Logistics Planning for Hospital Pharmacy Trusteeship Under a Hybrid of Uncertainties

  • Ming LiuEmail author
  • Jie Cao
  • Jing Liang
  • MingJun Chen


This chapter presents two medicine logistics planning models by using a time-space network approach, one with deterministic variables and the other with stochastic variables. Flow dependent variable costs, random demand and random service time are featured in our models in addressing economies of scale and uncertainties in a real-world medical logistics problem. Effective computational schemes are designed, and an evaluation method is proposed to derive and assess a solution to the models. Numerical tests are conducted and show promising results for applications to a real-world problem.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  2. 2.Xuzhou University of TechnologyXuzhouChina
  3. 3.Nanjing Polytechnic InstituteNanjingChina
  4. 4.Affiliated Hospital of Jiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina

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