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4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Abacus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Commercii     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Oeconomica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Universitatis Nicolai Copernici Zarządzanie     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
AD-minister     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Adam Academy : Journal of Social Sciences / Adam Akademi : Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AdBispreneur : Jurnal Pemikiran dan Penelitian Administrasi Bisnis dan Kewirausahaan     Open Access  
Admisi dan Bisnis     Open Access  
ADR Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Developing Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Economics and Business     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
AfricaGrowth Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
African Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
African Journal of Business and Economic Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Business Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Review of Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Akademik Yaklaşımlar Dergisi     Open Access  
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Alphanumeric Journal : The Journal of Operations Research, Statistics, Econometrics and Management Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American Economic Journal : Applied Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 201)
American Enterprise Institute     Free  
American Journal of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 55)
American Journal of Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Economics and Business Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Economics and Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
American Journal of Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American Journal of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
American Journal of Medical Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ankara University SBF Journal     Open Access  
Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare (C) Non Linear Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annals in Social Responsibility     Full-text available via subscription  
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Anuario Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Developmental Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Applied Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Applied Economics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Applied Economics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Applied Financial Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Applied Mathematical Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Arab Economic and Business Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Business Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 318)
Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Viewpoint     Hybrid Journal  
Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific Management and Business Application     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Case Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asian Development Review     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Asian Economic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Economic Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Accounting and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Technology Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian-pacific Economic Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Atlantic Economic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Cottongrower, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Australian Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Banks in Insurance Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
BBR - Brazilian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Benchmarking : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Benefit : Jurnal Manajemen dan Bisnis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BER : Consumer Confidence Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Economic Prospects : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription  
BER : Economic Prospects : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Intermediate Goods Industries Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Manufacturing Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Motor Trade Survey     Full-text available via subscription  
BER : Retail Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Retail Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Building and Construction : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Manufacturing : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Retail : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Trends : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Wholesale Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription  
Berkeley Business Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 9)
Beykent Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Bio-based and Applied Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biology Direct     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi İktisadi Ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Akademik İzdüşüm Dergisi     Full-text available via subscription  
BizInfo (Blace) Journal of Economics, Management and Informatics     Open Access  
Black Enterprise     Full-text available via subscription  
Board & Administrator for Administrators only     Hybrid Journal  
Boletim Técnico do Senac     Open Access  
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Briefings in Real Estate Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
British Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BRQ Business Research Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Building Sustainable Legacies : The New Frontier Of Societal Value Co-Creation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Economic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Dnipropetrovsk University. Series : Management of Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business & Entrepreneurship Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Business & Information Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Business & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Business : Theory and Practice / Verslas : Teorija ir Praktika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business and Economic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Business and Management Horizons     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Business and Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Business and Society Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Business Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Business Ethics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Business Ethics: A European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Business Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Business Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Business Management and Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 42)
Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Business Strategy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Business Strategy Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Business Systems & Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Business Systems Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Business, Economics and Management Research Journal : BEMAREJ     Open Access  
Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Business, Peace and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Business: Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Bustan     Hybrid Journal  
Cadernos EBAPE.BR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Journal of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue Canadienne d`Economique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Canadian journal of nonprofit and social economy research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Capitalism Nature Socialism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cappadocia Academic Review     Open Access  
Case Studies in Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central European Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central European Journal of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
Challenge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
China & World Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
China Economic Journal: The Official Journal of the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
China Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
China Finance Review International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
China Nonprofit Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Chinese Economy     Full-text available via subscription  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia Sociales y Económicas     Open Access  
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cliometrica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
COEPTUM     Open Access  
Community Development Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Compensation & Benefits Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Competitive Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Competitiveness Review : An International Business Journal incorporating Journal of Global Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Computational Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computational Mathematics and Modeling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computer Law & Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Computers & Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Corporate Communications An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Corporate Philanthropy Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)

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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  [2349 journals]
  • 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)
  • Large-scale unit commitment under uncertainty: an updated literature
    • Authors: W. van Ackooij; I. Danti Lopez; A. Frangioni; F. Lacalandra; M. Tahanan
      Pages: 11 - 85
      Abstract: The Unit Commitment problem in energy management aims at finding the optimal production schedule of a set of generation units, while meeting various system-wide constraints. It has always been a large-scale, non-convex, difficult problem, especially in view of the fact that, due to operational requirements, it has to be solved in an unreasonably small time for its size. Recently, growing renewable energy shares have strongly increased the level of uncertainty in the system, making the (ideal) Unit Commitment model a large-scale, non-convex and uncertain (stochastic, robust, chance-constrained) program. We provide a survey of the literature on methods for the Uncertain Unit Commitment problem, in all its variants. We start with a review of the main contributions on solution methods for the deterministic versions of the problem, focussing on those based on mathematical programming techniques that are more relevant for the uncertain versions of the problem. We then present and categorize the approaches to the latter, while providing entry points to the relevant literature on optimization under uncertainty. This is an updated version of the paper “Large-scale Unit Commitment under uncertainty: a literature survey” that appeared in 4OR 13(2):115–171 (2015); this version has over 170 more citations, most of which appeared in the last 3 years, proving how fast the literature on uncertain Unit Commitment evolves, and therefore the interest in this subject.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3003-z
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 1 (2018)
  • When polynomial approximation meets exact computation
    • Authors: Vangelis Th. Paschos
      Pages: 87 - 103
      Abstract: We outline a relatively new research agenda aiming at building a new approximation paradigm by matching two distinct domains, the polynomial approximation and the exact solution of NP-hard problems by algorithms with guaranteed and non-trivial upper complexity bounds. We show how one can design approximation algorithms achieving ratios that are “forbidden” in polynomial time (unless a very unlikely complexity conjecture is confirmed) with worst-case complexity much lower than that of an exact computation.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2986-9
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 1 (2018)
  • Shared mobility systems: an updated survey
    • Authors: Gilbert Laporte; Frédéric Meunier; Roberto Wolfler Calvo
      Pages: 105 - 126
      Abstract: Transportation habits have been significantly modified in the past decade by the introduction of shared mobility systems. These have emerged as a partial response to the need of resorting to green means of transportation and to the desire of being more flexible in the choice of trips, both from a spatial and a temporal point of view. On the one hand, shared mobility systems have taken advantage of the interest of riders for shared experiences. On the other hand, their success has been possible as a result of the recent advances in information and communications technology. The operational research community is already very active in this emerging field, which provides a very rich source of new and interesting challenges, covering several planning levels, from strategic to operational ones, such as station location, station sizing, rebalancing routes. A fascinating feature of this field is the variety of the methods used to deal with these questions. Our purpose is to survey the main problems and methods arising in this field.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3076-8
