Strategic Management of the Health Care Supply Chain provides students, faculty, managers, and researchers with a clear understanding of the health care supply chain and its role in health care strategy. It builds on fundamental concepts including sourcing of materials, forecasting demand, selecting and employing distribution models, and assessing risks, showing how they aid in the pursuit of supply management excellence in the health sector. Strategic Management of the Health Care Supply Chain is filled with in-depth interviews with leaders in exemplary organizations and presents best practices in progressive supply chain management from many exemplary institutions. Praise for "Strategic Management of the Health Care Supply Chain" "Based on Schneller and Smeltzer's recent empirical research, and drawing on contemporary cases, this book presents compelling arguments for the value-added through effective supply chain performance and for repositioning the supply chain function to a strategic position within organizational structures." --Howard Zuckerman, senior advisor, Center for Health Management Research "This book reveals insights into possibilities for rapid, meaningful, and measurable improvements to the health care supply chain. It provides a futuristic view of the possibilities of the health care supply chain and provides workable solutions for improvement and market-based approaches for health care executives. This is a must read." --Mark McKenna, president, NovationSmeltzer, Larry R. is the author of 'Strategic Management of the Health Care Supply Chain', published 2006 under ISBN 9780787980399 and ISBN 0787980390.