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Lot sizing and scheduling for perishable food products: A review (2019)
Book Chapter
Chen, S., Berretta, R., Clark, A., & Moscato, P. (in press). Lot sizing and scheduling for perishable food products: A review. In Reference Module in Food Science, 1-8. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.21444-3

Perishability is an important phenomenon that has a widespread impact on food industries. Although perishability has received much recent attention in the literature, research incorporating perishability into mathematical models for the simultaneous... Read More about Lot sizing and scheduling for perishable food products: A review.

Integrating shelf life constraints in capacitated lot sizing and scheduling for perishable products (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Chen, S., Berretta, R., Mendes, A., & Clark, A. (2018, December). Integrating shelf life constraints in capacitated lot sizing and scheduling for perishable products. Paper presented at 26th ASOR National Conference for the Australian Society of Operations Research

In this study, we consider a multi-item capacitated lot sizing and scheduling problem for perishable food products, which have a fixed shelf life period due to depreciation issues, such as physical deterioration or perceived value loss. We incorporat... Read More about Integrating shelf life constraints in capacitated lot sizing and scheduling for perishable products.

An effective two-stage stochastic multi-trip location-transportation model with social concerns in relief supply chains (2018)
Journal Article
Moreno, A., Alem, D., Ferreira, D., & Clark, A. (2018). An effective two-stage stochastic multi-trip location-transportation model with social concerns in relief supply chains. European Journal of Operational Research, 269(3), 1050-1071. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2018.02.022

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. The distribution of emergency aid from warehouses to relief centers to satisfy the needs of the victims in the aftermath of a disaster is a complex problem because it requires a rapid response to human suffering when resources ar... Read More about An effective two-stage stochastic multi-trip location-transportation model with social concerns in relief supply chains.

Applications of lot sizing (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Clark, A. (2018, August). Applications of lot sizing. Presented at 9th International Workshop on Lot Sizing

Lot-sizing lies traditionally in the manufacturing sector, but it is applicable not just to related areas such as process industries and supply chains, but also to innovative areas such as humanitarian logistics. We look at some of the applications t... Read More about Applications of lot sizing.

A novel flexible model for lot sizing and scheduling with non-triangular, period overlapping and carryover setups in different machine configurations (2017)
Journal Article
Mahdieh, M., Clark, A., & Bijari, M. (2018). A novel flexible model for lot sizing and scheduling with non-triangular, period overlapping and carryover setups in different machine configurations. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 30(4), 884-923. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10696-017-9279-5

© 2017, Springer Science+Business Media New York. This paper develops and tests an efficient mixed integer programming model for capacitated lot sizing and scheduling with non-triangular and sequence-dependent setup times and costs incorporating all... Read More about A novel flexible model for lot sizing and scheduling with non-triangular, period overlapping and carryover setups in different machine configurations.

Stochastic network models for logistics planning in disaster relief (2016)
Journal Article
Alem, D., Clark, A., & Moreno, A. (2016). Stochastic network models for logistics planning in disaster relief. European Journal of Operational Research, 255(1), 187-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2016.04.041

Emergency logistics in disasters is fraught with planning and operational challenges, such as uncertainty about the exact nature and magnitude of the disaster, a lack of reliable information about the location and needs of victims, possible random... Read More about Stochastic network models for logistics planning in disaster relief.

Industrial insights into lot sizing and schedulingmodeling (2015)
Journal Article
Almada-Lobo, B., Clark, A., Guimarães, L., Figueira, G., & Amorim, P. (2015). Industrial insights into lot sizing and schedulingmodeling. Pesquisa Operacional, 35(3), 439-464. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-7438.2015.035.03.0439

© 2015 Brazilian Operations Research Society. Lot sizing and scheduling by mixed integer programming has been a hot research topic inthe last 20 years. Researchers have been trying to develop stronger formulations, as well as to incorporatereal-world... Read More about Industrial insights into lot sizing and schedulingmodeling.

Re-scheduling nursing shifts: Scoping the challenge and examining the potential of mathematical model based tools (2015)
Journal Article
Clark, A., Moule, P., Topping, A., & Serpell, M. (2015). Re-scheduling nursing shifts: Scoping the challenge and examining the potential of mathematical model based tools. Journal of Nursing Management, 23(4), 411-420. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12158

Aims: To review research in the literature on nursing shift scheduling/rescheduling, and report key issues identified in a listening exercise with managers in four English NHS trusts to inform the development of mathematical tools for resched... Read More about Re-scheduling nursing shifts: Scoping the challenge and examining the potential of mathematical model based tools.

The challenge of rescheduling nursing staff: Informing the development of a mathematical model decision tool (2014)
Report
Clark, A., Moule, P., Brodie, L., & Topping, A. (2014). The challenge of rescheduling nursing staff: Informing the development of a mathematical model decision tool

Executive Summary: This report presents the findings and recommendations from a preliminary investigation into how an NHS organisation manages sudden nursing staff shortfalls. Unexpected staff absences, which can occur on a daily basis, can impact on... Read More about The challenge of rescheduling nursing staff: Informing the development of a mathematical model decision tool.

Mapping and analysis of research and KE funding sources for operational research in the UK (2014)
Report
Clark, A. (2014). Mapping and analysis of research and KE funding sources for operational research in the UK

This project came about in 2013 after a discussion with the Chair of the Education and Research Committee of the Operational Research Society (ORS) about obtaining a clearer idea of the range and characteristics of sources of funding for research in... Read More about Mapping and analysis of research and KE funding sources for operational research in the UK.

