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# European Journal of Operational Research

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### 2001, Volume 130, Issue 2

**375-387 Multicriteria job evaluation for large organizations***by*Spyridakos, A. & Siskos, Y. & Yannacopoulos, D. & Skouris, A.**388-401 Conflict dissolution in the public sector: A case-study***by*Bana e Costa, Carlos A. & Nunes da Silva, Fernando & Vansnick, Jean-Claude**402-413 A preference disaggregation decision support system for financial classification problems***by*Zopounidis, Constantin & Doumpos, Michael**414-429 MCDA and preference disaggregation in group decision support systems***by*Matsatsinis, Nikolaos F. & Samaras, Andreas P.**430-436 The fuzzy p-median problem: A global analysis of the solutions***by*Canos, M. J. & Ivorra, C. & Liern, V.**437-448 The use of Bayesian forecasting to make process adjustments during transitions***by*Nembhard, Harriet Black & Nembhard, David A.

### 2001, Volume 130, Issue 1

**1-19 An easy way to teach interior-point methods***by*Terlaky, Tamas**20-28 Leximin optimality and fuzzy set-theoretic operations***by*Dubois, Didier & Fortemps, Philippe & Pirlot, Marc & Prade, Henri**29-53 Representation of consistent recursive rules***by*del Amo, A. & Montero, J. & Molina, E.**54-69 Searching for joint gains in multi-party negotiations***by*Ehtamo, Harri & Kettunen, Eero & Hamalainen, Raimo P.**70-82 Flexibility in manufacturing systems: A relational and a dynamic approach***by*Pereira, Javier & Paulre, Bernard**83-89 The effect of vertical integration on consumer price in the presence of inventory costs***by*Reyniers, Diane J.**90-98 NP-hardness of compact scheduling in simplified open and flow shops***by*Giaro, Krzysztof**99-110 A dual control problem and application to marketing***by*Fruchter, Gila E.**111-120 Redistribution of funds for teaching and research among universities: The case of North Rhine-Westphalia***by*Fandel, Gunter & Gal, Tomas**121-132 Value efficiency analysis of academic research***by*Korhonen, Pekka & Tainio, Risto & Wallenius, Jyrki**133-146 Optimal cropping patterns under water deficits***by*Haouari, Mohamed & Azaiez, Mohamed N.**147-155 Approximate solutions to the turbine balancing problem***by*Pitsoulis, Leonidas S. & Pardalos, Panos M. & Hearn, Donald W.**156-168 Strategic gaming in electric power markets***by*Kleindorfer, Paul R. & Wu, D. -J. & Fernando, Chitru S.**169-189 Human resource planning in knowledge-intensive operations: A model for learning with stochastic turnover***by*Bordoloi, Sanjeev K. & Matsuo, Hirofumi**190-201 On solving complex multi-period location models using simulated annealing***by*Antunes, Antonio & Peeters, Dominique**202-213 Implementation of a university course and examination timetabling system***by*Dimopoulou, M. & Miliotis, P.**214-222 Fitting rectilinear polygonal curves to a set of points in the plane***by*Diaz-Banez, J. M. & Mesa, J. A.**223-230 Ethical issues in modeling: Some reflections***by*Kleijnen, J. P. C.

### 2001, Volume 129, Issue 3

**461-470 Static competitive facility location: An overview of optimisation approaches***by*Plastria, Frank**471-480 Budgeting with bounded multiple-choice constraints***by*Pisinger, David**481-495 Capacitated facility location/network design problems***by*Melkote, Sanjay & Daskin, Mark S.**496-517 A sales forecasting system based on fuzzy neural network with initial weights generated by genetic algorithm***by*Kuo, R. J.**518-538 A time-integrated Richardson model***by*Pentek, A. & Kadtke, J. B. & Sulcoski, M. F. & Miller, L. D.**539-554 The two-group heuristic to solve the multi-product, economic lot sizing and scheduling problem in flow shops***by*Ouenniche, Jamal & Boctor, Fayez F.**555-568 Construction heuristics for the asymmetric TSP***by*Glover, Fred & Gutin, Gregory & Yeo, Anders & Zverovich, Alexey**569-585 On the convergence of multiattribute weighting methods***by*Poyhonen, Mari & Hamalainen, Raimo P.**586-595 Generation of efficient frontiers in multi-objective optimization problems by generalized data envelopment analysis***by*Yun, Y. B. & Nakayama, H. & Tanino, T. & Arakawa, M.**596-618 A Shapley function on a class of cooperative fuzzy games***by*Tsurumi, Masayo & Tanino, Tetsuzo & Inuiguchi, Masahiro**619-626 Controlling multi-reservoir systems***by*Archibald, T. W. & Buchanan, C. S. & Thomas, L. C. & McKinnon, K. I. M.**627-649 Towards a conceptual structure for evaluating policy analytic activities***by*Thissen, Wil A. H. & Twaalfhoven, Patricia G. J.**650-662 Optimizing the system of virtual paths by tabu search***by*Shyur, Ching-Chir & Wen, Ue-Pyng**663-682 A general model for consecutive-k-out-of-n: F repairable system with exponential distribution and (k-1)-step Markov dependence***by*Lam, Yeh & Ng, Hon Keung Tony**683-688 Cpk index estimation using fuzzy numbers***by*Lee, Hong Tau

