A STUDY OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an integral part of our daily life. Today it influences more than ever a large number of human and economic activities. SCM has been considered as a competitive strategy for integrating service providers and customers with the objective of improving responsiveness and flexibility of manufacturing/service organizations. The optimal design of a supply chain is therefore an urgent and critical issue for SCM researchers and practitioners. As it is essential to treat the supply chain as an integrated system with physical flow of materials, manufacturing planning and control, as well as physical distribution, the development of models and approaches towards the optimization of supply chain priorities has become a challenging task for SCM. Nowadays, the corporate hospitals have consistently tried to enhance their business efficiency and effectiveness by reassessing their internal business operations such as purchasing, warehousing, materials management and distribution.

Keywords: Supply Chain Management, Health Care.

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