Increased awareness of effective process management


I recently had the opportunity to speak to the New England Society of Healthcare Materials Management. While I always enjoy talking about business presentations, I gained incredible insights into the supply chain required to keep our healthcare system fully functional at all times. Effective materials management – manufacturing, distribution and procurement – requires precision planning, collaboration and communication, especially in terms of contingency planning for unexpected situations and weather events. I left the meeting with a whole different level of appreciation for what this group of professionals does to ensure that we receive top quality healthcare.