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  • Analysis and Evaluation of Ferry Services in the Baltic Sea Region in the
           Context of Environmental Solutions

    • Abstract: This paper discusses the opportunities for reducing the emissions of substances dangerous to the environment as a result of switching from traditional ferry drives to electric propulsion systems. The research carried out included the analysis and evaluation of the technical solutions that are currently used in mixed passenger/vehicle vessels operating in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). A comparative analysis of the impact of internal combustion engines and environmentally-friendly alternatives was also performed. The objective of the paper was to analyse and evaluate the organisation of ferry services in the BSR in the context of the propulsion systems used in ferries. The technical solutions currently used in the vessels under review were identified, as well as the possibilities offered by electric propulsion.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • The Prospects for Growth of the Intermodal Transport in Poland

    • Abstract: Intermodal transport has been one of the most supported forms of transport in the programs of EU transport policy and national conceptions of the policy. The effects of this support is still limited. By 2030 it is expected to improve the competitive position of intermodal transport in mature markets with innovation and technological progress and organizational. Intermodal transport market in Poland is a young market, which is characterized by a small, but steady growth. An increase in this type of transport in the overall transport of goods, but the share of intermodal transport performance in freight transport performance in Poland amounts to less than 5 % (the highest percentage of intermodal freight services characterized by foreign shipowners FTP sea - about 14 %). In this article, the author analyzes the current conditions shaping the intermodal transport market, and defines the areas in which it is necessary to implement changes and innovations that enable the sustainable development of the intermodal market in Poland. The strategic objective of the development of intermodal transport in Poland is to create favorable conditions for the technical, legal, organizational, economic and financial implications for the dynamic development of the intermodal transport system, so that their share of rail transport in 2020 reached the average level of the European Union in 2000, such as 10-15 % in terms of tonnage. (Tomasz Szmid 2012) The condition of the available infrastructure and various instruments, including financial ones, ensuring increased availability of intermodal services are also of decisive importance.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • The Theory and Practice of Testing the Quality of Outsourcing Services in
           the Automotive Industry

    • Abstract: In the automotive industry, it is common practice to outsource additional processes to external companies. Outsourced processes have to be evaluated. The practice and theory related to researching the quality of services and the level of customer satisfaction in the literature are well and wide described. However, in practice, the automotive industry does not use known solutions but applies its own criteria and methods for assessing the quality of outsourcing services and testing the level of customer satisfaction. The article is an attempt to analyse the solutions used in this area in the automotive industry and to indicate the strengths and weaknesses of the solutions used. Paper includes SWOT studies for a practical example of a used customer satisfaction test. Potentials for improvement are defined.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • The Home of Tomorrow Initiative by Ikea as an Example of Corporate Social
           Responsibility and its Impact on the Environment

    • Abstract: Corporate social responsibility is an attitude that involves taking voluntary action for the benefit of the society in general, to support the positive development of a certain community. This attitude demonstrates that we, as citizens, have not only rights but also certain obligations which we should meet. A socially responsible person is someone who knows that his or her actions will affect others and tries to make decisions that benefit his or her immediate surroundings. The objective of the study was to determine the level of environmental awareness and willingness to take environmental action in 165 respondents who filled out a survey.The paper includes an introduction that presents the main challenges associated with insufficient contribution of the society to environmental protection and its lack of awareness of social responsibility. Subsequently, the findings of the study are presented, followed by a summary and conclusions.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Identification of The Impact of Workload Leveling Factors (Heijunka) -
           Bost Method Case Study

    • Abstract: The article presents a case study of the practical use of BOST surveys to identify the most important areas in the execution of production process. It was made the identification of areas from the four Toyota’s management principle point of view. The research object is company producing the different metal products. Some production workers of the company with the help of BOST questionnaire survey showed, which factors are the most important in production process. In frames of the work it was the presentation of research methodology and content four Toyota’s management principle. Based on the survey results of carried out on the population of production workers, a series of importance areas for improvement was formulated. The aim of the analysis is to present which factors are the most important by building the significance sequences of obtained results. The results obtained for the type of small and medium-sized enterprises overlap with the results of tests verified in other enterprises.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • The Process Capability Study by the Flange Shaft Production

