Advancing supply chain  value for money  to support health service delivery.
Recognised excellence in health supply chain management.
Health Services Purchasing and Logistics (HSPL) has 4 major roles:
Contract management - to identify, implement, manage and review cross-organisation contracts that increase purchasing value for money for the following product categories:
clinical consumables and devices
information technology and services
other high spend commodities
Business improvement leadership - to identify, implement and improve purchasing and logistics business processes and systems; and to QH supply chain staff have effective training and development opportunities;
Corporate governance role - to maintain the Corporate Purchasing Plan, Agency Purchasing Procedures and other strategic procurement documents; consult and provide advice regarding the application of such documents;
Eco-efficiency leadership - to identify, implement and improve strategies to reduce energy, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions, while maintaining continuity of patient care.
In fulfilling these roles HSPL maintains a 5 Year Strategic Plan for Purchasing and Logistics to guide broader Qld Health reforms.
Supply Chain Management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in procurement and logistics management. Importantly,it also includes coordination and collaboration with suppliers, third party service providers and customers.
Value for money concept includes price integrated with consideration of:
contribution to the advancement of Government priorities;
non-cost factors such as fitness for purpose, quality, service and support; and
broader cost related factors including whole-of-life costs and transaction costs associated with acquisition, use, holding, maintenance and disposal.