Keyword Index

A

B

  • B2B electronic market B2B electronic market analysis using game theory [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 44-51]
  • Backhaul A goal programming model for vehicle routing problem with backhauls and soft time windows [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 7-18]
  • Backlogged Inventory model with composed shortage and permissible delay in payment linked to order quantity [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 1-7]
  • Backordering Bi-product inventory planning in a three-echelon supply chain with backordering, Poisson demand, and limited warehouse space [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Balancing loss Assembly line balancing to minimize balancing loss and system loss [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 1-5]
  • Bank Modeling the operational risk in Iranian commercial banks: case study of a private bank [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Batch arrival Multiple vacation policy for MX/Hk/1 queue with un-reliable server [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Bayesian hierarchical model Bayesian change point estimation in Poisson-based control charts [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Behavioral study Behavioral study of piston manufacturing plant through stochastic models [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Bertrand game Pricing in a two-echelon supply chain with different market powers: game theory approaches [Volume 12, Issue 1, 2016]
  • Beta distribution A fuzzy reliability model for series-parallel systems [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 10-18]
  • Bi TOPSIS approach to linear fractional bi-level MODM problem based on fuzzy goal programming [Volume 10, Issue 4, 2014]
  • Bi A mixed integer bi-level DEA model for bank branch performance evaluation by Stackelberg approach [Volume 12, Issue 1, 2016]
  • Bi Multi-choice stochastic bi-level programming problem in cooperative nature via fuzzy programming approach [Volume 12, Issue 3, 2016]
  • Bi-directional path Two optimal algorithms for finding bi-directional shortest path design problem in a block layout [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 24-34]
  • Binary programming A new binary model for university examination timetabling: a case study [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Biomass . Biofuel supply chain . Multi Biofuel supply chain considering depreciation cost of installed plants [Volume 12, Issue 2, 2016]
  • Bi-product multi-echelon inventory planning Bi-product inventory planning in a three-echelon supply chain with backordering, Poisson demand, and limited warehouse space [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Bleaching system Steady state behavior and maintenance planning of bleaching system in a paper plant [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 39-44]
  • Blocking times A three-stage assembly flow shop scheduling problem with blocking and sequence-dependent set up times [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Block layout Two optimal algorithms for finding bi-directional shortest path design problem in a block layout [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 24-34]
  • Bond flotation Funding decisions [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 64-82]
  • Boolean function . Disjoint product . Power substation reliability . RBD and reliability indices Reliability assessment of power distribution systems using disjoint path-set algorithm [Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015]
  • Breakdown Analysis of unreliable bulk queue with statedependent arrivals [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Budget design problem A population-based algorithm for the railroad blocking problem [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Buffer allocation · Unreliable machines · Preventive maintenance · Simulation Adaptive policy of buffer allocation and preventive maintenance actions in unreliable production lines [Volume 15, Issue 3, 2019]
  • Bulk queue Analysis of unreliable bulk queue with statedependent arrivals [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]

