Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBetcheva, Lidiaen
dc.contributor.authorErhun, Feryalen
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Houyuanen
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-14T23:30:09Z
dc.date.available2020-05-14T23:30:09Z
dc.identifier.issn1526-5498
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/305413
dc.description.abstractProblem definition: The lessons learned over decades of supply chain management provide an opportunity for stakeholders in complex systems, such as healthcare, to understand, evaluate, and improve their complicated and often inefficient ecosystems. Methodology: We provide a primer on supply chain thinking in healthcare, with a focus on healthcare delivery, by following a framework that is customer-focused, systems-based, and strategically orientated, and that simultaneously considers clinical, operational, and financial dimensions. Our goal is to offer an understanding of how concepts and strategies in supply chain management can be applied and tailored to healthcare by considering the sector's unique challenges and opportunities. Results: After identifying key healthcare stakeholders and their interactions, we discuss the main challenges facing healthcare services from a supply chain perspective and provide examples of how various supply chain strategies are being and can be used in healthcare. Academic/practical relevance: The complexity in managing healthcare supply chains offers opportunities for important and impactful research avenues in key supply chain management areas such as coordination and integration (e.g., new care models), mass customization (e.g., the rise in precision medicine), and incentives (e.g., emerging reimbursement schemes), which might, in turn, provide insights relevant to traditional supply chains. We also put forward new perspectives for practice and possible research directions for the supply chain management community. Managerial implications: By using supply chain thinking, healthcare organizations can decrease costs and improve the quality of care by uncovering, quantifying, and addressing inefficiencies.
dc.publisherInstitute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleSupply chain thinking in healthcare: lessons and outlooksen
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationNameManufacturing and Service Operations Managementen
prism.volume0en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.52493
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-05-11en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1287/msom.2020.0920en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-05-11en
dc.contributor.orcidJiang, Houyuan [0000-0002-2466-6929]
dc.identifier.eissn1526-5498
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2020-10-30en
cam.orpheus.successMon Nov 09 07:32:28 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated*
cam.orpheus.counter27*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-10-30


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record