Integrated supply chain network design for vaccines: a literature review

Published on Jun 1, 2014
Stef Lemmens1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Catherine Decouttere3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
+ 1 AuthorsMauro Bernuzzi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(GSK: GlaxoSmithKline)
This paper reviews the relevant literature for designing a vaccine supply chain. We show that vaccines are not like commodities and introduce the typical characteristics of a vaccine supply chain. We study the decisions at strategic, tactical and operational levels that are integrated in the research field on supply chain network design. We provide an overview of how uncertainty is incorporated in the reviewed literature by distinguishing strategic uncertainty and operational variability. Our future vaccine supply chain network needs to be sustainable, hereby taking the preferences of different stakeholders into account for obtaining a set of economical, technological and value key performance indicators that need to be satisfied by the design. This review emphasizes the need of these three types of performance criteria and shows the criteria that are described in the literature. Finally, we identify the most frequently used modeling and solution techniques and discuss the real-life applicability of the research up to now.
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Published on Aug 3, 2014in Iie Transactions2.88
Sheng-I Chen9
Estimated H-index: 9
Bryan A. Norman22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Pittsburgh)
+ 3 AuthorsShawn T. Brown17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center)
In many developing countries, inefficiencies in the supply chain for the World Health Organization's Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) vaccines are of grave concern; these inefficiencies result in thousands of people not being fully immunized and creates significant risk of disease epidemics. Thus, there is a great deal of interest in these countries in building tools to analyze and optimize how vaccines flow down several levels of the supply chain from manufacturers to vaccine recipients. ...
Published on Feb 1, 2014in European Journal of Operational Research3.81
M Maryam SteadieSeifi3
Estimated H-index: 3
Np Nico Dellaert19
Estimated H-index: 19
+ 2 AuthorsR Rasa Raoufi1
Estimated H-index: 1
Multimodal transportation offers an advanced platform for more efficient, reliable, flexible, and sustainable freight transportation. Planning such a complicated system provides interesting areas in Operations Research. This paper presents a structured overview of the multimodal transportation literature from 2005 onward. We focus on the traditional strategic, tactical, and operational levels of planning, where we present the relevant models and their developed solution techniques. We conclude o...
Nader Azad6
Estimated H-index: 6
(AUT: Amirkabir University of Technology),
Hamid Davoudpour12
Estimated H-index: 12
(AUT: Amirkabir University of Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsMorteza Shiripour2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UT: University of Tehran)
In this article, we study the design problem of a reliable stochastic supply chain network in the presence of random disruptions in the location of distribution centers (DCs) and the transportation modes. It is assumed that a disrupted DC does not necessarily fail the whole of its capacity, and may lose a fraction of that, and rest of demand can be served by other DCs. We introduce a new strategy called soft-hardening strategy where the fraction of the lost capacity depends on the amount of inve...
Published on Jan 1, 2014in Expert Systems With Applications4.29
Yohanes Kristianto10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Vaasa),
Angappa Gunasekaran64
Estimated H-index: 64
(UMassD: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)
+ 1 AuthorsY. Hao1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Vaasa)
A supply chain network design needs to consider the future probability of reconfiguration due to some problems of disaster or price changes. The objective of this article is to design a reconfigurable supply chain network by optimizing inventory allocation and transportation routing. A two-stage programming is composed according to Benders decomposition by allocating inventory in advance and anticipating the changes of transportation routings; thus the transportation routing is stochastic in nat...
Published on Jan 1, 2014
Catherine Decouttere3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Nico Vandaele21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Many rigorous models have been developed to support health care system design. However, embedding these models in a broader stakeholder based framework, will substantially enhance the societal and human impact. Moreover, the acceptance of the proposed health care system (re)design suggestions will be more evident. Building on the model of an NMR scanning department, we propose an integrated health care design approach to support the modelling, the stakeholder analysis, the generation of alternat...
Ali Naimi Sadigh5
Estimated H-index: 5
(TMU: Tarbiat Modares University),
Hamed Fallah3
Estimated H-index: 3
(TMU: Tarbiat Modares University),
Nasim Nahavandi7
Estimated H-index: 7
(TMU: Tarbiat Modares University)
Today, in the competitive markets, supply chain works as an interrelating network of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers, to satisfy customer demands. Coordinating all parts of the supply chain is a multi-level process and needs important decisions that affect on the performance of each part and whole supply chain and some conflicting objectives should be considered. In this paper, the supplier selection problem is integrated with production decision and distributor location pr...
Published on Oct 1, 2013in Expert Systems With Applications4.29
B. Latha Shankar4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Siddaganga Institute of Technology),
S. Basavarajappa11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University B.D.T College of Engineering)
+ 1 AuthorsJason C.H. Chen15
Estimated H-index: 15
(GU: Gonzaga University)
Abstract This paper considers simultaneous optimization of strategic design and distribution decisions for three-echelon supply chain architecture consisting of following three players; suppliers, production plants, and distribution centers (DCs). The key design decisions considered are: the number and location of plants in the system, the flow of raw materials from suppliers to plants, the quantity of products to be shipped from plants to distribution centers, so as to minimize the combined fac...
Published on Jul 1, 2013in Management Science4.22
Hamed Mamani8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UW: University of Washington),
Stephen E. Chick27
Estimated H-index: 27
David Simchi-Levi49
Estimated H-index: 49
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Influenza vaccination decisions in one country can influence the size of an outbreak in other countries due to interdependent risks from infectious disease transmission. This paper examines the inefficiency in the allocation of influenza vaccines that is due to interdependent risk of infection across borders and proposes a contractual mechanism to reduce such inefficiencies. The proposed contract is based on an epidemic model that accounts for intranational transmission and that from a source co...
Published on Jul 1, 2013in Public Health Ethics1.31
Kristy Buccieri1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UOIT: University of Ontario Institute of Technology),
Stephen Gaetz12
Estimated H-index: 12
(York University)
Amir Ahmadi-Javid10
Estimated H-index: 10
(AUT: Amirkabir University of Technology),
Amir Hossein Seddighi4
Estimated H-index: 4
(AUT: Amirkabir University of Technology)
This paper considers a location-routing problem in a supply-chain network with a set of producer–distributors that produce a single commodity and distribute it to a set of customers. The production capacity of each producer–distributor varies randomly due to a variety of possible disruptions, and the vehicles involved in the distribution system are disrupted randomly. The goal is to determine the location, allocation and routing decisions that minimize the annual cost of location, routing and di...
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G Nafiseh Shamsi (UT: University of Tehran), S. Ali Torabi8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UT: University of Tehran)
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