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# European Journal of Operational Research

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### June 1994, Volume 75, Issue 3

**617-633 An empirical comparison of utility assessment programs***by*Kimbrough, Steven O. & Weber, Martin**634-646 An optimal state-age dependent replacement for a network system***by*Feng, W. & Adachi, K. & Kowada, M.**647-658 The constant fallacy: A persistent logical flaw in applications of Lanchester's equations***by*Helmbold, Robert L.

### June 1994, Volume 75, Issue 2

**243-263 Batching decisions: structure and models***by*Kuik, Roelof & Salomon, Marc & van Wassenhove, Luk N.**264-274 Flexibility and product variety in lot-sizing models***by*de Groote, Xavier**275-286 On practical resource allocation for production planning and scheduling with period overlapping setups***by*Dillenberger, Christof & Escudero, Laureano F. & Wollensak, Artur & Zhang, Wu**287-295 Lot sizing for a product subject to obsolescence or perishability***by*Jain, Karuna & Silver, Edward A.**296-311 A heuristic for dynamic multi-item multi-level capacitated lotsizing for general product structures***by*Tempelmeier, Horst & Helber, Stefan**312-331 Using geometric techniques to improve dynamic programming algorithms for the economic lot-sizing problem and extensions***by*van Hoesel, Stan & Wagelmans, Albert & Moerman, Bram**332-341 A new heuristic approach for the multi-item dynamic lot sizing problem***by*Kirca, Omer & Kokten, Melih**342-353 A linear description of the discrete lot-sizing and scheduling problem***by*van Hoesel, Stan & Kolen, Antoon**354-364 Feasibility of scheduling lot sizes of two frequencies on one machine***by*Glass, Celia A.**365-377 A job-splitting heuristic for lot-size scheduling in multi-stage, multi-product production processes***by*El-Najdawi, M. K.**378-394 Lot streaming in three-stage production processes***by*Glass, C. A. & Gupta, J. N. D. & Potts, C. N.**395-404 The discrete lot-sizing and scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup costs***by*Fleischmann, Bernhard**405-412 Multi-level production-inventory control: Material requirements planning or reorder point policies?***by*Axsater, Sven & Rosling, Kaj**413-426 Integration of lotsizing and scheduling decisions in a job-shop***by*Dauzere-Peres, Stephane & Lasserre, Jean-Bernard**427-440 An effective algorithm for the capacitated single item lot size problem***by*Chung, Chia-Shin & Flynn, James & Lin, Chien-Hua Mike**441-461 Cyclic scheduling to minimize inventory in a batch flow line***by*Dobson, Gregory & Arai Yano, Candace**462-466 A simple lower bound to the dynamic assembly problem***by*Atkins, Derek R.**467-468 Comments on "Balancing capacity and lot sizes" by J. Olhager and B. Rapp (European Journal of Operational Research 19, 337-344)***by*Rosling, Kaj**469-473 Different approaches to a flow shop problem***by*Olhager, Jan & Rapp, Birger

