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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 […]

“Graduating” Through the Levels of Supply Chain Knowledge – Part 2

By Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Medical Surgical Advisory Solutions In our last post, we introduced the idea and value of making supply chain a strategic function of your healthcare organization and shared the idea of a supply chain hierarchy, beginning with some important building blocks. Here, we progress further through the hierarchy, with advanced and […]

“Graduating” Through the Levels of Supply Chain Knowledge – Part 1

By Tracey Chadwell, Senior Director, Medical Surgical Advisory Solutions Today’s market dynamics have made supply chains extremely complex and planning more difficult. The COVID pandemic has led to an increased focus on the supply chain, which has resulted in healthcare organizations seeing the supply chain in a new light and recognizing the value of making […]

10 Ways Surgery Centers Can Use Technology to Drive Their Supply Chain Strategy

By Erika Johnson, National Director, ASC, Intalere From the apparent to the less obvious, what are 10 ways information technology (IT) can help an ASC or outpatient facility/department improve its supply chain operations? Most simply, software, through even a basic materials management information system (MMIS), can provide benchmarks and goals for organizations to use to […]

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 […]

Driving Value in Healthcare Through Supplier Collaboration – Part 2- What Are the Critical Pieces of Building More Strategic Supplier Relationships?

Excerpts from a Conversation with Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere A critical piece of this new engagement model is sharing information and insights across the supply chain. That’s always been a sensitive topic between providers and suppliers. The lack of sharing, based on a traditional lack of trust and transparency, is perhaps an artifact […]