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Cooperative Policies for Drug Replenishment at Intensive Care Units

  • Roberta Rossi
  • Paola Cappanera
  • Maddalena Nonato
  • Filippo Visintin
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Abstract

This paper addresses the effects of lateral transshipment within a drug inventory policy in a real case-study involving two Intensive Care Units. An extension of a previous developed integer linear programming model is proposed, which decides when, what and how much to order, ensuring orders regularity. Preliminary results on realistic instances suggest the potential advantage in terms of reduction of order occurrences while using excess stock efficiently and profitably. This analysis is a first step towards the introduction of the cooperative model within an optimization-simulation tool deployed in a rolling-horizon framework.

Keywords

Cooperation Lateral transshipment Point-of-use drugs inventory Hospital logistics 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work has been partially supported by LINFA (Logistica INtelligente del FArmaco) project, funded by Regione Toscana under the call PAR FAS 2007–2013, Linea d’azione 1.1 Bando FAR FAS 2014.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta Rossi
    • 1
  • Paola Cappanera
    • 1
  • Maddalena Nonato
    • 2
  • Filippo Visintin
    • 3
  1. 1.D.I.N.F.O.University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.D.E.University of FerraraFerraraItaly
  3. 3.D.I.E.F.University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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