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Information Systems Management in the Supply Chain in an Official Pharmaceutical Laboratory

Information Systems Management in the Supply Chain in an Official Pharmaceutical Laboratory
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Author(s): Jorge Lima de Magalhães (Instituto de Tecnologia em Fármacos (Farmanguinhos), Brazil) and Arlene Moreira (Centro de Referência Hélio Fraga, Brazil)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 24
Source title: Handbook of Research on Information Management for Effective Logistics and Supply Chains
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): George Leal Jamil (InescTec, Portugal), António Lucas Soares (University of Porto, Portugal) and Cláudio Roberto Magalhães Pessoa (FUMEC University, Brazil)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0973-8.ch020


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The official pharmaceutical laboratories are strategic to the government in actions such as production of specific medicines (neglected medicines), research and development in new neglected molecules, public policies, price regulators etc.; especially to the health public in Brazilian population. In this sense, it is important that the information's system of the supply chain in this laboratory must have effectiveness of the activities and processes in the in order to cooperate efficiently and effectively with strategic planning. This work aim to analyze the quality of information's in the catalog of materials as a potential instrument to improvement the process purchase flows standardization, economy in purchases and essential information to the decision-makers. A methodology is proposal to the management in the information's system in purchase department with a standard in the quality catalogue in order to subsidize buyers regarding the detailed description of the purchase item and your specifications. The work conceptualizes and highlights the quality of information and its relevance by adding values to the services and products in supply chain of the official pharmaceutical lab. In this case study was shown details of problems from initial quality description to the final acquisition. In conclusion, to promote the management in the quality of the system information of the catalog of materials is necessary. Therefore, it's possible a better supply chain in public entity, even in an official pharmaceutical laboratory.

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