### 2001, Volume 129, Issue 2

**231-234 Special millennium issue of the EJOR: A global view of industrial logistics***by*Barros, Lilian L. & Riley, Michael & Brown, David**235-241 Multicriteria decision making on maintenance: Spares and contracts planning***by*Teixeira de Almeida, Adiel**242-251 A combinatorial approach to level of repair analysis***by*Barros, Lilian & Riley, Michael**252-258 Selective maintenance for support equipment involving multiple maintenance actions***by*Richard Cassady, C. & Paul Murdock, W. & Pohl, Edward A.**259-270 On the optimization of supply chain networking decisions***by*Lakhal, Salem & Martel, Alain & Kettani, Ossama & Oral, Muhittin**271-276 Analysis of supplier buyer relationships using resource constrained project scheduling strategies***by*Tukel, Oya Icmeli & Wasti, S. Nazli**277-286 Coordinating supply chain inventories through common replenishment epochs***by*Viswanathan, S. & Piplani, Rajesh**287-298 A continuous model for production-distribution system design***by*Dasci, Abdullah & Verter, Vedat**299-310 Impacts of inventory shortage policies on transportation requirements in two-stage distribution systems***by*Geunes, Joseph & Zeng, Amy Z.**311-316 Heuristics for assessing emergency transshipments***by*Evers, Philip T.**317-325 An extended enterprise planning methodology for the discrete manufacturing industry***by*Frederix, Florent**326-336 Workload balancing and loop layout in the design of a flexible manufacturing system***by*Potts, C. N. & Whitehead, J. D.**337-345 Competition in a deregulated air transportation market***by*Adler, Nicole**346-354 A neural network model for enhanced operation of midblock signalled pedestrian crossings***by*Lyons, Glenn & Hunt, John & McLeod, Fraser**355-361 Iron ore production scheduling to improve product quality***by*Everett, J. E.**362-371 Inventory, transportation, service quality and the location of distribution centers***by*Nozick, Linda K. & Turnquist, Mark A.**372-385 Multiperson decision-making based on multiplicative preference relations***by*Herrera, F. & Herrera-Viedma, E. & Chiclana, F.**386-413 On computational methods for solutions of multiobjective linear production programming games***by*Nishizaki, Ichiro & Sakawa, Masatoshi**414-433 Firms' R&D decisions under incomplete information***by*Grishagin, V. A. & Sergeyev, Ya. D. & Silipo, D. B.**434-442 Efficiency measurement in the stochastic frontier model***by*Ondrich, Jan & Ruggiero, John**443-455 Super-efficiency and DEA sensitivity analysis***by*Zhu, Joe**456-459 Technical note on the paper "An empirical study of a new metaheuristic for the traveling salesman problem" (by Shigeru Tsubakitani, James R. Evans, European Journal of Operational Research 104 (1998) 113-128)***by*Rego, Cesar

