resilient healthcare supply chain

How To Develop a Resilient Healthcare Supply Chain

Building a more resilient healthcare supply chain

As with last year, healthcare supply chain disruptions look to be an enormous challenge for health systems in 2023.

An article on NikoHealth.com from this past December suggests that to prepare for this, providers should “take complete control of their supply chains” using automation and cloud-based solutions that will “enable them to create forecasts and buy some deficiency items ahead of time to avoid protracted out-of-stock situations.”

Everything we’re hearing and reading seems to corroborate this view. Becker’s Hospital Review recently published an article in which they asked four leaders to weigh in on their supply chain priorities for 2023. In addition to citing financial pressures and the need for price efficiency, smart sourcing, and operational efficiency, all four indicated establishing a resilient healthcare supply chain was still at the top of their lists.

From mobile apps that “provide end users access to disruptions that impact their inventory locations and orders,” to creating resiliency programs and developing new inventory models to ensure PPE and other supplies are available in bulk, hospitals and health systems are looking for new ways to respond to ongoing disruptions in the supply chain.

Other resiliency measures being considered by top hospitals include better collaboration with key suppliers, digital transformations, scaling technologies, and finding better ways to centralize the ordering and management of crucial products.

Putting the healthcare supply chain resiliency plan into motion

With that in mind, creating a resilient healthcare supply chain is what VPL has been hyper-focused on for the past few years. Additionally, we are committed to showing hospitals that it doesn’t have to be challenging, complicated, or time-consuming to make the switch to better automation.

With VPL as your provider for a resilient healthcare supply chain, your hospitals or health system will enjoy:

  • Software customized to your system’s unique needs
  • Minimal implementation time
  • Guided workflows to ensure ease of use and eliminate costly errors
  • Technology designed to save money and time
  • Ongoing professional support and consultation
  • Compliance monitoring that ensures vendors are following agreed-upon shipping procedures
  • On-demand access to real-time data and analytics
  • The track-and-trace visibility needed to see products as they travel from point of manufacture to point of patient care

Our technology saved one health system we work with an additional 65% monthly savings within their first six months onboard. In addition, you will save  20% or more over traditional full-service programs. Furthermore, we will provide you with an ROI summary specific to your health organization.

Download your copy of the supply chain resiliency playbook to learn how you can build a resilient healthcare supply chain in 2023.

Alternatively, schedule a demo to speak to a member of our team.