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Feed provided by Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Click to visit.An Optimal Preventive Maintenance Model to Enhance Availability and Reliability of Flexible ...
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General preventive maintenance model for the components of a system, which improves the reliability to ‘as good as new,’ was used to optimize the maintenance cost. The cost function of a maintenance policy was minimized under given availability constraint. On the other hand, in order to ensure appropriate reliability and availability, the development of the optimal maintenance policy is the one of the main issues in system to perform preventive maintenance (PM) in equipment. In this paper, maintenance characteristics of a typical flexible manufacturing system (FMS) have been determined. These characteristics can be used to understand and prevent the complex reality of failures and repairs. Also, an optimal model for the preventive maintenance management of a FMS has been presented based on preview literature in order to enhance availability and reliability of this system and to reduce the cost of maintenance tasks. Finally, proposed framework has been applied for a robot paint sprayer and its results shown in a form of the preventive maintenance plan, distribution fitting and Reliabilities’ parameters for each component s of robot paint sprayer, and the maintenance scheduling timetable.Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:30:00 +0100A multi-objective Two-Echelon Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem for perishable products
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This article addresses a general tri-objective two-echelon capacitated vehicle routing problem (2E-CVRP) to minimize the total travel cost, customers waiting times and carbon dioxide emissions simultaneously in distributing perishable products. In distributing perishable products, customers’ satisfaction is very important and is inversely proportional to the customers waiting times. The proposed model is a mixed integer non-linear programming (MINLP). By applying some linearization methods, the MINLP model exchanged to a mixed integer linear programming (MILP). This paper uses a non-dominated sorting genetic (NSGA-II) algorithm to solve the presented mathematical model. The related results would be compared with Lp-metric results in small-sized test problems and with multi objective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO) algorithm in medium and large sized test problems. In order to evaluate the quality of the solution sets, the results of two metaheuristic algorithms are compared based on four comparison metrics in medium sized problems. The obtained results indicate the efficiency of the NSGA-II algorithm. Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:30:00 +0100Self-Starting Control Chart and Post Signal Diagnostics for Monitoring Project Earned Value ...
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Earned value management (EVM) is a well-known approach in a project control system which uses some indices to track schedule and cost performance of a project. In this paper, a new statistical framework based on self-starting monitoring and change point estimation is proposed to monitor correlated EVM indices which are usually auto-correlated over time and non-normally distributed. Also, a new change point estimator is developed to find the real time of change in the indices mean. Furthermore, a new diagnosing method is presented to recognize the deviated mean index. The performance of the proposed methods is evaluated through simulation studies and an illustrative example. Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:30:00 +0100Equitable multi objective model for public facility location using RLTP technique
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In the present research, a multi-objective model is proposed, which considers equity among the citizens in addition to the cost criterion. Then, the model will be solved using Reservation Level Tchebycheff Procedure (RLTP), which is one of the interactive multi-objective decision-making techniques. Subsequently, the obtained results will be compared with those of the single-objective models to determine the effect of considering and not considering the equity criterion on public facilities location. Results of the present study show that the basic models of public facilities location do not consider the equity criterion; thus, in order to protect citizens’ rights, it is necessary for decision-makers of the urban management and planning to consider the objective of equity, along with other objectives of the project, as a multi-objective model in public facilities location problems. The proposed multi-objective model has also desirable and acceptable performance, which can be used in the public facilities location problems.Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:30:00 +0100Optimal design of cross docking supply chain networks with time-varying uncertain demands
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This paper proposes an integrated network design model for a post-distribution cross-docking strategy, comprising multi product production facilities with shared production resources, capacitated cross docks with setup cost and customer zones with time windows constraints. The model is dynamic in terms of time-varying uncertain demands, whereas uncertainty is expressed with scenario approach and contains both ‘‘wait-and-see’’ and ‘‘here-and-now’’ decisions. Inventory is just permitted in plants and over several time periods. The objective of the model is to minimize the sum of the fixed location costs for establishing cross docking centers and inventory related costs across the supply chain while ensuring that the limited service rate of cross docking centers and production facilities, and also the lead time requirements of customers are not violated. The problem is formulated as a mixed-integer linear programming problem and solved to global optimality using CPLEX. Due to the difficulty of obtaining the optimum solution in medium and large-scale problems, two heuristics that generate globally feasible, near optimal solution, Imperialistic competitive algorithm (ICA) and simulated annealing (SA), are also proposed as heuristics. We find that CPLEX is not able to solve some of the sets to optimality and turned out to run out of memory, but it performs quite well for small test sets, as compared with the two heuristics. While SA is a faster heuristic method in terms of runtime, ICA generates better results on average, but in more time.Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:30:00 +0100Simultaneous reduction of emissions (CO2 and CO) and optimization of production routing problem ...
