# Operational Research
2016 - 2021
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**Volume 21, issue 4, 2021**
- Supplementary variable technique (SVT) for non-Markovian single server queue with service interruption (QSI) pp. 2203-2246
*Madhu Jain*, *Sandeep Kaur* and *Parminder Singh*
- A value for games on colored communication structures pp. 2247-2260
*M. Ordóñez*, *A. Jiménez-Losada*, *Julio Fernández* and *Inés Gallego*
- Strategies and stability study for a triopoly game considering product recovery based on closed-loop supply chain pp. 2261-2282
*Junhai Ma*, *Liqing Zhu* and *Yani Guo*
- Credit and discount incentive options for two-level supply chain coordination, under uncertain price-dependent demand pp. 2283-2307
*Mohammad Reza Gholamian* and *Mahdi Ebrahimzadeh-Afruzi*
- Production planning with transshipment in a global supply chain under different carbon trading mechanisms pp. 2309-2331
*Min Wang*, *Jiao Ouyang* and *Lindu Zhao*
- A Pareto approach for the multi-factory supply chain scheduling and distribution problem pp. 2333-2364
*Ali Gharaei* and *Fariborz Jolai*
- Dynamic allocation of promotional budgets based on maximizing customer equity pp. 2365-2389
*Mehrdad Memarpour*, *Erfan Hassannayebi*, *Navid Fattahi Miab* and *Ali Farjad*
- A GRASP-based scheme for the set covering problem pp. 2391-2408
*Victor Reyes* and *Ignacio Araya*
- Optimal ordering policy for a retailer with consideration of customer credit under two-level trade credit financing pp. 2409-2432
*Chuan Zhang*, *Yu-xin Tian*, *Ling-wei Fan* and *Shu-min Yang*
- A multi-objective reliability-redundancy allocation problem with active redundancy and interval type-2 fuzzy parameters pp. 2433-2458
*Pradip Kundu*
- Multi-objective optimisation under deep uncertainty pp. 2459-2487
*Babooshka Shavazipour* and *Theodor J. Stewart*
- Online optimization with gradual look-ahead pp. 2489-2523
*Fabian Dunke* and *Stefan Nickel*
- Variable neighborhood search algorithms for the permutation flowshop scheduling problem with the preventive maintenance pp. 2525-2542
*Wahiba Jomaa*, *Mansour Eddaly* and *Bassem Jarboui*
- A pre-processing reduction method for the generalized travelling salesman problem pp. 2543-2591
*Mehdi El Krari*, *Belaïd Ahiod* and *Youssef Bouazza El Benani*
- New concepts and an algorithm for multiobjective bilevel programming: optimistic, pessimistic and moderate solutions pp. 2593-2626
*Maria João Alves*, *Carlos Henggeler Antunes* and *João Paulo Costa*
- A formal specification of multicriteria economics pp. 2627-2650
*Francisco Salas-Molina*
- Assigning a house for refugees: an application of a multiple criteria nominal classification method pp. 2651-2687
*Ana Sara Costa*, *Isabella M. Lami*, *Salvatore Greco*, *José Rui Figueira* and *José Borbinha*
- Relative partial efficiency: network and black box SBM DEA interpretations in multiplier form pp. 2689-2718
*Fatemeh Boloori*, *Rashed Khanjani-Shiraz* and *Hirofumi Fukuyama*
- A note and new extensions on “interval efficiency measures in data envelopment analysis with imprecise data” pp. 2719-2737
*Bohlool Ebrahimi*, *Madjid Tavana* and *Vincent Charles*
- Decomposition of cost efficiency with adjustable prices: an application of data envelopment analysis pp. 2739-2770
*Viera Mendelová*
- A system evaluation of NBA rookie contract execution efficiency with stacked Autoencoder and hybrid DEA pp. 2771-2807
*Qing Zhu*, *Renxian Zuo*, *Yuze Li* and *Shan Liu*
- Financial performance assessment of electricity companies: evidence from Portugal pp. 2809-2857
*Maria Elisabete Neves*, *Carla Henriques* and *João Vilas*
