Optimizing India’s medical oxygen supply chain for pandemics

Khan, Firoj, Kushwaha, Ravi Kumar, Trivedi, Ashish, Trivedi, Vibha and Gharib, Moaz (2023) Optimizing India’s medical oxygen supply chain for pandemics. E3S Web of Conferences, 455: 01009. ISSN 2267-1242

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The pandemic situation like COVID-19 worsened the medical situation in India, and the crisis of medical oxygen availability at hospitals in different parts of India has also been a deep concern. In this study, we analyzed the supply chain of medical oxygen from manufacturing units to the needy capital cities of states. A two-mode optimization model has been developed for better planning of transportation and supply of medical oxygen. Various industrial units with a liquid oxygen production facility have been considered as sources while road and rail routes have been considered as modes of transportation. Finally, the oxygen cylinders/tankers are transported by road to hospitals. The mathematical model tries to optimize the route and transport medium, considering various constraints. This paper identifies the challenges in Indian contexts and tries to address them by an optimal, cost-effective, and efficient planning for medical oxygen transportation

Item Type: Article
Keywords: COVID-19 | Supply | Medical Oxygen | Liquid Oxygen | India
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Earth and Planetary Sciences
Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2023 09:40
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2023 09:40
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/202345501009
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/7022


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