Climate change is becoming a factor to be accounted for in forest planning, especially in reclamation activities where the objective is to create a self-sustaining forest ecosystem in areas degraded by human activities, such as open-pit mining activities in northern Alberta Oil Sands. Oil Sands will produce up to 50% of Canadian oil demand in the following years, but when the mining activity ends, large areas of land are deprived of vegetation. Mining companies have the legal requirement to re-establish a functional forest ecosystem suitable for wildlife habitat.
The main objective of this research project is to determine if there are factors that can be used to predict future demand for StemCell Technologies products more accurately than current practices of extrapolated revenue growth. This will require an in-depth study into StemCell’s demand management, forecasting and supply chain planning functions. The completion of this project will allow StemCell Technologies to reduce inventories, improve customer service levels, increase revenues and supply chain efficiencies.
Septic shock is the most common cause of death in critically ill patients in Intensive Care Units. The development of septic shock is an extremely complex process involving many different cellular pathways of interacting proteins. One of the main proteins involved in these pathways is called nuclear factor kappa beta (NFκB). This protein controls the activities of other genes that are important to the survival of patients with septic shock. NFκB activity is controlled by another protein called NFκB inducing kinase (NIK).