    • Abstract: Ensuring the process capability currently means the warranty, that produced products will be in accordance with requirements - from company´s side or from customer´s side. This study focuses on the statistical control of flange shaft process capability by serial production in company focused on products for automotive. The flange shaft process is evaluated by control charts, specifically by control chart for average and range (x̄, R). As the results showed, based on diagram for average and range we are able to say that the turning process is under the statistical control. Also, we had finished the reguest for capability of process, where the indexes of capability process Cpk1 and Cpk2 are higher than the determined value on 1.33 point. The normality of the measured values was verified by histogram. Obtained values are: Cpk1 = 1.645 a Cpk = 1.52. Therefore, we can consider the process as capable.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Improvement of the Production Process of an Air Handling Unit Based on
           Value Stream Mapping

    • Abstract: Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a visual Lean Manufacturing tool for graphically illustrating material and information flows in processes, on production lines, and even across a factory. It makes it possible to identify activities that do not generate added value, and thereby creates opportunities for improvement by reducing or completely eliminating waste. This paper explores a real-work case study of the production process for an air handling unit. Thus, after analysing the activities undertaken in an enterprise operating in the HVAC (Heating Ventillation Air Conditioning) industry, a current state map was drawn that shows the actual flow of the value stream. Then, a future state map was developed with suggestions for eliminating the root causes of waste and those for improving processes. The proposed improvements allow for shorter lead time and faster order processing, which may increase competitiveness.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Analysis and Quality Improvement of the UV Printing Process on Glass

    • Abstract: The paper presents the results of qualitative analysis and improvement of the printing process with UV inks on glass packaging with the use of selected quality management tools and methods. The research was carried out in a glass factory located in the Silesian Voivodeship in Poland. The qualitative analysis included the risk assessment related to the printing process with UV inks, print quality, and the type of nonconformities occurring during printing. Based on the conducted analyses, proposals for improving the printing process with UV inks were determined. As part of the analyses, such methods and quality tools as fault tree, FMEA analysis, Pareto-Lorenz diagram, and tree diagram were used. It was found that the most common nonconformity of printing with UV inks on glass packaging is smearing of the emulsion covering the glass vessel and that most of the nonconformities resulted from errors made by employees, which were caused by non-compliance with the instructions for individual activities by people employed in production positions and quality inspection employees. It was proposed to implement employee training at individual workplaces, in particular the implementation of instructions for performing specific activities, as well as the introduction of additional employee supervision and implementation of changes in the management of the printing process and quality inspection of the decorated products.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Safety of the Reinforced Concrete Structure in Selected Design and
           Execution Parameters

    • Abstract: The chapter discusses selected standard parameters for the safety of a building structure, which include reliability, serviceability and durability. The current Eurocodes in Poland formulate the concept of reliability for the period from the design concept to the end of the intended service life. Hence, the reliability of the structure is influenced by factors related to the stage of investment preparation, design works, execution as well as the use and maintenance of the facility. The Eurocodes formulate otherwise obvious requirements as to the qualifications of engineering and labor staff, supervision and quality control of the implementation of design and construction works, the requirement to use materials compliant with the applicable standards, and proper maintenance of the facility and use in accordance with the assumptions. Such requirements were not formulated in previously binding standards. According to the author, the appearance of such provisions should be treated as a direct assumption of high standards.The issue of the value of service loads and the accuracy of their mapping was discussed. Attention was also paid to the problem of significant complexity of the climatic load patterns. The Ultimate and Serviceability Limit States are explained. In terms of impacts, the issue of their value and possible calculation schemes was raised. In terms of materials - concrete and steel, the general research and relationships between the most important strength properties are discussed.The issue of geometric dimensional deviations and the method of their adoption were also discussed, with particular emphasis on the reinforcement cover at the design and execution stage.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Improvement of the Providing Services Process with Use of the Sitequal

