Prioritizing the Aspects of Project Management Agility Using Contractors’ and Employers' Perceptions and Expectations by DEA Method in a Case Study in Foolad Technique Co.

Hadi Shirouyehzad; Arash Shahin; Mina Dayani

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2015, , Pages 1-14

  Agile project management concept was introduced in the 21st century for the first time to provide continuous and timely software to provide value to the shareholders. This method is also useful for a variety of projects to respond to environmental changes. As a dynamic business area, always there is ...  Read More

Determining the inefficient space and ranking of DMUs with undesirable outputs

M. Bashirzadeh; S. Daneshvar; N. Azarmir

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 1-11

  One of the applications of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is in ranking of Decision Making Units (DMUs). When some DMUs are the same in efficiency score, this ranking results in failure. Various methods are introduced to rank efficient and inefficient DMUs and attempt to give a fully ranking in order ...  Read More

Fuzzy optimization
Shortest Path Problem in Network with Type-2 Triangular Fuzzy Arc Length

Ranjan Kumar; Sripati Jha; Ramayan Singh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , September 2017, , Pages 1-7

  In traditional shortest path problem it is always determined that the parameters (Time, Cost and Distance etc.) are fixed between different nodes. But in real life situations where uncertain parameters exist, parameters are considered as fuzzy numbers. In this paper, we  explained the application ...  Read More

Engineering Computations
An Optimized Heat Sink for Thermophotovoltaic Panels

Giampietro Fabbri; Matteo Greppi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 1-9

  In the present work, an innovative hybrid solar panel is proposed, which can be used to pave floors or to cover roofs. A particular heat sink is employed, which gives robustness to the panel and provides a better heat transfer effectiveness with respect to tube heat exchangers. The geometry of the heat ...  Read More

Project Management
Simultaneous solution of material procurement scheduling and material allocation to warehouse using simulated annealing

Nima Moradi; Shahram Shadrokh

Volume 6, Issue 1 , April 2019, , Pages 1-15

  One of the classes of the project schedule is the Material Procurement Scheduling (MPS) problem, which is considered besides the material allocation to warehouse (MAW) problem recently. In the literature, the Simultaneous Solution of MPS-MAW is investigated by considering one warehouse and unlimited ...  Read More

Systems and service modeling and simulation
Fight against COVID-19: what can be done in the case of Iran?

Javid Jouzdani; Hadi Shirouyehzad

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 1-12

  In recent decades, several outbreaks have threatened societies and claimed many lives. Outbreak response management plays a crucial role in reducing the fatality rate and the total healthcare system cost. Among all the parameters affecting the performance of the outbreak response system, the available ...  Read More

Decision analysis and methods
Ranking of key resources in the humanitarian supply chain in the emergency department of iranian hospital: a real case study in COVID-19 conditions

Shahla Jahangiri; Milad Abolghasemian; Adel Pourghader Chobar; Ahmadreza Nadaffard; Vahid Mottaghi

Volume 8, Special Issue , November 2021, , Pages 1-10

  China introduces a new strain of coronavirus as a causative of a new respiratory disease after several people contracted an unusual pneumonia in December 2019. The World Health Organization stated that the outbreak of the virus resulted in public health emergencies around the world. Humanitarian supply ...  Read More

Investigation of Project Risk Management in Project-Based Organizations Using the PMBOK Guideline Case Study: National Gas Company of Lorestan province

Fatemeh Jaferi; Seyed Mojtaba Sajadi; Mehdi Alinaghian; Moslem Beyranvand

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2014, , Pages 50-58

  Project management approach is one of the crucial aspects of enhancing the operational efficiency of project-based organizations that makes optimum resources use possible. Risks management significantly affects operational effectiveness and performance efficiency in competitive organizations. These calls ...  Read More

Mathematical modelling
Addendum to "A generalized Nash equilibrium for a bio-economic problem of fishing"

Imane Agmour; Naceur Achtaich; Youssef EL Foutayeni; Mohamed Khaladi; Abdelmounaim Zegzouti

