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, the catch phrase “providing the right product at the right time at the…

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

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

By Robert Yokl | September 17, 2019 | Comments Off on 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:

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

By Robert Yokl | September 10, 2019 | Comments Off on 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

5 – Significant Mistakes Supply Chain Leaders Should Avoid

By Robert Yokl | September 5, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 – Significant Mistakes Supply Chain Leaders Should Avoid

Considering the tough economic environment healthcare organizations find themselves in, due to reduced reimbursement from third parties, it has never…

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

By Robert Yokl | August 27, 2019 | Comments Off on 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:

Picking the Right Healthcare Supply Chain KPIs is Mission Critical

By Robert Yokl | August 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Picking the Right Healthcare Supply Chain KPIs is Mission Critical

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