1. Collaborative Information System for Managing the Supply Chain: Architecture Based on a Multi Agent System

W. Dachry; B. Aghezzaf; B. Bensassi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 1-16

  Faced with new constraints of their environment, industries are forced to join together in collective entities and collaborate with their partners. These companies have realized the importance of collaboration between companies and have begun to adopt new patterns of behavior to improve their productivity, ...  Read More

2. Economical Evaluation of Subsidy Omitting Effect on the Renewable Energy Position in Power Generation in Iran

M. Barimani; A. Salnazaryan

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 17-34

  According to Reforms in electricity industry and privatization in Iran, "financial provision sources" is introduced as the most important barrier in enhancing electricity production through renewable energy. In this article by measuring and comparing Marginal Cost and electricity production through every ...  Read More

3. A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm/Simulation Approach for Redundancy Optimization with Objective of Maximizing Mean Lifetime and Considering Component Selection

H. Karimi; A.A. Najafi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 35-46

  In this paper, we consider a reliability redundancy optimization problem in a series-parallel type system employing the redundancy strategy of cold-standby. The problem consists of two parts component selection and determination of redundancy level of each component—which need to be solved so that ...  Read More

4. Six Sigma Project Selection Using Extent Fuzzy AHP: An Empirical Study

S.K. Tiwari; R.K. Singh; S.C. Srivastava

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 47-60

  Six sigma is a project driven approach that concentrates on reducing variations, defects and improving the quality of products, processes as well as services. The selection of right project in a six sigma program is a major concern for the early success and long term acceptance within any organization, ...  Read More

5. Qualitative Evaluation and Selecting the Optimum Public Private Partnership System for Transportation

B. Farhang Moghaddam; A.A. Fatahi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 61-69

  A very effective and strategic factor in the success of transportation projects is the process of selecting an execution system (delivery option). This is the reason why identifying the challenges and selecting an appropriate execution system in transportation projects are quite important; proper selecting ...  Read More