Supply Chain Shortages

Key to the basic functioning of all NHS hospitals is the requirement to receive the product they have ordered from manufacturers on time and correctly. If this does not happen the facts are simple, time is lost, patient services can be disturbed and additional cost are incurred to find a solution.

Key to supply chain continuity are correct purchasing awards. Customers need to demand proof from the manufacturer's they award business with that they can meet this requirement fully.

Supply Shortages – Solutions and not just excuses!

  • NHS Perspective-What are the problems for procurement and other NHS staff? How is the NHS reacting to the lack of medicines?
  • Industry Perspective– Are suppliers concerned about supply shortages? How are suppliers making sure that shortages are becoming a thing of the past?

PDIG Ian Allen presentation June 2011