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A Diagnosis of Supply Chain Integration in Healthcare

Abstract Despite significant growth in research about supply chain integration, many questions remain unanswered regarding the path to integration and the benefits that can be accrued. This dissertation examines three aspects of supply chain integration in the health sector, leveraging the healthcare context to extend the theoretical boundaries, as well as applying supply chain knowledge to an industry known to be immature in terms of its supply chain practices.

In the first chapter, a supply chain operating model that breaks away from the traditional healthcare supply chain structures is examined. Consolidated Service Centers (CSCs) embody a shared services strategy, consolidating supply chain functions across multiple hospitals (i.e. horizontal i... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Abdulsalam, Yousef J. (Author) / Schneller, Eugene S (Advisor) / Gopalakrishnan, Mohan (Committee member) / Maltz, Arnold (Committee member) / Dooley, Kevin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Business administration / Healthcare Management / Purchasing / Supply Chain Integration / Supply Chain Management
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 144 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Business Administration 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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