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dc.contributor.authorVillarreal, Bernardo
dc.contributor.authorGarza-Reyes, Jose Arturo
dc.contributor.authorGranda-Gutiérrez, Edgar
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Vikas
dc.contributor.authorLankenau-Delgado, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-15T14:15:26Z
dc.date.available2018-08-15T14:15:26Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-14
dc.identifier.citationVillarreal, B. et al (2018) 'A Lean transportation approach for improving emergency medical operations', Production Planning & Control, DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2018.1494343en
dc.identifier.issn09537287
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09537287.2018.1494343
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622899
dc.description.abstractThis paper extends the approach of Lean transportation to improve the performance of emergency medical processes (EMP) by adapting its main concepts into the main characteristics of the EMP environment. The paper is based on an inductive theory-building process initiated from a case study in the field of emergency medical services. The development of the suggested performance improvement approach triggered from an exhaustive analysis of a process involved and an exploratory review of the existing improvement approaches available. The process of concern can be described as a specialized transportation process, where human lives are at risk. Its characteristics led to a natural application of Lean transportation. The results include, a novel approach for improving the agility and efficient EMS processes. This is validated with an application for improving ambulance response times and turnaround times of the Red Cross operations located in Monterrey, Mexico. The approach proved to be an integrated scheme for identifying waste opportunities at a systems level. This characteristic is important to let operations management prioritize improvement efforts in a limited budget situation. This work suggests the application of the emerging Lean transportation approach for increasing the agility performance of EMS processes.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09537287.2018.1494343en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Production Planning & Controlen
dc.subjectEmergency medical serviceen
dc.subjectLean transportationen
dc.subjectTransporten
dc.subjectTransportation wasteen
dc.subjectTransportation efficiencyen
dc.titleA lean transportation approach for improving emergency medical operations.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn13665871
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad de Monterrayen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of the West of Englanden
dc.identifier.journalProduction Planning & Controlen
html.description.abstractThis paper extends the approach of Lean transportation to improve the performance of emergency medical processes (EMP) by adapting its main concepts into the main characteristics of the EMP environment. The paper is based on an inductive theory-building process initiated from a case study in the field of emergency medical services. The development of the suggested performance improvement approach triggered from an exhaustive analysis of a process involved and an exploratory review of the existing improvement approaches available. The process of concern can be described as a specialized transportation process, where human lives are at risk. Its characteristics led to a natural application of Lean transportation. The results include, a novel approach for improving the agility and efficient EMS processes. This is validated with an application for improving ambulance response times and turnaround times of the Red Cross operations located in Monterrey, Mexico. The approach proved to be an integrated scheme for identifying waste opportunities at a systems level. This characteristic is important to let operations management prioritize improvement efforts in a limited budget situation. This work suggests the application of the emerging Lean transportation approach for increasing the agility performance of EMS processes.


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