Supply Chain Management and Logistics Essay

Added on - 21 Apr 2020

  • 16


  • 3549


  • 5


  • 0


Showing pages 1 to 4 of 16 pages
Running head: BUSINESS MANAGEMENTBusiness ManagementName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor note
1BUSINESS MANAGEMENTIntroductionThe essay helps in understanding about the different issues that are relating to theoperations, logistics along with supply chain management that are faced by the supply chainand operations manager of a hospital. The hospital that has been taken in this particular reportis London Bridge Hospital that is situated in United Kingdom.The main aim of the essay is to identify the operational functions of the respectivehospital. The different service system of delivery has to be properly used as this will help inanalyzing the different issues that are faced by the entire management of the hospital. Themain purpose of the essay is to analyze the management of the quality of the servicesprovided by the hospital along with the management of the people in supply chains andoperations.The structure of the essay includes proper critical discussion on the issues in thesupply chain management of the hospital with the help of different theories along with therelevant operations as well. The discussion will cover relevant examples on supply chainmanagement with the help of the theories on supply chain management. Proper conclusionand recommendations has to be provided in the essay as this will help in understanding theareas which needs proper improvement in the future.Critical review of relevant Operation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management theoriesAccording toSeuring (2013), the global healthcare management industry is one of thelargest as well as fastest developing industries that comprises of different sectors such asmedical supplies and equipments along with pharmaceuticals as well as other sectors relatedto medicine. The health care supply chain of the respective hospital named The LondonBridge Hospital includes flow of different types of product along with proper participation of
2BUSINESS MANAGEMENTdifferent stakeholders(London Bridge Hospital, 2017). The main purpose of the supply chainof the respective hospital includes delivery of different products in a timely method as thishelped them in meeting the requirements of the stakeholders(Beske and Seuring 2014). Thesupply chain of the respective hospital can be divided into three groups that are as follows:ProducersPurchasersProvidersInsuranceCompaniesGovernmentRegulatoryagenciesProducersinclude: Medical devices, pharmaceuticals as well as other surgical suppliesPurchasersinclude wholesalers, distributors and GPOsProducersinclude hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes
3BUSINESS MANAGEMENTFigure 1: Health care supply chain(Source: Created by author)In order to add to the complexity of the entire system in the respective hospital, thereis huge involvement as well as participation of the different insurance companies, regulatoryagencies as well as government institutions(Pagell and Shevchenko 2014). The product flowin the respective hospital starts with the manufacturer and this ends with the final customersat the provider of healthcare. The product in the hospital can be directly delivered to thecustomers by the manufacturer directly or there can be different channels between thedistributor and the health care provider in the respective hospital(Williams et al. 2013).The supply chain of the health care is inefficient and highly fragmented in nature andthis can cause huge issues in the health services provided by the hospital. The major problemwith the health care system of the hospital is that each stage of the supply chain managementoperates independently and this is leading to different uneven incentives as well as goals thatare conflicting in nature(Slack 2015). The different kinds of goals that are conflicting innature along with different barriers have delayed adoption as well as implementation of thepractices related to SCM(Heizer 2016).Centre for distributionProducerOrganization ofgrouppurchasingOffice of physicianPharmacyNursing HomeClinicHospital
You’re reading a preview

To View Complete Document

Become a Desklib Library Member.
Subscribe to our plans

Download This Document