Wafik Hachicha

Wafik Hachicha
University of Sfax | US

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Introduction
Wafik Hachicha is an Industrial Engineer (1999) from ENIT Tunisia. He was obtained his PhD in manufacturing management (2009) and his HdR in industrial engineering (2014). His research activities deal with the modelling, analysis, optimisation, and the simulation of manufacturing system and supply chain system. He is a Professor in industrial Engineering at the Higher Institute of Industrial Management of Sfax in Tunisia (ISGI)
Additional affiliations
February 2015 - present
Higher institue of Industrial Management, Sfax, Tunisia
Position
  • Professor
September 2009 - February 2015
University of Sfax
Position
  • Associate Professor in industrial Engineering
September 2007 - September 2009
Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Sfax
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
September 2009 - May 2014
University of Sfax
Field of study
  • Industrial Engineering
January 2005 - March 2009
Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Sfax
Field of study
  • Mechanical and Industrial Enginnering
September 1996 - July 1999
École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis
Field of study
  • Industrial Engineering

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Publications (93)
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Control Chart Pattern Recognition (CCPR) is a critical task in Statistical Process Control (SPC). Abnormal patterns exhibited in control charts can be associated with certain assignable causes adversely affecting the process stability. Abundant literature treats the detection of different Control Chart Patterns (CCPs). In fact, numerous CCPR studie...
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Groundwater (GW) studies have been conducted worldwide with regard to several pressures , including climate change, seawater intrusion, and water overexploitation. GW quality is a very important sector for several countries in the world, in particular for Tunisia. The shallow coastal aquifer of Sfax (located in Tunisia) was found to be under the co...
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Port risk management (PRM) during port operations is a current problem that can negatively affect the environment, people, and economic issues. In the literature, there is an enormous amount of research related to supply chain risk management (SCRM) in various areas and with various objectives. However, PRM has not received the same degree of atten...
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One of the basic components of Industry 4.0 is the design of the flexible manufacturing system (FMS), which involves the choice of parameters to optimize its performance. Discrete event sim-ulation (DES) models allow the user to understand the operation of dynamic and stochastic sys-tem performance and to support FMS diagnostics and design. In comb...
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he important step in the design of a cellular manufacturing (CM) system is to identify the part families and machine groups and consequently to form manufacturing cells. The scope of this article is to formulate a multivariate approach based on a correlation analysis for solving cell formation problem. The proposed approach is carried out in three...
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Safety stock (SS) is an appropriate tactic to deal with demand and supply uncertainty with the aim of preventing inventory shortages. In the literature, previous work on SS estimation assumes that the forecast error distributions (FED) are independent and identically distributed (i.i.d) following the normal distribution. In order to assess violatio...
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L'objectif de ce travail est de déterminer la meilleure stratégie d'approvisionnement parmi deux stratégies possibles : système indépendant ou transbordement en résolvant un programme non linéaire stochastique dans lequel la fonction objectif à minimiser peut être le niveau de stock ou le coût total. Nous essayerons de distinguer entre les scénario...
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The main objective discussed in this research was to determine the structural characteristics of carob kibble water-soluble polysaccharide (KWSP), extracted from Ceratonia siliqua L., and to assess its in vitro antioxidant activities, as well as its effect on whipped cream. The results obtained through 13C, 1H, and the hetero-nuclear single quantum...
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Seaports are important infrastructures to support international trade. Therefore, it is vital that port efficiency and productivity are continuously evaluated and improved. In this context, the objective of this article is to evaluate both the technical efficiency and the change in productivity of the six most important Tunisian commercial seaports...
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Les stratégies de l’effet de consolidation (connu sous son nom en anglais, Risk pooling) est l’un des outils les plus puissants utilisés pour faire face à la variabilité de la demande et/ou du délai de livraison dans la chaîne logistique. Une abondante littérature traitant ces stratégies utilisant un vecteur aléatoire composé par deux ou plusieurs...
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One of the main concepts for improving the sustainability of supply chains is the collaboration between stakeholders by increasing the efficiency of their shared resources. In the literature, there are many research papers related to vertical collaboration in the logistics industry. However, horizontal collaboration has not received the same degree...
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The safety stock calculation framework usually assumes that demands are Gaussian i.i.d (independently and identically distributed). Deviations from normality assumption indicate the presence of extreme and abnormal demands and imply over-estimation of safety stock while deviations from i.i.d indicate the presence of heteroscedasticity and lead to a...