### 2001, Volume 129, Issue 1

**1-47 Rough sets theory for multicriteria decision analysis***by*Greco, Salvatore & Matarazzo, Benedetto & Slowinski, Roman**48-64 Fuzzy hierarchical analysis revisited***by*Buckley, James J. & Feuring, Thomas & Hayashi, Yoichi**65-86 Fuzzy linear programming based on statistical confidence interval and interval-valued fuzzy set***by*Chiang, Jershan**87-94 Scheduling with target start times***by*Hoogeveen, J. A. & van de Velde, S. L.**95-104 Minimizing mean squared deviation of completion times with maximum tardiness constraint***by*Seo, Jong Hwa & Kim, Chae-Bogk & Lee, Dong Hoon**105-115 Heuristics for determining economic processing rates in a flexible manufacturing system***by*Sodhi, Manbir S. & Lamond, Bernard F. & Gautier, Antoine & Noel, Martin**116-133 Cooperative dispatching - exploiting the flexibility of an FMS by means of incremental optimization***by*Seifert, Ralf W. & Morito, Susumu**134-158 A global supply chain model with transfer pricing and transportation cost allocation***by*Vidal, Carlos J. & Goetschalckx, Marc**159-185 Technology acquisition with technological progress: effects of expectations, rivalry and uncertainty***by*Rahman, Atiqur & Loulou, Richard**186-208 Assortment planning in fashion retailing: methodology, application and analysis***by*Rajaram, Kumar**209-223 Basket problems in margin calculation: Modelling and algorithms***by*Fiterman, Alexander E. & Timkovsky, Vadim G.**224-229 A note on scheduling flowshops with flexible stage ordering***by*Koulamas, Christos & Kyparisis, George J.

### 2001, Volume 128, Issue 3

**459-478 Decision-theoretic foundations of qualitative possibility theory***by*Dubois, Didier & Prade, Henri & Sabbadin, Regis**479-498 A Bayesian network approach to making inferences in causal maps***by*Nadkarni, Sucheta & Shenoy, Prakash P.**499-508 Aggregation of analytic hierarchy process models based on similarities in decision makers' preferences***by*Bolloju, N.**509-531 A study of simple rules for subcontracting in make-to-order manufacturing***by*Bertrand, J. W. M. & Sridharan, V.**532-544 The categorical data analysis approach for ratio model of pairwise comparisons***by*Basak, Indrani**545-557 Vehicle dispatching system based on Taguchi-tuned fuzzy rules***by*Tan, K. K. & Tang, K. Z.**558-569 Modeling and algorithmic development of a staff scheduling problem***by*Sarin, Subhash C. & Aggarwal, Sanjay**570-586 A derivative algorithm for inexact quadratic program - application to environmental decision-making under uncertainty***by*Chen, M. J. & Huang, G. H.**587-596 Using objective values to start multiple objective linear programming algorithms***by*Arbel, Ami & Korhonen, Pekka**597-610 Evaluating focused factory benefits with queuing theory***by*Souza, Gilvan C. & Wagner, Harvey M. & Whybark, D. Clay**611-624 A queueing model with dependence between service and interarrival times***by*Boxma, O. J. & Perry, D.**625-638 The multi-hour service system design problem***by*Amiri, Ali**639-646 A new resolution method for the parametric linear complementarity problem***by*Gailly, B. & Installe, M. & Smeers, Y.**647-663 Switching regression analysis by fuzzy adaptive network***by*Cheng, Chi-Bin & Lee, E. Stanley**664-673 On the directional bias of the lbp-norm***by*Uster, Halit & Love, Robert F.**674-678 An algorithm for a selection procedure***by*Maleki, H. R.**679-688 A note on the paper "Resource-constrained project scheduling: Notation, classification, models and methods" by Brucker et al***by*Herroelen, Willy & Demeulemeester, Erik & De Reyck, Bert

