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Publication date: 17 October 2019

Nima Golghamat Raad and Mohsen Akbarpour Shirazi

This paper aims to select and rank the solutions of knowledge management and apply them to the supply chain for boosting its performance. Therefore, organizations can…

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to select and rank the solutions of knowledge management and apply them to the supply chain for boosting its performance. Therefore, organizations can focus on the high-priority solutions and assign the resources to the strategies related to these solutions.

Design/methodology/approach

A decision making trial and evaluation laboratory-based analytic network process method is first used to rank the barriers of implementing the knowledge solutions and preference ranking organization method for enrichment evaluations technique is then used to rank the knowledge-based solutions which improve the overall performance of the supply chain. Then, a mathematical model is proposed to select the best solutions where the effectiveness and fairness are maximized while the cost and risk are minimized. The proposed model is implemented over a dairy supply chain in Iran. The solutions are obtained using the literature and the experts’ panel of the supply chain.

Findings

Lack of trust and commitment of supply chain members, besides different interests, values and cultures of the supply chain members, is the most challenging barrier to knowledge management solution. Strengthening the cooperation culture in the chain, setting up a transparent workflow or open-door policy, setting up enough incentives and reward and punishment and setting up positive leadership toward knowledge management are the most important strategies for removing the existing barriers or decreasing their impact on the supply chain.

Originality/value

Solutions with the highest priority are not necessarily the best solutions for implementation; the requirements of organizations must also be considered. Mathematical model in this study helped to select solutions based on their cost and risk, as well as their priority level.

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VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, vol. 50 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2059-5891

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Publication date: 14 February 2020

Nima Golghamat Raad and Mohsen Akbarpour Shirazi

This research proposes a framework by which universities can define and implement projects that transform them into entrepreneurial universities. The framework helps…

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Purpose

This research proposes a framework by which universities can define and implement projects that transform them into entrepreneurial universities. The framework helps decision-makers identify suitable goals and strategies, gather a list of projects to fulfill the goals and strategies and prioritize the projects and form a portfolio.

Design/methodology/approach

In the proposed framework, importance–performance matrix, hierarchical strategic planning, Delphi technique, DEMATEL-based ANP and a multi-objective model are used. The mathematical model consists of four objective functions including efficiency, quality and balance maximization and also cost and risk minimization. The proposed framework is applied to Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and the results are brought in this paper.

Findings

The output of the proposed framework is a portfolio of projects that aims to transform a traditional university into a third-generation one. Although the final portfolio must be customized for different universities, the proposed steps of the framework can be helpful for almost all cases.

Originality/value

The suggested framework is unique and uses both qualitative and quantitative techniques for project portfolio selection.

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Journal of Industry-University Collaboration, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2631-357X

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Publication date: 8 May 2017

Mahdi Rezaei, Mohsen Akbarpour Shirazi and Behrooz Karimi

The purpose of this paper is to develop an Internet of Things (IoT)-based framework for supply chain (SC) performance measurement and real-time decision alignment. The…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop an Internet of Things (IoT)-based framework for supply chain (SC) performance measurement and real-time decision alignment. The aims of the proposed model are to optimize the performance indicator based on integrated supply chain operations reference metrics.

Design/methodology/approach

The SC multi-dimensional structure is modeled by multi-objective optimization methods. The operational presented model considers important SC features thoroughly such as multi-echelons, several suppliers, several manufacturers and several products during multiple periods. A multi-objective mathematical programming model is then developed to yield the operational decisions with Pareto efficient performance values and solved using a well-known meta-heuristic algorithm, i.e., non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II. Afterward, Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution method is used to determine the best operational solution based on the strategic decision maker’s idea.

Findings

This paper proposes a dynamic integrated solution for three main problems: strategic decisions in high level, operational decisions in low level and alignment of these two decision levels.

Originality/value

The authors propose a human intelligence-based process for high level decision and machine intelligence-based decision support systems for low level decision using a novel approach. High level and low level decisions are aligned by a machine intelligence model as well. The presented framework is based on change detection, event driven planning and real-time decision alignment.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 117 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 13 May 2014

Mostafa Safdari Ranjbar, Mohsen Akbarpour Shirazi and Mojtaba Lashkar Blooki

The purpose of this paper is to identify the intra-organizational factors effective in a successful strategy implementation, measure the interaction intensity, analyze…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the intra-organizational factors effective in a successful strategy implementation, measure the interaction intensity, analyze relation patterns among those factors, and lastly, prioritize the factors according to the level of importance and effect in the success of a strategy implementation.

Design/methodology/approach

A review of the literature produced 13 key intra-organizational factors involved in successful strategy implementation. The factors were then prioritized and the interaction among them was identified using interpretive structural modelling (ISM). DEMATEL was employed to quantitatively calculate the importance, intensity and effect in the interaction among the factors. Finally, combining both the aforementioned methods an integrated ISM-DEMATEL model was devised through which the factors were prioritized while the importance, intensity and effect of each factor were quantitatively calculated.

Findings

Prioritization and establishing relations and interactions among the identified factors by ISM; determining the priority of each factor and their intensity of effect and interaction on a quantitative basis through DEMATEL method and developing the integrated model of ISM-DEMATEL for intra-organizational factors effective in successful strategy implementation.

Research limitations/implications

Due to time limitation, the hybrid model could not be practically applied to any organizations or businesses and in this research, only 12 experts were consulted to construct the model. If the experts involved were increased both quantitatively and qualitatively no doubt the final model would be upheld.

Practical implications

Managers who are involved in strategy implementation or who intend to enter this phase are advised to apply the integrated ISM-DEMATEL model that presented in this paper in order to obtain good perspective about interaction and prioritization among the intra-organizational factors effective in strategy implementation success.

Originality/value

Identification of 13 key intra-organizational factors effective in successful strategy execution, by studying through the literature; prioritization and establishing relations and interactions among the identified factors by ISM; determining the priority of each factor and their intensity of effect and interaction on a quantitative basis through DEMATEL method; developing the integrated model of ISM-DEMATEL for intra-organizational factors effective in successful strategy execution; improving the integrated model through ISM by applying the findings obtained through DEMATEL.

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Journal of Strategy and Management, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-425X

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