Mir Saman Pishvaee

Mir Saman Pishvaee
Iran University of Science and Technology · School of Industrial Engineering

Associate Prof.
Iran University of Science and Technology

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April 2012 - present
Iran University of Science and Technology
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Publications (234)
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Destruction of the roads and disruption in transportation networks are the aftermath of natural disasters, particularly if they are of great magnitude. As a version of the network capacity reliability problem, this work researches a post-disaster transportation network, where the reliability and operational capacity of links are uncertain. Uncertai...
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The leather industry typically generates a large amount of wastewater. Leather production requires large quantities of freshwater and various chemicals are added to the water at every stage of production. The absence of proper regulatory bodies and specialized treatment plants to recycle the wastewater add to the environmental hazards caused by the...
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Due to various environmental problems and social impacts caused by biomass supply chains activities such as climate change, increasing energy demand, energy security, and food crisis, on the one hand, and economic issues such as high costs of biomass supply chains logistics activities, and inefficient production of bioenergy products from low-energ...
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Nowadays, the production of stone paper, in addition to its widespread utilization in various fields, does not require water consumption, cutting down trees, and stone paper products are easily recyclable and recoverable. Due to the importance of developing and using stone paper and paying attention to environmental matters, Closed-Loop Supply Chai...
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Due to the complexity of pricing in service industry, it is important to provide an efficient pricing framework for real-life and large-sized applications. To this end, we combined an optimization approach with a regression-based machine learning method to provide a reliable and efficient framework for integrated pricing and train formation problem...
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In recent years, energy experts have paid considerable attention to renewable resource energy. The most widely renewable energy resource, in the world is solar energy. Therefore, optimizing the sustainable supply chain of solar energy production like photovoltaic helps policy-makers in this field. This paper proposes a two-phase method to elaborate...
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Reasons such as volatile fossil fuel prices, environmental limitations, and swift economic growth have increased the demand for clean renewable energy. Bioenergy has been received much attention from researchers due to its various benefits compared to other renewable energy alternatives. In this paper, a three-stage approach is developed to design...
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Alongside many research studies that have been presented in the open innovation domain and smart manufacturing systems, there is a research gap on integrating the outbound individual capabilities with the new smart manufacturing machines to satisfy the customers' varied and uncertain requirements. In this paper, Open Supply Chain Management (OSCM)...
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Logistics network is one of the most important parts of supply chains with significant share in achieving sustainability across them. In this paper, we investigate a new multi-objective mixed integer linear programming model for the design of multimodal logistics network. A bi-objective mathematical model is introduced and two conflicting objective...
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Purpose Given the importance of estimating the demand for relief items in earthquake disaster, this research studies the complex nature of demand uncertainty in a vehicle routing problem in order to distribute first aid relief items in the post disaster phase, where routes are subject to disruption. Design/methodology/approach To cope with such ki...
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Drop-in biofuels, which are functionally equivalent to petroleum-based transportation fuels and fully compatible with existing petroleum infrastructure, have been widely used in developed countries in recent decades as an effective means of reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions emitted by fossil fuels. The most challenging obstacles to biofue...
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Supply chain management (SCM) deals with various strategic, tactical, and operational level decisions in which pricing is of utmost importance to decision makers. Most of the real-life supply chain pricing problems consider competition as a crucial factor in order to expand the market share and tackle emerging competitors. Accordingly, competitive...
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Chapter 1. An overview of biomass feedstocks for biofuel production Chapter 2. Biofuel supply chain structures and activities Chapter 3. Decision-making levels in biofuel supply chain Chapter 4. Uncertainties in biofuel supply chain Chapter 5. Sustainability concepts in biofuel supply chain Chapter 6. Uncertainty modeling approaches for biofuel su...
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In recent years, microalgae have received a lot of attention as an alternative feedstock for biofuel production due to numerous advantages such as fast growth rate, high lipid and carbohydrate content, and lack of competition with food production. However, one of the main barriers preventing the commercialization of biofuel production from microalg...
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In this study a mathematical modeling approach is proposed to deal with problematic suppliers under risk. The decisions to make include a) developing the incumbent supplier to improve its performance (development), b) switching to an appropriate alternative supplier (switching), and c) continuing with the incumbent supplier (status quo). The lost m...
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Purpose: The banking industry is one of the most important pillars of the financial markets, whose efficient performance plays a decisive role in the prosperity of the country's economy. Therefore, considering the key position and role of banks in economic growth and inflation control, it is necessary to evaluate their performance. Thus, the purpos...
