Podcast 49 – 4 Tips You Too Can Use In Your Own Pursuit of Supply Chain Excellence

By Robert Yokl | September 9, 2019

My son, Robert W. Yokl, VP of SVAH Solutions,  sent me an article the other day from BBC Sports about the Mercedes Formula 1 racing team, who won six  consecutive championships, on their “relentless pursuit of excellence”

Picking the Right Healthcare Supply Chain KPIs is Mission Critical

By Robert Yokl | August 20, 2019

Most of us in supply chain management realize that tracking the right key performance indicators (KPI) related to their suppliers,…

4 Tips From Motorsports You Too Can Use In Your Own Pursuit of Supply Chain Excellence

By Robert Yokl | July 23, 2019

My son, Robert W. Yokl, VP of SVAH Solutions,  sent me an article the other day from BBC Sports about…

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3 Benefits of Moving Value Analysis Tasks to The Cloud

By Robert Yokl | July 2, 2019

We have watched the discipline of value analysis mature over the last few decades. Yet, it has been our observation…

3 Useful Data Analytics That Will Add Value To Your Healthcare Value Analysis Process

By Robert Yokl | June 25, 2019

We are all looking for enhancements that will add value to our healthcare value analysis process without adding more time,…

Podcast 47 – Setting Yourself Up for Success with Value Analysis Analytics

By Robert Yokl | May 1, 2019

Value analysis is a systematic process that does not have any software tied to it in any way.  You may…

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3 Powerful Tactics to Ensure Your Healthcare Organization Has a Foolproof “Closed-Loop Savings Verification” Process

By Robert Yokl | March 5, 2019

After reading an article by David Shannon and Chuck Miller of Bain & Company about “Closed-Loop Savings Verification” processes (CLSV)…

Your Biggest Cost Savings Opportunity is Often Ignored After the Right Product at the Right Price at the Right Time at the Right Place Happens

By Robert Yokl | February 19, 2019

For many in the healthcare supply chain, the old touchstone has been the cornerstone of best practice for over 50 years.  What happens after the product is in our customers hands?  What happens after the contract has been implemented/converted and/or value analysis has chosen the best valued product?  We know that the right price is in our ERP/Purchasing Systems but do the dollars hit the bottom line?  In order to get a better grasp on this concept, validation needs to occur because the costs ramifications cannot be left flapping out in the wind any longer.

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The Four Stages of Value Analysis Maturity: Where Do You Fit into this Continuum?

By Robert Yokl | January 22, 2019

By my estimation, healthcare value analysis has a 40-year history in the healthcare industry.  Along the way, hospitals, systems and IDNs have developed, sometimes in a vacuum, their own value analysis model.  Based on our empirical experience, here are the four stages of value analysis maturity and where we see healthcare organizations on this continuum:

Five New Stratagems That Will Transform Your Purchase Service Cost Management Efforts Evermore

By Robert Yokl | January 17, 2019

I think that just about everyone in healthcare supply chain/value analysis management realizes that there are savings in the range…