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Accounting for parameter uncertainty in largescale stochastic simulations with correlated inputs
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (I N F O R M S), 2011)This paper considers largescale stochastic simulations with correlated inputs having normaltoanything (NORTA) distributions with arbitrary continuous marginal distributions. Examples of correlated inputs include processing ... 
Accurate calculation of hazardous materials transport risks
(Elsevier, 200307)We propose two pathselection algorithms for the transport of hazardous materials. The algorithms can deal with link impedances that are pathdependent. This approach is superior to the use of a standard shortest path ... 
An adaptive bayesian replacement policy with minimal repair
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2002)In this study, an adaptive Bayesian decision model is developed to determine the optimal replacement age for the systems maintained according to a general agereplacement policy. It is assumed that when a failure occurs, ... 
Adjusted hazard rate estimator based on a known censoring probability
(Taylor & Francis, 2011)In most reliability studies involving censoring, one assumes that censoring probabilities are unknown. We derive a nonparametric estimator for the survival function when information regarding censoring frequency is available. ... 
Agebased vs. stock level control policies for a perishable inventory system
(2001)In this study, we investigate the impact of modified lotsizereorder control policy for perishables which bases replenishment decisions on both the inventory level and the remaining lifetimes of items in stock. We derive ... 

Aircraft rescheduling with cruise speed control
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (I N F O R M S), 20140523)Airline operations are subject to frequent disruptions typically due to unexpected aircraft maintenance requirements and undesirable weather conditions. Recovery from a disruption often involves propagating delays in ... 
An algorithm and a core set result for the weighted euclidean onecenter problem
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (I N F O R M S), 2009)Given a set A of m points in ndimensional space with corresponding positive weights, the weighted Euclidean onecenter problem, which is a generalization of the minimum enclosing ball problem, involves the computation of ... 
An algorithmic proof of the polyhedral decomposition theorem
(John Wiley & Sons, 1988)It is well‐known that any point in a convex polyhedron P can be written as the sum of a convex combination of extreme points of P and a non‐negative linear combination of extreme rays of P. Grötschel, Lovász, and Schrijver ... 
Allocation Strategies in Hub Networks
(Elsevier, 20110611)In this paper, we study allocation strategies and their effects on total routing costs in hub networks. Given a set of nodes with pairwise traffic demands, the phub median problem is the problem of choosing p nodes as hub ... 
Ambulance location for maximum survival
(John Wiley & Sons, 2008)This article proposes new location models for emergency medical service stations. The models are generated by incorporating a survival function into existing covering models. A survival function is a monotonically decreasing ... 
Analysis and applications of replenishment problems under stepwise transportation costs and generalized wholesale prices
(2012)In this study, we analyze the replenishment decision of a buyer with the objective of maximizing total expected profits. The buyer faces stepwise freight costs in inbound transportation and a hybrid wholesale price schedule ... 
Analysis of a decentralized supply chain under partial cooperation
(2005)In this article, we analyze a decentralized supply chain consisting of a supplier and two independent retailers. In each order cycle, retailers place their orders at the supplier to minimize inventoryrelated expected costs ... 
Analysis of assembly systems for interdeparture time variability and throughput
(Taylor & Francis, 2002)This paper studies the effect of the number of component stations (parallelism), work transfer, processing time distributions, buffers and buffer allocation schemes on throughput and interdeparture time variability of ... 
An analysis of cyclic scheduling problems in robot centered cells
(2012)The focus of this study is a robot centered cell consisting of m computer numerical control (CNC) machines producing identical parts. Two pure cycles are singled out and further investigated as prominent cycles in minimizing ... 
An analysis of heuristics in a dynamic job shop with weighted tardiness objectives
(Taylor & Francis, 1999)Meeting due dates as a reflection of customer satisfaction is one of the scheduling criteria that is frequently encountered in today's manufacturing environments. The natural quantification of this qualitative goal involves ... 
An analysis of manufacturer benefits under vendormanaged systems
(Taylor & Francis, 2010)VendorManaged Inventory (VMI) has attracted a lot of attention due to its benefits such as fewer stockouts, higher sales, and lower inventory levels at the retailers. VendorManaged Availability (VMA) is an improvement ... 
Analysis of Markov multiserver retrial queues with negative arrivals
(Springer, 2001)Negative arrivals are used as a control mechanism in many telecommunication and computer networks. In the paper we analyze multiserver retrial queues; i.e., any customer finding all servers busy upon arrival must leave the ... 
Analysis of order review/release problems in production systems
(Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1999)Order Review/Release (ORR) activities have mostly been ignored in past job shop research. In most previous studies, arriving jobs are immediately released to the shop floor without considering any information about the ... 
Analysis of reactive scheduling problems in a job shop environment
(Elsevier, 2000)In this paper, we study the reactive scheduling problems in a stochastic manufacturing environment. Specifically, we test the several scheduling policies under machine breakdowns in a classical job shop system. In addition, ...