Logistics Engineering and Health

Logistics Engineering and Health
Author: Hayfa Zgaya,Slim Hammadi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 0081010680
ISBN 13: 9780081010686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Logistics Engineering and Health Book Review:

This book presents the research that resulted from a fruitful collaboration between many CNRS research laboratories, health establishments and industrialists. This research contributes to the study and the development of logistical systems, in particular health-oriented logistical systems, in order to manage and optimize physical, informational and financial flows. The authors examine optimization and modeling methods to facilitate decision support for the management of logistics systems in the health field, including solutions to problems encountered in the management of logistics flows and the study of systems incorporating these flows. In the first chapter, logistics engineering is presented whilst the second chapter introduces the study of real cases of transport, management crisis and warehouse management logistics systems. The third chapter is devoted to the study of hospital systems and emergency services and in the fourth chapter, the authors highlight the operational aspect of the hospital system thanks to an innovative modeling approach. Finally, mathematical and algorithmic models of scheduling, and dynamic orchestration of the collaborative workflow by a multi-agent system, are introduced. Presents innovative optimization and modeling methods to provide decision support for the management of logistics systems Provides guidance to healthcare and hospital workers who must control the flow of process issues (i.e. patient information, products, equipment) and the restructuring that results internally in the pooling of resources, especially technical platforms Includes answers to problems encountered in the management of logistics flows and the study of systems incorporating these flows Addresses the challenges of quality and speed in an innovative approach to organizational, economic, technological, and informational optimization

Urban Transportation and Logistics

Urban Transportation and Logistics
Author: Eiichi Taniguchi,Tien Fang Fwa,Russell G. Thompson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-12-13
ISBN 10: 148220911X
ISBN 13: 9781482209112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Transportation and Logistics Book Review:

Although society has become increasingly dependent on the timely operation of logistics systems, we still face many problems regarding efficiency, the environment, energy consumption, and safety in urban transport and logistics—under normal cases and in disasters. As such, understanding how to address these challenges has become essential for creating better urban planning and policy implementation. Presenting the best practices of leading experts from around the world, Urban Transportation and Logistics: Health, Safety, and Security Concerns provides cutting-edge concepts and a vision for urban transport and logistics relating to human security. Its comprehensive coverage supplies the foundation for examining transport and logistics systems in urban areas from the viewpoint of safety and security considerations on human life. Topics covered include: Hazardous material transport Healthy transport Road safety Network design for freight transport and supply chain Transport and logistics in Asian cities Vehicle routing and scheduling with uncertainty Urban transport and logistics in natural disasters Future perspectives on urban freight transport The book addresses Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Intelligent Transport System (ITS) applications within urban logistics. It considers supply chains, road safety in hazardous material transport, and logistics and transport design in mixed traffic areas. It also introduces the notion of the megalopolis and the need for improved planning relative to human usage, freight transportation, and city logistic planning. This book provides numerous examples and case studies of real-world scenarios from around the world, making it useful for both practitioners and researchers involved in urban transport and logistics planning.

Logistics Engineering Handbook

Logistics Engineering Handbook
Author: G. Don Taylor
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2007-12-14
ISBN 10: 9781420004588
ISBN 13: 1420004581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Logistics Engineering Handbook Book Review:

Achieving state-of-the-art excellence and attaining the cost reductions associated with outstanding logistics efforts is an obvious gain in terms of competitive edge and profitability. As logistics tools evolve in comprehensiveness and complexity, and the use of these new tools becomes more pervasive, maintaining a position of leadership in logistics functions also becomes increasingly difficult. And in spite of its importance not only to the bottom line but also to the functionality of your operations, logistics improvement often lags industry requirements. Taking a unique engineering approach, the Logistics Engineering Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of traditional methods and contemporary topics. The book delineates basic concepts and practices, provides a tutorial for common problems and solution techniques, and discusses current topics that define the state of the logistics market. It covers background information that defines engineering logistics, activities and implementation, transportation management, enabling technologies, and emerging trends. Each chapter includes either a brief case study overview of an industrially motivated problem or a tutorial using fabricated data designed to highlight important issues. Presentation, organization, and quality of content set this book a part. Its most distinctive feature is the engineering focus, instead of the more usual business/supply chain focus, that provides a mathematically rigorous treatment without being overly analytical. Another important characteristic is the emphasis on transportation management, especially freight transportation. The section on emerging and growing trends makes the handbook particularly useful to the savvy logistics professional wishing to exploit possible future trends in logistics practice. The handbook is a one-stop shopping location for logistics engineering reference materials ranging from basics to traditional problems, to state-of-the-market concerns and opportunities.

