Soroush Avakh Darestani

Soroush Avakh Darestani
London Metropolitan University · Guildhall school of business and law

Ph.D

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Education
July 2005 - September 2010
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Field of study
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Publications (56)
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In today’s competitive world, it is essential to provide a new method through which maximum efficiency can be created in the production and supply cycle. In many production environments, sending goods directly from the producer to the consumer brings many problems. Therefore, an efficient transport system should be established between producers and...
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The coupling of ever-increasing consumption of fossil fuels around the globe with the decrease in the availability of fossil fuel supplies has led to an increased cost of energy commodities, which together with ever-expanding requirements for reducing the level of environmental pollutions has resulted in an ever-increasing deal of attention to alte...
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Purpose To outsource part of their work, organizations are looking for suppliers who also have green criteria with other criteria. Selecting suppliers begins with the definition of potential suppliers and then selects the best among them. This study aims to present a two-part approach for selecting suppliers consisting of suppliers’ prioritization....
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Textile industry is an old and effective industry in Iran. However, due to its age and high energy consumption, this industry has low profitability and entrepreneurship. One of the most important problems of the weaving industry is the issue of waste regarding manpower, materials, machinery, and especially energy consumption. Another problem is env...
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The issue of supply chain in today's world is a major competitive advantage in reducing costs. Supply chain includes procurement, logistics and transportation, marketing, organizational behavior, networking, strategic management, information systems management and operations management. One of the most important practices in logistics is cross-dock...
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Purpose The food industry is directly related to the health of humans and society and also that little attention has been paid to the assessment of sustainable supply chain risk management in this area, this will be qualified as an important research area. This study aims to develop a framework for assessing the sustainable supply chain risk manage...
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This research is conducted to investigate the problem of locating the trauma centers and helicopters’ station in order to optimize the trauma care system. The stochastic characteristics of the system, such as stochastic transferring time of the patients, stochastic demand and stochastic servicing time of the patients in trauma centers are taken int...
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In this work, a bi-objective mixed-integer linear programming model is formulated for the first time to design a green supply chain while considering both forward and reverse flows, location-inventory-routing problem with simultaneous pickup and delivery, scheduling of vehicles, and time window. This model is presented to manage the production and...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to provide a model for evaluating, prioritizing and allocating orders to suppliers in the supply chain for mega-projects. Design/methodology/approach By using an integrated model (based on fuzzy analytic network process), suppliers are selected and the appropriate amounts are allocated to them in mega-projects....
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Nowadays, maximizing the production by reducing the associated risks in the supply chain and enhancing the final product quality by selecting the best providers are among the most fundamental challenges encountered within the equipment manufacturing industry worldwide. The lack of timely delivery of machines to customers and unregulated purchase of...
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Efficient planning and operation of the power distribution networks are paramount. Losses along the power distribution network are responsible for the loss of a large deal of energy and capital every year. Numerous projects are being defined and implemented targeted around the idea of reducing losses, which are rather expressed and implemented in t...
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Purpose Correct and well-planned maintenance based on modern global methods directly affects efficiency, quality, direct production costs, reliability and profitability. The selection of an optimal policy for maintenance can be a good solution for industrial units. In fact, by managing constraints such as costs, working hours and human workforce ca...
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Paper aims The main objective of the research is to present a combination of fuzzy decision-making techniques to measure the performance of preventive maintenance systems. Originality This research is a timely response to studying the prominent role of preventive maintenance performance in reducing cost, profitability, and overall organization’s o...
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The present study seeks to provide a comprehensive and coherent model for assessing and ranking the outsourcing green logistics, while identifying the indigenous factors involved in the outsourcing process. The employed research methodology is a hybrid fuzzy multi criteria decision making for distinguishing relationships between factors and their d...
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Proper selection of suppliers and effective management of relationships with them is a key factor in increasing the competitiveness of companies. In order to implement this philosophy, the supplier's choice in the supply chain is considered as an important issue and leads decision makers to use valid techniques and methods to select the supplier. C...
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Lean production is a productive philosophy with systematic perspective which takes steps toward eliminating waste materials by applying continual improvement in the sophisticated business processes. Appropriate implementation of this philosophy results in significant changes within a business. Despite the ample efforts devoted to lean production’s...
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Supply chain of the perishable goods such as food material, diary, drugs, and blood products has drawn attention recently due to their impact on human lives. Supplying adequate and healthy food materials, drugs, and blood products and their management has always been one of the major concerns for humans Therefore, collection- and distribution-manag...
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During the last decade, reverse logistics networks received a considerable attention due to economic importance and environmental regulations and customer awareness. Integration of leading and reverse logistics networks during logistical network design is one of the most important factors in supply chain. In this research, an Integer Linear Program...
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Purpose The overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a powerful metric in production as well as one of the methods in evaluating function for measuring productivity in the production process. In the existing method, measuring OEE is based on three main elements consisting availability, performance and quality. The purpose of this paper is to evalua...
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This work is a study on scheduling problem with rejection on a set of multi-machine in a flow-shop scheduling system. This paper will attempt to indicate development of a multi-machine flow-shop scheduling model considering rejection (this problem is NP-hard due to the NP-hardness of the same problem variation on a two-machine). We analyse the qual...
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This research aims to evaluate the suppliers by a combined decision-making method with a new concept under uncertainty with D-number structure. Due to the importance of suppliers as a level of supply chain, determining factors for supplier selection decision is of key importance. Criteria in this study all are taken from the most recent articles so...
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Project scheduling problem with resources constraint is a well-known problem in the field of project management. The applicable nature of this problem has caused the researchers’ tendency to it. In this study, project scheduling with resource constraints and the possibility of interruption of project activities as well as renewable resources constr...