C

  • Capacitated vehicle routing problem . Combinatorial optimization . Cuckoo search . Le´vy flights Cuckoo search via Lévy flights for the capacitated vehicle routing problem [Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018]
  • Capacitated vehicle routing problem (CVRP) . Tabu search . Adaptive large neighborhood search (ALNS) A novel heuristic algorithm for capacitated vehicle routing problem [Volume 13, Issue 3, 2017]
  • Capacity levels Incorporating location, routing, and inventory decisions in a bi-objective supply chain design problem with risk-pooling [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Capacity option pricing Robust supply chain coordination modeling: A revenue management perspective [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 1-16]
  • Capacity planning Capacity price decisions, a manufacturing yield management perspective [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 1-18]
  • Capital budgeting Solving a bi-objective project capital budgeting problem using a fuzzy multi-dimensional knapsack [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 67-73]
  • Cash Optimal pricing and ordering policies for perishable products under advance-cash-credit payment scheme [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Cause-and-effect diagram Process capability improvement of an engine connecting rod machining process [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Cause and effect diagram  Statistical process control A DMAIC approach for process capability improvement an engine crankshaft manufacturing process [Volume 10, Issue 2, 2014]
  • CCR . K A hybrid DEA-based K-means and invasive weed optimization for facility location problem [Volume 15, Issue 3, 2019]
  • Cell formation A multi-objective model for designing a group layout of a dynamic cellular manufacturing system [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Cell formation problem A multi agent method for cell formation with uncertain situation, based on information theory [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 53-60]
  • Cell formation problem  Material handling Developing a cellular manufacturing model considering the alternative routes, tool assignment, and machine reliability [Volume 14, Issue 3, 2018]
  • Cell formation . Queuing theory . Metaheurstic algorithm . Reliability A stochastic model for the cell formation problem considering machine reliability [Volume 11, Issue 3, 2015]
  • Cellular manufacturing . Cell formation . Manufacturing flexibility . Production data . Principal component analysis . Taguchi’s method Development of a cell formation heuristic by considering realistic data using principal component analysis and Taguchi’s method [Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015]
  • Cellular manufacturing system Stochastic extension of cellular manufacturing systems: a queuing-based analysis [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Cellular network . Admission control . Handoff priority . Handoff guarantee . Guard channel . Subrating . Balking . Reneging . Blocking Adaptive call admission control and resource allocation in multi server wireless/cellular network [Volume 12, Issue 1, 2016]
  • Chance-constrained programming ORE extraction and blending optimization model in poly- metallic open PIT mines by chance constrained one-sided goal programming [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 60-67]
  • Change point Bayesian change point estimation in Poisson-based control charts [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Change point estimation . Covariance matrix . Multilayered perceptron neural network . Multivariateattribute processes . Phase II Step change point estimation in the multivariate-attribute process variability using artificial neural networks and maximum likelihood estimation [Volume 11, Issue 4, 2015]
  • Change point . Maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) . Step change . Simple linear profile . Within Identifying the time of a step change in AR(1) auto-correlated simple linear profiles [Volume 11, Issue 4, 2015]
  • Chaotic systems The effect of supply network configuration on occurring chaotic behavior in the retailer’s inventory [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 19-28]
  • Clonal selection . Simulated annealing . Stochastic dynamic . Facility layout problem A hybrid CS-SA intelligent approach to solve uncertain dynamic facility layout problems considering dependency of demands [Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018]
  • Closed A hybrid solution approach for a multi-objective closed-loop logistics network under uncertainty [Volume 11, Issue 2, 2015]
  • Closed A multi-objective model for closed-loop supply chain optimization and efficient supplier selection in a competitive environment considering quantity discount policy [Volume 13, Issue 2, 2017]
  • Closed Optimizing a multi-product closed-loop supply chain using NSGA-II, MOSA, and MOPSO meta-heuristic algorithms [Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018]
  • Closed Dilemma in two game structures for a closed-loop supply chain under the influence of government incentives [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • CNC turning centre . Expert system . Multicriteria decision Development of a QFD-based expert system for CNC turning centre selection [Volume 11, Issue 4, 2015]
  • Coefficient estimation The analysis of residuals variation and outliers to obtain robust response surface [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Colour Study of the effects of varying colours on industrial illumi-nation, human working and production model [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 37-45]
  • Combinatorial An optimization technique for vendor selection with quantity discounts using Genetic Algorithm [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 1-13]
  • Combinatorial optimization  Crossover  A new metaheuristic genetic-based placement algorithm for 2D strip packing [Volume 10, Issue 1, 2014]
  • Common Set of Weights Determining a common set of weights in DEA by solving a linear programming [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 51-56]
  • Common weights An MCDM-DEA approach for technology selection [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 32-38]
  • Competitive facility location . Bi-level mixedinteger nonlinear model . Karush Solving the competitive facility location problem considering the reactions of competitor with a hybrid algorithm including Tabu Search and exact method [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Competitive facility location  Location A firefly algorithm for solving competitive location-design problem: a case study [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Competitive location Exact algorithms for solving a bi-level location–allocation problem considering customer preferences [Volume 15, Issue 3, 2019]
  • Competitive location problem . Multi Developing a new stochastic competitive model regarding inventory and price [Volume 11, Issue 3, 2015]
  • Completion time Splittable stochastic project scheduling with constrained renewable resource [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 19-30]
  • Completion time A hybrid method to find cumulative distribution function of completion time of GERT networks [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 1-9]
  • Computational Intelligence A hybrid computational intelligence model for foreign exchange rate forecasting [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 15-29]
  • Concordance matrix Supplier selection using compromise ranking and outranking methods [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 61-73]
  • Conditional simulation A hybrid method to find cumulative distribution function of completion time of GERT networks [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 1-9]
  • Conditional simulation Constrained consumable resource allocation in alternative stochastic networks via multi-objective decision making [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Condition based maintenance . Availability . Semi Availability analysis of mechanical systems with condition-based maintenance using semi-Markov and evaluation of optimal condition monitoring interval [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) A new approach for constraining failure probability of a critical deteriorating system Yard crane scheduling in port container terminals using genetic algorithm [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 52-59]
  • Conflict resolution . Non Using game theory approach to interpret stable policies for Iran’s oil and gas common resources conflicts with Iraq and Qatar [Volume 11, Issue 4, 2015]
  • Congestion control Advanced operations research techniques for multi-constraint QoS routing in internet [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 35-43]
  • Consistent comparison matrix Lexicographic goal programming approach for portfolio optimization [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 63-75]
  • Constant and time An optimal policy for deteriorating items with time-proportional deterioration rate and constant and time-dependent linear demand rate [Volume 13, Issue 4, 2017]
  • Constrained resource Splittable stochastic project scheduling with constrained renewable resource [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 19-30]
  • Constrained space Retracted: Using genetic algorithm approach to solve a multi-product EPQ model with defective items, rework, and constrained space [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Constraint method  NSGA Solving a bi-objective mathematical model for location-routing problem with time windows in multi-echelon reverse logistics using metaheuristic procedure [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Construction management · Project management · Procurement systems · Project delivery systems · Design/bid/ Comparative analysis of design/build and design/bid/build project delivery systems in Lebanon [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Construct validity Determination constructs validity of an agile organization model by using factor analysis [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 75-89]
  • Consumer Satisfaction A customer oriented systematic framework to extract business strategy in Indian electricity services [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Container terminal The optimal number of yard cranes in container terminal [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 71-76]
  • Container transportation Yard crane scheduling in port container terminals using genetic algorithm [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 39-50]
  • Continuous review policy Design of supply chain in fuzzy environment [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Contrast Study of the effects of varying colours on industrial illumi-nation, human working and production model [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 37-45]
  • Control chart  Process shift distribution Economic design of x¯ control charts considering process shift distributions [Volume 10, Issue 4, 2014]
  • Cooling schedule Multi-start simulated annealing for dynamic plant layout problem [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 44-50]
  • Cooperative advertising · Stackelberg game · Differential game · Sethi’s sales A mathematical model of the effect of subsidy transfer in cooperative advertising using differential game theory [Volume 15, Issue 2, 2019]
  • Coordination . Information sharing . Vertical cooperative advertising . Competing retailers . Game theory Incentive mechanism based on cooperative advertising for cost information sharing in a supply chain with competing retailers [Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018]
  • COPULA Modeling the operational risk in Iranian commercial banks: case study of a private bank [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Correlation Correlation coefficient of intuitionistic fuzzy sets [Volume 3, Issue 5, 2007, Pages 33-40]
  • Correlation Identifying the time of a step change in AR(1) auto-correlated simple linear profiles [Volume 11, Issue 4, 2015]
  • Correlation Coefficient Correlation coefficient of intuitionistic fuzzy sets [Volume 3, Issue 5, 2007, Pages 33-40]
  • Cost A seller-buyer supply chain model with exponential distribution lead time [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Cost and reliability optimization  Drilling Optimizing the preventive maintenance scheduling by genetic algorithm based on cost and reliability in National Iranian Drilling Company [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Cost efficiency Allocation models for DMUs with negative data [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Cost estimation  Manufacturing project  Construction cost estimation of spherical storage tanks: artificial neural networks and hybrid regression—GA algorithms [Volume 14, Issue 4, 2018]
  • Cost function Comparison of the performances of neural networks specification, the Translog and the Fourier flexible forms when different production technologies are used [Volume 3, Issue 5, 2007, Pages 53-60]
  • Cost optimization A new approach for constraining failure probability of a critical deteriorating system Yard crane scheduling in port container terminals using genetic algorithm [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 52-59]
  • Cost parameters Dynamic modeling to determine production strategies in order to maximize net present worth in small and medium size companies [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 51-64]
  • CP Estimating process capability indices using ridge regression [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 20-27]
  • CPK Estimating process capability indices using ridge regression [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 20-27]
  • CPM Estimating process capability indices using ridge regression [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 20-27]
  • CPMK Estimating process capability indices using ridge regression [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 20-27]
  • Credit Retailer’s optimal credit period and cycle time in a supply chain for deteriorating items with up-stream and down-stream trade credits [Volume 11, Issue 3, 2015]
  • Critical path method A new heuristic method based on CPM in SALBP [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 1-11]
  • Critical to quality (CTQ) characteristic  A DMAIC approach for process capability improvement an engine crankshaft manufacturing process [Volume 10, Issue 2, 2014]
  • CRM sequence Two-machine robotic cell considering different loading and unloading times [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 41-52]
  • Cross Developing a cross-docking network design model under uncertain environment [Volume 11, Issue 2, 2015]
  • Cross Two phase genetic algorithm for vehicle routing and scheduling problem with cross-docking and time windows considering customer satisfaction [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Cross dock Designing a multi-objective nonlinear cross-docking location allocation model using genetic algorithm [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 27-42]
  • Cross-docking Designing a multi-objective nonlinear cross-docking location allocation model using genetic algorithm [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 27-42]
  • Crystallization unit Performance enhancement for crystallization unit of a sugar plant using genetic algorithm technique [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Cuckoo optimization Optimizing the warranty period by cuckoo meta-heuristic algorithm in heterogeneous customers’ population [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Customer attractiveness . Customer behavior . Customer portfolio analysis . Segmentation . Churn prediction . Data mining Customer Behavior Mining Framework (CBMF) using clustering and classification techniques [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Customer needs (CN) Fostering product development using combination of QFD and ANP: A case study [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 29-40]
  • Customer satisfaction  Time windows  Piecewise linear A green vehicle routing problem with customer satisfaction criteria [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Cutting stock problem A simple approach to the two-dimensional guillotine cutting stock problem [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]