### 2001, Volume 128, Issue 2

**227-230 Methodology for handling complex societal problems***by*DeTombe, Dorien J.**231-232 Introduction to the field of methodology for handling complex societal problems***by*DeTombe, Dorien J.**233-244 Critical systems thinking and practice***by*Jackson, Mike C.**245-257 Local systemic intervention***by*Flood, Robert L.**258-265 The process of problem-formulation***by*Bowen, Ken**266-281 Compram, a method for handling complex societal problems***by*DeTombe, Dorien J.**282-289 Adaptive policies, policy analysis, and policy-making***by*Walker, Warren E. & Rahman, S. Adnan & Cave, Jonathan**290-299 A methodology for conducting interdisciplinary social research***by*van Dijkum, Cor**300-310 Methodology for participatory policy analysis***by*Geurts, Jac. L. A. & Joldersma, Cisca**311-321 Social impact assessment***by*Becker, Henk A.**322-337 Interactive policy-making - a model of management for public works***by*Driessen, Peter P. J. & Glasbergen, Pieter & Verdaas, Co**338-350 Visual-interactive decision modeling (VIDEMO) in policy management: Bridging the gap between analytic and conceptual decision modeling***by*Beroggi, Giampiero E. G.**351-363 DEMO: Towards a discipline of organisation engineering***by*Dietz, Jan L. G.**364-384 In search of valid results in a complex economic environment: The potential of meta-analysis and value transfer***by*Bal, Frans & Nijkamp, Peter**385-401 New advances in spatial network modelling: Towards evolutionary algorithms***by*Reggiani, Aura & Nijkamp, Peter & Sabella, Enrico**402-417 A general theory on spectral properties of state-homogeneous finite-state quasi-birth-death processes***by*Fadiloglu, Mehmet Murat & Yeralan, Sencer**418-434 Strategic financial management in a multinational financial conglomerate: A multiple goal stochastic programming approach***by*Korhonen, Antti**435-446 Minimax and symmetric duality for nonlinear multiobjective mixed integer programming***by*Kim, Do Sang & Song, Young Ran**447-458 Solving large single allocation p-hub problems with two or three hubs***by*Ebery, Jamie

### 2001, Volume 128, Issue 1

**1-13 Innovative research in OR/MS?***by*Pidd, Michael & Dunning-Lewis, Paul**14-33 Routing trains through a railway station based on a node packing model***by*Zwaneveld, Peter J. & Kroon, Leo G. & van Hoesel, Stan P. M.**34-57 An empirical investigation of meta-heuristic and heuristic algorithms for a 2D packing problem***by*Hopper, E. & Turton, B. C. H.**58-73 A pruning heuristic for use with multisource product design***by*Tarasewich, Peter & McMullen, Patrick R.**74-97 Stack-up algorithms for palletizing at delivery industry***by*Rethmann, J. & Wanke, E.**98-118 Using competence sets to analyze the consumer decision problem***by*Chen, Ting-Yu**119-128 Machine scheduling with a rate-modifying activity***by*Lee, C. -Y. & Leon, V. J.**129-146 A heuristic for single machine scheduling with early and tardy costs***by*Mazzini, Renata & Armentano, Vinicius A.**147-158 Local search algorithms for the multiprocessor flow shop scheduling problem***by*Negenman, Ebbe G.**159-174 Two-stage open shop scheduling with a bottleneck machine***by*Drobouchevitch, Inna G. & Strusevich, Vitaly A.**175-184 A genetic algorithm of determining cycle time for printed circuit board assembly lines***by*Ji, P. & Sze, M. T. & Lee, W. B.**185-191 The influence of perceived stock value price histories in the mean-variance-instability model***by*Atkinson, C. & Alvarez, M. J.**192-205 Optimal internal pricing and capacity planning for service facility with finite buffer***by*Sumita, Ushio & Masuda, Yasushi & Yamakawa, Shigetaka**206-212 Data envelopment analysis with resource constraints: An alternative model with non-discretionary factors***by*Maital, Shlomo & Vaninsky, Alexander**213-226 A duopolistic model of dynamic competitive advertising***by*Wang, Qinan & Wu, Zhang

### 2000, Volume 127, Issue 3

**467-482 Sorting cropping systems on the basis of their impact on groundwater quality***by*Arondel, Cecile & Girardin, Philippe**483-506 Decentralized inventory control in a two-level distribution system***by*Andersson, Jonas & Marklund, Johan**507-518 Second order symmetric duality in mathematical programming with F-convexity***by*Mishra, S. K.**519-524 The core of a repeated n-person cooperative game***by*Oviedo, Jorge**525-536 Network distance characteristics that affect computational effort in p-median location problems***by*Schilling, D. A. & Rosing, K. E. & ReVelle, C. S.**537-545 An optimal procurement policy for items with an inventory level-dependent demand rate and fixed lifetime***by*Hwang, Hark & Hahn, Kyu Hun**546-564 Scheduling two machines that require multiple types of maintenance, for a single operation***by*Rabinowitz, Gadi & Goren, Shai & Mehrez, Abraham**565-573 Positioning automated guided vehicles in a loop layout***by*Gademann, A. J. R. M. & van de Velde, S. L.**574-593 Efficient lot-sizing under a differential transportation cost structure for serially distributed warehouses***by*Vroblefski, Mark & Ramesh, R. & Zionts, Stanley**594-610 An object relational approach for the design of decision support systems***by*Srinivasan, Ananth & Sundaram, David**611-618 Further discussion on linear production functions and DEA***by*Zhu, Joe**619-638 Bidirectional planning: improving priority rule-based heuristics for scheduling resource-constrained projects***by*Klein, Robert

