E-procurement and automatic identification: enhancing supply chain management in the healthcare industry

  title={E-procurement and automatic identification: enhancing supply chain management in the healthcare industry},
  author={Alan D. Smith and Frank R. Flanegin},
  journal={International journal of electronic healthcare},
  volume={1 2},
The concepts of automated e-procurement, or electronic B2B (business-to-business) trade, are grounded in the strategic leveraging of both tangible/intangible assets for successful implementation and execution of electronic trade, resulting in significant financial benefits for firms. Some of the major reasons for this growth include significant process savings from automation, compliance, and purchasing advantage; and reduced costs that organisations can experience by conducting transactions… 

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