New version of SNS TourSolver

The folks at DSNS have announced that a pre-release beta version of the new web-based SNS TourSolver is now available. Apparently, users will still create Excel spreadsheets with their data but will now upload the data to the web server. (The old Citrix-based version is no longer available.)

According to the SNS TourSolver web site:

The SNS TourSolver route optimization application is a web-based software for use by the Strategic National Stockpile for planning and managing distributions. This software is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and developed by C2Logix – Route Optimization Solutions. The application is available for use by all participants of the Strategic National Stockpile.

As usual, contact Rick Pietz [eoj3@CDC.GOV] for assistance or information.


RealOpt-Regional is a new planning tool by the folks at Georgia Tech’s Center for Operations Research in Medicine and HealthCare, which is led by Associate Professor Eva K. Lee. It is designed to find the best locations for multiple points of dispensing (PODs).

To use RealOpt-Regional, visit the model web site and request a username and password. To schedule training or ask a question, contact Rick Pietz at