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.
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.
Nikolopoulou AI, Repoussis PP, Tarantilis CD, Zachariadis EE (2017). Moving products between location pairs: Cross-Docking versus Direct-Shipping. European Journal of Operational Research, 256(3), 803-819.
Androutsopoulos K.N., Kamaras N.K , (2017). Modelling And Solving A Real-Life Fuel Distribution Problem. 6th International Symposium and 28th National Conference on Operational Research, June 08-10, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Nowadays, more and more companies adopt MTO strategies that create numerous competitive advantages including minimization of waste of resources and inefficiencies, and more flexible and personalized customers service as customers place orders whenever they require a product or service. A recently completed PhD dissertation investigates effects of delay on the customers and the firm in companies that produce products or provide services on a make-to-order basis.