### 2000, Volume 127, Issue 2

**217-219 Sixth International Workshop on Project Management and Scheduling***by*Ulusoy, Gunduz & Karabati, Selcuk**220-238 On criticality and sensitivity in activity networks***by*Elmaghraby, Salah E.**239-251 Improving project cost estimation by taking into account managerial flexibility***by*Jorgensen, Trond & Wallace, Stein W.**252-261 Optimal timing of project control points***by*Raz, Tzvi & Erel, Erdal**262-278 An equitable approach to the payment scheduling problem in project management***by*Ulusoy, Gunduz & Cebelli, Serkan**279-296 The impact of resource flexibility and staffing decisions on cellular and departmental shop performance***by*Jensen, John B.**297-316 A polynomial activity insertion algorithm in a multi-resource schedule with cumulative constraints and multiple modes***by*Artigues, Christian & Roubellat, Francois**317-331 The disjunctive graph machine representation of the job shop scheduling problem***by*Blazewicz, Jacek & Pesch, Erwin & Sterna, Malgorzata**332-343 On Not-First/Not-Last conditions in disjunctive scheduling***by*Torres, Philippe & Lopez, Pierre**344-354 Using intelligent backtracking to improve branch-and-bound methods: An application to Open-Shop problems***by*Gueret, Christelle & Jussien, Narendra & Prins, Christian**355-362 A linear programming and constraint propagation-based lower bound for the RCPSP***by*Brucker, Peter & Knust, Sigrid**363-382 A new LP-based lower bound for the cumulative scheduling problem***by*Carlier, Jacques & Neron, Emmanuel**383-393 A cutting plane algorithm for a single machine scheduling problem***by*Soric, Kristina**394-407 Experimental evaluation of state-of-the-art heuristics for the resource-constrained project scheduling problem***by*Hartmann, Sonke & Kolisch, Rainer**408-424 A multicriteria heuristic method to improve resource allocation in multiproject scheduling***by*Lova, Antonio & Maroto, Concepcion & Tormos, Pilar**425-443 Procedures for resource leveling and net present value problems in project scheduling with general temporal and resource constraints***by*Neumann, K. & Zimmermann, J.**444-457 Minimizing weighted tardiness of jobs with stochastic interruptions in parallel machines***by*Laguna, Manuel & Lino, Pilar & Perez, Angeles & Quintanilla, Sacramento & Valls, Vicente**458-465 Scheduling multiple variant programs under hard real-time constraints***by*Jedrzejowicz, Piotr & Wierzbowska, Izabela

### 2000, Volume 127, Issue 1

**1-13 DEA and its use in the regulation of water companies***by*Thanassoulis, Emmanuel**14-27 The role of OR specialists in `do it yourself' spreadsheet development***by*Edwards, John S. & Finlay, Paul N. & Wilson, John M.**28-43 On comparing interval numbers***by*Sengupta, Atanu & Pal, Tapan Kumar**44-68 Application of Grey theory and multiobjective programming towards airline network design***by*Hsu, Chaug-Ing & Wen, Yuh-Horng**69-77 The one-period bus touring problem: Solved by an effective heuristic for the orienteering tour problem and improvement algorithm***by*Deitch, Ray & Ladany, Shaul P.**78-93 A directed acyclic graph representation of routing manufacturing flexibility***by*Borenstein, Denis**94-108 New modeling approaches for the design of local access transport area networks***by*Sherali, Hanif D. & Lee, Youngho & Park, Taehyung**109-119 Counting your customers: Compounding customer's in-store decisions, interpurchase time and repurchasing behavior***by*Wu, Couchen & Chen, Hsiu-Li**120-125 Flow shop and open shop scheduling with a critical machine and two operations per job***by*Kyparisis, George J. & Koulamas, Christos**126-139 Minimizing maximum lateness with job families***by*Baker, Kenneth R. & Magazine, Michael J.**140-158 Digital data networks design using genetic algorithms***by*Chu, Chao-Hsien & Premkumar, G. & Chou, Hsinghua**159-171 Reliability optimization of a series system with multiple-choice and budget constraints***by*Sung, C. S. & Cho, Y. K.**172-188 Performance evaluation and design of base stock systems***by*Duri, C. & Frein, Y. & Di Mascolo, M.**189-202 A dynamic programming algorithm for the local access telecommunication network expansion problem***by*Flippo, Olaf E. & Kolen, Antoon W. J. & Koster, Arie M. C. A. & van de Leensel, Robert L. M. J.**203-216 A transformed two-stage method for reducing the part-usage variation and a comparison of the product-level and part-level solutions in sequencing mixed-model assembly lines***by*Zhu, Jin & Ding, Fong-Yuen

