Faculty Research and Creative Activity

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January 2013


This article explores current supply chain management challenges and initiatives and identifies problems that affect supply chain management success in the U.S. health-care industry. In addition, it investigates the impact of health care supply chain management (SCM) initiatives on the overall organizational effectiveness. The attitudinal results, as well as the performance results presented in this study support the claim of health care proponents that the SCM allows organizations to reduce cost, improve quality, and reduce cycle time, and leads to high performance.


Final version available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07359683.2013.787885?journalCode=whmq20