Introduction to Logistics Engineering

Introduction to Logistics Engineering
Author: G. Don Taylor
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-12-03
ISBN 10: 9781420088571
ISBN 13: 1420088572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Logistics Engineering Book Review:

Despite its importance, logistics engineering often lags industry requirements, especially in terms of engineering-based needs. Filling the gap between education and practice, this brief but comprehensive volume covers the most basic material in the field of logistics engineering, making is suitable for those who require an overview of the topic. The book discusses logistics from historical and economic perspectives, covers the basic tools required for the study and practice of logistics, and reviews the metrics that can be used to evaluate progress. It then delves into activities that commonly fill the workdays of logisticians. The book closes with an excellent chapter on logistics as an integrating systems function.

Computer Science and Health Engineering in Health Services

Computer Science and Health Engineering in Health Services
Author: José Antonio Marmolejo-Saucedo,Pandian Vasant,Igor Litvinchev,Roman Rodriguez-Aguilar,Felix Martinez-Rios
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2021-02-24
ISBN 10: 3030698394
ISBN 13: 9783030698393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Science and Health Engineering in Health Services Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Science and Health Engineering in Health Services. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The 16 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 39 submissions. The papers highlight the latest research innovations and applications of algorithms designed for optimization applications within the fields of science, computer science, engineering, information technology, economics, and health systems.

Transportation Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Home Healthcare Emerging Research and Opportunities

Transportation  Logistics  and Supply Chain Management in Home Healthcare  Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author: Euchi, Jalel
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2019-09-27
ISBN 10: 1799802701
ISBN 13: 9781799802709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transportation Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Home Healthcare Emerging Research and Opportunities Book Review:

With advancing technology and the digitization of the modern era, businesses are required to adopt the latest innovations computer science and information technology have to offer. The field of home healthcare must utilize the finest available operations management systems in order to remain relevant in a globalized world while also providing the best treatment possible to its patients. Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management in Home Healthcare: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that provides theoretical and empirical research on logistics management and transportation and scheduling routing and their applications in home healthcare and logistics. While highlighting topics such as hybrid energy, scheduling optimization, and forecasting techniques, this book is ideally designed for outpatient doctors and nurses, transportation professionals, logisticians, home healthcare managers, computer scientists, logistic engineers, health practitioners, academicians, researchers, and students.

Re engineering Health Care Procurement in Ontario

Re engineering Health Care Procurement in Ontario
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1078041348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of China Modern Logistics Engineering

Proceedings of China Modern Logistics Engineering
Author: Logistics Engineering Institution,
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2014-10-11
ISBN 10: 366244674X
ISBN 13: 9783662446744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of China Modern Logistics Engineering Book Review:

Proceedings of China Modern Logistics Engineering covers nearly all areas of logistics engineering technology, focusing on the latest findings and the following theoretical aspects: Logistics Systems and Management Research; Green Logistics and Emergency Logistics; Enterprise Logistics; Material Handling; Warehousing Technology Research; Supply Chain Management; Logistics Equipment; Logistics Packaging Technology; Third-party Logistics, etc. The book will help readers to grasp the relevant aspects of the theory involved, research and development trends, while also offering guidance for their work and related studies. It is intended for researchers, scholars and graduate students in logistics management, logistics engineering, transportation, business administration, E-commerce and industrial engineering.