### 2000, Volume 126, Issue 3

**459-473 Fuzzy multicriteria analysis for performance evaluation of bus companies***by*Yeh, Chung-Hsing & Deng, Hepu & Chang, Yu-Hern**474-490 Sequencing jobs on a single machine: A neural network approach***by*El-Bouri, Ahmed & Balakrishnan, Subramaniam & Popplewell, Neil**491-500 The value of runway time slots for airlines***by*Cao, Jia-Ming & Kanafani, Adib**501-514 Assessing the relative efficiency and productivity growth of vehicle inspection services: An application of DEA and Malmquist indices***by*Odeck, James**515-525 The generalized DEA model and the convex cone constrained game***by*Hao, Gang & Wei, Quanling & Yan, Hong**526-533 Pattern classification with principal component analysis and fuzzy rule bases***by*Ravi, V. & Reddy, P. J. & Zimmermann, H. -J.**534-540 Optimal burn-in decision for products with an unimodal failure rate function***by*Chang, Dong Shang**541-556 Minimax reference point approach and its application for multiobjective optimisation***by*Yang, Jian-Bo**557-566 Minimizing maximum lateness under linear deterioration***by*Bachman, Aleksander & Janiak, Adam**567-586 Analysis of reactive scheduling problems in a job shop environment***by*Sabuncuoglu, I. & Bayiz, M.**587-602 An exponential queue with competition for service***by*Brill, P. H. & Hlynka, M.**603-613 Capacitated inventory problems with fixed order costs: Some optimal policy structure***by*Gallego, Guillermo & Scheller-Wolf, Alan**614-636 The exact overall time distribution of a project with uncertain task durations***by*Schmidt, Craig W. & Grossmann, Ignacio E.**637-650 Resolution of fuzzy regression model***by*Wang, Hsiao-Fan & Tsaur, Ruey-Chyn**651-661 A sampling-based method for generating nondominated solutions in stochastic MOMP problems***by*Ringuest, Jeffrey L. & Graves, Samuel B.**662-674 New stopping criterion for genetic algorithms***by*Aytug, Haldun & Koehler, Gary J.**675-682 Multiobjective second order symmetric duality with cone constraints***by*Mishra, S. K.**683-687 On consistency of the weighted geometric mean complex judgement matrix in AHP***by*Xu, Z.

### 2000, Volume 126, Issue 2

**231-232 The first decade of G-networks***by*Gelenbe, Erol**233-249 G-networks: A versatile approach for work removal in queueing networks***by*Artalejo, J. R.**250-272 Multiple class G-networks with list-oriented deletions***by*Fourneau, J. -M. & Kloul, L. & Verchere, D.**273-287 Reliability modelling using G-queues***by*Harrison, Peter G. & Patel, Naresh M. & Pitel, Edwige**288-307 Reinforcement learning with internal expectation for the random neural network***by*Halici, Ugur**308-318 On G-networks and resource allocation in multimedia systems***by*Gelenbe, Erol & Shachnai, Hadas**319-330 Survey of random neural network applications***by*Bakircioglu, Hakan & Kocak, Taskin**331-339 Training the random neural network using quasi-Newton methods***by*Likas, Aristidis & Stafylopatis, Andreas**340-354 A global optimization algorithm for the three-dimensional packing problem***by*Faina, Loris**355-370 An operational decision model for lead-time and price quotation in congested manufacturing systems***by*ElHafsi, Mohsen**371-385 Input control in a batch production system with lead times, due dates and random yields***by*Wang, Yunzeng & Gerchak, Yigal**386-390 A simple method for obtaining weakly efficient points in multiobjective linear fractional programming problems***by*Metev, Boyan & Gueorguieva, Dessislava**391-407 On weighted centers for semidefinite programming***by*Sturm, Jos F. & Zhang, Shuzhong