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dc.contributor.authorNakari, Pentti J. E.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-02T13:18:40Z
dc.date.available2016-11-02T13:18:40Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.isbn978-951-39-6802-1
dc.identifier.otheroai:jykdok.linneanet.fi:1580191
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/51802
dc.description.abstractAging of the population is an increasing problem in many countries, including Finland, and it poses a challenge to public services such as home care. Vehicle routing optimization (VRP) type optimization solutions are one possible way to decrease the time required for planning home visits and driving to customer addresses, as well as decreasing transportation costs. Although VRP optimization is widely and succesfully applied to commercial and industrial logistics, the home care is a relatively new application area for it. This thesis examines what kind of distance and time savings would be possible to achieve if daily home care operations are optimized in the similar manner as typical VRP optimization cases. In order to plan the optimization cases, a detailed analysis of the target organization (Home Care of the City of Jyväskylä in Finland) is conducted. The optimization results and other findings are compared to the experiences of 98 Finnish home care organizations (all organizations in Finnish municipalities with at least ten thousand inhabitants) that answered a detailed survey concerning home care optimization. Both the optimization experiments and the answers by the home care organizations support the conclusion that operational home care work is difficult to optimize by typical route optimization solutios as it is fully customer oriented work and the schedules of the home care staff change continuously as the needs of the customers change. This often breaks the detailed schedules created by optimization. Despite the perceived incompleteness of many the currently available home care route optimization solutions, most organizations that answered the survey had a positive outlook of the research and future development of new solutions. Also some possible methods that could be incorporated into home care optimization to improve it are discussed.
dc.format.extent1 verkkoaineisto (179 sivua)
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Jyväskylä
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJyväskylä studies in computing
dc.subject.otherpalveluprosessit
dc.subject.otherreitinoptimointi
dc.subject.otheroptimization
dc.subject.othercombinatorial optimization
dc.subject.othercomputational science
dc.subject.otherdata analysis
dc.subject.otherhome care
dc.subject.otherhealth care
dc.subject.otherservice process optimization
dc.subject.otherworkforce planning
dc.titlePotential and challenges in home care service process optimization : a route optimization approach
dc.identifier.urnURN:ISBN:978-951-39-6802-1
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.type.ontasotVäitöskirjafi
dc.type.ontasotDoctoral dissertationen
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaInformaatioteknologian tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.oppiaineTietotekniikkafi
dc.relation.issn1456-5390
dc.relation.numberinseries245
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysotyöprosessit
dc.subject.ysoreitit
dc.subject.ysooptimointi
dc.subject.ysomatemaattinen optimointi
dc.subject.ysokotihoito
dc.subject.ysokotikäynnit
dc.subject.ysokotipalvelut
dc.subject.ysoJyväskylä


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