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The purpose of supplier selection is to identify suppliers and vendors that consistently the highest potential to meet the needs of a company for an acceptable cost. Comparing this choice through an extensive set of criteria and standards-based suppliers has been done. The aim of this study is to evaluate and select suppliers with QFD method and EL...
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Balanced scorecard has been selected as an organisation performance measurement tools in two last decades and implemented in both industrial and service companies. Using BSC and application with decision-making tools such as MCDM has received more attention by researches. In this paper, we have reviewed the literature on the balanced score card and...
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Balanced scorecard has been selected as an organisation performance measurement tools in two last decades and implemented in both industrial and service companies. Using BSC and application with decision-making tools such as MCDM has received more attention by researches. In this paper, we have reviewed the literature on the balanced score card and...
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Nowadays, supply chains play an inevitable role in prompt handling of varying customer's needs. Furthermore, with increasing emphasis on vulnerabilities in supply chains, effective mathematical tools for analysing and understanding appropriate supply chain risk evaluation are now attracting more attention. Administration of a successful supply chai...
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Purpose – In this context, process capability indices (PCI) reveal the process zones base on specification limits (SLs). Most of the research on control charts assumed certain data. However, to measure quality characteristic, practitioners sometimes face with uncertain and linguistic variables. Fuzzy theory is one of the most applicable tools which...
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To assure the quality of product and services, organisations need to employ quality control tools. In this context, as precise data are not always available, fuzzy sets theory can adequately model the processes in which observed data are vague. Researchers have focused on fuzzy control charts that accommodate uncertainty due to fuzziness. Owing to...
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Selecting a location has great influence on production cost or service units and also accessibility of production resources such as facilities transportation raw material and labour. In today's competitive environment, selecting a proper location to establish different locations such as banks branches, delivering services to enhance customer satisf...
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Selecting a location has great influence on production cost or service units and also accessibility of production resources such as facilities transportation raw material and labour. In today's competitive environment, selecting a proper location to establish different locations such as banks branches, delivering services to enhance customer satisf...
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The purpose of this paper is presenting a mathematical model of the closed-loop supply chain network design dynamic positioning facility, through a strategic review of Multi-period planning horizon in order to minimize the environmenta impact and the gain the competitive advantage based on of Porter's view. A new multi-objective mixed integer progr...
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Supply chain management (SCM) is one of the most important competitive strategies employed by the modern enterprises. The main aim of SCM is to integrate different suppliers to gratify market demand. Meanwhile, supplier selection and evaluation play an important role in establishing an efficient supply chain. Supplier selection as an essential comp...
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Supplier selection and evaluation have become one of the major decisions for managers in production and operations management sections for both industry and service environments. This research presents a new model that is gained by combination of house of quality (HOQ) which is a part of quality function development (QFD) utilising analytical netwo...
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Cross-docking is a place which is determined according to routing for discharging goods as well as reloading and also goods can be maintained there for less than 24 hours. This research presents optimal cross-docking methods and cars routing programme aiming at decreasing transporting cost and determining the number of cars. Here, production capaci...
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Statistical process control (SPC) is one of the most important statistical tools for monitoring production processes. It can be effectively designed and implemented when the process or product specifications are consecutively observed from a mass production condition. Normally, short-cycle productions do not have sufficient data to implement SPC. T...
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In supply chain management, supplier selection has a special importance. In this paper, a multi-objective model is developed based on decisions on quality, service level and cost of purchased goods. The difference of this research is to consider discount parameter into the model. A numerical example for three proposed suppliers is interpreted. The...
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Purpose – Shewhart's control charts are the most important statistical process control tools that play a role in inspecting and producing quality control. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the attributes of fuzzy U control chart. Design/methodology/approach – If the data were uncertain, they were converted into trapezoidal fuzzy number a...
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Process capability indices (PCIs) measure actual or the potential performance of process indicators to the target and specification limits. PCIs and control charts can be mentioned as two useful and applicable tools to measure the product quality and process performance. In this research, the fuzzy set theory is used to give more information and fl...
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Process oriented approach in quality management system has been introduced with ISO9001:2000. The international standard promotes the adoption of a process approach when developing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of a QMS to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirement. The advantage of process approach is to link all...
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The quality of the raw material and supplied product from suppliers plays a critical role in the quality of the final product. It has become the norm that vehicle manufacturers require their suppliers to measure product quality and service with a product audit method. Measuring quality of product is emphasised by QS9000 VDA6.5 and ISO/TS16949. From...
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Current attention to the argument of collaborative procurement has been investigated by both academia and industry practitioners as the concept of group purchasing. This paper first reviews the literature on horizontal collaboration in purchasing task and recognises the interface between purchasing progress and the logistical point of view of suppl...
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Nowadays, quality is one of the most important indicators in competitive business for production and services industries. For automotive industry, quality of parts is critical as defined by fitness compatibility, appearance items reliability, durability and safety regulation. Likewise, about 60% of finished price of goods are allocated to raw mater...
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This paper introduces a method for evaluating material and product quality. The method is developed based on the normal distribution. For quantitative variable, the method divides the tolerance zones to 3 parts according to normal distribution ±3𝜎 and assigns different scores to tolerance region. For qualitative variables, the method take decision...
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Nowadays, supply chain management (SCM) plays a crucial role in gaining competitive advantage in business for all productions and service industries. The recognition of the parties into SCM and their positions are considered highly strategic from management viewpoint. The present paper introduces a soft network model for SCM of small and medium siz...
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As about 60% of finished price of goods are allocated to raw material and purchased parts by suppliers in the chain of automotive industry, the importance of supplier management and its performance is an ongoing problem. Moreover the need of monitoring of supplier performance has been emphasized in Quality Management System of automotive industry I...

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