Procurement and supply chain

The workstream identifies efficiencies that can be gained through joint procurement across the regions DHBs and by streamlining the supply chain. This collaborative approach is saving DHBs millions of dollars each year as well as avoiding duplication of effort from both the DHBs and their key suppliers of goods and services.

Each year this work stream develops and executes a single regional procurement plan and capital expenditure plan. Through this detailed planning process areas of collaboration can be identified for the regions benefit to reduce purchase costs, reduce maintenance costs, standardise clinical practice and reduce risks.