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Enhanced services and operations in the healthcare supply network
Authors: J.Pinho de Sousa (INESC Porto / DEIG, FEUP)
The healthcare supply system is a complex hierarchical network, involving multiple, conflicting objectives and unstructured collaborative processes, with problems that are in general rather complex given their combinatorial nature.
This research project aims at defining a framework for supporting modeling and management of healthcare services, and at designing tools for tactical and operational decision-making in these services, including stocking policies, distribution management or route planning.
To tackle the multiple emerging logistic problems in the area, multi-objective hybrid approaches will be designed, putting together mathematical programming and optimization models along with advanced meta-heuristic techniques.   
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