If You Want to be
Left Standing When the Winds of Change Hit Your Healthcare Organization
You Need to Master Change…NOW!
Isn’t it time for
you to Re-invent and Re-tool what your’re doing with your own
Strategic Supply Chain Operations Plan (SSCOP) so you can master
change -- Forevermore?
Material management (or supply chain management as it is now called)
has been red hot for 27 years now in healthcare, yet
very few healthcare organizations have taken the time to develop a
Strategic Supply Chain Operations Plan (SSCOP) to fine tune
their multi-million dollar business operations. Few healthcare
organizations ever take the time to refresh their SSCOP’s
plan to compensate for the winds of change that take place yearly
and will affect their healthcare organization.
Winds Of Change: One
big change that is right around the corner is the new Medicare
reimbursement regulations that go into effect in October and that
will surely cost your hospital, system or IDN hundreds of
thousands of dollars, or in many cases millions of dollars in
lost revenues and will also drastically affect your bottom line.
Master Change: We in
supply chain management always seem to be herky--jerky when it comes
to strategic operational planning, when planning is the little known
secret you desperately need to stay on top of your game. By
looking at where you have been, where you are now and where you want
(or need) to be in 1, 2, 3 or 5 years with you supply chain
management program, you can manage these unpredictable winds of
change more effectively.
Anticipate Change: This
is the case with one of our clients whose management is telling him
he needs to do more with less. He has responded to this
challenge by developing a Supply Chain Operations Plan, with our
assistance that includes re-inventing and re-tooling
his purchasing operations and supply value analysis program to be
leaner, meaner and more productive. At the same time our client is
proactively increasing his supply saving yield by 11.4
times over the next few years.
you want to be left standing when the winds of change hit your
healthcare organization, you need to master change by
anticipating change with your own Strategic Supply Chain Operations
Plan that will keep you afloat in good times and bad.
"Nothing is More
Terrible Than Activity Without Insight"
The term "strategic planning" is
not a new term in management's lexicon. It is derived from military
usage and the need for on-going assessment and self-appraisal of an
organization's strengths and weaknesses. It's a systematic and
defined planning process leading ultimately to the appropriate
strategies and tactics necessary to enable an organization to adapt
to change in an ever changing marketplace. The end result of such a
planning process is a clear vision for management of where it should
focus its energies and resources in the short, intermediate and long
term to meet their stated vision, mission and objectives.
impressed with Strategic Supply Savings Analysis™ because of
its) thoroughness and detailed (reporting). (It) gave (me) some
good ideas for concentration and implementation (of the savings
Jim Jurgitis, Director of
Material Management, United Hospital System, Kanosha, Wisconsin
Similar To A Strategic Long-Range Plan
A Strategic Supply Chain
Operational Plan has many similarities to the strategic long-range
planning process in that it is a systematic and defined planning
process. This plan will, enable a healthcare organization to
appraise the strengths and weaknesses or GAPS in its Supply Chain
Management Program. It will devise new strategies and tactics for
reducing and controlling their supply related expenses by employing
the value methodology. It begins with defining their vision,
mission and objectives for their new or refined Supply Chain
Management Program, in terms of what their aspirations are:
one, two and five years out
savings and quality goals are real and achievable
policies and procedures are required to align them with their new or
reinvented Supply Chain Management Program
steps are needed to develop strategies and tactics that will be creative
enough to meet the challenges of this new or refined program
problems or hurdles can be anticipated that would threaten the success
of a new or refined Supply Chain Management Program, and where do we get
Critical Planning Process
This mission critical planning
process, which will be facilitated by Strategic Value Analysis® In
Healthcare (SVAH), will position your hospital, system or IDN’s new
or refined Supply Chain Management Program to be successful, as
opposed to just letting it happen in an unplanned and disorganized
manner. When developed properly, it will provide you with a
blueprint for your Supply Chain Management Program and give you a
plan to follow over the next few years, thereby, increasing your
probability of success.
for the wealth of information provided by your Fast Target
Savings Assessment. The benchmarking information is priceless.
