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Supply chain resilience issues faced for long-term healthcare institutions during covid

Gramsbergen, Jaap (2023) Supply chain resilience issues faced for long-term healthcare institutions during covid.

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Abstract:Covid has had major impacts on healthcare supply chains all over the world. From all corners of healthcare shortages of PPE supplies have been reported, also in the Netherlands. This paper is trying to fill the gap within the current literature about supply chain challenges and the strategies belonging to them for the permanent healthcare sector. Interviews have been taken with a Dutch permanent healthcare institution, a GPO and a supplier active in the healthcare sector. By taking these interviews, it became clear that permanent healthcare had specific challenges for its sector proven a challenge for upper management. While being less prioritized by governmental aid, risks and challenges proved to be significant. Focusing on a better streamlined and extended supply chain and trying to intensify collaborations turn out to be activities vital for the proper functioning of such an organization in crisis times. Collaboration as a strategy including suppliers, other health institutions and non-health related businesses. By focusing on these factors, they were able to maintain a fulfilling stream of supplies adequate to continue the right level of care for their clients.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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