By João Paulo Almeida,Jose Fernando Oliveira,Alberto Adrego Pinto
This quantity provides chosen contributions through most sensible researchers within the box of operations examine, originating from the XVI Congress of APDIO. It presents attention-grabbing findings and purposes of operations learn equipment and methods in a large choice of difficulties. The contributions tackle complicated real-world difficulties, together with stock administration with lateral transshipments, sectors and routes in solid-waste assortment and creation making plans for perishable meals items. It additionally discusses the newest innovations, making the quantity a helpful instrument for researchers, scholars and practitioners who desire to know about present trends. Of specific curiosity are the functions of nonlinear and mixed-integer programming, info envelopment research, clustering options, hybrid heuristics, offer chain administration and lot sizing, in addition to task scheduling problems.
This biennial convention, prepared by way of APDIO, the Portuguese organization of Operational study, held in Bragança, Portugal, in June 2013, provided an ideal chance to debate the most recent improvement during this box and to slender the distance among educational researchers and practitioners.