Countermeasure to supply chain disruptions in medical and pharmaceutical industries associated with COVID-19


Project Summary:

The intended research project focuses on the supply chain disruptions that medical/pharmaceutical industries are currently facing in the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, due to the suppliers’ strategic hoarding and consumers’ panic buying behavior under psychological and behavioral uncertainties. Specifically, this proposed research project explores: factors that delay the resilience of medical/pharmaceutical industries’ supply chain disruptions caused by the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak; and the feasibility of two countermeasures that we propose: (1) establishing a collaborative stock sharing/transshipment system; and (2) making an incentive contract with a potential second source that can produce highly customized medical/pharmaceutical items (e.g., ventilators, protective clothing for or a new drug for novel viruses).

Project Description:

The research is funded by 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding of the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).

Project Type:
Funded

Project Role:
Principal Investigator (PI)

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Start Date:
Mar
2020
End Date:
Dec
2022

Funder:
The Candian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Year Project Started:
2020

Collaborator:
Solis Adriano, Asgary Ali and Wakolbiger Tina

Collaborator Institution:
York University and Vienna University of Economics and Business

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Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
130600
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