There is no simple solution to sourcing medical materials in crisis situations

https://www.utwente.nl/en/news/2021/9/99957/there-is-no-simple-solution-to-sourcing-medical-materials-in-crisis-situations#thinking-about-purchasing-for-the-next-pandemic

Participants

  • Erik van Raaij
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Quoted

Media outlets

  • University of Twente (Online)

Description

Erik van Raaij, professor of Purchasing & Supply Management in Healthcare at RSM, was involved in research about the challenges which hospitals, healthcare facilities and national initiatives faced during the pandemic.

The COVID-19 crisis caused both unprecedented spikes in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and respirators worldwide and disruptions in the supply chain for these products. Part I of the Material Supply Strategy in a Crisis (MaSSC) study made public today presents six interrelated solution approaches. This study analyzed the procurement of scarce medical materials such as mouthguards and respirators during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study sheds light on the various challenges that hospitals, healthcare facilities and the national initiatives faced - and how these challenges are interrelated. Erik van Raaij, professor of Purchasing & Supply Management in Healthcare at RSM, was involved in the research.