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3D Printing in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.825, CiteScore: 1)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.118, CiteScore: 4)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.752, CiteScore: 3)
Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.866, CiteScore: 2)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.439, CiteScore: 0)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 1)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.106, CiteScore: 0)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.316, CiteScore: 1)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.359, CiteScore: 1)
Acoustics Australia     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.367, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.675, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.587, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.769, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.24, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geotechnica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.588, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Informatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.517, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 7.066, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.452, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.379, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.27, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.208, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Mechanica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.607, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.576, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Meteorologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.638, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.822, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 7.589, CiteScore: 12)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.334, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.605, CiteScore: 1)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.147, CiteScore: 0)
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.72, CiteScore: 2)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.005, CiteScore: 2)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.703, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.698, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 1.09, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.64, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.475, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.075, CiteScore: 3)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.517, CiteScore: 1)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.673, CiteScore: 2)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.825, CiteScore: 1)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.862, CiteScore: 1)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.235, CiteScore: 0)
AGE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.39, CiteScore: 1)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.67, CiteScore: 2)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.276, CiteScore: 1)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.173, CiteScore: 3)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.663, CiteScore: 1)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.864, CiteScore: 6)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.227, CiteScore: 1)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 3)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.862, CiteScore: 3)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 0)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.095, CiteScore: 1)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.56, CiteScore: 1)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.234, CiteScore: 0)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.11, CiteScore: 3)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.569, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.951, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.329, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.772, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.46, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.181, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.611, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.314, CiteScore: 0)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.135, CiteScore: 3)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.211, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.536, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.978, CiteScore: 3)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.367, CiteScore: 1)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.177, CiteScore: 5)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.389, CiteScore: 3)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.192, CiteScore: 0)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.097, CiteScore: 2)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.438, CiteScore: 0)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.429, CiteScore: 0)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.197, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.042, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.85, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.579, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.986, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.228, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.043, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.413, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.479, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.687, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.943, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.614, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.986, CiteScore: 4)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.495, CiteScore: 1)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.834, CiteScore: 2)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.22, CiteScore: 3)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.424, CiteScore: 4)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 1)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.602, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.571, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.21, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.49, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.58, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.422, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.733, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.488, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.6, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.886, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 