Throughout the pandemic of 2020 and 2021, supply chain has gained global notoriety for product shortages, increased focus on product resiliency and redundancy in production channels. While the global markets continue to work through supply shortages, the labor market has become a focus, as the gap in job openings has increased to approximately fifty percent over pre-pandemic statistics (ZipRecruiter Chief Economist Julia Pollack, cheddar.com, 2021). Based on these statistics, adding resiliency to the supply chain labor market must become an equal consideration for global healthcare supply chain leaders. UCHealth has taken definitive steps to identify, develop and build an internal resiliency within the healthcare supply chain employee base and will share their journey during this session.
- Explain the trends and reasons contributing to healthcare supply chain labor shortages.
- Identify which specific areas and job categories have been the most adversely affected.
- Review strategies and incentives that UC Health and others have identified to combat the shortages and ensure labor resilience.