An analysis of strengths and weaknesses of SCM strategies in medical technology OEMs: a perspective from German manufacturers

2019-07-05T13:12:57Z (GMT) by Enrique Garcia-Villareal Ran Bhamra
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the German Medical Technology (MT) sector are facing a strong competition from low-wage countries developing, manufacturing, and distributing high-quality products globally. For this reason, organisations in this sector require orientation in the implementation of SCM policies to reduce operating cost and to create value for their customers. A multiple case study was conducted to identify SCM issues and best practices in this sector. This study contributes to healthcare operations management literature with a tailor-made assessment tool. Its findings offer new priorities for managers, particularly if they are contemplating a re-engineering of their SCM strategies.