## Content

### March 2005, Volume 56, Issue 3

**307-316 A heuristic approach for multiple item and location ordering problem with quantity discount and capacity constraint***by*Peng-Sheng You**317-323 Inclusion of nonlinear demand–supply relationships within large-scale partial equilibrium linear programming models***by*T Rehman & C M Yates**324-330 A polynomially searchable exponential neighbourhood for graph colouring***by*C A Glass & A Prügel-Bennett**331-341 Mathematical programming models for piecewise-linear discriminant analysis***by*J J Glen**342-345 Sensitivity and stability analysis in data envelopment analysis***by*G R Jahanshahloo & F Hosseinzadeh & N Shoja & M Sanei & G Tohidi**346-350 Optimal production run length for deteriorating production system with a two-state continuous-time Markovian processes under allowable shortages***by*K-L Hou**351-351 Erratum: A review and classification of heuristics for permutation flow-stop scheduling with makespan objective***by*J M Framinan & J N D Gupta & R Leisten**352-355 Book Selection***by*U Aickelin

### February 2005, Volume 56, Issue 2

**123-125 Editorial***by*Ruth Davies & David Bensley**126-133 Modelling the requirement for supplementary nurses in an intensive care unit***by*J D Griffiths & N Price-Lloyd & M Smithies & J E Williams**134-143 Geographical simulation modelling for the regional planning of oral and maxillofacial surgery across London***by*P R Harper & S Phillips & J E Gallagher**144-152 A framework for predicting gross institutional long-term care cost arising from known commitments at local authority level***by*C Pelletier & T J Chaussalet & H Xie**153-161 A simulation-based study of a NHS Walk-in Centre***by*R Ashton & L Hague & M Brandreth & D Worthington & S Cropper**162-172 Using OR to support the development of an integrated musculo-skeletal service***by*R B van der Meer & L A Rymaszewski & H Findlay & J Curran**173-179 Incorporating operations research techniques to evaluate information systems impact on healthcare***by*K J Leonard & J Lin & S Dalziel & R Yap & D Adams**180-192 Proposing a systems vision of knowledge management in emergency care***by*J S Edwards & M J Hall & D Shaw**193-201 Improving health care through community OR***by*M Walsh & T Hostick**202-213 Assessing the risk of vCJD transmission via surgery: models for uncertainty and complexity***by*P Bennett & A Hare & J Townshend**214-221 Description of an individual patient methodology for calculating the cost-effectiveness of treatments for osteoporosis in women***by*M D Stevenson & J E Brazier & N W Calvert & M Lloyd-Jones & J E Oakley & J A Kanis**222-233 Use of discrete-event simulation to evaluate strategies for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in developing countries***by*M S Rauner & S C Brailsford & S Flessa

### January 2005, Volume 56, Issue 1

**1-2 Editorial***by*Terry Williams & John Wilson**3-14 Automatic knowledge extraction from survey data: learning M-of-N constructs using a hybrid approach***by*R Setiono & S-L Pan & M-H Hsieh & A Azcarraga**15-24 Optimizing time limits in retail promotions: an email application***by*R C Hanna & P D Berger & L J Abendroth**25-38 Mapping the structure of MBA programmes: a comparative study of the structure of accredited AMBA programmes in the United Kingdom***by*A Paucar-Caceres & R Thorpe**39-50 Scheduling for an arc-welding robot considering heat-caused distortion***by*H-J Kim & Y-D Kim & D-H Lee**51-59 The use of total cost of ownership for strategic procurement: a company-wide management information system***by*Z Degraeve & F Roodhooft & B van Doveren**60-66 Design of balanced MBA student teams***by*J Desrosiers & N Mladenović & D Villeneuve**67-74 An inventory system with investment to reduce yield variability and set-up cost***by*L-C Lin & K-L Hou**75-87 Using revenue management to improve pricing and capacity management in programme management***by*J Pinder**88-101 Comparative evaluation of MILP flowshop models***by*E F Stafford & F T Tseng & J N D Gupta**102-109 Identification and illumination of popular misconceptions about project scheduling and time buffering in a resource-constrained environment***by*W Herroelen & R Leus**110-112 Note on scheduling with general learning curves to minimize the number of tardy jobs***by*G Mosheiov & J B Sidney**113-118 A marketing-oriented inventory model with three-component demand rate dependent on displayed stock level (DSL)***by*A K Pal & A K Bhunia & R N Mukherjee**119-122 PROMETHEE: an extension through fuzzy mathematical programming***by*A S Fernández-Castro & M Jiménez

