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

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,…

3 Ways to Safeguard That You’re Not Losing Your Hard-Earned Savings Dollars in any Given Year

By Robert Yokl | August 13, 2019 | Comments Off on 3 Ways to Safeguard That You’re Not Losing Your Hard-Earned Savings Dollars in any Given Year

Every supply chain professional loses sleep over where to find more price, standardization, and utilization savings for their healthcare organization’s…

3 Tips About Purchase Service You Can’t Afford to Miss

By Robert Yokl | August 6, 2019 | Comments Off on 3 Tips About Purchase Service You Can’t Afford to Miss

I’m sure you have realized that your purchase service buys are different from your supply purchases, since they are generally…

Three Human Factors That Are Essential to Grow Your Healthcare Supply Chain Technology’s Capabilities

By Robert Yokl | July 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Three Human Factors That Are Essential to Grow Your Healthcare Supply Chain Technology’s Capabilities

I hope you realize that technology is the enabler for growth, consistency and compliance in your healthcare supply chain business.…