October 2020

The Process of Change – The U.S. healthcare supply chain has undergone as tremendous amount of change within a short window of time.

Publisher’s Letter – Three things that are forever changed

Executive Interview – What Can Drones Do For You?

Innovation Through Supply Chain Optimization – Moving strategies forward in an age of disruption

Sponsored: Owens & Minor | Eliminating Inefficiencies in Implant Purchases

Acurity, Nexera integrated into Premier – Premier’s acquisition in February of regional GPO Acurity will lead to some contract shuffling in the New York tri-state area.

Trends: Don’t Delay – As if combating a pandemic was not enough, healthcare providers were urging patients not to delay important medical procedures.

Future of supply chain: The Role of Demand Forecasting in the Resilient Supply Chain

Trends: Making the Most of the ERTC – The ERTC provisions of the CARES Act provide significant economics for employers who are ineligible or unable to participate in the PPP.

Trends: Industry Prepared for COVID-19 Vaccine – Alarms were raised this spring and summer about potential shortages of vaccine-related products. 

HIDA Stockpiles Divert Critical Supplies from the Front Lines to the Back Shelf – Long-term stockpiles present an unworkable mix of management, logistical, and financial challenges for healthcare providers

Healthcare Group Purchasing Organizations: Helping to drive COVID-19 response and recovery

Conductiv Introduces Diversity Initiative – Conductiv™, a third-party spend optimization solutions provider, announced an initiative to help healthcare providers better identify and increase their spend with local and minority-owned suppliers.

Sponsored – Cardinal Health: | A Bird’s Eye View

Observation Deck: Making Sense of the Changes


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