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dc.contributor.authorSadoon, Emad
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T11:32:31Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T11:32:31Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/75070
dc.description.abstractLogistics management in the clinical trials industry is a very challenging undertaking due to multiple stakeholders, complex processes, diverse software applications, intensive white-collar jobs, and onerous quality standards. Current business practices are inefficient and difficult to automate technologies. This thesis reviews the theories and concepts of clinical trials logistics management. Then, the inefficiencies in current logistics management in the clinical trials industry are addressed by building a conceptual framework based on contemporary software tools and architectures such as web portals, software agents, business process management system, project cards, and resource cards, all interacting with specialized software applications such as accounting, inventory, and label design software. The framework supports data analysis at multiple levels of decision making. Furthermore, a project planning tool for facilitating and optimizing the operational planning in this industry is designed and presented. Different managerial scenarios with shared, dedicated, and work group resources are investigated using this tool.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectClinical Trialsen_US
dc.subjectLogistics Managementen_US
dc.subjectService Industryen_US
dc.subjectProject Managementen_US
dc.subjectSoftware Architectureen_US
dc.subjectAutomationen_US
dc.subjectContemporary Toolsen_US
dc.subjectPharmaceuticalen_US
dc.subjectIntegrationen_US
dc.subjectSystemen_US
dc.subjectBPMSen_US
dc.subjectBusiness Process Managementen_US
dc.titleA FRAMEWORK FOR LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT IN THE CLINICAL TRIALS INDUSTRY: AN EXTENSION OF THE STATE-OF-THE ART USING CONTEMPORARY SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURES AND TOOLSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2018-12-17
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Industrial Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Applied Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Majid Taghavien_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Alireza Ghasemien_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Majid Taghavien_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Claver Dialloen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Uday Venkatadrien_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Alireza Ghasemien_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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