Boardroom Sessions

Similar to the IDN Summit Lunch N Learns and Focus Groups, Boardroom Sessions are in-depth educational forums offering opportunity for discussion and learnings related to current issues impacting the healthcare supply chain. These invitation-only sessions allowed host companies the chance for open dialogue about strategies, problem solving and informed decision making in the changing atmosphere of the healthcare supply chain. Led by industry leaders, these provider-only sessions are designed to be interactive and provide access to experts from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Invited attendees selected which Boardroom Sessions to attend after completing registration. 

For more information and to register for the Boardroom Sessions at the IDN Summit Virtual Experience, please contact Robert Chafin at 859.523.5701.

Vizient's Boardroom Session

Tuesday, September 21 | 11:00 AM ET - 12:00 PM ET

Resiliency: Taking Supply Chain Management Forward 

Speakers: Rachel Martin, AVP, Resiliency & SCO Strategy, Vizient, and Lee Ayers, Sr. Director, Supply Chain Operations, Sutter Health 

Healthcare supply chain leaders routinely indicate that managing supply disruptions is the greatest operational challenge they face.  This was true before the COVID-19 pandemic, but even more evident now as we see how unplanned events can greatly impact the entire healthcare value chain.  Efficient flow of goods requires channel coordination across multiple trading partners between the point of origin and the point of patient care.  Minimizing disturbances requires visibility and alignment of the complete value chain.  However, transparency has been historically hard to come by.  This lack of transparency creates a gap between suppliers and providers which often leads to high inventories, sporadic demand cycles, inaccurate forecasting, and supply disruptions.  With the right collaboration, the healthcare supply chain could be more efficiently managed, adding value to suppliers, distributors, and providers.