4)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.481, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.519, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.316, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.656, CiteScore: 2)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 1)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.109, CiteScore: 3)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.303, CiteScore: 1)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.224, CiteScore: 0)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.725, CiteScore: 1)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 0.745, CiteScore: 2)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 1)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.909, CiteScore: 1)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 3.93, CiteScore: 3)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.41, CiteScore: 5)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.006, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.773, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.644, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.146, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.71, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.541, CiteScore: 5)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.973, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.274, CiteScore: 3)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.946, CiteScore: 3)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal  
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.349, CiteScore: 1)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.2, CiteScore: 0)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.766, CiteScore: 1)
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.355, CiteScore: 0)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.839, CiteScore: 2)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.937, CiteScore: 2)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.833, CiteScore: 4)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.479, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.185, CiteScore: 2)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.353, CiteScore: 1)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
Asia-Pacific J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.855, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.378, CiteScore: 1)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.543, CiteScore: 1)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Astronomy and Astrophysics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 3.385, CiteScore: 5)

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Annals of Operations Research
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.943
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 10  
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1572-9338 - ISSN (Online) 0254-5330
Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2352 journals]
  • Evaluating shortfall distributions in periodic inventory systems with
           stochastic endogenous demands and lead-times
    • Authors: Hernan Caceres; Dongchen Yu; Alexander Nikolaev
      Pages: 405 - 427
      Abstract: This paper addresses a multi-period production/inventory problem with two suppliers, where demand sizes and supplier lead time are stochastic and correlated. A discrete time, single item inventory system is considered, where inventory levels are reviewed periodically and managed using a base-stock policy. At the end of each period, a replenishment order is placed, which enters a queue at the buffer stage and is consequently forwarded to the first available supplier. We present a mathematical model of this inventory system and determine optimal safety stock levels for it, in closed form, using matrix analytic techniques and the properties of phase type distributions. To account for the effect of order crossovers, which occur whenever replenishment orders do not arrive in the sequence in which they were placed, the inventory shortfall distribution is analyzed. Finally, a set of numerical experiments with a system with two suppliers is presented, where the proposed model is compared to other existing models.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2764-8
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 2 (2018)
  • Analysis of the stochastic cash balance problem using a level crossing
    • Authors: Ben A. Chaouch
      Pages: 429 - 444
      Abstract: The simple cash management problem includes the following considerations: the opportunity cost of holding too much cash versus the penalty cost of not having enough cash to meet current needs; the cost incurred (or profit generated) when making changes to cash levels by increasing or decreasing them when necessary; the uncertainty in timing and magnitude of cash receipts and cash disbursements; and the type of control policy that should be used to minimize the required level of cash balances and related costs. In this paper, we study a version of this problem in which cash receipts and cash disbursements occur according to two independent compound Poisson processes. The cash balance is monitored continuously and an order-point, order-up-to-level, and keep-level \( \left( {s, S, M} \right) \) policy is used to monitor the content, where \( s \le S \le M \) . That is, (a) if, at any time, the cash level is below s, an order is immediately placed to raise the level to S; (b) if the cash level is between s and M, no action is taken; (c) if the cash level is greater than M, the amount in excess of M is placed into an earning asset. We seek to minimize the expected total costs per unit time of running the cash balance. We use a level-crossing approach to develop a solution procedure for finding the optimal policy parameters and costs. Several numerical examples are given to illustrate the tradeoffs.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2822-2
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 2 (2018)
  • Optimization of sample size and order size in an inventory model with
           quality inspection and return of defective items
    • Authors: Naoufel Cheikhrouhou; Biswajit Sarkar; Baishakhi Ganguly; Asif Iqbal Malik; Rafael Batista; Young Hae Lee
      Pages: 445 - 467
