Integrated Resource Allocation vs COVID-19

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Most cities of the world are under lock down and peoples are forced to self quarantine at their homes because of the pandemic coronavirus. This situation has created fear in many peoples and this fear has converted in to desperation for some people. This desperation has been seen in many reports where people fight over resources like sanitizers, food products and many products found in supermarkets and the fact that many products has become low on shelf implies that peoples are stock piling those products creating unnecessary shortage and increasing the difficulty of the nation. So besides working on the prevention, management and cure for the virus, it is important to work on economic and social aspect of the crisis. It is important for the society to maintain the value and order while waiting for the solution because if there is no system that allocates resources in pandemic crisis times, there will be chaos and this will bring negative effect on the process of solving the problem.

This project is about developing a temporary marketing mechanism that will be only implemented when there is national emergency such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This new marketing strategy follows an online purchasing system from local supermarkets or stores that the purchasing mechanism basis on the number of family members per house number. This new online marketing mechanism integrates local supermarket or store stock with government database that have data of house number with number of family number. The government database also provides data like if there is special need for a certain family that requires them to get more than needed. Then the algorithm is integrated in the online purchasing system and end users purchase products based on limitation on the number of products they can by at once and on the frequency of the product they buy per some period of time or days. This will help on resource allocation big time and it automates the whole process saving time and primarily protecting the nation from possible chaos. This mechanism also assists in prevention of virus transmission due to crowd in supermarkets because there will not be any product on shelf that the purchasing system is online.

For more information please visit https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/health-security-pandemics/solutions/19658

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Anteneh Gashaw
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    Engineer/Designer
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    I have dedicated my life for invention and research because not only I have big dreams but also it is my only way out of poverty. We all have a talent we know or did not find out yet. Mine happens to be inventing. I discovered this talent of mine when I was in second year student during my university life. Starting from that point everything seemed not important except creating new ideas. So, until now I have invented more than 50 inventions which are new to the world and the rest are intended for Ethiopia that will change the life of many people including mine. But because of poverty, theft and many reasons I could not manage to make it. But all that matter is I will never give up. I will invent until and after I become successful. That makes me a strong entrepreneur. My skills are aided with a mechanical engineering degree on design, production and sales expertise. You can find some of my inventions via https://www.herox.com/crowdsourcing-community/antenehgashaw-123126
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