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The Healthcare Supply Chain Resiliency Playbook

What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

According to SAP, “A resilient supply chain is defined by its capacity for resistance and recovery. That means having the capability to mitigate most supply chain disruptions and greatly limit the impact of those that occur. Operational risk and interruption can threaten multiple areas of the supply chain. Worldwide disasters, as we’ve seen with COVID-19, can have a far-reaching, global impact upon supply chain logistics, suppliers, and workforces. Other supply chain disruptions can come in the form of unexpected competition, sudden market trends, or even rapid changes in customer shopping behaviors.”

VPL’s Healthcare Supply Chain Resiliency Playbook breaks down everything you need to know.

You Simply Never Know What’s Going to Happen Next.

If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s that interruptions to the supply chain can happen anytime, anywhere, and with little-to-no advance notice.

How a health system manages those interruptions—and perhaps more importantly—how well prepared it is to respond before interruptions happen—can make a world of difference to both its bottom line and its patients’ long-term care.

Resiliency is a must, and the most resilient health systems are empowered with data that enables them to:

  • Drive Better Negotiation at the Procurement Level
  • Reduce Cost
  • Increase Employee Satisfaction
  • Improve Trust and Relationships with Clinicians
  • Enable Better Patient Care and Outcomes
Technology is Key to a Smarter Supply Chain.

Every industry feels the impact of a fragile supply chain, but in healthcare it presents as a serious loss of productivity and revenue, and a threat to high-quality care. If you continue doing as you’ve always done, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always gotten—lack of visibility and frustration from both providers and patients.

Download our healthcare supply chain resiliency playbook if you’re ready to break the cycle and step toward greater resilience.