Impact Cases

Our design of a new framework agreement brings annual savings of US$5M for the country

The new applied methodology in ChileCompra increases competition among bidders and results in better prices, without significantly affecting the variety of products. ChileCompra is the largest electronic marketplace in the country, where some 858 public institutions buy from 125,000 suppliers. With an interdisciplinary approach, which integrated engineering and economics tools, Industrial Engineering researchers from the Universidad de Chile and the

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Improving the management of closed-care medical referrals within the Public Hospital System

The pilot system permits online specialist referrals, decreasing the management burden of a specialist’s appointments, confirmation times, and human resources associated with the process. There are numerous variables within the Public Health System that can be optimized to deliver a superior service to the public. This opportunity prompted researchers from the Complex Engineering Systems Institute (ISCI) to create tools that

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