Emergency order allocation of e-medical supplies due to the disruptive events of the healthcare crisis

Mangla, Sachin Kumar, Chauhan, Ankur, Kundu, Tanmoy and Mardani, Abbas (2023) Emergency order allocation of e-medical supplies due to the disruptive events of the healthcare crisis. Journal of Business Research, 155: 113398. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0148-2963

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The availability of electronic (e-medical) homecare essentials, such as thermometers, oximeters, and oxygen concentrators during the peaks of the pandemic coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has been witnessed as critical in saving the lives of people across the world. This paper presents a supply order allocation strategy of e-medical homecare essentials (HCEs) in a multi-supplier environment by a distributor while ensuring sufficient and timely availability for emergency consumption during pandemic peaks. The results, based on the actual demand data of HCEs obtained from a regional HCE distributor during the pandemic peak of the second wave in India, i.e. April-May 2021, suggest that a minimum (maximum) average of 94% (98%) availability of e-medical HCEs respectively at pharmacies could be achieved during the peak demand period using the proposed emergency order allocation algorithm in this study. Conclusively, the analysis of this study could generate insightful implications for emergency operations decisions in the HCEs supply-distribution channel.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Order Allocation Strategy | E-Medical Homecare Essentials | Emergency Operations | Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Management Information Systems
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 04:21
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 07:09
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.113398
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/4798


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