The Ailing Healthcare Supply Chain: A Prescription for Change.
Journal of Supply Chain Management 2005, Wntr, 41, 1
INTRODUCTION Today's business literature is rife with supply chain management (SCM) models, theories, and more importantly, stories of successful application of SCM principles. Embedded in that literature are reasonably well-understood definitions of supply chain components, practices and objectives. Considerable improvements have been made in supply chain management in many industries, but there has been limited success in making systemwide SCM improvements in the healthcare industry. Yet, there is significant evidence that this industry is in need of broader changes.
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