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An Integer Programming Model to Maximize Battery Manufacturing Productivity
Hesham K. Alfares (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2014. 12 pages.
Alfares, Hesham K. "An Integer Programming Model to Maximize Battery Manufacturing Productivity." Management Science, Logistics, and Operations Research. IGI Global, 2014. 26-37. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4506-6.ch002
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In USA, Johnson Controls took the highest market share for a single vendor in lead-acid market in 2010, with over a quarter of the market share. Other vendors, such as Exide Technologies, GS YUASA, Enersys, and East Penn, took less than a 10% market share each. Other than GS YUASA, all of the top five vendors belong to the United States. GS Yuasa is market leader in Japan and also in Global sales.
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