Idea Exchanges: Disruptions in the Supply Chain 
Date & Time
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Location Name
Grand Canyon 6

Host: Joseph Quinones, Supply Chain Executive

Strengthening your supply chain to be prepared when links in the chain experience disruptions due to labor unrest, severe weather events, strikes, cyber issues, and other disruptive events is paramount in running a leading healthcare supply chain. While some supply chain disruptions may be difficult to predict, it’s crucial to be prepared for possible delays in the most cost-efficient manner possible. 

This Idea Exchange will provide an opportunity for all parties to share their thoughts on ways to protect your healthcare supply chain to ensure optimal patient care while managing your assets in a cost-efficient manner. We’ll also discuss the times when it is impossible to worry about costs and just need to get the needed supplies, pharmaceuticals, devices to clinicians. 


Learning Objectives: 

1) Define the disruptions most likely to impact your supply chain. 

2) Outline contingency plans to ensure optimal supply chain performance. 

3) Identify the disruptions that may prove catastrophic and what should be done when those catastrophes impact your supply chain.