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BACKGROUND Measurement of outcomes after major abdominal surgery has traditionally focused on mortality, however the low incidence in elective surgery makes this measure a poor comparator. The Postoperative Morbidity Survey (POMS) prospectively assesses short-term morbidity, and may have clinical utility both as a core outcome measure in clinical trials and(More)
A popular safety-inventory policy utilized in the apparel industry is time-of-supply. Time-of-supply specifies inventory held to protect against forecast error and supply disruptions in terms of safety-time rather than safety-stock. Determining the proper safety-time is critical to ensure customer service. This case study presents a method for determining(More)
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