Production lot sizing and scheduling with non-triangular sequence-dependent setup times (2014)
Journal Article
Clark, A., Mahdieh, M., & Rangel, S. (2014). Production lot sizing and scheduling with non-triangular sequence-dependent setup times. International Journal of Production Research, 52(8), 2490-2503. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2014.885662

This paper considers a production lot sizing and scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup times that are not triangular. Consider, for example, a product that contaminates some other product unless either a decontamination occurs as part of a... Read More about Production lot sizing and scheduling with non-triangular sequence-dependent setup times.

Reformulation-linearization technique for modelling scheduling decisions (2014)
Book Chapter
Maldonado, M., Rangel, S., & Clark, A. (2014). Reformulation-linearization technique for modelling scheduling decisions. In J. L. González-Velarde, M. Laguna, R. Z. Ríos-Mercado, & J. F. Camacho-Vallejo (Eds.), Recent Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice of Operations Research, 128-135. UANL - Casa Universitaria del Libro

The objective of this work is to discuss the use of formulations for the Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem for modelling the scheduling decisions in a big bucket approach for the integrated lot sizing and scheduling problem. We apply the Reformul... Read More about Reformulation-linearization technique for modelling scheduling decisions.

A priori reformulations for joint rolling-horizon scheduling of materials processing and lot-sizing problem (2013)
Journal Article
Araujo, S. A., & Clark, A. (2013). A priori reformulations for joint rolling-horizon scheduling of materials processing and lot-sizing problem. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 65(4), 577-585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2013.04.003

In many production processes, a key material is prepared and then transformed into different final products. The lot sizing decisions concern not only the production of final products, but also that of material preparation in order to take account of... Read More about A priori reformulations for joint rolling-horizon scheduling of materials processing and lot-sizing problem.

A preprocessing optimization applied to the cell suppression problem in statistical disclosure control (2013)
Journal Article
Staggemeier, A., Serpell, M., Smith, J., Clark, A., & Staggemeier, A. T. (2013). A preprocessing optimization applied to the cell suppression problem in statistical disclosure control. Information Sciences, 238, 22-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2013.02.006

As organizations start to publish the data that they collect, either internally or externally, in the form of statistical tables they need to consider the protection of the confidential information held in those tables. The algorithms used to protect... Read More about A preprocessing optimization applied to the cell suppression problem in statistical disclosure control.

A network transshipment model for planning humanitarian relief operations after a natural disaster (2013)
Book Chapter
Clark, A., & Culkin, B. (2013). A network transshipment model for planning humanitarian relief operations after a natural disaster. In B. Vitoriano, J. Montero, & D. Ruan (Eds.), Decision Aid Models for Disaster Management and Emergencies, 233-257. Atlantis Press

Every year, natural disasters and humanitarian crises affect approximately 200 million people, requiring the quick movement of goods and people to ease the human suffering and to return the population to some sense of normality. With contributions to... Read More about A network transshipment model for planning humanitarian relief operations after a natural disaster.

Single-stage formulations for synchronised two-stage lot sizing and scheduling in soft drink production (2012)
Journal Article
Clark, A. R., Ferreira, D., Ferriera, D., Clark, A., Almada-Lobo, B., & Morabito, R. (2012). Single-stage formulations for synchronised two-stage lot sizing and scheduling in soft drink production. International Journal of Production Economics, 136(2), 255-265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.11.028

This study deals with industrial processes that produce soft drink bottles in different flavours and sizes, carried out in two synchronised production stages: liquid preparation and bottling. Four single-stage formulations are proposed to solve the s... Read More about Single-stage formulations for synchronised two-stage lot sizing and scheduling in soft drink production.

Adherence therapy for medication non-compliant patients with hypertension: A randomised controlled trial (2012)
Journal Article
Gray, R., Deane, K. H., Alhalaiqa, F., Deane, K. H. O., Nawafleh, A. H., Clark, A., & Gray, R. (2012). Adherence therapy for medication non-compliant patients with hypertension: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Human Hypertension, 26(2), 117-126. https://doi.org/10.1038/jhh.2010.133

The objective of this study is to establish the efficacy of adherence therapy (AT) compared with treatment as usual (TAU) in reducing blood pressure (BP) in non-compliant hypertensive patients. This study was designed as a parallel-group single-blind... Read More about Adherence therapy for medication non-compliant patients with hypertension: A randomised controlled trial.

A genetic approach to statistical disclosure control (2012)
Journal Article
Serpell, M. C., Clark, A. R., Smith, J. E., Smith, J., Clark, A., Staggemeier, A. T., & Serpell, M. (2012). A genetic approach to statistical disclosure control. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 16(3), 431-441. https://doi.org/10.1109/TEVC.2011.2159271

Statistical disclosure control is the collective name for a range of tools used by data providers such as government departments to protect the confidentiality of individuals or organizations. When the published tables contain magnitude data such as... Read More about A genetic approach to statistical disclosure control.

Lot sizing and scheduling: Industrial extensions and research opportunities (2011)
Journal Article
Clark, A., Almada-Lobo, B., & Almeder, C. (2011). Lot sizing and scheduling: Industrial extensions and research opportunities. International Journal of Production Research, 49(9), 2457-2461. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2010.532908

The editorial section of International Journal of Production Research provides information about industrial extensions and research opportunities in the fields of lot sizing and scheduling in industries. Some of the papers published in the journal re... Read More about Lot sizing and scheduling: Industrial extensions and research opportunities.