Modeling and analyzing a health care supply chain system
A Thesis presented on Improving and Redefining the Supply Chain in Healthcare, defining existing problems with current Supply Chain applications, and reviewing current applications and trends in the Supply Chain culture within the Manufacturing Industries and Healthcare Industries. Research of successful applications of new, and improvements to existing supply chain methodologies are presented. The concept of a future Supply Chain Management System, extending the boundaries of conventional Healthcare Supply Chain to include both conventional customer (Healthcare Materiel and Capital Assets Requestors and Distributors) and the nonconventional (the Healthcare Beneficiary), is presented in detail. Final discussions and conclusions of this concept are offered as a review of this concept for the reader of this manuscript.