On a mission to bring the benefits of Prescriptive Analytics to society
Since our beginnings in 1989, AIMMS' mission has been to bring the benefits of prescriptive analytics (optimization) to society. People all over the world use AIMMS for many purposes, optimizing logistics flows, maximizing plant utilization, ensuring smart grid reliability, driving supply chain innovation...the list goes on. AIMMS is also used by several non-profit organizations and government bodies to further social good, and we love to celebrate their impact.
Angel Flight West - optimizing flight routes for families in need
Angel Flight West (AFW) is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. The organization conducts over 4,500 flights per year with its network of volunteer pilots. Around 500 of those flights take place each summer, transporting children to camps like Camp Kindle (a camp for kids affected by HIV/AIDS), Champ Camp (a camp for burn survivors) and The Painted Turtle (a camp for children with serious medical conditions), among others. The team at Angel Flight West was looking for an easy to use and effective solution to plan the schedule for these flights. Willem-Jan van Hoeve, Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, presented this problem to his students, who developed an AIMMS-based application to help AFW tackle this planning challenge.
Linksbridge - securing health commodities at minimized cost for low-income countries
Linksbridge is a registered Seattle-based social purpose consulting firm that helps organizations and leaders gain insight and understanding from complex information. Using the AIMMS Prescriptive Analytics platform, Linksbridge provided a decision-support tool to help donor agencies and their partners plan global health investments and procurement allocations. The tool provides a centralized place for the evaluation and optimization of numerous supplier volumes, product variability, and other characteristics. Large donor agencies acting on behalf of many lower income countries are now better equipped to secure and provide health commodities at minimized costs and maximized preference.
North Star Alliance - bringing care to HIV/AIDS patients in Africa's transport corridors
North Star Alliance brings health to hard-to-reach people across Africa in a “Blue Box.” The organization uses converted shipping containers to house clinics that deliver public health programs for people with increased health risks. With a growing network of clinics and an expanding amount of patients, North Star was looking for a way to obtain the optimal location for current and future clinics as well as the number of employees required at each site. They used AIMMS to design their network of clinics.