Research Paper
1. A Robust Stochastic Programming Approach for Blood Collection and Distribution Network Design

B. Zahiri; M. Mousazadeh; A. Bozorgi-Amiri

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 1-11

Abstract
  Blood supply chain network design isanessentialpart of the total blood management systems.In this paper, a mixed integer non-linear programming (MINLP) model for the concerned problem is developed. Optimizing the facility location and flows between each echelon of the considered supply chain is our main ...  Read More

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2. Identifying Buyer-Supplier Conflict in Collaborative Process New Product Development

J. Razmi; D. Haghighi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 12-23

Abstract
  Every organizational entity, whether operated for profit or not, must purchase goods and/or contract for services to meet the needs of its customers, clients, and stakeholders. As a result of the dynamics that occur in this process, the potential for buyer-supplier conflict is extremely high and is in ...  Read More

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3. A New Approach in Joint Optimization of Maintenance Planning, Process Quality and Production Scheduling

N. Manavizadeh; E. Azizi Javan

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 24-32

Abstract
  Shop floor performance has great influence on performance of a manufacturing system. Traditionally, shop floor operational policies concerning maintenance scheduling, quality control and production scheduling have been considered and optimized independently. Anyway, these aspects of operations planning ...  Read More

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4. Modeling the Quality and Reliability Dependent Customer Satisfaction in Healthcare

Sh. Hajinia Leilabadi; R. Noorossana

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 33-45

Abstract
  The importance of Customer Satisfaction is quite evident to any business or organization mainly because it plays a vital role in any industry. But unfortunately when it comes to health care and more specifically, hospitals, clinics and health systems, enormous rate of failure related to quality and reliability ...  Read More

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5. Open Vehicle Routing Problem Optimization under Realistic Assumptions

Kh. Pichka; B. Ashjari; A. Ziaeifar; P. Nickbeen

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 46-55

Abstract
  MDOVRP is a variant of classical VRP, which seeks to find a set of non-depot returning vehicle routes dispatching form several depots. A new integer linear programming model is presented considering limited number of vehicles at each depot. Randomly generated smallsized MDOVRPs are solved for validation ...  Read More