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

N. Moradi; Sh. Shadrokh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 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

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

M. A. Ejigu

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 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

Research Paper Decision analysis and methods
Evaluation of Iranian automotive industries

M. Hassanpour

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 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

Research Paper Total quality management and quality engineering
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 , June 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

Research Paper Fuzzy optimization
Ranking efficient DMUs using the Tchebycheff norm with fuzzy data in DEA

S. H. Mirzaei; A. Salehi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 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

Research Paper Other
Application of total productive maintenance in service organization

A. Y. Ali

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 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

Research Paper Human factors, ergonomics, and safety
Ergonomic furniture design for secondary girls school in Bangladesh

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

Volume 8, Issue 2 , June 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