Accelerating change: Supply chain practices are ripe for improvement from innovation, automation

Rardin, Ron; Jayaraman, Raja
July 2011
Modern Healthcare;7/25/2011 Anniversary Issue, p68
Trade Publication
The article discusses the opportunities presented by innovation and automation for improved healthcare services in the U.S. in 2011. It says that bar-coding of GS1-labeled merchandise can help keep track of outdated material, avoid time lost to the misplacement of goods and improve routine replenishment decisions. According to the author, transformative innovation in healthcare logistics needs change throughout its network of healthcare providers, technology suppliers and manufacturers.


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