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### 2001, Volume 132, Issue 3

**643-665 Flow shop scheduling algorithms for minimizing the completion time variance and the sum of squares of completion time deviations from a common due date***by*Gowrishankar, K. & Rajendran, Chandrasekharan & Srinivasan, G.**666-680 An investigation of model selection criteria for neural network time series forecasting***by*Qi, Min & Zhang, Guoqiang Peter**681-686 Conditional investment policy under uncertainty and irreversibility***by*Yilmaz, Fatih**687-693 Scheduling problems with a learning effect***by*Mosheiov, Gur**694-702 Intervention methodology for complex problems: The FAcT-Mirror method***by*Cardinal, Gilles Le & Guyonnet, Jean-Francois & Pouzoullic, Bruno & Rigby, Julie

### 2001, Volume 132, Issue 2

**243-244 Data envelopment analysis at the European Summer Institute XVI University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 16-26 August 1998***by*Dyson, R. G. & Podinovski, V. V. & Shale, E. A.**245-259 Pitfalls and protocols in DEA***by*Dyson, R. G. & Allen, R. & Camanho, A. S. & Podinovski, V. V. & Sarrico, C. S. & Shale, E. A.**260-273 Evaluation of deregulated airline networks using data envelopment analysis combined with principal component analysis with an application to Western Europe***by*Adler, Nicole & Golany, Boaz**274-286 DEA-like models for efficiency evaluations of specialized and interdependent units***by*Castelli, Lorenzo & Pesenti, Raffaele & Ukovich, Walter**287-295 Product mixes as objects of choice in non-parametric efficiency measurement***by*Cherchye, Laurens & Van Puyenbroeck, Tom**296-311 A quasi-concave DEA model with an application for bank branch performance evaluation***by*Dekker, David & Post, Thierry**312-325 Measuring ecological efficiency with data envelopment analysis (DEA)***by*Dyckhoff, H. & Allen, K.**326-342 DEA with efficiency classification preserving conditional convexity***by*Kuosmanen, Timo**343-356 An application of DEA for comparative analysis and ranking of regions in Serbia with regards to social-economic development***by*Martic, Milan & Savic, Gordana**357-373 Decomposing school and school-type efficiency***by*Silva Portela, Maria Conceicao A. & Thanassoulis, Emmanuel**374-389 Transconcave data envelopment analysis***by*Post, Thierry**390-399 Techniques for the assessment of influence in DEA***by*Ruiz, Jose L. & Sirvent, Inmaculada**400-410 Undesirable outputs in efficiency valuations***by*Scheel, Holger**411-424 An adaptive approach to controlling kanban systems***by*Tardif, Valerie & Maaseidvaag, Lars**425-438 Generation and presentation of nearly optimal solutions for mixed-integer linear programming, applied to a case in farming system design***by*Makowski, David & Hendrix, Eligius M. T. & van Ittersum, Martin K. & Rossing, Walter A. H.**439-452 Constructive and composite heuristic solutions to the P//[summation operator]Ci scheduling problem***by*Liu, Jiyin & Reeves, Colin R**453-465 Solution of a large-scale two-stage decision and scheduling problem using decomposition***by*Al-Khayyal, Faiz & Griffin, Paul M. & Smith, Neale R.**466-477 The multi-item single period problem with an initial stock of convertible units***by*Silver, Edward A. & Moon, Ilkyeong

