Mohamed M. Naim

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Using a real-life data set, we investigate the benefit of sharing market sales information in a setting where a theoretical model argues there is no benefit from such a collaboration scheme. The set of real Electronic Point Of Sales (EPOS) data and the orders that were placed by a retailer to a suppler was used. We have focused on products that operate(More)
We have previously demonstrated that neurons which have cell bodies in laminae III or IV of the rat spinal cord, dendrites that enter the superficial laminae and which possess the neurokinin-1 receptor receive a major synaptic input from substance P-containing primary afferent axons. In this study we set out to determine whether these cells also receive(More)
—Traditionally, the uncapacitated facility location problem (UFLP) is solved as a single-objective optimization exercise, and focusses on minimizing the cost of operating a distribution network. This paper presents an exploratory study in which the environmental impact is modelled as a separate objective to the economic cost. We assume that the(More)
It is strategically important to design efficient and environmentally friendly distribution networks. In this paper we propose a new methodology for solving the capacitated facility location problem (CFLP) based on combining an evolutionary multi-objective algorithm with Lagrangian Relaxation where financial costs and CO<sub>2</sub> emissions are considered(More)
This paper shows the impact of using the net present value (NPV) on parameter selection in the ordering policy of a production planning and control system. Using a well understood and documented model, the net present value is used as an objective function to determine the discounted future variance costs resulting from the model's dynamics. The NPV of the(More)
  • S M Hong-Minh, R Barker, M M Naim, Hong-Minh Barker, Naim
  • 1999
The paper relates empirical findings from a construction industry supply chain diagnostic to archival evidence on supply chain engineering. Particular attention is drawn to current construction and non-construction industry trends on such issues as supply chain relationships, business process orientation and exchange of personnel. Evidence is given that(More)