The Evaluation of the Organization Unit Performance Based on the Intellectual Capital and the Organizational Commitment with DEA: Case Study of a Manufacturing Company

Khojasteh Rahimpour; Hadi Shirouyehzad; Mehdi Karbasian

Volume 3, 1(4) , December 2016, , Pages 1-14

  In today’s knowledge-based economy, intellectual capital has been used for organizations. Knowledge has been replaced with other capitals as the most important capital. The role of man power is notable as an effective factor and the most important capital. Also, organizational commitment has a ...  Read More

Heuristics and Metaheuristics Algorithms
A hybrid GA –SA multiobjective optimization and simulation for RFID network planning problem

Ali Sanagooy Aghdam; Mohammad Ali Afshar Kazemi; Abbas Toloie Eshlaghy

Volume 8, Special Issue , November 2021, , Pages 1-25

  Optimized asset tracking with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as a complicated innovation that requires much money to be implemented has become more popular in the healthcare industry. Considering the use of more antennas in each reader, we present a modern heuristic methods, hybrid of Genetic ...  Read More

Decision analysis and methods
An Integrated Fuzzy AHP and Fuzzy TOPSIS Approach for Ranking and Selecting the Chief Inspectors Of Bank: A Case Study

Ayda Esmaili Dooki; Parisa Bolhasani; Mohammad Fallah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , September 2017, , Pages 8-23

  Nowadays selecting the best inspectors has triggered a substantially significant issue among today’s competitive environment, in particular some prominent banks. It’s because the efficient supervision of banking activities is necessary for both achieving a powerful economic environment and ...  Read More

Case studies in industry and services
Reduction of Rework in Bearing End Plate Using Six Sigma Methodology: A Case Study

Boby John; Abdulrahiman Areshankar

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 10-26

  Six Sigma is a structured and systematic approach to performance and quality improvement. Six Sigma is a rigorous methodology consists of five major phases, namely definition, measure, analysis, improvement, and control for problem solving. A lot of case studies have been published and many large organizations ...  Read More

Introducing a nonlinear programming model and using genetic algorithm to rank the alternatives in analytic hierarchy process

Sahar Khoshfetrat; Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 12-18

  As ranking is one of the most important issues in data envelopment analysis (DEA), many researchers have comprehensive studies on the subject and presented different approaches. In some papers, DEA and Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) are integrated to rank the alternatives. AHP utilizes pairwise comparisons ...  Read More

Performance evaluation and benchmarking
Volumetric properties of Cow Bone Ash (CBA) filler-based asphaltic concrete using aggregates from different sources

Ariyo Adanikin; Falade Funsho; Olutaiwo Adewale

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 13-24

  Road infrastructure in Nigeria is in a state of decay arising from various factors such as construction with low quality materials and poor maintenance. Therefore, there is a need to ensure that the materials used for construction are of the required standards and the alternative construction ...  Read More

Studying the suitability of different data mining methods for delay analysis in construction projects

Farzad Movahedi Sobhani; Tahereh Madadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2015, , Pages 15-33

  The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the suitability of diverse data mining techniques for construction delay analysis. Data of this research obtained from 120 Iranian construction projects. The analysis consists of developing and evaluating various data mining models for factor selection, ...  Read More

Quality Control
Implementation of the quality control circle for improvement of painting production in PT QWE

Hernadewita Hernadewita; Diky Herdiawan; Afriyuddin Afriyuddin; Hermiyetti Hermiyetti

Volume 6, Issue 1 , April 2019, , Pages 16-25

  As one manufacturing industry which has engaged in the textile industry and produced zippers, the painting process at zipped production has a number of problems, as on zipper sticks to each other, uneven paint, etc. In this discussion, the improvements that will be made are related to the painting process.  ...  Read More

Ranking Organizations On The Basis of Intellectual Capital Indices By Applying DEA: A Case Study of Petrochemical Companies Listed On Tehran Stock Exchange

