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Journal of the Operational Research Society

Sunday, 20 Nov 2016
Jeffrey Jones

JORS, November 2016

Volume 67, Issue 11, November 2016

The latest edition of our main journal is now available to members, online and hard copy.

It contains 8 articles, covering a range of matters.

One of particular interest to many of us is “Creating seating plans: a practical application” (by Rhyd Lewis and Fiona Carroll) , which deals with the interesting problem of designing seating plans for large events such as weddings and gala dinners where, among other things, the aim is to construct solutions where guests are sat on the same tables as friends and family, but, perhaps more importantly, are kept away from those they dislike.

“Resource decision making for vertical and horizontal integration problems in an enterprise” (by Jih-Jeng Huang): In this paper, the integral method called dummy goal programming is proposed to deal with the HIP and VIP simultaneously.

“E-retailing of restaurant services: pricing strategies in a competing online environment” (by Xiabing Zheng and Xiaolong Guo): This study examines the optimal pricing strategy of restaurants in a competing environment when they participate in a relationship with a third-party website.

Also, in this edition:

An equitable DEA-based approach for assigning fixed resources along with targets

Ruiyue Lin, Zhiping Chen, Zongxin Li


Minimizing energy consumption and makespan in a two-machine flowshop scheduling problem

S Afshin Mansouri, Emel Aktas


MIP models for production lot sizing problems with distribution costs and cargo arrangement

Flavio Molina, Reinaldo Morabito


A consistency and consensus-based method to group decision making with interval linguistic preference relations

Fanyong Meng, Qingxian An, Xiaohong Chen


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