    • Abstract: The current market situation has forced enterprises to change the place where they offer their products. Due to the covid-19 restrictions, in order not to lose customers and be able to continue earning money, they had to create or use various types of online platforms and organize e-shops where customers can make purchases without any restrictions. With properly designed and organized platforms, customers can check other customers’ opinions about a given enterprise and its offer, choose what they need, how they want to pay, what type of delivery of the ordered goods they prefer, and they can do it at any time of the day or night and from anywhere with access to the Internet. However, it can be noticed that not all platforms operating on the market meet the expectations of customers, they do not have many functions, and there is even lack of the basic information about the enterprise or contact details. In such a situation, customers are uncertain about the safety of using such a platform, often prefer to use a competitive e-shop. That is why, when assessing the operation of e-shops and the quality of its services, it is necessary to take into account the assessment of the operation of the online platform itself. The aim of the paper is to assess the functioning of the selected internet platform and its operation by customers. The Sitequal method, a variation of the Servqual method, was used during the research. The results of the research helped to show whether the customers were satisfied with the functioning of the platform, what they liked and what they would like to improve. This allowed to indicate the strengths and weaknesses of this platform and possible direction of improvements. The results obtained can form the basis for various types of enterprises to improve their online platforms.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Improving Occupational Safety Management with the Use of Human Reliability
           Analysis Methods

    • Abstract: The aim of this work is to review the basic issues and problems related to the analysis of human reliability in terms of the possibility of using the methods functioning in this area to improve occupational safety management. Methods of human reliability analysis (HRA) are related to the prediction and assessment of system failures, which are the result of incorrect actions or omissions by a human, and not the failure of a physical element in the system. The paper presents the significance of the problem of human reliability from the point of view of accidents; describes HRA as a process with three main components; characterizes human errors using various criteria as well as discusses the generations of HR analysis and evaluation methods, including factors influencing the performance. The basic guidelines for the selection of methods for reliability analysis were also presented in terms of their possible use for improving the health and safety management system.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Technology Transfer Management and Knowledge Commercialization Strategy
           – Best Practices of Public Universities

    • Abstract: Technology Transfer concerns the process for conceiving and implementing a new/novel application for an existing technology. It includes a range of formal and informal cooperation between technology developers and technology seekers. It is understood on different levels (e.g. technology policy, individual scientists). Technology transfer and industrial linkage can expand opportunities for education and it can lead to new sources of the research support. Analysis of the best practices on the technology transfer management including public universities have been presented in the paper.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Predictive Management in the Context of Industry 4.0

    • Abstract: The article presents information on the potential of Industry 4.0 in the field of maintenance. This work explores the potential and trends of predictive maintenance management in an industrial big data environment. The development of predictive maintenance, its technical challenges and in the context of Industry 4.0 was presented. In addition, a case study that illustrates how maintenance management and predictive maintenance can be applied to the maintenance of wind turbines is discussed.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Use of Safety Analysis in Industrial Maintenance Management

    • Abstract: The maintenance system is one of the key systems in the industry, because it ensures the continuity of work and the safety of the production systems. The maintenance system includes a set of specific activities carried out by people in various environmental conditions, with the use of appropriate equipment and within a specific organizational and management structure. Activities carried out by maintenance workers are related to the occurrence of various types of physical, chemical, biological or psychosocial risks. These dangers can lead to accidents or occupational diseases. Therefore, the task of managers within maintenance systems is to provide people working in these systems with an appropriate level of safety through the use of properly selected preventive measures. The methods of safety analysis are related to the examination of various systems in order to identify and assess the risks in these systems and to prepare the safety characteristics of these systems, which allows for the correct adjustment of preventive measures to the identified needs. The purpose of this work is to present the basic methods of Safety Analysis in terms of their possible use in the area of industrial maintenance. As part of the work, the hazards at work in maintenance were characterized, the importance of safety analysis for the identification of hazards and accident prevention was discussed, and the key methods of safety analysis were presented in terms of their possible use to improve work safety in an industrial maintenance system. The presented considerations are original. The findings of the article will be very useful for management in implementing safe maintenance systems in industry.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • The Impact of Renewable Energy on Economic Growth and Sustainable

