Assignment of injuries and medical supplies in urban crisis management

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2 School of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Noor Branch, Iran.



In this paper, we introduce a two stages model for allocation of injuries and medical supplies to medical centers. In the first stage a multi objective mathematical model allocates injured people from the affected neighborhood to medical centers. In the second stage a single objective linear model allocates medical supplies from the supply points to medical centers. The first stage’s objective is simultaneously minimizing the total relief time and costs and maximizing the level of matching the type of injury with the specialized field of the medical centers those injuries are sent. The second stage’s objective is to minimize the costs of allocating medical supplies to medical centers. An integrated model that combines the two previous models is presented and comparing the results with the two stages model. Proposed models are applied to one of the districts of Tehran to demonstrate their effectiveness. The case study includes two affected neighborhood and four medical centers and three supply points. ϵ-constraint method is used to produce the Pareto optimal solutions in a MOMP.


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