Volume V, Network Intelligence Studies
CURRENT ISSUE
Ana Rodica STAICULESCU, Ana Maria MUNTEANU
 

The paradigm of network society emphasizes a distinct pattern comparing to the previous information society, as a "result of ongoing innovations embedding social networks". The question of how technological improvements (intelligent design, the use of intelligent devices, and a larger distribution of knowledge among diverse layers and dimensions of social networks) have transformed mental softs, cultural practices, and socio-economic and political organizations, through the development of the network form,- networked individuals, communities, stakeholders, cities, regions, states, "interconnected life"- gives different responses depending on the positioning of the researcher inside/outside a specific field of studies, or knowledge network, and on the attitude adopted towards technology as a "civilization shifter". The conceptualization of the „smart city project” extends dilemmas and controversy and requires new understandings of how critical-reflexive and programmed regimes of knowledge, intermingle the knowledge creation and the distribution inside/outside the city. The current paper draws a line of flight between human, institutional and technological dimensions of the smart city.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 12th October 2017
  • Keywords: Smart city, Multilevel intelligence, Actor-network theory, Socio-cybernetics, Cognitive metaphor
  • Received: 9th August, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 8th October, 2017
Volume V, Network Intelligence Studies
CURRENT ISSUE
Ahmed SALAMA
 

This paper discusses the daily wages of employees in the public and private sectors in Palestine. Based on the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) labour force survey, the author used a paired samples t-test to examine the difference in wages among the public sector, private sector, and Israel and the settlements between 2000 and 2015. The results show that the maximum wages are among the workers who work in Israel and the settlements. The wages in the public sector have become slightly higher than the wages in the private sector since 2005. The daily wages of wage employees in Israel and the settlements are significantly different from the public and private sectors. The employees’ daily wages in public and private sectors are strongly correlated, but there is no significant difference between the two sectors in the West Bank. Regarding Gaza strip, the correlation is moderate and there is a significant difference between the two sectors.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 12th October 2017
  • Keywords: Wages, Public sector, Private sector, Palestine, West Bank, Gaza Strip
  • Received: 15th July, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 8th October, 2017
Volume V, Network Intelligence Studies
CURRENT ISSUE
Judit OLÁH, Mónika HARANGI–RAKOS, József POPP
 

The smooth operation of stocking and the warehouse play a very important role in all manufacturing companies; therefore ongoing monitoring and application of new techniques is essential to increase efficiency. The aim of our research is twofold: the utilization of the pallet shuttle racking system, and the introduction of a development opportunity by the merging of storage and order picking operations in the pallet shuttle system. It can be concluded that it is beneficial for the company to purchase two mobile cars in order to increase the utilization of the pallet shuttle racking system from 60% to 72% and that of the storage from 74% to 76%. We established that after the merging of the storage and order picking activities within the pallet shuttle system, the forklift driver can also complete the selection activities immediately after storage. By merging the two operations and saving time the number of forklift drivers can be reduced from 4 to 3 per shift.

  • Type: Case Study
  • Published on: 12th October 2017
  • Keywords: Warehouse management, Pallet shuttle system, Order picking system
  • Received: 25th August, 2017
  • Final revision and acceptance: 8th October, 2017