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Beyond Grey Pinstripes
Health Care Supply Chain Management (2011)
Topic AreasProduction and Operations
In this class we discuss the extent to which health care organizations are among the major contributors to waste within their communities and the strategies employed, across the supply chain, to build sustainable environments through innovation in procurement. Primary examples include pointing out organizations that are committed to "buying green" -- and having someone from Catholic Healthcare West visit class to discuss this as part of their corporate strategy as well as discussing the trend to reprocessing "single use items" through compliance with the FDA rules. Also look at how innovations can reduce waste - such as "wipes" that can be used on patients as well as surfaces.