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The supply chain risk management (SCRM) is very critical to strategically support the firms to continuous success. There are, at least, three basic steps in this SCRM process: risk identification, risk evaluation, and risk mitigation (treatment). Whatever happens, the main step is risk mitigation (RM) and mainly sustainable RM. In fact, every risk...
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In supply chain inventory management, it is generally approved that inventory pooling is a suitable practice and studied its impact on expected profits under restrictive assumptions on demands distribution (Demands are often assumed to be independently and identically distributed and whenever demands dependence is included, it has been assuming biv...
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Using an adaptive Mamdani fuzzy inference system model (MFSIM), the purpose of this paper is mainly to assess and rank the assessment and ranking of water quality for irrigation occurring in the Hammamet-Nabeul (Tunisia) shallow aquifer. This aquifer is under Mediterranean climate conditions and affected by intensive and irrational agricultural act...
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In recent years, the evaluation of several energy sources is an extremely significant issue that affects socio-environmental development and techno-economic growth in different sectors. To tackle this concern, many researchers have concentrated on preferring desirable energy sources and adopting multi-criteria group decision-making (MCGDM) approach...
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Healthcare facilities are facing major issues and challenges. Hospitals continuously search approaches to improve operations quality, optimize performance, and minimize costs. Specifically, an efficient hospital sterilization process (HSP) allows reusable medical devices (RMDs) to be more quickly available for healthcare activities. In this context...
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Companies attempt to improve the performance of their supply chain (SC) by distinguishing and presenting feasible sustainable development practices (SDP). Considering SDP without focusing on sustainability risks may disturb the company’s future. Very few studies in the extant literature have dealt with the impact of (SDP) on the supply chain risk m...
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Companies attempt to improve the performance of their supply chain (SC) by distinguishing and presenting feasible sustainable development practices (SDP). Considering SDP without focusing on sustainability risks may disturb the company’s future. Very few studies in the extant literature have dealt with the impact of (SDP) on the supply chain risk m...
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The terms “innovation” and “effectuation” are frequently used but not in the same thought. In this order, publications linking innovation to effectuation are presented and discussed through a methodology based on the publish and perish tool. In the last two decades, effectuation has become an active criterion in entrepreneurship research. However,...
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Inventory-pooling (IP) is an effective tool to mitigate demand uncertainty and variability, to reduce operational costs, and consequently to increase the profit. The major assumptions of the previous works in literature on IP include the following: (1) Independents demand, which satisfy the typical normal independent and identically distributed (ii...
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Agricultural production of olive oil is a sector with high significance. The olive sector is a very important sector for several countries in the world, in particular, for Tunisia. In addition, the impacts of olive oil production and extraction on economic, environmental, and social issues are considerable. The main objective of this work is to pro...
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Dans ce travail, j’ai proposé des nouvelles approches pour la conception des aménagements cellulaire (AC) et plus particulièrement pour la formation des cellules (FC) de production. La première approche consiste à appliquer la méthode d’analyse en composantes principale sur la matrice d’incidence (produits/machines). Le problème de FC devient plus...
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This paper deals with a real stochastic infectious healthcare waste (IHW) collection problem. The waste was collected from private and public hospitals in the governorate of Sfax (Tunisia) to a disposal centre to be incinerated. The reduction of gas emissions and medical infectious waste represent a challenge for Tunisia's commitments in healthcare...
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An efficient Sterilization Process (SP) make the Reusable Medical Devices (RMD)s faster available for healthcare activities. The aim of this paper is to apply a Discrete-Event Simulation (DES)-based approach to help the hospital managers to improve the SP of each RMD category in the maternity services for a real case study of a governmental Hospita...
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Improper waste management can cause environmental pollution, unpleasant odours, and growth of insects, rodents and worms; it may lead to transmission of diseases like typhoid, cholera, and hepatitis through injuries from sharps contaminated with human blood (Abdulla et al., 2008). This study discusses the off-site transport problem of infectious he...
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In scheduling practice, the setup times are often important and no one can neglect them. That is why many research studies which deal with job shop problems (JSP) with separable sequence-dependent setup times (SDST) have been developed according to various objectives and hypotheses. Several complex programming formulations are proposed in the liter...
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During the last decades, many challenging factors such as the arid climatic, the demographic growth and the socioeconomic transformations have imposed the use of adaptive strategies to face the over-increasing need to water resources. Groundwater drawdown is mainly caused by irrigation activity in Hajeb Layoun-Jelma (central of Tunisia). This study...
