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### September 1997, Volume 101, Issue 3

**532-549 Supply rationing in multi-echelon divergent systems***by*van der Heijden, M.C.**550-559 Setting the length of the planning horizon in the vehicle replacement problem***by*de Sousa, Jorge Freire & Guimaraes, Rui Campos**560-576 Variance of the throughput of an N-station production line with no intermediate buffers and time dependent failures***by*Tan, Baris**577-587 Using an interior point method for the master problem in a decomposition approach***by*Gondzio, J. & Sarkissian, R. & Vial, J.-P.**588-597 Rendezvous search on the line with bounded resources: expected time minimization***by*Alpern, Steve & Beck, Anatole**598-608 Facets for node packing***by*Murray, Alan T. & Church, Richard L.

### September 1997, Volume 101, Issue 2

**229-229 Thirteenth EURO Summer Institute: Stochastic Optimization***by*Pflug, G. Ch. & Ruszczynski, A.**230-244 On nonsmooth and discontinuous problems of stochastic systems optimization***by*Ermoliev, Yuri M. & Norkin, Vladimir I.**245-260 Optimal allocation of simulation experiments in discrete stochastic optimization and approximative algorithms***by*Futschik, A. & Pflug, G. Ch.**261-284 Stochastic gradient algorithm with random truncations***by*Tadic, Vladislav**285-305 Estimated stochastic programs with chance constraints***by*Growe, Nicole**306-316 A cutting-plane approach to mixed 0-1 stochastic integer programs***by*Caroe, Claus C. & Tind, Jorgen**317-327 The augmented system variant of IPMs in two-stage stochastic linear programming computation***by*Meszaros, Csaba**328-342 Accelerating the regularized decomposition method for two stage stochastic linear problems***by*Ruszczynski, Andrzej & Swietanowski, Artur**343-359 Modelling and analysis of multistage stochastic programming problems: A software environment***by*Messina, E. & Mitra, G.**360-373 Stochastic optimization on Bayesian nets***by*Archetti, F. & Gaivoronski, A. & Stella, F.**374-392 Discretized reality and spurious profits in stochastic programming models for asset/liability management***by*Klaassen, Pieter**393-405 Fast simulation of blocking probabilities in loss networks***by*Mandjes, Michel**406-417 An applied study on recursive estimation methods, neural networks and forecasting***by*Teixeira, Joao C. & Rodrigues, Antonio J.

### August 1997, Volume 101, Issue 1

**1-14 A state space condition monitoring model for furnace erosion prediction and replacement***by*Christer, A. H. & Wang, W. & Sharp, J. M.**15-28 Sensitivity analysis in linear programming: just be careful!***by*Jansen, B. & de Jong, J. J. & Roos, C. & Terlaky, T.**29-38 The balanced linear programming problem***by*Ahuja, Ravindra K.**39-50 Rank-based statistical procedures in analytic hierarchy process***by*Basak, Indrani**51-64 Equivalences between Data Envelopment Analysis and the theory of redundancy in linear systems***by*Dula, J. H.**65-73 Response surface methodology: A neural network approach***by*Farooq Anjum, M. & Tasadduq, Imran & Al-Sultan, Khaled**74-80 Greedy sets and related problems***by*Girlich, Eberhard & Kovalev, Michail M. & Vasilkov, Dmitri M.**81-92 Computational experience with approximation algorithms for the set covering problem***by*Grossman, Tal & Wool, Avishai**93-103 A branch-and-bound algorithm for the mini-max spanning forest problem***by*Yamada, Takeo & Takahashi, Hideo & Kataoka, Seiji**104-121 An enumerative algorithm framework for a class of nonlinear integer programming problems***by*Djerdjour, Mohamed**122-129 Second order symmetric duality for nonlinear minimax mixed integer programs***by*Gulati, T. R. & Ahmad, Izhar**130-139 A contraction algorithm for the multiparametric integer linear programming problem***by*Crema, Alejandro**140-154 A simple SLP algorithm for solving a class of nonlinear programs***by*Sarker, Ruhul A. & Gunn, Eldon A.**155-163 A new penalty function algorithm for convex quadratic programming***by*Ben-Daya, M. & Al-Sultan, K. S.**164-176 The most-obtuse-angle row pivot rule for achieving dual feasibility: A computational study***by*Pan, Ping-Qi**177-192 Stochastic linear programs with restricted recourse***by*Vladimirou, Hercules & Zenios, Stavros A.**193-203 Modelling stochastic decision systems using dependent-chance programming***by*Liu, Baoding & Iwamura, Kakuzo**204-219 Decomposition of the fuzzy parametric space in multiobjective nonlinear programming problems***by*Kassem, Mohamed Abd El-Hady**220-223 A note on a global approach for general 0-1 fractional programming***by*Wu, Tai-Hsi**224-225 OR software -- ORSEP Operations Research Software Exchange Program Edited by Professor H.W. Hamacher GP -- A C language implementation of genetic programming***by*Pollatschek, M. A.

