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

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

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 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

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

M. Hajian Heidary; A. Aghaie

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 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

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 , November 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

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 , June 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

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

M.S. Fallahnezhad; V. Golbafian

Volume 3, Issue 2 , December 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

Solving product mix problem in multiple constraints environment using goal programming

Fahimeh Tanhaie; Nasim Nahavandi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 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

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 , December 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

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 , June 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

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 , December 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

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

Taha-Hossein Hejazi; Pardis Roozkhosh

Volume 6, Issue 1 , June 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

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

Malek Hassanpour

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 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

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 , June 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

Just-in-time parallel job scheduling: A novel algorithm

Javad Behnamian

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 1-12

  This research extends a two-phase algorithm for parallel job scheduling problem by considering earliness and tardiness as multi-objective functions. Here, it is also assumed that the jobs may use more than one machine at the same time, which is known as parallel job scheduling. In the first phase, jobs ...  Read More

Hybrid PSO-GSA based approach for feature selection

Monireh Hosseini; Mahjoob Sadat Navabi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , July 2023, , Pages 1-15

  With the development and widespread use of social networks among people, high-volume data is produced and the analysis of this data can be useful in many areas, including people's daily lives. Classification of this volume of data using traditional methods is a very difficult, time-consuming, and low-accuracy ...  Read More

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 , December 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

A reactive bone route algorithm for solving the traveling salesman problem

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

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 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

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 , June 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

Development of a range-adjusted measure-based common set of weights for dynamic network data envelopment analysis using a multi-objective fractional programming approach

Hoda Moradi; Mozhde Rabbani; Hamid Babaei Meybodi; Mohammad Taghi Honari

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 13-32

  This paper presents a common set of weights (CSWs) method for multi-stage or network structured decision-making units (DMUs). The decision-making approaches proposed here consist of three stages. In the first step, a hybrid dynamic network data envelopment analysis (DNDEA) model is used to determine ...  Read More

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 , June 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

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 , June 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

Flexible flow shop scheduling with forward and reverse flow under uncertainty using the red deer algorithm

Alireza Aliahmadi; Javid Gharemani-Nahr; Hamed Nozari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , July 2023, , Pages 16-33

  This paper discusses the modeling and solution of a flexible flow shop scheduling problem with forward and reverse flow (FFSP-FR). The purpose of presenting this mathematical model is to achieve a suitable solution to reduce the completion time (Cmax) in forward flow (such as assembling parts to deliver ...  Read More

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

Z. Hajirahimi; M. Khashei

Volume 3, Issue 2 , December 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

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

Kamran Karimi Movahed; Ali Ghodratnama

Volume 6, Issue 1 , June 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

Performance of CCC-r control chart with variable sampling intervals

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

Volume 4, Issue 2 , December 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

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 , June 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