### May 1994, Volume 75, Issue 1

**1-12 A review of optimisation models of Kanban-based production systems***by*Price, Wilson & Gravel, Marc & Nsakanda, Aaron Luntala**13-40 Alternative optimization strategies for large-scale production-allocation problems***by*Lootsma, F. A.**41-61 Solving the staircase cost facility location problem with decomposition and piecewise linearization***by*Holmberg, Kaj**62-73 An heuristic algorithm for the production line layout problem***by*Gutierrez, J. M. & Mata, V.**74-88 An analytical framework for comparing material requirements planning to reorder point systems***by*Bregman, Robert L.**89-99 Evaluating the impact of lead time uncertainty in material requirements planning systems***by*Ho, Chrwan-jyh & Lau, Hon-Shiang**100-111 Simulated annealing procedures for forming machine cells in group technology***by*Chen, W. -H. & Srivastava, B.**112-135 A decomposition approach for a resource constrained scheduling problem***by*Serafini, P. & Speranza, M. G.**136-150 On incorporating business risk into continuous review inventory models***by*Singhal, Vinod R. & Raturi, Amitabh S. & Bryant, John**151-170 Solving a class of network models for dynamic flow control***by*Carey, Malachy & Srinivasan, Ashok**171-185 Traffic allocation for manufacturing systems***by*Tang, Christopher S. & van Vliet, Mario**186-199 Production allocation with dual provisioning***by*Ahmadi, Reza H. & Tang, Christopher S.**200-216 Expected waiting times in single-device trip-based material handling systems***by*Bozer, Yavuz A. & Cho, Myeon-Sig & Srinivasan, Mandyam M.**217-232 A branch-and-bound approach for spare unit allocation in a series system***by*Sung, C. S. & Lee, H. K.**233-234 Comment on "The facility layout problem"***by*Bharitkar, Sunil & Tsuchiya, Kazuhiro & Takefuji, Yoshiyasu**235-237 A note on the article "An improved version of Wang's algorithm for two-dimensional cutting problems" written by J.F. Oliveira and J.S. Ferreira, Volume 44, 1990, pp. 256-266***by*Holthaus, Oliver**238-241 A remark on "Integer linear programming formulation for a Vehicle Routing Problem" by N.R. Achutan and L. Caccetta, or how to use the Clark & Wright savings to write such integer linear programming formulations***by*Naddef, Denis

### May 1994, Volume 74, Issue 3

**379-390 Fuzzy sets theory applications in traffic and transportation***by*Teodorovic, Dusan**391-406 Unified interactive multiple objective programming***by*Gardiner, Lorraine R. & Steuer, Ralph E.**407-419 Avoiding rank reversal in AHP decision-support models***by*Schenkerman, Stan**420-425 Reply to Schenkerman's avoiding rank reversal in AHP decision support models***by*Vargas, Luis G.**426-447 Highlights and critical points in the theory and application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process***by*Saaty, Thomas L.**448-465 Throughput analysis in manufacturing networks***by*Bitran, G. R. & Sarkar, D.**466-478 Stochastic frontier production analysis: Measuring performance of public telecommunications in 24 OECD countries***by*Sueyoshi, Toshiyuki**479-494 Mathematical programming models for ownership and control of European and American groups of companies***by*Kornbluth, J. S. H. & Salkin, G. R.**495-508 The log bucking problem: A comparison of dynamic programming versus branch and bound***by*Bobrowski, Paul M.**509-518 Overlapping machine groups in semiconductor wafer fabrication***by*Johri, Pravin K.**519-527 A decision modes for shift scheduling of nurses***by*Siferd, Sue Perrott & Benton, W. C.**528-539 Stochastic allocation of a resource among partially interchangeable activities***by*Martel, Alain & Ouellet, Jean**540-551 Working set generation methods for labor tour scheduling***by*Bechtold, Stephen E. & Brusco, Michael J.**552-571 The dynamics of make or buy decisions***by*Balakrishnan, Srinivasan**572-581 On the role of discrete bid levels in oral auctions***by*Rothkopf, Michael H. & Harstad, Ronald M.

### April 1994, Volume 74, Issue 2

**197-581 Editorial***by*Martikainen, Teppo & Virtanen, Ilkka & Yli-Olli, Paavo**198-229 World wide security market regularities***by*Ziemba, William T.**230-242 Distributional analysis to model atypical behavior***by*Baestaens, Dirk-Emma**243-256 An interest rate risk management model for commercial banks***by*Bessler, Wolfgang & Geoffrey Booth, G.**257-272 Threshold margins, growth, and inflation: Creating real economic value***by*Doyle, Barry & Blakely, Daniel L. & Murray, L. William**273-283 Nonlinear dependence in Finnish stock returns***by*Booth, G. Geoffrey & Martikainen, Teppo & Sarkar, Salil K. & Virtanen, Ilkka & Yli-Olli, Paavo**284-293 A diagnostic model for improving the efficiency of an existing portfolio***by*Bradfield, David J.**294-309 A market utility approach to investment valuation***by*Kasanen, Eero & Trigeorgis, Lenos**310-324 The theory of geometric stable distributions and its use in modeling financial data***by*Kozubowski, Tomasz J. & Rachev, Svetlozar T.**325-343 The diversification of currency loans: A comparison between safety-first and mean-variance criteria***by*Seppala, Juha**344-349 The economic explanation of the strategy of a self financing firm during the recession period***by*Verheyen, Piet A.**350-358 Evaluating probabilistic forecasts of stock prices in a developing stock market***by*Onkal, Dilek & Muradoglu, Gulnur**359-377 The economic value of stock and call options on the Swedish financial market***by*Ostermark, Ralf & Aaltonen, Jaana

