Masters Theses

Abstract

"For many years, the primary focus of the healthcare sector has been to provide patients with the best quality of care. Recently, with the escalating cost of supplies and the severe competition among healthcare providers, the pressure on material managers to operate more cost-efficiently without compromising the high patient care standards has significantly increased. While other sectors have experienced success through the deployment of supply chain management practices, the healthcare sector has not seen major improvements in this area. However, in spite of the uniqueness and complexity of the healthcare supply chain, opportunities for improvements are plentiful. Thus, this thesis provides an assessment of material management in the healthcare sector, by highlighting the areas of improvements, identifying barriers for implementing supply chain management practices and analyzing material management best practices"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Grasman, Scott E. (Scott Erwin)

Committee Member(s)

Murray, Susan L.
Nystrom, Halvard E.

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Pagination

ix, 90 pages

Rights

© 2007 Carlos Callender, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Business logistics -- Management
Health facilities -- Materials management
Physical distribution of goods -- Management

Thesis Number

T 9250

Print OCLC #

233653303

Electronic OCLC #

182729412

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