Policy Analysis with Simulation: Centralization of Blood Supply Chain

Burcu Cansu Inanc, Niousha Karimi Dastjerd, Emre Anıl Kakillioğlu, Nilgün Fescioğlu Ünver

Abstract

Incessant increase of human population and environmental factors increase patients’ need for blood, so research on this topic is a crucial necessity. A blood supply chain starts with the donation of blood and ends with transfusion to patient, and configuring blood supply chains as a whole has become a major requirement. In this research, blood supply chain system centralization and decentralization policies are compared for a specific setting in Turkey. Effects of these policies on performance measures like number of expired blood products in regional blood bank and, in each hospital and total cost of the blood supply chain system are observed using simulation modeling. Results show that under the given conditions the best policy is maintaining a decentralized blood supply policy which leads to a lower blood expiration rate and lower total cost.

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Inanc B., Karimi Dastjerd N., Kakillioğlu E. and Fescioğlu Ünver N. (2017). Policy Analysis with Simulation: Centralization of Blood Supply Chain . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-758-265-3, pages 56-64. DOI: 10.5220/0006404100560064


in Bibtex Style

@conference{simultech17,
author={Burcu Cansu Inanc and Niousha Karimi Dastjerd and Emre Anıl Kakillioğlu and Nilgün Fescioğlu Ünver},
title={Policy Analysis with Simulation: Centralization of Blood Supply Chain},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2017},
pages={56-64},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006404100560064},
isbn={978-989-758-265-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - Policy Analysis with Simulation: Centralization of Blood Supply Chain
SN - 978-989-758-265-3
AU - Inanc B.
AU - Karimi Dastjerd N.
AU - Kakillioğlu E.
AU - Fescioğlu Ünver N.
PY - 2017
SP - 56
EP - 64
DO - 10.5220/0006404100560064