Anjali Awasthi

Anjali Awasthi
Concordia University Montreal · Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering

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Introduction
Dr. Anjali Awasthi is Full Professor and Concordia University Research Chair (Tier-II) in Connected Sustainable Mobility Systems at Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE), in Concordia University, Montreal. She received a PhD in industrial engineering and automation from INRIA Rocquencourt and University of Metz, France and a Masters in Industrial and Management Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India. Prior to Concordia, Dr. Awasthi worked at University of British Columbia and University of Laval where she was involved in several projects on industrial applications of operations research. In France, she was involved in many European projects aimed at improving urban mobility in cities, city logistics and on cybernetic transportation systems. Her areas of research are modeling and simulation, data mining, Information Technology and decision making, sustainable logistics planning, quality assurance in supply chain management and sustainable supply chain management. She is currently serving as the Education Chair for CORS (Canadian Operations Research Society), a senior member of ASQ (American Society for Quality), associate of LSRC (Loyola Sustainability Research Center), and regular member of CIRRELT (Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur les Reseaux d'Entreprise, la Logistique et le Transport). She is also the recipient of Eldon Gunn service award (CORS 2018, Halifax) and IEOM Special Recognition Award (4th North American Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Toronto, 2019).

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Smart manufacturing is transforming the industry, and its adoption offers significant benefits to manufacturers, suppliers and customers, such as enhanced organisational performance, competitive advantage, mass customisation, improved sustainability and better collaboration. The objective of this research is to identify the implementation barriers...
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This research evaluates five renewable energy resources simultaneously using multi-criteria decision analysis. It formulates a decision tool to assess five renewable energy sources namely solar photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, wind energy, biomass, and geothermal as alternatives and employs eight different quantitative criteria to evaluate t...
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Producing high-quality products while sustaining minimal costs is the mandate of all successful manufacturing firms. While quality is at the heart of this model, extant literature neglects an analysis and hierarchical classification of its dimensions, especially for 4.0 polymer industry. To address this gap, this paper identifies an array of qualit...
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Mobility Management in Urban Areas: Models and Perspectives $230.00 Anjali Awasthi (Editor) – Montreal, QC, Canada Series: Urban Development and Infrastructure BISAC:SOC026030 Smart cities rely on information and communication technologies to enhance the quality of life of their citizens. This includes better use of transportation infrastructure...
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The number of publications in demand forecasting of the energy supply chain augmented meaningfully due to the 2008 global financial crisis and its consequence on the global economy, mainly in energy supply chains. In spite of the fact that Industry 4.0 emerged during this period, its solutions and their impacts on energy demand forecasting are not...
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Multi-tier supply chains in Industry 4.0 are critical emerging issues today. This article briefly examines the Industry 4.0 policies in different countries. In order to decide on a better model and the number of topics in the model, a comparative test of the coherence value for two machine learning classification methods based on Latent Dirichlet A...
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Facility location problems (FLP) are often solved as uncapacitated facility location (UFL) instances. Also, typical solution approaches in the literature assume that the established facilities are totally reliable. However, in practice, facilities have limited capacity and can be under risk of partial disruptions whereby their failure leads to a no...
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Pedestrian safety has become an inherent problem all over the world. This work provides a unique framework for pedestrian safety using the Internet of Things. It aims to provide an IoT built motion-sensing system that ensures the safety of the pedestrians by providing smart notifications on their mobile devices of incoming vehicles as well as LED s...
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In recent days, both collaboration and sustainability have become an integral part of many global supply chains to achieve business excellence. Although previous literature and actual practices confirmed the successful implementation of sustainability practices through supply chain collaborations, it is not clear how collaborating partners can supp...
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This review aims to investigate the advanced collected works on sustainability and Industry 4.0 in the supply chain (SC) management from both academic and industrial standpoints. Hence, a review of the literature from 2010 to 2018 has been presented, knowledge gaps and all areas of application in the assumed investigation topic are highlighted, and...
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In group decision-making, reaching to a level of agreement about the decision between the group members is important. Indeed, it is considered as the main challenge to be solved in any group decision-making problem. Typically, similarity and distance measures are used to measure the degree of similarities of preference intensities in group decision...
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Integration of cloud computing and the Internet of things can influence large as well as small-scale organizations in transforming their business systems for high performance. However, in developing nations like India, cloud of things is relatively novel, and there is a need for its proper understanding specifically, in small and medium scaled ente...
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The proposed study evaluates the key skills needed to support Industry 4.0 from a literature review and practice perspective. A detailed review of literature targeting the Industry and Education sectors is performed. Canadian manufacturing and service industries and Polish automotive and pharmacy sectors are investigated. Decision-making, leadershi...
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Sustainable Production and Sustainable Logistics has been discussed extensively in the scientific literature. The objective of this chapter is to depict a landscape of scientific literature on the concept of the Sustainable Production and Sustainable Logistics. This concept in recent years is gaining more and more attention from academics and pract...
