OPTIMIZATION IN WINTER MAINTENANCE - IMPROVEMENT OF PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY

This study utilizes business administration methods from operations research to increase efficiency of winter road maintenance. Efficiency can apparently be increased by over 10 percent by activating the available operational resources. This approach entails drawing up a priority list based on actual requirements and minimizing the unproductive passes when the vehicles are empty and going to be reloading. Findings in Austria and Germany have confirmed these gains in efficiency and in many cases point to even greater ones. This optimization procedure has given rise to further processes, including a standard for measuring the optimum size of a fleet of snow-fighting vehicles and the efficiency achieved by using leased capacities.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 440-446

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664439
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1994 12:00AM