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Supply chain management of blood products: A literature review


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  • Beliën, Jeroen
  • Forcé, Hein
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    This paper presents a review of the literature on inventory and supply chain management of blood products. First, we identify different perspectives on approaches to classifying the existing material. Each perspective is presented as a table in which the classification is displayed. The classification choices are exemplified through the citation of key references or by expounding the features of the perspective. The main contribution of this review is to facilitate the tracing of published work in relevant fields of interest, as well as identifying trends and indicating which areas should be subject to future research.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 217 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 1-16

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:217:y:2012:i:1:p:1-16

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    Keywords: OR in health services; Supply chain management; Inventory; Blood products; Literature review;


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