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    Optimal planning of equipment maintenance and replacement on a variable horizon

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 11, Issue 3 , 2004 , Pages 185-192 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Kianfar, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    Sharif University of Technology  2004
    In maintenance and replacement planning of an industry, the purchasing of new equipment on the market with some kind of technological improvement over existing equipment should be taken into account. Because of operating cost, ordinary and preventive maintenance expenses may be lower, production rate may be higher and the quality of output may be better, etc. The industry to be considered in this paper is the mining industry and the replaced equipment is the mine shovel. It is assumed that, at most, one new shovel can be purchased before the mine is exhausted. It is possible that the mine is given up before exhausted, because of the disadvantage of the expense and loss of the salvage value... 

    Dynamic based cost functions for TF/TA flights

    , Article 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 5 March 2005 through 12 March 2005 ; Volume 2005 , 2005 ; 1095323X (ISSN); 0780388704 (ISBN); 9780780388703 (ISBN) Malaek, S. M ; Kosari, A. R ; Jokar, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    A new methodology has been proposed which offers a systematic approach to use the so called "performance index" or cost function as the basic tool to incorporate the dynamics of the aircraft in the process of trajectory planning. Moreover, by using non-dimensional parameters a better understanding of the dynamic terms are provided. © 2005 IEEE  

    Proposing a Framework for IT Strategic Planning in Iranian Public Universities

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ghaffari, Reza (Author) ; Kermanshah, Ali (Supervisor) ; Isaai, Mohammad Taghi (Supervisor)
    Information Technology Strategic Planning (ITSP) is performing strategic planning in Information Technology in alignment with overall goals' of organizations. An ITSP framework is consisted of stages, instructions, and models that should be used during an ITSP project. In this research an appropriate framework for public universities which are under supervision of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran, is proposed –and not selected nor presented. Process, models, methodology and altogether framework of ITSP projects (in case of out-sourcing or doing in-house), have a vital role in the success of project. Therfore, Iranian public universities and also other educational and... 

    Examining Factors Influencing Top Managers' Decisions about Conducting Strategic Planning: a Case Study in Two Iranian Companies

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Radmard, Mostafa (Author) ; Alavi, Babak (Supervisor) ; Arasti, Mohammad Reza (Co-Advisor)
    Despite the profound impact of formal strategic planning on the performance of companies, there have been a few researches on the factors that influence the starting phase of strategic planning process. This research tries to identify these factors and clarify the decision process of conducting strategic planning. In other words, the main purpose of this study is to identify the rationales of companies for initiation of strategic planning. Regarding limited previous studies on this topic, especially about the decision process about conducting strategic planning in Iranian companies, the case study methodology is used. The study is conducted in two phases. In the first phase, five companies... 

    Use of technology mapping in identification of fuel cell sub-technologies

    , Article International Journal of Hydrogen Energy ; Volume 35, Issue 17 , 2010 , Pages 9516-9525 ; 03603199 (ISSN) Arasti, M. R ; Bagheri Moghaddam, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Technology Identification involves developing a list of technologies which are, or may be, incorporated into products or processes. After reviewing Technology Assessment, Technology Strategy, Management of Technology and New Product Development in literature, four methods of Technology Identification are investigated: Value Chain of Technologies, Process-based Approach, Quality Function Deployment and Technology Mapping. A model facilitating decision making process is then proposed by which the most appropriate method to be employed is identified. The proposed model is examined in specific case of fuel cell technologies while preparing the Fuel cell Development Strategic Plan of Iran. 1... 

    New approach for strategic bidding of gencos in energy and spinning reserve markets

    , Article Energy Conversion and Management ; Volume 48, Issue 7 , 2007 , Pages 2044-2052 ; 01968904 (ISSN) Soleymani, S ; Ranjbar, A. M ; Shirani, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    In restructured and de-regulated power systems, generating companies (Gencos) are responsible for supplying electricity for both energy and reserve markets, which usually operate simultaneously. In this condition, the question is how much and for what price must each Genco generate for each market to maximize its profit, so this paper intends to answer to this question. In this paper, first, the combined energy and reserve markets are considered, and the Nash equilibrium points are determined. Then, the bidding strategies for each Genco at these points will be presented. The bids for the energy and 10 min spinning reserve (TMSR) markets are separated in the second stage, and again, the... 

    A framework to the assessment and promotion of knowledge management maturity level in enterprise: modeling and case study

    , Article 2006 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2006, Singapore, 21 June 2006 through 23 June 2006 ; Volume 1 , 2006 , Pages 163-165 ; 1424401488 (ISBN); 9781424401482 (ISBN) Isaai, M. T ; Amin Moghaddam, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Systematic management of enterprise knowledge, e.g. new ideas, innovations and patents, has a great impact on business sustainability and growth. Without comprehensive assessment of knowledge assets, agile companies can not design and run knowledge promotion programs required for survival in competitive environments in modern economy. A comprehensive framework for the assessment of as-is situation and development of knowledge promotion plans includes (a) assessing the as-is situation- the quantity and quality of organizational knowledge; (b) developing a situational program based on assessment results, business strategy and knowledge maturity indicators; (c) and working out an action plan in... 