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 1 (2018)
  • Vehicle routing problems with multiple trips
    • Authors: Diego Cattaruzza; Nabil Absi; Dominique Feillet
      Pages: 127 - 159
      Abstract: This paper presents a survey on the multi-trip vehicle routing problem (MTVRP) and on related routing problems where vehicles are allowed to perform multiple trips and corresponds to the article by Cattaruzza et al. (4OR 14(3):223–259, 2016). The first part of the paper focuses on the MTVRP. It gives an unified view on mathematical formulations and surveys exact and heuristic approaches. The paper continues with variants of the MTVRP and other families of routing problems where multiple trips are sometimes allowed. For the latter, it specially insists on the motivations for having multiple trips and the algorithmic consequences. The expected contribution of the survey is to give a comprehensive overview on a structural property of routing problems that has seen a strongly growing interest in the last few years and that has been investigated in very different areas of the routing literature.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2988-7
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 1 (2018)
  • Recent results on assigned and unassigned distance geometry with
           applications to protein molecules and nanostructures
    • Authors: Simon J. L. Billinge; Phillip M. Duxbury; Douglas S. Gonçalves; Carlile Lavor; Antonio Mucherino
      Pages: 161 - 203
      Abstract: In the 2 years since our last 4OR review of distance geometry methods with applications to proteins and nanostructures, there has been rapid progress in treating uncertainties in the discretizable distance geometry problem; and a new class of geometry problems started to be explored, namely vector geometry problems. In this work we review this progress in the context of the earlier literature.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2989-6
      Issue No: Vol. 271, No. 1 (2018)
  • Optimization in liner shipping
    • Authors: Berit Dangaard Brouer; Christian Vad Karsten; David Pisinger
      Pages: 205 - 236
      Abstract: Seaborne trade is the lynchpin in almost every international supply chain, and about 90% of non-bulk cargo worldwide is transported by container. In this survey we give an overview of data-driven optimization problems in liner shipping. Research in liner shipping is motivated by a need for handling still more complex decision problems, based on big data sets and going across several organizational entities. Moreover, liner shipping optimization problems are pushing the limits of optimization methods, creating a new breeding ground for advanced modelling and solution methods. Starting from liner shipping network design, we consider the problem of container routing and speed optimization. Next, we consider empty container repositioning and stowage planning as well as disruption management. In addition, the problem of bunker purchasing is considered in depth. In each section we give a clear problem description, bring an overview of the existing literature, and go in depth with a specific model that somehow is essential for the problem. We conclude the survey by giving an introduction to the public benchmark instances LINER-LIB. Finally, we discuss future challenges and give directions for further research.
      PubDate: 2018-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3023-8
      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)
  • Big data analytics in operations and supply chain management
    • Authors: Samuel Fosso Wamba; Angappa Gunasekaran; Rameshwar Dubey; Eric W. T. Ngai
      Pages: 1 - 4
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3024-7
      Issue No: Vol. 270, No. 1-2 (2018)
  • Data laboratory for supply chain response models during epidemic outbreaks
    • Authors: Azrah A. Anparasan; Miguel A. Lejeune
      Pages: 53 - 64
      Abstract: Disasters in developing countries tremendously affect the economy and long-term development. Recent years have seen an increase in epidemic outbreaks in countries like Haiti and in West Africa. However, there seems to be a lack of decision support to address epidemic outbreak challenges in developing countries compared to their developed counterparts. The lack of data to implement such models is a potential reason. This paper presents a data set that will permit to develop data-driven allocation models and policies for an epidemic outbreak in a developing country. The data set is for the cholera epidemic that occurred in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The detailed time-series patient data is intended to facilitate the development and evaluation of multi-period supply chain models that support emergency health response, allocate medical resources and staff, and design coordination mechanisms among humanitarian stakeholders. We also provide a simple model to illustrate how the data can be utilized to develop a basic epidemic outbreak response model. The data set will be made available online for researchers interested in developing models in this field.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-017-2462-y
      Issue No: Vol. 270, No. 1-2 (2018)
  • A framework for investigating optimization of service parts performance
           with big data
    • Authors: Christopher A. Boone; Benjamin T. Hazen; Joseph B. Skipper; Robert E. Overstreet
      Pages: 65 - 74
      Abstract: As national economies continue to evolve across the globe, businesses are increasing their capacity to not only generate new products and deliver them to customers, but also to increase levels of after-sales service. One major component of after-sale service involves service parts management. However, service parts businesses are typically seen as add-ons to existing business models, and are not well integrated with primary businesses. Consequently, many service parts operations are managed using ad-hoc practices that are often subordinated to primary businesses. Early research in this area has been instrumental in assisting organizations to begin optimizing some aspects of service parts management. However, performance goals for service parts management are often ill-defined. Further, because these service parts businesses are often subordinated to primary businesses within a firm, the use of newer big data applications to help manage these processes is almost completely absent. Herein, we develop a framework that seeks to define service parts performance goals for the purpose of outlining where scholars and practitioners can further examine where, how, and why big data applications can be employed to enhance service parts management performance.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-016-2314-1
