7 must-reads for supply chain leaders this week

Here are seven articles published by Becker's Hospital Review this week, highlighting a critique on the lack of diversity in the supply chain industry and a look into Walmart's unique package delivery pilot program, among other topics. 

1. Viewpoint: Supply chain needs more diversity
Despite some progress, the supply chain industry is still a very "white male profession," according to Lora Cecere, founder and CEO of the research firm Supply Chain Insights.

2. Drug execs anticipate Trump's drug pricing plans: 4 things to know
Two drug industry executives predict President Donald Trump will roll out proposals to tackle high drug costs within the next few weeks to months, reports Bloomberg.

3. Supply chain tip of the day: Schedule daily huddles with surgical teams
Supply chain managers should participate in daily scheduling huddles with surgical teams to sequence cases and map out necessary resources for predictable surgical schedules, according to Tom Fox, a managing director at healthcare consulting firm Nova Strategies.

4. Dr. Scott Gottlieb talks drug price strategies, FDA hiring freeze: 4 takeaways
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, testified Thursday before the House Appropriations Subcommittee, discussing President Donald Trump's proposed budget, the FDA hiring freeze and strategies to lower drug prices.

5.10 most-read supply chain stories in May
A nationwide sodium bicarbonate shortage piqued the interest of readers last month.  

6. Walmart employees to deliver online orders on commute home: 4 things to know
Walmart's new pilot program allows employees to make extra money by delivering online orders on their way home from work.

7. Mallinckrodt considers sale of generic drug unit: 4 things to know
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is looking to divest its generic drug business.

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