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Hospital Logistics: Ecology vs. Economy

Interview with D.Eng. Sebastian Wibbeling, Head of Health Care Logistics, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML)

08/01/2016

Bild: Sebastian Wibbeling; Copyright: Fraunhofer IML

Sebastian Wibbeling of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML); © Fraunhofer IML

Image: A hospital, with a blue sky above it and a green meadow in front of it; Copyright: panthermedia.net/jcpjr1111

A hospital is a complex system. Its logistics constitutes a tremendous ecological, economical and social challenge; ©panthermedia.net/ jcpjr1111


Image: Many stacked coins, from which a small green plant is growing; Copyright: panthermedia.net/vaeenma

Ideally ecology and economy walk hand in hand, but often the ecology is being subordinated to the economy; ©panthermedia.net/ vaeenma