Re engineering Health Care Procurement in Ontario

Re engineering Health Care Procurement in Ontario
Author: Ontario Hospital Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 101
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:558221190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Management Engineering

Management Engineering
Author: Jean Ann Larson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN 10: 1466579919
ISBN 13: 9781466579910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management Engineering Book Review:

Increasing costs and higher utilization of resources make the role of process improvement more important than ever in the health care industry. Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care provides an overview of the practice of industrial engineering (management engineering) in the health care industry. Explaining how to maximize the unique skills of management engineers in a health care setting, the book provides guidance on tried and true techniques that can be implemented easily in most organizations. Filled with tools and documents to help readers communicate more effectively, it includes many examples and case studies that illustrate the proper application of these tools and techniques. Containing the contributions of accomplished healthcare process engineers and process improvement professionals, the book examines Lean, Six Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies utilized by management engineers. Illustrating the various roles an industrial engineer might take on in health care, it provides readers with the practical understanding required to make the most of time-tested performance improvement tools in the health care industry. Suitable for IE students and practicing industrial engineers considering a move into the health care industry, or current healthcare industrial engineers wishing to expand their practice, the text can be used as a reference to explore individual topics, as each of the chapters stands on its own. Also, senior healthcare executives will find that the book provides insights into how the practice of management engineering can provide sustainable improvements in their organizations. To get a good overview of how your organization can best benefit from the efforts of industrial engineers, this book is a must-read.

Toward Sustainable Operations of Supply Chain and Logistics Systems

Toward Sustainable Operations of Supply Chain and Logistics Systems
Author: Voratas Kachitvichyanukul,Kanchana Sethanan,Paulina Golinska- Dawson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2015-07-06
ISBN 10: 3319190067
ISBN 13: 9783319190068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward Sustainable Operations of Supply Chain and Logistics Systems Book Review:

This book addresses critical issues in today’s logistics operations and supply chain management, with a special focus on sustainability. In dedicated chapters the authors address aspects concerning multimode logistics operations, reverse network configuration, forward and reverse supply chain integration, improvement of the production operations and management of the recovery activities, as well as carbon footprint reduction in transportation. Selected best practices from different countries and industries are presented to aid in the implementation of sustainable policies in private enterprises and at public-sector institutions. The book offers a valuable resource for both academics and practitioners who wish to deepen their expertise in the field of logistics operations and management with regard to sustainability issues. The book examines both qualitative and qualitative aspects of sustainable supply chain and logistics operations.

Human Factors Engineering Program

Human Factors Engineering Program
Author: United States. Department of the Army
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951003040522Z
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Management Engineering

Management Engineering
Author: Jean Ann Larson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN 10: 1466579900
ISBN 13: 9781466579903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management Engineering Book Review:

Increasing costs and higher utilization of resources make the role of process improvement more important than ever in the health care industry. Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care provides an overview of the practice of industrial engineering (management engineering) in the health care industry. Explaining how to maximize the unique skills of management engineers in a health care setting, the book provides guidance on tried and true techniques that can be implemented easily in most organizations. Filled with tools and documents to help readers communicate more effectively, it includes many examples and case studies that illustrate the proper application of these tools and techniques. Containing the contributions of accomplished healthcare process engineers and process improvement professionals, the book examines Lean, Six Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies utilized by management engineers. Illustrating the various roles an industrial engineer might take on in health care, it provides readers with the practical understanding required to make the most of time-tested performance improvement tools in the health care industry. Suitable for IE students and practicing industrial engineers considering a move into the health care industry, or current healthcare industrial engineers wishing to expand their practice, the text can be used as a reference to explore individual topics, as each of the chapters stands on its own. Also, senior healthcare executives will find that the book provides insights into how the practice of management engineering can provide sustainable improvements in their organizations. To get a good overview of how your organization can best benefit from the efforts of industrial engineers, this book is a must-read.

Technology in Health Care Logistics

Technology in Health Care Logistics
Author: Pelle Jørgensen,Danmarks Tekniske Universitet. DTU Management
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9788792706171
ISBN 13: 8792706177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology in Health Care Logistics Book Review:

Handbook for Pandemic and Mass casualty Planning and Response

Handbook for Pandemic and Mass casualty Planning and Response
Author: Elin A. Gursky,Borsi Hrečkovski
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1614991340
ISBN 13: 9781614991342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook for Pandemic and Mass casualty Planning and Response Book Review:

"Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Applying Lessons Learned and Sharing Best Practices in Addressing Pandemics and Catastrophic Health Eventa, Slavonski Brod, Croatia, 27 November - 8 December 2011"--T.p. verso.