### April 1994, Volume 74, Issue 1

**1-17 Equity measurement in facility location analysis: A review and framework***by*Marsh, Michael T. & Schilling, David A.**18-49 Multiproduct integrated production--distribution systems***by*Pyke, David F. & Cohen, Morris A.**50-60 Valuing fixed price supply contracts***by*Kamrad, Bardia & Ritchken, Peter**61-69 Measuring dynamic efficiency under risk aversion***by*Sengupta, Jati K.**70-77 An insight into dynamic channel assignment in cellular mobile communications systems***by*Johri, Pravin K.**78-85 A stochastic dominance analysis of ranked voting systems with scoring***by*Stein, William E. & Mizzi, Philip J. & Pfaffenberger, Roger C.**86-94 A multi-echelon queueing model with dynamic priority scheduling***by*Gupta, Amit & Webster, Scott**95-110 A decomposition approximation for finite-buffered flow lines of exponential queues***by*Springer, Mark C.**111-119 Scheduling jobs to minimize total cost***by*Chen, Y. L.**120-127 Scheduling jobs with release times on a machine with finite storage***by*Nawijn, W. M. & Kern, W. & Baas, S.**128-134 A note on worst-case analysis of approximation algorithms for a scheduling problem***by*Nowicki, Eugeniusz & Smutnicki, Czeslaw**135-142 A search strategy for the one-size assortment problem***by*Yanasse, Horacio Hideki**143-151 Value considerations in three-dimensional packing -- A heuristic procedure using the fractional knapsack problem***by*Mohanty, Bidhu B. & Mathur, Kamlesh & Ivancic, Nancy J.**152-160 Decomposition method application to a large scale linear programming WIP projection model***by*Kim, Jong Soo & Leachman, Robert C.**161-169 A computational analysis of the Auction algorithm***by*Schwartz, B. L.**170-178 An approximate algorithm for nonlinear integer programming***by*Vassilev, Vassil & Genova, Krassimira**179-187 Stability in multiobjective possibilistic linear programs***by*Fuller, Robert & Fedrizzi, Mario**188-195 An ordered independence system and its applications to scheduling problems***by*Lin, Yixun

### March 1994, Volume 73, Issue 3

**407-422 Review of delay-time OR modelling of engineering aspects of maintenance***by*Baker, R. D. & Christer, A. H.**423-429 A generalized oil exploration problem***by*Benkherouf, Lakdere**430-442 An information-economics approach to quality control attribute sampling***by*Ronen, Boaz**443-449 Weighted matching with vertex weights: An application to scheduling training sessions in NASA space shuttle cockpit simulators***by*Bell, Colin E.**450-457 The case for research in decision support systems***by*Syam, Sid S. & Courtney, James F.**458-464 Determination of reorder points for spare parts in a two-echelon inventory system: The case of non identical maintenance facilities***by*Shtub, Avraham & Simon, Moti**465-471 Ordering policies for the cyclical replenishment problem given leadtime-dependent discounts***by*Matta, Khalil F.**472-479 Maximal wearing-out of a deteriorating system: An optimal stopping approach***by*Stadje, W.**480-486 An adaptive statistical method for the discriminant problem***by*Markowski, Carol A.**487-494 Efficiency improvement in data envelopment analysis***by*Kao, Chiang**495-501 Solution procedures for cutting lumber into furniture parts***by*Carnieri, Celso & Mendoza, Guillermo A. & Gavinho, Luciano G.**502-509 On tabu search for the location of interacting hub facilities***by*Skorin-Kapov, Darko & Skorin-Kapov, Jadranka**510-516 Weights improvement in column aggregation***by*Storoy, Sverre**517-523 Strong linear programming relaxations for the orienteering problem***by*Leifer, Adrienne C. & Rosenwein, Moshe B.**524-531 Controlled dual perturbations for central path trajectories in geometric programming***by*Zhu, J. & Kortanek, K. O. & Huang, S.**532-538 An algorithm for decomposing the parametric space in multiobjective dynamic programming problems***by*Abo-Sinna, Mahmoud A. & Hussein, Mohammad L.**539-546 Obtaining clique, cover and coefficient reduction inequalities as Chvatal-Gomory inequalities and Gomory fractional cuts***by*Dietrich, B. L. & Escudero, L. F.**547-554 Derivation of duality in mathematical programming and optimization theory***by*Johri, Pravin K.**555-561 A multi-KP modeling for the maximum-clique problem***by*Della Croce, Federico & Tadei, Roberto**562-568 The three-dimensional bottleneck assignment problem with capacity constraints***by*Geetha, S. & Vartak, M. N.**569-576 Complexity of a class of nonlinear combinatorial problems related to their linear counterparts***by*Sethi, Suresh P. & Kubiak, Wieslaw**577-582 Pseudo-invexity and symmetric duality in nonlinear fractional programming***by*Nanda, S. & Das, L. N.**583-589 On some classes of matrices related to solving linear complementarity problems as linear programs***by*Foul, Abdelaziz**590-596 A global approach for general 0-1 fractional programming***by*Li, Han-Lin

