This edition, Volume 67, Issue 12, December 2016 is now available on this website, and is being distributed by post to those who requested that.
In this issue there are 9 articles, all very interesting. Members may particularly be interested in the update to the Duckworth-Lewis method for adjusting scores and targets in one-day cricket. This method, designed by our member Tony Lewis (with statistician Frank Duckworth), is used on all professional cricket grounds around the world.
The 9 papers are:
A mega-trend-diffusion grey forecasting model for short-term manufacturing demand - Che-Jung Chang, Liping Yu, Peng Jin
Determining common weights in data envelopment analysis based on the satisfaction degree - Jie Wu, Junfei Chu, Qingyuan Zhu, Yongjun Li
Analysing the use of cognitive maps in an experiment on a group decision process - Annielli A R Cunha, Danielle C Morais
The Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method: extending the Duckworth-Lewis methodology to deal with modern scoring rates - Steven E Stern
Guiding interventions in a multi-organisational context: combining the Viable System Model and Hierarchical Process Modelling for use as a Problem Structuring Method - David Lowe, Louise Martingale
Hierarchical game joint optimization for product family-driven modular design - Shuang Ma, Gang Du, Jianxin (Roger) Jiao
DEA with non-monotonic variables. Application to EU governments’ macroeconomic efficiency - Gabriel Villa, Sebastián Lozano
Minimizing maximum cost on a single machine with two competing agents and job rejection - Baruch Mor, Gur Mosheiov