Topic: Supply Chain Management

1 Background of the study

The aim of this proposed research is to critically examine effective risk management for sustainable sourcing practices within the NHS (Scotland) during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to make practical recommendations to senior procurement specialists within the NHS (Scotland) regarding potential enhancements to their sustainable risk management practices. The NHS (Scotland) are currently under a tremendous amount of pressure to source goods responsibly as a result of COVID-19 (Iqbal & Chaudhuri, 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic has created shortages throughout the NHS (Scotland) full supply chain network ranging from material to people (Branley-Bell & Talbot, 2020; Cankurtaran & Beverland, 2020). If the NHS (Scotland) cannot deliver goods to people responsibly, the consequences could be serious, and people could die.
Therefore, the aim of this proposed research is to investigate perceptions of procurement specialist regarding the drivers and challenges of effective risk management for sustainable sourcing practices within the NHS (Scotland) during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to make practical recommendations to senior procurement specialists within the NHS (Scotland) regarding potential enhancements to their sustainable risk management practices.
To achieve the aim, the proposal will be broken down into four objectives listed below.

  1. Critically review literature related to risk management, sustainable sourcing, and its role within supply chain management.
  2. To profile the NHS (Scotland) current sustainable sourcing and risk management strategy during COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. To conduct a number of semi structured interviews with a sample of procurement specialists within NHS (Scotland) regarding the perceptions on the drivers and challenges of effective risk management of sustainable sourcing practices within their organisation.
  4. Compare and contrasts the literature review with the findings of the empirical work, in order make practical recommendations to senior procurement specialists within the NHS (Scotland) regarding potential enhancements to their sustainable risk management practices.  

Type of service: Dissertation services
Type of Assignment: Dissertation
Subject: Business
Pages/words: 15/8000
Number of Sources: 140
Academic level: Doctoral
Paper format: Harvard
Line Spacing: Single
Language Style: UK English

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