Every day, health care supply chain professionals balance a variety of factors when making product purchasing decisions. Providing quality patient care is paramount, but cost, value, and employee health and safety are also considered. In terms of its overall spending, the health care industry is resource intensive – 17.9 percent of the U.S. GDP in 2010 and rising – and it represents a significant carbon footprint. Since supply chain managers affect almost every purchasing decision in the health care industry, they are in a unique position to reduce the impact the industry’s spending decisions have on human health and the environment.

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