Homework Assignment 1
23 January 2018
Supply Chain Management is a type of system used by
companies to guarantee their item is delivered in an adequate and cost
effective way to their consumers. Quality is one of the most important factors
for companies in regards to their relationship with suppliers and customers, so
a proper supply chain management method is a good option to provide maximum
quality. Supply chain management makes a significant impact on combining manufacturers
and retailers making sure the items are distributed at the precise location, at
the right time, with the correct quantity provided to the customer. Without
having the high-quality control that is needed, the items have a greater
likelihood of being broken before the warranty period of the product ends. When
a product departs the manufacturing facility and has any complications, the
customer normally is forced to return the product. He or she will likely be
dissatisfied and lose respect for the company which they purchased the item from.
This is the reason why quality control is very imperative to help protect the
company’s reputation so they can continue growing their business.
In healthcare organizations, the supply chain
management team is responsible for re-stocking the organization’s inventory with
the products needed for providers to treat their patients every day. The
healthcare organization’s supply chain management method could increase the
quality of care for their patients, lower their costs, and further enhance the
hospital’s income. The supply chain management method an organization chooses can
also help to provide great improvement and quality to increase their
productivity and the overall profitability over time.
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