- DatesFeb - May 2018
- SponsorNHS Blood and Transplant
- Funded£17,000 plus VAT
- PartnersNHS Blood and Transplant
Principle Investigator: Nicky Yates
Co-Investigator: Soroosh Saghiri, Emel Aktas
NHSBT has an Excel-based spreadsheet tool to manage platelet inventory levels and stock rotation across the network. This tool has worked well for a number of years but due to changes in product specification and the supply network, now needs to be updated. This project proposes to develop, for NHSBT, an improved platelet distribution spreadsheet based on the current operation of the network for managing inventory and stock levels. Based on analysis of the operation and stock and inventory data, recommendations for possible changes to the current platelet inventory management processes and policies will be made.
The project commenced on 19th Feb 2018 and the team is currently visiting various stock holding units and production facilities to establish the current operation.
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