Did You Know That The #1 is the Worst Number in Supply Chain Management

By Robert Yokl | June 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Did You Know That The #1 is the Worst Number in Supply Chain Management

I’m sure you remember the lyrics “One is the loneliest numbers” from a song by Three Dog Night. But did…

3 Actionable Tips to Increase Your Supply Chain Productivity Through Automation

By Robert Yokl | May 29, 2019 | Comments Off on 3 Actionable Tips to Increase Your Supply Chain Productivity Through Automation

Based on our observations, most healthcare supply chain operations can benefit from increased supply chain automation. In fact, a recent…

3 Ways Systems, IDNs and Alliances Can Grow Their Savings by Employing a Strategic Enterprise Value Analysis Model

By Robert Yokl | May 21, 2019 | Comments Off on 3 Ways Systems, IDNs and Alliances Can Grow Their Savings by Employing a Strategic Enterprise Value Analysis Model

Healthcare Value analysis is becoming an enterprise supply chain responsibility as more systems, IDNs and alliances search for better ways…

3 New Rules For Performance-Based Hospital Supply Contracting That Work

By Robert Yokl | May 14, 2019 | Comments Off on 3 New Rules For Performance-Based Hospital Supply Contracting That Work

Our research shows that 26% to 46% of all supply chain contracts that a healthcare organization signs don’t produce the…

The Four Biggest Reasons Why Value Analysis Savings Don’t Happen

By Robert Yokl | May 7, 2019 | Comments Off on The Four Biggest Reasons Why Value Analysis Savings Don’t Happen

With few exceptions, most supply chain/value analysis leaders believe that every dollar they saved goes right to their healthcare organization’s…

Podcast 47 – Setting Yourself Up for Success with Value Analysis Analytics

By Robert Yokl | May 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Podcast 47 – Setting Yourself Up for Success with Value Analysis Analytics

Value analysis is a systematic process that does not have any software tied to it in any way.  You may…

Three Things To Do Immediately To Significantly Improve Your Purchase Service Contract Management

By Robert Yokl | April 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Three Things To Do Immediately To Significantly Improve Your Purchase Service Contract Management
health system purchase service costs lower

Purchase service management (PSM) is a hot topic today in supply chain/value analysis circles. Yet, are you doing everything you…

Podcast 46 – 3 Powerful Tactics to Ensure Your Healthcare Organization Has a Foolproof “Closed-Loop Savings Verification” Process

By Robert Yokl | April 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Podcast 46 – 3 Powerful Tactics to Ensure Your Healthcare Organization Has a Foolproof “Closed-Loop Savings Verification” Process

After reading an article by David Shannon and Chuck Miller of Bain & Company about “Closed-Loop Savings Verification” processes (CLSV)…

Top Three Value Analysis Analytics Measurements For Supply Chain/Value Analysis Managers To Ensure That They Will Hit Their Supply Expense Savings Goals Every Year

By Robert Yokl | April 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Top Three Value Analysis Analytics Measurements For Supply Chain/Value Analysis Managers To Ensure That They Will Hit Their Supply Expense Savings Goals Every Year

You can be like a blind archer and not hit your supply chain expense savings goals in any given year.…

Best Value is More Than Obtaining the Lowest Price, Good Service and Reliability

By Robert Yokl | April 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Best Value is More Than Obtaining the Lowest Price, Good Service and Reliability
hospital value analysis begins and ends with the customer

Value Analysis Begins and Ends with the Customer If you pick up a copy of Consumer Reports (CR) you will…