Scheduling logistic activities to improve hospital supply systems

Lapierre, Sophie D., and Angel B. Ruiz. “Scheduling Logistic Activities to Improve Hospital Supply Systems.” Computers & Operations Research, vol. 34, no. 3, Mar. 2007, pp. 624–41. (Crossref), doi:10.1016/j.cor.2005.03.017.

Reorder point model/inventory model: when a care unit is running low on a supply, it sends a pull/replenishment order to the central store. The central store monitors its own inventory to see when it needs to order more from a distributor. (pg 625)

“Supply Chain approach”: Differs from the inventory model since this approach includes a schedule on which operational decisions are made (pg 625, 628)

Hospital (Internal) Supply Chain. pg 626

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