Inside Supply Management Magazine

May/June 2023

The Changing Hospital Procurement Prognosis

May 08, 2023

Product and labor shortages still abound — and cost is still paramount — but health-care systems are realizing the value and opportunities their supply chains can bring in other ways.

By Sue Doerfler

Before the coronavirus pandemic, most health-care supply chains were built around cost, with the intent of running them as efficiently as possible at the lowest product price. To do that, they worked with distributors and third parties to source and manufacture internationally, leading to long, complex supply chains that became vulnerable once COVID-19 hit.


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