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Hierarchical Planning Models for Public Healthcare Supply Chains

Hierarchical Planning Models for Public Healthcare Supply Chains
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Author(s): Hassan Yar Bareach (Government of the Punjab, Pakistan), Wafa Malik (Government of the Punjab, Pakistan), Rania Sohail (Government of the Punjab, Pakistan), Areeb Javaid (Government of the Punjab, Pakistan) and Muhammad Naiman Jalil (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 37
Source title: Hierarchical Planning and Information Sharing Techniques in Supply Chain Management
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Atour Taghipour (Normandy University, France)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7299-2.ch003

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the hierarchical planning and execution for supply chain management in public healthcare services. The authors first introduce tiered organizational and services delivery structure of public healthcare services followed by various supply chain issues that public healthcare services encounters. They then review hierarchical planning and execution discussions for the strategic, tactical, and operational decisions in supply chain literature. They continue the discussion with public healthcare services cases on medicine and equipment maintenance supply chains. They compare hierarchical planning execution discussions in supply chain management literature vis-a-vis healthcare services cases. Their main argument is that much can be gained by the public healthcare services by striving for reduced information asymmetry and employing appropriate functional aggregation at various levels of the hierarchically organized public healthcare supply chains.

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