Publications of Giuseppe Stecca

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Show all publications of the year  2017, with author Stecca G, in the category IASI Research Reports (or show them all):


IASI Research Report n. 17-03  (Previous    Next)  

Giuseppe Stecca, Baffo I, Kaihara T

Multi-period multi-echelon inventory control policies for hospital pharmacies with product bundling

ABSTRACT
Public healthcare is called to reach new levels of efficiency in their operations. Production and operations research can be effectively support efficiency targets. This paper examines the problem of the delivery of products in a hospital from a central pharmacy to internal wards, when products to be delivered are drugs. The problem can be modeled as a multi-period multi-echelon inventory optimization problem. The central pharmacy of the hospital assumes a role of central decision maker for products’ purchasing and their distribution to internal wards. To solve the problem we propose both an heuristic and a optimal approach to be compared with the lot for lot based approach implemented in the studied case. The work demonstrate the effectiveness of the approaches. While the proposed heuristic can be used as a simple implementable procedure, the optimization model integrate classical inventory strategies with combinatorial optimization and considers special requirements of products delivery, such as the product bundling. Results and tests performed on real data
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