- A bottleneck combat model: an application to the Battle of Thermopylae pp. 2859-2877
*Anelí Bongers* and *Jose Torres*
- Adaptive rules for discrete-time Cournot games of high competition level markets pp. 2879-2906
*Nikolaos Chrysanthopoulos* and *George P. Papavassilopoulos*
- Financing the newsvendor: raising the loan limit by insurance contract pp. 2907-2932
*Wenli Wang* and *Qinhong Zhang*
**Volume 21, issue 3, 2021**
- Operations research applications in the Middle East and Africa pp. 1423-1427
*Fouad Ben Abdelaziz* and *Meryem Masmoudi*
- A fuzzy analytic hierarchy process model for customers’ bank selection decision in the Kingdom of Bahrain pp. 1429-1446
*Minwir Al-Shammari* and *Mehdi Mili*
- Deterministic goal programming approach for Islamic portfolio selection pp. 1447-1459
*Noushin Bagheri*
- A new network data envelopment analysis models to measure the efficiency of natural gas supply chain pp. 1461-1486
*Sarah J.-Sharahi*, *Kaveh Khalili-Damghani*, *Amir-Reza Abtahi* and *Alireza Rashidi Komijan*
- Strategic optimization of wheat supply chain network under uncertainty: a real case study pp. 1487-1527
*Seyyed-Mahdi Hosseini-Motlagh*, *Mohammad Reza Ghatreh Samani* and *Firoozeh Abbasi Saadi*
- A robust framework for designing blood network in disaster relief: a real-life case pp. 1529-1568
*Mohammad Reza Ghatreh Samani* and *Seyyed-Mahdi Hosseini-Motlagh*
- Reliable cross-docking location problem under the risk of disruptions pp. 1569-1612
*Asefeh Hasani Goodarzi*, *Seyed Hessameddin Zegordi*, *Gülgün Alpan*, *Isa Nakhai Kamalabadi* and *Ali Husseinzadeh Kashan*
- A Bi-objective stochastic programming model for the household waste collection and transportation problem: case of the city of Sousse pp. 1613-1639
*Haifa Jammeli*, *Majdi Argoubi* and *Hatem Masri*
- Two metaheuristics approaches for solving the traveling salesman problem: an Algerian waste collection case pp. 1641-1661
*Khalid Mekamcha*, *Mehdi Souier*, *Hakim Nadhir Bessenouci* and *Mohammed Bennekrouf*
- A greedy evolutionary hybridization algorithm for the optimal network and quadratic assignment problem pp. 1663-1690
*Mouhamadou A. M. T. Baldé*, *Serigne Gueye* and *Babacar M. Ndiaye*
- Designing a resilient skip-stop schedule in rapid rail transit using a simulation-based optimization methodology pp. 1691-1721
*Ali Shahabi*, *Sadigh Raissi*, *Kaveh Khalili-Damghani* and *Meysam Rafei*
- Designing modular capacitated emergency medical service using information on ambulance trip pp. 1723-1742
*Sondes Hammami* and *Aida Jebali*
- An integrated multi-ship crane allocation in Beirut Port container terminal pp. 1743-1761
*Nabil Nehme*, *Bacel Maddah* and *Isam A. Kaysi*
- Efficient implementation of the genetic algorithm to solve rich vehicle routing problems pp. 1763-1791
*Bochra Rabbouch*, *Foued Saâdaoui* and *Rafaa Mraihi*
- The current state of OR in Africa pp. 1793-1825
*Hans W. Ittmann*
- A scientometric analysis of Operations Research and Management Science research in Africa pp. 1827-1843
*Majdi Argoubi*, *Emna Ammari* and *Hatem Masri*
- Energy sustainability: a definition and assessment model pp. 1845-1885
*Evangelos Grigoroudis*, *Vassilis S. Kouikoglou*, *Yannis A. Phillis* and *Fotis D. Kanellos*
- Optimal dynamic auditing based on game theory pp. 1887-1912
*Nikolaos Anastasopoulos* and *Dimitrios Asteriou*
- A compromise solution method for the multiobjective minimum risk problem pp. 1913-1926
*Fatima Bellahcene* and *Philippe Marthon*
- Using multiobjective optimization models to establish healthy diets in Spain following Mediterranean standards pp. 1927-1961
