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Monday, October 7, 2013
UPS conducts survey for Healthcare Executives
This week’s topic is on my favorites. I
aspire to become a healthcare executive one day, so I found the perfect
article, “UPS Survey
Finds Global Healthcare Executives Driving Supply Chain Transformation to Reach
New Market.” This article went to talk about the changing regulations in
healthcare that were going to affect customer demands and bring about
challenges surrounding product security.
conducted a survey of healthcare executives to see if they would invest in new
technologies over the next five years. The results displayed that 80% of those
executives would invest in new technologies and would also enter new global
markets. Also, 70% of the surveyed healthcare executives stated that they would
enter new distribution channels by working directly with providers, insurance
companies and end-patients. This will help move they healthcare supply chain
towards change for the better. Investing
in technology seems to be a big challenge due to restrictions including product
protection and high value items. This is because executives face problems in
regards to forgery reaching its all time best and poor supply chain
transparency. Regardless, of the many issues facing healthcare executives, they
have successfully addressed their issues from performing analyses regarding to
supply chain optimization and investing in strategic partnerships.
topic and article was very interesting, why do you think UPS conducted the