During a recent conversation that Robert W. Yokl (SVAH’s VP, Supply Chain & VA) had with a system supply chain executive. This thought-provoking discussion he had with the system supply chain executive was about how he was targeting supply utilization in a new savings initiatives to achieve his organization’s savings goals beyond price strategies.
Clearly, he knew what we know and that is that supply utilization management is the next new savings strategy that will take us to new levels of savings beyond price in the healthcare supply chain. But why don’t more healthcare supply chain leaders adopt supply utilization savings as the next big savings opportunity and start building or buying systems to help them achieve this next level of savings? Is it because they don’t believe the savings are there or realizable?
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