      Abstract: To ensure all products as perfect, inspection is essential, even though it is not possible to inspect all products after producing them like some special type products as plastic joint for the water pipe. In this direction, this paper develops an inventory model with lot inspection policy. With the help of lot inspection, all products need not to be verified still the retailer can decide the quality of products during inspection. If retailer founds products as imperfect quality, the products are sent back to supplier. As it is lot inspection, mis-clarification errors (Type-I error and Type-II error) are introduced to model the problem. Two possible cases are discussed for sending back products as defective lots are immediately withdrawn from the system and send back to supplier with retailer’s payment and for second case, retailer sends defective products during receiving next lot from supplier with supplier’s investment, like in food industry or in hygiene product industry. The model is solved analytically and results indicate that optimal order size and sample size are intrinsically linked and maximize the total profit. Numerical examples, graphical representations, and sensitivity analysis are given to illustrate the model. The results suggest that sending defective products maintaining the first case is the more profitable than the second case.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-017-2511-6
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 2 (2018)
  • Examining military medical evacuation dispatching policies utilizing a
           Markov decision process model of a controlled queueing system
    • Authors: Phillip R. Jenkins; Matthew J. Robbins; Brian J. Lunday
      Pages: 641 - 678
      Abstract: Military medical planners must develop dispatching policies that dictate how aerial medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) units are utilized during major combat operations. The objective of this research is to determine how to optimally dispatch MEDEVAC units in response to 9-line MEDEVAC requests to maximize MEDEVAC system performance. A discounted, infinite horizon Markov decision process (MDP) model is developed to examine the MEDEVAC dispatching problem. The MDP model allows the dispatching authority to accept, reject, or queue incoming requests based on a request’s classification (i.e., zone and precedence level) and the state of the MEDEVAC system. A representative planning scenario based on contingency operations in southern Afghanistan is utilized to investigate the differences between the optimal dispatching policy and three practitioner-friendly myopic policies. Two computational experiments are conducted to examine the impact of selected MEDEVAC problem features on the optimal policy and the system performance measure. Several excursions are examined to identify how the 9-line MEDEVAC request arrival rate and the MEDEVAC flight speeds impact the optimal dispatching policy. Results indicate that dispatching MEDEVAC units considering the precedence level of requests and the locations of busy MEDEVAC units increases the performance of the MEDEVAC system. These results inform the development and implementation of MEDEVAC tactics, techniques, and procedures by military medical planners. Moreover, an analysis of solution approaches for the MEDEVAC dispatching problem reveals that the policy iteration algorithm substantially outperforms the linear programming algorithms executed by CPLEX 12.6 with regard to computational effort. This result supports the claim that policy iteration remains the superlative solution algorithm for exactly solving computationally tractable Markov decision problems.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2760-z
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 2 (2018)
  • Random expected utility theory with a continuum of prizes
    • Authors: Wei Ma
      Pages: 787 - 809
      Abstract: This note generalizes Gul and Pesendorfer’s random expected utility theory, a stochastic reformulation of von Neumann–Morgenstern expected utility theory for lotteries over a finite set of prizes, to the circumstances with a continuum of prizes. Let [0, M] denote this continuum of prizes; assume that each utility function is continuous, let \(C_0[0,M]\) be the set of all utility functions which vanish at the origin, and define a random utility function to be a finitely additive probability measure on \(C_0[0,M]\) (associated with an appropriate algebra). It is shown here that a random choice rule is mixture continuous, monotone, linear, and extreme if, and only if, the random choice rule maximizes some regular random utility function. To obtain countable additivity of the random utility function, we further restrict our consideration to those utility functions that are continuously differentiable on [0, M] and vanish at zero. With this restriction, it is shown that a random choice rule is continuous, monotone, linear, and extreme if, and only if, it maximizes some regular, countably additive random utility function. This generalization enables us to make a discussion of risk aversion in the framework of random expected utility theory.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2914-z
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 2 (2018)
  • Minimum tiling of a rectangle by squares
    • Authors: Michele Monaci; André Gustavo dos Santos
      Pages: 831 - 851
      Abstract: We consider a two-dimensional problem in which one is required to split a given rectangular bin into the smallest number of items. The resulting items must be squares to be packed, without overlapping, into the bin so as to cover all the given rectangle. We present a mathematical model and a heuristic algorithm that is proved to find the optimal solution in some special cases. Then, we introduce a relaxation of the problem and present different exact approaches based on this relaxation. Finally, we report computational experiments on the performances of the algorithms on a large set of randomly generated instances.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-017-2746-2
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 2 (2018)
  • Precautionary replenishment in financially-constrained inventory systems
           subject to credit rollover risk and supply disruption
    • Authors: Oleg Sokolinskiy; Benjamin Melamed; Ben Sopranzetti
      Pages: 971 - 997
      Abstract: We consider a limited-liability firm that owns a finite single-product inventory subject to periodic-review replenishment and a corporate treasury that mediates the firm’s financial transactions related to inventory operations. The firm may elect to borrow money to purchase product via a revolving line of credit, secured by a compensating balance which determines the credit limit. The line of credit is subject to rollover risk, namely, each period the funding entity may, with some probability, refuse to roll over the line of credit. In response, the firm can search for an alternate funding entity, but in so doing it may incur search costs, primarily in the form of lost sales. The firm optimizes inventory replenishment order sizes and decides whether it should declare bankruptcy, as function of its inventory and available capital. The recent credit crunch has rendered illiquidity a critical concern for funding and operating decisions in enterprises. This paper addresses optimal inventory management in the face of liquidity shocks and supply disruptions. We show that rollover risk and supply disruption are important considerations for firms that rely on external funding. Rollover risk alone results in optimal inventory replenishment policies that differ materially from those specified by traditional supply chain models; differences manifest as state-dependent precautionary replenishment or cash hoarding. Inventory management models which fail to take rollover risk and supply disruption risk into account can prescribe suboptimal replenishment policies. Such policies would generate suboptimal profits for firms that rely on short-term financing to fund their working capital.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2965-1
