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Uncertainty in blood supply chains creating challenges for industry

Sun Jan 08 16:16:51 EST 2017 | The Conversation
Anna Nagurney does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above. When we talk about supply chains, we may conjure up images of manufacturing plants, warehouses, trucks and shipping docks. There is another, truly unique supply chain for a product vitally important to health care and life, and it is very volatile at the moment: the blood..

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Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts Amherst When we talk about supply chains, we may conjure up images of manufacturing plants, warehouses, trucks and shipping docks. There ..
Anna Nagurney does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affi..
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