Applying the Apriori Algorithm to Analyze and Optimize Medical Device Inventory Management

Meidar Hadi Avizenna


Extracting data or an effort to retrieve valuable knowledge and information in a large database is called data mining or Knowledge Discovery in Database or usually shortened as KDD . One of the most popular algorithm in data mining technic is Apriori Algorithm, while the discovery of “relational combination pattern among itemset used Association Rules”. Data mining has been implemented into the various fields like : business or trade, education and telecommunication. In business for instance, the implementation result of data mining use ‘algorithm Apriori which can give a hand to help the Businessmen make decision on supplies. For example, the necessity of supplies system in a drugstore as one of the medical stuff supplier, and to determine which product as the priority should be supplied to anticipate out of stock of supplies availability in the store, as the results will also affect to the consumer service and daily income. Medical tools are essential unit should be supplied and being and essential factor which will impact to the consumer trust to a hospital or another medical service. That is why the availability of medical tools in drugstores is completely needed to support the success of distribution to the consumers, so the activity of medical service to consumers run thoroughly. In this case, data mining is seen as able to built intelligent business environment as solution for competing increated competition among the drugstores in future.

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Journal of Applied Data Sciences

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