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I already passed my master thesis defense…. Legaaaa…..It’s all about :
Nutrition installation is one of installations that responsible for all food consumption in hospital. The study was conducted at one public hospital in the Bandung city. There are 4 kinds of food are maintained by the installation. Enteral and Formula Food (BMF&E) is one of the foods that have the perishable characteristic, face expired date with a high amount of storage. This is due to inaccuracies in inventory management purchasing patterns such as time and number. This research tries to answer this problem. Considering there is an expired date variable that adds to the complexity if calculate using analytical model, so that it needs simulation model using Arena Simulation software. The proposed inventory management through simulation is expected to be better than the previous system. The results of this study suggest that the difference in the cost of storage and simulation model system is currently IDR 26 million or approximately 37% cost savings.
Keywords: inventory system, perishable products, simulation model, enteral and formula food, demand forecasting.