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Advantages and Disadvantages of Warehouse Centralization - Hospital Case

Version 1 : Received: 23 August 2018 / Approved: 23 August 2018 / Online: 23 August 2018 (23:37:23 CEST)

How to cite: Simões, J.; Cartaxo, J.; Loureiro, R.; Santos, B.; Silva, S. Advantages and Disadvantages of Warehouse Centralization - Hospital Case. Preprints 2018, 2018080422 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0422.v1). Simões, J.; Cartaxo, J.; Loureiro, R.; Santos, B.; Silva, S. Advantages and Disadvantages of Warehouse Centralization - Hospital Case. Preprints 2018, 2018080422 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0422.v1).

Abstract

In the area of health, namely hospitals, we can agree that the intrinsic need to have multidisciplinary teams, highly specialized and indispensable resources leads us to a degree of complexity that requires, daily, the best performance, not running away from the logistics area to the rule. The centralization of resources, namely distribution warehouses, emerges as a challenge and possible solution for health institutions to respond in the best possible way to their main purpose: to put the right material in the right place at the right price in the right time space. As regards the advantages of this type of organization, there are several authors who argues that the need for human resources training, ease of coordination and the use of economies of scale are the main advantage. As far as the disadvantages are concerned, there is no special agreement on them, there are disparate factors from author to author, such as: routine, centralization, objectives or operation costs.

Subject Areas

Logistics; Logistical Centralization; Logistical Decentralization

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