Case Study 1

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Case Study 1 Pacific Health Care 1. What maintenances should Barney Rubble consider when addressing the problem? Barney should consider team collaboration, as well as hiring another radiologist for the expert insight needed to conduct analysis and properly conduct research on a potentially new supplier. He should also consider that services, maintenance and equipment is also included with the in the price. 2. Should Pacific’s supply policies allow for any medical staff personnel to control sourcing decisions? It should be a team effort when it comes to souring but the bulk of the responsibility falls on the Supply Manager to communicate with all departments and like the procurement, design, and engineering team to make a more informed final decision. 3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of staying with Kodak—or changing suppliers? How would you evaluate these? The advantages are further establishing a long term relationship with a supplier as well as a loyal reputation. This increases quality, and increases the company probability to save more money. In result these factors lowers the TCO of a company. 4. What action could Mr. Rubble have taken prior to Mr. Howell’s death to obtain reduced film prices? Mr. Rubble could have had more involvement with the services portion. This would have led to a greater knowledge of the equipment and the film needed for that particular piece of equipment, because a scope of work would have been generated if properly done the supply manager would have had to approve. References Burt, Petcavage, & Pinkerton, Richard (2010). Supply Management. 8th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw- Hill, ISBN 0-07-338145-4 Malicia Smith American Military University Professor: William HedgePeth Abstract Procurement involves many different elements and team to produce an effective company, service, or item. It is

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