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Supplies at a Crossroads With Operating Costs: Using the Web as a Supply Chain Management Tool
November 5, 2004 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Robert Majors, director of materials management at Bloomington Hospital and Healthcare System, speaks about the importance of adopting Web-based supply chain management solutions as part of an overall strategy to manage hospital costs. Majors focuses on opportunities for materials managers to make strategic contributions to the financial health of the hospital by seizing control of supply chain practices, and highlights his experience using web-based solutions to drive efficiencies. Specifically, Bob discusses why hospitals need to leverage technology; attacking unnecessary assets, activities, processes, materials, and services extending from suppliers and their suppliers all the way through the organization. Learn how to build collaborative relationships with supply partners, increase contract purchases, establish consistent pricing across member sites, improve convenience of contract management, and gain leverage to improve negotiations position.