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Environmental pollution and emissions, along with the increasing production and distribution of goods, have placed the future of humanity at stake. Today, measures such as the extensive reduction in emissions, especially of CO2 and CO, have been emphasized by most researchers as a solution to the problem of environmental protection. This paper sought to explore production routing problem in closed-loop supply chains in order to find a solution to reduce CO2 and CO emissions using the robust optimization technique in the process of product distribution. The uncertainty in some parameters, such as real-world demand, along with heterogeneous goals, compelled us to develop a fuzzy robust multi-objective model. Given the high complexity of the problem, metaheuristic methods were proposed for solving the model. To this end, the bee optimization method was developed. Some typical problems were solved to evaluate the solutions. In addition, in order to prove the algorithm’s efficiency, the results were compared with those of the genetic algorithm in terms of quality, dispersion, uniformity, and runtime. The dispersion index values showed that the bee colony algorithm produces more workable solutions for the exploration and extraction of the feasible region. The uniformity index values and the runtime results also indicated that the genetic algorithm provides shorter runtimes and searches the solution space in a more uniform manner, as compared with the bee colony algorithm.Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:30:00 +0100Minimizing the maximum tardiness and makespan criteria in a job shop scheduling problem with ...
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The job shop scheduling problem (JSP) is one of the most difficult problems in traditional scheduling because any job consists of a set operations and also any operation processes by a machine. Whereas the operation is placed in the machine, it is essential to be considering setup times that the times strongly depend on the various sequencing of jobs on the machines. This research is developed a two-objective model to solve JSP with sequence-dependent setup times (SDST). Considering SDST and optimizing of the both objectives simultaneously (makespan and maximum tardiness) bring us closer to natural-world problems. The ε-constraint method is applied to solve the mentioned two-objective model. A set of numerical data is generated and tested to validate the model’s efficiency and flexibility. The developed model can efficiently use for solving JSPs in the real world, especially for manufacturing companies with having setup and delivery time’s constraints.Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:30:00 +0100An algorithm for integrated worker assignment, mixed-model two-sided assembly line balancing ...
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This paper addresses a multi-objective mixed-model two-sided assembly line balancing and worker assignment with bottleneck analysis when the task times are dependent on the worker’s skill. This problem is known as NP-hard class, thus, a hybrid cyclic-hierarchical algorithm is presented for solving it. The algorithm is based on Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Theory of Constraints (TOC) and consists of two stages. In stage one, simultaneous balancing and worker assignment are studied. In stage two, bottleneck analysis and product-mix determination are carried out. In addition, a bi-level mathematical model is presented to describe the problem.
The following objective functions are verified in this paper: (1) minimizing the number of mated-stations (2), minimizing the number of stations (3) minimizing the human costs (4) minimizing the weighted smoothness index and (5) maximizing the total profit. In addition to the proposed algorithm, another algorithm, which is based on the simulated annealing and the theory of constraints, is developed to compare the performance of the proposed algorithm in terms of the running time and the solution quality over the different benchmarked test problems. Moreover, several lower bounds are developed for the number of the stations and the number of the mated-stations. The results show and support the efficiency of the proposed approaches.Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:30:00 +0100Developing a fuzzy expert system to predict technology commercialization success
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A majority of efforts in terms of technology commercialization have failed; however, the issue of commercialization and its high importance are agreed upon by policymakers, entrepreneurs, and researchers. This shows the high complexity of the commercialization process. One of the main solutions to overcome the commercialization problems is to predict the success of technology commercialization before its implementation. Hence, this study aims to design a fuzzy expert system to predict the technology commercialization success in the early stages of its development and before its implementation. According to the literature review and the fuzzy Delphi method, the technology commercialization success factors (TCSFs) were identified and refined. The final result of the fuzzy Delphi process consists of 32 components categorized in four dimensions: technical specifications, financial and economic specifications, market specifications and rules and regulations. These success dimensions form the inputs of the prediction model in this study. The performance of the model was evaluated by actual samples selected from different fields of technology. The accuracy of the model was estimated to be 73% according to a validation process, indicating the high accuracy of the proposed model in predicting the commercialization success. This model could be used practically by risk-taking investors, technology advocates and innovators to adopt new technology commercialization opportunities.Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:30:00 +0100