Esmat Baktash; Behjat Amoushahi; Mohammad Mehdi Behdad

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2014, , Pages 59-73

  DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) is a linear programming method whose main purpose is comparing and evaluating a number of similar decision making units with different amounts of input and output. Using this method, one can rank efficient and inefficient companies and then among the efficient companies, ...  Read More

Supply chain management
A Review on Main Challenges of Disaster Relief Supply Chain to Reduce Casualties in Case of Natural Disasters

Alireza Goli; Mani Bakhshi; Erfan Babaee Tirkolaee

Volume 4, Issue 2 , October 2017, , Pages 77-88

  Iran is among the ten disaster-prone countries and, in terms of the earthquake, it has been ranked the sixth in the world. Although the damages caused by the disasters are not irreversible from different aspects, they could be minimized by performing appropriate preventions as well as preparing plans ...  Read More

Studying the Role of Cost of Quality Information in Improvement

Somayeh Maleki; Farzad Movahedi Sobhani

Volume 2, Issue 2 , June 2015, , Pages 86-96

  The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between the ability to apply quality cost information and planning and implementing quality improvement activities. The factors leading to increase in application capacity of quality cost information in organizations are also explored in ...  Read More

Manufacturing and Logistics
Identification, mitigation of bottleneck by capacity addition and economic analysis for copper cable production process: a case study

Aurpon Tahsin Shams; Kamrul Hasan

Volume 6, Issue 2 , June 2019, , Pages 97-107

  A bottleneck machine in a production line will reduce the productivity of the whole. The results of having a bottleneck are stalls in production, supply overstock, pressure from customers, and low employee morale. This paper focuses on the identification of the bottleneck in the production process of ...  Read More

Data Envelopment Analysis, DEA
Fight against COVID-19: a global efficiency evaluation based on contagion control and medical treatment

Hadi Shirouyehzad; Javid Jouzdani; Mazdak Khodadadi Karimvand

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2020, , Pages 109-120

  There have been several major global outbreaks during the past decades, with the latest being the worst. The COVID-19 pandemic has infected hundreds of thousands and killed thousands in the world affecting most countries in around the globe. Outbreak response management efficiency can have a major impact ...  Read More

Fuzzy optimization
On solutions of fuzzy multi-objective programming problems through weighted coefficients in two-Phase approach

Hamiden Abdelwahed Khalifa

Volume 5, Issue 2 , September 2018, , Pages 110-121

  In this paper, a Fuzzy Multi-Objective Linear Programming (FMOLP) problem having both objective functions and constraints fuzzy parameters is introduced. Theses fuzzy parameters are characterized by trapezoidal fuzzy numbers. The FMOLP problem is converted into the corresponding deterministic MOLP problem ...  Read More

Supply chain management
Stochastic cost modeling for second-hand products' optimum warranty period and upgrade level

Maryam Dehghanbaghi; Azadeh Dabbaghi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2021, , Pages 116-128

  After the second-hand products return to the second-hand markets, either goods, parts, or materials are reused or disposed. For optimum sales, these products are under the process of determining the optimal warranty period and warranty policy, so that both the seller's profit and the consumer's profit ...  Read More

An Integrated Model for Decision-making under Uncertainty and Risk to Select Appropriate Strategy for a Company

Somayeh Hosseini Nogourani; Iraj Soltani; Mehdi Karbasian

Volume 1, Issue 3 , September 2014, , Pages 136-147

  Recognition and select appropriate strategies to improve the condition of organizations in the eve of the crisis is important. Due to proper planning horizons in strategy-focused organizations, risk and decision making under uncertainty is greatly reduced. Therefore, it's necessary to specification and ...  Read More

Performance Assessment in Isfahan Municipality via Knowledge Management and Organizational Agility Approach using Data Envelopment Analysis

Seyed Mohammad Fatemi; Mehdi Karbasian

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2015, , Pages 154-167

  Due to the progress of organizations and the increased competition among them, they are paying more attention to supporting factors of their operations. One of the factors that has highly been considered by organizations is enhancement of knowledge level of the organization. In recent years, organizations ...  Read More

