Business Logistics and Supply Chains Term Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Business Logistics and Supply Chains
A look at the importance of suppliers and the impact of source selection for Midland Hospital and their Diagnostic Services unit.
# 119891 | 973 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on May 27, 2010 in Business (Companies) , Business (Industries) , Business (Applied Operations)

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The paper explains that Midland Hospital and their Diagnostic Services unit must utilize the best raw materials, such as bandages, needles, and medical equipment, and therefore must have suppliers who can ensure quality products. The paper also discusses the option of insourcing or outsourcing and posits that it would make the most sense for Midland Hospital's Diagnostic Unit to utilize the infrastructure of Midland Hospital itself for its supply chain's needs. In addition, the paper addresses the importance of a high-level ethics policy in the purchasing department of Midland Hospital, keeping in tone with the general responsibilities of an organization which exists to save lives.

The Importance of Suppliers and the Impact of Source Selection
To Insource or Outsource
The Ethics of Purchasing

From the Paper:

"Identifying and subsequently capitalizing upon the best suppliers for create the product or service offered is an intrinsic portion of success for any company. In the case of Midland Hospital and their Diagnostic Services unit, the best raw materials and suppliers thereof must be used to ensure the ultimate quality of their final product. The impact of source selection is of paramount importance in the performance of the supply chain as well. Should any segment of the overall method of production be lacking, the overall process suffers from the imbalance, and may result in the need of redoing work or even seeking out entirely new samples due to lower quality at one point within the supply chain."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • McGovern, Gail; Moon, Youngme. "Companies and the Customers Who Hate Them." Harvard Business Review. 85.6, (2007) pp. 78-84.

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