Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Learning
Year of Publication: 2016
Author(s) : Gerald R. Ledlow, Karl Manrodt and David Schott
Supplies currently account for up to 40% of a healthcare organization’s annual operating expense. As such, having the most current and effective knowledge in the management of the supply chain can contribute to substantial improvements in finances, efficiency, and patient safety.
Health Care Supply Chain Management examines supply chain management within the unique context of healthcare services delivery. The authors, with over 60 years combined experience in healthcare administration, supply chain, and academia, first examine the purpose for the study of supply chain management in health care and then go on to tackle the critical topics of sourcing, logistics, security and compliance, purchasing, storage and inventory management, distribution, vendor management, as well as future challenges in health care.