Research Paper 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

Research Paper 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

Research Paper Supply chain management
Proposing an integrated model for evaluation of green and resilient suppliers by path analysis, SWARA and TOPSIS

Ali Mansory; Abbas Nasiri; Nabiollah Mohammadi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 129-149

  The main purpose of this paper is to identify the traditional, green and effective resilience criteria in the performance of green and resilient suppliers and their ranking with path analysis, SWARA and TOPSIS combined approach in Fanavaran Petrochemical Company. The research method is applied in terms ...  Read More

Research Paper Human factors, ergonomics, and safety
Optimization of safety audit planning: a case study of process plant in India

S. V. S. Raja Prasad

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 150-158

  Safety audit is a system for evaluating the adherence of an occupational safety and health plan to fulfill statutory requirements with prior planning. Safety audit planning is the predetermining activity of what, how, where, when and by whom the audit will be carried out to achieve its objective. Safety ...  Read More

Research Paper Facility location, layout, design, and materials handling
Semi-obnoxious backup 2-median problem on a tree

Jafar Fathali; Morteza Nazari; Kobra Mahdvar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 159-168

  In this paper, we discuss the obnoxious and semi-obnoxious version of the backup 2-median problem on a tree. In the obnoxious case of the 2-median problem, all vertices have negative weights, whereas in the semi-obnoxious model the vertices may have either positive or negative weights. In these two problems, ...  Read More

Review Paper Computational Intelligence
A short survey on face recognition

Vishakha Arora; Afnas T

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 169-175

  Face Recognition has received a great deal of attention over the past few years and has become one of the most researched and spoken topics. It is a kind of automated biometric distinguishing approach that recognizes an individual based on their facial characteristics. The main aim of face reorganization ...  Read More

Research Paper Engineering Modeling
Layerwise finite element approach for the bending analysis of Bi-Directional functionally graded layered plates

Laith O. Mazahreh; Ibrahim Mousa Abu-Alshaikh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 176-194

  In this paper, layerwise finite element analysis for the bending behavior of two-dimensional functionally graded layered plates with different boundary conditions is presented. The plates consist of three layers; a functionally graded layer embedded between ceramic and metal isotropic layers. The layerwise ...  Read More