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This book proposes essential methods, models, and case studies for Sustainable Logistics and Production in Industry 4.0. In addition to identifying and discussing various challenges and future prospects, it also features numerous case studies and quantitative research from different sectors. The authors (which include academics and managers) presen...
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In this paper, we propose two new methods to solve the problem of incomplete reciprocal fuzzy preference relations. Sometimes decision-maker(s) might not be able to provide complete information about their preferences on the alternatives. In general, an incomplete preference relation can be completed if at least a set of n−1 nonleading diagonal pre...
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Traffic congestion is a widely occurring phenomenon characterized by slower vehicle speeds, increased vehicular queuing and, sometimes, a complete paralysis of the traffic network. Traffic congestion prediction requires analyzing enormous amount of traffic data across multiple modalities, including traffic cameras, GPS or location information, Twit...
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Cellular manufacturing is a vital part of lean manufacturing. It is an application of group technology. Three problems in cellular manufacturing are cell formation, machine layout and cell layout problems. However, these problems are NP-hard optimisation problems and cannot be solved using exact methods. A difficult part is to form the machine grou...
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Recommender systems support consumers in decision-making for selecting desired products or services from an overloaded search space. However, this decision support system faces difficulties while dealing with sparse and noisy rating data. Therefore, this research re-classifies users and items of a system into three classes, namely strong, average a...
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This article presents a strategic decision support system (DSS) for on-demand delivery companies in urban areas. This DSS is designed and developed for the promising new concept of goods delivery based on a fleet of Shared Autonomous Electric Vehicles (SAEVs). A simulation-based optimization model is proposed to solve the fleet sizing and compositi...
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The site selection for a solar photovoltaic power plant is crucial, as the site characteristics have a direct impact on the project economic and technical aspects and thus on its success. The objective of this study is to enhance the methods to assess the potential locations for utility-scale solar PV, considering multiple criteria including solar...
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Prediction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is important to minimise their negative impact on climate change and global warming. In this article, we propose new models based on data mining and supervised machine learning algorithms (regression and classification) for predicting GHG emissions arising from passenger and freight road transport in Can...
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Transportation systems are growing and complex systems. The presence of multiple, correlated, dynamically changing elements in this system with dependence and feedback add further complexity to the problem. In this paper, we present an integrated approach based on system dynamics (SD) simulation and analytic network process (ANP) for evaluating sus...
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Confronted with negative environmental impacts, rising fuel costs and increasing congestion, many cities are implementing sustainable mobility measures to improve the flow of passenger and goods. Examples of these measures are use of public transport, cycling, walking, energy efficient vehicles, biofuels. The challenge before transport decision mak...
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More and more organizations are involved in green supply chain practices to sustain business market competition, achieve customer loyalty, improve brand image, and minimize negative environmental impacts. Examples of these practices are green design, green purchasing, green manufacturing, green packaging, green logistics, and green marketing. In th...
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Purpose This research examines the relationship between implementation of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and business performance, through mediating factors (operating performance, information quality, product quality, design performance, environmental performance and competitive priorities). Most of the published literature examines the direct...
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Facility location represents an important supply chain problem aiming at minimizing facility establishment and transportation cost to meet customer demands. Many facility location problem (FLP) instances can be modelled as p-median problems (PMP) and uncapacitated facility location (UFL) problems. While, most solution approaches assume totally reli...
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Scientist and practitioner seek innovations that analyze traffic big data for reducing congestion. In this chapter, we propose a framework for traffic condition monitoring using social media data analytics. This involves sentiment analysis and cluster classification utilizing the big data volume readily available through Twitter microblogging servi...
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Sustainability evaluation of new urban mobility projects is a challenging decision due to the presence of multiple objectives (social, economic, environmental), limited data availability, presence of multiple stakeholders, and specific context of each city. Scenario modeling and simulation is a useful tool to address such situations. In this paper,...
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Demand for the products change with the time and thus production, promotion, pricing, etc. should be adopted at the time. In general, it is true for many hi-tech consumer products such as PCs, Mobiles, TVs and phones where demand is low and prices are high in the beginning and demand pick-up with a possible price drop in the growth face. In this wo...
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Sustainable mobility project evaluation is a challenging problem for transportation decision-makers. The specific context of each city, involvement of multiple objectives of stakeholders, governmental priorities, uncertainty about evaluation process and metrics combined with lack of quantitative data make the problem challenging. Existing technique...
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Identifying critical criteria for supplier quality development is vital for improving the performance of suppliers. In this paper, we determine critical criteria for supplier quality development based on review of literature and discussion with supplier quality experts from industry. The criticality of the criteria is determined based on: (a) Kano’...
