Below you’ll find articles our expert William Stitt has contributed and published. Please browse around and learn how to better improve your practices!

Supply Chain Efficiencies: Better Management of Inventory

Inventory management has always been a primary responsibility of supply chain, but it is often ignored until the end of the fiscal year.

When Does Price Prevail Over Physician Preference?

By utilizing partnership strategies, the healthcare executive can support both their physicians and the supply chain strategy.

The integration of supply chain management into healthcare IT strategy

The focus on strategic planning and implementation for healthcare information technology projects continues to be at the forefront of most, if not all, healthcare organizations today.

Navigating the issue of local purchasing and its effect on the community

Focuses on the duties of materials management professionals in reducing the expenses of hospitals. Factors considered in purchasing decisions.

Age-old inventory management ideas still break some new ground

One industry veteran, Lynn James Everard, has asserted that distributors bear the brunt of that failure. Hospitals, he says, have made tremendous strides in getting product pricing to a reasonable level.

Facing increasing cost pressure, providers press purchasing groups

After Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital converted to a new group purchasing organization in 2008, the academic medical center reported first-year savings of $6.5 million.

Hospitals brace for safety and efficiency push

At Denver Health, facilities managers and engineers have led the way on many cost-saving projects under the hospital system’s lean performance improvement program.