THE IMPACT OF SUPPLY CHAIN UNCERTAINTY AND PROCUREMENT OPERATIONS ON HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN PAKISTAN
The research paper aims to investigated the impact supply chain uncertainty and procurement operations on healthcare delivery in healthcare sector of Pakistan. It sought to confirm the existence of uncertainty involved in supply chain management and its possible effect on stock outs of drugs and other medical supplies. Both qualitative and quantitative data is collected. For qualitative data, literature from different secondary sources is reviewed and analyzed, similarly, for quantitative data collection, convenience Sampling was used and overall employees and healthcare service providers working in different hospitals were targeted for data collection. Based on the data gathered from a set of closed ended questionnaire the study resulted in several findings that suggested the actual impact of supply chain uncertainty and procurement operations on quality of care and the complexities and constraints related to hospital supply chain management along with its effect on healthcare delivery, and the hypothetical assumption of this research is accepted whereas the null hypothesis is rejected.
Keywords: supply chain management; healthcare delivery; procurement; healthcare supply chain management; supply chain uncertainties.
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