*Mónica Hernández*, *Trinidad Gómez*, *Laura Delgado-Antequera* and *Rafael Caballero*
- Optimizing a robust tri-objective multi-period reliable supply chain network considering queuing system and operational and disruption risks pp. 1963-2020
*Vahid Nazari-Ghanbarloo* and *Ali Ghodratnama*
- Metaheuristic approaches to a vehicle scheduling problem in sugar beet transportation pp. 2021-2053
*Ana Anokić*, *Zorica Stanimirović*, *Đorđe Stakić* and *Tatjana Davidović*
- Multi-product dual sourcing problem with limited capacities pp. 2055-2075
*Bin Zhang*, *Zekai Lai* and *Qiangqiang Wang*
- Partial linked-to-order delayed payment and life time effects on decaying items ordering pp. 2077-2099
*Ata Allah Taleizadeh*, *Nadia Pourmohammad-Zia* and *Ioannis Konstantaras*
- Pay for performance in health care: a new best practice tariff-based tool using a log-linear piecewise frontier function and a dual–primal approach for unique solutions pp. 2101-2146
*Diogo Cunha Ferreira*, *Rc Marques* and *Alexandre Morais Nunes*
- Correction to: Pay for performance in health care: a new best practice tariff-based tool using a log-linear piecewise frontier function and a dual–primal approach for unique solutions pp. 2147-2148
*Diogo Cunha Ferreira*, *Rc Marques* and *Alexandre Morais Nunes*
- Explicit flow-risk allocation for cooperative maximum flow problems under interval uncertainty pp. 2149-2179
*Adil Baykasoğlu* and *Burcu Kubur Özbel*
- A bargaining approach to determine common weights in DEA pp. 2181-2201
*I. Contreras*, *S. Lozano* and *M. A. Hinojosa*
**Volume 21, issue 2, 2021**
- Decomposition based extended project scheduling for make-to-order production pp. 801-825
*Arda Turkgenci*, *Huseyin Guden* and *Mehmet Gülşen*
- Joint production, inventory rationing, and order admission control of a stochastic manufacturing system with setups pp. 827-855
*Stratos Ioannidis*, *Alexandros S. Xanthopoulos*, *Ioannis Sarantis* and *Dimitrios E. Koulouriotis*
- Production and quality performance of healthcare services in EU countries during the economic crisis pp. 857-873
*Panagiotis Mitropoulos*
- A coordinated scheduling problem for the supply chain in a flexible job shop machine environment pp. 875-900
*Zeynep Ceylan*, *Hakan Tozan* and *Serol Bulkan*
- Dynamic productivity change differences between global and non-global firms: a firm-level application to the U.S. food and beverage industries pp. 901-923
*Pinar Celikkol Geylani*, *Magdalena Kapelko* and *Spiro Stefanou*
- Assessing the operational and economic efficiency benefits of dynamic manufacturing networks through fuzzy cognitive maps: a case study pp. 925-950
*Ourania Markaki* and *Dimitris Askounis*
- A process capability index for normal random variable with intuitionistic fuzzy information pp. 951-964
*Gholamreza Hesamian* and *Mohamad Ghasem Akbari*
- Container flow forecasting through neural networks based on metaheuristics pp. 965-997
*M. Milenković*, *N. Milosavljevic*, *N. Bojović* and *S. Val*
- Optimal ATM replenishment policies under demand uncertainty pp. 999-1029
*Yeliz Ekinci*, *Nicoleta Serban* and *Ekrem Duman*
- Are the stock prices influenced by the publication of the annual financial statements? Evidence from the Dow Jones Industrial Average pp. 1031-1040
*Silvia Angilella* and *Daniele Morelli*
- Economic statistical design of adaptive $$\bar{X}$$ X ¯ control charts based on quality loss functions pp. 1041-1080
*M. Abolmohammadi*, *A. Seif*, *M. H. Behzadi* and *M. B. Moghadam*
- On the formal foundations of cash management systems pp. 1081-1095
*Francisco Salas-Molina*, *Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguilar*, *David Pla-Santamaria* and *Ana García-Bernabeu*
