The number one strategy for saving money in the healthcare supply chain is by saving on price. When you look at contracting and strategic sourcing, it’s all about price. Standardization is a function of consolidating volume towards a common vendor(s) to attain a better tier or negotiate a better price. When an organization changes their group purchasing organization to another or joins a regional cooperative, it is to get a better price. Let’s face it, the healthcare supply chain has always been heavily leveraged towards saving with price. Price is King, but is this the only savings opportunity we have?