Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

December 2011    |    Volume: 43    |    Number: 12

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Health Systems by D. Junell Scheeres

Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about health systems (December 2011) 

We love (patient) logistics

The popular marketing slogan for UPS declares “We Love Logistics.” According to UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis, effective logistics is more than simply moving goods from one place to another. He told the Atlanta Business Chronicle that, among other things, “Logistics can be a powerful tool to help businesses get products to market first, gain operational efficiency, save money and improve customer loyalty.” Perhaps this same mantra could inspire the world of patient logistics.

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