Efficient routeing for winter gritting

R. W. Eglese, Yuk On Li

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Abstract

Winter gritting involves spreading a de-icing agent (usually salt) on to roads when frost, ice or snow may make them dangerously slippery. This paper compares two approaches to the problem of managing this operation efficiently: a normative approach and a prescriptive approach. It concludes that a simple measure of routeing efficiency may be misleading when applied to specific situations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1034
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Volume43
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Local government
  • Methodology
  • Routeing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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