It will give our Value Analysis Team detailed information to
work with for many months to come. The fact that you provide
benchmark data for Consorta contracts, as well as your own
national database doubles the value of either of them viewed
that our supply utilization is greater than many of our peers
will hopefully provide the incentive needed to start managers
looking at not only what we pay for supplies, but also and more
importantly how we're using them. Should we be using them at
all? Could another product do the job as effectively, but for
lower cost? The Assessment will be the stimulus for many hours
Management, St Joseph's Medical Center,
16 Distinct SSCOP Advantages You
Need To Know About
By creating a SSCOP you
will bring 16 distinct and powerful advantages to your
you to influence the future of your supply chain operations by
anticipating the winds of change then preparing for them.
a new and powerful vision to break through the barriers that have been
holding back “big” savings for you.
on the important things (time, talent, money and materials) so that they
are properly allocated and aligned to those activities that provide the
awareness to your management of the changing healthcare environment as a
foundation for needed change in your supply chain operations.
analyze your supply chain internal operations and evaluate their impact
on your current performance.
the impact the changing healthcare environment is having on your
hospital, system or IDN that will affect the need for a change in
Provide awareness of your supply chain’s potential in light of its
strengths and weaknesses.
Identify and analyze available opportunities and potential threats
Bring up strategic issues for your top management review.
possible for you to set more realistic goals and objectives that are
demanding, yet attainable
more and better information for decision making
areas of poor performance that can eliminated.
control over all of your current operational challenges.
better communications with your management team.
a road map to show where your supply chain operation is going and how
you are going to get there.
a frame of reference for budgets and short and long range financial
Beyond these 16 distinct advantages that I have listed above a SSCOP
will put greater supply chain control in your hands because through
the SSCOP process you will have better information, better focus for
better decision making and control.
your staff exhibited a high degree of professionalism in
presenting recommendations to our staff in a very positive and
effective manner. (And) your consulting staff worked very well
in developing a teamwork environment…”
Markle, Vice President Administration Community Medical Center,
Toms River, NJ
It All Starts
Analysis To Create Your Supply Chain Of The Future!
prepare your Strategic Supply Chain Operational Plan SVAH will
conduct a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats)
Analysis of your supply chain management’s current state (political,
cultural, operational, attitudinal and transformational), which
shall include the following categories:
Identify current state and
devise future state of supply chain management mission
Identify current state and
devise future state of supply chain management vision
Identify current state and
devise future state of supply management values
Identify current objectives
and devise new objectives for supply chain management
Document successes to date
and devise new outcomes for supply chain management
Quantify current supply
chain management measures and devise or refine measurement
Determine current supply
chain management baselines and devise or refine baseline
Finalize supply chain
expense management savings targets based on Supply Chain
Strategies & Tactics
Understand current supply
chain cost management strategies and tactics and revise, or
devise new strategies and tactics that are performance
Prioritize tasks and
activities for the deployment of new supply chain management
Identify current evaluation
system and refine, revise or devise new system to integrate
with new supply chain management program
Based on our findings and
recommendations of your SWOT Analysis, SVAH will facilitate
planning workshops with your supply chain management and
executive management team to develop and finalize your SSCOP.
especially like the hands-on nature of SVAH’s consultants
which was a key ingredient in changing our culture.”
David Hoff, President/CEO, Wayne Memorial Hospital,
6% or Even 9% Supply Savings And Dramatic Operational
Improvements in Less Than 9 Weeks
It has been our SSCOP client’s
experience to save a minimum of 3%, 6%, or even 9% on their
supply spend and to dramatically improve their operations by
building their own customized supply chain of the future
utilizing the SSCOP’s methodology.
More importantly, our clients
have seen their management team connected to this SSCOP planning
process which enabled them to have their new strategies, tactics
and ideas heard (without a filter), evaluated and quickly
result of our SSCOP process for hospitals, systems and IDNs just
like yours has been the development of a defined plan with
a new and powerful vision to break through the barriers that
have been holding back “big” savings for you.
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