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E. Teimoury, H. Ansari , M. Fathi ,
Volume 22, Issue 1 (IJIEPR 2011)

  The importance of reliable supply is increasing with supply chain network extension and just-in-time (JIT) production. Just in time implications motivate manufacturers towards single sourcing, which often involves problems with unreliable suppliers. If a single and reliable vendor is not available, manufacturer can split the order among the vendors in order to simultaneously decrease the supply chain uncertainty and increase supply reliability. In this paper we discuss with the aim of minimizing the shortage cost how we can split orders among suppliers with different lead times. The (s,S) policy is the basis of our inventory control system and for analyzing the system performance we use the fuzzy queuing methodology. After applying the model for the case study (SAPCO), the result of the developed model will be compared in the single and multiple cases and finally we will find that order splitting in optimized condition will conclude in the least supply risk and minimized shortage cost in comparison to other cases .

E. Teimoury, I.g. Khondabi , M. Fathi ,
Volume 22, Issue 3 (IJIEPR 2011)


  Discrete facility location,

  Distribution center,


  Inventory policy,

  Queueing theory,

  Markov processes,

The distribution center location problem is a crucial question for logistics decision makers. The optimization of these decisions needs careful attention to the fixed facility costs, inventory costs, transportation costs and customer responsiveness. In this paper we study the location selection of a distribution center which satisfies demands with a M/M/1 finite queueing system plus balking and reneging. The distribution center uses one for one inventory policy, where each arrival demand orders a unit of product to the distribution center and the distribution center refers this demand to its supplier. The matrix geometric method is applied to model the queueing system in order to obtain the steady-state probabilities and evaluate some performance measures. A cost model is developed to determine the best location for the distribution center and its optimal storage capacity and a numerical example is presented to determine the computability of the results derived in this study .

Ebrahim Teimoury, Farshad Saeedi, Ahmad Makui,
Volume 28, Issue 1 (IJIEPR 2017)

Recently, urbanization has been expanded rapidly in the world and a number of metropolitan areas have been appeared with a population of more than 10 million people. Because of dense population in metropolitan and consequently increasing the delivery of goods and services, there has been a lot of problems including traffic congestion, air pollution, accidents and high energy consumption. This made some complexities in distribution of urban goods; Therefore, it is essential to provide creative solutions to overcome these complexities. City logistics models can be effective in solving these complexities.

In this paper, concepts and definitions related to city logistics are explained to provide a mathematical model in order to design city logistics distribution network aim at minimizing response times. This objective is effective for goods and emergency services, especially in times of crisis and also for goods that are delivered as soon as possible. This is a three-level network and has been used in modeling of queuing theory. To validate the model, a numerical example has been established and results of the model have been explained using BARON solver in Gams software. Finally, conclusions and recommendations for future research are presented.

Vahid Babaveisi, Farnaz Barzinpour, Ebrahim Teimoury,
Volume 31, Issue 1 (IJIEPR 2020)

In this paper, an inventory-routing problem for a network of appliance repair service is discussed including several repair depots and customers. The customer in this network makes a demand to have his/her faulty appliance repaired. Then, the repairman is assigned to the demand based on the skill needed for repairing of appliance differing for each one. The assigned repairman picks up the faulty appliance from the customer place using the vehicle for transferring faulty appliances to repair depot. The vehicle for picking up and delivering the appliances has a maximum capacity. Additionally, the repair depot needs spare parts to repair the faulty appliances that is supplied either by the supplier or lateral transshipment from the other depots. The capacitated vehicle inventory-routing problem with simultaneous pickup and delivery is NP-hard which needs special optimization procedure. Regarding the skill of repairman, it becomes more complex. Many solution approaches have been provided so far which have their pros and cons to deal with. In this study, an augmented angle-based sweep method is developed to cluster nodes for solving the problem. Finally, the heuristic is used in the main body of genetic algorithm with special representation.
Tahere Hashemi, Ebrahim Teimoury, Farnaz Barzinpour,
Volume 31, Issue 3 (IJIEPR 2020)

Retailers selling fresh products often encounter unsold inventory remains at the end of each period. The leftover product has a lower perceived quality than the new product. Therefore, retailers try to influence consumers’ preferences through price differentiation that leads to an internal competition based on product age and prices. This paper addresses the pricing and inventory control problem for fresh products to capture the influence of this competition on the supply chain members’ decisions and profits. A new coordination model based on a return policy with the revenue and cost-sharing contract is developed to improve the profits of independent supply chain members. The supply chain consists of one supplier and one retailer, where consumers are sensitive to the product’s retail price and freshness degree. Firstly, the retailer’s optimal decisions are derived in a decentralized decision-making structure. Then a centralized approach is used to optimize the supply chain decisions from the whole supply chain viewpoint. Eventually, a new coordination contract is designed to convince the members to participate in the coordination model. Numerical examples are carried out to compare the performance of different decision-making approaches. Our findings indicate that the proposed contract can coordinate the supply chain effectively. Furthermore, the coordinated decision-making model is more profitable and beneficial for the whole supply chain compared to the decentralized one. The results also demonstrate that when consumers are more sensitive to freshness, the simultaneous sale of multiple-aged products at different prices is more profitable.

Gholamreza Moini, Ebrahim Teimoury, Seyed Mohammad Seyedhosseini, Reza Radfar, Mahmood Alborzi,
Volume 32, Issue 4 (IJIEPR 2021)

Productions of the industries around the world depend on using equipment and machines. Therefore, it is vital to support the supply of equipment and spare parts for maintenance operations, especially in strategic industries that separate optimization of inventory management, supplier selection, network design, and planning decisions may lead to sub-optimal solutions. The integration of forward and reverse spare part logistics network can help optimize total costs. In this paper, a  mathematical model is presented for designing and planning an integrated forward-reverse repairable spare parts supply chain to make optimal decisions. The model considers the uncertainty in demand during the lead-time and the optimal assignment of repairable equipment to inspection, disassembly, and repair centers. A METRIC (Multi-Echelon Technique for recoverable Item Control) model is integrated into the forward-reverse supply chain to handle inventory management. A case study of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) is presented to validate the model. The non-linear constraints are linearized by using a linearization technique; then the model is solved by an iterative procedure in GAMS. A prominent outcome of the analyses shows that the same policies for repair and purchase of all the equipment and spare parts do not result in optimal solutions. Also, considering supply, repair, and inventory management decisions of spare parts simultaneously helps decision-makers enhance the supply chain's performance by applying a well-balanced repairing and purchasing policy.

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