and preparations that are important to promoting healthy diets. In addition, they can support public policies that promote the use of these foods in the school environment.
This study analyzes the inclusion of regional foods in school meals--a topic rarely explored in the scientific literature – and proposes a decision tree model to identify regional foods with methodological rigor. This model can assist school food managers in including regional foods and developing studies related to this topic.
As Professor Joad used to say — “It all depends what you mean by…” In this instance it all depends what you mean by future aircraft designs. There are many parameters which must be examined when choosing materials for any specific project, these involve material and manufacturing costs, aircraft performance, material performance and costs to the user such as damage tolerance, maintenance costs etc. The way in which these parameters are interwoven will depend considerably on the type of project being undertaken. A light aircraft for the Tiger Club would require a different mix of criteria to an advanced combat aircraft for the RAF. These in turn would be different from the selection that would be made for a one‐shot vehicle such as a booster rocket. In order to narrow this field we will concentrate on the type of aircraft which is typical of Kingston designs, the small high performance aircraft for use by the Air Forces of the world.
Under this heading arc published regularly abstracts of all Reports and Memoranda of the Aeronautical Research Council, Reports and Technical Memoranda of the United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and publications of other similar Research Bodies as issued
Under this heading are published regularly abstracts of all Reports and Memoranda of the Aeronautical Research Council, Reports and Technical Memoranda of the United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and publications of other similar Research Bodies as issued.
Streamlined planing means for aircraft comprising a main member having a streamlined planing surface section, auxiliary planing surfaces pivotally connected to the main planing member adjacent each outboard edge of said streamlined surface, and control means for raising and lowering said auxiliary surfaces.
The purpose of this paper is to present the evolution of Brazilian food patterns, based on the 2002-2003 and 2008-2009 Brazilian Household Budget Surveys (POFs), and to…
The purpose of this paper is to present the evolution of Brazilian food patterns, based on the 2002-2003 and 2008-2009 Brazilian Household Budget Surveys (POFs), and to evaluate similarities in food acquisition among the Brazilian states, in search for the main drivers of the changes.
Using the data gathered from the 17 food groups within the POFs and multidimensional scaling, the Brazilian states were divided into groups and analysed according to their similarities in terms of annual per capita household food acquisition.
The study’s results point to five groups with similarities in terms of food acquisition among the Brazilian states. Additionally, the issues that reflect Brazil’s diversity were discussed, highlighting possible factors that caused the movement of some states between groups during the analysis period. The heterogeneity observed in food acquisition in Brazil emphasises Brazilian agribusiness development and underscores the influence of the food supply chains on the regional food patterns.
This research presents the geographic changes in the Brazilian agribusiness, and how these changes are reflected in the population food patterns and in the heterogeneity in food acquisition among the Brazilian states. Concerning this work, supply chains of agri-industrial products focussed on the domestic market can be analysed in depth, offering guidelines for future research in logistics and agri-industrial economy.
This chapter examines the problems involved in evaluating the cognitive and motivational skills of college students of different ability and academic success. A battery is…
This chapter examines the problems involved in evaluating the cognitive and motivational skills of college students of different ability and academic success. A battery is presented which examines students’ self-regulation and some factors underlying it. A study with 240 undergraduates at the University of Padua shows some implications in the use of the battery and proposes a causal model of self-regulation. Self-regulation, defined with reference to the basic competencies of elaboration, organization and self-evaluation, appears critical for student success and is related to students’ implicit theories, self-attribution, academic self-efficacy and motivation to use strategies.