publication . Article . 2017

Facility location of organ procurement organisations in Indian health care supply chain management

Rajmohan, M.; Theophilus, C.; Sumalatha, M.R.; Saravanakumar, S.;
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  • Published: 01 May 2017 Journal: South African Journal of Industrial Engineering (issn: 1012-277X, eissn: 2224-7890, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Stellenbosch University
Abstract
In health care supply chain management, particularly in the area of organ transplantation, organ procurement and the transplantation network play an important role. The organ procurement organisation (OPO) should coordinate so that organs are prepared and transported to the recipients when donors become available. The scarcity of organ supply leads to life-challenging issues for the organ recipient. In this research, the importance of the location of OPOs to coordinate with the transplant centres in India is considered, and a solution is provided by facilitating the identification of locations where organs can be procured and distributed to the nearest transplan...
Subjects
free text keywords: organs, organ procurement, T55.4-60.8, health care supply chain management, Industrial engineering. Management engineering

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publication . Article . 2017

Facility location of organ procurement organisations in Indian health care supply chain management

Rajmohan, M.; Theophilus, C.; Sumalatha, M.R.; Saravanakumar, S.;