### August 1997, Volume 100, Issue 3

**399-412 The mixed and multi model line balancing problem: a comparison***by*van Zante-de Fokkert, Jannet I. & de Kok, Ton G.**413-428 Optimal production cycles, procurement schedules, and joint investment in an imperfect production system***by*Hong, Jae-Dong**429-440 On the use of the asymptotic forms of the boolean matrix for designing cellular manufacturing systems -- An improved approach***by*Nair, G. Jayakrishnan & Narendran, T. T.**441-453 A global MILP model for FMS scheduling***by*Liu, Jiyin & MacCarthy, B. L.**454-463 On a pattern sequencing problem to minimize the maximum number of open stacks***by*Yanasse, Horacio Hideki**464-474 Scheduling jobs on parallel machines with sequence-dependent setup times***by*Lee, Young Hoon & Pinedo, Michael**475-481 Real time task scheduling allowing fuzzy due dates***by*Litoiu, Marin & Tadei, Roberto**482-493 Robust economic order quantity models***by*Yu, Gang**494-513 Solving the discrete lotsizing and scheduling problem with sequence dependent set-up costs and set-up times using the Travelling Salesman Problem with time windows***by*Salomon, Marc & Solomon, Marius M. & Van Wassenhove, Luk N. & Dumas, Yvan & Dauzere-Peres, Stephane**514-536 A dynamic lot sizing model with exponential machine breakdowns***by*Kuhn, Heinrich**537-549 Dynamic lot-sizing with setup cost reduction***by*Denizel, Meltem & Erenguc, Selcuk & Benson, Harold P.**550-556 An optimal (Q,r) policy for a multipart assembly system under stochastic part procurement lead times***by*Fujiwara, Okitsugu & Sedarage, Dayani**557-561 Simple formulas for the expected costs in the newsboy problem: An educational note***by*Hon-Shiang Lau**562-565 The single-item newsboy problem with dual performance measures and quantity discounts***by*Lin, Chen-Sin & Kroll, Dennis E.**566-585 On the lexicographic minimax approach to location problems***by*Ogryczak, Wlodzimierz**586-593 An adaptation of SH heuristic to the location set covering problem***by*Alminana, Marcos & Pastor, Jesus T.**594-607 Generalized p-Center problems: Complexity results and approximation algorithms***by*Hochbaum, Dorit S. & Pathria, Anu**608-616 A bi-objective uncapacitated facility location problem***by*Myung, Young-Soo & Kim, Hu-gon & Tcha, Dong-wan**617-622 A linear program for the two-hub location problem***by*Sohn, Jinhyeon & Park, Sungsoo**623-628 The splitting of variables and constraints in the formulation of integer programming models***by*Williams, H. P. & Brailsford, S. C.**629-637 Scaling units via the canonical correlation analysis in the DEA context***by*Friedman, Lea & Sinuany-Stern, Zilla**638-641 A response to "A comment on 'Grey integer programming: An application to waste management planning under uncertainty"' by Larry Jenkins***by*Huang, G. H. & Baetz, B. W. & Patry, G. G.

