Total quality management and quality engineering
1. Assessing the awareness of local consumer’s product producers towards packaging standards in Tanzania

J. M. Nzumile; I. W. Taifa

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Spring 2019, , Pages 40-52

http://dx.doi.org/10.22105/riej.2019.170766.1077

Abstract
  Packaging plays an important role in ensuring that the produced product is well contained, protected, and preserved. Due to its significance, the researcher decided to undertake research aiming at examining the awareness of local producers towards products’ packaging. This research employs a descriptive ...  Read More

Scheduling
2. Development of a doctor scheduling system: a constraint satisfaction and penalty minimisation scheduling model

T. Chawasemerwa; I. W. Taifa; D. Hartmann

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 396-422

http://dx.doi.org/10.22105/riej.2018.160257.1068

Abstract
  Doctor scheduling is a complex, costly and time-consuming exercise. This study develops a constraint satisfaction and penalty minimisation scheduling model for meeting ‘hard constraints’ and minimises the cost of violating ‘soft constraints’, i.e. the user inputs, the total number ...  Read More