The model aims to minimize the service personnel’s overall travel time of visiting all customers with additional side conditions that customers should be served by first come first serve (FCFS) priority basis within specified service response time. These side conditions are important strategies in present era of time-based competition. The objective and side conditions are considered for both profitability and effectiveness. Indeed, for given service response time, optimal tour plan would minimize the quantity of service personnel. This decreases the hiring cost of service personnel and thus increases the profitability of after-sale service process. On the other hand, for given quantity of service personnel, optimal tour plan would reduce the service response time. Read More….
Citation: Choudhary D, Bhamu JP, Jakhar OP (2015) An Optimization Model for Scheduling Tour of Service Personnel in after-Sale Service Process with Additional Side Conditions of Responsiveness and FCFS Service Policy. Ind Eng Manage 4:155.
Submit Manuscript Link: http://www.editorialmanager.com/engineeringjournals