Example - Surgery Scheduling
The scheduling of surgeries in hospitals is a complex planning challenge. A many different resources need to be available at the same time:
Surgeons with the right qualifications, nurses, an operating room, and the right equipment are only the simplest requirements.
A good planning can have a significant impact on the quality experience of the patient and the profitability of the hospital.
The patient waits less for the treatment and the hospital can achieve higher throughput.
An optimizer is a perfect tool to achieve just that: It keeps track of availability of resources and patient needs.
Then it comes up with a suggestion, satisfying the required conditions.