Share
Explore BrainMass

Inventory control in a health care organization

What are the advantages of inventory control in a health care organization?

Does "just-in time" inventory apply to the health care setting?

Solution Preview

1. What are the advantages of inventory control in a health care organization?

The practice and advantages of inventory control in healthcare organizations (HCO) is really no different than in any other industry. When taken down to the raw definition of what an HCO really is, it's just another business...with overhead expenses, bottom-line budgets, customers, a board of directors, etc... The benefits HCO's derive from inventory control are essentially the same as any other business, in any other industry. Here are some of the advantages (this list is not all inclusive by any means)...
? maintains current levels of frequently utilized materials
? enables automated facility ...

Solution Summary

Advantages of inventory control in a health care organization. Can Just-In-Time be used?

$2.19