Modeling the barriers of Indian healthcare supply chain management using ISM

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mewat Engineering College, Nuh, Haryana

2 Department of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity University Gurgaon, India

3 Department of Public Health, Delhi Pharmaceutical Science and Research University, New Delhi, India

4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity University Gurgaon, India

10.22034/ijsom.2021.109007.2120

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify the barriers to the Indian healthcare supply chain (HCSC). The barriers influencing the Indian healthcare supply chain were identified in this research via a review of the literature, a group discussion with healthcare specialists, and an assessment of academic domains. The barriers were studied using the ISM "Interpretive Structural Modeling" technique with the goal of identifying factors that might help enhance the Indian healthcare supply chain system. The model and research findings indicate that barriers, such as a lack of healthcare supply chain education and ineffective supply chain implementation in hospitals and the healthcare sector, lack of coordination between the public and private sectors, irregular funding to multiple departments and supply chain staff, inconvenient human resource coordination, and a lack of implementation of cutting-edge technologies, are adversely affecting the Indian healthcare supply chain. This research addressed the barriers affecting the healthcare supply chain and how they may be overcome to benefit the whole healthcare supply chain system, i.e. manufacturers of healthcare products, buyers, and healthcare providers, who in turn benefit end-users, i.e. patients and consumers.

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