Dynamic temporary blood facility location-allocation during and post-disaster periods

Sharma, Bhuvnesh, Ramkumar, M, Subramanian, Nachiappan and Malhotra, Bharat (2017) Dynamic temporary blood facility location-allocation during and post-disaster periods. Annals of Operations Research. ISSN 0254-5330

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Abstract

The key objective of this study is to develop a tool (hybridization or integration of different techniques) for locating the temporary blood banks during and post-disaster conditions that could serve the hospitals with minimum response time. We have used temporary blood centers, which must be located in such a way that it is able to serve the demand of hospitals in nearby region within a shorter duration. We are locating the temporary blood centres for which we are minimizing the maximum distance with hospitals. We have used Tabu search heuristic method to calculate the optimal number of temporary blood centres considering cost components. In addition, we employ Bayesian belief network to prioritize the factors for locating the temporary blood facilities. Workability of our model and methodology is illustrated using a case study including blood centres and hospitals surrounding Jamshedpur city. Our results shows that at-least 6 temporary blood facilities are required to satisfy the demand of blood during and post-disaster periods in Jamshedpur. The results also show that that past disaster conditions, response time and convenience for access are the most important factors for locating the temporary blood facilities during and post-disaster periods.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Nachiappan Subramanian
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 11:15
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 11:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71673

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