Decreasing ambulance response time through an optimal base location

Bernardo Villarreal, Edgar Marco Aurelio Granda-Gutierrez, Samantha Lankenau Ana Cristina Bastidas, Andrea Montalvo

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages422-429
Number of pages8
Volume2017
EditionJUL
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
EventEuropean International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2017 -
Duration: 24 Jul 201725 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Conference

ConferenceEuropean International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2017
Period24/7/1725/7/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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