### December 2004, Volume 55, Issue 12

**1243-1255 A review and classification of heuristics for permutation flow-shop scheduling with makespan objective***by*J M Framinan & J N D Gupta & R Leisten**1256-1265 Evaluation of the university libraries in Taiwan: total measure versus ratio measure***by*C Kao & Y-C Lin**1266-1274 A criterion for comparing and selecting batsmen in limited overs cricket***by*G D I Barr & B S Kantor**1275-1280 A simple algorithm for the source-induced fixed-charge transportation problem***by*V Adlakha & K Kowalski**1281-1297 Adaptive age replacement strategies based on nonparametric predictive inference***by*P Coolen-Schrijner & F P A Coolen**1298-1310 A metaheuristic for the vehicle-routeing problem with soft time windows***by*W-C Chiang & R A Russell**1311-1322 Production trade-offs and weight restrictions in data envelopment analysis***by*V V Podinovski**1323-1332 Heuristic algorithms for the multiple-choice multidimensional knapsack problem***by*M Hifi & M Michrafy & A Sbihi**1333-1341 The elastic generalized assignment problem***by*R M Nauss**1342-1351 Crossdocking—JIT scheduling with time windows***by*Y Li & A Lim & B Rodrigues**1352-1357 A new model for call centre queue management***by*E Chassioti & D J Worthington**1358-1362 Generalization of Johnson's and Talwar's scheduling rules in two-machine stochastic flow shops***by*P J Kalczynski & J Kamburowski**1363-1366 Simplification of the transformations and redundancy of assurance regions in IDEA (imprecise DEA)***by*K S Park**1367-1368 Minimum score separation—an open combinatorial problem associated with the cutting stock problem***by*C Goulimis**1369-1369 Erratum: A savings index heuristic algorithm for flowshop scheduling with sequence-dependent setup times***by*S R Das & J N D Gupta & B M Khumawala

### November 2004, Volume 55, Issue 11

**1123-1129 Obituary: C West Churchman, 1913–2004***by*W Ulrich**1130-1136 The efficient frontier for spot and forward purchases: an application to electricity***by*C-K Woo & I Horowitz & B Horii & R I Karimov**1137-1144 Analysis and improvement of the product delivery system of a beer producer in Ankara***by*S Pamuk & M Köksalan & R Güllü**1145-1155 A four-role model of the automotive industry development in developing countries: a case in Taiwan***by*T-S Jan & C-T Hsiao**1156-1168 Structure of multi-criteria decision-making***by*C M Brugha**1169-1177 Optimal portfolios using linear programming models***by*C Papahristodoulou & E Dotzauer**1178-1186 Manpower allocation with time windows***by*A Lim & B Rodrigues & L Song**1187-1193 Sensitivity in data envelopment analysis using an approximate inverse matrix***by*L Neralić & R E Wendell**1194-1207 Algorithms for the wafer probing scheduling problem with sequence-dependent set-up time and due date restrictions***by*W L Pearn & S H Chung & M H Yang & Y H Chen**1208-1217 A general multi-shift scheduling system***by*G Laporte & G Pesant**1218-1228 A general solution for the newsboy model with random order size and possibly a cutoff transaction size***by*H Shore**1229-1230 Pragmatism: an emergent property of Georgiou's paper?***by*R J Ormerod**1230-1233 A note on Georgiou's discussion of emergent property***by*J B Atkinson**1233-1234 Reply to the comments of Ormerod and Atkinson***by*I Georgiou**1235-1235 A note on SCL Koh's paper ‘MRP-controlled batch-manufacturing environment under uncertainty’***by*D Worthington**1235-1235 Comment on Dave Worthington's note on Koh SCL (2004): MRP-controlled batch-manufacturing environment under uncertainty***by*S C L Koh**1236-1238 A contribution to the discussion of Ulrich's paper***by*R Ormerod**1238-1241 Reply to the comments of Ormerod: the history of ideas of CST***by*W Ulrich

### October 2004, Volume 55, Issue 10

**1021-1022 Editorial***by*Terry Williams & John Wilson**1023-1038 Calculating scale elasticity in DEA models***by*F R Førsund & L Hjalmarsson**1039-1048 Alternative statistical regression studies of the effects of Joint and Service Specific advertising on military recruitment***by*P L Brockett & W W Cooper & S C Kumbhakar & M J Kwinn & D McCarthy**1049-1058 Constructions of economic functions and calculations of marginal rates in DEA using parametric optimization methods***by*V E Krivonozhko & O B Utkin & A V Volodin & I A Sablin & M Patrin**1059-1063 A free coordination hull approach to efficiency measurement***by*R H Green & W D Cook**1064-1070 Estimating consumers' willingness to pay for individual quality attributes with DEA***by*J-D Lee & A Repkine & S-W Hwang & T-Y Kim**1071-1080 Do mergers improve hospital productivity?***by*G D Ferrier & V G Valdmanis**1081-1089 Analysing the effect of technical change on individual outputs using modified quasi-Malmquist indexes***by*I Herrero & S Pascoe**1090-1101 A multi-objective approach to determine alternative targets in data envelopment analysis***by*M P Estellita Lins & L Angulo-Meza & A C Moreira Da Silva**1102-1110 Economic inefficiency measurement of input spending when decision-making units face different input prices***by*H Fukuyama & W L Weber**1111-1121 Negative data in DEA: a directional distance approach applied to bank branches***by*M C A Silva Portela & E Thanassoulis & G Simpson

### September 2004, Volume 55, Issue 9

**911-935 Content analysis of data envelopment analysis literature and its comparison with that of other OR/MS fields***by*S Gattoufi & M Oral & A Kumar & A Reisman**936-956 An overview of heuristic solution methods***by*E A Silver**957-967 Model-based assessment of military aircraft engine maintenance systems***by*E D Adamides & Y A Stamboulis & A G Varelis**968-975 Using SSM to rethink the analysis of energy efficiency initiatives***by*L M P Neves & A G Martins & C H Antunes & L C Dias**976-987 An extended study of the K-means algorithm for data clustering and its applications***by*Ja-Shen Chen & Russell K H Ching & Yi-Shen Lin**988-999 Generalized best choice problem based on the information economics approach***by*Y H Chun**1000-1007 A partial enumeration heuristic for multi-objective flowshop scheduling problems***by*J E C Arroyo & V A Armentano**1008-1012 Data envelopment analysis with stochastic data***by*John Ruggiero

### August 2004, Volume 55, Issue 8

**791-800 Contemporary OR/MS in strategy development and policy-making: some reflections***by*M Pidd**801-813 A flexible and generic approach to dynamic modelling of supply chains***by*W Y Hung & S Kucherenko & N J Samsatli & N Shah**814-821 Weight-restricted DEA in action: from expert opinions to mathematical models***by*T Joro & E-J Viitala**822-829 Cricket interruptus: fairness and incentive in limited overs cricket matches***by*M Carter & G Guthrie**830-835 A genetic algorithm for flow shop scheduling problems***by*O Etiler & B Toklu & M Atak & J Wilson**836-849 School redistricting: embedding GIS tools with integer programming***by*F Caro & T Shirabe & M Guignard & A Weintraub**850-859 Functional estimation of activity criticality indices and sensitivity analysis of expected project completion time***by*J-G Cho & B-J Yum**860-868 Customer lifetime value: stochastic optimization approach***by*W-K Ching & M K Ng & K-K Wong & E Altman**869-875 A distance-metric methodology for the derivation of weights from a pairwise comparison matrix***by*D F Jones & S J Mardle**876-883 Application-driven sequential designs for simulation experiments: Kriging metamodelling***by*J P C Kleijnen & W C M van Beers**884-891 On the economic tender quantity***by*J B Atkinson**892-901 Pricing and lot-sizing for a deteriorating item in a periodic review inventory system with shortages***by*J-M Chen & L-T Chen**902-909 Optimal production policy with shelf life including shortages***by*S Sharma