### July 1997, Volume 100, Issue 2

**251-252 Models and methods for an integrated design of products and processes***by*Eversheim, Walter**253-265 Information management for concurrent engineering***by*Eversheim, Walter & Roggatz, Axel & Zimmermann, Hans-Jurgen & Derichs, Thomas**266-276 A flexible concept for decision support: Evaluation and selection of suitable product development activities***by*Ahn, H. & Dyckhoff, H.**277-292 A methodology for the reduction of imprecision in the engineering process***by*Giachetti, Ronald E. & Young, Robert E. & Roggatz, Axel & Eversheim, Walter & Perrone, Giovanni**293-314 The implementation of simultaneous engineering in the stage of product concept development: A process orientated improvement of quality function deployment***by*Schmidt, Ralf**315-326 Intelligent systems for engineering design and configuration problems***by*Muller, K. & Sebastian, H. -J.**327-337 Simultaneous engineering approach to an integrated design and process planning***by*Eversheim, W. & Bochtler, W. & Gra[beta]ler, R. & Kolscheid, W.**338-350 Feature based feedback into the early stages of design***by*Durr, H. & Schramm, M.**351-366 Evaluating alternative production cycles using the extended fuzzy AHP method***by*Weck, M. & Klocke, F. & Schell, H. & Ruenauver, E.**367-378 Potentials and procedure for the integrated planning of production technologies in the early phases of product development***by*Eversheim, W. & Klocke, F. & Schmitz, W. & Brandenburg, F. & Winands, N.**379-398 Concurrent engineering of work and production systems***by*Stahl, Juergen & Luczak, Holger & Langen, Rene & Weck, Manfred & Klonaris, Pavlos & Pfeifer, Tilo

### July 1997, Volume 100, Issue 1

**1-15 Prediction of company acquisition in Greece by means of the rough set approach***by*Slowinski, R. & Zopounidis, C. & Dimitras, A. I.**16-26 Evaluating foreign investment environment in China: A systematic approach***by*Deng, Shengliang & Li, Yuan & Chen, Jinxian**27-40 Portfolio optimization with a neural network implementation of the coherent market hypothesis***by*Steiner, Manfred & Wittkemper, Hans-Georg**41-59 Currency option pricing with mean reversion and uncovered interest parity: A revision of the Garman-Kohlhagen model***by*Ekvall, Niklas & Peter Jennergren, L. & Naslund, Bertil**60-71 The confounding effects of distribution mixtures on some basic methods for handling stable-Paretian distributions***by*Lau, Hon-Shiang & Lau, Amy Hing Ling**72-80 Using the analytic hierarchy process and multi-objective programming for the selection of cost drivers in activity-based costing***by*Schniederjans, Marc J. & Garvin, Tim**81-96 Cost models in nonhomogeneous Markov systems***by*Georgiou, A. C. & Vassiliou, P. -C. G.**97-121 Project network models with discounted cash flows a guided tour through recent developments***by*Herroelen, Willy S. & Van Dommelen, Patrick & Demeulemeester, Erik L.**122-133 Critical path in an activity network with time constraints***by*Chen, Yen-Liang & Rinks, Dan & Tang, Kwei**134-141 A genetic algorithm for multi-mode resource constrained project scheduling problem***by*Mori, Masao & Tseng, Ching Chih**142-169 Process planning in a fuzzy environment***by*Liu, Ming Long & Sahinidis, Nikolaos V.**170-179 Finite-capacity scheduling-based planning for revenue-based capacity management***by*Akkan, Can**180-191 A tabu search algorithm for the multi-trip vehicle routing and scheduling problem***by*Brandao, Jose & Mercer, Alan**192-215 Complex dynamics and control of arms race***by*Behrens, D. A. & Feichtinger, G. & Prskawetz, A.**216-224 A simulation approach to reliability analysis of weapon systems***by*Yanez, J. & Ortuno, T. & Vitoriano, B.**225-235 Stochastic modelling of combat with reinforcement***by*Jaiswal, N. K. & Sangeeta, Y. & Gaur, S. C.**236-249 Optimal strategy of route and look for the path constrained search problem with reward criterion***by*Hohzaki, Ryusuke & Iida, Koji

