Capacity in University Food Services: A Simulation Analysis Based on the case of Universidad Católica del Maule(Pages 805-815)
Felipe Lillo1,*, Andrés Gonzalez2, Pedro Severino-Gonzalez2, Victoria Toro-Lagos3 and Ihomara Rojas-Sepulveda3
1Facultad de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile.
2Facultad Ciencias Sociales y Economicas, Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile.
3Escuela de Ingeniería Comercial, Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile.
The growth of higher education enrollment implies a series of logistical challenges for Universities. One such challenges is to provide food services according to adequate quality standards. This work is motivated by the real-life case of the Universidad Católica del Maule-Chile (UCM), where a sustained growth in student enrollment has led to re-evaluating food service capacity. Determining whether the available infrastructure can serve current and projected student demand becomes particularly important. By developing a computerized simulation model based on discrete events, this study addresses the capacity usage in the UCM food services. As a result, we note that the current infrastructure can meet demand needs. However, a considerable number of users are mostly waiting for attention, which creates a feeling of agglomeration in the service.
Computerized model, discrete event simulation, extreme value analysis, university services, service capacity.
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Felipe Lillo, Andrés Gonzalez, Pedro Severino-Gonzalez, Victoria Toro-Lagos and Ihomara Rojas-Sepulveda. Capacity in University Food Services: A Simulation Analysis Based on the case of Universidad Católica del Maule. [ref]: vol.20.2022. available at: https://refpress.org/ref-vol20-a91/
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