Supply chain management
Pricing under the policy of guaranteeing the return of money in a two-channel supply chain using the game theory approach (Case study: Lorestan Food Industry Company)

Mona Beiranvand; Sayyed Mohammad Reza Davoodi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2023, , Pages 167-185

  Today, one of the topics in supply chain management is "multiple sales channels" and "pricing". In this research, a food producer (west Sahar Dasht Company) has been selected, and several retailers and wholesalers have been considered as the company's customers. This research dynamically solves the model ...  Read More

Case studies in industry and services
Geothermal Energy in Palestine: Practical Applications

Nabil Beithou; Zaid Abu Al-Ganam

Volume 4, Issue 3 , November 2017, , Pages 174-179

  Energy is a main factor in developing nations. Energy is almost a must for surviving with dignity. Palestine situation is different from other countries which can import their energy needs from outside. Palestinians are facing a critical shortage in energy due to Israeli Occupation. They must depend ...  Read More

A study on investment problem in chaos environment

Hamiden Khalifa

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, , Pages 177-183

  Investment problem is one of the most important and interesting optimization problems. This problem becomes more difficult when we deal with it in an uncertain and vague environment with chaos data. This paper attempts to study the investment problem with uncertain return data. These data are represented ...  Read More

Engineering Optimization
Initialization of a multi-objective evolutionary algorithms knowledge acquisition system for renewable energy power plants

Burak Omer Saracoglu; Miguel De Simón Martín

Volume 5, Issue 3 , November 2018, , Pages 185-204

  The design of Renewable Energy Power Plants (REPPs) is crucial not only for the investments' performance and attractiveness measures, but also for the maximization of resource (source) usage (e.g. sun, water, and wind) and the minimization of raw materials (e.g. aluminum: Al, cadmium: Cd, iron: Fe, silicon: ...  Read More

Proposing Multi-Objective Mathematical Model for Design of Multi-Product Forward and Reverse Logistics Network

Ehsan Hashemi; Reza Tavakkoli Moghadam; Mehdi Bashiri

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2014, , Pages 208-229

  The attestation towards environmental, statutory obligations and economic interests arising from rehabilitation operations in recent years has led to more focus on reverse logistics operations. To this end, integration of the design of reverse and forward logistics networks which results in prevention ...  Read More

Manufacturing and Logistics
Root Cause Analysis and Productivity Improvement Of An Apparel Industry In Bangladesh Through Kaizen Implementation

Taposh Kumar Kapuria; Mustafizur Rahman; Shuvo Haldar

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 227-239

  Garments industry is playing the pioneering role in improving Bangladesh economic condition. It was started in late 1970’s and now the leading foreign currency earner for Bangladesh. It’s no dubiousness to say that, the Bangladesh garment industry is ameliorating garment’s service quality ...  Read More

Multi-agent Formula for automated guided vehicles Systems

H. Haleh; Mohamad Ebrahim Tayebi Araghi; S. Mohammad Arabzad

Volume 1, Issue 5 , December 2014, , Pages 280-292

  Automated guided vehicle system (AGVS) is traditionally used in manufacturing and warehousing. Especially, AGVS has many applications in flexible manufacturing system (FMS) (see, e.g., Ganesharajah, Hall, & Sriskandarajah, 1998; Seo & Egbelu, 1999;Vosniakos & Mamalis, (1990). Agents are event-driven ...  Read More

Ranking aggregation of preferences with common set of weights using goal programming method

Seyed Hamzeh Mirzaei

Volume 6, Issue 4 , December 2019, , Pages 283-293

  In aggregation of preferences system, each decision maker (DM) selects a subset of the alternative and places them in a ranked order. The key issue of the aggregation preference is how to determine the weights associated with different ranking places. To avoid the subjectivity in determining the weights, ...  Read More