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First BISKIT-Stakeholder Workshop on Blood Transfusion Systems and Crises

On 30 September 2021, we had our first stakeholder workshop on blood transfusion systems and crises. 29 colleagues from blood establishments, regulatory agencies, NGOs, and international organizations from many different countries participated in this meeting to discuss first results from the BISKIT project. We illustrated that a digital solution for stock control management might be …

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Poster presented at the 54th DGTI conference!

The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut presented the poster “Potential of digital intormation technology for crisis intervention and management in South African blood transfusion services” at this year’s 54th conference of the DGTI (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transfusionsmedizin und Immunhämatologie e. V.). The poster summarizes the major objectives of the BISKIT project, and illustrates different areas where digital technology may …

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BISKIT publications and presentations during the conference summer

In the summer 2021 conference season, BISKIT consortium partners from the WWU Münster and TU Darmstadt published their current state in the development of a simulation-based optimization toolkit for the evaluation of crisis management policies in the blood supply chain at multiple events. At the 2021 meeting of “The European Working Group on Operational Research …

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Crisis-related work within the BISKIT project presented at the ESA conference!

Alina Winter and Miriam Nagels from the FUB-team presented preliminary results of their crisis-related work within the BISKIT project at the conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA). With the title “What makes Crises and Resilience in Blood Supply? Results from a Case Study in South Africa”, the presentation addressed factors that contribute to the …

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First Stakeholder Meeting on Blood Transfusion Systems and Crises taking place on 30 September 2021!

We are happy to invite all persons interested in the topic of blood transfusion systems, crises and the use of IT-solutions contributing to the resilience of blood transfusion systems to our first virtual stakeholder meeting which will take place on 30 September, 02:00-04:30pm, CEST. In this meeting, we would like to present first results of …

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Results discussed with project partners at our first virtual workshop!

Today, we implemented a workshop with one of our project partners to present first results stemming from our remote data collection conducted in October, November, and December 2020. In this workshop, we showed how different parts of the blood supply chain may be impacted by different crisis scenarios. In addition, we highlighted several areas where …

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BISKIT presentation at the 31st POMS conference!

During this year’s virtual edition of the 31st annual conference of the “Production and Operations Management Society” (POMS), Melanie Reuter-Oppermann gave a talk on the ongoing activities on the application of simulation in combination with optimization of blood supply chains. In particular, we presented the concept of the BISKIT simulation-optimization framework, with specific examples on …

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BISKIT Simulation-optimization approach presented at DSI 2020!

In context of the virtual 51st Annual Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) our BISKIT consortium partners from the University of Münster, Bernd Hellingrath and Adam Widera, hosted a mini-session on simulation-related research in context of humanitarian logistics. On November 22nd 2020, BISKIT took the opportunity to give a talk on the targeted simulation-optimization …

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Consortium visits the blood establishment ‘DRK-Blutspendedienst Baden-Württemberg – Hessen gemeinnützige GmbH’

On 14 September 2020, the BISKIT-consortium visited the blood establishment DRK-Blutspendedienst Baden-Württemberg – Hessen gemeinnützige GmbH to get an in-depth understanding about the question how information technology may help to assure the supply of quality-assured and safe blood products. During this visit, we were able to see different steps of the blood supply chain, talk …

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