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[01592] Optimal blood distribution using a matheuristic approach

  • Session Time & Room : 4D (Aug.24, 15:30-17:10) @D408
  • Type : Contributed Talk
  • Abstract : The problem of distribution of blood has been extensively studied, but models relating to different blood types have not been specifically considered in the literature to the best of our knowledge. This paper describes a new mathematical model for optimising blood distribution in residential areas. A Lagrangian relaxation-based matheuristic is developed to solve the problem. Hypothetical data sets were generated to mimic real blood distribution system in an urban setting. Results obtained using CPLEX solver on the AMPL platform reveal that the model described in this study is able to achieve quality results within very short times. Specifically, the number of located blood facilities is minimized for each problem instances as well as covering much of the demand points on the distribution network. We observe that the proposed system, when compared to the existing system, provides a better approach to blood distribution and is adaptable to related areas of supply chain.
  • Classification : 90C26, 90C27
  • Author(s) :
    • Olawale Joshua Adeleke (Redeemer's University )
    • Olawale Joshua Adeleke (Redeemer's University)
    • Idowu Ademola Osinuga (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria)