Health Care Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain

About the Program

Supply chain management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from point of origin to point of consumption, and the supply chain associated with health care is rapidly expanding, specially that the cost of materials management can exceed 35% of a hospital's operating budget, with nearly 20-25% attributable to supply costs alone. For this reason supply chain management is of increasing importance for healthcare organizations wanting to ensure supplies availability while maintaining an appropriate cost structure. The career opportunities in health care supply chain management are significant and increase day by day due to the expand of health care industry. In other words, nowadays, hospital supply chain management is a fast-paced career. This course will take you through the key elements of healthcare supply chain management, and to discover the tremendous opportunities to improve supply chain performance within healthcare industry.

Who Should Attend this Program

Professionals in health care industry who are transitioning to a supply chain role and professionals from non-heath care industry who would like to foray into the health care supply chain.

Course Content
  • Case Study
  • Designing a Healthcare Supply Chain and Transportation Network
  • Fundamentals of the Basic Flow of Material in the Supply Chain
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Managing Demand And Supply in the Healthcare Supply Chain
  • Managing Inventories in the Healthcare Supply Chain
  • Performance Measures for Healthcare Supply Chain
  • Promoting Quality Healthcare through Supply Chain Best Practices
  • Reducing Healthcare Costs through Supply Chain Management
  • The role of Physicians in Supply Chain Management Excellence
  • Top Issues Facing the Hospitals' Supply Chain
  • Waste Management