Clinical Engineering Handbook

Clinical Engineering Handbook
Author: Ernesto Iadanza
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 958
Release: 2019-12-06
ISBN 10: 0128134682
ISBN 13: 9780128134689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Engineering Handbook Book Review:

Clinical Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, covers modern clinical engineering topics, giving experienced professionals the necessary skills and knowledge for this fast-evolving field. Featuring insights from leading international experts, this book presents traditional practices, such as healthcare technology management, medical device service, and technology application. In addition, readers will find valuable information on the newest research and groundbreaking developments in clinical engineering, such as health technology assessment, disaster preparedness, decision support systems, mobile medicine, and prospects and guidelines on the future of clinical engineering. As the biomedical engineering field expands throughout the world, clinical engineers play an increasingly important role as translators between the medical, engineering and business professions. In addition, they influence procedures and policies at research facilities, universities, and in private and government agencies. This book explores their current and continuing reach and its importance. Presents a definitive, comprehensive, and up-to-date resource on clinical engineering Written by worldwide experts with ties to IFMBE, IUPESM, Global CE Advisory Board, IEEE, ACCE, and more Includes coverage of new topics, such as Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Mobile Apps, Success Stories in Clinical Engineering, and Human Factors Engineering

Update 12 6 Military Occupational Classification and Structure Issue No 6 June 26 1995

Update 12 6  Military Occupational Classification and Structure  Issue No  6  June 26  1995
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:30000010466211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Care Systems Engineering

Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Care Systems Engineering
Author: Andrea Matta,Jingshan Li,Evren Sahin,Ettore Lanzarone,John Fowler
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN 10: 3319018485
ISBN 13: 9783319018485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Care Systems Engineering Book Review:

The International Conference on Health Care Systems Engineering (HCSE) provided a timely opportunity to discuss statistical analysis and operations management issues in health care delivery systems. The conference took place in Milan between May 22nd and 24th, 2013. Scientists and practitioners discussed new ideas, methods and technologies for improving the operation of health care organizations. The event and this resulting volume emphasize research in the field of health care systems engineering developed in close collaboration with clinicians.​ Topics applicable to researchers and practitioners include: hospital drug logistics, operating theatres, modelling and simulation in patient care and healthcare organizations, home care services.

British Qualifications

British Qualifications
Author: Kogan Page
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 1002
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780749444846
ISBN 13: 0749444843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Qualifications Book Review:

The field of professional, academic and vocational qualifications is ever-changing. The new edition of this practical guide provides thorough information on all developments in these areas in the UK. Fully indexed, it includes details on all university awards and over 200 career fields, their professional and accrediting bodies, levels of membership and qualifications. British Qualifications is a unique resource for human resource managers and university admissions officers to verify the qualifications of potential employees and students.

Multiple Criteria Decision Engineering to Support Management in Military Healthcare and Logistics Operations

Multiple Criteria Decision Engineering to Support Management in Military Healthcare and Logistics Operations
Author: Nathaniel Bastian
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:951476859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Criteria Decision Engineering to Support Management in Military Healthcare and Logistics Operations Book Review:

The U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System (MHS) is a unique health system in that it recruits and trains its own medical staff, has a generally physically fit patient population, and is a closed, single-payer system. The unique mission of the MHS comes with its own set of healthcare and logistics challenges above and beyond those of a civilian US-based health system. At the surface, the MHS is charged with delivering quality healthcare to a diverse population. At the core, however, that charge includes maintaining peacetime healthcare delivery capacity while ensuring the deployment readiness of the active force, and deploying, establishing and running forward deployed healthcare facilities to provide the necessary health services support for combat, stability, peacekeeping, and humanitarian assistance operations. Further complicating the delivery of quality care is the transient nature of healthcare providers either due to deployments or routine personnel moves between hospitals, clinics, and field units. Due to the complexity of the MHS, effective management of healthcare resources and logistics is paramount. This is also important to senior military leaders since many real-world decision problems in the MHS exhibit the presence of multiple, conflicting objectives for judging alternatives, as well as the need for making compromises or trade-offs regarding the outcomes of alternate courses of action. Further, most of these same resource allocation decision problems are faced under inherent, underlying uncertainties. As a result of these challenges, this doctoral dissertation employs methods of multiple criteria decision engineering to assist strategic decision-making and to support the complex planning and management of military healthcare resources, personnel, logistics, and financial incentives. The primary motivation is the requirement to provide data-driven, managerial decision support for decision problems in: 1) resource allocation and performance within the military hospital network, 2) military medical workforce planning and future force structure, 3) supply chain network design for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief aerial delivery operations, and 4) effectiveness of healthcare financial incentives on hospital efficiency. Multi-criteria and stochastic optimization models that leverage mixed-integer programming, Monte Carlo simulation, discrete event simulation, text mining, clustering analysis, regression modeling and econometrics are developed to provide critical insights for military decision-makers. The multiple criteria decision engineering methods in this dissertation are applied to several real-world decision problems within military healthcare and logistics operations to illustrate the impact and relevance of the results. First, we proffer the Multi-Objective Auto-Optimization Model (MAOM) -- a resource allocation-based optimization model that adjusts resources (system inputs) automatically -- which provides decision-makers with a decision-support tool for re-allocating resources in large health systems that are centrally controlled and funded, such as the MHS. The necessity to efficiently balance and re-allocate system resources among hospitals in a hospital network is paramount, especially as health systems experience increasing demand and costs for health services. In these systems, inputs are fixed at certain levels and may only be adjusted within medical treatment facilities, while outputs must be maintained. Second, we proffer the Objective Force Model (OFM), a deterministic, mixed-integer linear weighted goal programming model to optimize workforce planning for the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Personnel Proponency Directorate (APPD). We also develop two stochastic variants of the linear OFM, which incorporate probabilistic components associated with uncertain officer continuation rates. We employ a discrete event simulation model to verify and validate the results. These models allow for better transparency of personnel for both the senior AMEDD decision-makers and the health services human resource planners at APPD, while effectively projecting the manpower structure that provides the appropriate skill levels (by grade) to meet the demands of the current workforce structure. Third, we develop a multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) framework to optimize the military humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) aerial delivery supply chain network under uncertainty. The model uses stochastic, mixed-integer, weighted goal programming to optimize network design, logistics costs, staging locations, procurement amounts, and inventory levels. The MCDA framework enables decision-makers to explore the trade-offs between military HA/DR aerial delivery supply chain efficiency and responsiveness, while optimizing across a wide range of real-world, probabilistic scenarios to account for the inherent uncertainty in the location of global humanitarian disasters, as well as the amount of demand to be met. Fourth, we propose the Fuzzy Multi-Objective Auto-Optimization Model (FMAOM), an optimization model with fuzzy constraints that can be used for automatic resource re-allocation with respect to different levels of risk preferences. The efficient use of resources in health systems is crucial mostly due to the increasing demand and limited funding. The implications of the proposed fuzzy decision-making model for healthcare decision-makers and its relevance to healthcare policy and management are discussed. Fifth, we measure the effect of a monetary incentive model on hospital efficiency and outcomes. The Army component of the MHS implemented a pay-for-performance financial incentive program in 2007 in an effort to stimulate patient quality, access, and satisfaction improvements. Using a retrospective, quasi-experimental design, the empirical analysis incorporates data envelopment analysis (DEA) with time windows and difference-in-differences estimation. Hospitals are evaluated in the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy during the period of 2001--2012. The results indicate a statistically significant reduction in efficiency for the hospitals that received financial incentives. The health policy implications of this study are applicable in light of the national healthcare debate and may assist healthcare policy-makers in determining the efficacy and associated trade-offs of pay-for-performance financing models. Last, we introduce the Stochastic Multi-Objective Auto-Optimization Model (SMAOM) for resource allocation decision-making under uncertainty in the MHS. The model can automatically identify where to re-allocate system input resources at the hospital level in order to optimize overall system performance, while considering uncertainty in the model parameters. The usefulness of the proposed model is illustrated by a computational experiment in which a traditional DEA model is compared to the proposed SMAOM for 128 hospitals in the three services (Air Force, Navy, Army) in the MHS using hospital-level data from 2009 - 2013. The application of SMAOM to the MHS increases the expected system-wide technical efficiency by 18% over the DEA model while also accounting for uncertainty of health system inputs and outputs. In summary, the multiple criteria decision engineering models described in this dissertation focus on supporting the management of scarce military health system resources, military workforce planning and force structure, military humanitarian logistics network design, and military healthcare financial incentives. The challenge, however, remains in careful and continual coordination with senior MHS decision-makers and hospital managers so that models proffered here are used effectively as decision support tools.