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E

F

G

  • Game Theory B2B electronic market analysis using game theory [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 44-51]
  • Gaussian quadrature formula A hybrid method to find cumulative distribution function of completion time of GERT networks [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 1-9]
  • Gaussian quadrature formula Constrained consumable resource allocation in alternative stochastic networks via multi-objective decision making [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • G chart On the multivariate variation control chart [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 59-66]
  • Generalized implicit enumeration A generalized implicit enumeration algorithm for a class of integer nonlinear programming problems [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 39-50]
  • Genetic Algorithm Scheduling of flexible manufacturing systems using genetic algorithm: A heuristic approach [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 7-18]
  • Genetic Algorithm A genetic algorithm approach for problem [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 35-43]
  • Genetic Algorithm An optimization technique for vendor selection with quantity discounts using Genetic Algorithm [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 1-13]
  • Genetic Algorithm Advanced operations research techniques for multi-constraint QoS routing in internet [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 35-43]
  • Genetic Algorithm Solving a generalized aggregate production planning problem by genetic algorithms [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 53-64]
  • Genetic Algorithm Designing a multi-objective nonlinear cross-docking location allocation model using genetic algorithm [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 27-42]
  • Genetic Algorithm Retracted: Using genetic algorithm approach to solve a multi-product EPQ model with defective items, rework, and constrained space [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Genetic Algorithm Locomotive assignment problem with train precedence using genetic algorithm [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Genetic Algorithm A population-based algorithm for the railroad blocking problem [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Genetic Algorithm Performance enhancement for crystallization unit of a sugar plant using genetic algorithm technique [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Genetic Algorithm Developing and solving two-echelon inventory system for perishable items in a supply chain: case study (Mashhad Behrouz Company) [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Genetic Algorithm A multiple objective approach for joint ordering and pricing planning problem with stochastic lead times [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Genetic Algorithm Threshold F-policy and N-policy for multi-component machining system with warm standbys [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Genetic Algorithm Optimisation of shock absorber process parameters using failure mode and effect analysis and genetic algorithm [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Genetic Algorithm (GA) A full ranking method using integrated DEA models and its application to modify GA for finding Pareto optimal solution of MOP problem [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 8-14]
  • Genetic Algorithm (GA) Yard crane scheduling in port container terminals using genetic algorithm [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 39-50]
  • Genetic algorithm (GA) . Simulatedannealing (SA) . Hybrid simulated annealing genetic algorithm (HSAGA) . Nash equilibrium . Bidding strategy Using and comparing metaheuristic algorithms for optimizing bidding strategy viewpoint of profit maximization of generators [Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015]
  • Genetic algorithm . Optimization . Precedence constraint . Integration of planning and scheduling . Variable An improved genetic algorithm for multidimensional optimization of precedence-constrained production planning and scheduling [Volume 13, Issue 2, 2017]
  • Genetic algorithms  Economic design  Economic design of x¯ control charts considering process shift distributions [Volume 10, Issue 4, 2014]
  • Geographical obstacles  Distance function  Geographic New spatial clustering-based models for optimal urban facility location considering geographical obstacles [Volume 10, Issue 1, 2014]
  • Geometric programming A Multi Objective Geometric Programming Model for Optimal Production and Marketing Planning [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Geometric programming A goal geometric programming problem (G2P2) with logarithmic deviational variables and its applications on two industrial problems [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Geometric programming . Production management . Cubic cost production function . Jointness Joint pricing and production management: a geometric programming approach with consideration of cubic production cost function [Volume 11, Issue 2, 2015]
  • GERT network A hybrid method to find cumulative distribution function of completion time of GERT networks [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 1-9]
  • Goal programming Determining maintenance system requirements by viewpoint of availability and lean thinking: A MODM approach [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 65-75]
  • Goal programming A goal programming model for vehicle routing problem with backhauls and soft time windows [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 7-18]
  • Goal-programming ORE extraction and blending optimization model in poly- metallic open PIT mines by chance constrained one-sided goal programming [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 60-67]
  • Goodness of fit test On the multivariate variation control chart [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 59-66]
  • Graph coloring A new Simulated Annealing algorithm for the robust coloring problem [Volume 3, Issue 5, 2007, Pages 27-32]
  • Green distribution Customer involvement in greening the supply chain: an interpretive structural modeling methodology [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Green electricity . Tradable Green Certificate . Game theory . Mathematical modeling Evaluating different scenarios for Tradable Green Certificates by game theory approaches [Volume 15, Issue 3, 2019]
  • Green electricity . Tradable Green Certificate . Game theory . Renewable energy Analysis of implementation of Tradable Green Certificates system in a competitive electricity market: a game theory approach [Volume 12, Issue 2, 2016]
  • Green supply chain . Bi A multi-product green supply chain under government supervision with price and demand uncertainty [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Green Supply Chain Management Customer involvement in greening the supply chain: an interpretive structural modeling methodology [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Green supply network design  Environmental The development of a green supply chain dual-objective facility by considering different levels of uncertainty [Volume 14, Issue 3, 2018]
  • Green vehicle routing problem (GVRP)  A green vehicle routing problem with customer satisfaction criteria [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Grey Relational Analysis Modeling and development of a decision support system for supplier selection in the process industry [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Group decision-making A new heuristic approach to solve product mix problems in a multi-bottleneck system [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 46-57]
  • Group decision making . Crisp TOPSIS . Fuzzy TOPSIS maintenance strategy . Sensitivity analysis Assessment of distance-based multi-attribute group decision-making methods from a maintenance strategy perspective [Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015]
  • Group layout  Production planning  Archived multiobjective An archived multi-objective simulated annealing for a dynamic cellular manufacturing system [Volume 10, Issue 2, 2014]
  • Group scheduling A heuristic approach for multi-stage sequence-dependent group scheduling problems [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Growth strategy Evaluating quantitative stock selection strategies in Tehran Stock Exchange [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 14-23]
  • Guillotine cutting A simple approach to the two-dimensional guillotine cutting stock problem [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]

H

I

J

  • Job shop An algorithm for multi-objective job shop scheduling problem [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 43-53]
  • Judgmental Contemporary methods for evaluating complex project proposals [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Just Analysis of interactions among the barriers to JIT production: interpretive structural modelling approach [Volume 11, Issue 3, 2015]

K

  • Kansei engineering . Data mining . WEKA . Ceramic Application of Kansei engineering and data mining in the Thai ceramic manufacturing [Volume 14, Issue 4, 2018]
  • Key quality characteristic Process capability improvement of an engine connecting rod machining process [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Knapsack problem An employee transporting problem [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Kolmogorov differential equations . Markov birth Markov modeling and reliability analysis of urea synthesis system of a fertilizer plant [Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015]
  • Kuhn Solving the competitive facility location problem considering the reactions of competitor with a hybrid algorithm including Tabu Search and exact method [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Kutta method Fault tolerant system with imperfect coverage, reboot and server vacation [Volume 13, Issue 2, 2017]
  • Kutta method . ANFIS Vacation model for Markov machine repair problem with two heterogeneous unreliable servers and threshold recovery [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]

L

  • L1-Norm An L1-norm method for generating all of efficient solutions of multi-objective integer linear programming problem [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Lagos island A neuro-fuzzy approach to vehicular traffic flow prediction for a metropolis in a developing country [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 52-66]
  • Laser microgrooving · Aluminum oxide · RSM · ANN · GA Parametric optimization of Nd:YAG laser microgrooving on aluminum oxide using integrated RSM-ANN-GA approach [Volume 15, Issue 2, 2019]
  • Lean . Just Roadmap for Lean implementation in Indian automotive component manufacturing industry: comparative study of UNIDO Model and ISM Model [Volume 11, Issue 2, 2015]
  • Lean line design Study on implementation of one-piece lean line design using simulation techniques: A practical approach [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 20-36]
  • Lean manufacturing · Lean strategies · Leanness assessment tools · Fuzzy logic · Analytical network process Development of a weighted leanness measurement method in modular construction companies [Volume 15, Issue 4, 2019]
  • Lean production  Fuzzy quality function deployment (Fuzzy A fuzzy model for achieving lean attributes for competitive advantages development using AHP-QFD-PROMETHEE [Volume 10, Issue 3, 2014]
  • Lexicographic goal programming (LGP) Lexicographic goal programming approach for portfolio optimization [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 63-75]
  • Lexicographic Method Constrained consumable resource allocation in alternative stochastic networks via multi-objective decision making [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Linear mix-integer programming Solving a generalized aggregate production planning problem by genetic algorithms [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 53-64]
  • Linear programming B2B electronic market analysis using game theory [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 44-51]
  • Linear programming Determining a common set of weights in DEA by solving a linear programming [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 51-56]
  • Linear programming Primal and dual robust counterparts of uncertain linear programs: an application to portfolio selection [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 38-52]
  • Linear speedup A generalized implicit enumeration algorithm for a class of integer nonlinear programming problems [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 39-50]
  • Linear-trend disturbance Identifying the change time of multivariate binomial processes for step changes and drifts [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Loading A hybrid algorithm optimization approach for machine loading problem in flexible manufacturing system [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Location General form of a cooperative gradual maximal covering location problem [Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018]
  • Location A model for distribution centers location-routing problem on a multimodal transportation network with a meta-heuristic solving approach [Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018]
  • Location New mathematical modeling for a location–routing–inventory problem in a multi-period closed-loop supply chain in a car industry [Volume 14, Issue 3, 2018]
  • Location Allocation Designing a multi-objective nonlinear cross-docking location allocation model using genetic algorithm [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 27-42]
  • Location routing problem  Multi objective optimization Solving a bi-objective location routing problem by a NSGA-II combined with clustering approach: application in waste collection problem [Volume 13, Issue 1, 2017]
  • Locomotive assignment problem Locomotive assignment problem with train precedence using genetic algorithm [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Logistic regression An application of principal component analysis and logistic regression to facilitate production scheduling decision support system: an automotive industry case [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Long-run probabilities Multiple vacation policy for MX/Hk/1 queue with un-reliable server [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Loss distribution approach Modeling the operational risk in Iranian commercial banks: case study of a private bank [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Lost sale Inventory model with composed shortage and permissible delay in payment linked to order quantity [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 1-7]
  • Lot scheduling Lot sizing with rework and different inspection costs [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 13-18]
  • Lower bound A heuristic approach for multi-stage sequence-dependent group scheduling problems [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • L-P metric method A multiple objective approach for joint ordering and pricing planning problem with stochastic lead times [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • L-P metric method Threshold F-policy and N-policy for multi-component machining system with warm standbys [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Lumpiness Analysis of lumpiness phenomenon in MRP [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 83-89]

