How Logistics Can Service Healthcare

  title={How Logistics Can Service Healthcare},
  author={Sylvain Landry and Richard Philippe},
  journal={Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal},
  pages={24 - 30}
The impact of supply chain integration has been well documented in numerous industries. Healthcare is no exception: Efficient Healthcare Consumer Response> (EHCR) in the late 90s projected US$11 billion in savings in supply chain related costs in the United States alone. However, we believe that external supply chain integration initiatives are drawing most of the attention, while the internal supply chain of hospitals remains the sore spot or weak link in supply chain integration. In view of… 
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