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 2 (2018)
  • Correction to: Precautionary replenishment in financially-constrained
           inventory systems subject to credit rollover risk and supply disruption
    • Authors: Oleg Sokolinskiy; Benjamin Melamed; Ben Sopranzetti
      Pages: 999 - 999
      Abstract: The original version of this article was revised as some author corrections were overlooked by vendor.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3009-6
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 2 (2018)
  • A DEMATEL-based completion method for incomplete pairwise comparison
           matrix in AHP
    • Authors: Xinyi Zhou; Yong Hu; Yong Deng; Felix T. S. Chan; Alessio Ishizaka
      Pages: 1045 - 1066
      Abstract: Pairwise comparison matrix (PCM) as a crucial component of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) presents the preference relations among alternatives. However, in many cases, the PCM is difficult to be completed, which obstructs the subsequent operations of the classical AHP. In this paper, based on decision-making and trial evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) method which has ability to derive the total relation matrix from direct relation matrix, a new completion method for incomplete pairwise comparison matrix (iPCM) is proposed. The proposed method provides a new perspective to estimate the missing values in iPCMs with explicit physical meaning, which is straightforward and flexible. Several experiments are implemented as well to present the completion ability of the proposed method and some insights into the proposed method and matrix consistency.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2769-3
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 2 (2018)
  • A note: minimizing total absolute deviation of job completion times on
           unrelated machines with general position-dependent processing times and
    • Authors: Baruch Mor; Gur Mosheiov
      Pages: 1079 - 1085
      Abstract: We study a scheduling problem with the objective of minimizing total absolute deviation of completion times (TADC). TADC is considered here in the most general form studied so far: the machine setting is that of parallel unrelated, job processing time are assumed to be position-dependent with no restrictions on the functional form, and the option of processing only a subset of the jobs (i.e., job-rejection) is allowed. We show that minimizing TADC in this very general form remains polynomially solvable in the number of jobs.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2779-1
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 2 (2018)
  • Correction to: On minimum sum representations for weighted voting games
    • Authors: Sascha Kurz
      Pages: 1087 - 1089
      Abstract: A proposal in a weighted voting game is accepted if the sum of the (nonnegative) weights of the “yea” voters is at least as large as a given quota. Several authors have considered representations of weighted voting games with minimum sum, where the weights and the quota are restricted to be integers. Here we correct the classification of all weighted voting games consisting of 9 voters which do not admit a unique minimum sum integer weight representation.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2893-0
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 2 (2018)
  • Surveys in operations research
    • Authors: Yves Crama; Michel Grabisch; Silvano Martello
      Pages: 3 - 10
      Abstract: We introduce the series of Annals of Operations Research issues that collects updated versions of the invited surveys that appeared in the journal 4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3036-3
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 1 (2018)
  • Recent contributions to linear semi-infinite optimization: an update
    • Authors: M. A. Goberna; M. A. López
      Pages: 237 - 278
      Abstract: This paper reviews the state-of-the-art in the theory of deterministic and uncertain linear semi-infinite optimization, presents some numerical approaches to this type of problems, and describes a selection of recent applications in a variety of fields. Extensions to related optimization areas, as convex semi-infinite optimization, linear infinite optimization, and multi-objective linear semi-infinite optimization, are also commented.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2987-8
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 1 (2018)
  • Dynamic versus static rebates: an investigation on price, displayed stock
           level, and rebate-induced demand using a hybrid bat algorithm
    • Authors: Kartick Dey; Debajyoti Chatterjee; Subrata Saha; Ilkyeong Moon
      Abstract: Joint determination of price, rebate, investment in preservation technology, and order quantity is a complex task for retailers today. To help retailers, this paper presents an investigation on a replenishment policy for deteriorating products that focused on the choice between dynamic and static rebates under the price, displayed stock level, and rebate-induced demand. With the objective of maximizing the retailer’s profit, six different models were formulated under static and dynamic environments to identify optimal price-and-rebate pair and preservation technology investment policy. Optimal control theory was employed to determine the rate of dynamic rebate. A hybrid bat algorithm (HBA) is developed to find solutions for the proposed non-linear optimization problems. The efficiency of the proposed algorithm was verified with standard test functions. Price sensitivity, the nature of the product, and display stock elasticity were found to be decisive parameters for a retailer’s rebate strategy. Dynamic rebate on initial price of the product can significantly improve the profit of the retailer. The retailer’s investment decision was also significantly influenced by the nature of the product. Sensitivity analyses were carried out to offer managerial insights.
