3 Ways to Reduce Waste and Inefficiencies Within Your Supply Chain Expenses

2020 is a new year with new challenges for supply chain professionals. As we see it, supply chain executives’ biggest…

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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:

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A Back to Basics Approach to Big Supply Chain Double-Digit Savings Results

We all are looking for new strategies, tactics or techniques to improve our supply chain  savings yield.  Yet, have you ever considered that going “ Back to Basics” as the best course of action to gain double-digit savings results? If not, here is a checklist of six strategies, tactics or techniques you need to revisit every year to get your savings engine in high gear:

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Collaboration with Customers, Suppliers and Even Competitors is Your Greatest Opportunity for Success

More than 70 percent of healthcare supply chain executives, in a McKinsey survey, identified collaboration with their customers, suppliers and even competitors as the greatest opportunity for their supply chain expense management reductions.  Here are some ideas on how to collaborate with these stakeholders or competitors in your supply chain success:

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What Happens When the Products, Services and Technologies You Buy Are in The Hands of Your Customers?

We all assume that when we buy a product, service or a technology for our customers that it is used…

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3 Things Healthcare Every Value Analysis Practitioner Should Know About Selecting Their VA Projects

As your GPO and local contracts yield less and less savings into today’s healthcare marketplace, which we call cost savings…

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Podcast 42 – 4 Things Supply Chain Leaders Need to Know about the Benefits of Benchmarking

If you are a frequent reader of our blog, you would know that we are very high on hospital supply…

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Why It’s Almost Impossible to Learn Much from Another Value Analysis Program and What to Do About it

I just recently viewed two value analysis program presentations given at a national supply chain conference by two seasoned value…

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