M

  • Machine breakdown Maintenance management decision model for preventive maintenance strategy on production equipment [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 22-34]
  • Machine reliability  Branch and bound Developing a cellular manufacturing model considering the alternative routes, tool assignment, and machine reliability [Volume 14, Issue 3, 2018]
  • Machine repair . Mixed warm spares . Unreliable servers . Common (m, M) Machining system with two unreliable servers, mixed spares and common-cause failure [Volume 11, Issue 2, 2015]
  • Machining conditions A model for tracking temperature variation in cold and hot metal working conditions during machining operations [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 1-15]
  • Mahalanobis distance Mahalanobis-Taguchi System-based criteria selection for strategy formulation: a case in a training institution [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Maintanance Determining maintenance system requirements by viewpoint of availability and lean thinking: A MODM approach [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 65-75]
  • Maintenance Multi-factor failure mode critically analysis using TOPSIS [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 1-9]
  • Maintenance cost Technical Note: An opportunity cost maintenance scheduling framework for a fleet of ships: A case study [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 64-77]
  • Maintenance decisions Development of simulation model for performance evaluation of feed water system in a typical thermal power plant [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 1-9]
  • Maintenance management An application of artificial neural network to maintenance management [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 19-26]
  • Maintenance management decision model Maintenance management decision model for preventive maintenance strategy on production equipment [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 22-34]
  • Maintenance model  Agent hardware Development of hardware system using temperature and vibration maintenance models integration concepts for conventional machines monitoring: a case study [Volume 12, Issue 1, 2016]
  • Maintenance Planning Steady state behavior and maintenance planning of bleaching system in a paper plant [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 39-44]
  • Maintenance Strategies Performance evaluation and availability analysis of ammonia synthesis unit in a fertilizer plant [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 17-26]
  • Make Integrated model for pricing, delivery time setting, and scheduling in make-to-order environments [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Make to order Capacity price decisions, a manufacturing yield management perspective [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 1-18]
  • Malmquist A profit Malmquist productivity index [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 23-30]
  • Manager’s preferences Portfolio selection through imprecise Goal Programming model: Integration of the manager`s preferences [Volume 3, Issue 5, 2007, Pages 1-8]
  • Manufacturing process quality A graphical instrument for performance analysis of contractors [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 31-38]
  • Manufacturing systems . Performance evaluation . Markov chain . Croissant production line . Reparable machines Performance evaluation of the croissant production line with reparable machines [Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015]
  • Market Nash equilibrium strategy in the deregulated power industry and comparing its lost welfare with Iran wholesale electricity market [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Market segmentation Strategy-aligned fuzzy approach for market segment evaluation and selection: a modular decision support system by dynamic network process (DNP) [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Markov birth Mathematical modeling and fuzzy availability analysis for serial processes in the crystallization system of a sugar plant [Volume 13, Issue 1, 2017]
  • Markov chain . Machine repair . Mixed spares . Time sharing . Threshold policy . Additional repairman . Queue length A time-shared machine repair problem with mixed spares under N-policy [Volume 12, Issue 2, 2016]
  • Markov chain Monte Carlo Bayesian change point estimation in Poisson-based control charts [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Markov decision process  Graph theory  Accelerated decomposition techniques for large discounted Markov decision processes [Volume 13, Issue 4, 2017]
  • Markov Model Bi-product inventory planning in a three-echelon supply chain with backordering, Poisson demand, and limited warehouse space [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Markov . Pattern recognition A novel grey–fuzzy–Markov and pattern recognition model for industrial accident forecasting [Volume 14, Issue 3, 2018]
  • Markov process . Degraded states . Mechanical repairable systems Availability analysis of mechanical systems with condition-based maintenance using semi-Markov and evaluation of optimal condition monitoring interval [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Mathematical Modeling A new binary model for university examination timetabling: a case study [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Mathematical modelling  Foreign trade On the stability of equilibrium for a reformulated foreign trade model of three countries [Volume 10, Issue 3, 2014]
  • Mathematical Programming Yard crane scheduling in port container terminals using genetic algorithm [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 39-50]
  • Mathematical programming model . Unique Equipment . Operating rooms . Surgery planning . Differential evolution (DE) . Sample average A stochastic model for operating room planning under uncertainty and equipment capacity constraints [Volume 11, Issue 2, 2015]
  • Maximin method Practical common weights MOLP approach for efficiency analysis [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 57-63]
  • Maximum entropy principle Multiple vacation policy for MX/Hk/1 queue with un-reliable server [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Maximum Likelihood Estimator Identifying the change time of multivariate binomial processes for step changes and drifts [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • MCDM An MCDM-DEA approach for technology selection [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 32-38]
  • MCDM Multi-factor failure mode critically analysis using TOPSIS [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 1-9]
  • MCUSUM, MEWMA Phase II monitoring of auto-correlated linear profiles using linear mixed model [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • MDL  Genetic algorithm  Collaboration space division  Chromosome Collaboration space division in collaborative product development based on a genetic algorithm [Volume 14, Issue 4, 2018]
  • Mean time between failures (MTBF) .Redundant repairable systems . Common cause failure (CCF) . Cascading failure . Fuzzy parameters MTBF evaluation for 2-out-of-3 redundant repairable systems with common cause and cascade failures considering fuzzy rates for failures and repair: a case study of a centrifugal water pumping system [Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018]
  • Measure Curbing variations in packaging process through Six Sigma way in a large-scale food-processing industry [Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015]
  • Measure Process capability improvement through DMAIC for aluminum alloy wheel machining [Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018]
  • Measurement Scale Mahalanobis-Taguchi System-based criteria selection for strategy formulation: a case in a training institution [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Membership function Mathematical solution of multilevel fractional programming problem with fuzzy goal programming approach [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Memetic Algorithm A redundancy allocation problem with the choice of redundancy strategies by a memetic algorithm [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 6-16]
  • M-estimator Simultaneous robust estimation of multi-response surfaces in the presence of outliers [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Meta A novel hybrid meta-heuristic technique applied to the well-known benchmark optimization problems [Volume 13, Issue 1, 2017]
  • Meta-Heuristic Algorithms A modified elite ACO based avoiding premature convergence for travelling salesmen problem [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 68-75]
  • Meta-heuristics Effective heuristics and meta-heuristics for the quadratic assignment problem with tuned parameters and analytical comparisons [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • MICMAC Analysis Customer involvement in greening the supply chain: an interpretive structural modeling methodology [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Micro and small enterprises . Furniture manufacturing . Factors . Correlation . Impact Examining significant factors in micro and small enterprises performance: case study in Amhara region, Ethiopia [Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018]
  • Milk run Study on implementation of one-piece lean line design using simulation techniques: A practical approach [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 20-36]
  • Min operator A fuzzy approach to solve a multi-objective linear fractional inventory model [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 43-47]
  • Mixed A multi-objective genetic algorithm for a mixed-model assembly U-line balancing type-I problem considering human-related issues, training, and learning [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Mixed A two-stage stochastic rule-based model to determine pre-assembly buffer content [Volume 14, Issue 4, 2018]
  • Mixed-integer goal programming A fuzzy mixed-integer goal programming model for a parallel machine scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup times and release dates [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Mixed integer linear programming The optimal number of yard cranes in container terminal [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 71-76]
  • Mixed integer linear programming An electromagnetism-like metaheuristic for open-shop problems with no buffer [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Mixture experiment . Simplex Shrinkage simplex-centroid designs for a quadratic mixture model [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Model base Modeling and development of a decision support system for supplier selection in the process industry [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Modeling Numerical modeling of economic uncertainty [Volume 3, Issue 5, 2007, Pages 9-18]
  • MOLP Practical common weights MOLP approach for efficiency analysis [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 57-63]
  • Momentum strategy Evaluating quantitative stock selection strategies in Tehran Stock Exchange [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 14-23]
  • Monitoring An artificial Neural Network approach to monitor and diagnose multi-attribute quality control processes [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Monitoring Development of hardware system using temperature and vibration maintenance models integration concepts for conventional machines monitoring: a case study [Volume 12, Issue 1, 2016]
  • Monte Carlo Simulation A new approach for constraining failure probability of a critical deteriorating system Yard crane scheduling in port container terminals using genetic algorithm [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 52-59]
  • Monte Carlo Simulation Distribution network design under demand uncertainty using genetic algorithm and Monte Carlo simulation approach: a case study in pharmaceutical industry [Volume 10, Issue 1, 2014]
  • Most efficient schedule Evaluation of scheduling solutions in parallel processing using DEA FDH model [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 58-62]
  • MPS schedule Two-machine robotic cell considering different loading and unloading times [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 41-52]
  • MRP Analysis of lumpiness phenomenon in MRP [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 83-89]
  • MT system . Mahalanobis distance (MD) . Feature value . Effectiveness analysis Analysis of motor fan radiated sound and vibration waveform by automatic pattern recognition technique using “Mahalanobis distance” [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Multi Multi-site production planning in hybrid make-to-stock/make-to-order production environment [Volume 10, Issue 3, 2014]
  • Multi Modified FGP approach and MATLAB program for solving multi-level linear fractional programming problems [Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015]
  • Multi The multi-objective decision making methods based on MULTIMOORA and MOOSRA for the laptop selection problem [Volume 13, Issue 2, 2017]
  • Multi Multiple utility constrained multi-objective programs using Bayesian theory [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Multi Solving multi-objective team orienteering problem with time windows using adjustment iterated local search [Volume 15, Issue 4, 2019]
  • Multi Optimal overhaul–replacement policy for a multi-degraded repairable system sold with warranty [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Multi-attribute An artificial Neural Network approach to monitor and diagnose multi-attribute quality control processes [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Multi-attribute processes Identifying the change time of multivariate binomial processes for step changes and drifts [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Multi-binomial processes Identifying the change time of multivariate binomial processes for step changes and drifts [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Multi-class dynamic PERT network A heuristic method for consumable resource allocation in multi-class dynamic PERT networks [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Multi-constrained routing Advanced operations research techniques for multi-constraint QoS routing in internet [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 35-43]
  • Multi-Criteria Decision The improvement of the performance of the emergency department: Application of simulation model and multiple criteria decision method [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 60-71]
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making Technical note: Water conservation in Kuwait: A fuzzy analysis approach [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 90-105]
  • Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Supplier selection using compromise ranking and outranking methods [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 61-73]
  • Multi-criteria vehicle routing problem A multi-criteria vehicle routing problem with soft time windows by simulated annealing [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 28-36]
  • Multi depot vehicle routing problem .Cooperation . Coalition . Cooperative game theory . Cost saving allocation Cooperative vehicle routing problem: an opportunity for cost saving [Volume 12, Issue 3, 2016]
  • Multi-Layer Perceptron An application of artificial neural network to maintenance management [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 19-26]
  • Multilevel fractional programming Mathematical solution of multilevel fractional programming problem with fuzzy goal programming approach [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Multi-mode A mathematical model for the multi-mode resource investment problem [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • MULTIMOORA . Multiple attribute decisionmaking . Target Interval MULTIMOORA method with target values of attributes based on interval distance and preference degree: biomaterials selection [Volume 13, Issue 2, 2017]
  • Multi-objective A fuzzy random multi-objective approach for portfolio selection [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 12-21]
  • Multi-objective An optimization technique for vendor selection with quantity discounts using Genetic Algorithm [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 1-13]
  • Multi-objective An algorithm for multi-objective job shop scheduling problem [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 43-53]
  • Multi-objective Constrained consumable resource allocation in alternative stochastic networks via multi-objective decision making [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Multi-Objective Decision Making A weighted metric method to optimize multi-response robust problems [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 10-19]
  • Multi-objective decision making (MODM) Determining maintenance system requirements by viewpoint of availability and lean thinking: A MODM approach [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 65-75]
  • Multi-objective decision making (MODM) Lexicographic goal programming approach for portfolio optimization [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 63-75]
  • Multi-objective integer linear programming An L1-norm method for generating all of efficient solutions of multi-objective integer linear programming problem [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Multi-objective linear fractional programming A fuzzy approach to solve a multi-objective linear fractional inventory model [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 43-47]
  • Multi-objective model A multi-objective model for designing a group layout of a dynamic cellular manufacturing system [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Multi-objective nonlinear model Designing a multi-objective nonlinear cross-docking location allocation model using genetic algorithm [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 27-42]
  • Multi-objective nonlinear optimization A multiple objective approach for joint ordering and pricing planning problem with stochastic lead times [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Multi-objective nonlinear optimization Threshold F-policy and N-policy for multi-component machining system with warm standbys [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Multi-Objective Optimization Multi-objective design of fuzzy logic controller in supply chain [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Multi-objective programming A multi-objective inventory model for deteriorating items with backorder and stock dependent demand [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 65-73]
  • Multi-objective programming (MOP) A full ranking method using integrated DEA models and its application to modify GA for finding Pareto optimal solution of MOP problem [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 8-14]
  • Multiple attribute decision making . Ideal best alternative . Loss functions A simple approach to multiple attribute decision making using loss functions [Volume 13, Issue 1, 2017]
  • Multiple attribute decision making . MULTIMOORA . Shannon entropy . Materials selection Extended MULTIMOORA method based on Shannon entropy weight for materials selection [Volume 12, Issue 1, 2016]
  • Multiple-choice knapsack A dynamic programming approach for solving nonlinear knapsack problems [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 31-37]
  • Multiple response optimization A neuro-data envelopment analysis approach for optimization of uncorrelated multiple response problems with smaller the better type controllable factors [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Multi-product Retracted: Using genetic algorithm approach to solve a multi-product EPQ model with defective items, rework, and constrained space [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Multi-response problem Simultaneous robust estimation of multi-response surfaces in the presence of outliers [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Multistage processes . Cascade property . Profile monitoring . Phase I Phase-I monitoring of standard deviations in multistage linear profiles [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Multi-start simulated annealing Multi-start simulated annealing for dynamic plant layout problem [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 44-50]
  • Multivariate analysis of variance An empirical study of innovation-performance linkage in the paper industry [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Multivariate process Optimum target value of multivariate processes with unequal non-conforming costs [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 1-12]
  • Multivariate process capability indices Multivariate process capability indices on the presence of priority for quality characteristics [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 27-36]
  • Multivariate process . Hotelling T2 control chart . Multi On the use of multi-agent systems for the monitoring of industrial systems [Volume 12, Issue 1, 2016]
  • Multivariate statistical process control Multivariate process capability indices on the presence of priority for quality characteristics [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 27-36]
  • Mutiple regression analysis Finding efficient frontier of process parameters for plastic injection molding [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]

