Supply Chain Department of the Year - NOMINATE YOUR TEAM!

May 14, 2024
Saluting Healthcare Purchasing Leaders

Healthcare Purchasing News exclusively has recognized and honored supply chain departments for numerous years. Your department could be next, but you won’t know unless you nominate your team for HPN's 2024 Supply Chain Department of the Year award to be featured in the September 2024 edition of the magazine!

Deadline: July 5.

Document your accomplishments and submit to [email protected] and/or [email protected]

How to nominate your team for HPN’s Supply Chain Department of the Year Award

Entries will be evaluated on elements disclosed in writing or provided in the following four areas:

  1. Process Innovation – How the department approaches day-to-day operations for internal customers that highlights and reinforces its importance to the organization, including the use of information technology and performance improvement management processes to improve efficiency and productivity. Also, how the staff members communicate, cooperate and work together to make the department collectively greater than the sum of its multiple functions.
  2. Customer service – How the department manages product evaluations, contracting, purchasing, distribution, inventory management, consulting and facilitation for internal customers, including the operating room, nursing floors, and others, such as laboratory, radiology, clinical specialties and outpatient services.
  3. Financial/Operational Cost Savings – How specifically the department has reduced non-labor and labor expenses to maintain a healthy bottom line for the organization, including increased productivity, improved service levels and fewer errors.
  4. Comprehensive Strategic Planning – How the department efficiently and intelligently works with partners along the supply chain continuum, including raw materials suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, service companies (such as consulting firms and waste management firms) to assist their internal customers within the individual hospital or multiple facilities within the health system for the benefit of patients.

There are no limits on the length of your entry, but please provide quantitative support for any claims made.

A judging panel of respected Supply Chain professionals from across the country, as well as selected Supply Chain experts on our editorial advisory board and our HPN editorial staff will evaluate each nomination.

For the nomination, highlight specific, measurable achievements and goals over the past year. Also include your name, telephone number, number of full-time equivalents, scope of responsibilities, and number of beds at the facility.

To qualify nominees MUST comply with the following rules:

  • Only nominations submitted exclusively and originally to HPN and not to any other publication or association awards for any aspect of supply chain, including excellence, innovation and performance improvement, will be considered. If you plan to submit or have submitted your case study as a nomination to other organizations (in print or online) in addition to HPN, we ask that you make a choice between HPN and those other organizations.
  • All nominations must focus on team-driven contributions and results more heavily than outsourced/purchased services to consultants, distributors, GPOs, manufacturers and software companies. Basically, emphasize what your team has accomplished over what a third-party vendor did for you.
  • All nominations must include relevant details on how some of your supply and service partners (manufacturers, distributors, GPOs, software companies and consultants) have contributed to your group’s development, growth and success. What did each of these key vendor partners do for/with you that mattered? Brag about what makes each of them useful and how they help /have helped your team succeed. Please identify each supplier/service company by name and include a sentence or two on what each did. Failure to fulfill this requirement will eliminate you/your nomination from consideration.
  • All nominated organizations must be willing to share relevant basic financial details with our readers, such as annual revenues, annual expenses and annual purchasing volume.
  • Finally, all nominations submitted to HPN become the property of HPN for use in editorial and promotional purposes in perpetuity and shall not be submitted or used anywhere else for any reason without the expressed written consent of HPN’s publisher.

Document your accomplishments and submit them to [email protected] and/or [email protected].

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