Supply chain management Medical technology Healthcare supply chain
European Operations Managment Association (EurOMA)
GARCIA-VILLARREAL, E., BHAMRA, R.S. and SCHONHEIT, M., 2014. The critical factors of the medical technology supply chains in the European healthcare sector: a pilot study. 21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovative Economy, Palermo, Italy, 20th-25th June 2014, 10pp.
This pilot study strives to reach a more complete understanding of the key features of the medical technology supply chains in the European healthcare sector by contributing to the empirical foundation of the concept and employs a qualitative research design with structured interviews as the primary data collection technique. The target of this research is to identify the critical supply chain management factors in the medtech supply chain, in order for stakeholders participating in it to be able to identify which areas of improvement need to be addressed during the design and implementation of their supply chain strategies.