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African J. of Accounting, Auditing and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African J. of Economic and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 3)
American J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Asian J. of Management Science and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Atoms for Peace: an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 1)
Electronic Government, an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.185, h-index: 23)
EuroMed J. of Management     Hybrid Journal  
European J. of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European J. of Industrial Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.987, h-index: 16)
European J. of Intl. Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.258, h-index: 10)
Global Business and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 7)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Abrasive Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.207, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.143, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.245, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Adaptive and Innovative Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.39, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Advanced Mechatronic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Advanced Operations Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.24, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Intl. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Agile and Extreme Software Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Agile Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 17)
Intl. J. of Alternative Propulsion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Applied Cryptography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.401, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Applied Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.455, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Applied Management Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.369, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Applied Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Applied Pattern Recognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Applied Systemic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.138, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Arts and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.114, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Auditing Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automation and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.297, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Automation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automotive Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Automotive Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.356, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Autonomic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Aviation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Banking, Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Big Data Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Intl. J. of Bio-Inspired Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.77, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Bioinformatics Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.244, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Bonds and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Business and Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Business and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Business and Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Business Competition and Growth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Business Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Business Excellence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.333, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Business Governance and Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.222, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.264, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Business Innovation and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.273, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Data Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Business Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.194, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Business Process Integration and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.172, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Chinese Culture and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Circuits and Architecture Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Performance Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Collaborative Enterprise     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Collaborative Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Comparative Management     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Complexity in Applied Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Intl. J. of Computational Biology and Drug Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Economics and Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.159, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Computational Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.34, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Computational Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.112, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Computer Applications in Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.309, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computing Science and Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.385, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Convergence Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Corporate Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Creative Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Critical Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Critical Computer-Based Systems     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.22, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Critical Infrastructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Data Mining and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.289, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Data Mining, Modelling and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Design Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Intl. J. of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Digital Signals and Smart Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Earthquake and Impact Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.228, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Economics and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Economics and Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Education Economics and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.193, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.234, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Electronic Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Electronic Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Customer Relationship Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Electronic Democracy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Governance     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.383, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Electronic Marketing and Retailing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.221, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Embedded Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.252, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Emergency Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 17)
Intl. J. of Energy Technology and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.131, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Engineering Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Enterprise Network Management     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.118, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Venturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.238, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 16)
Intl. J. of Environment and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.147, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 35)
Intl. J. of Environment and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.142, h-index: 14)
Intl. J. of Environment and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.142, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Environment, Workplace and Employment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Environmental Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Environmental Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Exergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.667, h-index: 20)
Intl. J. of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Export Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Financial Engineering and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Financial Innovation in Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Markets and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Financial Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Foresight and Innovation Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.219, h-index: 14)
Intl. J. of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Fuzzy Computation and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Gender Studies in Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Global Environmental Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.149, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Global Warming     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.431, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Globalisation and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Governance and Financial Intermediation     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Green Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Grid and Utility Computing     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.235, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Happiness and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.154, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of High Performance Computing and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.362, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of High Performance Systems Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Higher Education and Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Hospitality and Event Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Human Resources Development and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 11)
Intl. J. of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Humanitarian Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Hydrology Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.181, h-index: 3)
Intl. J. of Hydromechatronics     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Image Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Immunological Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Indian Culture and Business Management     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.433, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Industrial Electronics and Drives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Information and Coding Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Information and Communication Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Information and Computer Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.134, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)

