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.
- Local government
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Management Information Systems
- Strategy and Management
- Management of Technology and Innovation