Facility location, layout, design, and materials handling
1. A simulated annealing optimization algorithm for equal and un-equal area construction site layout problem

N. Moradi; Sh. Shadrokh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 89-104


  Construction Site Layout Planning (CSLP) is an important problem because of its impact on time, cost, productivity, and safety of the projects. In this paper, CSLP is formulated by the Quadratic Assignment Problem (QAP). At first, two case studies including equal and un-equal area facilities are solved ...  Read More

Industrial Management
2. Excessive sound noise risk assessment in textile mills of an Ethiopian-Kombolcha textile industry share company

M. A. Ejigu

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 105-114


  In countries like Ethiopia, the textile industries are facing a big problem of sound noise pollution. In these countries, the industrial hearing conservation program is not yet clearly developed. Thus, characterizing excessive noise pollutions in textile industries have been the aim of this research ...  Read More

Decision analysis and methods
3. Evaluation of Iranian automotive industries

M. Hassanpour

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 115-139


  The automotive industry comprises all sectors of the design, development, and production as well as marketing and selling of vehicles. Iran's automotive industries possess the largest sector after the oil and petroleum sectors in Iran. The preliminary assessments taken by both of Iranian industries organization ...  Read More

Total quality management and quality engineering
4. Development of a maintenance schedule plan to improve the equipment efficiency of an industry: a case study

A. T. Shams; Md. F. Rabby; Md. N. Istiak

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 140-157


  The aim of this study is to implement Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) in a continuous injection molding industry. By implementing TPM, the industry can increase their Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and productivity. Before implementing TPM, overall equipment efficiency, availability rate, performance ...  Read More

Fuzzy optimization
5. Ranking efficient DMUs using the Tchebycheff norm with fuzzy data in DEA

S. H. Mirzaei; A. Salehi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 158-175


  In many real applications, the data of production processes cannot be precisely measured. Hence the input and output of Decision Making Units (DMUs) in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) may be imprecise or fuzzy-numbered. In original DEA models, inputs and outputs are measured by exact values on a ratio ...  Read More

6. Application of total productive maintenance in service organization

A. Y. Ali

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 176-186


  This paper discusses the application of TPM in copy centre in Woldia University located in Woldia town, north wollo, Amhara region, Ethiopia. The problem encountered in the centre includes long waiting time due to frequent breakdown of equipment, unpleasant work environment, defective product etc. This ...  Read More

Human factors, ergonomics, and safety
7. Ergonomic furniture design for secondary girls school in Bangladesh

Md. Rahman; Md. Hasan; Ms. B. Datta

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 187-202


  This study has been carried out to evaluate the number of mismatches between secondary girl student’s anthropometry and existing furniture dimensions in Bangladesh. In this study, 375 students (girls) are in classes 6-10 in the age group between 10-15 years that have randomly selected from three ...  Read More