Research Paper Business Analytics
Identifying and ranking the effective financial factors on rural entrepreneurial small businesses

Parvaneh Gelard; Khosro Farahi; Hamid Tohidi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 1-10

  Rural entrepreneurship is one of the most important goals of policy-makers to develop villages and prevent migration from rural to urban areas. Significant challenges at the rural entrepreneurship level have reduced the entrepreneurship development process. Recognizing these challenges can be constructive ...  Read More

Research Paper Mathematical modelling
A mathematical model of the location problem for central and secondary warehouses in the multi-level supply chain network of perishable products

Seyyed Mostafa Mousavi; Majid Motamedi; Rasoul Karimi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 11-24

  A supply chain is a network that creates and delivers products and services to customers. In this research, the four-level supply chain in the field of food products, including the levels of supplier, customer, and central and secondary warehouses, has been investigated. A mixed integer mathematical ...  Read More

Research Paper Computational modelling
Development of a lean maturity assessment model using interval-valued spherical fuzzy AHP method

Alper Kiraz; Asiye Yücedag Gürel

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 25-47

  Continuously adding value to a company's products and services is inevitable in adapting to this evolving and challenging global market. That is why lean philosophy is becoming increasingly important and popular among companies, and they are relying more and more on it. It not only assists in increasing ...  Read More

Research Paper Operations Research
Modelling and optimization of residential electricity load under stochastic demand

Kizito Paul Mubiru; Maureen Nalubowa Ssempijja

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 48-61

  The paper considers a modelling framework for a set of households in residential areas using electricity as a form of energy for domestic consumption. Considering the demand and availability of units for electricity consumption, optimal decisions for electricity load allocation are paramount to sustain ...  Read More

Research Paper Operations Research
Toward characterizing solutions to complex programming problems involving fuzzy parameters in constraints

Hamiden Abd El-Wahed Khalifa; Dragan Pamučar; Seyyed Ahmad Edalatpanah

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 62-70

  The current study investigates to characterize the Complex Programming Problem (CPP) solution in a fuzzy environment. The paper is divided into two parts: 1) the first presents a Fuzzy Complex Programming Problem (F-CPP) with fuzzy complex constraints, and 2) the second presents the optimality criteria ...  Read More

Research Paper Machine Learning
The joint policy of production, maintenance, and product quality in a multi-machine production system by reinforcement learning and agent-based modeling

Mohammad Reza Nazabadi; Seyed Esmaeil Najafi; Ali Mohaghar; Farzad Movahedi Sobhani

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 71-87

  Adopting an integrated production, maintenance, and quality policy in production systems is of great importance due to their interconnected influence. Consequently, investigating these aspects in isolation may yield an infeasible solution. This paper aims to address the joint optimal policy of production, ...  Read More

Research Paper Machine Learning
Leveraging deep feature learning for handwriting biometric authentication

Parvaneh Afzali; Abdoreza Rezapour; Ahmad Rezaee Jordehi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2024, Pages 88-103

  The authentication of writers through handwritten text stands as a biometric technique with considerable practical importance in the field of document forensics and literary history. The verification process involves a meticulous examination of the questioned handwriting in comparison to the genuine ...  Read More