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Public Supplies Work

In Principle and Practice with Particular Reference to Hospitals

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 1970
  • Author: G. R. Sampson
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 9 3 3 3 - 5

Public Supplies Work: In Principle and Practice with Particular Reference to Hospitals considers the concepts of supply management. This book is composed of 12 chapters that disc… Read more

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Public Supplies Work: In Principle and Practice with Particular Reference to Hospitals considers the concepts of supply management. This book is composed of 12 chapters that discuss the nature of the job of supplies officer and the organization of the supplies department.

The opening chapters deal with the purchasing for the public service; influence of provisioning on purchasing arrangements; methods of purchasing supplies; making a list of approved suppliers; keeping stocks to a minimum; principles and systems of keeping records; definition of joint purchasing, central purchasing, and central storage. The succeeding chapters describe the nature, conditions, and types of contracts, as well as the management and maintenance of funds. The discussion then shifts to the importance of knowledge of commodities and its functions. The closing chapters are devoted to the classification and storage of equipment, as well as the examination of function, design, and materials of purchased items.

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