    Gidelines of Executing the Petroleum Industry Vision in Iran (N.I.O.C)

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ghayoomi, Zahra (Author) ; Sharifian, Mohammad Ali (Supervisor) ; Mobini Dehkordi, Ali (Supervisor)
    Iran is a country with bright cultural and historical background, and rich natural resources. It is also one of the important oil and gas exporters with a special geographical situation. The world energy needs are increasing rapidly and that requires higher oil production. On the other hand, oil is Iran’s most important source of revenue and the country is highly dependent on oil export. Islamic republic of Iran’s (I.R.I) 1404 program is visioning the country to be the first producer of material in the region, the second producer of oil in OPEC, and the third producer of gas in the world. Although critical conditions can slow down the process to achieve the vision, implementing this vision... 

    Strategic Planning of Emergency Departments and Prioritizing Patients by Different Capacity Allocation

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Najmossadat, Mehdi (Author) ; Kianfar, Farhad (Supervisor)
    Health care systems are among most important service centers in every society because they directly deal with human's life. Among manifold different kinds of health care systems, emergency services are the most significant ones. Increasing costs of the system is the most important problem of emergency services all over the world. These high costs have resulted in low quality of the service. So, proposing an effective plan for decreasing the costs is severely needed.
    In this research, initially a long term and strategic plan is offered for emergency capacity in a determined period of time. In this plan, total costs of system including capacity as well as waiting time of patients are... 

    Providing a New Framework for Assessment and Performance Management Consistent with the Organization's Strategic Planning

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Mehri, Fatemeh (Author) ; Fatahi Valilai, Omid (Supervisor)
    Staff assessment in a performance management system is the formal process for measuring and providing feedback to employees about the performance and the required actions to accomplish their responsibilities as well as understanding their abilities to plan and empower their future career path development. Enhancing the recovery of organizations creates a massive force that can drive growth and development programs and create organizational opportunities. For this reason, the hypothesis of this research is also given in this regard, which can be used to assess and evaluate the performance of social organizations by determining the criteria for evaluating performance and designing an... 

    Developing BIM Vision and BIM Strategic Plan for Municipalities

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Hemmat, Mohammad Amin (Author) ; Alvanchi, Amin (Supervisor)
    The municipality is an administrative, public and non-state institution that falls into the city district of the most countries’ administrative divisions. This institution has relatively autonomy and independent power. Municipalities are trying to apply the best approaches (Such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a procedure contributing the project management) to save time and money, as well as to satisfy the citizens in the implementation of civil projects. This study examines and evaluates the readiness of municipalities to modify the construction projects based on BIM. In addition, a pattern for identifying BIM applications, evaluating the organization readiness and the needs of... 

    Method Developing of National Technology Roadmap for Heavy Turbofan Engine Industry based on Conceptual design

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Shamekhi, Vahid (Author) ; Mazaheri, Karim (Supervisor)
    In this thesis, a method developed for producing technology roadmap to identify technologies needed in design, construction and testing of turbofan engines. In the first phase and in scoping step, 10 years’ time horizon is determined. Then project organization and the role required are intended and after that the second phase that is technology roadmap formation is begun. Market identification, product identification by key success factors forms and experts are steps of this phase and determination of three generations of engine are results of product identification step. After that, the technology identification step is begun but simultaneously the technology mapping drawing steps for... 

    Evolutionary learning methodology: A case study of R&D strategy development

    , Article Technological Forecasting and Social Change ; Volume 80, Issue 5 , 2013 , Pages 956-976 ; 00401625 (ISSN) Hooshangi, S ; Arasti, M. R ; Hounshell, D. A ; Sahebzamani, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    This article concerns the notion of methodology in strategic management of R&D/technology. Though development of new tools and methods has received much attention during the recent decades, attention to understanding methodologies has remained disproportionally low. In this study we distinguish two methodologies that are used in strategic management of R&D/technology: planning methodology and evolutionary learning methodology. We mainly focus on defining and describing the origins, nature, and characteristics of the latter. We propose a framework for methodology selection by investigating context, content, and process factors. Using this framework, we provide supportive evidence for... 

    Its deployment strategy based on pilot project in developing countries: Karajtehran corridor, an iranian example

    , Article Intelligent Transportation Society of America - 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005, 6 November 2005 through 10 November 2005, San Francisco, CA ; Volume 9 , 2009 , Pages 5845-5850 ; 9781604236354 (ISBN) Chevreuil, M ; Isaai Dr., M.T ; Sharif University of Technology
    This paper presents an ITS pilot project in a developing country, Iran, as a way to foster to the development of ITS national strategic plan. The pilot project concerns a high trafficked road corridor, linking the capital Tehran to the largest city in the suburb: Karaj, This corridor was selected among others, by the end of 2002 as a good candidate, due in particular to the variety of problems encountered [1] In order to launch the pilot project a co-operation was set up in 2004 between ISIS, Groupe EGIS, France and Metra Consulting Engineers Co, Iran and several ITS experts were sent to Iran for two missions in June and July 2004. The mission consisted of detailed on-site visits, interviews... 

