56 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing This book provides brief knowledge in balancing the uneven demand in the blood inventory by the optimal inventory management to reduce the shortages, wastage's, issue delays and outages by using the combined analytical hierarchy process and goal programming (AHP-GP) approach. The comparison of AHP- PROMETHEE II in the blood inventory has paved the way to minimize the demand for the blood requirement in the hospitals in a particular region by prioritizing shortages, outages, issue delay, and wastage's in the collection centers. The above said methodology is to minimize the overall deviations for blood demand region or location by prioritizing the collection centers as per their shortages, outages, issue delay, and wastage's in the collection centers. In future the optimal blood inventory can be developed by using the dynamic programming model, Markov chain and regression model etc.