Measuring Supply Chain Performance in the Healthcare Industry
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014, Pages: 136-142
Received: Oct. 16, 2014; Accepted: Oct. 27, 2014; Published: Oct. 30, 2014
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Karthikeyan Lenin, Bharathiar University 219, Pushpam colony, 3rd cross, Arulananda nagar extension, Thanjavur-613007. Tamilnadu, UAE
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Abstract
The fundamental success of supply chain management involves the effective coordination and integration of all the entities among the various supply chain partners—for example, suppliers, distributors, inbound and outbound transportation, third-party logistics companies, and information systems providers. Healthcare supply chain management differs from other application in term of key elements as it tends to be misalignment, high costs for healthcare providers and heavy dependence on third party. There are multitudes of factors to be considered so as to ensure on-time delivery, protection and product integrity from origin to destination. The objective of the article is to critically assess and investigate the supply chain activities of Al Zahrawi Medical, U.A.E and to identify and address the areas of weakness that may affect organizational performance. The findings suggested that optimizing the operations would help the company to achieve higher profits and have a competitive advantage.
Keywords
Supply Chain, Health care, Performance, SCOR
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Karthikeyan Lenin, Measuring Supply Chain Performance in the Healthcare Industry, Science Journal of Business and Management. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 136-142. doi: 10.11648/j.sjbm.20140205.14
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