October 2017: MSL successfully passed the annual ISO 9001-2008 audit. During 2017-18, the lab will adopt the new ISO 9001-2015 standard.
November 2017: The SoFE Project –Social & Sustainable Fashion Entrepreneurs- has produced several results and deliverables, including Pilot Workshops and Cases from its community of social entrepreneurship initiatives. The project is now in its final phase with the Final Conference being planned for in Athens 19-20 November.
Recent and Upcoming Events
Lappas, P., Kritikos, M., & Ioannou, G. (2018). A Hybrid Evolutionary Optimization Algorithm for the Inventory Routing Problem. International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, 24(2), 75-115.
Lappas, P., & Kritikos, M. (2018). Teaching and Learning Numerical Analysis and Optimization: A Didactic Framework and Applications of Inquiry-based Learning. Higher Education Studies, 8(1), 42-57.
Kritikos, M., & Ioannou, G. (2017). A greedy heuristic for the capacitated minimum spanning tree problem. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 68(10), 1223-1235.
One of the most interesting and important processes incorporated in the Vehicle Routing Problem is the inventory control. In this context, the article discusses the Inventory Routing Problem (IRP) and the fundamental concept behind it, the Vendor Managed Inventory policy (VMI), in contrast to the "traditional" Retailer Managed Inventory (RMI).