SUNConferences, Computers and Industrial Engineering 42

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Antiretroviral Drug Distribution Routing System in Limpopo Province South Africa
Hildah Mashira, Amon Masache

Last modified: 2012-05-14


In this presentation we design an antiretroviral drug distribution model for the department of health in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The study presents three major steps applicable to building effective models and routes that are cost effective, that ensure drug delivery to almost every part of the province. A savings based algorithm together with the sequential insertion algorithm was used in optimizing the problem. Results obtained exhibited a great improvement in space utilization, number of trips made and the total distance travelled. Therefore a shift from manual to computer based commercial scheduling software is recommended