### July 2004, Volume 55, Issue 7

**685-686 Editorial***by*C A Glass & C N Potts & A L Tuson**687-693 Statistical analysis of local search landscapes***by*C R Reeves & A V Eremeev**694-704 Local search heuristics for multi-index assignment problems with decomposable costs***by*H-J Bandelt & A Maas & F C R Spieksma**705-716 Ant colony optimization and local search for bin packing and cutting stock problems***by*J Levine & F Ducatelle**717-727 Vehicle routing in the 1-skip collection problem***by*C Archetti & M G Speranza**728-736 Derivation of near-optimal pump schedules for water distribution by simulated annealing***by*G Mccormick & R S Powell**737-748 Local search for Hamiltonian Path with applications to clustering visitation paths***by*R Torres-Velázquez & V Estivill-Castro**749-759 A successful operational research intervention in one-day cricket***by*F C Duckworth & A J Lewis**760-768 New heuristics for over-constrained flight to gate assignments***by*H Ding & A Lim & B Rodrigues & Y Zhu**769-779 Minisum collection depots location problem with multiple facilities on a network***by*O Berman & R Huang**780-784 A priority list based heuristic for the job shop problem: part 2 tabu search***by*Paul M E Shutler

### June 2004, Volume 55, Issue 6

**561-578 Applications of location analysis in agriculture: a survey***by*M T Lucas & D Chhajed**579-588 LP modelling of the finishing hot rolling programme for low carbon steel coils***by*M Al-Marsumi & O A'zoza**589-597 Balancing assembly lines: an industrial case study***by*S D Lapierre & A B Ruiz**598-605 On the nature of discontinuities in system dynamics modelling of disrupted projects***by*S Howick & C Eden**606-613 Evaluating train protection systems***by*G Riddington & M Beck & J Cowie**614-621 Total flowtime and makespan for a no-wait m-machine flowshop with set-up times separated***by*S I Brown & R G McGarvey & J A Ventura**622-629 Parallel discrete event simulation algorithm for manufacturing supply chains***by*R Roy & R Arunachalam**630-639 Receiver set partitioning and sequencing for multicasting traffic in a WDM lightwave single-hop network***by*C S Sung & H C Rim**640-646 The multi-source Weber problem with constant opening cost***by*J Brimberg & N Mladenovic & S Salhi**647-656 A periodic review production and maintenance model with random demand, deteriorating equipment, and binomial yield***by*T W Sloan**657-661 On the challenges of healthcare modelling and a proposed project life cycle for successful implementation***by*P R Harper & M A Pitt**662-666 Models to estimate average route lengths in different geographical environments***by*A Hindle & D Worthington**667-670 Ensuring feasibility in ‘a generalized quantity discount pricing model to increase supplier's profits’***by*U Buscher & G Lindner**671-673 A modified Silver–Meal heuristic for dynamic lot sizing under incremental quantity discounts***by*J Hu & C L Munson & E A Silver**674-676 Some comments on ‘Inventory models with fixed and variable lead time crash costs consideration’***by*M A Hoque & S K Goyal

