Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Jeffrey Ogden, PhD.
The Air Force Medical Operations Agency currently has contracts for laboratory reagents at approximately 75 Air Force medical treatment facilities; however, each medical facility has a separate means used to procure these reagents. AFMO Awants to know how other hospital networks are purchasing their reagents and see if it could be applied to the Air Force. The goal of this research was to use the case study methodology to showcase how other hospital networks applied supply base reduction to laboratory reagent purchases. We examine what drove the organizations to begin supply base reduction, how they transitioned to a smaller supply base, the barriers and success factors of the process and what advantages and disadvantages were seen once the process was complete.
DTIC Accession Number
Hughes, Kelsie L., "Supply Base Reduction Efforts Regarding Laboratory Reagents within Hospital Networks" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 1642.