عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Inventory management in blood supply chain considering fuzzy supply/demand uncertainties and lateral transshipment
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
مدیریت موجودی در زنجیره تأمین خون با توجه به عدم قطعیت عرضه / تقاضای فازی و حمل و نقل جانبی
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Transfusion and Apheresis Science, Corrected proof, 103103: doi:10:1016/j:transci:2021:103103
Supply and demand uncertainties combined with very short lifetime of blood platelets has led to significant wastage of the total blood collected from the donors. Conversely, great shortage of platelets may be obtained due to the limited number of donors and emergency demands. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to develop appropriate inventory management model to simultaneously minimize both shortage and wastage along the blood supply chain. To achieve this purpose, this paper presents an Inventory Management model for Age- differentiated platelets under supply/demand Uncertainties (IMAU) for Blood Supply Chains with Lateral Transshipment (BSCLT), resulting a new model named IMAU-BSCLT. The proposed model is solved using whale optimization algorithm considering the costs of ordering from blood centers and lateral transshipment, transportation, inventory holding, shortage, and wastage. In order to validate the proposed methodology, a case study of blood supply chain is used to show the usability of the proposed model and claim its benefits over existing models. Simulation results demonstrate that lateral transshipment between different demand nodes has a major impact on load balancing leads to simultaneously reduce both shortage and wastage costs. According to the obtained results, shortage rate (total shortage per total demands) and wastage rate (total wastage per total supply) of the proposed method are 3.4 % and 4.8 %, respectively.
Keywords: Blood supply chain | Inventory management | Blood platelet | Lateral transshipment | Fuzzy uncertainty