An Approach of Purchasing Decision Support in Healthcare Supply Chain Management

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Miah, Shah Jahan, Ahsan, Kamrul and Msimangira, Kabossa A. B (2013) An Approach of Purchasing Decision Support in Healthcare Supply Chain Management. Operations and Supply Chain Management : an International Journal, 6 (2). pp. 43-53. ISSN 1979-3561, 1979-3871 (online)


The aim of this study is to develop a conceptual approach of supplier selection decision support that promotes in-house methods of decision-making in the healthcare purchasing. Our approach is based on a decision support system ( DSS ) solution principle in which each selection component is assessed and supported by a new type of DSS model previously developed for rural industries. The study uses survey data to structure a decision mo del evaluated by a hypothetical case of procuring a hospital x-ray machine. We further demonstrate case data through the features of the DSS model. We believe that the proposed approach addresses a complex supplier selection decision in healthcare purchasing.

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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords decision support systems, supplier selection, group purchasing, health-care procurement
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