### June 1997, Volume 99, Issue 3

**491-492 Eleventh EURO Summer Institute: Operational research models in maintenance***by*Van der Duyn Schouten, Frank A. & Scarf, Philip A.**493-506 On the application of mathematical models in maintenance***by*Scarf, Philip A.**507-515 Maintenance scheduling under age replacement policy using proportional hazards model and TTT-plotting***by*Kumar, Dhananjay & Westberg, Ulf**516-529 Subjective estimation of the delay time distribution in maintenance modelling***by*Wang, W.**530-551 A dynamic policy for grouping maintenance activities***by*Wildeman, R. E. & Dekker, R. & Smit, A. C. J. M.**552-564 Optimal clustering of frequency-constrained maintenance jobs with shared set-ups***by*van Dijkhuizen, Gerhard & van Harten, Aart**565-583 Preventive maintenance in a 1 out of n system: The uptime, downtime and costs***by*Smith, M. A. J. & Dekker, R.**584-595 Optimization of multi-echelon repairable item inventory systems with simultaneous location of repair facilities***by*Alfredsson, Patrik**596-602 Target setting for the departments in an aircraft repairable item system***by*de Haas, Harrie F. M. & Verrijdt, Jos H. C. M.**603-618 Maintenance manpower modelling for a hospital building complex***by*Al-Zubaidi, Hassan & Christer, A. H.**619-631 O.R. modelling of the deterioration and maintenance of concrete structures***by*Redmond, D. F. & Christer, A. H. & Rigden, S. R. & Burley, E. & Tajelli, A. & Abu-Tair, A.

### June 1997, Volume 99, Issue 2

**221-235 Lot sizing and scheduling -- Survey and extensions***by*Drexl, A. & Kimms, A.**236-240 A multi-criteria evaluation of diseases in a study for public-health planning***by*van Gennip, C.E.G. & Hulshof, J.A.M. & Lootsma, F.A.**241-247 Play theatre a new way to teach O.R***by*Pierre Brans, J. & Macharis, Cathy**248-255 Automation, AI and OR: in search of the synergy and publication priorities***by*Liberatore, Matthew J.**256-266 Asymmetric information A laboratory experimental analysis***by*Marsden, James R. & Alex Tung, Y.**267-277 A generic model for simulating office process flows***by*Davies, M.N.**278-288 The role of weights in multi-criteria decision aid, and the ranking of water projects in Jordan***by*Al-Kloub, Bashar & Al-Shemmeri, Tarik & Pearman, Alan**289-302 A fuzzy multi-objective programming approach for optimal management of the reservoir watershed***by*Chang, Ni-Bin & Wen, C.G. & Chen, Y.L.**303-321 A fuzzy goal programming approach for the optimal planning of metropolitan solid waste management systems***by*Chang, Ni-Bin & Wang, S.F.**322-335 Optimization of a non-linear dynamical system for global climate change***by*Janssen, Marco A.**336-352 Optimal input substitution of a firm facing an environmental constraint***by*Hartl, Richard F. & Kort, Peter M.**353-365 Process mean determination under constant raw material supply***by*Roan, Jinshyang & Gong, Linguo & Tang, Kwei**366-385 Continuous-review inventory problem with random supply interruptions***by*Parlar, Mahmut**386-400 A two-echelon allocation model and the value of information under correlated forecasts and demands***by*Gullu, Refik**401-411 Evaluation of (R,Q)-policies for two-level inventory systems with generally distributed customer inter-arrival times***by*Forsberg, Rolf**412-424 An optimal ordering and issuing policy for a two-stage inventory system for perishable products***by*Fujiwara, Okitsugu & Soewandi, Hanijanto & Sedarage, Dayani**425-432 A fuzzy EOQ model with demand-dependent unit cost under limited storage capacity***by*Roy, T.K. & Maiti, M.**433-444 An efficient optimal solution method for the joint replenishment problem***by*Wildeman, R.E. & Frenk, J.B.G. & Dekker, R.**445-458 On the concavity of delivery games***by*Hamers, Herbert**459-462 A reduction algorithm for integer multiple objective linear programs***by*Schweigert, D. & Neumayer, P.**463-476 Why queuing never vanishes***by*van Dijk, Nico M.**477-490 Developing an integrated model of an aluminium smelter incorporating sub-models with different time bases and levels of aggregation***by*Nicholls, Miles G.

