Fuzzy optimization
1. Organizational Performance Evaluation Considering Human Capital Management Approach by Fuzzy-DEA: A Case Study

M. M. Tavakoli; B. Molavi; H. Shirouyehzad

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 1-16


  In recent years, researchers in their studies considered human capital as one of the most important capitals of every organization and even some of them placed it beyond this definition and introduced it as the unique factor of creating the competitive advantage in the organization. Due to the importance ...  Read More

Manufacturing and Logistics
2. The Role of Integration QFDVA in New Product Design to Achieve World-Class Manufacturing

H. Farsijani; M. Shafiei Nikabadi; S. Keshavarz Dastak

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 17-38


  In the competitive economy of today, those companies are to succeed that can design efficiently and produce productions that would be preferred by its customers over those of their competitors and Those companies which desire to find for their performance a position in world-class should have the capability ...  Read More

Case studies in industry and services
3. Evaluating the Implementation of Strategies in Plants Using Balanced Scorecard (BSC): A Case Study

M. Nikkhah; A. Nikkhah; A. Afsahi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 39-50


  The main purpose of the present paper is to investigate the implementation of strategies in Neka Power Plant Management Company using Balanced Scorecard. For this purpose, it is necessary that the aspects of financial, customer, internal process development and learning BSC in electric power generating ...  Read More

Decision analysis and methods
4. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis under Fuzzy Environment Using Fuzzy Axiomatic Design Approach

H. R. Seiti; A. Behnampour; D. M. Imani; M. Houshmand

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 51-68


  Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is being widely used to detect and eliminate known and/or potential failures, problems, errors and so on from system design, process, and/or service, before they reach the customer. It can be done by calculating the risk priority number which is the product of ...  Read More

Forecasting, production planning, and control
5. Developing Composite Leading Indicators to Forecast Industrial Business Cycles in Iran

H. Nasiri; K. Taghizadeh; B. Amiri; V. Shaghaghi Shahri

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 69-89


  Economic cycles are referred as repeatable movement of economic indicators with different domain and duration. Detection of these cycles may help in forecasting the contraction period or expansions of important parts of the economy specifically industry. In this regard, many economist and researchers ...  Read More