AN ALGORITHM FOR SOLVING A TWO-STAGE CONTINUOUS-DISCRETE LOCATION PROBLEM FOR MEDICAL LOGISTICS OPTIMIZATION

Authors

  • Us Svitlana
  • Serhieiev Oleksii

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34185/1562-9945-5-148-2023-07

Keywords:

continuous-discrete two-stage location problem, optimal set partitioning, genetic algorithm, medical logistics

Abstract

The research paper focuses on logistics optimization, a critical component in supply chain management across various sectors, including healthcare. Efficient coordination of medical logistics is essential for maintaining public health and welfare, particularly during global emergencies where quick and effective distribution of medicine is crucial. This study aims to create and analyze a model and algorithm for a two-stage continuous-discrete location problem within medical logistics applications. We present a mathematical model tailored for a two-stage continuous-discrete location problem in medical logistics, considering the unique aspects of this field. The solution algorithm combines genetic methods with the optimal partition of sets theory. Additionally, we demonstrate the algorithm's effectiveness through a software application, using it to solve a representative model problem.

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2023-12-19