Sergio Maturana

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Chilean primary healthcare practice is analyzed using a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) multiple stage approach. We estimate the efficiency level of 259 municipalities nationwide. Since the efficiency score by itself is of limited value for decision making, we use a multivariate tool to help explain the effect of relevant factors. First, we use a cluster(More)
This article presents a practical tool for optimally scheduling wine grape harvesting operations taking into account both operational costs and grape quality. We solve a mixed-integer linear programming model to support harvest scheduling, labor allocation, and routing decisions. A quality loss function is used to represent wine quality reduction at each(More)
Subcontracting has greatly increased in the construction industry. It helps shift risk from the main contractor to the subcontractor and promotes specialization. Inadequate subcontracting management, however, may result in an adversarial relationship between main contractors and their subcontractors, uncoordinated on-site execution, and disappointing(More)
The natural gas supply chain involves three main agents: producers, transportation companies, and local distribution companies (LDCs). We present a MIP model that is the basis for a decision support system developed for a Chilean LDC. This model takes into account many of the complexities of the purchasing and transportation contracts to help optimize daily(More)
This paper describes the design and implementation of the prototype structured modeling environment FW/SM. The underlying design principles provide the central focus. Other points of interest include discussions of FW/SM's delivery platform, its interface to external packages, and its optimization interfaces. The intended audience is all modeling system(More)
The availability of increasingly powerful computers at a decreasing cost and the advances in Operations Research/Management Science (OR/MS) have made it possible to solve larger and more complicated problems than ever before. Many decision-makers, however, still continue to use very basic tools to support their decisions. We believe this is largely due to(More)