1. Calculation of the fuzzy reliability in Neishabour train disaster; a case study

Y.C. Zanjani; Z. Rafie Majd; A. Mirzazadeh

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 1-15

  Fuzzy reliability is often used in analyzing the reliability in the large industrial systems. In this paper, a relatively new method is presented to analyze Neishabour (also called Nishapur, a city in Iran) train disaster. In this regards, by using the certain and uncertain propositions, unreliability ...  Read More

2. Risk measurement in the global supply chain using monte-carlo simulation

M. Hajian Heidary; A. Aghaie

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 1-12

  Nowadays, logistics and supply chain management (SCM) is critical to compete in the current turbulent markets. In addition, in the global context, there are many uncertainties which affect on the market. One of the most important risks is supplier disruption. The first step to cope with these uncertainties ...  Read More

3. A cloud-based simulated annealing algorithm for order acceptance problem with weighted tardiness penalties in permutation flow shop scheduling

M. Zandieh; M.M. Asgari Tehrani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2014, , Pages 1-19

  Make-to-order is a production strategy in which manufacturing starts only after a customer's order is received; in other words, it is a pull-type supply chain operation since manufacturing is carried out as soon as the demand is confirmed. This paper studies the order acceptance problem with weighted ...  Read More

4. Analysis of the simultaneous effects of renewable energy consumption and GDP, using Dynamic Panel Data

A. M. Kimiagari; F. Lotfian Delouyi; M. Shabani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 1-14

  In the recent years, renewable energy sources are an important component of world energy consumption. GDP is one of the main measures of a country’s economic activity. Most of the studies examine the impact of renewable energy consumption on GDP with single equation model and the others use dynamic ...  Read More

5. Effects of inspection errors on economically design of CCC-r control chart

M.S. Fallahnezhad; V. Golbafian

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 1-16

  CCC-r chart extended approach of CCC charts, is a technique applied when nonconforming items are rarely observed. However, it is usually assumed that the inspection process is perfect in the implementation control charts imperfect inspections may have a significant impact on the performance of the control ...  Read More

6. Solving product mix problem in multiple constraints environment using goal programming

Fahimeh Tanhaie; Nasim Nahavandi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 1-12


  The theory of constraints is an approach to production planning and control that emphasizes on the constraints to increase throughput by effectively managing constraint resources. One application in theory of constraints is product mix decision. Product mix influences the performance measures in multi-product ...  Read More

7. Applying queuing theory for a reliable integrated location –inventory problem under facility disruption risks

Masoud Rabbani; Leyla Aliabadi; Razieh Heidari; Hamed Farrokhi-Asl

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 1-18


  This study considers a reliable location – inventory problem for a supply chain system comprising one supplier, multiple distribution centers (DCs), and multiple retailers in which we determine DCs location, inventory replenishment decisions and assignment retailers to DCs, simultaneously. Each ...  Read More

8. Investigating causal linkages and strategic mapping in the balanced scorecard: A case study approach in the banking industry sector

Sorour Farokhi; Emad Roghanian; Yaser Samimi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 1-25


  One of the main challenges of strategic management is implementing the strategies. Designing the strategy map in Balanced Scorecard framework to determine the causality between strategic objectives is one of the most important issues in implementing the strategies. In designing the strategy map with ...  Read More

9. Investigating the missing data effect on credit scoring rule based models: The case of an Iranian bank

Seyed Mahdi Sadatrasoul; Zeynab Hajimohammadi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 1-12


  Credit risk management is a process in which banks estimate probability of default (PD) for each loan applicant. Data sets of previous loan applicants are built by gathering their data, and these internal data sets are usually completed using external credit bureau’s data and finally used for estimating ...  Read More

10. Partial inspection problem with double sampling designs in multi-stage systems considering cost uncertainty

Taha-Hossein Hejazi; Pardis Roozkhosh

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 1-17


  The nature of input materials is changed as long as the product reaches the consumer in many types of manufacturing processes. In designing and improving multi-stage systems, the study of the steps separately may not lead to the greatest possible improvement in the whole system, therefore the study of ...  Read More

11. Evaluation of Iranian electronic products manufacturing industries using an unsupervised model, ARAS, SAW, and DEA models

Malek Hassanpour

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 1-24


  Iranian electronic products supplier industries are developing day by day and modern techniques and facilities are assigning as well as many promotions about green products supply chain as input materials introduced into the generation cycle of industries. Current cluster study of Iranian Electronic ...  Read More

12. Calculating benefits received from Business Process Outsourcing (BPO): An empirical study of a food industry company in Iran

Morteza Shafiee; Sara Emadi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 1-18


  Today, outsourcing is recognized as one of the most effective strategies in the business world. In this regard, outsourcing of business processes is considered to be one of the most common forms of outsourcing. The purpose of this study is to provide In-depth and quantitative analysis of the benefits ...  Read More

13. A bi-level programming approach to coordinating pricing and ordering decisions in a multi-channel supply chain

Reza Pakdel Mehrabani; Abbas Seifi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 13-37


  This paper investigates the Stackelberg equilibrium for pricing and ordering decisions in a multi-channel supply chain. We study a situation where a manufacturer is going to open a direct online channel in addition to n existing traditional retail channels. It is assumed that the manufacturer is the ...  Read More

