Abstract: We define a general class of inventory control problems - recruitment stocking problems (RSP), where one needs to recruit a target number of subjects through multiple locations. RSP can be found in clinical trials, fashion industry as well as recruitment of customers in marketing research/new product launch. We provide a mathematical characterization of RSP and its performance metrics.
Short Bio: Anh Ninh is a PhD candidate at Rutgers Center for Operations Research (RUTCOR) in Rutgers Business School. His research interests lie in the fields of Supply Chain Management, Healthcare and Operations Research. Anh brings his industry experience and academic training to create and implement business processes that empower people with the information needed to make good decisions. His most recent works have focused on optimizing global clinical trial supply chain under uncertainty.