Relationship between poor documentation and efficient inventory control at provincial ministry of health, Lahore

Noor Aina Amirah, Mohd Noor and Aamir, Rashid (2017) Relationship between poor documentation and efficient inventory control at provincial ministry of health, Lahore. American Journal of Innovative Research and Applied Sciences, 5 (6). pp. 420-423. ISSN 2429-5396

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Background: Since 1990, efficient inventory control is identical for augmented health-care. Moreover, due to rapid rise in health-care cost and mortality rate; inefficient inventory control is a problem and is since too long, which is universal rather than a specific. Usually all firms face problems in controlling inventory. The health-care public institutions incur cumbersome cost on inventory but beside of this; deteriorations and shortage of life saving medicines, lab equipment, and accessories occurs which reveals the inability in efficient inventory control. This is gravely alarming for public health and opposing to get equitable economic growth. Objective: The study will establish a relationship between poor documentation and efficient inventory control at Provincial Ministry of Health, Lahore. Materials and Methods: Data collected from 60 staff members managing inventory at different hospitals located at Lahore premises, published reports, relevant journal, websites, and structured questionnaire. The study utilized Multiple Regression Analysis. Results and Conclusion: The key findings revealed that unavailability of adequate stationeries/stores records, unscheduled stock taking practices, and delay in posting stores records hinders significantly to effective and efficient performance of inventory control. The researcher also found flaws in current inventory control practices and procedures that allow superfluous costs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inventory management, record keeping, health industries
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Management
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2022 04:56
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2022 04:56

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