      PubDate: 2018-12-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3110-x
  • How ownership structure affects bank deposits and loan efficiencies: an
           empirical analysis of Chinese commercial banks
    • Authors: Xiaohong Liu; Jiasen Sun; Feng Yang; Jie Wu
      Abstract: This study explored how dramatic changes in ownership structure and operational technologies have influenced Chinese bank efficiency over the past decade. The study included an empirical analysis using 5 years (2011–2015) of operational data for 71 Chinese commercial banks. Two two-stage meta-frontier data envelopment analysis network models and multiple regression models were used to estimate and analyze impacts of variations in bank ownership structure. The main empirical results show that irrespective of deposits or loans efficiency, State-owned Banks (SOBs) have the highest technology and management levels. In contrast, City Commercial Banks should improve both technology and management levels, narrowing the gap with SOBs and Joint-stock Banks. The deposit efficiency of a bank was found to be mainly influenced by the nature of ownership (national shareholding ratio and the shareholding ratio of the domestic legal entities) and ownership concentration. The loan efficiency of a bank was mainly affected by the nature of ownership (the shareholding ratio of the foreign legal entities) and ownership liquidity.
      PubDate: 2018-12-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3106-6
  • Intraday forecasts of a volatility index: functional time series methods
           with dynamic updating
    • Authors: Han Lin Shang; Yang Yang; Fearghal Kearney
      Abstract: As a forward-looking measure of future equity market volatility, the VIX index has gained immense popularity in recent years to become a key measure of risk for market analysts and academics. We consider discrete reported intraday VIX tick values as realisations of a collection of curves observed sequentially on equally spaced and dense grids over time and utilise functional data analysis techniques to produce 1-day-ahead forecasts of these curves. The proposed method facilitates the investigation of dynamic changes in the index over very short time intervals as showcased using the 15-s high-frequency VIX index values. With the help of dynamic updating techniques, our point and interval forecasts are shown to enjoy improved accuracy over conventional time series models.
      PubDate: 2018-12-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3108-4
  • Approximation schemes for r -weighted Minimization Knapsack problems
    • Authors: Khaled Elbassioni; Areg Karapetyan; Trung Thanh Nguyen
      Abstract: Stimulated by salient applications arising from power systems, this paper studies a class of non-linear Knapsack problems with non-separable quadratic constrains, formulated in either binary or integer form. These problems resemble the duals of the corresponding variants of 2-weighted Knapsack problem (a.k.a., complex-demand Knapsack problem) which has been studied in the extant literature under the paradigm of smart grids. Nevertheless, the employed techniques resulting in a polynomial-time approximation scheme (PTAS) for the 2-weighted Knapsack problem are not amenable to its minimization version. We instead propose a greedy geometry-based approach that arrives at a quasi PTAS (QPTAS) for the minimization variant with boolean variables. As for the integer formulation, a linear programming-based method is developed that obtains a PTAS. In view of the curse of dimensionality, fast greedy heuristic algorithms are presented, additionally to QPTAS. Their performance is corroborated extensively by empirical simulations under diverse settings and scenarios.
      PubDate: 2018-12-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3111-9
  • A polyhedral study of dynamic monopolies
    • Authors: Hossein Soltani; Babak Moazzez
      Abstract: Spread of influence in a network can be modeled and studied within the concept of dynamic monopolies in graphs. We give an integer programming formulation for finding a minimum dynamic monopoly in an undirected graph. The corresponding 0–1 polytope and its facets are studied and several families of facet defining inequalities are introduced. Computational experiments have been performed to show the strength of the IP formulation and its facet defining inequalities.
      PubDate: 2018-12-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3107-5
  • Emergency evacuation problem for a multi-source and multi-destination
           transportation network: mathematical model and case study
    • Authors: Jianghua Zhang; Yang Liu; Yingxue Zhao; Tianhu Deng
      Abstract: Disasters such as earthquake or tsunami can easily take the lives of thousands of people and millions worth of property in a fleeting moment. A successful emergency evacuation plan is critical in response to disasters. In this paper, we seek to investigate the multi-source, multi-destination evacuation problem. First, we construct a mixed integer linear programming model. Second, based on K shortest paths and user equilibrium, we propose a novel algorithm (hereafter KPUE), whose complexity is polynomial in the numbers of nodes and evacuees. Finally, we demonstrate the effectiveness of algorithm KPUE by a real evacuation network in Shanghai, China. The numerical examples show that the average computation time of the proposed algorithm is 95% less than that of IBM ILOG CPLEX solver and the optimality gap is no more than 5%.
      PubDate: 2018-12-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3102-x
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