Financial Operations Track: Panel: Suppliers Accountability in Supply Chain
Date & Time
Monday, September 9, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location Name
Grand Canyon 7

Moderator: Nancy Wobig, Senior Director, Category Management, Mayo Clinic/ Captis

Panelists: Sara Henderson, VP, Supply Chain, Avera Health; Ramesh Krish, VP, Supply Chain Management, Prime Healthcare; and Jean-Marc Villain, Director of Supply Diversity, Medical University of South Carolina

Accountability is critical within the supply chain or else careless, potentially harmful mistakes can be made. Let’s face it suppliers have an immense amount of pressure to perform or costly and sometime deadly mistakes can occur. The vast majority of time supplier performance is flawless but supply chain movement is not always a smooth flowing chain of events; problems do arise. A collaboration must exist between the healthcare supply chain of an IDN and their suppliers to avoid mistakes such as back orders, incorrect product placement, cyber threats, drug shortages, etc. Having one, succinct vision can help eliminate mistakes and expunge miscommunication errors. In this session, you will learn how to minimize your supplier issues with improved collaboration, contracting methods, and communication. 

Learning Objectives:  

1) Detect vulnerabilities in your healthcare supply chain. 

2) Analyze how collaboration and accountability can work for all parties to improve the supply chain of any IDN. 

3) Formulate a clear communications strategy to ensure all parties in your supply chain understand their responsibilities.  


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