Health Care Matters: Supply Chains In and Of the Health Sector

Yousef Abdulsalam, Mohan Gopalakrishnan, Arnold Maltz, Eugene Schneller

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Providing health care involves a complex enterprise, and the trade-off between quality and cost has been particularly stark compared to other industries. However, a recent focus on health sector supply networks is now producing significant innovations and improvements. This Special Topic Forum illustrates for the academic and practitioner community how health care supply chain research can benefit from our evolving understanding of supply chains and help push that understanding even further. We classify health care supply chain research into two broad categories—supply chain in health care and supply chain of health care—to set an agenda for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-339
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Business Logistics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015



  • health care innovation
  • health care networks
  • health care supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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