Periodic Vehicle Routing Problem in a Health Unit

F. Alves, F. Alvelos, A. Rocha, Ana Pereira, Paulo Leitão

Abstract

In logistics of home health care services in the Health Units, the managers and nurses need to carry out the schedule and the vehicles routes for the provision of care at the patients’ homes. Currently, in Portugal, these services are increasingly used but the problem is still, usually, solved manually and without computational resources. The increased demand for home health care due to the boost of the elderly people number entails a high associated cost which, sometimes, does not guarantee the quality of the service. In this sense, the periodic vehicle routing problem is a generalization of the classical vehicle routing problem in which routes are determined for a time horizon of several days. In this work, it is provided a periodic vehicle routing problem applied in the Health Unit in Bragança. An integer linear programming formulation for the real database, allowed to solve the problem in an efficient and optimized way using the CPLEX R software.

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Alves F., Alvelos F., Rocha A., Pereira A. and Leitão P. (2019). Periodic Vehicle Routing Problem in a Health Unit.In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES, ISBN 978-989-758-352-0, pages 384-389. DOI: 10.5220/0007392803840389


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icores19,
author={F. Alves and F. Alvelos and A. Rocha and Ana Pereira and Paulo Leitão},
title={Periodic Vehicle Routing Problem in a Health Unit},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,},
year={2019},
pages={384-389},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007392803840389},
isbn={978-989-758-352-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,
TI - Periodic Vehicle Routing Problem in a Health Unit
SN - 978-989-758-352-0
AU - Alves F.
AU - Alvelos F.
AU - Rocha A.
AU - Pereira A.
AU - Leitão P.
PY - 2019
SP - 384
EP - 389
DO - 10.5220/0007392803840389