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By: Sean Cwynar | On: August 30, 2019 | Category: Supply Chain |

Supply Chain Preparation for Hospital M&A

When a hospital and health system merger or affiliation transaction closes, the supply chain is faced with many unknowns. Being open to change and prepared to immediately offer value and […]

By: Sean Cwynar | On: April 29, 2019 | Category: Supply Chain |

Home Healthcare Supply Logistics

Managing the logistics and demand of providing home healthcare supplies can be challenging for suppliers. While larger health systems have the buying power to keep up with their steady demand […]

By: Sean Cwynar | On: March 1, 2019 | Category: Supply Chain |

Optimizing Supply Chain and Clinician Flow

Trust and transparency are key to clinical and supply chain teams making mutually informed decisions that optimize efficiency. A clinically integrated supply chain results in an optimized workflow with minimized […]

By: Sean Cwynar | On: December 23, 2018 | Category: Supply Chain |

Supply Chain and Sustainability Initiatives

The involvement of the supply chain in sustainability initiatives is a powerful role that should not be overlooked. With the significant spend that the healthcare supply chain has, implementing sustainability […]

By: Sean Cwynar | On: November 26, 2018 | Category: Supply Chain |

Connecting Supply Chain with Clinical Practice

As supply expenses continue to rise, it is critical for clinical teams to partner with the supply chain to control pricing variations. New technology advances and utilization variances often are […]

By: Sean Cwynar | On: October 20, 2018 | Category: Supply Chain |

Supply Chain’s Contribution to Patient Satisfaction and Engagement

Delivering cost saving improvements and ensuring caregivers have the necessary supplies to deliver the best quality of care to their patients is key to creating a successful health system. Strategically […]

By: Sean Cwynar | On: August 23, 2018 | Category: Supply Chain |

The Freight Debate

Freight and shipments are essential, everyday procedures for healthcare organizations, but a lack of planning & frequent last-minute shipments quickly add operational costs. Accurately forecasting inventory demand is essential to […]

By: Sean Cwynar | On: May 31, 2018 | Category: Supply Chain |

Managing Laboratory Supply Chain Operations

Developing strong partnerships with suppliers and laboratory distributors is essential to remain informed of new products, competitive pricing, and other laboratory supply chain opportunities. Being open to new technology and […]

By: Sean Cwynar | On: April 5, 2018 | Category: Supply Chain |

Managing Ambulatory & Outpatient Facility Supply Chain

Managing ambulatory & outpatient facility supply chain operations is an important ongoing process that shouldn’t be overlooked. Using software or a materials management information system (MMIS) can provide better data […]

By: Sean Cwynar | On: January 25, 2018 | Category: Supply Chain |

Pharmacy and the Supply Chain

The Pharmacy holds one of the hospital’s largest commodity expenditures. Pharmacists making important inventory and supply management purchasing decisions benefit from Supply Chain negotiated GPO pricing agreements. This important relationship […]