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NDSU Paper on Supply Chain Risk Management in Healthcare Published

Posted: May 28, 2014

A paper focusing on risk management in the healthcare supply chain written by NDSU transportation and logistics doctoral student Fesseha Gebremikael was recently published in the African Journal of Business and Economic Research.

"An Analytical Model for Healthcare Supply Chain Risk Management" was published in Volume 9, Issue 1 of the journal. Co-authors are Chris Enyinda, a graduate of the NDSU transportation and logistics Ph.D. program and professor and chair of the Department of Marketing and International Business at the Canadian University of Dubai, and Alphonso Ogbuehi, professor of Marketing and Global Strategy at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA.

In the paper, the researchers describe development of risk management strategies that can treat the adverse consequences of disruptions in the hospital supply chain. These strategies would improve efficiency, responsiveness, and quality of patient care and safety. The paper also addresses the need to identify and manage risk exposures across hospital operations in order to manage risks in the healthcare supply chain. Their research leverages the analytic hierarchy process framework to assess, evaluate, and quantify the portfolio of risks attached to a hospital supply chain operations.

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