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AHRMM Power Up Podcast - Episode 12

Power Supply

Release Date: 04/30/2024

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This week on the AHRMM Subject Matter Expert Podcast, Devin Sumaoang, Director of Supply Chain Transformation & Design at the University of Washington, joins Justin Poulin to explore how design thinking can revolutionize employee engagement in the healthcare supply chain industry. Devin shares his unique approach to adapting the design thinking model, walking us through the process from idea generation to execution, and revealing the keys to success along the way. Discover how this innovative approach not only promotes professional growth and enhances succession planning, but also...

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Forecasting the Future: Leveraging AI for Smarter Inventory Management  show art Forecasting the Future: Leveraging AI for Smarter Inventory Management

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Is your supply chain data working for you, or are you working for it? In this eye-opening Season 10 finale episode, Cody Fisher, EVP and Strategic Advisor at Concordance Healthcare Solutions, takes us into the world of AI-powered data cleansing and its potential to revolutionize data in healthcare supply chain. Cody shares real-world examples of how AI is breaking down data silos, enabling seamless mergers and acquisitions integrations, and fostering newfound collaboration between providers and suppliers. He'll also reveal his secrets to harnessing the power of AI to clean up your data...

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The Balancing Act: Mastering Reorder Points and Safety Stock show art The Balancing Act: Mastering Reorder Points and Safety Stock

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Struggling to find the sweet spot between overstocking and running out of critical supplies? Say goodbye to stockouts and hello to a well-oiled supply chain with Brian Bartel, Suzi Collins, and Justin Poulin as they unveil the secrets to mastering reorder points and safety stock. In this episode, Brian breaks down his tried-and-true formulas for calculating optimal inventory levels, while Suzi shares cautionary tales of unit measure mishaps and the importance of understanding how products are pulled. Together, they'll guide you through the ever-changing landscape of lead times and usage...

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The Distribution Shuffle: Balancing Contracts, Costs, and Continuity show art The Distribution Shuffle: Balancing Contracts, Costs, and Continuity

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In the wake of the pandemic, healthcare organizations were forced to venture beyond their trusted primary suppliers and into the unknown territory of secondary distributors – and the ripple effects are still being felt today in many healthcare facilities. This week on Power Supply, we sit down with Jody Eastland, Director of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Operations at University Health and the newest member of the Power Supply Advisory Group, to identify the challenges and opportunities of navigating today’s supply chain landscape. From the challenges of vetting secondary distributors...

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From the OR to Supply Chain: A Surgeon’s Vision for Clinical Innovation  show art From the OR to Supply Chain: A Surgeon’s Vision for Clinical Innovation

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What if the key to unlocking your supply chain’s full potential has been hiding in plain sight all along, in the most unlikely place – the Operating Room? This week on Power Supply, Dr. Pearce McCarty, orthopedic surgeon and supply chain innovator, joins us to make a compelling case for why engaging surgeons in healthcare supply chain could be the key to unlocking game-changing improvements in cost, quality, and outcomes. He'll share eye-opening stories from his own journey into the supply chain realm and reveal the communication strategies and data-driven tactics that helped him bridge...

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Lean Linen? Folding Cost Savings & Efficiency into Your Hospital’s Laundry Program show art Lean Linen? Folding Cost Savings & Efficiency into Your Hospital’s Laundry Program

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Are rising laundry and linen expenses straining your healthcare facility’s finances? On this week’s Power Supply GPO Spotlight™, we're joined by Trevor Rotondo, Director of Purchased Services Strategic Sourcing at HealthTrust Performance Group, to discuss a cost-effective approach to meeting your facility’s growing linen needs while staying within your budget. Learn how Trevor and the HealthTrust team can help take the guesswork out of managing your facility’s Laundry & Linen expenses while providing inventory management support,...

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This is the AHRMM Power Up Podcast with Mike Schiller and hosted by Justin Poulin. Every month, we highlight trends, strategies, and solutions from the field to advance the healthcare supply chain industry. In this episode, Mike and Justin share what you need to know from May ’24: New HHS Proposal for Drug Shortages --includes penalties Review of AHA’s position and AHRMM’s released statement Supply Chain Fundamentals Series NEW, 30-minute e-learning course on the FAHRMM 0.5 CEC, FREE members/non-members FAHRMM guidelines have changed -- Aligned more with the current environment ...

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Leeches, Baby Kits, & Bionic Ears: Uncovering the Uncommon Side of Supply Chain show art Leeches, Baby Kits, & Bionic Ears: Uncovering the Uncommon Side of Supply Chain

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When you think of healthcare supplies, bandages and gloves might come to mind – but what about leeches, newborn packs, and bionic ears? This week on the Power Supply Podcast, Randy Subramany, Director of Supply Chain at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, takes us on a wild ride through the lesser-known corners of the medical supply world. Discover the surprising challenges and creative solutions that come with managing these unique and critical items, from cultivating a steady supply of medicinal leeches to designing the perfect take-home kit for new parents. And when it comes to cochlear...

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Procurement Pioneers: Adventures in Indirect Spend Management show art Procurement Pioneers: Adventures in Indirect Spend Management

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Are you struggling to wrangle your organization's indirect spend and purchased services? In this week’s eye-opening episode, we sit down with Rick Gresko, Vice President of Procurement at Jefferson Health, to uncover insider strategies for tackling these procurement challenges head-on. From navigating the blurry lines between indirect spend and purchased services to leveraging data for strategic decision-making, Rick shares his expertise on bringing value to traditionally commodity-based purchases. Tune in to discover how you can build credibility with internal stakeholders, manage...

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Don't miss this week's new AHRMM Subject Matter Expert Podcast episode, featuring Joe Dudas, Division Chair at Mayo Clinic. Joe joins host Justin Poulin to dive into the world of Collaborative Planning Forecast Replenishment (CPFR) in healthcare supply chain management. Drawing from his experience in non-healthcare industries, Joe breaks down the core purpose of CPFR and its potential to revolutionize the way we approach out-of-stock prevention and strategic data sharing. He'll explore the foundational tools and strategies needed for successful CPFR implementation, from accurate forecasting to...

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This is the AHRMM Power Up Podcast with Mike Schiller and hosted by Justin Poulin. Every month, we highlight trends, strategies, and solutions from the field to advance the healthcare supply chain industry. In this episode, Mike and Justin share insights and updates from April ’24:

  • Human Trafficking Article Published in AMA Journal of Ethics. Check out their website to read the full article.
  • AHRMM ‘24 Registration is Now Open!
    • NEW “One Member Pricing” and Military Partner Benefits -- more details to follow!
  • Spring Summit is In the Books -- sessions now available ON-DEMAND!
  • Chinese Manufactured Syringes and FDA Warning Letters – be on the lookout!

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Power Supply is proud to partner with AHRMM, the leading professional membership group for the healthcare supply chain. Through this collaboration, Power Supply offers Continuing Education Credit (CEC) approved podcast episodes to the healthcare supply chain audience.