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Facing an (Your) Uncertain Future in the Supply Chain



New forces and new options cause a continual swirl in the healthcare supply chain profession that will pull under those who do not proactively address them and prepare to deal with them.

Part One: How to revolutionize your career by making one simple change of how you deal with supply chain transformation –

  • Change from the RTCC syndrome (Reacting to Current Circumstances) to the ATCC syndrome (Acting to Change Circumstances)


Part Two: The eight strategic steps to your future success.

  1. Examine and modify your attitude
  2. End the adversarial approach with your suppliers
  3. Start communicating with physicians
  4. Establish a clinical presence on your staff
  5. Get to know your CIO
  6. Spend more time beyond your department walls
  7. Take advantage of educational opportunities
  8. Pursue professional certification


Part Three: The current developments in the supply chain that will affect you –

  • The increasing importance of data
  • The inclusion of the Pharmacy in the supply chain
  • The evolution of the GPO
  • The changing world of distribution
  • The management of technology
  • Facilities planning and design
  • New methodologies
    • Six Sigma
    • Lean Supply Chain Management
    • Green Purchasing


Part Four: How important is the supply chain to the success of your organization?

  • Are the nurses and the doctors the only important people?
  • What if the supply chain shut down for a single day?
  • Looking at the world of reality in the hospital and your effect on it
  • What do people in the supply chain have to feel good and proud about every day?


Selected comments from attendees at previous presentations -

“Our hospital is going through some leadership changes, and I had somewhat lost my Material Management focus. Your presentation reeled me back into what is important and why I've been in healthcare for the last 28 years. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to present!”

“I took more notes on your presentation at AHRMM than other session.  It was practical advice for the future of the industry, delivered in an interesting and compelling manner.  The heartfelt ending to your presentation brought tears to my eyes due to my own parent’s recent hospitalizations.  We truly do what we do every day because of the patients.”

“Very good, inspirational, I really needed to hear this. Thank you!”

“Best session of the conference”

“Both speakers really got my attention.  They are both knowledgeable and passionate

“One of the best presentations”


“Great info and direction”

“This is the first thought provoking session for me so far.  Engaging; I appreciate the info.”



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