Centre for Operational Research and Logistics

2016 Events Archive

  • Research Seminar

    Rough Mathematical Programming: A Step Towards Reality

    Thursday 14 July 2016

    The main objective of this seminar is to cover a novel and very important topic called Rough Mathematical Programming (RMP). We'll show how and when Rough Set Theory can be employed to model the vagueness in the mathematical programming problems.

  • Research Seminar

    Outranking Based Rough Set Approach

    Thursday 9 June 2016

    The Dominance-based Rough Set Approach (DRSA) is an ordinal classification method that has been successfully applied in different real-world decision problems and several extensions to DRSA are now available in the literature.

  • Research Seminar

    A model and bi-objective solution technique for green sustainable supply chain network design

    Thursday 12 May 2016

    The increasing importance of environmental issues has prompted decision makers to incorporate environmental factors into supply chain network design (SCND) models. We propose a bi-objective SCND model to minimize two conflicting objectives: the total cost and the environmental impact expressed by CO2 emissions.

  • Research Seminar

    Perceptions of using a Group Support System to support group decision making

    Wednesday 11 May 2016

    This presentation will report on group member perceptions of the quality of group process using one form of group support system (GSS), using wireless handsets, in a field-based application.

  • Working Group

    The Science of Making Better Decisions in Humanitarian Logistics: Learning from failures and disaster management

    Tuesday 3 May 2016

    The workshop brings together practitioners and academic experts in decision making analysis to identify current challenges and discuss potential collaborations with a view to solve the challenges of humanitarian logistics and disaster management. The workshop will focus on decision support models, simulation techniques and advanced technologies that can facilitate structuring and analysis of response to major failures and disasters.

  • Research Seminar

    Operational Research within Defence – An Analyst’s Perspective

    Thursday 28 April 2016

    The defence sector offers many opportunities for the application of OperationalResearch (OR) or Operational Analysis (OA) methods. In this presentation the author will provide examples of his experiences of applying OR/OA methods to defence projects, ranging from short-term studies to support military operations to longer term support to research and equipment procurement programmes.

  • Research Event

    CORL Research Day

    Wednesday 23 March 2016

    Our first Research Day bring together experienced and early career researchers working in one of the four main CORL research themes, namely Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), Soft OR, Optimisation Modelling and Exact Methods, Heuristics & Metaheuristics.

  • Research Seminar

    Modelling and Analysis of Hub-and-Spoke Networks with Random Hub Failure

    Thursday 17 March 2016

    Daily operations at hub facilities are likely to be interrupted by various natural and human related events. Regardless of the cause, hub disruption result in substantial excessive transportation cost and customer dissatisfaction. In thisresearch, we develop new models to design hub-and-spoke networks under hub failure.
  • Channel MOR Workshop

    The Channel MOR Project: Marine Offshore Renewables

    Thursday 25 February 2016

    Channel MOR (Marine Offshore Renewables) was a one year project, running from January 2014 to February 2015, 100% financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF Interreg IVa France-Channel-England Programme).

  • Research Seminar

    Learning from Errors in Healthcare

    Thursday 11 February 2016

    Incident Reporting Systems (IRS) are widely diffused; despite the vast resources involved, centralized systems, such as those used within UK hospitals, may not produce learning to the extent anticipated by policy-makers. We propose to introduce the principles of high-reliability organizations and in particular the use of decision making grids to assess and visualize the severity and frequency of different types of medical errors.

  • Research Seminar

    Public Sector Productivity and Consensus

    Wednesday 10 February 2016

    An efficient public sector is one of the most important factors for development (World Bank, 1997). The Government creates the environment in which the companies can gain competitive advantage, provides the basic national infrastructure, holds the critical responsibilities for healthcare and education, can stimulate and upgrade domestic demand (Porter, 1990).

  • Research Seminar

    Fairness, Social Welfare and Starvation of Resources in Nurse Rostering

    Thursday 14 January 2016

    Nurses are treated as a society, trying to optimise nurse satisfaction. Nurse satisfaction is investigated independently from the hospital management, forming two conflicting criteria. The results from different measures cannot be evaluated using cardinal measures, so Multiple Criteria methods and Lorenz Curves are used instead.