### May 1997, Volume 99, Issue 1

**1-2 Research reviews and tutorials: EURO XIV feature issue***by*Slowinski, Roman & Sinuany-Stern, Zilia**3-25 Artificial intelligence and human decision making***by*Pomerol, Jean-Charles**26-27 An overview on "The European school of MCDA: Emergence, basic features and current works"***by*Roy, Bernard & Vanderpooten, Daniel**28-37 Multicriteria decision analysis: Some thoughts based on the tutorial and discussion sessions of the ESIGMA meetings***by*Bana E Costa, Carlos A. & Stewart, Theodor J. & Vansnick, Jean-Claude**38-47 The interface between OR/MS and decision theory***by*Mehrez, Abraham**48-57 Rough set approach to knowledge-based decision support***by*Pawlak, Zdzislaw**58-71 After the fuzzy wave reached Europe***by*Hellendoorn, Hans**72-88 Measures of inefficiency in data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier estimation***by*Cooper, W. W. & Tone, K.**89-112 Optimization of computer simulation models with rare events***by*Rubinstein, Reuven Y.**113-125 Financial modelling: Where to go? With an illustration for portfolio management***by*Spronk, Jaap & Hallerbach, Winfried**126-135 A hybrid simulation/optimisation scenario model for asset/liability management***by*Boender, Guus C. E.**136-153 Combinatorial optimization models for production scheduling in automated manufacturing systems***by*Crama, Yves**154-165 MIP modelling of changeovers in production planning and scheduling problems***by*Wolsey, Laurence A.**166-179 Low earth orbit satellite based communication systems -- Research opportunities***by*Gavish, Bezalel**180-196 New advances in economic modelling and evaluation of environmental issues***by*Nijkamp, Peter & van den Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M.**197-206 Intractable problems in discussing OR practice at a scientific conference: Reflections on a panel discussion at EURO XIV***by*Overmeer, Willem J. A. M. & Corbett, Charles J. & Salomon, Marc**207-219 What is my objective function?***by*de Werra, Dominique

