Vizient’s SVP of sourcing operations, David Gillan, to speak about supply chain resiliency for AZ State Univ.’s Genius Series

September 17, 2020  –  Vizient (Irving, TX) announced that David Gillan, SVP of sourcing operations, will be the featured speaker for Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey Healthcare Club’s Genius Series on Sept. 18.

Gillan will discuss how COVID-19 has disrupted the healthcare supply chain, the impact to patient care, and how the supply chain must adjust to become more resilient. Gillan’s presentation will include an overview of healthcare supply chain management, the role of group purchasing organizations, perspective on the supply chain pre-COVID, the current impact to providers and suppliers, and a post-COVID outlook.

“The COVID-19 pandemic caused an immediate and serious disruption in the global health care supply for personal protective equipment and other essential medical supplies,” said Gillan. “As an industry, health systems, suppliers and supply chain partners like GPOs must work together to figure out how to balance cost with inventory redundancy to establish supply chain resiliency so that the challenges we are facing in this pandemic do not happen again.”

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