As you implement new efficiencies into your supply chain system, use technology and collaboration solutions that support the five key aspects – data and data analysis, resiliency, transparency, uniformity, and adaptability. A process based on these qualities makes room for future innovation and evolves along with the industry.
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21st-Century Health Care Supply Chain: The Keys to Making Technology and Collaboration Practical, Not Just Buzzwords
This paper examines the journey that an organization travels to arrive at an outsource decision and the challenges that it should be alert to post contract. The Literature Review section provides a context for the recommendations offered in the case study illustration. The recommendations deliberately focus on providing proper governance and oversight during the operational phase after the contract has been awarded and is up and running.
A well-conceived strategic sourcing program starts with an analysis of the total spend or operating expenses of the organization utilizing an “ABC” analysis and category/spend segmentation matrix. This analysis allows for the prioritization of the “sourceable” or “manageable” spend as distinct from other expenses such as taxes, depreciation and interest for which different strategies should be effectively applied.
The paper presents healthcare supply chain tools and strategies for navigating the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement, and explores new initiatives designed to advance the supply chain from a transactional program to a strategic contributor to organizational success.