N

  • Nash equilibrium . Lost welfare . Bidding strategy . Genetic algorithm . Iran wholesale electricity Nash equilibrium strategy in the deregulated power industry and comparing its lost welfare with Iran wholesale electricity market [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Negative data Allocation models for DMUs with negative data [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Net present value . Economic analysis . Escalation rate . Thermal power plant Cost analysis of a coal-fired power plant using the NPV method [Volume 11, Issue 4, 2015]
  • Net present worth Dynamic modeling to determine production strategies in order to maximize net present worth in small and medium size companies [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 51-64]
  • Network DEA Network DEA: an application to analysis of academic performance [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Network DEA . Global cost efficiency . Multi Estimating multi-period global cost efficiency and productivity change of systems with network structures [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Neural Networks Car paint thickness control using artificial neural network and regression method [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 1-6]
  • Neural Networks A neuro-fuzzy approach to vehicular traffic flow prediction for a metropolis in a developing country [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 52-66]
  • Neural Networks An artificial Neural Network approach to monitor and diagnose multi-attribute quality control processes [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Neural Networks Ensemble strategies to build neural network to facilitate decision making [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 32-38]
  • Neuro-fuzzy A neuro-fuzzy approach to vehicular traffic flow prediction for a metropolis in a developing country [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 52-66]
  • Neutral market B2B electronic market analysis using game theory [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 44-51]
  • New product development (NPD) Fostering product development using combination of QFD and ANP: A case study [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 29-40]
  • Newsvendor · Loss aversion · Risk aversion · Utility · Inventory Risk premiums and certainty equivalents of loss-averse newsvendors of bounded utility [Volume 15, Issue 4, 2019]
  • Non New Shewhart-type synthetic ar{X} control schemes for non-normal data [Volume 15, Issue 3, 2019]
  • Non-discretionary data Non-discretionary imprecise data in efficiency Measurement [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 45-51]
  • Nonlinear Programming A fuzzy random multi-objective approach for portfolio selection [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 12-21]
  • Nonlinear Programming A goal geometric programming problem (G2P2) with logarithmic deviational variables and its applications on two industrial problems [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Nonlinear programming  Generalized lambda A new statistical method for design and analyses of component tolerance [Volume 13, Issue 1, 2017]
  • NP-hard Problems A modified elite ACO based avoiding premature convergence for travelling salesmen problem [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 68-75]
  • NP-hard Problems Solving the vehicle routing problem by a hybrid meta-heuristic algorithm [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • NSGA-II Minimizing the total tardiness and makespan in an open shop scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup times [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Nurse rostering Nurse rostering using fuzzy logic: A case study [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Nurse scheduling Nurse rostering using fuzzy logic: A case study [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]