### 2001, Volume 132, Issue 1

**1-16 Premediation analysis of the energy taxation dispute in Finland***by*Bragge, Johanna**17-21 Comments on properties of the minmax solutions in goal programming***by*Ogryczak, Wlodzimierz**22-38 A Tabu search heuristic for the generalized assignment problem***by*Diaz, Juan A. & Fernandez, Elena**39-49 On the efficacy of modeling multi-attribute decision problems using AHP and Sinarchy***by*Leung, Lawrence C. & Cao, Dong**50-61 Expansion formulae for characteristics of cumulative cost in finite horizon production models***by*Ayhan, Hayriye & Schlegel, Sabine**62-74 Comparisons and evaluations of alternative approaches to the treatment of congestion in DEA***by*Cooper, W. W. & Gu, Bisheng & Li, Shanling**75-80 Alternative treatments of congestion in DEA: A rejoinder to Cooper, Gu, and Li***by*Cherchye, Laurens & Kuosmanen, Timo & Post, Thierry**81-87 Note: Alternative treatments of congestion in DEA - a response to the Cherchye, Kuosmanen and Post critique***by*Cooper, W. W. & Gu, Bisheng & Li, Shanling**88-105 Dual-based approach for a hub network design problem under non-restrictive policy***by*Sung, C. S. & Jin, H. W.**106-115 Inspection schedules when the lifetime distribution of a single-unit system is completely unknown***by*Leung, Francis Kit-nam**116-122 Progressive hedging as a meta-heuristic applied to stochastic lot-sizing***by*Haugen, Kjetil K. & Lokketangen, Arne & Woodruff, David L.**123-145 An impulse control problem of a production model with interruptions to follow stochastic demand***by*Salles, J. L. F. & do Val, J. B. R.**146-162 The relationship between preventive maintenance and manufacturing system performance***by*Gupta, Diwakar & Gunalay, Yavuz & Srinivasan, Mandyam M.**163-175 Reliability bounds on HNBUE life distributions with known first two moments***by*Cheng, Kan & Lam, Yeh**176-186 Group preference aggregation with the AHP - implications for multiple-issue agendas***by*Chwolka, Anne & Raith, Matthias G.**187-196 Design of the sum-of-conforming-run-length control charts***by*Wu, Zhang & Zhang, Xiaolan & Yeo, Song Huat**197-209 Optimal tax depreciation with uncertain future cash-flows***by*Berg, Menachem & Waegenaere, Anja De & Wielhouwer, Jacco L.**210-223 On a finite horizon production lot size inventory model for deteriorating items: An optimal solution***by*Balkhi, Zaid T.**224-242 A memetic algorithm for the total tardiness single machine scheduling problem***by*Franca, Paulo M. & Mendes, Alexandre & Moscato, Pablo

### 2001, Volume 131, Issue 3

**459-475 Starting-time decisions in labor tour scheduling: An experimental analysis and case study***by*Brusco, Michael J. & Jacobs, Larry W.**476-481 Stochastic goal programming: A mean-variance approach***by*Ballestero, Enrique**482-490 The infinite horizon dynamic optimization problem revisited: A simple method to determine equilibrium states***by*Tsur, Yacov & Zemel, Amos**491-513 Coordinated stocking, clearance sales, and return policies for a supply chain***by*Lee, Chang Hwan**514-529 An extended warranty policy with options open to consumers***by*Lam, Yeh & Kwok Wai Lam, Peggo**530-535 Recurrent retrial queues with service option on arrival***by*Farahmand, K. & Livingstone, N.**536-549 Optimal resource allocation with minimum activation levels and fixed costs***by*Basso, Antonella & Peccati, Lorenzo A.**550-558 Ranking multicriteria alternatives: The method ZAPROS III***by*Larichev, Oleg I.**559-571 Ship scheduling with soft time windows: An optimisation based approach***by*Fagerholt, Kjetil**572-586 DEA models for the explicit maximisation of relative efficiency***by*Podinovski, Victor V.**587-602 The SIR method: A superiority and inferiority ranking method for multiple criteria decision making***by*Xu, Xiaozhan**603-610 Analysis of third-party warehousing contracts with commitments***by*Chen, Frank Y. & Hum, S. H. & Sun, J.**611-621 Improved methods of assembly sequence determination for automatic assembly systems***by*Lee, Hyoung-Ro & Gemmill, Douglas D.**622-634 A performance analysis of dispatching rules and a heuristic in static flowshops with missing operations of jobs***by*Rajendran, Chandrasekharan & Ziegler, Hans**635-648 Sourcing decisions with capacity reservation contracts***by*Serel, Dogan A. & Dada, Maqbool & Moskowitz, Herbert**649-663 The effects of cognitive style and model type on DSS acceptance: An empirical study***by*Lu, Hsi-Peng & Yu, Huei-Ju & Lu, Simon S. K.**664-675 A sum of disjoint products algorithm for reliability evaluation of flow networks***by*Jane, Chin-Chia & Yuan, John**676-684 Solving the generalized apportionment problem through the optimization of discrepancy functions***by*Bautista, Joaquin & Companys, Ramon & Corominas, Albert**685-686 Comments on properties of the minmax solutions in goal programming - a reply***by*Tamiz, Mehrdad & Jones, Dylan & Romero, Carlos

