An important effort of academic research has been realized to improve ambulance response time (the time between the receipt of a call at the dispatch center and the arrival of the first emergency response vehicle at the scene). This study recommends the application of Lean Transportation concepts to achieve shorter ambulance response times. The approach considers the reduction of the time required to travel distance in excess waste by placing ambulances in optimal locations through mathematical modeling. In this project this is applied to the Monterrey metropolitan operations of the Mexican Red Cross. Results of the application are provided.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2017|
|Event||European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2017 - |
Duration: 24 Jul 2017 → 25 Jul 2017
|Name||Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management|
|Conference||European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2017|
|Period||24/7/17 → 25/7/17|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by grants from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), German-Israeli Binational Foundation (GIF), International Union against Cancer (AICR) and by the Rappaport Family Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine at theTechnion, Israel Institute of Technology (to G. Neufeld).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering