hpo Practical Case Health Care
Supply Chain Management in hospitals
The main task of a hospital is the continuous and safe supply of patients with medical services. Purchasing and logistics as supporting functions provice a decisive contribution to this. In order to fulfill the mission reliably and efficiently, supply chain management along the entire value chain - from demand determination and procurement to patient care - must function smoothly and be well aligned with the core processes. The following case study shows how hpo significantly increased the performance of a procurement organization in a Swiss hospital. The close collaboration between purchasing, logistics, and the medical supply chain was of crucial importance.
Fig. 1: Pain Points SCM
Fig. 2: Central control over the entire process
Fig. 3: SCM today