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M Karbasian, M Bashiri, M Safaei,
Volume 22, Issue 3 (IJIEPR 2011)


  Strategic programming, Complex supply chain, Lean, Production programming, Suppliers selection,


This paper represents a model of strategic programming with limited resources in a complex supply chain. The main goal of the proposed model is to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain with respect to income increases and cost decreases. Using special objective functions, has guaranteed the lean supply, production, distribution and suppliers' selection strategies. Furthermore, it can use for production programming in the supply chain. Moreover, customer satisfaction has also been perceived, by using minimization objective functions of shortage amount and restrictions of maximum allowed shortage. In this model, objective functions have been defined in a way, which directs the supply chain to the lean. Finally, after determining strategies according to objective functions and constraints, the optimal strategies using multi-criteria decision making - ELECTRE process- have been chosen .

Mahdi Bashiri, Hamidreza Rezaei,
Volume 24, Issue 1 (IJIEPR 2013)

In this paper, we propose an extended relocation model for warehouses configuration in a supply chain network, in which uncertainty is associated to operational costs, production capacity and demands whereas, existing researches in this area are often restricted to deterministic environments. In real cases, we usually deal with stochastic parameters and this point justifies why the relocation model under uncertainty should be evaluated. Albeit the random parameters can be replaced by their expectations for solving the problem, but sometimes, some methodologies such as two-stage stochastic programming works more capable. Thus, in this paper, for implementation of two stage stochastic approach, the sample average approximation (SAA) technique is integrated with the Bender's decomposition approach to improve the proposed model results. Moreover, this approach leads to approximate the fitted objective function of the problem comparison with the real stochastic problem especially for numerous scenarios. The proposed approach has been evaluated by two hypothetical numerical examples and the results show that the proposed approach can find better strategic solution in an uncertain environment comparing to the mean-value procedure (MVP) during the time horizon.
Mahdi Bashiri, Masoud Bagheri,
Volume 24, Issue 3 (IJIEPR 2013)

The quality of manufactured products is characterized by many controllable quality factors. These factors should be optimized to reach high quality products. In this paper we try to find the controllable factors levels with minimum deviation from the target and with a least variation. To solve the problem a simple aggregation function is used to aggregate the multiple responses functions then an imperialist competitive algorithm is used to find the best level of each controllable variable. Moreover the problem has been better analyzed by Pareto optimal solution to release the aggregation function. Then the proposed multiple response imperialist competitive algorithm (MRICA) has been compared with Multiple objective Genetic Algorithm. The experimental results show efficiency of the proposed approach in both aggregation and non aggregation methods in optimization of the nonlinear multi-response programming.
Mahdi Bashiri, Mahdyeh Shiri, Mohammad Hasan Bakhtiarifar,
Volume 26, Issue 2 (IJIEPR 2015)

There are many real problems in which multiple responses should be optimized simultaneously by setting of process variables. One of the common approaches for optimization of multi-response problems is desirability function. In most real cases, there is a correlation structure between responses so ignoring the correlation may lead to mistake results. Hence, in this paper a robust approach based on desirability function is extended to optimize multiple correlated responses. Main contribution of the current study is the synthesis of ideas considering correlation structure in robust optimization through defining joint confidence interval and desirability function method. A genetic algorithm was employed to solve the introduced problem. Effectiveness of the proposed method is illustrated through some computational examples and some comparisons with previous methods were performed to show applicability of the proposed approach. Also, a sensitivity analysis was provided to show relationship of correlation and robustness in these approaches.


Mr. Mohammad Rohaninejad, Dr. Amirhossein Amiri, Dr. Mahdi Bashiri,
Volume 26, Issue 3 (IJIEPR 2015)

This paper addresses a reliable facility location problem with considering facility capacity constraints. In reliable facility location problem some facilities may become unavailable from time to time. If a facility fails, its clients should refer to other facilities by paying the cost of retransfer to these facilities. Hence, the fail of facilities leads to disruptions in facility location decisions and this problem is an attempt to reducing the impact of these disruptions. In order to formulate the problem, a new mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) model with the objective of minimizing total investment and operational costs is presented. Due to complexity of MINLP model, two different heuristic procedures based on mathematical model are developed. Finally, the performance of the proposed heuristic methods is evaluated through executive numerical example. The numerical results show that the proposed heuristic methods are efficient and provide suitable solutions.


Mahdi Bashiri, Elaheh Ghasemi,
Volume 29, Issue 2 (IJIEPR 2018)

Supplying of blood and blood products is one of the most challenging issues in the healthcare system since blood is as extremely perishable and vital good and donation of blood is a voluntary work. In this paper, we propose a two-stage stochastic selective-covering-inventory-routing (SCIR) model to supply whole blood under uncertainty. Here, set of discrete scenarios are used to display uncertainty in stochastic parameters. Both of the fixed blood center and bloodmobile facilities are considered in this study. We suppose that the number of bloodmobiles is indicated in the first stage before knowing which scenario is occurred. To verify the validation of the presented SCIR model to supply whole blood, we examine the impact of parameters variation on the model outputs and cost function using the CPLEX solver. Also the results of comparison between the stochastic approach and expected value approach are discussed.
Dr. Zahra Esfandiari, Prof. Mahdi Bashiri, Prof. Reza Tavakkoli-Moghaddam,
Volume 31, Issue 1 (IJIEPR 2020)

One of the major risks that can affect supply chain design and management is the risk of facility disruption due to natural hazards, economic crises, terrorist attacks, etc. Static resiliency of the network is one of the features that is considered when designing networks to manage disruptions, which increases the network reliability. This feature refers to the ability of the network to maintain its operation and connection in the lack of some members of the chain. Facility hardening is one of the strategies used for this purpose. In this paper, different reliable capacitated fixed-charge location allocation models are developed for hedging network from failure. In these proposed models, hardening, resilience, and hardening and resilience abilities are considered respectively. These problems are formulated as a nonlinear programming models and their equivalent linear form are presented. The sensitivity analysis confirms that the proposed models construct more effective and reliable network comparing to the previous networks. A Lagrangian decomposition algorithm (LDA) is developed to solve the linear models. Computational results show that the LDA is efficient in computational time and quality of generated solutions for instances with different sizes. Moreover, the superiority of the proposed model is confirmed comparing to the classical model.

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