### May 1997, Volume 98, Issue 3

**445-456 Locational optimization problems solved through Voronoi diagrams***by*Okabe, Atsuyuki & Suzuki, Atsuo**457-472 The assembly of printed circuit boards: A case with multiple machines and multiple board types***by*Crama, Yves & Flippo, Olaf E. & van de Klundert, Joris & Spieksma, Frits C. R.**473-484 Scheduling staff using mixed integer programming***by*Beaumont, Nicholas**485-498 Routing trains through railway stations: complexity issues***by*Kroon, Leo G. & Edwin Romeijn, H. & Zwaneveld, Peter J.**499-511 Vehicle routing with a sparse feasibility graph***by*Beasley, J. E. & Christofides, N.**512-521 Combination of local search and CLP in the vehicle-fleet scheduling problem***by*Psarras, J. & Stefanitsis, E. & Christodoulou, N.**522-541 Dynamic control of multicommodity fleet management problems***by*Powell, Warren B. & Carvalho, Tassio A.**542-554 Formulating dynamic strategies using decision calculus***by*Parker, Philip M. & Sarvary, Miklos**555-562 Applying Bayesian methodology with a uniform prior to the single period inventory model***by*Hill, Roger M.**563-570 LP-metric sensitivity analysis for single and multi-attribute decision analysis***by*Ringuest, Jeffrey L.**571-586 On redundancy in multi criteria decision making***by*Agrell, Per J.**587-601 A new PCCA method: IDRA***by*Greco, Salvatore**602-609 Multiple criteria modelling and ordinal data: Evaluation in terms of subsets of criteria***by*Cook, Wade D. & Doyle, John & Green, Rodney & Kress, Moshe**610-616 Special cases of the tolerance approach in multiobjective linear programming***by*Marmol, A. M. & Puerto, J.**617-625 The core of a further m-sided assignment game***by*Marchi, E. & Oviedo, J. A.**626-636 Reducing the number of linear programs needed for solving the nucleolus problem of n-person game theory***by*Fromen, Bastian

### April 1997, Volume 98, Issue 2

**170-174 New approaches for analyzing and evaluating the performance of financial institutions***by*Berger, A. N. & Brockett, P. L. & Cooper, W. W. & Pastor, J. T.**175-212 Efficiency of financial institutions: International survey and directions for future research***by*Berger, Allen N. & Humphrey, David B.**213-229 DEA/AR profit ratios and sensitivity of 100 large U.S. banks***by*Thompson, Russell G. & Brinkmann, Emile J. & Dharmapala, P. S. & Gonzalez-Lima, M. D. & Thrall, Robert M.**230-242 Measuring efficiency at U.S. banks: Accounting for heterogeneity is important***by*Mester, Loretta J.**243-249 A diagnostic test for the distribution-free efficiency estimator: An example using U.S. commercial bank data***by*DeYoung, Robert**250-268 Data transformations in DEA cone ratio envelopment approaches for monitoring bank performances***by*Brockett, P. L. & Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Huang, Z. M. & Sun, D. B.**269-289 Best practice analysis of bank branches: An application of DEA in a large Canadian bank***by*Schaffnit, Claire & Rosen, Dan & Paradi, Joseph C.**290-299 Target setting: An application to a bank branch network***by*Knox Lovell, C. A. & Pastor, Jesus T.**300-313 Service quality and operating efficiency synergies for management control in the provision of financial services: Evidence from Greek bank branches***by*Athanassopoulos, Antreas D.**314-331 Estimating input-specific technical inefficiency: The case of the Tunisian banking industry***by*Chaffai, Mohamed E.**332-345 The impact of liberalization on the productive efficiency of Indian commercial banks***by*Bhattacharyya, Arunava & Lovell, C. A. K. & Sahay, Pankaj**346-363 DEA/AR efficiency and profitability of Mexican banks a total income model***by*Taylor, William M. & Thompson, Russell G. & Thrall, Robert M. & Dharmapala, P. S.**364-380 The sources of productivity change in Spanish banking***by*Grifell-Tatje, E. & Lovell, C. A. K.**381-394 Profit efficiency for Spanish savings banks***by*Vivas, Ana Lozano**395-407 Efficiency analysis in banking firms: An international comparison***by*Pastor, JoseManuel & Perez, Francisco & Quesada, Javier**408-418 Efficiency of mutual funds and portfolio performance measurement: A non-parametric approach***by*Murthi, B. P. S. & Choi, Yoon K. & Desai, Preyas**419-430 N.E.W.S.: A model for the evaluation of non-life insurance companies***by*Kramer, Bert**431-443 Goal programming models and their duality relations for use in evaluating security portfolio and regression relations***by*Cooper, W. W. & Lelas, V. & Sueyoshi, T.

