Optimization Days 2017

HEC Montréal, May 8-10, 2017

1st Canadian Healthcare Optimization Workshop (CHOW)

HEC Montréal, May 10-11, 2017



HEC Montréal, 8 — 11 May 2017

Schedule Authors My Schedule

WB5 Logistique Humanitaire / Humanitarian logistics

May 10, 2017 10:30 AM – 12:10 PM

Location: Nancy et Michel-Gaucher

4 Presentations

  • 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

    Price Flexible Transportation Procurement Contracts for Aid Delivery in Developing Countries

    • Feyza Guliz Sahinyazan, presenter, McGill University
    • Marie-Eve Rancourt, HEC Montréal
    • Vedat Verter, McGill University

    In Africa, managing freight transportation of the food aid supply chain is challenging due to poor infrastructure, security risks, and volatile markets. We develop an econometric model that identifies the determinants of transportation prices and a real options approach to design price-flexible contracts that improves the response rate of transporters.

  • 10:55 AM - 11:20 AM

    Community healthcare network in underserved areas: design, mathematical models, and analysis

    • Marilène Cherkesly, presenter, ESG UQÀM
    • Marie-Eve Rancourt, HEC Montréal
    • Karen Smilowitz, Northwestern University

    In this presentation, we design community healthcare networks in underserved areas. The problem consists of determining the number of community health workers and supervisors, as well as the routing and scheduling of the supervisors. We propose four set-partitioning mathematical models. Computational results are presented for a real-life case study.

  • 11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

    Strengthening local humanitarian networks to ensure efficient response and improve resilience in disaster-prone areas.

    • Selene Silvestri, presenter, HEC Montréal
    • Gilbert Laporte, HEC Montréal
    • Marie-Eve Rancourt, HEC Montréal

    The Global Partnership for Emergency Preparedness Project of the WFP aims to determine sustainable options for reinforcing local capacities in high disaster-risk areas. To support it, this study proposes an optimization tool to identify where to strengthen the current response network to bridge the gaps. The methodological framework is presented.

  • 11:45 AM - 12:10 PM

    Logistics service network design for humanitarian response in East Africa

    • Marie-Eve Rancourt, presenter, HEC Montréal
    • Gilbert Laporte, HEC Montréal
    • Julie Paquette, HEC Montréal
    • Emilie Dufour,

    This research project aims to analyze the potential benefits of adding a regional distribution center in Kampala to UNHRD’s existing depot network. To this end, we used fieldwork, simulation, optimization and statistical analyses to assess the costs of prepositioning relief items in Kampala and to propose a robust stocking solution.