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Optimization during the pandemic: an AIMMS-based Vaccine Distribution Planning Application

  • 7 March 2022
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Optimization during the pandemic: an AIMMS-based Vaccine Distribution Planning Application
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Many organizations now struggle with the task of sourcing and allocating COVID vaccines within their regions.

We’ve recently published an interview with Theo Goutier of the Netherlands Municipal Health Services. Goutier, who has led Vaccine Program Operations, tells how they provided vaccinations to those who needed it most while dealing with fluctuating supply and demand, among many other complexities, and what insights they gained from the project.

They used an AIMMS-based tool created by our partners at Quomare to:

  • Compute what-if scenarios
  • Determine the optimal number and location of vaccination stations
  • Generate a ‘demand forecast’ for each location
  • Balance required capacity per location, versus expected demand distribution over time

Following the success of this tool, a version of such a vaccine-planning application is now available for non-profit use through Math4Good, an AIMMS-sponsored initiative to use optimization for social good.

And there’s more on the way: Math4Good is working with partners to develop other applications, which they plan to release later this year. Follow Math4Good on LinkedIn to stay posted.


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