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Min-Max Regret Version of an m-Machine Ordered Flow Shop with Uncertain Processing Times
Park, Myoung-Ju ; Choi, Byung-Cheon ;
Management Science and Financial Engineering, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 1~9
DOI : 10.7737/MSFE.2015.21.1.001
We consider an m-machine flow shop scheduling problem to minimize the latest completion time, where processing times are uncertain. Processing time uncertainty is described through a finite set of processing time vectors. The objective is to minimize maximum deviation from optimality for all scenarios. Since this problem is known to be NP-hard, we consider it with an ordered property. We discuss optimality properties and develop a pseudo-polynomial time approach for the problem with a fixed number of machines and scenarios. Furthermore, we find two special structures for processing time uncertainty that keep the problem NP-hard, even for two machines and two scenarios. Finally, we investigate a special structure for uncertain processing times that makes the problem polynomially solvable.
Min-Max Stochastic Optimization with Applications to the Single-Period Inventory Control Problem
Park, Kyungchul ;
Management Science and Financial Engineering, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 11~17
DOI : 10.7737/MSFE.2015.21.1.011
Min-max stochastic optimization is an approach to address the distribution ambiguity of the underlying random variable. We present a unified approach to the problem which utilizes the theory of convex order on the random variables. First, we consider a general framework for the problem and give a condition under which the convex order can be utilized to transform the min-max optimization problem into a simple minimization problem. Then extremal distributions are presented for some interesting classes of distributions. Finally, applications to the single-period inventory control problems are given.
Human Behavior in Newsvendor Decisions: A Comparative Study with Experimental Results
Kwak, Jin Kyung ;
Management Science and Financial Engineering, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 19~24
DOI : 10.7737/MSFE.2015.21.1.019
As decision makers do not make optimal decisions in practice despite the existence of optimal solutions in many models, there has been a rising interest in behavioral operations management recently. In this study, we aim for a comparative study to analyze the inventory decisions in Korea, America, and China, by conducting the same newsvendor experiment in Korea and compare the results with those of previous studies. From the comparative analysis, some national characteristics in decision-making processes have been observed but there is lowly significant difference in order quantities among the three groups. Korean students show lower level of understanding in demand distributions and tendencies of anchoring on the mean demand and being risk-averse. The finding that individuals make their own decisions differently based on their different behaviors suggests that we need to consider individual approach in analyzing human decision-making processes rather than adapting aggregate approach.
Carbon Reduction Investments under Direct Shipment Strategy
Min, Daiki ;
Management Science and Financial Engineering, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 25~29
DOI : 10.7737/MSFE.2015.21.1.025
Recently much research efforts have focused on how to manage carbon emissions in logistics operations. This paper formulates a model to determine an optimal shipment size with aims to minimize the total cost consisting not only of inventory and transportation costs but also cost for carbon emissions. Unlike the literature assuming carbon emission factors as a given condition, we consider the emission factors as decision variables. It is allowed to make an investment in improving carbon emission factors. The optimal investment decision is shown to be of a threshold type with respect to unit investment costs. Moreover, the findings in this work provide insights on the various elements of the investment decision and their impacts.
A Multivariate GARCH Analysis on International Stock Market Integration: Korean Market Case
Kim, Namhyoung ;
Management Science and Financial Engineering, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 31~39
DOI : 10.7737/MSFE.2015.21.1.031
Financial integration is a phenomenon in which global financial markets are closely connected with each other. This article investigates the integration of Korean stock market with other stock markets using a multivariate GARCH analysis. We chose total seven countries including Korea for this paper based on the amount of export and then we chose major stock indices which can be thought as representative stock markets of those countries. The empirical analysis has shown that countries' financial integration.