Pacific Healthcare Essay examples

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PACIFIC HEALTHCARE CASE STUDY 1

Pacific Healthcare

American Public University System

Professor Wade Keith

Pacific Healthcare:

I. Major Facts

Mr. Howell, the director of radiology for Pacific Healthcare has passed away. He was in charge of the supplier section of X ray film. Mr. Howell would not authorize the use of any X ray film other than Kodak. Barney Rubble is the corporate director of supply management for Pacific. He is in charge of buying supplies for all of the Pacific Healthcare Subsidiaries. Mr. Rubble will be Mr. Howells replacement. He now has the opportunity to authorize the use of any X ray film other than Kodak. An investigation was complete in
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In this brief, I would brief all my possible choices I had and why I chose to go with my choice. If we are in agreement my next step would be to contact DuPont and request their service for X ray film. From there I would let Kodak know that we appreciate their business, but we no longer are in need of their X ray film service. Of course I would make sure that DuPont has agree to be our single source supplier for X ray film prior to finishing the contract with Kodak.

Appendix A

What alternatives should Barney Rubbles consider when addressing the problem?

Barry Rubbles should consider the high quality that Pacific Healthcare would like to keep as well as the best service with overall lower cost. He should consider which one would give the overall high quality as well as trying to save money.

Should Pacific’s’ supply policies allow for any medical staff personnel to control sourcing decisions?

In my personal opinion no, because they may not have the proper training or know what the companies needs are. I would like the professionals handle that. This case does not show a good example, because Mr. Howell chose the highest competitor. I would definitely have had both Mr. Howell and Mr. Rubbles work together. Sometimes one may come up with a different solution.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of staying with Kodak—or changing suppliers? How would you evaluate these?

If the

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