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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The BISKIT-project has started!

On 1 April, 2020, the BISKIT-project has been officially launched. After some week of preparatory work in which we adapted the project to the current pandemic situation, we had our kick-off with the VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH who act as a project owner on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in May. …

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