Standardization and variation reduction are not supply chain issues alone. Nor is it an issue that can be fully addressed with a clinician and supply chain integration. For organizations to optimize their purchasing, every affected stakeholder needs to come together, add their perspective, and make decisions by consensus. But the logistics of pulling so many parties together can be difficult. So, what is the solution? Organizations can lean on industry thought leaders to provide tools and pathways to facilitate integration.
Dr. Eugene Schneller, a professor in the department of supply chain management at Arizona State University, has been fortunate to collaborate with numerous organizations and identify common characteristics of top performers. Dr. Schneller and his colleague, Jim Eckler, have used this knowledge to develop the Fully Integrated Supply Chain Organization, a model that manages all these elements under one umbrella across the entire system. Recently, the two presented their model at a publicly-available HBI Webinar.
Viewers of the webinar will learn how the FISCO model can:
- Reduce the number of medical-surgical suppliers and direct contracts.
- Witness ROI of efficient performance and operations (one organization simplified product acquisition from 100+ steps to 11 steps).
- Reduce expenses and mitigate risks
- Encourage clinical involvement in supply chain, creating more engaged staff.
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