### March 1994, Volume 73, Issue 2

**205-208 EJOR special issue on stochastic control theory and operational research***by*Neck, Reinhard**209-225 Applicable stochastic control: From theory to practice***by*Tapiero, Charles S.**226-236 Optimum design of measurement channels and control policies for linear-quadratic stochastic systems***by*Basar, Tamer & Bansal, Rajesh**237-251 Boundedly optimal control of piecewise deterministic systems***by*Haurie, A. & Leizarowitz, A. & van Delft, Ch.**252-264 Some comments on a simple nonlinear filter with application to adaptive control***by*Christopeit, N.**265-278 Modeling economic time series by forward and backward state space innovation models and IV estimators***by*Aoki, Masanao**279-294 On polychotomous search problems***by*Hinderer, Karl & Stieglitz, Michael**295-303 Risk-sensitivity, large deviations and stochastic control***by*Whittle, P.**304-318 Stochastic and robust control of nonlinear economic systems***by*Rustem, Berc**319-330 On the complexity of linear quadratic control***by*Norman, Alfred Lorn**331-345 Optimal feedback production planning in a stochastic two-machine flowshop***by*Lou, S. & Sethi, S. P. & Zhang, Q.**346-359 Aggregate production planning by stochastic control***by*Shen, Randolph F. C.**360-373 The stochastic dynamic product cycling problem***by*Karmarkar, Uday S. & Yoo, Jinsung**374-383 A dynamic model of the firm with uncertain earnings and adjustment costs***by*Kort, Peter M.**384-405 Stochastic optimum control of macroeconometric models using the algorithm OPTCON***by*Neck, Reinhard & Matulka, Josef