### May 2004, Volume 55, Issue 5

**439-439 Editorial***by*Terry Williams & John Wilson**440-452 Using OR for diagnosis and facilitation in change programmes: a university application***by*M G Nicholls & B J Cargill & K S Dhir**453-463 Problem structuring methods for large group interventions***by*D Shaw & M Westcombe & J Hodgkin & G Montibeller**464-474 IMGD: an interactive method for multiobjective group decision aid***by*F B Abdelaziz & J M Martel & A Mselmi**475-484 Inventory strategies for systems with fast remanufacturing***by*R Teunter & E van der Laan & D Vlachos**485-494 A single-stage supply chain system controlled by kanban under just-in-time philosophy***by*S Wang & B R Sarker**495-503 Deterministic economic order quantity models with partial backlogging when demand and cost are fluctuating with time***by*J-T Teng & H-L Yang**504-512 Multiprocessor task scheduling in multistage hybrid flow-shops: a genetic algorithm approach***by*F Sivrikaya şerifoğlu & G Ulusoy**513-520 A branch-and-cut algorithm for the plant-cycle location problem***by*M Labbé & I Rodríguez-Martin & J J Salazar-González**521-528 Selecting DEA specifications and ranking units via PCA***by*C Serrano Cinca & C Mar Molinero**529-534 Population needs assessment and access modelling for cardiac services***by*P R Harper & J Yates & H Wilderspin & A K Shahani & C Bowie & C Duff**535-541 Maximizing revenue in the airline industry under one-way pricing***by*M F Anjos & R C H Cheng & C S M Currie**542-546 Improved tabu search algorithm for the handling of route duration constraints in vehicle routing problems with time windows***by*J-F Cordeau & G Laporte & A Mercier**547-552 An improved branch and bound algorithm for a strongly correlated unbounded knapsack problem***by*Y-J Seong & Y-G G & M-K Kang & C-W Kang**553-553 Viewpoint***by*Ken Bowen**553-554 Reply to the comments of Bowen***by*W Ulrich

### April 2004, Volume 55, Issue 4

**317-317 Foreword***by*Rupert Smith**318-318 Editorial***by*James Moffat & Roger Forder**319-332 Operational research in the UK Ministry of Defence: an overview***by*R A Forder**333-339 Development of a novel family of military campaign simulation models***by*B Taylor & A Lane**340-349 Validation of the mission-based approach to representing command and control in simulation models of conflict***by*J Moffat & I Campbell & P Glover**350-360 Limits of German defence reform: results of parametric analyses for the commission ‘Common Security and Future of the Bundeswehr’***by*R K Huber & B Schmidt**361-374 Identifying indicators of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons development activity in sub-national terrorist groups***by*T J Sullivan & W L Perry**375-389 Analysis and Evaluation of the Command and Control Concept of the NATO Immediate Reaction Task Force (Land)***by*N J Lambert**390-402 Benefits analysis—a robust assessment approach***by*G L Mathieson**403-412 Balance of investment in armoured combat support vehicles: an application of mixed integer programming***by*N S Walmsley & P Hearn**413-421 COMPASS—the verification and validation of an operational analysis model for use in the prediction of Nimrod MRA4 operational effectiveness***by*J F M Brennan & A L Denton**422-430 Integrated logistics planning for the air and space expeditionary force***by*M A Amouzegar & R S Tripp & L A Galway**431-437 Forecasting for the ordering and stock-holding of spare parts***by*A H C Eaves & B G Kingsman

### March 2004, Volume 55, Issue 3

**211-218 Profit maximization in a multi-product firm with impatient customers***by*E J Levin & Y Ma & R E Wright**219-232 MRP-controlled batch-manufacturing environment under uncertainty***by*S C L Koh**233-239 Adaptive server staffing in the presence of time-varying arrivals: a feed-forward control approach***by*M C Testik & J K Cochran & G C Runger**240-246 Integrated inventory model of returns-quantity discounts contract***by*C-S Shi & C-T Su**247-256 Makespan minimization in single-machine scheduling with step-deterioration of processing times***by*A A K Jeng & B M T Lin**257-264 Scheduling jobs with position-dependent processing times***by*A Bachman & A Janiak**265-276 Bridging the gap between the constant and variable returns-to-scale models: selective proportionality in data envelopment analysis***by*V V Podinovski**277-286 Flowshop scheduling problem to minimize total completion time with random and bounded processing times***by*Y N Sotskov & A Allahverdi & T-C Lai**287-297 A two-stage heuristic for disassembly scheduling with assembly product structure***by*D-H Lee & P Xirouchakis**298-307 A Branch & Cut algorithm for a four-index assignment problem***by*G Appa & D Magos & I Mourtos**308-311 Running uphill: energy needs and Naismith's Rule***by*J M Norman**312-316 A linear programming approach for linear multi-level programming problems***by*S B Sinha & S Sinha

