In this paper, researchers focus on the real-time management of turnaround operations, and assess the relative merits and limitations of so-called dispatching rules.
The aircraft turnaround process consists of "ground handling operations" that are required to set an aircraft ready for its subsequent departure. This work focuses on enhancing the planning and real-time allocation of apron operations that are used to turn around an aircraft between two consecutive flights.
In this paper, researchers introduce two case studies that show how simulation and optimization help in overcoming many of the challenges associated with data science techniques. The methodology is easily extended to a wide range of industries and use cases and enables an organization to improve its decision-making and generate business value.
Simulation models can be used to project the long-term outcomes associated with implementing a public health intervention or program at the population level. The main goal of simulation modeling in this paper was to estimate the long-term colorectal cancer outcomes associated with a first screening through the Colorectal Cancer Control Program among low-income and underserved patients in the U.S.
Urban logistics is becoming increasingly important due to the global rise of e-commerce with home deliveries of small but frequent orders from consumers. The introduction of self-collection delivery systems is an innovation for last mile delivery operations in urban areas and brings new benefits. This paper introduces the application of hybrid modeling approach for the self-collection delivery costs optimization and estimation of future demand based on several socio-economic parameters.
Physical distancing is recommended as the most efficient strategy for defending individuals from long-term global pandemics. It lowers the risk of community spreading, especially for indoor spaces. This paper aims to model physical-distancing behaviors in an educational facility, using agent-based simulation, and evaluate the impact of measures (e.g., controlling classroom capacity, breaktime scheduling) on physical distance violation risks.
In the last few years, there has been an increase in accidents involving pedestrians in the Mexico City subway. A proposed solution is to install physical barriers between platforms and tracks. The research team built an agent-based pedestrian flow simulation model to prove the effectiveness of such barriers.
The Regional Biorefinery Impact Assessment (REBIA) simulation tool allows easy impact assessment for waste stream sources and biorefinery locations. REBIA is based on a supply chain model, where waste is transported via the road network from its various sources to the biorefinery.
A proof-of-concept model demonstrates how the development of a circular economy can impact energy use and the environment. The aim is to consider several aspects that contribute to a thriving community: energy requirements, jobs, tourism, supply lines, and the impact of waste on water resources and the land (landfill).