Research Paper Sustainable development
Sustainable practices in e-waste management: a study of electronic repair technicians in Ho municipality, Ghana

Michael Wellington Apprey; Christian Dzah; Kafui Tsoeke Agbevanu; Jonathan Obeng Agyapong; Gloria Sitsofe Selase

Volume 11, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 1-23

  Ghana is currently grappling with a formidable electronic waste (e-waste) challenge that poses significant threats to both the ecosystem and human well-being. This study delves into the e-waste management and recycling practices within a crucial sector of the industry, aiming to shed light on the issue ...  Read More

Research Paper Human factors, ergonomics, and safety
Data envelopment analysis (DEA) for improving ergonomics and workplace performance

Dipon Roy; Sohyung Cho; Goksu Avdan

Volume 11, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 24-36

  The purpose of the study was to develop a framework utilizing the Constant Returns to Scale (CCR) model of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to evaluate the performance of workers and ergonomic risk and identify their postural models from efficient frontiers. Surface Electromyography (EMG) data and upper ...  Read More

Research Paper Decision analysis and methods
A new interval for ranking alternatives in multi attribute decision making problems

Mehdi Soltanifar

Volume 11, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 37-56

  In this paper, a hybrid method based on a linear programming model for solving Multi-Attribute Decision-Making (MADM) problems by combining two new methods, the COmplex PRoportional ASsessment (COPRAS) and the Multi-Objective Optimization Ratio Analysis (MOORA) and also using the concept of discrimination ...  Read More

Research Paper Industrial Mathematics
Fuzzy AHP and fuzzy TOPSIS synergy for ranking the factor influencing employee turnover intention in the Iran hotel industry

Ramin Barati; Sara Fanati Rashidi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 57-75

  This study aims to verify the main factors influencing turnover intention in the Iran hospitality industry. The objective of this study is to construct a fuzzy AHP and fuzzy TOPSIS model to evaluate the dimensions of the hotel employee turnover intention model. The performance evaluation for employee ...  Read More

Research Paper Forecasting, production planning, and control
Analyzing and predicting the monthly temperature of tehran using ARIMA model, artificial neural network, and its improved variant

Samrad Jafarian-Namin; Davood Shishebori; Alireza Goli

Volume 11, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 76-92

  The temperature has been a highly discussed issue in climate change. Predicting it plays an essential role in human affairs and lives. It is a challenging task to provide an accurate prediction of air temperature because of its complex and chaotic nature. This issue has drawn attention to utilizing the ...  Read More

Research Paper Data Envelopment Analysis, DEA
The use of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to estimate the educational efficiency of Brazilian schools

Rita de Fátima Muniz; Wagner Bandeira Andriola; Sheila Maria Maria Muniz; Antônio Clécio Fontelles Thomaz

Volume 11, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 93-102

  The present article deals with the application of the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) methodology to identify the most weighty factors that are associated with student performance on large-scale assessments, amongst them, the permanent assessment system for basic education "SPAECE" test. The DEA Slacks-Based-Measure ...  Read More

Research Paper Data Envelopment Analysis, DEA
Weak disposability in DEA-based re-allocation resources model aiming to reduce energy consumption and CO2 pollution

Sima Madadi; Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi; Mehdi Fallah Jellodar; Mohsen Rostamy-Malkhalifeh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 103-115

  We developed a DEA-based resource re-allocation model based on environmental DEA technology for organizations with a central decision-making environment. The proposed model considered a weak disposability axiom for undesirable outputs and combined Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) with Multiple-Objective ...  Read More

Research Paper Data Envelopment Analysis, DEA
Loan portfolio performance evaluation by using stochastic recovery rate

Shokouh Shahbeyk; Shokoofe Banihashemi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 116-124

  One of the most critical aspects of credit risk management is determining the capital requirement to cover the credit risk in a bank loan portfolio. This paper discusses how the credit risk of a loan portfolio can be obtained by the stochastic recovery rate based on two approaches: beta distribution ...  Read More

Research Paper Risk management
Optimization of maintenance in supply chain process and risk-based critical failure situations (case study: Iranian oil pipeline and telecommunication company, north district)

Mohammad Reza Alijanzadeh; Seyed Ahmad Shayannia; Mohammad Mehdi Movahedi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 125-142

  A system's approach depends on the low malfunction of the equipment and processes of that system, and maintenance plays an essential role in achieving this goal. In addition, over time, the equipment quality decreases, and a quality transfer from controlled to uncontrolled mode may occur, characterized ...  Read More

Research Paper Game theory
Optimizing the routing problem in the vehicle carrying cash considering the route risk (case study of Bank Shahr)

Mohammad Shafiekhani; Alireza Rashidi Komijan; Hassan Javanshir

Volume 11, Issue 1 , February 2024, Pages 143-154

  The process of transferring money from the treasury to the branches and returning it at specific and limited periods is one of the applications of the Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP). Many parameters affect it, but choosing the right route is the key parameter so that the money delivery process is carried ...  Read More