O

  • Objective A multi-objective genetic algorithm for a mixed-model assembly U-line balancing type-I problem considering human-related issues, training, and learning [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Objective weight A fuzzy MCDM model with objective and subjective weights for evaluating service quality in hotel industries [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • One-dimensional cutting stock problem The trim loss concentration in one-dimensional cutting stock problem (1D-CSP) by defining a virtual cost [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 51-58]
  • One-dimensional cutting stock problem An ACO algorithm for one-dimensional cutting stock problem [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 10-19]
  • One-dimensional cutting stock problem Solving an one-dimensional cutting stock problem by simulated annealing and tabu search [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Online store Customer lifetime value model in an online toy store [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 19-31]
  • Open shop scheduling Minimizing the total tardiness and makespan in an open shop scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup times [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Open shop with no buffer An electromagnetism-like metaheuristic for open-shop problems with no buffer [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Operational Risk Modeling the operational risk in Iranian commercial banks: case study of a private bank [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Operations research . Inventory model . Continuous review system . Ordering cost reduction . Lead time crashing cost A single-vendor and a single-buyer integrated inventory model with ordering cost reduction dependent on lead time [Volume 13, Issue 3, 2017]
  • Operations research . Uncertain programming . Logistics. Intermodal transport . Repositioning An optimization model for management of empty containers in distribution network of a logistics company under uncertainty [Volume 15, Issue 4, 2019]
  • Opportunity cost Technical Note: An opportunity cost maintenance scheduling framework for a fleet of ships: A case study [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 64-77]
  • Optimal Policy options for value added to different levels of production [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 61-70]
  • Optimal capital structure Funding decisions [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 64-82]
  • Optimal Control Stochastic cooperative advertising in a manufacturer–retailer decentralized supply channel [Volume 13, Issue 1, 2017]
  • Optimisation  Assembly scheduling  Hard precedence constraint  Virtual computer Optimisation of assembly scheduling in VCIM systems using genetic algorithm [Volume 13, Issue 3, 2017]
  • Optimisation · Emergency departments · Patient flow · Simulation · DES · ABMS Emergency department resource optimisation for improved performance: a review [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Optimization A mathematical model for optimization of strength of concrete: A case study for shear modulus of Rice Husk Ash Concrete [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 76-84]
  • Optimization A seller-buyer supply chain model with exponential distribution lead time [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Optimization Finding efficient frontier of process parameters for plastic injection molding [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Order booking Capacity price decisions, a manufacturing yield management perspective [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 1-18]
  • Ordinary Least Squares The analysis of residuals variation and outliers to obtain robust response surface [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • ORE blending ORE extraction and blending optimization model in poly- metallic open PIT mines by chance constrained one-sided goal programming [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 60-67]
  • Orthogonal distribution A model for tracking temperature variation in cold and hot metal working conditions during machining operations [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 1-15]
  • Outliers Simultaneous robust estimation of multi-response surfaces in the presence of outliers [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Outliers The analysis of residuals variation and outliers to obtain robust response surface [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Output The application of fuzzy Delphi and fuzzy inference system in supplier ranking and selection [Volume 10, Issue 3, 2014]
  • Outsourcing optimization · Production control · Reliability · Relationship outsourcer Optimization of single outsourcer–single subcontractor outsourcing relationship under reliability and maintenance constraints [Volume 15, Issue 3, 2019]

P

Q

  • QFD Quality function deployment: Integrating comprehensive matrix and SWOT analysis for effective decision making [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 19-31]
  • QFD A customer oriented systematic framework to extract business strategy in Indian electricity services [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • QFD)  House of quality (HOQ)  Fuzzy analysis hierarchy process (Fuzzy A fuzzy model for achieving lean attributes for competitive advantages development using AHP-QFD-PROMETHEE [Volume 10, Issue 3, 2014]
  • Qos Advanced operations research techniques for multi-constraint QoS routing in internet [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 35-43]
  • Quality characteristic priority Multivariate process capability indices on the presence of priority for quality characteristics [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 27-36]
  • Quality characteristics Optimum target value of multivariate processes with unequal non-conforming costs [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 1-12]
  • Quality Control An artificial Neural Network approach to monitor and diagnose multi-attribute quality control processes [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Quality control · Residual control charts · Outliers · Efficiency of control charts · Residual control charts Control chart based on residues: Is a good methodology to detect outliers? [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Fostering product development using combination of QFD and ANP: A case study [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 29-40]
  • Quality function deployment (QFD)  Fuzzy  Integration of QFD, AHP, and LPP methods in supplier development problems under uncertainty [Volume 10, Issue 1, 2014]
  • Quality improvement · Quality investment · Quality incentive · Profit sharing · Variance reduction · Rework Product quality improvement model considering quality investment in rework policies and supply chain profit sharing [Volume 15, Issue 4, 2019]
  • Quantity discounts An optimization technique for vendor selection with quantity discounts using Genetic Algorithm [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 1-13]
  • Queue Analysis of M/G/ 1 queueing model with state dependent arrival and vacation [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Queue length Multiple vacation policy for MX/Hk/1 queue with un-reliable server [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Queue size Analysis of unreliable bulk queue with statedependent arrivals [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Queuing A heuristic method for consumable resource allocation in multi-class dynamic PERT networks [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Queuing theory Stochastic extension of cellular manufacturing systems: a queuing-based analysis [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Queuing theory Application of queuing theory in inventory systems with substitution flexibility [Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015]
  • Quota Development of a forward chain approach for calculating self-delay of project activities [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 55-63]

