Healthcare and disaster supply chain have becoming a more important and popular research issues recently. However, only a few of paper is known about the current issues both healthcare and disaster supply chain especially in natural disaster case. This paper is a preliminary report of a research on healthcare and disaster supply chain. The paper intends to review and analyse several papers on above topic published during the last ten years. Published papers on healthcare and disaster supply chain research from 2005 and 2014 were classified into three main themes: (1) healthcare supply chain, (2) disaster supply chain and (3) healthcare supply chain in natural disaster. The topic issues in each main themes include operational management, information technology, inventory and control management, strategic management, and service management. Besides, the type of research methods contain empirical study, case study, modelling and simulation, literature review, and conceptual theory. Result of the review will provide the basis for the direction of future research in these three themes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-9
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Healthcare supply chain
  • disaster supply chain
  • healthcare supply chain in natural disaster


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