Cost Reduction of Taxi Enterprises at the Expense of Automobile Fleet Optimization

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Novytskyi А.V., Melnikova Yu. I. (2016). Cost Reduction of Taxi Enterprises at the Expense of Automobile Fleet Optimization. Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering, Vol 7. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.24945.89447

Authors: Novytskyi А.V., Melnikova Yu. I.

ABSTRACT. Results of taxi service operation using techniques of queuing system theory have been demonstrated. It has been shown that probability of service denial is the key quality criterion of transport services for taxi services. It is expedient to use total expenditures of queuing system as target function to estimate the efficiency of taxi service. It has been determined that application of queuing theory techniques makes it possible to identify optimum value of the number of operating motor vehicles for specific environment. The value is optimum according to minimum-cost criterion.

Keywords: taxi service, queuing system, probability of service denial, cost

DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.24945.89447

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