O'Reilly logo

Service Science, Management, and Engineering: by Dong Shen, Fenghua Zhu, Xiwei Liu, Zhong Liu, Gang Xiong

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 6

Online Strategies for Optimizing Medical Supply in Disaster Scenarios

Dennis Güttinger*, Eicke Godehardt and Andreas Zinnen

*Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main

SAP AG, SAP Research

University of Luxembourg

6.1 Introduction

In recent years, the number of natural disasters and major incidents at mass events has increased. Examples are the big tsunami in Japan in March 2011 and the Love Parade tragedy in Duisburg (Germany) in 2010. Such catastrophes usually engender a large number of casualties that have to be supplied medically as proficiently and quickly as possible. One of the challenges is that in practice casualties are not registered all at once, but usually arrive in small groups. Furthermore, in general, the exact number of ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required