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Reliable and Efficient Supply Chain Management in Radiology: Implementation of a Two-Bin Demand-Flow System PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 February 2016 17:00
Medical supplies typically account for approximately 20% to 40% of hospital costs, second in expense only to labor [1-3]. Typical hospital supply-chain systems are often costly, with large inventories and labor expense related to associates searching for needed items. Yet there is very little medical literature concerning the importance of a reliable and efficient supply chain, and we could find nothing in the literature regarding the supply chain in radiology [1-7]. We describe and evaluate the performance of a demand-flow supply-chain replenishment system implemented in a new children’s hospital, as it pertains to radiology.

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