ASC supply chain tip of the day: Review benchmarks

Effective supply chain management is a key component of an ASC's clinical, operational and financial success.

Mandie Shipp, BSN, RN, senior consultant of the clinical operations ambulatory care segment at Cardinal Health shared this supply chain tip with Becker's ASC Review:

"Many materials managers are clinicians who don't have a background in supply chain, and typically centers don't have a dedicated person supervising spending activity. Because of this, supply spend data is often overlooked. It is very difficult to effectively manage supply costs without the pertinent information needed to consistently make informed purchasing decisions. I recommend regularly reviewing purchase history data and analyzing costs relative to procedures, volumes, revenue and budget so you have benchmarks to work from."

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