Supply chain tip of the week: Don't underestimate the power of tidbits and newsletters

Educating staff on supply chain practices can foster more efficiency, says Chris Johnson, head of supply chain at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

He shared the following tip with Becker's:

"I think the biggest key for supply chain leaders is to stay focused on education and communication. You can't always assume everyone knows how things work. At Tufts Medical Center, we're starting a supply chain newsletter to keep our staff knowledgeable about the process. We'll explain who our group purchasing organization is or give statistics about Tufts' supplies and procedures. (Did you know Tufts Medical Center carries 456 different types of sutures?) Hitting people over the head with these little tidbits of information really helps them focus on the bigger picture of creating a more efficient supply chain."

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