14. A reactive bone route algorithm for solving the traveling salesman problem

N. Mahmoodi Darani; A. Dolatnejad; M. Yousefikhoshbakht

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 13-25

  The traveling salesman problem (TSP) is a well-known optimization problem in graph theory, as well as in operations research that has nowadays received much attention because of its practical applications in industrial and service problems. In this problem, a salesman starts to move from an arbitrary ...  Read More

15. Analyzing and prioritization of HSE performance evaluation measures utilizing Fuzzy ANP (Case studies: Iran Khodro and Tabriz Petrochemical)

Hamed Soleimani; Tahere Fattahi Ferdos

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 13-33


  Today, HSE (health, safety, and environment) systems play a vital role in green and sustainable aspects of the companies. However, performance evaluation of HSE systems is a crucial issue in industry and academia. This paper tries to identify and prioritize the effective factors in HSE performance in ...  Read More

16. Solving the Vehicle Routing Problem with Simultaneous Pickup and Delivery by an Effective Ant Colony Optimization

M. Sayyah; H. Larki; M. Yousefikhoshbakht

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 15-38

  One of the most important extensions of the capacitated vehicle routing problem (CVRP) is the vehicle routing problem with simultaneous pickup and delivery (VRPSPD) where customers require simultaneous delivery and pick-up service. In this paper, we propose an effective ant colony optimization (EACO) ...  Read More

17. Determination of optimum of production rate of network failure prone manufacturing systems with perishable items using discrete event simulation and Taguchi design of experiment

F. Tavan; S.M. Sajadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 16-26

  This paper, considers Network Failure Manufacturing System (NFPMS) and production control policy of unreliable multi-machines, multi-products with perishable items. The production control policy is based on the Hedging Point Policy (HPP). The important point in the simulation of this system ...  Read More

18. Improving the performance of financial forecasting using different combination architectures of ARIMA and ANN models

Z. Hajirahimi; M. Khashei

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 17-32

  Despite several individual forecasting models that have been proposed in the literature, accurate forecasting is yet one of the major challenging problems facing decision makers in various fields, especially financial markets. This is the main reason that numerous researchers have been devoted to develop ...  Read More

19. Optimal flexible capacity in newsboy problem under stochastic demand and lead-time

Kamran Karimi Movahed; Ali Ghodratnama

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 18-45


  In this paper, we consider a newsvendor who is going to invest on dedicated or flexible capacity, our goal is to find the optimal investment policy to maximize total profit while the newsvendor faces uncertainty in lead time and demand simultaneously. As highlighted in literature, demand is stochastic, ...  Read More

20. Performance of CCC-r control chart with variable sampling intervals

Mohammad Saber Fallah nezhad; Yousof Shamstabar; Mohammad Mahdi Vali Siar

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 19-34


  The CCC-r chart is developed based on cumulative count of a conforming (CCC) control chart that considers the cumulative number of items inspected until observing r nonconforming ones. Typically, the samples obtained from the process are analyzed through 100% inspection to exploit the CCC-r chart. However, ...  Read More

21. Balancing public bicycle sharing system by defining response rates for destinations

Behzad Maleki Vishkaei; Iraj Mahdavi; Nezam Mahdavi Amiri; Esmaile Khorram

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 19-34


  Public Bicycle Sharing System (PBSS) is used as a way to reduce traffic and pollution in cities. Its performance is related to availability of bicycles for picking up and free docks to return them. Existence of different demand types leads to the emergence of imbalanced stations. Here, we try to balance ...  Read More

22. A novel approach in robust group decision making for supply strategic planning

T.H. Hejazi; I. Soleimanmeigouni

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2014, , Pages 20-30

  Long-term planning is a challenging process for dealing with problems in big industries. Quick and flexible process of responding to the existing variable requirements are considered in such problems. Some of important strategic decisions which should be made in this field are, namely the way that manufacturing ...  Read More

23. Revenue management and seller pricing decisions in retail industry: An agent-based model

Pooyan Hajy Alikhani; Mohamad Reza Sadeghi Moghadam; Seyed Mostafa Razavi; Ali Mohaghar

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 25-43


  Retailers commonly offer discounts to encourage consumers to purchase more products thereby increasing retailers’ revenues. This article focuses on modeling the seller pricing decisions by using agent-based approach when the price, as a tool of revenue management, decreases. Considering the seller ...  Read More

24. A multi-objective optimization model for locating the distribution warehouses in the logistic network supply chain: A case study of Bonny Chow Co.

Somaye Ramezani; Katayuon Naderi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 26-42


  Today, in the existing competitive market, proper management of the supply chain has attracted a lot of attention to increasing profitability and customer satisfaction. Managers and decision-makers may use policies to survive in this situation, but a desirable outcome will only come when a precise and ...  Read More

25. Adaptive aggregate production planning with fuzzy goal programming approach

Ashkan Ayough

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 38-60


  Aggregate production planning (APP) determines the optimal production plan for the medium term planning horizon. The purpose of the APP is effective utilization of existing capacities through facing the fluctuations in demand. Recently, fuzzy approaches have been applied for APP focusing on vague nature ...  Read More