### 2001, Volume 131, Issue 2

**229-231 The 11th Mini-EURO conference: Artificial intelligence on transportation systems and science***by*Niittymaki, Jarkko & Pursula, Matti**232-241 Reinforcement learning in neurofuzzy traffic signal control***by*Bingham, Ella**242-252 Using a multi-agent approach to optimise the train coupling and sharing system***by*Bocker, Jorg & Lind, Jurgen & Zirkler, Bernd**253-261 An object-oriented neural network approach to short-term traffic forecasting***by*Dia, Hussein**262-272 Simulation of stochastic elements in railway systems using self-learning processes***by*Malavasi, Gabriele & Ricci, Stefano**273-281 Installation and experiences of field testing a fuzzy signal controller***by*Niittymaki, Jarkko**282-292 Berth allocation planning in the public berth system by genetic algorithms***by*Nishimura, Etsuko & Imai, Akio & Papadimitriou, Stratos**293-301 Using intelligent agents for pro-active, real-time urban intersection control***by*Roozemond, Danko A.**302-308 A dynamic route guidance system based on real traffic data***by*Wahle, J. & Annen, O. & Schuster, Ch. & Neubert, L. & Schreckenberg, M.**309-323 Analysis of supply contracts with minimum total order quantity commitments and non-stationary demands***by*Chen, Frank Y. & Krass, Dmitry**324-351 Extended DEA-Discriminant Analysis***by*Sueyoshi, Toshiyuki**352-374 Time-varying minimum cost flow problems***by*Cai, X. & Sha, D. & Wong, C. K.**375-388 A spreadsheet modeling approach to the Holt-Winters optimal forecasting***by*Segura, J. V. & Vercher, E.**389-399 Local design vs. global design: A strategic business choice***by*Mallick, Debasish N. & Mukhopadhyay, Samar K.**400-416 A set packing model for the ground holding problem in congested networks***by*Rossi, Fabrizio & Smriglio, Stefano**417-439 Two direct methods in linear programming***by*Stojkovic, Nebojsa V. & Stanimirovic, Predrag S.**440-458 Chance-constrained programming in activity networks: A critical evaluation***by*Elmaghraby, Salah E. & Soewandi, Hanijanto & Yao, Ming-Jong

### 2001, Volume 131, Issue 1

**1-15 Fuzzy programming and profit and cost allocation for a production and transportation problem***by*Sakawa, Masatoshi & Nishizaki, Ichiro & Uemura, Yoshio**16-30 The BMAP/SM/1 retrial queue with controllable operation modes***by*Choi, B. D. & Chung, Y. H. & Dudin, Alexander N.**31-61 Rule and utility based evidential reasoning approach for multiattribute decision analysis under uncertainties***by*Yang, Jian-Bo**62-77 Analysis of the potential for spatial redistribution of freight using mathematical programming***by*Vanek, Francis M.**78-94 A total standard WIP estimation method for wafer fabrication***by*Lin, Yu-Hsin & Lee, Ching-En**95-106 Scheduling in a two-machine flowshop with batch processing machine(s) for earliness/tardiness measure under a common due date***by*Sung, C. S. & Min, J. I.**107-118 An efficient algorithm to allocate shelf space***by*Yang, Ming-Hsien**119-131 A Lagrangian relaxation approach to the edge-weighted clique problem***by*Hunting, Marcel & Faigle, Ulrich & Kern, Walter**132-142 Estimating non-convex production sets - imposing convex input sets and output sets in data envelopment analysis***by*Post, Thierry**143-161 A hybrid genetic algorithm for the container loading problem***by*Bortfeldt, Andreas & Gehring, Hermann**162-170 Axiomatic characterizations of the CEA solution for rationing problems***by*Lahiri, Somdeb**171-187 Scheduling tasks on moving executors to minimise the maximum lateness***by*Jozefczyk, Jerzy**188-207 Bicriteria sequencing methods for the mixed-model assembly line in just-in-time production systems***by*Korkmazel, Tugrul & Meral, Sedef**208-223 Timely inspection and deterrence***by*John Canty, Morton & Rothenstein, Daniel & Avenhaus, Rudolf**224-227 On the polynomial mixed 0-1 fractional programming problems***by*Chang, Ching-Ter

