An Investigation Into The Management Of Supply Chain Risks Of Selected Hospitals In The Western Region Of Ghana

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A country's health is a leading indication of its economic progress and growth. As a result, using the wrong supply chain risk management techniques to manage the healthcare supply chain might have a negative impact on how well hospitals function and result in the loss of many lives. Therefore, the study looked at how supply chain risk management practices affected how well hospitals in Ghana's Western Region performed. More importantly, the study explored how healthcare supply chain performance is affected by supplier management strategy, inventory management strategy, and final mass distribution strategy and how it may affect patients' happiness with the hospitals under investigation. The network hypothesis and asset-based perspective hypothesis were used to assist the investigation. The positivist thinking, quantitative approach, and logical strategy are all applied to the assessment. Organized surveys were administered to unit heads of emergency hospitals and patients in the Western Region, utilizing the enumeration and basic arbitrary examination procedures. Using the Partial Least Square - Structural Equation Modelling, the investigation discovered that store network hazards the board techniques including provider the executives, stock administration, and last mass circulation the board have a critical effect on medical care inventory network execution, which prompts patients' fulfilment. As a result, the research suggests that hospitals in the Western Region implement all of the aforementioned management practices in order to enhance hospital performance.
A thesis submitted to the department of distance learning, kwame nkrumah university of science and technology, kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award degree of masters of science in procurement and supply chain management