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Mohammad Reza Zare Banadkouki, Mohammad Mahdi Lotfi,
Volume 32, Issue 1 (IJIEPR 2021)

In today’s world, manufacturing companies are required to integrate their sources with manufacturing systems and use novel technologies in order to survive in the competitive world market. In this context, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and its related technologies are taken as novel and efficient schemes; therefore, selecting the best technology among them has been a challenging issue. Such an investment decision is, in nature, a multi-attribute problem. In fact, manufacturing technologies have various advantages and disadvantages which need to be considered in order to choose the best one. In this paper, we briefly study the structure and goals of computer integrated manufacturing systems, the role of different sectors in traditional and modern manufacturing systems, and the effect of information communication on them. Then, various options regarding the implementation of an integrated computer manufacturing technology are introduced and a  combined model of the fuzzy analytical hierarchy process and fuzzy TOPSIS is proposed to handle the above-mentioned multiple criteria decision making problem. Finally, the considered options for manufacturing technologies are ranked using a numerical example.
Amir Mohamadghasemi, Abdollah Hadi-Vencheh, Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi,
Volume 32, Issue 4 (IJIEPR 2021)

Preventive maintenance (PM) of machines has the critical role in a factory or enterprise. It decreases number of failures, increases reliability, as well as minimizes costs of production systems.  The managers’ duty of maintenance section is to prioritize machines and then, implement PM programs for them. Since machines have the different measures with respect to the maintenance costs, reliability, mean time between failures (MTBF), availability of spare parts, etc., the machines evaluation problem can be considered as a multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM) problem. Accordingly, the MCDM techniques can be applied to solve them. The aim of this paper is to extend the ELECTRE III (eLimination et choix traduisant la realite´– elimination and choice translation reality) method to interval type-2 fuzzy sets (IT2FSs) using curved (such as Gaussian) membership functions (MFs). The extended ELECTRE III methodology is then utilized to a maintenance group MCDM (GMCDM) matrix including the quantitative and qualitative criteria. In the proposed approach, the criteria weights, the assessment of alternatives with respect to criteria, and the thresholds are stated with Gaussian interval type-2 fuzzy sets (GIT2FSs). In order to show the effectiveness and applicability of the proposed approach, a case study and an illustrative example are exhibited using real decision-making problems. Due to the high correlation coefficients between our method and the others, as well as the results obtained by the proposed method, it can be taken into account as a valid and reliable approach to prioritize machines for PM.
Amir Akbarzadeh Janatabad, Ahmad Sadegheih, Mohammad Mehdi Lotfi, Ali Mostafaeipour,
Volume 33, Issue 1 (IJIEPR 2022)

The health insurance system can play an effective role to control health expenditures. The purpose of this study is to provide a model for estimating the physician visit tariffs. To achieve this goal, a hybrid model was used. fuzzy logic is the most appropriate tool for controlling systems and deriving rules for the relationship between inputs and outputs. So, the output of the data mining techniques enter the fuzzy logic as an input variable. The data were collected from the Health Insurance Organization of Iran in two sections including the physicians' costs and physicians' deductions. Owing to the techniques used in this model, NN had the least error, as compared to other data mining techniques (0.0034 and 0.0013, respectively). After defining the variables, membership functions and fuzzy logic rules, the accuracy of the whole control model was confirmed by random data. This research has dealt with the domains of health insurance , their connections and defining effective variables better and more extensively than the other studies in the field.
Ahmad Lotfi, Parvaneh Samouei,
Volume 34, Issue 3 (IJIEPR 2023)

As efficient instruments, there have been increasing studies on contract optimization in the supply chain field over the recent two decades. The lack of review papers is one of the gaps in contract optimization studies. Hence, the extant study aimed to provide researchers with an attitude to direct future studies on this topic. Therefore, the collected studies on contract optimization were reviewed and analyzed primarily. Then papers were classified based on the selected categories and themes. Finally, evaluation and results were presented based on the classified topics. They conducted studies, then achievements and limitations of the literature and future research opportunities were introduced to pave the way for researchers’ further studies.

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