Journal of Applied Research in Technology & Engineering 2022-07-29T08:35:50+02:00 Teodomiro Boronat Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;">The <strong>Journal of Applied Research in Technology &amp; Engineering</strong> (<strong>JARTE</strong>) is an open access international scientific journal that publishes applied research peer-reviewed articles in English twice a year. Contributions should promote practical and real-world case studies but also theoretical research in order to provide solutions to engineering challenges in the areas of Chemical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical and Textile Engineering. The journal provides in-depth coverage of cutting-edge of the latest and ground-breaking applied research in the corresponding areas. The journal is committed to publishing quality refereed applied research papers and review papers that contribute to advance knowledge in engineering.</p> Implementation of a warning system against engine overheating in vehicles with multipoint injection 2022-06-02T17:56:55+02:00 Cristian Paredes Pablo Guayllas Ricardo Méndez Alexander Pozo <p>The temperature in a vehicle is a fundamental factor for its correct operation. When a failure occurs in the original temperature sensor, irreversible damage to engine components can occur due to overheating. In the present work, an auxiliary temperature system is implemented that alerts the driver before an eventual overheating of the engine by means of sound, visual and vibratory signals. The system compares the data provided by an LM35 temperature sensor and a Hall effect sensor in charge of counting the RPM in real time, using an Arduino, continuously processing the data and constantly informing the driver via an LCD screen. When a critical temperature is exceeded, an audible alarm will sound and a vehicle injector will be disabled. The system does not turn off the engine and is efficient in its purpose of alerting the driver, being suitable to implement in vehicles with multipoint injection due to its low cost of implementation.</p> 2022-07-29T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Cristian Paredes, Pablo Guayllas, Ricardo Méndez, Alexander Pozo A mixed integer linear program for a real relocation problem of emergency medical vehicles in the province of Valencia 2022-06-01T20:06:35+02:00 Miguel Ángel Vecina García María Fulgencia Villa Juliá Eva Vallada Regalado Yulia Karpova Krylova <p class="JARTEKeywords">The rapid intervention of Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) when an emergency arises is of vital importance for the welfare of citizens. Currently, these Emergency Medical Vehicles (EMV) are located, in the province of Valencia, in certain logistical bases according to the criteria of those responsible for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS). However, it is not possible to cover the entire population of the province within the stipulated maximum times of 12 and 15 minutes (depending on whether it is an ALS or BLS, respectively). For this reason, a maximum coverage model is used to relocate the EMV bases in order to minimize the amount of uncovered population in the province. Thanks to the proposed model, the total coverage defect of the province's population is reduced by more than half compared to the current distribution.</p> 2022-07-29T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Miguel Ángel Vecina Garcí­a, Marí­a Fulgencia Villa Juliá, Eva Vallada Regalado, Yulia Karpova Krylova Impact of Total Quality Management (TQM) practices on Sustainability and Organisational Performance 2022-06-21T12:25:10+02:00 Asif Nawaz Wassan Muhammad Saad Memon Sonia Irshad Mari Muhammad Ahmed Kalwar <p>Total quality management (TQM) has been identified as a key driver of organizational performance in public and private organizations. Organizational culture, along with TQM and sustainability has been investigated to understand its contributions to organizational performance. TQM has become a crucial pillar for growth and development due to the growing expansion of manufacturing sectors of the world. TQM practices, which may differ in manufacturing firms, are said to be important for effective TQM adoption. However, it was found that organizational performance can be achieved if TQM practices in manufacturing businesses are well managed. Therefore, this study is carried out and the purpose of the study is to propose a conceptual model to investigate the relationship between TQM practices, sustainability, and organizational performance and to demonstrate the impact on organizational performance. The data underlying this study was collected by using a questionnaire survey in the manufacturing industries. The tool of analysis was used for the study through Factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The findings of the study revealed that total quality management and sustainability are the most important approaches to the success of the performance of manufacturing industries. The results show that TQM and sustainability have a positive impact on organizational performance. In the radiance of these outcomes, a framework was created in view of relationship between significant practices of TQM, sustaibanility and organistaional performance. Generally, it is accepted that total quality management can produce a sustainable competitive benefits in organisational performance.</p> 2022-07-29T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Asif Nawaz Wassan, Muhammad Saad Memon, Sonia Irshad Mari, Muhammad Ahmed Kalwar Sustainable forest management: analysis of eco-innovation process in Amazon 2022-06-08T19:46:56+02:00 Moises Andrade Coelho <p>Evaluation of eco-innovation practices in companies has been widely studied, however, there is a gap in the literature on the adoption of eco-innovative practices in companies located in the Amazon/Brazil. Therefore, the objective of this research is to analyze the eco-innovation process in an industry located in the Amazon related to sustainable forest management. The purpose of the research was to conduct an exploratory case study (in-depth case) in a logging company located in the Amazon/Brazil. The relevance of the study lies in the process of making the eco-innovations developed by the company clearer and being able to compare them with the existing literature through a form that allows the evaluation of eco-innovative activities within an organization.</p> 2022-07-29T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Moises Andrade Coelho The analysis of performance before and after ERP implementation: a case of a manufacturing company 2022-06-25T12:51:38+02:00 Muhammad Ahmed Kalwar Muhammad Ali Khan Zuhaib Phul Muzamil Hussain Wadho Muhammad Faisal Shahzad Hussain Bux Marri <p>Machines and technology have been known for saving the efforts and so the time of the human race. Thus in the gravity of consideration to this point, companies are required to innovate their process and practices to improve productivity. The present research was conducted at ABC manufacturing company having three departments i.e. A, B, and C. The significant impact after ERP implementation in terms of time-saving has been reflected in the present research. The nature of working and nature of manufacturing is different in all the departments; that`s why each department has its business development team. The case company has implemented an industrial and financial system (IFS) in 2020 and the whole process is properly followed in IFS. In this study, the process flow of documents and time consumption on each step of obtaining approvals from various authorities is covered, and saved time after the implementation of IFS is also revealed in detail. Results indicated that, after the implementation of IFS, the company has saved 48272.5 hours in 2021 by carrying<br />out the whole process on IFS instead of a manual approach. None of the research highlights the magnitude and percentage of saved time after the implementation of an IFS in the manufacturing industry; The present research can be the basis of motivation for any manufacturing to implement IFS.</p> 2022-07-29T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Muhammad Ahmed Kalwar, Muhammad Ali Khan, Zuhaib Phul, Muzamil Hussain Wadho, Muhammad Faisal Shahzad, Hussain Bux Marri