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The aim of this paper is to propose a combined approach for studying entrepreneurial opportuni-ties based on effectual variables. The proposed mixed approach is carried out in three phases. First, entrepreneur’s effectuation variables are selected via a cognitive map and MICMAC meth-od. Second, a Neural Network (ANN)-based model is performed to hig...
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Companies are trying to improve the performance of their supply chain by using sustainable management practices. The research question is about the possibility to uses theses practices to reduce risk in their supply chains. The objective of this paper is to propose risk mitigation strategies based on some selected sustainable development practices....
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Purpose: In this paper, a combined Production Line Design (PLD) process which includes many design aspects is presented, developped and validated. Design/methodology/approach: The PLD process is based on the SADT (Structured Analysis and Design Technique) diagram and the Axiomatic Design (AD) method. Practical implications: For a purpose of valid...
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The lively field of assembly line configuration and adjustment often have a significant impact on the performance of manufacturing systems. In this context, assembly line balancing problems (ALBPs) are widely cited in the literature. An ALBP consists of distributing the total product manufacturing workload among the stations along the manufacturing li...
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In this paper, an Assembly Line Balancing Problem (ALBP) is presented in a real-world automotive cables manufacturer company. This company found it necessary to balance its line, since it needs to increase the production rate. In this ALBP, the number of stations is known and the objective is to minimize cycle time where both precedence and zoning...
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Standard asset pricing models based on rational expectations and homogeneity have problems explaining the complex and volatile nature of financial markets. The heterogeneity in expectations can lead to market instability and complicate dynamics of prices, which are driven by endogenous market forces. In this sense, we use Agent-based computational...
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This paper describes the development of a process simulation model and integration of the genetic algorithms (GA) with the model as optimisation techniques using a case study of lot sizing problem (LSP) in make-to-order (MTO) supply chain solved by a combined simulation and genetic algorithm (GA) optimisation model. The simulation model is performe...
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Managing risks in supply chains has emerged as an important issue in supply chain management. This research area has become familiar as supply chain risk management (SCRM). There are numerous approaches and techniques which are proposed in SCRM literature, but little in concrete and systematic approach for SCRM. In this paper, a supply chain risk m...
Thesis
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This synthesis report entitled "Contributions for the improvement of manufacturing and logistics systems" includes all research activities of M. Wafik Hachicha, to obtain a Habilitation degree in “industrial engineering” area from the University of Sfax through an ad-hoc committee which is created for this purpose.
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In general, assembly lines, allow low production costs, reduced cycle times and accurate quality levels. Assembly line balancing problem (ALBP) is about how to group the assembly activities, which have to be performed in an assembly task, into workstations, so that the total assembly time required at each workstation is approximately the same (cycl...
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An important supply chain research problem is the bullwhip effect (BE). Abundant literature treats the reduction of the BE. In fact, numerous studies have been developed according to various objectives and hypotheses. Despite the widespread literature on this topic, efforts to review and analyze research on BE are very limited. For this reason, thi...
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The performance of the supply chain can be affected by adverse events entering the system and affecting all exchanges of products, services and information between actors in a supply chain network. The management of these events is known as Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) which is defined, in a collaborative way with partners, as a set of tools...
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A major challenge facing hospitals is to provide efficient medical services. Healthcare supply chain management (HSCM) using Discrete Event Simulation (DES) has received in literature considerable attention for more than two decades. Despite the widespread literature on this topic, efforts to review and analyze previous studies are very limited. Fo...
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Infectious Healthcare-Waste (IHW) management is of great importance due to its potential environmental hazards and public health risks. The collection and the disposal of IHW are highly visible and important services that involve large expenditures in the world and particularly in Tunisia. This paper discusses two main problems in the current solid...
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Risk management and performance measurement should be linked together to enable, to each supply chain partner, to define and guide its overall risk profile, as well as to shape its strategic direction. In this frame, the aim of this paper is to propose and to validate an integrated approach for relating risk management into supply chain performance...
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Healthcare waste management is one of the most important environmental problems in the world and particularly in Tunisia, because of the potential environmental hazards and public health risks. The collection of infectious healthcare waste is a highly visible and important service that involves large expenditures. This study discusses the off-site...
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In most arid zones, groundwater (GW) is the major source of domestic, agriculture, drinking, and industrial water. Accordingly, the monitoring of its quality by different techniques and tools is a vital issue. The purpose of this paper is the evaluation of combination PCA and geostatistcs as technique for: (i) the mapping variables of groundwater q...
