Increasing American Manufacturing in the Wake of COVID-19

August 25, 2023- In the constant search for ways to cut costs across the board, one of the biggest points of debate for IDNs and providers is the decision between domestic or international manufacturing for their supplies. The pandemic illuminated the need for increased manufacturing in the United States as the demand for PPE and other materials skyrocketed. Companies without any onshore manufacturing were much more likely to struggle with sourcing materials for their clients, but the labor and raw material costs make domestic manufacturing harder to maintain for others. Essentially, it comes down to the needs and goals of the company.

The Journal of Healthcare Contracting publisher John Pritchard recently sat down with several supply chain leaders to discuss the merits of investing in U.S.-based manufacturing for providers:

  • Rene Gurdian, Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain Finance and Strategy at Ochsner Health
  • George Godfrey, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Baptist Health South Florida
  • Bob Boswell, President and CEO at LeeSar & Cooperative Service of Florida
  • John Wood, CEO of Encompass

Read More in the latest issue of The Journal of Healthcare Contracting.

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