Journal of Supply Chain Management

Article Index - Results

A valuable reference tool, the Article Index is a comprehensive list of articles that have appeared in the Journal of Supply Chain Management (formerly International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Journal of Purchasing & Materials Management and Journal of Purchasing). Articles are organized by subject for easy locating and study.

Journal Article Index
Term selected: Health Care Purchasing

  • Decision-Making in Hospital Food Procurement, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Fall 1976), p. 25.

    This article is not available online.
  • Effect of Centralized Purchasing on Hospital Costs, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer 1967), p. 22.

    This article is not available online.
  • Factors Affecting Acceptance of a Hospital Group Purchasing Program, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Summer 1972), p. 54.

    This article is not available online.
  • Hospital Materials Management: Potential for Improvement, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 1985), p. 17.

    This article is not available online.
  • "Supplier Selection Criteria in the Healthcare Industry: A Comparison of Importance and Performance" Members Only Content, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Winter 1997), p. 16.

    As healthcare costs have risen, increased attention has been focused on the role of purchasing within hospitals. This article reviews the attributes traditionally used by purchasing managers in supplier selection and then examines the attributes currently being used within a healthcare setting. The conclusion is that even though the government and insurers have placed considerable pressure on healthcare providers to reduce costs, low price has not become a more important attribute in supplier selection than product quality, delivery, or service. Further, the research team found that, on average, suppliers are not meeting customer requirements on key supplier selection attributes.
  • "The Ailing Healthcare Supply Chain: A Prescription for Change" Members Only Content, Vol. 41, No. 1 (Winter 2005), p. 4.

    Despite well-documented evidence of significant competitive advantage and cost reduction resulting from supply chain management (SCM) practices, the healthcare industry has been extremely slow to embrace these practices. This article, through literature review and case studies within the healthcare industry supply chain, explores the barriers to implementation of SCM practices. These barriers include: lack of executive support; misaligned or conflicting incentives; need for data collection and performance measurement; limited education on supply chain; and inconsistent relationships with group purchasing organizations and other supply chain partners. Practical recommendations are made for hospitals and supply chain partners struggling to implement workable SCM solutions.