The Interplay of Recruiting Time and Inventory Positioning in Clinical Trial Supply Chains

@inproceedings{Han2015TheIO,
  title={The Interplay of Recruiting Time and Inventory Positioning in Clinical Trial Supply Chains},
  author={Qunhui Han and Jared M. Chase},
  year={2015}
}
In this paper, we study a first passage time problem that originates from clinical trial supply chains. For a drug to gain FDA approval, it must pass a clinical trial. Given a total supply of n drug doses, a supply chain manager must distribute them among m testing centers in order to minimize the mean time to recruit n patients into the trial. The rate of… CONTINUE READING