Pharmaceutical Supply Chains - Medicines Shortages

  • Ana Paula Barbosa-Povoa
  • Helena Jenzer
  • João Luís de Miranda

Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Helena Jenzer, Leila Sadeghi, Patrick Maag, Franziska Scheidegger-Balmer, Katja Uhlmann, Stefan Groesser
    Pages 1-22
  3. Mafalda Ivo de Carvalho, David Ribeiro, Ana Paula Barbosa-Povoa
    Pages 23-55
  4. João Roque, João Luís de Miranda, Pál Fehér-Polgár
    Pages 103-109
  5. Aida Batista, João Luís de Miranda, Ana Paula Teixeira
    Pages 147-153
  6. António Casa Nova, Raul Cordeiro, Olga Riklikiene
    Pages 163-168
  7. Miguel Casquilho, João Luís de Miranda, Miguel Barros
    Pages 169-181
  8. Roy R. Cecil, Jorge Soares
    Pages 183-192
  9. Stef Lemmens, Catherine Decouttere, Nico Vandaele, Mauro Bernuzzi, Kim De Boeck, Sherif Hassane et al.
    Pages 193-201
  10. Emilia Vann Yaroson, Liz Breen, Jiachen Hou, Julie Sowter
    Pages 249-256

About this book


This book provides an insight of relevant case studies and updated practices in “Pharmaceutical
Supply Chains” (PharmSC) while addressing the most relevant topics within the COST Action “Medicines Shortages” (CA15105).
The volume focuses on the most recent developments in the design, planning and scheduling of
PharmSC, broadening from the suppliers’ selection to the impact on patients and healthcare
systems, addressing uncertainty and risk mitigation, and computational issues. It is directed at MSc/PhD students and young researchers (Post-Docs) in Pharmaceutics/Pharmaceutical sciences, Engineering fields, Economics/Management, as well as pharmaceutical decision makers, managers, and practitioners, and advanced readers demanding a fresh approach to decision making for PharmSC. The contributed chapters are associated with the homonymous COST Training Schools (TS), and the book creates a better understanding of the Action “Medicines Shortages” challenges and opportunities.


Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Medicines Shortages Modeling-Simulation-Optimization Decision Support Systems Logistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Paula Barbosa-Povoa
    • 1
  • Helena Jenzer
    • 2
  • João Luís de Miranda
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Engineering and ManagementInstituto Superior TécnicoLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.aF&E Ernährung und DiätetikBerner FachhochschuleBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.ESTG/IPPPortalegrePortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15397-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15398-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8917
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8925
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