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Influence maximization is the problem of trying to maximize the number of influenced nodes by selecting optimal seed nodes, given that influencing these nodes is costly. Due to the probabilistic nature of the problem, existing approaches deal with the concept of the expected number of nodes. In the current research, a scenario-based robust optimiza...
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Suppliers as one of the main sources of vulnerability may lead to disruption and risk in supply chains. Thus, resilient supplier selection can lead to an increase in the resilience of the supply process, especially in automotive supply chains. The goal of this study is to select a set of resilient suppliers and optimal demand allocation in an autom...
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As a major concern of chief managers in each organization, project portfolio selection has a special place in their responsibilities. To assist managers in making decisions, applicable optimization models play an essential role in such processes. In this regard, this paper provides a stochastic optimization model for a project portfolio selection p...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to develop a system dynamics approach based on Susceptible, Exposed, Infected, Recovered (SEIR) model to investigate the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of therapeutic and preventive interventions on epidemic disaster. Design/methodology/approach To model the behavior of COVID-19 disease, a system dynamics...
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The purpose of this research is to define the bottlenecks in a port’s rail container transport process and simulate the proposed scenarios in a real port using the lean-railroading approach. After visiting the selected port and holding several meetings with the authorities, all functions relating to containers have been identified. Each section’s a...
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This paper aims at designing a sustainable and resilient tire closed-loop supply chain network based on a real case study in Iran. To immune the network against disruptions, a new resiliency approach is proposed by extending efficient demand coverage plans. The developed model includes four objectives. The first objective minimizes the total costs...
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Background: This study aims to design a multi-objective model for locating emergency relief bases with maximum coverage and minimum costs. As a result, this model is expected to reduce mortality by increasing the efficiency of relief services. Materials and Methods: Based on the ambulance distribution in the east of Tehran City, Iran, and the stati...
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Catastrophes may lead to disruption of human activities and extended damage to network infrastructures, which makes the transportation networks ’uncertain’. Therefore, crisis managers and transportation network computer-based systems (expert systems) need to use reliable facts and solid computational approaches to solve complex decision-making prob...
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This paper extends the application of GPOs (group purchasing organizations) to the chain store industry. We consider a supply chain consisting of several suppliers, a GPO, and several retailers. The GPO plays the role of a coordinator (or head of the retail chain stores) in the procurement affairs of the retailers. In the defined problem, we simult...
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Purpose This paper aims to investigate the impact of the factors affecting open innovation (OI) intensity, in terms of three components of cooperative innovation, resource search and external research and development (R&D), as well as the impact of OI intensity on commercialization performance in small and medium-sized enterprises. Design/methodol...
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The banking industry is one of the most important pillars of financial markets that the effective performance of this industry has a decisive role in the growth and prosperity of the country's economy. Therefore, considering the key position and role of banks in economic growth and inflation control, it is necessary to evaluate their performance. B...
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In this study, a bi-objective vehicle routing mathematical model was proposed, in which the main objectives were minimizing the total economic cost, as well as the whole time for municipal waste collection. The considered waste collection network included bins, multiple depots, multiple heterogeneous vehicles, multiple intermediate facilities, and...
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Adoption of carbon regulation mechanisms facilitates an evolution toward green and sustainable supply chains followed by an increased complexity. Through the development and usage of a multi-choice goal programming model solved by an improved algorithm, this article investigates sustainability strategies for carbon regulations mechanisms. We first...
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Food supply chains are nowadays perturbed by an increased supply and demand uncertainty, and more and more suffering from unexpected disruptions. In the specific context of food supply chains (FSC) for perishable products, these could be linked to natural hazards, industrial accidents or epidemics and their impact could lead to huge economic losses...
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In this paper, a possibilistic bi-objective bi-level programming model is proposed to optimize the management of scarce drugs supply and rationing under difficult situations such as COVID-19 outbreak. Multiple followers and single leader exist in the proposed Stackelberg model in which the followers are divided into two groups, manufacturers and su...
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This study addresses a novel two-stage possibilistic-stochastic programming model for designing a reliable municipal solid waste management system (MSWMS) in the presence of random disruptions arising from unexpected natural and man-made hazards and imprecision arising from the lack of knowledge about some input parameters. To design a profit-maxim...
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In this paper, efforts have been devoted in tune with the voices for rights of nature and the pursuit of replacing traditional fossil energy with renewable energy for a safer global environment. A two phase-approach to design a sustainable sugarcane-to-bioenergy supply chain network is developed. In the first phase, a hybrid Best-Worst (BWM) and Co...
