Quotation Hemmelmayr, Vera, Doerner, Karl F., Hartl, Richard F., Savelsbergh, Martin W.P. 2010. Vendor managed inventory for environments with stochastic product usage. European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR) 202 (3), 686-695.




We develop technology to plan delivery routes for the supply of blood products to hospitals by a blood bank. The technology produces low cost, robust plans that hedge against the natural uncertainty associated with blood product usage at hospitals. The technology relies on sampling-based approaches involving integer programming and variable neighborhood search. An extensive computational study shows the efficacy of the two approaches and highlights the impact of product usage uncertainty on the resulting delivery plans.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR)
Citation Index SCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, STRAT-A, VW-B, WH-A
Language English
Title Vendor managed inventory for environments with stochastic product usage
Volume 202
Number 3
Year 2010
Page from 686
Page to 695
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037722170900424X
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2009.06.003


Hemmelmayr, Vera (Details)
Doerner, Karl F.
Hartl, Richard F.
Savelsbergh, Martin W.P.
Institute for Transport and Logistics Management (Details)
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