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Publication date: 11 May 2015

Jerry D. VanVactor

– The purpose of this paper is to present practicing management professionals with a model related to succession management and planning.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present practicing management professionals with a model related to succession management and planning.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a review of existent literature, this work examines and expounds upon the impact of succession management and planning as a potential genesis of, and an opportunity to mitigate, organizational problems related to senior executive turnover.

Findings

This manuscript presents a succession management and planning model for practicing professionals that is based on three key tenets: first, a plan (of some sort) is necessary for corporate resilience and sustainability; second, an organization has in inherent responsibility and need to plan for replacements and prioritize allocation of resources; and third, succession management planning aids in the establishment of organizational resilience and stability amid contingencies.

Practical implications

This work examines how, ultimately, succession management and planning is a means to risk/crisis management aimed at reducing gaps and associated problems related to changes among human capital distribution.

Social implications

While this work is written with emphasis placed upon managing transition among healthcare organizations and personnel, the information is equally relevant and applicable to a broader audience. In an applied sense, this model provides management professionals with concepts related to orchestrating change at both the individual and organizational levels.

Originality/value

While there is a dearth of literature examining succession management in a variety of industries, little information is directed specifically toward healthcare. This manuscript provides concepts related to effective risk mitigation via defined succession management and planning.

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International Journal of Public Leadership, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-4929

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Article
Publication date: 26 April 2013

Jerry D. VanVactor

The purpose of this work is to add to professional practice and academia information related specifically to health care supply chain management and to demonstrate how an existing…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this work is to add to professional practice and academia information related specifically to health care supply chain management and to demonstrate how an existing health care management model can be applied to supply chain operations.

Design/methodology/approach

Employing a review of practice‐oriented literature related to the patient‐centered medical home model this work examines and expounds on the implications and applicability toward more effective supply chain management.

Findings

This paper presents a discourse in evaluating health care supply chain management processes to place more emphasis on interactive customer relationships, collaborative communications, and more effective support to health care operations.

Practical implications

An effective health care supply chain operation involves key tenets of ensuring that the right products are provided to the right customer in a timely manner. While this discussion is directed specifically toward health care, the principles are applicable across a wide array of industries.

Social implications

Health care logistics involves a symbiotic relationship among multi‐disciplined, multifaceted stakeholders working closely together and leveraging one another, patients, and technology to produce a desired outcome related to cost effective processes and business practices.

Originality/value

While existent literature provides information related to the effective management of logistics (outside of health care organizations) little information is directly concerned with operations within a health care environment. In an applied sense, this article provides practitioners with concepts related to cost reduction and effective supply chain management.

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Leadership in Health Services, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1879

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Article
Publication date: 22 June 2012

Jerry D. VanVactor

The purpose of this paper is to provide, first, an explication of the interconnectivity of logistics as an element of health care disaster posturing and second, to use a context…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide, first, an explication of the interconnectivity of logistics as an element of health care disaster posturing and second, to use a context of strategic‐level planning, for supply chain management's inclusion in health care emergency management planning.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a review of existent literature, this work examines and expounds upon the impact of effective supply chain management processes in disaster mitigation and planning.

Findings

This paper presents a discourse in health care supply chain management's involvement in disaster mitigation by clarifying the role of logistics in strategic‐level planning.

Practical implications

Optimally, for a health care organization to be truly prepared for disaster, leaders must first have a sound logistics platform from whence support and sustainment are received. For an organization to be truly prepared logistically, however, there must exist a basic understanding of principles related to emergency management and health care operations.

Social implications

Arguably, a critical path to success in health care supply chain readiness posturing involves evidence‐based, critically applied insight into disaster mitigation and preparations across multiple echelons of managerial responsibilities.

Originality/value

A key recurring problem is that little research is available or related specifically to health care logistics management. Few works can be found concerning health care supply chain management's involvement in disaster posturing. In an applied sense, the paper provides health care managers with concepts related to effective crisis mitigation.

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Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-3562

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Article
Publication date: 8 February 2011

Jerry D. VanVactor

The purpose of this paper is to present a collaborative communications model developed during the conduct of a recent academic research study and provide information to healthcare…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a collaborative communications model developed during the conduct of a recent academic research study and provide information to healthcare supply chain managers and administrators.

