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Vol. 158, Issue 11, November 2013, pp. 219-224

 

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A New Distribution Path Selection Method for Biomedical Cold Chain: Bidirectional Dijkstra Algorithm
 
Yaoli ZHANG, Guangying XIE, Jing CHEN

Beijing Wuzi University, Beijing, 101149, China
Tel.: +8618810496220, fax: +8601089534300
E-mail: xgynefu@126.com

 

Received: 2 August 2013   /Accepted: 25 October 2013   /Published: 30 November 2013

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems

 

Abstract: This paper introduced the current situation of biomedical cold chain logistics in China, finding that many of them have to be shipped with specific logistics surroundings to guarantee the quality. But there are only a few logistics enterprises under the permission of government, who - have to afford the distribution of all the country. This decides another feature of biomedical cold chain logistics - multi-variety and small volume with low profit. In order to save the cost and improve efficiency, this paper proposed a new distribution path selection method for biomedical cold chain: Bidirectional Dijkstra Algorithm. This paper also designed a table calculation method to further simplify the application of this method. Finally, this paper analyzed the application and limitations of this method in biomedical cold chain logistics area.

 

Keywords: Biomedical products, Cold chain, Distribution path, Paths optimization, Bidirectional Dijkstra algorithm.

 

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