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Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) is an improved version of supply chain management, in which, not only economic issues but also social and environmental issues are considered. It can be achieved through extended exergy analysis which is a powerful thermodynamic tool for evaluating the sustainability of an industrial system. This paper pro...
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Venture capital is a unique source of funding for innovative firms because they have limited access to traditional capital markets. Regarding VCF’s point of view, startup portfolio selection and VCFs’ syndication have always been critical challenges. Hence, using integrated quantitative methods to get best known solutions are always being felt. In...
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Iran is considered one of the most polluted countries in the world, where major cities have consistently dealt with severe air pollution in recent decades. Fossil fuels account for a considerable portion of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in urban areas of Iran. Biofuels have been touted as an effective means of reducing urban air pollution. Since b...
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This chapter provides an overview of tactical decisions that are made at different stages of biofuel supply chains, and discusses uncertainties in biomass supply chains that impact on tactical decisions, such as variations in biomass yield, biofuel demand and price, and biomass-to-biofuel conversion rates. Two important tactical decisions are prese...
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This chapter proposes a planning framework for biomass-to-biofuel supply chains, which categorizes the decisions of the chain in two dimensions of planning horizons and supply chain stages. Planning horizons incorporate strategic (long-term), tactical (medium-term), and operational (short-term) decision levels, while supply chain processes consist...
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This chapter provides an overview of operational decisions that are made at different stages of biomass-to-biofuel supply chains over a short-term period ranging from one day to several weeks, and discusses the most recognized types of uncertainties corresponding to the biomass supply stage. Biomass harvest scheduling as one of the main operational...
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This chapter investigates three dimensions of the sustainability paradigm, namely, economic, environmental, and social sustainability in biomass supply chains. To this end, first the economic aspect of sustainability is discussed, and the most common economic objective functions incorporated in biofuel supply chain optimization models are classifie...
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This chapter presents a general structure of the biomass supply chain and identifies the complexities and dynamics of the chain. It also describes the specific logistics activities and operations of the biomass-to-biofuel supply chain such as biomass harvesting, collection, storage, preprocessing, and transportation. Furthermore, a comprehensive ov...
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This chapter provides an overview of strategic decisions related to biomass supply chains, discussing strategic uncertainties that influence the performance of the supply chain. To show how to model and design biofuel supply chains, a two-stage framework is proposed in this chapter. In the first stage, geographic information system (GIS) or data en...
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This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of leading optimization approaches for hedging against various types of uncertainty in the biomass supply chain design and planning models, including stochastic programming, fuzzy programming, robust optimization, and data-driven optimization. Additionally, a systematic classification and literature re...
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In this chapter, biomass feedstocks currently used in the biofuel industry or being investigated as potential sources are reviewed under three headlines: first-, second-, and third-generation biomass feedstocks. First-generation feedstocks include sugar feedstocks (e.g., sugar cane and sugar beet), starch feedstocks (e.g., corn and wheat), and edib...
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This chapter proposes a systematic risk management framework for biofuel supply chains which deals with risks and uncertainties threatening the supply chain in three stages: risk identification, risk assessment, and risk treatment. The first stage aims to identify exhaustively all possible risks that may negatively affect the performance of the sup...
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Designing an efficient supply chain for organ transplant networks which is intimately related to humans’ life plays a primary role in improving the network’s performance. This research is focused on proposing a new multi-period location-allocation modeling approach to make appropriate strategic decisions for designing organ transplant networks unde...
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Inevitable disruptions and undesired environmental effects perturb food supply chains and meat supply chains. Academics and practitioners need to simultaneously incorporate resilience and greenness perspectives in planning approaches since this context has not been investigated in the existing literature. At the tactical level, it requires advanced...
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Despite the fundamental role of the social aspect in the implementation of sustainability in the bio-based industries, most of the sustainability assessments research have addressed the environmental and economic dimensions. However, the social dimension has been neglected and it can cause an irreparable outcome in the biotechnology industries. Fol...
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Given the inevitable globalisation in the food sector and the specific security challenges this industry faces, designing food supply chains has become a substantial topic for academics and practitioners. The integration of food product-specific characteristics and potential disruptions has continuously gained importance because it better reflects...
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Environmental threats of coal usage in the electricity production combined with the consumption of renewable and non-renewable resources had led to worldwide energy challenges. The cost of coal mining and economical and environmentally sustainable usage of mined coal could be optimized by efficient management of coal supply chain. This paper provid...
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Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) aim to aggregate the purchasing requirements of many buyers and utilize economies of scale to save costs and obtain quantity discounts from suppliers. This paper extends the application of GPOs to the chain stores industry. A new retailer is going to enter the market and faces decisions on joining chain stores...