### 2001, Volume 130, Issue 3

**449-467 Variable neighborhood search: Principles and applications***by*Hansen, Pierre & Mladenovic, Nenad**468-485 Cash management in a randomly varying environment***by*Hinderer, K. & Waldmann, K. -H.**486-497 A reduction result for location problems with polyhedral barriers***by*Klamroth, K.**498-509 A slacks-based measure of efficiency in data envelopment analysis***by*Tone, Kaoru**510-518 On the collection depots location problem***by*Drezner, Zvi & Wesolowsky, George O.**519-538 The use of advance demand information in a project-based supply chain***by*van Donselaar, Karel & Rock Kopczak, Laura & Wouters, Marc**539-558 Structuring product development processes***by*Ahmadi, Reza & Roemer, Thomas A. & Wang, Robert H.**559-575 A computational study with a new algorithm for the three-machine permutation flow-shop problem with release times***by*Cheng, Jinliang & Steiner, George & Stephenson, Paul**576-587 Comparison of three multicriteria methods to predict known outcomes***by*Olson, David L.**588-611 Measures of grouping efficiency in cellular manufacturing systems***by*Sarker, Bhaba R.**612-622 Benefits of co-operation in a production distribution environment***by*Gavirneni, Srinagesh**623-637 A general model for automated business diagnosis***by*Feelders, A. J. & Daniels, H. A. M.**638-652 Minmax earliness-tardiness costs with unit processing time jobs***by*Mosheiov, Gur & Shadmon, Michal**653-664 Using fuzzy integral for evaluating subjectively perceived travel costs in a traffic assignment model***by*Chen, Yuh-Wen & Tzeng, Gwo-Hshiung**665-678 On the maximum number of feasible ranking sequences in multi-criteria decision making problems***by*Triantaphyllou, Evangelos & Shu, Bo

### 2001, Volume 130, Issue 2

**231-232 Editorial***by*Jacquet-Lagreze, Eric & Siskos, Yannis**233-245 Preference disaggregation: 20 years of MCDA experience***by*Jacquet-Lagreze, Eric & Siskos, Yannis**246-262 Comparative analysis of UTA multicriteria methods***by*Beuthe, Michel & Scannella, Giuseppe**263-275 Using assignment examples to infer weights for ELECTRE TRI method: Some experimental results***by*Mousseau, V. & Figueira, J. & Naux, J. -Ph.**276-304 Constructing a monotonic quadratic objective function in n variables from a few two-dimensional indifferences***by*Tangian, Andranik**305-314 Rough approximation of a preference relation by a multi-attribute stochastic dominance for determinist and stochastic evaluation problems***by*Zaras, Kazimierz**315-331 Multicriteria analysis in agricultural marketing: The case of French olive oil market***by*Siskos, Y. & Matsatsinis, N. F. & Baourakis, G.**332-346 Project evaluation and selection in a network of collaboration: A consensual disaggregation multi-criterion approach***by*Oral, Muhittin & Kettani, Ossama & Cinar, Unver**347-360 Customer satisfaction measurement in the private bank sector***by*Mihelis, G. & Grigoroudis, E. & Siskos, Y. & Politis, Y. & Malandrakis, Y.**361-374 A multidimensional approach to urban quality of life: The case of Istanbul***by*Ulengin, Burc & Ulengin, Fusun & Guvenc, Umit**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