Inventory: A Tool to Improve Hospital Management

Víctor Jaime García Urdaneta, Santiago Moros Portilla, Eliana K.Acuna Cárdenas, Valeria Mendoza Cortés

Resultado de la investigación: Capítulo en Libro/Reporte/ConferenciaContribución a la conferencia


Manichean discussion between manage high inventory volumes and models where these are fully
removed, is interesting in a theoretical way. However, in practice, holding too much inventory
generates high costs, but a missing could generate important risks on the operation, concerning
service quality, and in the case of hospitals, these could even cause the patient’s death. On the
other hand, a hospital manages thousands of items with very different characteristics, since is
possible to find low cost products with high rotation, to high cost products with low rotation.
Keeping in mind the different behaviour of products, is hazardous and unsuitable to manage
unique inventory models. For this reason, the Hospital Universitario Mayor MEDERI, side by
side with the Logistics and Production program of the Universidad del Rosario, improve studies
in the way to create instruments that allow to do a better inventory management, looking for a
service quality improvement and a cost reduction linked with control, storage and dispensation of
products and supplies simultaneously in different services, keeping in mind the distinctive
features of each product and its importance in the process.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Título de la publicación alojada6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016
EditorialSouthfield - IEOM Society International
Número de páginas2
ISBN (versión impresa)9780985549749, 9780985549756
EstadoPublicada - jun. 2016
Publicado de forma externa
EventoIEOM Detroit Conference, IEOM 2016 - Southfield, Estados Unidos
Duración: sept. 23 2016sept. 25 2016

Serie de la publicación

NombreProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (versión digital)2169-8767


ConferenciaIEOM Detroit Conference, IEOM 2016
País/TerritorioEstados Unidos

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Estrategia y gestión
  • Ciencia de la gestión e investigación de operaciones
  • Ingeniería de control y sistemas
  • Ingeniería industrial y de fabricación

Palabras claves de autor

  • Concepto
  • Logistic
  • Inventory
  • Hospital
  • Pharmacy


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