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In this paper, a combined simulation and Genetic Algorithm (GA) optimization model is developed to solve the Lot Sizing Problem (LSP) in a Make to Order (MTO) supply chain. The simulation model is performed using ARENA software. GA model is implemented using Visual Basic for Application (VBA) language, because it ensures exchanges between ARENA sof...
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Modern supply chains are very complex and suffer always from various risks. An effective supply chain management requires suitable strategies to mitigate them. In literature, there has been a range of research into risk in purchasing and supply, but little in global and integrated supply networks. This can be explained due to the huge number of ris...
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An important supply chain research problem is the bullwhip effect (BE), which its presence makes supply chain planning difficult. In fact, demand fluctuations increase as one move up the supply chain from retailer to manufacturer. In this paper, a single-stage supply chain for a single-item inventory system is considered. The aim is about how ident...
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This paper deals with a lateral transshipment models involving two-echelon supply chain network, with a single supplier at the higher echelon and two retail locations at the lower. Lateral transshipment is considered as an option at each reorder decision under the periodic review standard (R, s, S) replenishment policy. The purpose of this paper is...
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This paper deals with the cutting stock problem a well-known problem in operational research and in supply chain management, met frequently in paper and tissues industry. This problem is classified among the NP-hard problems for which, it is difficult to find the optimal solution; indeed the only known method able to solve this kind of problem woul...
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In this paper, a single-stage inventory system, which analytical method results exist in previous literature is considered. This case is one of an adaptive base-stock policy for a single-item inventory system, where the demand process is nostationary. The demand process is modeled as an integrated moving average process for which an exponential-wei...
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The heterogeneity in expectations can lead to market instability and complicate dynamics of prices, which are driven by endogenous market forces. In this sense, we use Agent-based computational approach to understand the market dynamics and the investor decision making. Our aim is to point out that the investors’ irrationality explains various numb...
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Supply networks are complex and suffer always from various risks. An effective supply chain management requires suitable strategies to mitigate them. In previous literature, there has been a range of research into risk in firms but little in supply networks. This can be explained due to the huge number of risk variables and their direct and indirec...
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The first step in the design of a cellular manufacturing (CM) system is the cell formation (CF) problem. A large number of CF techniques have been developed through the years. Unfortunately, the majority of these techniques consider only a single objective in identifying cells which could make the final configuration unsuitable for implementation....
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La méthode MSP ne vise pas à mettre sous contrôle l'ensemble des caractéristiques d'un produit. Seules les spécifications critiques pour le client final seront surveillées. Dans ce but l'analyse de la valeur, et l'analyse fonctionnelle qui auront été faîtes au préalable permettront d'identifier ces caractéristiques.Cet ouvrage de référence couvre l...
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The objective of this paper is to develop a framework that integrates two important concepts: Statistical process control (SPC) and engineering process control (EPC). Most of the literature researches on integrated SPC/EPC systems are focused into continuous process mainly with Algorithmic SPC. The integrated SPC/EPC systems in batch process contro...
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Simulation project requires highly qualified multidisciplinary staff rarely available in a Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME). The aim of this paper is to develop a computer-assisted performance analysis and optimization (CPAO) to help a SME manager which is considered in this paper as an inexperienced user in applying a simulation project wit...
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Forecasting the groundwater level (GWL) of an aquifer is one of the most important tasks in hydrogeology. Such forecasts prove vital to develop better exploitation strategies of water resources and to carry up-to-date groundwater monitoring. In this paper, an artificial neural network (ANN)-based approach, which was based on linear regression model...
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The aim of this research is to expand a framework that integrates two important concepts: statistical process control (SPC) and engineering process control (EPC). Most of the literature researches on integrated SPC/EPC systems are focused into continuous process mainly with algorithmic SPC. The integrated SPC/EPC systems in batch process control ha...
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Simulation is essentially a trial-and-error approach, and is therefore, time-consuming and does not provide a method for optimization. Metamodelling techniques have been recently pursued in order to tackle these drawbacks. The main objective has been to provide robust, fast decision support aids to enhance the overall effectiveness of decision-maki...
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his paper deals with the lot sizing problem in Make To Order (MTO) supply chain solved by simulation optimization (SO) approach. A comprehensive case study is detailed which involves a multi-stage, multi-product, multi-location, multi-resource with setup, capacity constraints and stochastic demand. The case study objective is to determine a fixed o...
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Simulation is a widely accepted tool in complex systems design and analysis. However, it is essentially a trial-and-error approach, and is therefore, time-consuming and does not provide a method for optimization. Metamodeling techniques have been recently pursued in order to tackle these drawbacks. The main objective has been to provide robust, fas...