Public-private supply chain integration as a possible means to improve public health supply chains

Botes, Jessica ; Bam, Wouter ; De Kock, Imke (2018)

CITATION: Botes, J., Bam, W. & De Kock, I. 2018. Public-private supply chain integration as a possible means to improve public health supply chains. In SAIIE29 Proceedings, 24-26 October 2018, Spier, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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Struggling health supply chains and poor health outcomes in developing countries, have highlighted the need to improve these supply chains. A number of different methods have been used to improve health supply chains. However, it has been argued that the results are not sufficient and sustainable, neither do they aim to resolve impending challenges. In this paper, we put forward that public-private supply chain integration may be an important tool towards improving public health supply chains. However, further research is required to establish tools that support the determination to improve the supply chains and it. Moreover, research is required to determine whether improvements can be accomplished, as well as what the impact would be on the health supply chains in specific circumstances.

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