Answers to Your Most Burning Questions About Healthcare Supply Category Management

Our healthcare supply chain business has been throwing around a term called “category management” for a few years now that could be interpreted differently by individual supply chain managers. To clear up any misunderstanding about this relatively new supply chain term, I thought I would answer the most burning questions I’m hearing about this topic below

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5 New Paradigm Shifts in Your Purchase Service Contract Negotiations To Ensure Their Ultimate Success

Hopefully, we can all agree that purchase services (PS) are different than product contracts. This is especially true on how we specified, measured and negotiated these contracts.  Yet, the biggest difference, as I see it, is that we must become “equal” partners with our purchase service contractors to truly impact our PS cost, quality and outcomes.  This can only be accomplished by adopting five paradigm shifts in your purchase service contract negotiations:

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3 Ways That Wide-Ranging Visibility of Your Supply Streams Can Help You Cut Your Waste and Inefficiency to The Bone

Our research has documented that 97% of your overall supply chain expense cost savings, beyond price and standardization, can only be achieved by having wide-ranging (or extensive broadband and far-reaching scope) visibility of your hospital, system or IDN supply streams. Otherwise, you will be only skimming the surface of your supply expense savings.  Here’s three ways that wide-ranging visibility can cut your waste to the bon

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4 Secrets on How to Adapt to a Changing Healthcare Supply Chain Marketplace

It’s predicted by 2020 that healthcare supply chain expenses will eclipse labor as a major cost driver for healthcare organizations. Even if this prediction if only half right it still means that supply chain will be under the spotlight to manage their hospital, system or IDN’s supply chasing expenses with the utmost skill, astuteness and professionalism. Here are six ideas on how to prepare for this eventuality:

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