Building traceability into healthcare supply chains for the sake of patients

Procurement and supply chain professionals in healthcare organisations are under pressure to ensure compliance with new requirements for everything from ‘modern slavery’, probity and ‘chain of custody’ all requiring time and focus.

When it comes to the products we use in healthcare and how these are managed throughout the supply chain, stakeholders are increasingly working together by combining emerging technologies and available data to simplify this complex environment. With an increased requirement and demand for traceability of products, not only in the ‘supply chain’ itself but also from patient groups and within regulations it is worth pausing to ensure that we are building traceability into our supply chains. This means investing in systems and technology that will make this possible in the future.

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