Purchasing Procurment

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Purchasing Procurement at Northwell Health
INF 336: Project Procurement Management
Instructor: Michael Chu
February 7, 2016

In any business there is always the need to acquire goods and services from outside of your business. There is no company that can do it all themselves. No matter if you are a new business starting or a veteran in the industry there is going to be a time when some aspect of your business will be outsourced to another company. The healthcare industry is no stranger to this type of business transaction. The healthcare system utilizes many relationships between numerous distributors from patient gowns to surgical equipment a hospital needs to have a supplier for all kinds of goods and services to keep it going. Northwell Health is a large healthcare system that utilizes distributor relationships for various goods. For the purposes of this paper the administrative portion of the healthcare system will be used. Depending on what is needed in the different departments of the administrative locations Northwell Health relies on that distributor to get them the supplies they need. Most of the purchasing trends that go on in administrative areas are the usual pens, paper, ink cartridges and at times computer monitors, chairs, desks. For the most part the department can anticipate what supplies will be needed by keeping a log of supplies that need to be ordered and allowing all employees to put items they need on the log. Integrated suppliers try to be a funnel – that source for procurement – and they also benefit from having a strong distributor who has better and more detailed product knowledge than they may possess themselves (Wells, 2015). When these item are needed the main supplier that is used by my department is Staples. An order is put through online and depending on availability the order is usually delivered within a couple of…...

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