### April 1997, Volume 98, Issue 1

**1-18 Strategic production-distribution models: A critical review with emphasis on global supply chain models***by*Vidal, Carlos J. & Goetschalckx, Marc**19-36 Choosing a solid waste management system using multicriteria decision analysis***by*Hokkanen, Joonas & Salminen, Pekka**37-51 The attrition of volunteers***by*Dekimpe, Marnik G. & Degraeve, Zeger**52-63 Coordinated condition-based repair strategies for components of a multi-component maintenance system with discounts***by*Wijnmalen, Diederik J. D. & Hontelez, Jan A. M.**64-74 Choice of the best time scale for preventive maintenance in heterogeneous environments***by*Gertsbakh, I. & Kordonsky, Kh. B.**75-84 Optimal replacement policies with minimal repair and age-dependent costs***by*Chen, Mingchih & Feldman, Richard M.**85-97 Capturing decision maker preference: Experimental comparison of decision analysis and MCDM techniques***by*Corner, J. L. & Buchanan, J. T.**98-110 A general model for deriving preference structures from data***by*Montero, J. & Tejada, J. & Cutello, C.**111-123 Tools for interactive multiattribute decisionmaking with incompletely identified information***by*Park, Kyung Sam & Kim, Soung Hie**124-137 Multi-objective optimization over convex disjunctive feasible sets using reference points***by*Metev, Boyan S. & Yordanova-Markova, Irena T.**138-153 Optimal transfer pricing schemes for work averse division managers with private information***by*Li, Shu-Hsing & Balachandran, Kashi R.**154-168 Scheduling about a common due date with kob-dependent asymmetric earliness and tardiness penalties***by*Cai, X. & Lum, V. Y. S. & Chan, J. M. T.

### March 1997, Volume 97, Issue 3

**409-438 Planning models for freight transportation***by*Crainic, Teodor Gabriel & Laporte, Gilbert**439-449 Application of ELECTRE III for the integrated management of municipal solid wastes in the Greater Athens Area***by*Karagiannidis, Avraam & Moussiopoulos, Nicolas**450-464 The relative performance of bivariate causality tests in small samples***by*Roelf Bult, Jan & Leeflang, Peter S. H. & Wittink, Dick R.**465-479 Improving PRETREE's predictive capabilities***by*Gensch, Dennis H. & Ghose, Sanjoy**480-492 Models for multi-echelon repairable item inventory systems with limited repair capacity***by*Diaz, Angel & Fu, Michael C.**493-499 The single-vendor single-buyer integrated production-inventory model with a generalised policy***by*Hill, Roger M.**500-508 An improved algorithm for cyclic flowshop scheduling in a robotic cell***by*Levner, Eugene & Kats, Vladimir & Levit, Vadim E.**509-542 Computational investigations of maximum flow algorithms***by*Ahuja, Ravindra K. & Kodialam, Murali & Mishra, Ajay K. & Orlin, James B.**543-549 Stochastic decision making using multiplicative AHP***by*Ramanathan, R.**550-560 Model choice in multicriteria decision aid***by*Al-Shemmeri, Tarik & Al-Kloub, Bashar & Pearman, Alan**561-570 A linear approximation model for the parameter design problem***by*Fathi, Yahya**571-579 A branch and bound algorithm for the traveling purchaser problem***by*Singh, Kashi N. & van Oudheusden, Dirk L.**580-592 A generalization of Konig-Egervary graphs and heuristics for the maximum independent set problem with improved approximation ratios***by*Paschos, Vangelis Th. & Demange, Marc**593-596 Selecting the CP metric: A risk aversion approach***by*Ballestero, Enrique**597-599 A note on "A discussion of testing DMUs' returns to scale" by Zhu and Shen European Journal of Operational Research 81 (1995) 590-596***by*Chang, Kuo-Ping