R

  • Railroad blocking problem A population-based algorithm for the railroad blocking problem [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Ranking A full ranking method using integrated DEA models and its application to modify GA for finding Pareto optimal solution of MOP problem [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 8-14]
  • Ranking Ideal and anti-ideal decision making units: A fuzzy DEA approach [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 31-41]
  • Ranking Practical common weights MOLP approach for efficiency analysis [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 57-63]
  • Ranking model An efficiency measurement model in fuzzy environments, using data envelopment analysis [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 50-58]
  • Rational Contemporary methods for evaluating complex project proposals [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • RDM Allocation models for DMUs with negative data [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Readability . Signal A study of operators’ computing efficiency with special focus on the readability under different viewing angles of a desktop [Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015]
  • Recession direction An L1-norm method for generating all of efficient solutions of multi-objective integer linear programming problem [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Reconfigurable vibrating screen . Reliability . Dynamic maintenance . Maintainability . LABVIEW A maintenance system model for optimal reconfigurable vibrating screen management [Volume 14, Issue 3, 2018]
  • Reduced price Optimal lot size of EPQ model considering imperfect and defective products [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Redundancy allocation problem A redundancy allocation problem with the choice of redundancy strategies by a memetic algorithm [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 6-16]
  • Redundancy allocation problem . Reliability optimization . Choice of redundancy strategies . k Redundancy allocation problem for k-out-of-n systems with a choice of redundancy strategies [Volume 13, Issue 1, 2017]
  • Redundancy strategies A redundancy allocation problem with the choice of redundancy strategies by a memetic algorithm [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 6-16]
  • Redundant system Fuzzy Reliability Optimization Models for Redundant Systems [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Reflectance Study of the effects of varying colours on industrial illumi-nation, human working and production model [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 37-45]
  • Regression equation A mathematical model for optimization of strength of concrete: A case study for shear modulus of Rice Husk Ash Concrete [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 76-84]
  • Reject Optimal lot size of EPQ model considering imperfect and defective products [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Release Date A fuzzy mixed-integer goal programming model for a parallel machine scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup times and release dates [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Reliability Fuzzy Reliability Optimization Models for Redundant Systems [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Reliability allocation . Design and production cost . Reliability improvement difficulty . Sigma level . Design structure matrix (DSM) Developing an economical model for reliability allocation of an electro-optical system by considering reliability improvement difficulty, criticality, and subsystems dependency [Volume 15, Issue 2, 2019]
  • Reliability analysis . Robotic system . Nonlinear programming . Fuzzy lambda Reliability analysis of a robotic system using hybridized technique [Volume 14, Issue 3, 2018]
  • Reliability . Chapman Markov modeling and reliability analysis of urea synthesis system of a fertilizer plant [Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015]
  • Reliability · Fuzzy programming · Multi An interactive weighted fuzzy goal programming technique to solve multi-objective reliability optimization problem [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Reliability optimization problem . Redundancy allocation problem . Triangular fuzzy numbers . Ranking function . Graded mean integration value . a Reliability optimization problems with multiple constraints under fuzziness [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Reliable hub location problem . Two Scenario-based modeling for multiple allocation hub location problem under disruption risk: multiple cuts Benders decomposition approach [Volume 13, Issue 4, 2017]
  • Relief supply chain · Pre Pre-positioning and dynamic operations planning in pre- and post-disaster phases with lateral transhipment under uncertainty and disruption [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Remanufacturing Quantitative models for determining prices in a remanufacturing system with exclusive and competitive market structure [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 30-42]
  • Renewable Splittable stochastic project scheduling with constrained renewable resource [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 19-30]
  • Resource allocation Constrained consumable resource allocation in alternative stochastic networks via multi-objective decision making [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Resource leveling Resource leveling scheduling by an ant colony-based model [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Resource management . Project scheduling . Discrete event simulation . Decision support system Flexible resource management and its effect on project cost and duration [Volume 15, Issue 1, 2019]
  • Response Surface The analysis of residuals variation and outliers to obtain robust response surface [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Responsiveness Supply chain network design problem for a new market opportunity in an agile manufacturing system [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Resumeable operations Flexible job shop scheduling under availability constraints [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 52-60]
  • Retailer’s inventory The effect of supply network configuration on occurring chaotic behavior in the retailer’s inventory [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 19-28]
  • Retrial queue . Modified vacation policy . Batch input . Supplementary variable . Reneging .Phase service . Phase repair Unreliable bulk retrial queues with delayed repairs and modified vacation policy [Volume 10, Issue 3, 2014]
  • Returns An enhanced reliability-oriented workforce planning model for process industry using combined fuzzy goal programming and differential evolution approach [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Revenue management Robust supply chain coordination modeling: A revenue management perspective [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 1-16]
  • Revenue management Capacity price decisions, a manufacturing yield management perspective [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 1-18]
  • Reverse logistics Quantitative models for determining prices in a remanufacturing system with exclusive and competitive market structure [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 30-42]
  • Reverse logistics chain network . Sustainable production system . Perishable products . Mathematical modeling A reverse logistics chain mathematical model for a sustainable production system of perishable goods based on demand optimization [Volume 15, Issue 4, 2019]
  • Reverse logistics . Critical success factors . Indian electronics industry . Environment . Fuzzy TOPSIS Prioritizing critical success factors for reverse logistics implementation using fuzzy-TOPSIS methodology [Volume 12, Issue 1, 2016]
  • Reverse logistics network . Location Solving a bi-objective mathematical model for location-routing problem with time windows in multi-echelon reverse logistics using metaheuristic procedure [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Reverse supply chain . Preventive maintenance . Non Money-back guarantee warranty policy with preventive maintenance strategy for sensor-embedded remanufactured products [Volume 14, Issue 4, 2018]
  • Rework Optimal lot size of EPQ model considering imperfect and defective products [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Rework Lot sizing with rework and different inspection costs [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 13-18]
  • Rice-Husk-Ash A mathematical model for optimization of strength of concrete: A case study for shear modulus of Rice Husk Ash Concrete [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 76-84]
  • Ridge regression Estimating process capability indices using ridge regression [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 20-27]
  • Ridge regression method Multivariate process capability indices on the presence of priority for quality characteristics [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 27-36]
  • Risk Risk determinants of small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) - an exploratory study in New Zealand [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Risk Strategy-aligned fuzzy approach for market segment evaluation and selection: a modular decision support system by dynamic network process (DNP) [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Risk analysis Fuzzy model for risk analysis [Volume 3, Issue 5, 2007, Pages 19-26]
  • Risk analysis A novel risk-based analysis for the production system under epistemic uncertainty [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Risk analysis  Quantitative analysis  Project Quantitative risk management in gas injection project: a case study from Oman oil and gas industry [Volume 14, Issue 3, 2018]
  • Risk assessment diagram A novel risk-based analysis for the production system under epistemic uncertainty [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Risk determinants Risk determinants of small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) - an exploratory study in New Zealand [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Risk management . MPD process . FMEA . Fuzzy theory . RPNs . Case study Risk management in medical product development process using traditional FMEA and fuzzy linguistic approach: a case study [Volume 11, Issue 4, 2015]
  • Risk-pooling Incorporating location, routing, and inventory decisions in a bi-objective supply chain design problem with risk-pooling [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Robotic cell Two-machine robotic cell considering different loading and unloading times [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 41-52]
  • Robust coloring problem A new Simulated Annealing algorithm for the robust coloring problem [Volume 3, Issue 5, 2007, Pages 27-32]
  • Robust design  Quality engineering  Shrink fitting  High Optimization of rotor shaft shrink fit method for motor using “Robust design” [Volume 14, Issue 4, 2018]
  • Robust model The analysis of residuals variation and outliers to obtain robust response surface [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Robust Optimization Primal and dual robust counterparts of uncertain linear programs: an application to portfolio selection [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 38-52]
  • Robust Optimization A robust optimization model for distribution and evacuation in the disaster response phase [Volume 13, Issue 1, 2017]
  • Robust Optimization · Portfolio Optimization · Epistemic Uncertainty · Maximum Likelihood Estimation Robustness-based portfolio optimization under epistemic uncertainty [Volume 15, Issue 2, 2019]
  • Robust parameter design A weighted metric method to optimize multi-response robust problems [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 10-19]
  • Robust planning Robust supply chain coordination modeling: A revenue management perspective [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 1-16]
  • Robust regression Simultaneous robust estimation of multi-response surfaces in the presence of outliers [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Root/power transformation Identifying the change time of multivariate binomial processes for step changes and drifts [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Route A neuro-fuzzy approach to vehicular traffic flow prediction for a metropolis in a developing country [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 52-66]

