HARNESSING ELECTRONIC PROCUREMENT TO SUPPORT EFFICIENT SUPPLY CHAIN IN GHANA’S HEALTH SECTOR: A POSITION PAPER

Patrick Boateng Sarpong, Du Jian Guo, Hira Salah UD DIN Khan, Patrick Acheampong, Aziz Ibn Musah

Abstract


Public procurement is a central instrument to assist the efficient management of public resources. It supports the works and services of the government and can cover all acquisitions, including stationery, furniture, and temporary office staff as complex and high cost areas such as construction projects, aircraft carriers, and other private financial initiative projects. Similar to many other processes of ICT-enabled innovation, the introduction of e-procurement involves significant changes at the organizational level, arouses power struggles, challenges well-established supply networks, and implies modifications in culture and habits. This review critically reviews, the intricate issues involved electronic procurement system adoption, antecedents, prospects and challenges. A position is then presented on how these benefits can be harnessed and optimised efficiently to support healthcare supply chain management in Ghana.

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