      Issue No: Vol. 270, No. 1-2 (2018)
  • Back in business: operations research in support of big data analytics for
           operations and supply chain management
    • Authors: Benjamin T. Hazen; Joseph B. Skipper; Christopher A. Boone; Raymond R. Hill
      Pages: 201 - 211
      Abstract: Few topics have generated more discourse in recent years than big data analytics. Given their knowledge of analytical and mathematical methods, operations research (OR) scholars would seem well poised to take a lead role in this discussion. Unfortunately, some have suggested there is a misalignment between the work of OR scholars and the needs of practicing managers, especially those in the field of operations and supply chain management where data-driven decision-making is a key component of most job descriptions. In this paper, we attempt to address this misalignment. We examine both applied and scholarly applications of OR-based big data analytical tools and techniques within an operations and supply chain management context to highlight their future potential in this domain. This paper contributes by providing suggestions for scholars, educators, and practitioners that aid to illustrate how OR can be instrumental in solving big data analytics problems in support of operations and supply chain management.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-016-2226-0
      Issue No: Vol. 270, No. 1-2 (2018)
  • Investment decision-making and coordination of a three-stage supply chain
           considering Data Company in the Big Data era
    • Authors: Pan Liu; Shu-ping Yi
      Pages: 255 - 271
      Abstract: In the Big Data era, Data Company as the Big Data information (BDI) supplier should be included in a supply chain. To research the investment decision-making problems of BDI and its effects on supply chain coordination, a three-stage supply chain with one manufacturer, one retailer, and one Data Company was chosen. Meanwhile, considering the manufacturer contained the internal BDI and the external BDI, four benefit models about BDI investment were proposed and analyzed in decentralized and centralized supply chains. Meanwhile, a revenue sharing contract was used to coordinate the decentralized supply chain after investing in BDI. Findings: (1) the Big Data investment threshold of the Data Company was determined by the cost improvement coefficient, meanwhile, Data Company’s benefit was influenced by the consumer preference information conversion coefficient. (2) Whether the manufacturer was suitable to invest in BDI, it was influenced by the cost improvement coefficient. (3) When revenue sharing coefficient could meet a certain range, the revenue sharing contract could make the supply chain coordinate. Moreover, the benefits of supply chain members were same after coordination.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-2783-5
      Issue No: Vol. 270, No. 1-2 (2018)
  • Data mining and predictive analytics applications for the delivery of
           healthcare services: a systematic literature review
    • Authors: M. M. Malik; S. Abdallah; M. Ala’raj
      Pages: 287 - 312
      Abstract: With the widespread use of healthcare information systems commonly known as electronic health records, there is significant scope for improving the way healthcare is delivered by resorting to the power of big data. This has made data mining and predictive analytics an important tool for healthcare decision making. The literature has reported attempts for knowledge discovery from the big data to improve the delivery of healthcare services, however, there appears no attempt for assessing and synthesizing the available information on how the big data phenomenon has contributed to better outcomes for the delivery of healthcare services. This paper aims to achieve this by systematically reviewing the existing body of knowledge to categorize and evaluate the reported studies on healthcare operations and data mining frameworks. The outcome of this study is useful as a reference for the practitioners and as a research platform for the academia.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-016-2393-z
      Issue No: Vol. 270, No. 1-2 (2018)
  • How to check correctness of total interpretive structural models'
    • Authors: Sushil
      Pages: 473 - 487
      Abstract: Interpretive structural modelling (ISM) has been further interpreted in the form of total interpretive structural modelling (TISM). These are graphical models that represent the hierarchical relationships and help in better and precise conceptualization and theory building. ISM only interprets the nodes in a digraph, but TISM interprets both nodes and links. The errors observed in applications of ISM and TISM reported in past have acted as motivation for this paper to provide checks and guidelines for correctness of total interpretive structural models. The paper first gives an overview of past applications of TISM. The process of TISM is first outlined and then the guidelines and thumb rules are provided to check the correctness of TISM at each step. Some typical errors in TISM models and their modifications are discussed to help future modellers to translate their ill-structured mental models into sound theoretical models. A discussion on usefulness of TISM for big data analytics for theory building is provided and future directions of research are outlined.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-016-2312-3
      Issue No: Vol. 270, No. 1-2 (2018)
  • Flow formulations for curriculum-based course timetabling
    • Authors: Niels-Christian F. Bagger; Simon Kristiansen; Matias Sørensen; Thomas R. Stidsen
      Abstract: In this paper we present two mixed-integer programming formulations for the curriculum based course timetabling problem (CTT). We show that the formulations contain underlying network structures by dividing the CTT into two separate models and then connect the two models using flow formulation techniques. The first mixed-integer programming formulation is based on an underlying minimum cost flow problem, which decreases the number of integer variables significantly and improves the performance compared to an intuitive mixed-integer programming formulation. The second formulation is based on a multi-commodity flow problem which in general is NP-hard, however, we prove that it suffices to solve the linear programming relaxation of the model. The formulations show competitiveness with other approaches based on mixed-integer programming from the literature and improve the currently best known lower bound on one data instance in the benchmark data set from the second international timetabling competition. Regarding upper bounds, the formulation based on the minimum cost flow problem performs better on average than other mixed integer programming approaches for the CTT.
