Among the wide set of requests of interventions sent to a fire station, the so called ‘micro calamities’ may play a significant role. They are characterized by simultaneous requests of low severity mark from a spread area. These events are completely comparable to those referring to the post-crisis humanitarian logistics. A pure cost-based approach does not fit with this operative issue, as well as a pure minimum latency approach, which is typically applied in the previous acute phases. Thereby, a bi-objective problem is formulated and solved by means of an ‘a priori’ scalarization heuristic. A case study shows the applicability of the proposed approach and indicates the opportunity of further investigations.
A bi-objective heuristic for supporting fire stations to respond quickly and efficiently in case of micro calamities / Lolli, Francesco; Pergreffi, A.; Gamberini, Rita; Rimini, Bianca; Regattieri, A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS AND QUANTITATIVE MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 1082-1910. - ELETTRONICO. - 21:1(2015), pp. 21-36.