Category Management

Ensuring the Resilience of Your Supply Chain – Team, Strategy and Tools – Part 2

Excerpts from a Conversation with Intalere Senior Advisory Specialist, Tracey Chadwell In our previous post, we introduced the concept of supply chain resiliency, and shared insight on building your team and several strategies you can undertake as you move through the process. Now that we’ve got the team and we’ve got some of the strategy […]

Ensuring the Resilience of Your Supply Chain – Team, Strategy and Tools – Part 1

Excerpts from a Conversation with Intalere Senior Advisory Specialist, Tracey Chadwell Supply chain resiliency is a term and phrase that has really gained traction over the past several months as we deal with the fallout of the pandemic and seek to apply some lessons and best practices so we can avoid making the same mistakes […]

9 Reasons for Inefficiencies in Supply Management

by Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Advisory Solutions, Intalere In recent blog posts, we discussed the idea of supply utilization management and building a sustainable process to identify gaps in supply chain strategies and create new behaviors that bring savings to your healthcare facility’s bottom line. One area of particular scrutiny is waste in the supply […]

Supply Utilization Management (SUM) – Part 2: What it Takes to Achieve Improvement

By Peter Cayan, Vice President, and Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Advisory Solutions In part one of our supply utilization management discussion, we began by defining the concept of supply utilization management and explained how so many aspects beyond initial price affect your true cost. In this post, we’ll review how you can build a culture […]

Supply Utilization Management (SUM) – Part One: The Untapped Well

By Peter Cayan, Vice President and Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Advisory Solutions While controlling cost and reducing variation will always be mission-critical functions to any and all supply chain managers, these tip-of-the-iceberg savings represent only about 37% of the total lifecycle cost of supply purchases. The preponderance of your product, service and technology life cycle […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 5: Illustrating a Strategic, Collaborative Supply Chain Process that Drives Real Results

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere Intalere’s owner, Intermountain Healthcare, has been recognized consistently for being in the Gartner top category for supply chain and now as a masterclass in supply chain. I was extremely excited to join Intalere, bringing a non-healthcare perspective and also tapping into the highest healthcare […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 4: Building Category Councils to Drive Better Sourcing Decisions

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere Along with our suppliers, we have to increase our dialogue with our internal stakeholders to align our strategic objectives across the organization and develop strategies to address that. With that in mind, we’re starting to see a new level of engagement between supply chain […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 3: What Are Some Best Supply Chain Practices From Outside Healthcare?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere An interesting corollary to my experience in other industries is that supply chain has continued to evolve and grow its influence across an organization. When I joined the healthcare industry, I noticed that the primary focus of most supply chain organizations is very much […]