Design/methodology/approach

Using data collected from a case study involving healthcare supply chain managers in the United States Army, this work examines how collaborative communications is linked to healthcare supply chain management. The findings associated with this study may have many transferable applications to institutions beyond a military health services context.

Findings

This paper presents the findings and conclusions ascertained during a case study of collaborative communications. Five emerging themes were identified and a management model was developed for the enhancement of healthcare supply chain operations. Emerging themes included synergy among organizations, stakeholders working together, enhancements in supply chain operations, a continuance of training for supply chain leaders, and commonalities among disparate levels of management.

Practical implications

Healthcare is a continually evolving industry. Supply chain efficiency can be linked to potential cost savings and more efficient operations within healthcare organizations. By understanding a model related to communicating collaboratively, leaders begin to understand the need for partnering among internal and external stakeholders and creating more efficient practices and processes. While this discussion is directed specifically toward healthcare management, the principles are applicable across a wide array of industries.

Social implications

Communicating effectively is never easy for any healthcare organization or staff. Whether isolated to key individuals or throughout the entire organization, leaders have an inherent responsibility to share information and set conditions for organizational success. Arguably, the critical path to success involves effective, collaborative communications across multiple echelons of management responsibilities.

Originality/value

While there is a dearth of literature examining communications and collaboration among various industries, little information is directed specifically toward the management of healthcare organizations or supply chain operations. In an applied sense, this model provides healthcare supply chain managers with concepts related to communicating more effectively at both the individual and organizational levels.

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Leadership in Health Services, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1879

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Article
Publication date: 17 August 2011

Jerry D. VanVactor

The purpose of this paper is to present a collaborative communications model and relate information to succession planning for organizations facing imminent change.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a collaborative communications model and relate information to succession planning for organizations facing imminent change.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a review of existent literature, this work examines and expounds upon the impact of planning effectively for transitions between entities.

Findings

The paper presents a collaborative communications model for a manager that is based on four tenets – condition setting, planning, execution, and process evaluation. Within each of these tenets are elements of communication, mentorship, leader development, and acceptance (trust) among stakeholders to ensure two entities transition appropriately.

Practical implications

Key tenets of leadership are often missed when developing strategies for organizational transition. This work examines how communicating collaboratively is linked to succession management and can aid managers in understanding some implications of ill‐developed planning efforts.

Social implications

In an applied sense, this model provides health care managers with concepts related to effective change at both the individual and organizational levels. While this work is directed toward managing transition among health care organizations and personnel, the information is equally applicable to a broader audience.

Originality/value

While there is a dearth of literature examining succession management in a variety of industries, little information is directed specifically toward health care leadership. This paper provides concepts related to effective risk mitigation in succession management.

Details

International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1747-9886

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Article
Publication date: 4 October 2011

Jerry D. VanVactor

The purpose of this paper is to convey a message of preparedness and mitigation to key stakeholders throughout the healthcare community concerning healthcare supply chain…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to convey a message of preparedness and mitigation to key stakeholders throughout the healthcare community concerning healthcare supply chain readiness and preparedness.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a review of existent literature, this work examines and expounds upon the impact of effective supply chain management processes in disaster mitigation and planning.

Findings

This paper presents a discourse in supply chain managers' involvement in disaster planning, identifying courses of action, and collaboratively planning for crisis. Logistics is a specific genre of skill sets within healthcare operations.

Practical implications

Key tenets of logistics readiness and preparedness are often missed when developing strategies for disaster mitigation. While this discussion is directed specifically toward healthcare management, the principles are applicable across a wide array of industries.

Social implications

Disaster affects everyone and is likely to occur in any type of organization. Leaders have an inherent responsibility to plan for both expected and unexpected events; the latter can present complexities that require intuitive reaction provided scenarios have been considered in advance. Arguably, the critical path to success involves effective process management and collaborative communications across multiple echelons of managerial responsibilities.

Originality/value

Few works were found concerning healthcare supply chain management involvement in disaster readiness. In an applied sense, this paper provides healthcare managers with concepts related to effective crisis mitigation.

Details

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-5908

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Publication date: 4 October 2011

Nebil Achour and Andrew D.F. Price

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International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-5908

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