Monthly Archives: March 2013

Five Steps to Supply Chain Efficiency, Step 3: : Automate your Connectivity to your Suppliers

This week let’s continue the conversation we introduced last month on how to achieve supply efficiency in five easy steps: Maximize your Materials Management Information System Enhance your Database Automate your Connectivity to your Suppliers Support and Implement GS1 Data Standards Utilize Advanced Data Analytics and Information. Since we’ve explained Step 1 and Step 2, […]

Intalere Member Achievement Award Winners

In my last post, I shared some thoughts from our Executive Forum, about how healthcare providers, are taking active, ground-breaking roles in managing the future of their organizations.  This week, my point was further illustrated, as we announced the winners of the fifth annual Intalere Healthcare Achievement Awards.  From a record number of entries, we […]

Five Steps to Supply Chain Efficiency Step 2: Enhance your Database

Last week we introduced the following five steps to supply chain efficiency: Maximize your Materials Management Information System Enhance your Database Automate your Connectivity to your Suppliers Support and Implement GS1 Data Standards Utilize Advanced Data Analytics and Information. Today let’s dig deeper into Step 2: Enhance your Database. Relevant, actionable data is the basic […]

Five Steps to Supply Chain Efficiency Step 1: Maximize your Materials Management Information System

Targeting supply chain improvement is the single most effective way to improve profitability, address cash on hand and ensure reliability of product and service delivery. Historically the annual spending on consumable supplies and the resources (people and systems) needed to operate the supply chain is about 35 – 40 percent of a healthcare facility’s operating […]

GPOs – Charting the Path Forward

In a previous post, I referenced the continuing efforts of GPOs to reinvent ourselves and ensure that we continue to bring value to our customers on a routine basis. That commitment is manifested in events such as the annual Intalere Executive Forum, which provides members the opportunity to meet with leading industry executives, government policy […]