As indicated in one of my earlier posts, a significant value group purchasing organizations (GPOs) can bring to members is guidance in standardizing products in the supply chain. Although supply chain management is a complex and challenging arena, there are a number of relatively easy steps that can be taken to reduce costs, reduce variability in care and provide high quality care to patients.
Eliminate duplicative products – Your GPO can provide data that, with a quick review, can allow you to find numerous products that are similar (both in design and use) and vary in price. In some instances, the same product by different distributors can be found at markedly different costs. This simple step can quickly put you on a straightforward pathway to start making a difference.
Identify similar products – In many situations, products that are similar, but manufactured by different vendors, can be reviewed and evaluated by…
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