Séminaire conjoint CRT-Chaire de recherche du Canada en distributique

TITRE: Transport Risk Models for Hazardous Materials: Revisited

CONFÉRENCIER: Armann Ingolfsson, School of Business, University of Alberta

DATE et ENDROIT: mercredi 11 février 2004, 10h30, salle 5441, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt, Campus de l’Université de Montréal

RESPONSABLE: Jean-François Cordeau (340-6278)

RÉSUMÉ: We study several functions that have been proposed for comparing transport routes for a hazardous materials shipment. We show that many proposed path evaluation functions are based on an approximation. While these functions can be modified to avoid the approximation, these more accurate versions violate two reasonable axioms. We propose a new family of models by redefining the decision problem as one of satisfying demand for a hazardous material at the destination point. The new models satisfy the axioms.