The effect of visibility on forecast and inventory management performance during the COVID-19 pandemic (INFORMS)


During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations suffered a shortage of essential medical supplies such as personal protective equipment, which resulted in severe consequences. The goal of this study is to assess the impact of one potential factor for this shortage, i.e., the lack of visibility over the inventory and consumption. To do so, different forecasting and inventory management methods are tested with real and simulated data. This talk presents preliminary results for this study.

Jul 21, 2021 3:40 PM — 5:10 PM