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Journal Cover European Journal of Industrial Engineering
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  • Engineering characteristics prioritisation in QFD using ordinal
           scales: a robustness analysis
    • Authors: Maurizio Galetto, Fiorenzo Franceschini, Domenico A. Maisano, Luca Mastrogiacomo
      Pages: 151 - 174
      Abstract: Quality function deployment (QFD) is a management tool used for the design of new products/services and the related production/supply processes. One of the goals of the method is to translate the customer requirements (CRs) into measurable engineering characteristics (ECs) of the new product/service and prioritise them, basing on their relationships with CRs and the related importances. To this purpose, the current scientific literature encompasses several alternative approaches (the most used is the independent scoring method - ISM), in most of which cardinal properties are arbitrarily attributed to data collected on ordinal scales. This paper describes and discusses a new approach based on ME-MCDM (multi expert/multiple criteria decision making) techniques, which do not require any debatable ordinal to cardinal conversion. The theoretical principles and the robustness of the method are presented and tested through some application examples related to a well-known case study reported in the scientific literature. [Received 5 May 2015; Revised 7 November 2017; Accepted 9 November 2017]
      Keywords: quality function deployment; QFD; ordinal scale; independent scoring method; ISM; MCDM operators
      Citation: European J. of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018) pp. 151 - 174
      PubDate: 2018-03-23T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2018.090617
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • LP-based working subsets for personnel scheduling: evaluation and
           augmentation
    • Authors: Michael J. Brusco, Tony R. Johns, Ray R. Venkataraman
      Pages: 175 - 198
      Abstract: This paper evaluates the efficacy of LP-based working subsets for generalised set-covering formulations of personnel scheduling problems and presents a nearest-neighbour augmentation procedure for improving performance. Three experimental studies were completed in the evaluation process. In the first study, the LP-based working subset was sufficient to yield an optimal shift scheduling solution for 85% of the 24,300 test problems and the nearest-neighbour augmentation improved the percentage of optimal solutions to over 98%. The second study focused on more complex cyclic shift scheduling environments that permitted shift length, meal break and relief break flexibility. The adequacy of LP-based working subsets was supported by the provision of optimal shift scheduling solutions for 185 of 189 (98%) of the test problems. The third study examined a challenging tour scheduling environment for which globally-optimal benchmarks are not available. The superiority of the augmented LP-based working subset procedure was nevertheless evident, as it yielded better results than the (non-augmented) LP-based working subset for 92% of the test problems despite being constrained to only 40% of the allowed computation time for the non-augmented subsets. [Received 24 April 2017; Revised 25 August 2017; Revised 17 September 2017; Accepted 6 December 2017]
      Keywords: personnel scheduling; integer programming; linear programming
      Citation: European J. of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018) pp. 175 - 198
      PubDate: 2018-03-23T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2018.090614
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Meta-prediction model for introducing lateral transshipment policies in a
           retail supply chain network through regression analysis
    • Authors: Kamolwon Cha-ume, Navee Chiadamrong
      Pages: 199 - 232
      Abstract: This study finds a way to alleviate and predict the effects of uncertainty in a retail supply chain network through lateral transshipment policies. The study develops a simulation-based optimisation model using the ARENA and OptQuest optimisation tool, and proposes an improved application of the lateral transshipment policy, in addition to four existing policies, to solve such uncertainty. A series of experiments is performed, varying significant cost parameters to study their effects on the profit of the whole chain. In order to determine the best transshipment policy and predict its financial performance, a proposed meta-prediction model based on regression analysis is used to assist in making decisions on the implementation of different types of transshipment policies under various cost scenarios. The proposed methodology assists in decision making on the selection and management of a lateral transshipment policy for a retail supply chain network in a certain situation under an uncertain environment. [Received 20 March 2016; Revised 8 September 2016; Revised 7 December 2017; Accepted 13 December 2017]
      Keywords: retail supply chain network; lateral transshipment; shortage; simulation; optimisation; break-even point; regression analysis; decision making; meta-prediction model
      Citation: European J. of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018) pp. 199 - 232
      PubDate: 2018-03-23T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2018.090615
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Optimisation of inspection policy for multi-line production systems
    • Authors: Farhad Zahedi-Hosseini, Aris A. Syntetos, Philip A. Scarf
      Pages: 233 - 251
      Abstract: This paper develops a simulation model to determine the cost-optimum inspection policy for a multi-line production system taking account of simultaneous downtime. The machines in the multi-line system are subject to a two stage failure process that is modelled using the delay-time concept. Our study indicates that: consecutive inspection of lines with priority for failure repair is cost-optimal, with a cost reduction of 61% compared to a 'run-to-failure' policy; and maintainers need to be responsive to operational requirements. Our ideas are developed in the context of a case study of a plant with three parallel lines, one of which is on cold-standby. [Received 13 October 2016; Revised 29 April 2017; Revised 14 December 2017; Accepted 14 December 2017]
      Keywords: maintenance; delay-time model; simulation; production; parallel lines; manufacturing; preventive maintenance
      Citation: European J. of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018) pp. 233 - 251
      PubDate: 2018-03-23T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2018.090616
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Solution for bi-objective single row facility layout problem using
           artificial bee colony algorithm
    • Authors: Lenin Nagarajan, Siva Kumar Mahalingam, Selvakumar Gurusamy, Vignesh Kumar Dharmaraj
      Pages: 252 - 275
      Abstract: The single row facility layout problem (SRFLP) is concerned with the arrangements of machineries in a single line for processing multiple products. This arrangement is termed as linear machine sequence (<i>lms</i>). The aim of the proposed work is to design a best <i>lms</i> that simultaneously minimises the objectives: the total flow distance of the products (<i>D</i>); and the total length of the flow line (<i>L</i>) needed for accommodating the machineries in the shop floor. Consideration of more than one objective in a multi-product environment in bi-objective single row facility layout problem (BOSRFLP) is an NP-hard problem. Hence, artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm is applied to identify the best <i>lms</i>. The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm is verified by solving the problems discussed in the literature. Maximum of 37.54% reduction in total flow distance and 9.31% reduction in total length of the flow line are achieved by the proposed method. [Revise 21 September 2017; Received 27 November 2016; Accepted on 29 December 2017]
      Keywords: single row facility layout problem; SRFLP; bi-objective; linear machine sequence; lms; artificial bee colony; ABC algorithm; total flow distance; total length of the flow line
      Citation: European J. of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018) pp. 252 - 275
      PubDate: 2018-03-23T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2018.090619
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Minimising tardiness in hybrid two-stage batch scheduling problem in
           cyber-physical systems
    • Authors: Changchun Liu, Qiang Wang, Xi Xiang, Li Zheng
      Pages: 276 - 306
      Abstract: The real time characteristic is a critical property of cyber-physical systems and the transmission tardiness introduced by the computer system can lead to a significant performance degradation. In order to improve the real-time performance, data aggregation is always employed during data transmission. This paper studies a hybrid two-stage batch scheduling problem in which a set of receiving sensors are assigned to collect the data at the first stage and an aggregation sensor is employed to receive the data from receiving sensors, fuse and transmit the data to the destination at the second stage. Two objectives, which are minimising the number of tardy tasks and the total transmission tardiness, are studied. Some analytical properties are proved and some algorithms are proposed to solve the problem. Extensive numerical experiments are conducted to test the performances of the proposed algorithms. [Received 27 July 2017; Revised 28 November 2017; Accepted 2 January 2018]
      Keywords: cyber-physical systems; CPSs; tardiness; dynamic programming; variable neighbourhood search algorithm
      Citation: European J. of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018) pp. 276 - 306
      PubDate: 2018-03-23T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2018.090622
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018)
       
 
 
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