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Quantitative Methods in Health Care Management: Techniques and Applications, 2nd Edition by Yasar A. Ozcan, PhD

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CHAPTER 11
SUPPLY CHAIN AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

• Describe the relationships of providers with the companies at the upstream source of medical supplies.
• Recognize the information sources for supply chain and inventory management in various health services operations.
• Review current use of just-in-time services and partnerships or alliances with suppliers for health care organizations.
• Describe the parameters involved in inventory management.
• Recognize the relationship between ordering costs and carrying costs.
• Develop A-B-C approach and EOQ models.
• Analyze an inventory management problem.

HEALTH CARE SUPPLY CHAIN

In health care organizations, supply chain is a new way of conceptualizing medical supply management. ...

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