      PubDate: 2018-11-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3096-4
  • Solving joint chance constrained problems using regularization and
           Benders’ decomposition
    • Authors: Lukáš Adam; Martin Branda; Holger Heitsch; René Henrion
      Abstract: We consider stochastic programs with joint chance constraints with discrete random distribution. We reformulate the problem by adding auxiliary variables. Since the resulting problem has a non-regular feasible set, we regularize it by increasing the feasible set. We solve the regularized problem by iteratively solving a master problem while adding Benders’ cuts from a slave problem. Since the number of variables of the slave problem equals to the number of scenarios, we express its solution in a closed form. We show convergence properties of the solutions. On a gas network design problem, we perform a numerical study by increasing the number of scenarios and compare our solution with a solution obtained by solving the same problem with the continuous distribution.
      PubDate: 2018-11-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3091-9
  • Green innovation ability evaluation of manufacturing enterprises based on
           AHP–OVP model
    • Authors: Xiongfeng Pan; Cuicui Han; Xiaowei Lu; Zhiming Jiao; Yang Ming
      Abstract: Existing evaluation methods of green innovation ability have strong subjectivity and can not deal with the problem of information overlapping among the indexes. To overcome these shortcomings, this paper combine analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and osculating value process (OVP) to construct the AHP–OVP evaluation model. Then this model is introduced into the green innovation ability evaluation of manufacturing enterprises, and the validity of the evaluation method is verified by a case. The results show that AHP–OVP evaluation model can effectively evaluate green innovation ability of manufacturing enterprises. And this model also fully solve the problems of green innovation ability evaluation methods of manufacturing enterprises built by previous scholars.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3094-6
  • Emergency relief routing models for injured victims considering equity and
    • Authors: Li Zhu; Yeming Gong; Yishui Xu; Jun Gu
      Abstract: In humanitarian aid, emergency relief routing optimization needs to consider equity and priority issues. Different from the general path selection optimization, this paper builds two models differentiated by considerations on the identical and diverse injured degrees, where the relative deprivation cost is proposed as one of the decision-making objectives to emphasize equity, and the in-transit tolerable suffering duration is employed as a type of time window constraint to highlight rescue priority. After proving the NP-hardness of our models, we design a meta-heuristic algorithm based on the ant colony optimization to accelerate the convergence speed, which is more efficient than the commonly-used genetic algorithm. Taking 2017 Houston Flood as a case, we find results by performing the experimental comparison and sensitivity analysis. First, our models have advantages in the fairness of human sufferings mitigation. Second, the role of the in-transit tolerable suffering time window cannot be ignored in humanitarian relief solutions. Various measures are encouraged to extend this type of time window for achieving better emergency relief. Finally, our proposed hybrid transportation strategy aiming at diverse injured degrees stably outperforms the separated strategy, both in operational cost control and psychological sufferings alleviation, especially when relief supplies are limited.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3089-3
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