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.…

4 Tips From Motorsports You Too Can Use In Your Own Pursuit of Supply Chain Excellence

By Robert Yokl | July 23, 2019 | Comments Off on 4 Tips From Motorsports You Too Can Use In Your Own Pursuit of Supply Chain Excellence

My son, Robert W. Yokl, VP of SVAH Solutions,  sent me an article the other day from BBC Sports about…

4 Healthcare Supply Chain Measurements That Almost Always Lead To Profitable Action

By Robert Yokl | July 16, 2019 | Comments Off on 4 Healthcare Supply Chain Measurements That Almost Always Lead To Profitable Action

Albert Einstein once said that “Not everything that can be counted counts,” which is another way of saying to be…

Podcast 48 – Ensuring You Achieve All Your Short & Long-Term Results

By Robert Yokl | July 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Podcast 48 – Ensuring You Achieve All Your Short & Long-Term Results

The old supply chain adage of getting the right product at the right price to the right customer at the…

4 Reasons Why Contract Management Systems Are Becoming Mission Critical

By Robert Yokl | July 9, 2019 | Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why Contract Management Systems Are Becoming Mission Critical
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In a recent Black Book survey 96% of CFOs, financial management and supply chain leaders stated they have no contract management system, are using all manual processes or have a system that is outdated and inadequate. Failing to have automated contract management systems is costing provider organizations $157 billion collectively each year, Black Book Reported.