### February 2004, Volume 55, Issue 2

**101-102 Editorial***by*Khairy Kobbacy & Sunil Vadera**103-115 An intelligent system for prioritisation of organ transplant patient waiting lists using fuzzy logic***by*T Perris & A W Labib**116-122 Optimal scheduling of batch industrial facilities***by*A P Barbosa-Póvoa & C M C Vieira**123-131 Flexible versus fixed timetabling: a case study***by*M Bazargan-Lari**132-138 A demonstration of the utility of fractional experimental design for finding optimal genetic algorithm parameter settings***by*D J Stewardson & R I Whitfield**139-146 On the evolution of an intelligent maintenance optimization system***by*K A H Kobbacy**147-159 Periodic review (s, S) inventory model with permissible delay in payments***by*B S Maddah & M Y Jaber & N E Abboud**160-169 Job scheduling with technical constraints***by*P Corry & E Kozan**170-178 Local and global returns to scale in performance measurement***by*V V Podinovski**179-186 Efficient heuristics for Median Cycle Problems***by*J Renaud & F F Boctor & G Laporte**187-197 The multiple-choice multi-period knapsack problem***by*Edward Y H Lin & Chung-Min Wu**198-203 Due-date assignment and single machine scheduling with deteriorating jobs***by*T C E Cheng & L Kang & C T Ng

### January 2004, Volume 55, Issue 1

**1-1 Editorial***by*Terry Williams & John Wilson**2-11 A synthesis of assignment and heuristic solutions for vehicle routing with time windows***by*G Ioannou & M N Kritikos**12-22 Validation of decision-aiding spreadsheets: the influence of contingency factors***by*C W Olphert & J M Wilson**23-33 Productivity breakdown of the information and computing technology industries across countries***by*B B M Shao & W S Shu**34-42 Emergency and on-demand health care: modelling a large complex system***by*S C Brailsford & V A Lattimer & P Tarnaras & J C Turnbull**43-53 A two-stage stochastic programming framework for transportation planning in disaster response***by*G Barbarosoǧlu & Y Arda**54-64 Displacement problem and dynamically scheduling aircraft landings***by*J E Beasley & M Krishnamoorthy & Y M Sharaiha & D Abramson**65-72 Minimax portfolio optimization: empirical numerical study***by*X Cai & K L Teo & X Q Yang & X Y Zhou**73-81 A spring-embedding approach for the facility layout problem***by*Ignacio Castillo & Thaddeus Sim**82-89 Gauging and comparing the performances of dissimilar entities***by*C Parkan**90-90 The practice of UK OR practitioners***by*R Ormerod**90-93 Response to Richard Ormerod***by*I Munro & J Mingers

### December 2003, Volume 54, Issue 12

**1231-1233 Obituary Stafford Beer***by*Jonathan Rosenhead**1234-1241 Cost–benefit modelling for reliability growth***by*John Quigley & Lesley Walls**1242-1248 Compensation differences between male and female CEOs for publicly traded firms: a nonparametric analysis***by*N Mohan & J Ruggiero**1249-1253 Incorporating the potential for human error in maintenance models***by*M J Carr & A H Christer**1254-1262 A new hybrid genetic algorithm for the capacitated vehicle routing problem***by*J Berger & M Barkaoui**1263-1274 Minimizing maximum tardiness and number of tardy jobs on parallel machines subject to minimum flow-time***by*J N D Gupta & A J Ruiz-torres & S Webster**1275-1282 New heuristic for the dynamic layout problem***by*E Erel & J B Ghosh & J T Simon**1283-1295 Integrated service network design for a cross-docking supply chain network***by*C S Sung & S H Song**1296-1299 A note on activity floats in activity-on-arrow networks***by*T Zhao & C-L Tseng**1300-1301 The power of multi-methodology: some thoughts for John Mingers***by*Mike C Jackson