Research Paper 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

Research Paper 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

Research Paper Data Envelopment Analysis, DEA
Sustainable supplier selection using integrated data envelopment analysis and differential evolution model

Rajon Paul Pantha; Md. Saiful Islam; Nahida Akter; Emroze Islam

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, Pages 25-35

  Nowadays, increasing environmental and social awareness has led numerous industries to adopt Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM). Sustainable Supplier Selection (SSS) is considered as a very important and primary step of achieving an SSCM. SSS is a Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) problem ...  Read More

Research Paper Computational Intelligence
Evolutionary algorithm for multi-objective multi-index transportation problem under fuzziness

Mohammed A. El-Shorbagy; Abd Allah A. Mousa; Hanaa ALoraby; Taghreed Abo-Kila

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, Pages 36-56

  An Improved Genetic Algorithm (I-GA) for solving multi-objective Fuzzy Multi–Index Multi-objective Transportation Problem (FM-MOTP) is presented. Firstly, we introduce a new structure for the individual to be able to represent all possible feasible solutions. In addition, in order to keep the feasibility ...  Read More

Research Paper Decision analysis and methods
Identification and ranking of affecting factors on sales and operations planning (S&OP) process implementation by using fuzzy AHP and fuzzy TOPSIS approach (case study: dairy industry)

Reza Hassanzadeh; Hossein Asghari

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, Pages 57-78

  Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) includes up-to-date forecasts that lead to sales schedules, production schedules, inventory schedules, customer delivery plans, new product development plans, and financial plans. The purpose of this study is to identify the affecting factors of the implementation ...  Read More

Research Paper Other
Assessment of the waste management system and its implication in Benin City metropolis, Nigeria

Aniekan Essienubong Ikpe; Akanu-Ibiam Effiong Ndon; Promise Joseph Etim

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, Pages 79-91

  The R3 (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) system of waste management specified by Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) waste management framework is the pathway to sustainable environment. This system which is practiced in advanced countries is given little or no preference in Nigeria where open waste ...  Read More

Research Paper Industrial Mathematics
Statistical Process Control (SPC) method to improve the capability process of drop impact resistance: a case study at aluminum cans manufacturing industry in Indonesia

Sunadi Sunadi; Humiras Hardi Purba; Dana Santoso Saroso

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, Pages 92-108

  The purposes of this study are, first, analyzing why the Capability Process (Cpk) index of Drop Impact Resistance (DIR) does not meet the customer requirement or below 1.33, second, finding out what improvements should be made to make it meet the specifications. Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a ...  Read More