Supply Chain Management in Healthcare: A Literature Review

Tuğçe Beldek, Aziz Kemal Konyalıoğlu, Hatice Camgöz Akdağ*

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Supply chain management becomes more important in the developing world in order to provide a material flow with an optimum cost and time generally. Many sectors focus on supply chain management optimization and qualifications to construct a better network of suppliers for their end consumers. Especially in healthcare sector, not only for pharmaceutical products but also for hospital materials, supply chain management gets importance for service quality and patient satisfaction. Thus, there are many studies about supply chain management in healthcare to emphasize its importance. In this study, it is aimed to put forward a literature review of supply chain management in healthcare in order to give a perspective by expressing the important cases and researches which are parallel to the latest studies. Furthermore, this literature review will assess a perspective in order to understand how to manage a complex supply chain in healthcare sector by investigating studies in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium for Production Research 2019
EditorsNuman M. Durakbasa, Muhammed Nafis Osman Zahid, Radhiyah Abd. Aziz, Ahmad Razlan Yusoff, Nafrizuan Mat Yahya, Fazilah Abdul Aziz, Mohd Yazid Abu, M. Günes Gençyilmaz
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030313425, 9789811509490
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event19th International Symposium for Production Research, ISPR 2019 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 28 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


Conference19th International Symposium for Production Research, ISPR 2019

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  • Distribution
  • Healthcare sector
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Supply chain management


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