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Model Blood Bank, Indore: Supply Chain Management
, S Raghu T, Vinze Ajay
Published in Ivey Publishing
In 2015, the medical officer in charge of a blood bank in India needed to manage a chronic shortage of blood products that was likely to worsen over the summer months. The blood products were perishable and had a limited useful life which complicated matters when maintaining adequate stock. Furthermore, demand for blood products was unpredictable and varied widely each month. The blood blank attracted few blood donors and they were likely to become even fewer over the summer. A shortage of blood products could mean cancelled surgeries and, in worst-case scenarios, the loss of lives. The medical officer needed to decide whether the blood bank should optimize its inventory of perishable blood products by organizing large blood donation camps or by holding smaller but more frequent blood donation camps. This case can be used with the Blood Bank Game simulation tool. Originally Published: 09/29/2016
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JournalRichard Ivey School of Business Case Collection
PublisherIvey Publishing
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