Podcast 51 – Vested Outsourcing Applied to Purchase Services – Interview with Kate Vitasek

By Robert Yokl | November 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Podcast 51 – Vested Outsourcing Applied to Purchase Services – Interview with Kate Vitasek

Podcast 51 – Vested Outsourcing Applied to Purchase Services – Interview with Kate Vitasek

The Right Way to Save Money: Targeted Cost Savings

By Robert Yokl | November 12, 2019 | Comments Off on The Right Way to Save Money: Targeted Cost Savings

I can’t count the number of times a supply chain leader has told us that his or her goal is…

Is Your Healthcare Organization Achieving Rapid Cost Reductions?

By Robert Yokl | November 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Is Your Healthcare Organization Achieving Rapid Cost Reductions?

Based on our observations, every hospital, system and IDN’s (big and small) supply chain department is working on saving money.…

Don’t Confuse Commodity Teams with Value Analysis Teams

By Robert Yokl | October 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Don’t Confuse Commodity Teams with Value Analysis Teams

We see there is a trend in healthcare supply chain management circles of forming commodity teams and then calling them…

Ramping Up Your Supply Chain/Value Analysis Technology to Save Even More!

By Robert Yokl | October 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Ramping Up Your Supply Chain/Value Analysis Technology to Save Even More!

We can’t think of another time in healthcare supply chain management when it is more important for you to ramp…

Why Many Supply Chain Professionals Don’t Believe Their Supply Utilization Savings Are Realizable

By Robert Yokl | October 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Why Many Supply Chain Professionals Don’t Believe Their Supply Utilization Savings Are Realizable

I was having a conversation with my COO, Robert W. Yokl, some time ago about a thought-provoking discussion he had…

4 Ways Value Analysis Analytics Can Help Supply Chain Professionals Make a Difference

By Robert Yokl | October 8, 2019 | Comments Off on 4 Ways Value Analysis Analytics Can Help Supply Chain Professionals Make a Difference

Value Analysis Analytics (VAA) isn’t just another fancy way to describe organizing your spend data more effectively as I have…

Measuring What Matters Is Crucial to The Success of Your Healthcare Supply Chain Operations

By Robert Yokl | October 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Measuring What Matters Is Crucial to The Success of Your Healthcare Supply Chain Operations
hospital value analysis key performance indicators

We are often asked to build into our value analysis software products metrics, like cost per adjusted discharge per new product request, that to us don’t seem to have any bearing on the success of a healthcare organizations value analysis program.  That’s why it is crucial to the success of your supply chain operations to measure what matters and eliminate measurements that have no impact on your supply chain performance. 

Podcast 50 – Your Biggest Cost Savings Opportunity Is Often Ignored

By Robert Yokl | September 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Podcast 50 – Your Biggest Cost Savings Opportunity Is Often Ignored

For many in the healthcare supply chain, this this catch phrase (“providing the right product, at the right time at…

Answers to Your Most Burning Questions About Healthcare Supply Category Management

By Robert Yokl | September 24, 2019 | Comments Off on 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