Medical Resources Order and Shipment in Community Health Service Centers

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


Medical resources scheduling affects the medical institution’s operation cost, customer satisfaction and medical service quality. Therefore, a lean arrangement of medical resources order and shipment is quite necessary and important. In this chapter, we propose two optimal models for medical resources order and shipment in community health service centers (CHSCs), with a dual emphasis on minimizing the total operation cost and improving the operation level in practice. The first planning model is a deterministic planning model (DM). Systematically, it considers constraints including the lead time of the suppliers, the storage capacity of the medical institutions, and the integrated shipment planning in the dimensions of time and space. The problem is a multi-commodities flow problem and is formulated as a mixed 0–1 integer programming model.


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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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