Strategic planning for the material management function.

  title={Strategic planning for the material management function.},
  author={Peter Musgrave},
  journal={Hospital materiel management quarterly},
  volume={12 3},
  • Peter Musgrave
  • Published 1991 in Hospital materiel management quarterly
Strategic planning and strategic management are essential if a department intends to adapt and survive in the rapidly changing health care environment. Many hospitals require their individual departments to submit strategic plans and annual budgets. This is a sound management practice. In those institutions that do not require strategic plans, I would suggest that the departments take it upon themselves to go through this exercise. The benefits are tangible and long-lasting.