### February 1994, Volume 73, Issue 1

**1-16 Models for the optimization of regional wastewater treatment systems***by*de Melo, Joao Joanaz & Camara, Antonio S.**17-22 A goal programming approach to investment decisions: A case study of fund allocation among different shopping malls***by*Khorramshahgol, Reza & Okoruwa, A. Ason**23-26 On operational research and decision aid***by*Roy, Bernard**27-32 A note on the predictability of Finnish stock market returns: Evidence from stock index futures markets***by*Martikainen, Teppo & Puttonen, Vesa**33-38 The short-run shutdown decision when output price and initial wealth are random***by*Sproule, R. A.**39-43 A compromise solution for claims problems***by*Lahiri, Somdeb**44-49 The value of a firm with periodically changing profitability***by*Ghezzi, Luca Luigi**50-54 EOQ models with general demand and holding cost functions***by*Goh, M.**55-64 Determining optimal pool size of a temporary call-in work force***by*Berman, Oded & Larson, Richard C.**65-69 A parts selection model with one-way substitution***by*Chand, Suresh & Ward, James E. & Kevin Weng, Z.**70-75 Multivariate multiple linear regression based on the minimum sum of absolute errors criterion***by*Narula, Subhash C. & Korhonen, Pekka J.**76-84 Decision making by classical test procedures using an optimal level of significance***by*Das, C.**85-94 Combining regression diagnostics with simulation metamodels***by*Panis, Renato P. & Myers, Raymond H. & Houck, Ernest C.**95-102 Simultaneous determination of capacities and load in parallel M/M/1 queues***by*Lee, Heeseok**103-113 Practical methods for queue length behaviour for bulk service queues of the form M/G0,C/1 and M(t)/G0,C/1***by*Mejia-Tellez, Juan & Worthington, David**114-126 The median tour and maximal covering tour problems: Formulations and heuristics***by*Current, John R. & Schilling, David A.**127-131 An approximation algorithm for the license and shift class design problem***by*Jansen, Klaus**132-138 Discharge allocation for hydro-electric generating stations***by*Klein, E. M. & Sim, S. H.**139-143 Some results concerning post-infeasibility analysis***by*Chakravarti, Nilotpal**144-149 A note on deriving weights from pairwise comparison ratio matrices***by*Hashimoto, Akihiro**150-163 Constructing the set of efficient objective values in linear multiple objective transportation problems***by*Gallagher, Richard J. & Saleh, Ossama A.**164-166 Characterizing an optimal solution to the linear bilevel programming problem***by*Liu, Yi-Hsin & Hart, Stephen M.**167-168 On the Dietrich-Escudero approach for solving the 0-1 knapsack problem with a 0-1 objective function***by*Escudero, L. F. & Perez, G. & Garin, A.**169-171 A computational note on the Martello-Toth knapsack algorithm***by*Vasko, Francis J.**172-174 The Newton direction and the cutting plane***by*Gaudioso, M. & Monaco, M. F.**175-180 On the generalized 2-peripatetic salesman problem***by*De Kort, J. B. J. M. & Volgenant, A.**181-184 An experimental comparison of three heuristics for the WVCP***by*Laursen, Per. S.**185-187 Comment on elmaghraby and herroelen's "The scheduling of activities to maximize the net present value of projects"***by*Sepil, Canan**188-191 A computational improvement for a shortest paths ranking algorithm***by*de Azevedo, JoseAugusto & Silvestre Madeira, Joaquim Joao E. R. & Vieira Martins, Ernesto Q. & Pires, Filipe Manuel A.**192-198 A linear time algorithm to solve the weighted perfect domination problem in series-parallel graphs***by*Yen, Chain-Chin & Lee, R. C. T.**199-204 The growth of multi-constraint random knapsacks with various right-hand sides of the constraints***by*Szkatula, Krzysztof

### February 1994, Volume 72, Issue 3

**443-459 Rough set approach to multi-attribute decision analysis***by*Pawlak, Zdzisaw & Sowinski, Roman**460-468 Blending modelling in a process manufacturing: A case study***by*Ashayeri, J. & van Eijs, A. G. M. & Nederstigt, P.**469-484 The process of multiattribute decision making: A case study of selecting applicants for a Ph.D. program***by*Davey, Anne & Olson, David & Wallenius, Jyrki**485-502 A dynamic model of manufacturing quality's effect on optimal advertising and pricing policies***by*Narasimhan, Ram & Ghosh, Soumen**503-517 Coordination of production and distribution planning***by*Chandra, Pankaj & Fisher, Marshall L.**518-528 Energy planning under import restrictions***by*Guven, Caglar**529-544 Batch-scheduling problems to minimize actual flow times of parts through the shop under JIT environment***by*Halim, Abdul Hakim & Miyazaki, Shigeji & Ohta, Hiroshi**545-557 Capacitated lot sizing under setup learning***by*Pratsini, Eleni & Camm, Jeffrey D. & Raturi, Amitabh S.**558-573 Performance approximation of pick-to-belt orderpicking systems***by*de Koster, Rene**574-587 Nonlinear integer bilevel programming***by*Jan, Rong-Hong & Chern, Maw-Sheng**588-597 A graph approximation heuristic for the vertex cover problem on planar graphs***by*Meek, D. L. & Gary Parker, R.**598-601 Homogeneity and clustering in AHP ensures the validity of the scale***by*Saaty, Thomas L.**602-606 Modelling location and sizing of offshore platforms***by*Hansen, Pierre & de Luna Pedrosa Filho, Eugenio & Carneiro Ribeiro, Celso**607-609 The multi-level uncapacitated facility location problem is not submodular***by*Barros, A. I. & Labbe, M.

