The Right Way: Sustainable Targeted Cost Savings

By Robert Yokl | February 20, 2016

We can’t count the number of times a hospital supply chain manager has told us that his or her goal…

One of the Most Overlooked Hospital Cost Reduction Techniques

By Robert Yokl | February 20, 2016

Over the last few decades, we have been led to believe the notion that small incremental savings improvements (e.g., regional…

Embracing Hospital Supply Utilization Reporting

By Robert Yokl | February 19, 2016

There is a new trend in value analysis that you may have already noticed: value analysis teams are evolving from…

Why You Must Take Control of Your Supply Utilization Misalignments

By Robert Yokl | February 18, 2016

Very few organizations are as hectic, complex, or as fast moving as a healthcare organization. This fact might not be…

Are You Sure You Want To Standardize Everything?

By Robert Yokl | February 18, 2016

We often see healthcare organizations whose standardization could be better, but the question is, how much better should it be?…

Get the Most Savings Out of Your GPO Contracts – Beyond Price!

By Robert Yokl | February 18, 2016

Supply chain managers focus a tremendous amount of effort towards their national and regional GPOs with their savings initiatives to…

Hospital Supply Utilization Management Strategy

By Robert Yokl | February 18, 2016

Based on the new healthcare mandate for value-based purchasing rather than fee-for-service payments, have you thought out your supply utilization…

Cost Savings for Your Hospital in Challenging Times

By Robert Yokl | February 18, 2016

The secret of surviving in challenging times is a balance of short-term and long-term strategies to keep your savings flowing…

Supply Utilization Cycle Management Essentials

By Robert Yokl | February 18, 2016

The term Supply Utilization Cycle Management is defined as, “All supply chain, clinical, and operational practices that contribute to the…

Team Vs. Individual Hospital Value Analysis Process

By Robert Yokl | June 11, 2015

There is much debate over whether value analysis programs should be a team approach or an individual process. The noted…