Volume 4, Issue 2 , October 2017, , Pages 75-76

  In [1] the authors have set up a bio-economic equilibrium model to understand the interactions between three fish populations and seek to maximize the profits of fishermen. The authors then studied the existence of stationary states and their stability using eigenvalue analysis. This is not correct in ...  Read More

A Mathematical Model for the Single Machine Scheduling Considering Sequence Dependent Setup Costs and Idle Times

Ali Rafiei; Seyed Mahdi Homayouni; Amir Shafiei Alavijeh

Volume 2, Issue 2 , June 2015, , Pages 77-85

  Planning and scheduling are among the most important parts of the management’s duties. Development of an efficient scheduling method can results in productivity improvement of an organization. Given the importance of production scheduling in an organization, this research seeks to propose a solution ...  Read More

Statistical Process
Quality improvement of molding machine through statistical process control in plastic industry

Teuku Mirwan Saputra; Hernadewita Hernadewita; Akmal Yudha Prawira Saputra; Lien Herliani Kusumah; Hermiyetti ST

Volume 6, Issue 2 , June 2019, , Pages 87-96

  Enhancing the process capability is a must in quality improvement of process manufacturing in the industry. Usually, Statistical Process Control (SPC) is applied in measure the activity of quality improvement. In this case, the statistical process control used to measure the process capability of molding ...  Read More

Performance evaluation and benchmarking
A Model for performance evaluation of digital game industry using integrated AHP and BSC

Nima Moradi; Hossein Malekmohammad; Saeed Jamalzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , September 2018, , Pages 97-109

  Nowadays, due to continuous changes in the environment of organizations, the performance evaluation of productive or non-productive companies is not as simple as the past. In spite of the high sale and income of existing companies in the game industry, there are always unsuccessful game products and ...  Read More

Manufacturing and Logistics
Lean at home: applying RCA techniques to home projects

Robert S Keyser

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2021, , Pages 104-115

  Root cause analysis techniques are often applied to problems in the workplace; however, they may also prove very useful when applied to home projects. This research explores the application of root cause analysis techniques in three home projects: (1) Cause-and-Effect diagram to remove Palmetto bugs ...  Read More

Investigationof Project Communication Managementin Project-BasedOrganizations using the PMBOK Guideline

Fatemeh Jaferi; Seyed Mojtaba Sajadi; Mehdi Alinaghian; Moslem Beyranvand

Volume 1, Issue 3 , September 2014, , Pages 130-135

  Efficient use of limited resources is among the objectives of efficient management and employing modern techniques of management is very effective in this field. Communications management is quite important in project-oriented organizations. PMBOK guideline is a good guideline to create efficient and ...  Read More

Ranking Practicable Technologies Within The Science And Technology Corridor Of Isfahan, Using MCDM Techniques

Seyyed Esmaeil Najafi; Mohsen Amiri; Vahid Abdolah Zadeh

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2015, , Pages 139-153

  National and regional growth and development models in the developing countries whose development attributes are far different from those of the developed countries, must be in such a way to allow the corresponding country or region to develop at the minimum cost within the shortest possible period of ...  Read More

A variable service rate queue model for hub median problem

Sarow Saeedi; Omid Poursabzi; Zaniar Ardalan; Sajad Karimi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2023, , Pages 155-166

  Hub location problems (HLP) have multiple applications in logistic systems, the airways industry, supply chain network design, and telecommunication. In the HLP, the selected nodes as hubs perform the principal role in processing the inflow arising from other nodes. So, congestion would be inevitable ...  Read More

Decision analysis and methods
Design of Manufacturing Cells Pharmaceutical Factory

Mahmoud. A. Barghash; Nabeel Al-Mandahawi; N. AbuJbara; R. Al-Abbadi; S. Hussein

Volume 4, Issue 3 , November 2017, , Pages 158-173

  Cellular manufacturing is an important tool for manufacturing firms which leads to better productivity, focused and specialized manufacturing process. To utilize this important tool, the machines have to be grouped into cells. This work is related to using cellular manufacturing in a pharmaceutical factory ...  Read More

