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A structured review of quantitative models in the blood supply chain: a taxonomic framework for decision making

A structured review of quantitative models in the blood supply chain: a taxonomic framework for decision making
A structured review of quantitative models in the blood supply chain: a taxonomic framework for decision making
This paper presents a structured review of the literature on quantitative modelling for the blood product supply chain. This is a widely-researched topic, dating back to the 1960s, and several other reviews have been published over the years. However, this paper presents new relevant information for researchers, not only by including more recent models but chiefly because of the structured way in which the models are presented. The models are broken down into five categories. The first four categories represent the four stages (echelons) in the supply chain: collection, production, inventory, and delivery. The final category contains “integrated” models which cover more than one stage. Each section (other than integrated models, which are treated slightly differently) contains two distinct elements. The first element is a diagrammatic representation of decisions and relationships, broken down by hierarchy level (strategic – tactical – operational). The second element is a text description of the main features, contributions and gaps found in the analysed models. An additional element for each section is available online, namely a searchable table describing specific features of each echelon, together with a taxonomic key to assist the reader.
0020-7343
7191-7212
Osorio, A.F.
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Brailsford, S.C.
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Smith, H.K.
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Osorio, A.F.
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Brailsford, S.C.
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Smith, H.K.
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Osorio, A.F., Brailsford, S.C. and Smith, H.K. (2015) A structured review of quantitative models in the blood supply chain: a taxonomic framework for decision making. International Journal of Production Research, 53 (24), 7191-7212. (doi:10.1080/00207543.2015.1005766).

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This paper presents a structured review of the literature on quantitative modelling for the blood product supply chain. This is a widely-researched topic, dating back to the 1960s, and several other reviews have been published over the years. However, this paper presents new relevant information for researchers, not only by including more recent models but chiefly because of the structured way in which the models are presented. The models are broken down into five categories. The first four categories represent the four stages (echelons) in the supply chain: collection, production, inventory, and delivery. The final category contains “integrated” models which cover more than one stage. Each section (other than integrated models, which are treated slightly differently) contains two distinct elements. The first element is a diagrammatic representation of decisions and relationships, broken down by hierarchy level (strategic – tactical – operational). The second element is a text description of the main features, contributions and gaps found in the analysed models. An additional element for each section is available online, namely a searchable table describing specific features of each echelon, together with a taxonomic key to assist the reader.

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Accepted/In Press date: January 2015
Published date: 2015
Organisations: Southampton Business School

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Local EPrints ID: 373117
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/373117
ISSN: 0020-7343
PURE UUID: 1fa8c6e4-7309-4405-be57-4d358e892e19
ORCID for S.C. Brailsford: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6665-8230
ORCID for H.K. Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4974-3011

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Date deposited: 07 Jan 2015 12:16
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 03:19

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Author: A.F. Osorio
Author: S.C. Brailsford ORCID iD
Author: H.K. Smith ORCID iD

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