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Supply Chain Management: Managing the Supply Chain in Pediatric Healthcare

Author(s):  Brittany L. Hart, Mark E. McMurtrey

Citation: Brittany L. Hart, Mark E. McMurtrey, (2018) "Supply Chain Management: Managing the Supply Chain in Pediatric Healthcare," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 13, Iss. 3, pp. 67-74

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


Today, supply chain management as the foundation of successful business operations is rapidly advancing in both principle and practice. This, however, has not always been the case, and the prevalence of supply chain management as a prominent organizational strategy is a relatively recent development. The recency of supply chain management’s central role is most notable in healthcare, and the extent to which the essentiality of material goods parallels the ability to provide vital services is nearly unmatched by any other industry. Furthermore, the redesign and modern positioning of the healthcare supply chain has created unequal implications for the pediatric segment in particular. This paper aims to examine these implications in conjunction with the broader categories of supply chain management and the healthcare industry.