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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

9th Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications NM&A'18
20-24 August,  2018
Borovets, Bulgaria

WOIC, 5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference
13-14 December,  2018
San Francisco, USA

Sixth International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence
20-22 December,  2018
Bangalore, India

ISPIM, 30th Innovation Conference
16-19 June,  2019
Florence, Italy

EURO 2019
23-26 June,  2019
Dublin, Ireland

RADMA, Annual R&D Management Conference
30 June-04 July,  2019
Milan, Italy


Recent Publications

  • 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.

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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).
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Vendor Managed Inventory Policy and Inventory Routing Problem

By Lefteris Manousakis, PhD Candidate.

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