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Fire Truck Relocation During Major Incidents

Fire Truck Relocation During Major Incidents

The effectiveness of a fire department is largely determined by its ability to respond to incidents in a timely manner. To do so, fire departments typically have fire stations spread evenly across the region, and dispatch the closest truck(s) whenever a new incident...

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Forward Spare Parts Supply Chain for the Chinese Market

Forward Spare Parts Supply Chain for the Chinese Market

This research project, conducted at Royal Philips in Best, investigates the Chinese spare parts supply chain con guration in terms of total costs, material availability and waiting time. The con guration of the Chinese supply chain, without Hong Kong and Taiwan, is...

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Real-time Dispatching and Relocation of Service Engineers

Real-time Dispatching and Relocation of Service Engineers

Problem: Given a service region consisting of several machines, repair base stations and service engineers. Costs occur if a machine breaks down and a repairman does not reach it within the established time window. The goal is to minimize costs by finding a smart...

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