TESTING THE EFFECT OF HOSPITAL SUPPLIERS’ INTEGRATION ON HOSPITAL SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE
Supply chain management plays a significant role in the health care industry as it requires to improve operational proficiency and to diminish cost. Effective supply chain management requires the coordination of exercises, capacities, and frameworks among its supply chain accomplices. Therefore, this study was done to scrutinize the impact of integration of hospital suppliers on hospital supply chain performance by measuring the relationship between integration of suppliers and performance of the supply chain. In this work, five variables were tested which were hospital’s trust of the supplier (TS), knowledge exchange (KE), IT integration (IT), hospital supplier integration (HIS) and hospital supply chain performance (HP). For this work, the sample population was the employees of King Abdulaziz Medical city, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The data were analyzed in terms of reliability analysis, correlation matrix, and regression analysis. The key findings of this work have shown that all the variables have exhibited a positive relationship between hospital supplier integration and supply chain performance.