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Politico-economic deregulation, new communication technologies, and cheap transport have pushed companies to increasingly outsource business activities to geographically distant countries. Such outsourcing has often resulted in complex supply chain configurations. Because social and environmental regulations in those countries are often weak or poo...
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Managing logistics service quality is vital to achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction and gaining productivity. In this paper, we address the problem of logistics service quality management considering multiple stakeholders point of view namely shippers, customers, municipal administrators, city residents, traffic managers, etc. A hybrid...
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Green supply chain management has emerged as a trending topic of discussion for organisations thriving for enhanced competitive advantages, increased customer satisfaction, improved brand image, and of course minimum adverse impacts on the environment. The primary objective of this research is to perform literature analysis on the green supply chai...
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There is a growing interest in supply management systems in today’s competitive business environment. Importance of implementing supply management systems especially in home construction industry is due to the fact that several risks arising from different sources can adversely affect the project financially or its timely completion. Some risks of...
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Rank reversal is a common phenomenon in decision making. Rank reversal occurs when a new alternative is added to (or removed from) a set of alternatives, which causes change in the ranking order of the alternatives. This paper studies the possible causes of rank reversal in reciprocal preference relation based on additive consistency. Our investiga...
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This research contributes to the ongoing discussions about the grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and draws attention to the optimal design by considering various PV array tracking systems towards enhancing the power generation. The PV tracking system configurations considered in this study include horizontal-axis (monthly adjustment, w...
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Green supply chain management (GSCM) involves consideration of environmental impacts of all the processes involved in a typical supply chain to minimise their negative consequences. In this paper, we present a DEMATEL-based approach for investigating barriers in GSCM in Canadian context. Seven manufacturing firms from electronic goods sector are in...
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Determining site suitability for utility-scale solar PV power plants requires complex decisions. Basing such decisions on extensive information, especially from the geographical information system (GIS), offers significant advantages such as improved project performance, minimized power loss, and reduced environmental impacts. The primary aim of th...
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Site selection for solar power plants is a critical issue for utility-size projects due to the significance of weather factors, proximity to facilities, and the presence of environmental protected areas. The primary goal of this research is to evaluate and select the best location for utility-scale solar PV projects using geographical information s...
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The renewable energy sources are promising to take a significant share in the energy sector as a viable option for integration with conventional fossil fuel power plants. This paper contributes to the ongoing studies about grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) system and draws attention to the optimal design and sizing considering several techno-e...
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In this chapter, we investigate the use of data mining techniques for modeling short-term traffic congestion in urban motorway networks. Two main categories, namely neural networks and random forest classifiers, are used. The neural networks can be further classified into back propagation neural network, neuro-fuzzy, and the deep belief network. Ou...
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Purpose Managing quality is a vital aspect in software development world, especially in the current business competition for the fast delivery of feature rich products with high quality. For an organization to meet its intended level of excellence in order to ensure its success, a culture of quality should be built where every individual is respons...
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Graph partitioning is an optimization problem that deals with dividing a large geographical transportation network into subnetworks in favor of balancing the workload and minimizing the communication among them. Over the past decades, various models have been developed in such a way to satisfy a multi-objective problem such as delivery time and man...
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This paper addresses a three-dimensional bin packing problem (3D-BPP) with rotation. The aim is finding the best way of packing 3D items into bins to increase the packing factor with the purpose of minimizing the number of bins. No restrictions apply to the orientation of the items, in which case items can be rotated both vertically and horizontall...
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In this paper, we study the problem of assessing the impact of quality management systems (QMS) on business performance of organisations. Several mediatory variables linking QMS and business performance namely information quality, design performance, operating and environmental performance, supplier relationships, customer relationships, product qu...
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Partner selection is critical to developing successful collaboration for gaining competitive advantage in the logistics industry. In this paper, we present a hybrid approach based on BOCR and MULTIMOORA for the logistics service provider selection. The proposed approach comprises three steps. In the first step, we identify the partner selection cri...
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With the enforcement of LEZs, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have to explore different business operation strategies to remain in market. Examples of these strategies are change in delivery operations, change in delivery vehicles, new strategies etc. In this paper, we propose a hybrid approach based on Gap Analysis and Importance Performance A...
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In recent years, there has been a steady growth in the use of information systems in the logistics domain towards facilitating an agile distribution process. This study investigates the problem of collaboration planning in logistics and proposes an agent-based approach for better management of collaborative logistics. Based on the approach, a decis...
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This research evaluates five renewable energy resources simultaneously using multi-criteria decision analysis. It formulates a decision tool to assess five renewable energy sources namely solar photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, wind energy, biomass, and geothermal as alternatives and employs eight different quantitative criteria to evaluate t...
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Most companies today depend on outsourcing to build their products. Outsourcing strategy has shown its effectiveness in increasing organizational profits through the development of better products when outsourced from the right supplier. The decision to outsource is made by a company’s procurement or purchasing department. The decision involves man...