    • Abstract: Since 1997, when the Kyoto Protocol was signed, the era of renewable energy has begun. Due to the growth of its share in the total energy production and consumption, the world community is making efforts towards the transition to sustainable development. Developed and developing countries have significantly increased production and consumption of renewable energy in absolute terms trying to join this initiative. The purpose of this work is to study the impact of changes in the share of total production and consumption of renewable energy on the economic growth and CO2 emissions. Secondary data of the World Bank, the countries that invest the most in renewable energy (the USA, China, the European Union) is used and a comparison with Ukraine, Russian Federation and general global indicators covering the period 1990-2015 is made. Modeling of the influence of the share of production and consumption of renewable energy sources in the total volume in the studied countries on the level of economic growth and CO2 emissions using economic and mathematical modeling is carried out. Linear regression models of the studied countries and the world are estimated. The hypothesis on a link between economic growth and development of renewable energy has been confirmed. The results reveal that depending on the country under the research the level and nature of the impact of increasing the share of production and consumption of renewable energy on economic growth differs significantly and depends on a number of political and economic factors.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Management Issues in the Industry 4.0

    • Abstract: The specificity of the work organization in Industry 4.0 varies depending on the technological development and the level of security of new technology solutions. Employees are required to maintain a key function in working with knowledge, including decentralized decision-making and the safety and quality assessment of the production processes. The results of occupational risk assessment are presented here as a method contributing not only to the improvement of production processes, but also to the improvement of the product quality level. Author presents solutions in the field of occupational health and safety management applied in the chosen production company in the department of repair and anti-corrosion works, which contributed to the product quality level improvement.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Determining a Quality Place in the Process of Continuous Improvement Based
           on the Principle of Toyota Management in Questions - A Case Study

    • Abstract: The paper presents an analysis of an innovative method based on the principles of the Toyota Production System - BOST survey, which was carried out in 8 selected production companies from the plastics processing industry operating in the Silesian Voivodeship. Each question in the BOST survey relates to a given Toyota Rule and the Toyota House Roof. Thanks to this survey, you can learn the opinion of the surveyed employees on many areas of the functioning of a given enterprise, which may be an important hint to the operational and strategic activities of the enterprise. In the study, 1 question was selected for analysis, containing a set of factors (areas) closely related to process improvement and personal characteristics of the respondents was analyzed. The result of the work is to determine the position of quality in the continuous improvement process according to the surveyed employees and to propose improvement activities for selected companies.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • The Risk of Loss of Health and Life According to the Opinion of Employees
           in the SME Sector

    • Abstract: Work safety is an autotelic value. The health and life of the employee should be a priority in any work process. The risk of loss of health and life is a frequent phenomenon in manufacturing enterprises. According to the data of the Central Statistical Office, in the first half of 2020, approx. 24 thousand people who were injured in accidents at work were reported to the office. Approximately every third of these accidents is related to a manufacturing company. The SME sector generates the largest number of accidents at work. The results of the survey concerning opinions on the risk of losing health and life at work are presented in this article. The survey was conducted among employees of the SME sector, with particular emphasis on manufacturing companies. The results presented in the article represent only a part of the larger picture.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Implementation of the European Green Deal in the Polish Heating

    • Abstract: Heat supply is an important sector of the country’s energy economy. Modern heating systems should guarantee the reliability of heat supply while limiting the impact on the environment. It results from the objectives of the climate policy implemented in the European Union, which is based on decarbonisation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, developing renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. As a consequence of such a policy under the European Green Deal is the need for a rapid transformation of the Polish heating sector with the use of innovative low-emission technologies. The article discusses the framework of the European Union’s climate and energy policy and the directions of Poland’s energy policy in the area of heating. The characteristics of the heat market in Poland and key indicators related to the objectives of the Green Deal in relation to other European Union countries are presented. Then, the directions of system heat transformation with the use of renewable energy sources and heat storage technologies are discussed. The achievements of Polish heating companies in the field of introducing renewable energy sources and innovative technologies were presented. The possibilities and limitations of the transformation of the Polish heating sector were also indicated.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
  • Safety in the Values Hierarchy Related to Professional Work in the Opinion
           of Employees in the SME Sector

    • Abstract: In the life of every person, there are a number of values that guide them. These values are reflected both in private and professional life, and sometimes they smoothly interpenetrate. In the hierarchy of values related to professional work, work safety should rank among the highest. However, the number of accidents in Polish enterprises leaves no illusions, and the causes of these accidents indicate the main source of their occurrence, which has undoubtedly been the human factor for many years. This paper presents the results of surveys conducted in the SME sector regarding the place of work safety in the hierarchy of values related to professional work in the opinion of employees.
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
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