### January 1994, Volume 72, Issue 2

**213-609 Editorial***by*Hurlimann, Tony & Editor, Guest**214-242 SYMMS: A model management system that supports model reuse, sharing, and integration***by*Muhanna, Waleed A.**243-261 Issues in the design of modeling languages for mathematical programming***by*Maturana, Sergio V.**262-276 Tools for reformulating logical forms into zero-one mixed integer programs***by*Mitra, G. & Lucas, C. & Moody, S. & Hadjiconstantinou, E.**277-286 gLPS: A graphical tool for the definition and manipulation of linear problems***by*Collaud, Gerald & Pasquier-Boltuck, Jacques**287-299 A tool for network modeling***by*Forster, M. & Mevert, P.**300-311 Syntax-directed report writing in linear programming using ANALYZE***by*Greenberg, Harvey J.**312-322 MOPS -- Mathematical optimization system***by*Suhl, Uwe H.**323-332 Simulation for planning services for patients with coronary artery disease***by*Davies, R.**333-349 Effect of quality loss functions on the economic design of process control charts***by*Moskowitz, Herbert & Plante, Robert & Hak Chun, Young**350-363 An algorithm for computing the economically optimal -control chart for a process with multiple assignable causes***by*Chung, Kun-Jen**364-375 Polynomial metamodelling and Taguchi designs in simulation with application to the maintenance float system***by*Kuei, Chu-Hua & Madu, Christian N.**376-386 The relaxation time heuristic for the initial transient problem in M/M/k queueing systems***by*Roth, Emily**387-405 Integer programming formulations of discrete hub location problems***by*Campbell, James F.**406-416 A comparative study of computational procedures for the resource constrained project scheduling problem***by*Oguz, Osman & Bala, Hasan**417-431 An interactive procedure using domination cones for bicriterion shortest path problems***by*Murthy, Ishwar & Olson, David L.**432-442 The p maximal cover - p partial center problem on networks***by*Berman, Oded

### January 1994, Volume 72, Issue 1

**1-3 Style and principles***by*Mercer, Alan & Bernhard Tilanus, C. & Zimmermann, Hans-Jurgen**4-22 Second order mathematical programming formulations for discriminant analysis***by*Silva, Antonio Pedro Duarte & Stam, Antonie**23-28 On the performance of linear programming heuristics applied on a quadratic transformation in the classification problem***by*Banks, William J. & Abad, Prakash L.**29-31 A comment regarding polynomial discriminant functions***by*Rubin, P. A.**32-42 Engineering applications of operations research***by*Levary, Reuven R.**43-51 Evaluation of junior colleges of technology: The Taiwan case***by*Kao, Chiang**52-61 Optimal prices and order quantities when temporary price discounts result in increase in demand***by*Ardalan, Alireza**62-73 Studying the effects of production loss due to setup in dynamic production scheduling***by*de Matta, Renato & Guignard, Monique**74-81 An approximation algorithm for a single-machine scheduling problem with release times, delivery times and controllable processing times***by*Nowicki, Eugeniusz**82-101 Study of a NP-hard cyclic scheduling problem: The recurrent job-shop***by*Hanen, Claire**102-114 Comparative performance analysis of priority rules in a constrained flow shop with multiple processors environment***by*Hunsucker, J. L. & Shah, J. R.**115-124 An exact algorithm for multiple depot bus scheduling***by*Forbes, M. A. & Holt, J. N. & Watts, A. M.**125-134 A polynomial algorithm for the [n/m/0, tij = 1, tree/Cmax] open shop problem***by*Brasel, H. & Kluge, D. & Werner, F.**135-145 A methodology for solvng multi-objective simulation-optimization problems***by*Teleb, Radi & Azadivar, Farhad