Supply Chain Tip of the Week: 3 tips to transform your non-acute supply chain to a high-performance system

If your facility is looking to take a whole system approach to supply chain and expand into the non-acute space, focus on building a streamlined strategy for a high-performance system.

Follow these supply chain tips to find increased visibility and efficiency across your sites of care: 

Standardization: Design a plan that works for your facility or Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) to support success. Remember that a lack of data can always be worked around by establishing a data capture timeframe. Start early – this process requires time to successfully establish.

Leadership: Leadership engagement and support are critical to optimal planning and implementation. This includes supervisors, managers, directors, and executives.

Communication: Ongoing communication across departments and levels is key to standardizing non-acute products and processes across the organization. Be ready to educate and then educate again. Encourage supply chain staff to build relationships with the clinic to encourage accountability!

There are many steps to standardize your non-acute space, these tips can help your facility build a strong foundational supply strategy to reach long-term success. Read about Cardinal Health’s collaboration with McLaren Health Care to transform their non-acute supply chain and find more best practices. 

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