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Techniques for Managing Central Supply Store in the Healthcare Sector

This article discusses the Medical Store at central-level stores and at regional district-level stores that are independent at health facilities. This supply model represents the tradition top-down system that is operated by governmental or parastatal entity or a nongovernmental organization; however, a number of countries have now decentralized many of their pharmaceutical sector operations, including stores management.

In addition, many supply systems contract out certain operations to private-sector companies. Managing requires skills such as defining and monitoring performance indicators and negotiating payment and service terms. The primary purpose of a central supply store is to receive, hold, and dispatch stock.


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Florita Dijamco Adan, DPSM
Florita Dijamco Adan has 10 years of work experience specifically in the medical sector. She is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). She completed the Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management (DPSM) in December 2017 at SIPMM Institute.
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