    Improvement strategies for Agile processes: A SWOT analysis approach

    , Article 6th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2008, Prague, 20 August 2008 through 22 August 2008 ; 2008 , Pages 221-228 ; 9780769533025 (ISBN) Yaghoubi Shahir, H ; Daneshpajouh, S ; Ramsin, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Agile software development methodologies have been greeted with enthusiasm by many software developers, yet their widespread adoption has also resulted in closer examination of their strengths and weaknesses. While analyses and evaluations abound, the need still remains for an objective and systematic appraisal of Agile processes specifically aimed at defining strategies for their improvement. We provide a review of the strengths and weaknesses identified in Agile processes, based on which a Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) analysis of the processes is performed. We suggest this type of analysis as a useful tool for highlighting and addressing the problem issues in Agile... 

    Determination of installation capacity in reservoir hydro-power plants considering technical, economical and reliability indices

    , Article International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems ; Volume 30, Issue 6-7 , 2008 , Pages 393-402 ; 01420615 (ISSN) Hosseini, S. M. H ; Forouzbakhsh, F ; Fotouhi, M ; Vakilian, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    One of the most important issues in planning the "reservoir" type of hydro-power plants (HPP) is to determine the installation capacity of the HPPs and estimate its annual energy value. In this paper, a method is presented. A computer program has been developed to analyze energy calculation and estimation of the most important economic indices of an HPP using the sensitivity analysis method. Another program, developed by Matlab software, calculates the reliability indices for a number of units of an HPP with a specified load duration curve using the Monte Carlo method. Ultimately, comparing the technical, economic and reliability indices will determine the installation capacity of an HPP. By... 

    New approach to bidding strategies of generating companies in day ahead energy market

    , Article Energy Conversion and Management ; Volume 49, Issue 6 , 2008 , Pages 1493-1499 ; 01968904 (ISSN) Soleymani, S ; Ranjbar, A. M ; Shirani, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    In the restructured power systems, generating companies (Genco) are responsible for selling their product in the energy market. In this condition, the question is how much and for what price must each Genco generate to maximize its profit. Therefore, this paper intends to propose a rational method to answer this question. In the proposed methodology, the hourly forecasted market clearing price (FMCP) is used as a reference to model the possible and probable price strategies of Gencos. The forecasted price is the basis of the bidding strategies of each Genco, which can be achieved by solving a bi-level optimization problem using GAMS (general algebraic modeling system) language. The first... 

    Strategic bidding of generating units in competitive electricity market with considering their reliability

    , Article International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems ; Volume 30, Issue 3 , 2008 , Pages 193-201 ; 01420615 (ISSN) Soleymani, S ; Ranjbar, A. M ; Shirani, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    In the restructured power systems, they are typically scheduled based on the offers and bids to buy and sell energy and ancillary services (AS) subject to operational and security constraints. Generally, no account is taken of unit reliability when scheduling it. Therefore generating units have no incentive to improve their reliability. This paper proposes a new method to obtain the equilibrium points for reliability and price bidding strategy of units when the unit reliability is considered in the scheduling problem. The proposed methodology employs the supply function equilibrium (SFE) for modeling a unit's bidding strategy. Units change their bidding strategies and improve their... 

    New method for risk management in CRM security management

    , Article Third International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2006, Las Vegas, NV, 10 April 2006 through 12 April 2006 ; Volume 2006 , 2006 , Pages 440-445 ; 0769524974 (ISBN); 9780769524979 (ISBN) Seify, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    In an increasing competitive world, marketing survival can be depended simply on timely new information on customers and market trend. One of the most important strategies in CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is to capture enough information from customers and using this information carefully [17, 19]. Of course security of this information is very important in CRM data management [2]. Data management is a method for scheduling and controlling data saving, recovering and processing. This activity has been done continually or periodically [2]. Security level of this information depends on the security policy of the organization. CRM security policy is the directives and practices for... 

    Market power monitoring in electricity market by using market simulation

    , Article 2006 IEEE Power India Conference, New Delhi, 10 April 2006 through 12 April 2006 ; Volume 2005 , 2005 , Pages 509-514 ; 0780395255 (ISBN); 9780780395251 (ISBN) Soleymani, S ; Ranjbar, A. M ; Jafari, A ; Shirani, A. R ; Ranjbar, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    This paper describes a new method for analyzing the bidding strategies of Generating Companies (GENCOs) in the Independent System Operator (ISO) point of view. ISO uses these results to detect the participants that have the potential for market power or actual exercise of market power. ISO models all GENCOs with perfect information. The proposed methodology uses the marginal cost of GENCOs as an initial point for bidding strategies of GENCOs and improves bidding strategies based on the objective function of GENCOs, the state of them in each hour of the day and with regard to ISO's market clearing problem. ISO tries to maximize the social welfare or minimize consumer's payments. The model...