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Journal of Industrial Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 978347, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/978347
Research Article

Multiobjective Scheduling of Remote-Area Employees with Minimum Cost of Transportation

Systems Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Received 27 June 2014; Accepted 1 October 2014; Published 12 November 2014

Academic Editor: Fuh-Der Chou

Copyright © 2014 Hesham K. Alfares. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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