Assessment of safety, health and environmental risk factors in garments industries of Bangladesh

S. M. Tazim Ahmed; Chitra Lekha Karmaker; Md. Emon Ahmed

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, , Pages 161-176

  The Ready-Made Garment (RMG) sector, the highest earning foreign currency segment, has had a great influence on GDP (gross domestic product) since 1980. With new technology adaption as well as cheap labor force, this sector has placed the second position of exporting after China. To capture the market ...  Read More

An energy storage and rapid charge system using supercapacitor for a light rail system which runs on renewable energy

Takaki Kameya; Jamal Uddin; William Ghann; Hiroshi Takami; Genji Suzuki; Hidetoshi Katsuma

Volume 5, Issue 3 , November 2018, , Pages 181-184

  A light rail system which runs on 100% renewable energy named the “Solar Light Rail” has been proposed by authors. Experiments using a prototype model have been carried out to demonstrate the availability of the rechargeable power supply method using supercapacitors. In the experiments using ...  Read More

Analysis of Multi Attribute Decision Making Problems by Using of Data Envelopment Analysis Technique

Saeid Nasrollahi-Sebdani; Majid Esmaelian; Daryush Mohamadi-Zanjirani

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2014, , Pages 198-207

  Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is used for calculating of relative efficiency and then ranking of decision making units (DMU) subject to inputs and outputs in a continuous decision making   space. In this paper, DEA models, Cook and Kress Model and Belton-Vickers model have been applied as ...  Read More

Decision analysis and methods
Analytical Hierarchy Process Applied to Supermarket Layout Selection

Mahmoud. A. Barghash; Lina Al-Qatawneh; Saleem Ramadan; Awwad Dababneh

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 215-226

  In many cases, supermarkets are founded on rental of already built property and in this case, the space is accepted as is. It is imperative in this case that the supermarket be designed to achieve multiple objectives such as ease of roaming, display area, special display areas etc. It is important for ...  Read More

Modelling and analysis of 2-stage planetary gear train for modular horizontal wind turbine application

Aniekan Essienubong Ikpe; Ekom Mike Etuk; Azum Uwarisi Adoh

Volume 6, Issue 4 , December 2019, , Pages 268-282

  Wind turbine incorporates a gear box which aids the transmission of torque for the generation of wind energy, industry professionals have streamlined the gearbox design to suite this purpose. Despite the advancement in the gear box design, most wind turbine downtime is attributed to gearbox-related problems. ...  Read More

Performance Evaluation in Project Based Organization with Agile Project Management Using DEA: Case study

Elaheh Maghsoudi; Hadi Shirouyehzad; Arash Shahin

Volume 1, Issue 5 , December 2014, , Pages 271-279

  Today’s performance evaluation system is the key factor in organization for evaluates the efficiency then plan for the future. Organization requires the methods that evaluate different aspects of the organization in spite of traditional methods that just consider to financial aspects of organization. ...  Read More

Innovation, knowledge management, and organizational learning
Gap analysis study on the compliance of automotive standard IATF 16949 based on internal quality audit score in automotive industry

Tulus Puji Ruswanto; Dana Santoso Saroso

Volume 5, Issue 4 , December 2018, , Pages 271-285

  In August 2016, IATF issued the new requirement of quality management system IATF 16949. With these new requirements, the automotive industry that is willing to migrate to the new version will face some challenges. The main challenge comes from the need to re-map the business processes that are needed ...  Read More

Performance evaluation and benchmarking
Analysis of TQM implementations in the floor tiles industry

Tri Ngudi Wiyatno; Atty Tri Juniarti; Iman Sudirman

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 340-349

  The floor tiles industry in accordance with state regulations is one of the manufacturing industries that can participate in Indonesia into a developed industrial country, supported by the availability of various technologies and product innovations so that domestic floor tiles can be accepted. In the ...  Read More