Describes one approach to meeting the health‐care cost reduction challenge through the hospital materials management function. Highlights the value of taking a proactive stance to meet the challenge; transferring technology across industry sectors, such as employing a just‐in‐time inventory management system in clinical areas of hospital materials management, and adopting a win‐win managerial philosophy. Features a case study to demonstrate the ideas in practice.
Heinbuch, S.E. (1995), "A case of successful technology transfer to health care: Total quality materials management and just‐in‐time", Journal of Management in Medicine, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 48-56. https://doi.org/10.1108/02689239510086524
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