- Modelling environmental inefficiency under a quota system pp. 1097-1124
*Juan Aparicio*, *Magdalena Kapelko* and *Lidia Ortiz*
- An exploratory analysis for performance assessment of state police forces in india: an eclectic approach pp. 1125-1151
*Puneet Agarwal*, *Kyle Hunt*, *Jun Zhuang*, *Bijan Sarkar*, *Amitrajit Sarkar* and *Ramesh Sharma*
- Bi-objective hybrid flow shop scheduling with common due date pp. 1153-1178
*Zhi Li*, *Ray Y. Zhong*, *Ali Vatankhah Barenji*, *J. J. Liu*, *C. X. Yu* and *George Q. Huang*
- Quickest flow over time network interdiction: mathematical formulation and a solution method pp. 1179-1209
*Shahram Morowati-Shalilvand*, *Sedaghat Shahmorad*, *Kamal Mirnia* and *Javad Mehri-Tekmeh*
- Equilibrium strategies of the fluid queue with working vacation pp. 1211-1228
*Shuo Wang* and *Xiuli Xu*
- On a queueing-inventory system with impatient customers, advanced reservation, cancellation, overbooking and common life time pp. 1229-1253
*Dhanya Shajin* and *A. Krishnamoorthy*
- A joint chance-constrained data envelopment analysis model with random output data pp. 1255-1277
*Rashed Khanjani Shiraz*, *Madjid Tavana* and *Hirofumi Fukuyama*
- A novel approach to solve the problems with network structure pp. 1279-1297
*Abbas Bonyani* and *Moslem Alimohammadlou*
- A novel framework of hyper-heuristic approach and its application in location-routing problem with simultaneous pickup and delivery pp. 1299-1332
*Yanwei Zhao*, *Longlong Leng* and *Chunmiao Zhang*
- Multi-period mean–variance portfolio optimization with management fees pp. 1333-1354
*Xiangyu Cui*, *Jianjun Gao* and *Yun Shi*
- An iterative algorithm for the Max-Min knapsack problem with multiple scenarios pp. 1355-1392
*Thekra Al-douri*, *Mhand Hifi* and *Vassilis Zissimopoulos*
- A note on “The cross-efficiency in the optimistic–pessimistic framework” pp. 1393-1401
*I. Contreras* and *M. A. Hinojosa*
- A decision support system for techno-economic evaluation of indoor lighting systems with LED luminaires pp. 1403-1422
*Evangelos-Nikolaos D. Madias*, *Lambros T. Doulos*, *Panagiotis A. Kontaxis* and *Frangiskos V. Topalis*
**Volume 21, issue 1, 2021**
- Optimizing a unit commitment problem using an evolutionary algorithm and a plurality of priority lists pp. 1-54
*Vasilios A. Tsalavoutis*, *Constantinos G. Vrionis* and *Athanasios I. Tolis*
- Heuristic algorithms for scheduling intrees on m machines with non-availability constraints pp. 55-71
*Khaoula Ben Abdellafou*, *Hatem Hadda* and *Ouajdi Korbaa*
- Estimation in a general bulk-arrival Markovian multi-server finite queue pp. 73-89
*F. R. B. Cruz*, *M. A. C. Santos*, *F. L. P. Oliveira* and *R. C. Quinino*
- Restructuring hierarchical capacitated facility location problem with extended coverage radius under uncertainty pp. 91-138
*Mohammad Yavari* and *Mohammad Mousavi-Saleh*
- The capacitated modular single-allocation hub location problem with possibilities of hubs disruptions: modeling and a solution algorithm pp. 139-166
*Farid Momayezi*, *S. Kamal Chaharsooghi*, *Mohammad Mehdi Sepehri* and *Ali Husseinzadeh Kashan*
- Optimal production run time for an imperfect production inventory system with rework, random breakdowns and inspection costs pp. 167-204
*Harun Öztürk*
- Effects of component commonality and perishability on inventory control in assemble-to-order systems pp. 205-229
*Yeu-Shiang Huang*, *Hau-Wen Lo* and *Jyh-Wen Ho*
- A new benchmark optimization problem of adaptable difficulty: theoretical considerations and practical testing pp. 231-250
*D. K. Karpouzos* and *K. L. Katsifarakis*
