Duquesne University’s A.J. Palumbo Undergraduate School of Business is pleased to announce a new offering in Health Care Supply Chain Management. The degree, offered in partnership with the University’s Mylan School of Pharmacy and Rangos School of Health Sciences, will be available to students starting with the 2007-2008 academic year.
The program’s goal is to contribute to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the health care supply chain, bringing to the health care industry significant cost-reducing and service-improving benefits that have been realized in top-notch supply chain management systems in the non-health care sectors. Graduates may pursue professional opportunities in many sectors of the health care industry, including medical supplier manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospital systems and medical distribution companies.
While other industries have maximized the latest practices in supply chain management to their advantage, the health care industry has seen only limited success in making systemwide supply chain management improvements, according to an article in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Winter 2005 issue. “A key requirement for improving health care supply chain performance is supply chain education as it relates to the health care industry,” the article said.
Interdisciplinary program courses will provide students with the necessary background to pursue supply chain management career opportunities in the health care industry.