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We consider the Courier Delivery Problem, a variant of the Vehicle Routing Problem with time windows in which customers appear probabilistically and their service times are uncertain. We use scenario-based stochastic programming with recourse to model the uncertainty in customers and robust optimization for the uncertainty in service times. Our proposed(More)
In this paper, we study a new variant of the vehicle routing problem (VRP) with time windows, multi-shift, and overtime. In this problem, a limited fleet of vehicles is used repeatedly to serve demand over a planning horizon of several days. The vehicles usually take long trips and there are significant demands near shift changes. The problem is inspired by(More)
This paper aims at conceptualizing and developing a multi-level framework for the Risk Management Capability Maturity Model (RM-CMM), specifically for Complex Product Systems (CoPS) projects. CoPS is a special class of projects, which are high value, technology and engineering intensive products or systems that are typically used to produce consumer goods(More)
Infectious disease outbreaks, caused by nature or bioterrorism, are unfortunately very real threats to the general population. Planning an effective response to an infectious disease outbreak requires a coordinated effort in multiple locations to best allocate the limited resources. This decision problem is further complicated by the non-linear nature of(More)
Few-layer nitrogen doped graphene was synthesized originating from graphene oxide functionalized by selective oxygenic functional groups (hydroxyl, carbonyl, carboxyl etc.) under hydrothermal conditions, respectively. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) observation evidenced few-layer feature of the graphene oxide. X-ray(More)
In the title compound, C(10)H(10)N(4)O(4), the two imidazole rings adopt a trans conformation and are inclined to one another at a dihedral angle of 55.64 (4)°. In the crystal structure, mol-ecules are linked by inter-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds into chains running parallel to [010] and layers are formed from these by inter-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen(More)
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