Three Short Time-Space Network Models for Medicine Management

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


Generally, medicine order and delivery are operated based on the previous experiences. First of all, estimating the average annual demands of hospital storage center. Second, planning a medical goods order and delivery schedule based on the annual average demands as well as establishing the period of ordering and delivering. Third, in the process of operating, medical system supplies goods according to the re-order point and safe stock. In this chapter, we propose three time-space network models for medicine order and shipment, which may help improve the effectiveness when managing the medicine in hospitals.


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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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