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Portfolio construction is one of the most critical problems in financial markets. In this paper, a new two-phase robust portfolio selection and optimization approach is proposed to deal with the uncertainty of the data, increasing the robustness of investment process against uncertainty, decreasing computational complexity, and comprehensive assess...
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Fossil fuels, as the primary source of the energy supply in today's global society, are being depleted much faster than expected and are raising serious environmental and social concerns for contemporary societies. To deal with issues, a global movement towards the generation of sustainable renewable energy is underway. One of the most promising so...
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Paulownia has emerged as a prospering biomass resource for the production of renewable energy. Many countries have decided to cultivate this tree in order to reduce air pollution and secure the increasing energy demand. In this paper, a hybrid approach, including geographical information system (GIS) and mathematical modeling is proposed to determi...
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Many mentors and practitioners apply a specific method to change and improve all the processes. But they should consider an array of parameters to analyze and decide which processes, when, and how should change. To understand the process of analyzing and developing the different approaches, the paper aims to show an action research in an Iranian mu...
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Many mentors and practitioners apply a specific method to change and improve all the processes. But they should consider an array of parameters to analyze and decide which processes, when, and how should change. To understand the process of analyzing and developing the different approaches, the paper aims to show an action research in an Iranian mu...
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One of the challenges facing supply chain designers is designing a sustainable and resilient supply chain network. The present study considers a closed-loop supply chain by taking into account sustainability, resilience, robustness, and risk aversion for the first time. The study suggests a two-stage mixed-integer linear programming model for the p...
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Financially self-sustainable management of urban water infrastructure assets in IBTs structure is a significant challenge faced by policy makers. In this paper, a novel causal loop diagram is developed to model dynamics of feedback loops and interactions between physical, financial, and consumers’ sectors in order to assess financially sustainable...
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The hazardous hospital waste (HHW) is one of the main problems in urban waste management, which requires the design and implementation of a special collection and disposal system. Hospital wastes were known as important hazardous waste to be efficiently disposed within a short operational time in order to prevent the spread of infections and diseas...
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In the recent decade, the design of green hydrogen supply chains has been highlighted by researchers. Although, nowadays, responsiveness and social responsibility of networks could also be regarded as important measures that could attract more consumers to use hydrogen. Accordingly, this paper aims to improve the reliability and social responsibili...
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This paper aims to develop a scenario-based optimization framework to deals with several issues related to redesign sustainable reverse supply chain; focused particularly in the epistemic uncertainty of supply and demand input parameters and their relationship with supply chain performance, both important for the redesign problem. The two-step opti...
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Purpose Prepaid mobile Internet is one of the most profitable services that are composed of multiple attributes. The overall utility of Internet service can be broken down into the sum of the utility of individual attribute levels. Based on the multi-attribute theory, rational consumers choose the service that yields the highest utility from a numb...
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This paper introduces a new optimization algorithm called electron radar search algorithm (ERSA) inspired by the electron discharge mechanism. It is based on the natural phenomenon of electric flow as the form of electron discharge through a gas, liquid, or solid environment. When the voltage between separated electrodes (anode and cathode) increas...
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Selecting the most sustainable biomass sources for biofuel production can overcome sever obstacles in the reliable supply of biomass feedstock, such as its seasonal availability. Developing a biomass portfolio can generally improve the sustainability of future biofuel systems. Bioethanol is an attractive biofuel having the potential for enhancing e...
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In this paper, we have proposed a multi-objective mathematical model for the humanitarian supply chain design problem that minimizes: (1) total number of the injured not transferred to hospitals and total number of the homeless not evacuated from the affected area, and (2) total unmet relief commodity needs. In this model, such parameters as the de...
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Nowadays, sustainability issues have received considerable attention in supply chain management because of the governmental requirements as well as expectations of the people. This paper introduces a novel supply chain network design problem to cover three dimensions of sustainability, namely economic, environmental, and social. The advantage of th...
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As a first discrete choice experiment in Iran emerging telecommunication market, this paper studies consumer preferences for prepaid mobile internet packages with a combined software and paper-based interview. A two-stage Bayesian D-optimal design procedure is deployed to design choice sets of mobile internet packages from four main attributes. The...
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The municipal solid waste management (MSWM) system design considered here is effective in reducing supply chain costs and environmental risks. One of the practical approaches that governments use to encourage MSWM practices is educating households with regard to reducing waste generation and increasing recycling and composting rates. This research...