Designing a resilient supply chain: An approach to reduce drug shortages in epidemic outbreaks

Lozano-Diez, Jose and Marmolejo-Saucedo, Jose and Rodriguez-Aguilar, Roman (2020) Designing a resilient supply chain: An approach to reduce drug shortages in epidemic outbreaks. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology, 6 (21). e2. ISSN 2411-7145

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INTRODUCTION: Supply network design is a long-studied topic that has evolved to address disruptive situations. The risk of supply chain disruption leads to the development of resilient supply chains that are capable of reacting effectively.

OBJECTIVES: In the context of public health, drug supply networks face shortage challenges in many situations, such as current epidemic outbreaks such as COVID-19. Drug shortages can occur due to manufacturing problems, lack of infrastructure, and immediate reaction mechanisms.

METHODS: The case study is solved with anyLogistix optimization and simulation software.

RESULTS: We present the results of a hypothetical study on the impact of COVID-19 on a regional supply network. The results of this research are intended to be the basis for the design of resilient supply chains in epidemic outbreaks.

CONCLUSION: Drug providers should consider strategies to prevent or reduce the impact of shortages as well as disruption spreads.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain design, resilient supply chain, epidemic outbreaks, COVID-19, drug shortages, Dynamic Simulation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor II.
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 14:26
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 14:26

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