Multiproduct Supply Chain Network Design with Applications to Healthcare

Posted: 21 Jul 2010

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Min Yu

University of Portland - Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. School of Business Administration; University of Massachusetts Amherst - Isenberg School of Management - Department of Finance and Operations Management

Anna Nagurney

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Isenberg School of Management - Department of Operations and Information Management

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Date Written: July 8, 2010

Abstract

In this paper, we develop a model for supply chain network design in the case of multiple products, with particular relevance to healthcare. The model allows for the determination of the optimal capacities of supply chain network activities, in the form of: manufacturing, storage, and distribution, as well as the optimal multiple product flows, and identifies at what minimal total cost the demands for the products at the various points are achievable. The model may be utilized for the determination of the optimal allocation of resources for multiple vaccine production as well as the production of medicines, among other healthcare applications. The model is sufficiently general to handle supply chain network design, as well as redesign.

Keywords: Multiproduct Supply Chains, Supply Chain Network Design, Healthcare, Vaccine Production, Medicine Production, Pharmaceuticals

Suggested Citation

Yu, Min and Nagurney, Anna, Multiproduct Supply Chain Network Design with Applications to Healthcare (July 8, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1636262

Min Yu

University of Portland - Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. School of Business Administration

Portland, OR 97203
United States

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Isenberg School of Management - Department of Finance and Operations Management

Department of Operations and Information Managemen

Anna Nagurney (Contact Author)

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Isenberg School of Management - Department of Operations and Information Management ( email )

Amherst, MA 01003-4910
United States

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