- Optimal production strategy for a manufacturing and remanufacturing system with return policy pp. 251-271
*Feng Tao*, *Tijun Fan*, *Xuefeng Jia* and *Kin Keung Lai*
- A light robust model for aggregate production planning with consideration of environmental impacts of machines pp. 273-297
*Donya Rahmani*, *Arash Zandi*, *Sara Behdad* and *Arezou Entezaminia*
- Reliable vehicle routing problem in stochastic networks with correlated travel times pp. 299-330
*Mojtaba Rajabi-Bahaabadi*, *Afshin Shariat-Mohaymany*, *Mohsen Babaei* and *Daniele Vigo*
- Regulatory efficiency decomposition for utilities’ parallel subsystems pp. 331-347
*Julio Cesar Mosquera Gutierres*, *Rafael Coradi Leme*, *Rodrigo Luiz Mendes Mota* and *Paulo E. Steele Santos*
- A new continuous time optimal control model for manpower planning with promotion from inside the system pp. 349-364
*Alireza Pooya* and *Morteza Pakdaman*
- Proposing a discount policy for two-level supply chain coordination with periodic review replenishment and promotional efforts decisions pp. 365-398
*Mina Nouri*, *Seyyed-Mahdi Hosseini-Motlagh* and *Mohammadreza Nematollahi*
- Vehicle assignment in site-dependent vehicle routing problems with split deliveries pp. 399-423
*Mikhail V. Batsyn*, *Ekaterina K. Batsyna*, *Ilya S. Bychkov* and *Panos M. Pardalos*
- Dynamic assessment of control system designs of information shared supply chain network experiencing supplier disruption pp. 425-451
*A. V. Thomas* and *Biswajit Mahanty*
- Integration of multi-product supply chain network design and assembly line balancing pp. 453-483
*Reza Ramezanian* and *Sadjad Khalesi*
- Analysis of strategies for substitutable and complementary products in a two-levels fuzzy supply chain system pp. 485-524
*Raghu Nandan Giri*, *Shyamal Kumar Mondal* and *Manoranjan Maiti*
- A mathematical model for designing an integrated pharmaceutical supply chain with maximum expected coverage under uncertainty pp. 525-552
*Meisam Nasrollahi* and *Jafar Razmi*
- Supplier selection and order allocation using two-stage hybrid supply chain model and game-based order price pp. 553-588
*Samuel Yousefi*, *Mustafa Jahangoshai Rezaee* and *Maghsud Solimanpur*
- Optimal payment time and replenishment decisions for retailer’s inventory system under trade credit and carbon emission constraints pp. 589-620
*Armin Jabbarzadeh*, *Leyla Aliabadi* and *Reza Yazdanparast*
- Equilibrium and pricing analysis for an unreliable retrial queue with limited idle period and single vacation pp. 621-643
*Shan Gao*, *Hua Dong* and *Xianchao Wang*
- Correction to: Equilibrium and pricing analysis for an unreliable retrial queue with limited idle period and single vacation pp. 645-646
*Shan Gao*, *Hua Dong* and *Xianchao Wang*
- A power system scheduling model with carbon intensity and ramping capacity constraints pp. 647-687
*Nikolaos E. Koltsaklis* and *Athanasios S. Dagoumas*
- MCDA approach for agricultural water management in the context of water–energy–land–food nexus pp. 689-723
*A. Psomas*, *I. Vryzidis*, *A. Spyridakos* and *M. Mimikou*
- Locating unmanned aircraft systems for multiple missions under different weather conditions pp. 725-744
*Danışment Vural*, *Robert F. Dell* and *Erkan Kose*
- Generating evacuation task plans for community typhoon emergencies: an integration of case-driven and model-driven approaches pp. 745-774
*Zhao-ge Liu*, *Xiang-yang Li* and *Dilawar Khan Durrani*
- On solving the multiple p-median problem based on biclustering pp. 775-799
*Antiopi Panteli*, *Basilis Boutsinas* and *Ioannis Giannikos*
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