International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Supply Chain: Systematic Literature Review to Define Critical Strategies to Achieve Flexibility in Health Sector
Hanan Qatawneh, PhD

Recognizing the importance of achieving supply chain flexibility in this dynamic environment, this research explores the critical strategies that can be applied to achieve supply chain flexibility in health care. The research design, guided by a Qualitative philosophy, was inductive in nature. Using different journal articles in the areas of uncertainty, flexibility, supply chain management, supply chain flexibility and health care management, a number of different strategies to facilitate supply chain flexibility in health care were deduced. The challenge for health care supply chain leaders and health professional is to develop and apply 1. proactive strategies, that is developed and employed through 2. effective whole supply chain communication, and 3. continuous organizational learning. Supply chain managers can potentially benefit from this research that added a new perspective to fit the agility exist in the market place. The proposed strategies improve flexibility in the networked health care supply chain.

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