Chapter 15 explained the importance of supply chain management to the inventory management of the healthcare organization as well as inventory control systems. One new technology being used for supply chain management is the blockchain. Use the Saudi Digital Library to conduct research on this new method of supply chain management. Given the current processes and choices explain how Saudi healthcare companies can maximize their supply chain to achieve the utmost efficiency. Be sure to include a discussion of the current technology used to track purchases within the supply chain. Additionally, explore the various types of inventory control (e.g., RFID, FIFO, etc.) within the hospital systems of Saudi Arabia. Explain why the supply chain management affects the revenue cycle.
Be sure to support your statements with logic and argument, citing all sources used. Post your initial response early and check back often to continue the discussion.
You are required to reply to at least two peer discussion question post answers to this weekly discussion question and/or your instructor’s response to your posting. These post replies need to be substantial and constructive in nature. They should add to the content of the post and evaluate/analyze that post answer. Normal course dialogue doesn’t fulfill these peer replies but is expected throughout the course. Answering all course questions is also required.