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Supply Chain: Cost Savings and Operational Efficiencies at Advocate
May 27, 2004 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Jon Bruss, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, IL. Faced with many of the common challenges of a large, growth-oriented healthcare system, Advocate undertook a major initiative to reduce supply chain costs by $30 million over an 18-month period. Jon Bruss provides a case study on the initiative, highlighting the combination of executive leadership, technology, process and infrastructure changes, employee participation and ownership, and business intelligence that has driven significant cost savings and operational improvements at Advocate. Jon will also highlight Advocate’s next steps in its efforts to optimize resources.