S

T

  • T2 chart On the multivariate variation control chart [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 59-66]
  • Tabu search Solving the tandem AGV network design problem using tabu search: Cases of maximum workload and workload balance with fixed and non-fixed number of loops [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 37-51]
  • Tabu search A heuristic approach for multi-stage sequence-dependent group scheduling problems [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Tabu search Solving an one-dimensional cutting stock problem by simulated annealing and tabu search [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Tactical level Design of supply chain in fuzzy environment [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Taguchi Method Optimisation of shock absorber process parameters using failure mode and effect analysis and genetic algorithm [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Taguchi’s orthogonal array Finding efficient frontier of process parameters for plastic injection molding [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Tandem configuration Solving the tandem AGV network design problem using tabu search: Cases of maximum workload and workload balance with fixed and non-fixed number of loops [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 37-51]
  • Target value Optimum target value of multivariate processes with unequal non-conforming costs [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 1-12]
  • Tarjan’s algorithm  Strongly connected components  Accelerated decomposition techniques for large discounted Markov decision processes [Volume 13, Issue 4, 2017]
  • Team size Team size effect on teamwork productivity using information technology [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 37-42]
  • Teamwork Team size effect on teamwork productivity using information technology [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 37-42]
  • Teamwork . Team size . Sub Information sharing systems and teamwork between sub-teams: a mathematical modeling perspective [Volume 13, Issue 4, 2017]
  • Technical Analysis An investigation of model selection criteria for technical analysis of moving average [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Technological innovation An empirical study of innovation-performance linkage in the paper industry [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Technology Contemporary methods for evaluating complex project proposals [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Technology selection An MCDM-DEA approach for technology selection [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 32-38]
  • Tehran Stock Exchange Evaluating quantitative stock selection strategies in Tehran Stock Exchange [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 14-23]
  • Temperature distribution A model for tracking temperature variation in cold and hot metal working conditions during machining operations [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 1-15]
  • Temporal constraints A mathematical model for the multi-mode resource investment problem [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Theory of Constraints A new heuristic approach to solve product mix problems in a multi-bottleneck system [Volume 5, Issue 9, 2009, Pages 46-57]
  • Threshold policy . Vacation . Machine repair . Cost optimization . Runge Vacation model for Markov machine repair problem with two heterogeneous unreliable servers and threshold recovery [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Through Transformation from manufacturing process taxonomy to repair process taxonomy: a phenetic approach [Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018]
  • Time Multi-objective optimization of discrete time–cost tradeoff problem in project networks using non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm [Volume 12, Issue 2, 2016]
  • Time-dependent availability Behavioral study of piston manufacturing plant through stochastic models [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Time-dependent demand An inventory model for deteriorating items with time-dependent demand and time-varying holding cost under partial backlogging [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Time/resource trade-off A mathematical model for the multi-mode resource investment problem [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Time series analysis . Adaptive exponential smoothing . Level shifts . Statistical control limits A new adaptive exponential smoothing method for non-stationary time series with level shifts [Volume 10, Issue 4, 2014]
  • Time series forecasting A hybrid computational intelligence model for foreign exchange rate forecasting [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 15-29]
  • Time-varying holding cost An inventory model for deteriorating items with time-dependent demand and time-varying holding cost under partial backlogging [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Time windows A mathematical model for the multi-mode resource investment problem [Volume 4, Issue 7, 2008]
  • Time windows A multi-criteria vehicle routing problem with soft time windows by simulated annealing [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 28-36]
  • T-nom A fuzzy reliability model for series-parallel systems [Volume 7, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 10-18]
  • Tolerance values Mathematical solution of multilevel fractional programming problem with fuzzy goal programming approach [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • TOPSIS Multi-factor failure mode critically analysis using TOPSIS [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 1-9]
  • TOPSIS method Bi-objective optimization of multi-server intermodal hub-location-allocation problem in congested systems: modeling and solution [Volume 15, Issue 2, 2019]
  • Total tardiness Minimizing the total tardiness and makespan in an open shop scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup times [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Toyota production system (TPS)  TPS practices  Lean  Just Development of framework for sustainable Lean implementation: an ISM approach [Volume 10, Issue 3, 2014]
  • TPM  Pressure die casting  The correlation Application of TPM indicators for analyzing work time of machines used in the pressure die casting [Volume 10, Issue 2, 2014]
  • Traffic congestion A neuro-fuzzy approach to vehicular traffic flow prediction for a metropolis in a developing country [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 52-66]
  • Traffic Volume A neuro-fuzzy approach to vehicular traffic flow prediction for a metropolis in a developing country [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 52-66]
  • Transition matrix Forecasting time and place of earthquakes using a Semi-Markov model (with case study in Tehran province) [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Transportation system Designing a multi-objective nonlinear cross-docking location allocation model using genetic algorithm [Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 27-42]
  • Traveling salesman problem A modified elite ACO based avoiding premature convergence for travelling salesmen problem [Volume 7, Issue 15, 2011, Pages 68-75]
  • Trend forecasting An investigation of model selection criteria for technical analysis of moving average [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Tri An iterative method for tri-level quadratic fractional programming problems using fuzzy goal programming approach [Volume 14, Issue 2, 2018]
  • Trim loss An ACO algorithm for one-dimensional cutting stock problem [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 10-19]
  • Trim loss A simple approach to the two-dimensional guillotine cutting stock problem [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Trim loss concentration The trim loss concentration in one-dimensional cutting stock problem (1D-CSP) by defining a virtual cost [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 51-58]
  • Triple esti-mate Numerical modeling of economic uncertainty [Volume 3, Issue 5, 2007, Pages 9-18]
  • Tucker conditions . Tabu Search algorithm Solving the competitive facility location problem considering the reactions of competitor with a hybrid algorithm including Tabu Search and exact method [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Tuning method Effective heuristics and meta-heuristics for the quadratic assignment problem with tuned parameters and analytical comparisons [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Turning operation A model for tracking temperature variation in cold and hot metal working conditions during machining operations [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 1-15]
  • Two A two-level discount model for coordinating a decentralized supply chain considering stochastic price-sensitive demand [Volume 11, Issue 4, 2015]
  • Two Optimal (R, Q) policy and pricing for two-echelon supply chain with lead time and retailer’s service-level incomplete information [Volume 14, Issue 1, 2018]
  • Two-dimensional cutting A simple approach to the two-dimensional guillotine cutting stock problem [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Two-echelon inventory control Developing and solving two-echelon inventory system for perishable items in a supply chain: case study (Mashhad Behrouz Company) [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Two-echelon trade credit Retailer's inventory system in a two-level trade credit financing with selling price discount and partial order cancellations [Volume 10, Issue 1, 2014]

U

  • Ultrasonic nondestructive examinations A fuzzy approach to the evaluation of human factors in ultrasonic nondestructive examinations [Volume 3, Issue 5, 2007, Pages 41-52]
  • Uncertain demand A multi-period distribution network design model under demand uncertainty [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Uncertainty Incorporating location, routing, and inventory decisions in a bi-objective supply chain design problem with risk-pooling [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Uncertainty  First An iterative method for forecasting most probable point of stochastic demand [Volume 10, Issue 2, 2014]
  • Unrelated machines Flexible flowshop scheduling with equal number of unrelated parallel machines [Volume 7, Issue 13, 2011, Pages 74-83]
  • Un-reliable server Multiple vacation policy for MX/Hk/1 queue with un-reliable server [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Utilization . Efficiency . Cost constraint . Downtime Assembly line performance and modeling [Volume 13, Issue 3, 2017]
  • U uncer-tainty A multi agent method for cell formation with uncertain situation, based on information theory [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 53-60]

V

  • Vacation Analysis of M/G/ 1 queueing model with state dependent arrival and vacation [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Value strategy Evaluating quantitative stock selection strategies in Tehran Stock Exchange [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 14-23]
  • Variable returns to scale technology  Stability region  Finding stability regions for preserving efficiency classification of variable returns to scale technology in data envelopment analysis [Volume 12, Issue 4, 2016]
  • Variance Analysis of lumpiness phenomenon in MRP [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 83-89]
  • Variance of idle time Assembly line balancing to minimize balancing loss and system loss [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 1-5]
  • Variance propagation Estimating process capability indices using ridge regression [Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 20-27]
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling Locomotive assignment problem with train precedence using genetic algorithm [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Vehicle Routing Problem A goal programming model for vehicle routing problem with backhauls and soft time windows [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 7-18]
  • Vehicle Routing Problem Solving the vehicle routing problem by a hybrid meta-heuristic algorithm [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Vehicle Routing Problem A hybrid meta-heuristic algorithm for the vehicle routing problem with stochastic travel times considering the driver's satisfaction [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Vehicle routing problem · Stochastic transit times · Compatibility constraints · Column generation · Parallel Parallel computation framework for optimizing trailer routes in bulk transportation [Volume 15, Issue 3, 2019]
  • Vendor A discrete particle swarm optimization algorithm with local search for a production-based two-echelon single-vendor multiple-buyer supply chain [Volume 12, Issue 1, 2016]
  • Vendor selection Supplier selection using compromise ranking and outranking methods [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 61-73]
  • Vendor selection An optimization technique for vendor selection with quantity discounts using Genetic Algorithm [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 1-13]
  • VIKOR Supplier selection using compromise ranking and outranking methods [Volume 7, Issue 14, 2011, Pages 61-73]
  • Virtual cell formation . Genetic algorithm . Workforce assignment . Bi A genetic algorithm for a bi-objective mathematical model for dynamic virtual cell formation problem [Volume 12, Issue 3, 2016]
  • Virtual cost The trim loss concentration in one-dimensional cutting stock problem (1D-CSP) by defining a virtual cost [Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 51-58]
  • Visibility function Resource leveling scheduling by an ant colony-based model [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]

W

  • Wagner Robust Wagner–Whitin algorithm with uncertain costs [Volume 15, Issue 3, 2019]
  • Warranty period Optimizing the warranty period by cuckoo meta-heuristic algorithm in heterogeneous customers’ population [Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013]
  • Waste collection problem  Treatment facility  Solving a bi-objective location routing problem by a NSGA-II combined with clustering approach: application in waste collection problem [Volume 13, Issue 1, 2017]
  • Water conservation Technical note: Water conservation in Kuwait: A fuzzy analysis approach [Volume 6, Issue 10, 2010, Pages 90-105]
  • Weighted mean completion time A three-stage assembly flow shop scheduling problem with blocking and sequence-dependent set up times [Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012]
  • Weighted metric method A weighted metric method to optimize multi-response robust problems [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 10-19]
  • Weight Restriction Determining a common set of weights in DEA by solving a linear programming [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 51-56]
  • Weight restrictions Practical common weights MOLP approach for efficiency analysis [Volume 4, Issue 6, 2008, Pages 57-63]
  • Whitin algorithm · Robust approach · Uncertainty · Non-stationary · Randomness Robust Wagner–Whitin algorithm with uncertain costs [Volume 15, Issue 3, 2019]
  • Wire Optimisation of wire-cut EDM process parameter by Grey-based response surface methodology [Volume 14, Issue 4, 2018]
  • Wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) . Monel An experimental analysis and optimization of machining rate and surface characteristics in WEDM of Monel-400 using RSM and desirability approach [Volume 11, Issue 3, 2015]

Y

  • Yard crane The optimal number of yard cranes in container terminal [Volume 5, Issue 8, 2009, Pages 71-76]
  • Yard crane scheduling Yard crane scheduling in port container terminals using genetic algorithm [Volume 6, Issue 11, 2010, Pages 39-50]
  • Yield management Capacity price decisions, a manufacturing yield management perspective [Volume 2, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 1-18]