Health supply chain capacity directly impacts on the health workforce 

June 22, 2021

Dr. Anne Snowdon’s latest paper shines a light on the relationship between health supply chain capacity and the impact of the pandemic on the health workforce. 

The rapid surge in demand for critical products and access to care has placed enormous pressure on health systems worldwide. The pressure and uncertainty have had a significant impact on the health workforce, specifically the relationship between the health supply chain and the autonomy of the health workforce. 

Dr. Snowdon’s research demonstrates that supply chain capacity must been seen as an integral component of the health ecosystem to ensure the workforce is confident in the safety of their work environments. Strengthening the health supply chain will be crucial to post-pandemic health system recovery.   

Click here to read the article, published in Longwoods.  

The article authors are Anne W Snowdon, BScN, MSc, PhD. and Michael Saunders, PhD. 

Anne W. Snowdon is the scientific director and chief executive officer of SCAN Health, an international knowledge translation platform that engages health system leaders and supply chain experts to advance global capacity to adopt and scale best practices in the healthcare supply chain to offer traceability of products and care processes from bench to bedside to patient outcomes. She is a full professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor in Windsor, ON.   

Michael Saunders is a postdoctoral fellow in the Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCAN Health) at the University of Windsor in Windsor, ON.