Analysis of social entrepreneurship: supply of blood products in the conditions of Corona with the tool of the multi-objective model of the supply chain

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.


The main purpose is to analyze social entrepreneurship by presenting a multi-objective model of a multi-level supply chain of blood products. The present research is applied in terms of purpose, descriptive in nature, and quantitative in terms of gathering information. The studied community of new local bases, mobile bases as well as transportation equipment for the effective and timely transfer of blood products to the candidate provincial centers of the country in the time domain of 1400 is collected. In order to minimize the costs of the entire supply chain network and maximize the attractiveness of the transmission centers, the proposed mixed integer two-objective mathematical model was designed and carried out by epsilon constraint method with coding in GAMS24.1.2 software. The results showed that increasing the number of blood donation sites, facility capacity and attractiveness leads to improving the attractiveness and performance of the supply chain of blood products.
Keywords: Apheresis, blood supply chain, Incentive policies for blood donation, Blood products, Social entrepreneurship.



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