Fifth edition of Health System Supply Chain Insights started

Nov. 12, 2020

Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC and PerformanSC Supply Chain Ltd, announced the start of the research phase for the 2020 edition of their Healthcare Supply Chain Insights series.

This will be the fifth report in the series that has charted the development of the Consolidated Service Center (‘CSC’) supply chain model since 2012 based on primary research with senior health system executives.

“Since our first report in 2012, we discovered that the number of health systems adopting the Consolidated Service Center model has increased from less than 20 to more than 80 health systems in the US, with similar supply chain concepts also being adopted internationally.” said Jamie Kowalski, President of Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC.

The research tracks the evolution of the health system supply chain from the provider perspective and provides insights from the development of the business case for health systems, through implementation, expansion and evolution of the supply chain model.

It calls out implications for supplier, distributor, purchasing and logistics organizations within the supply chain and looks to understand from the provider perspective the economics and metrics behind the CSC supply chain model. This latest edition will also feature the issues CSCs are dealing with associated with the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

“The fourth edition of the research, published in 2018, looked to the future of the Consolidated Service Center model, considering future business models and structures for Health Systems” said Lorcan Sheehan, CEO of PerformanSC Supply Chain Ltd.

“The 2020 report will take on board the learnings from managing the challenges COVID-19, and how Health Systems are adapting their supply chains as a result.”

The fifth edition of Health System Supply Chain Insights is expected to be published in December 2020. The researchers have completed discussions with senior health system executives and industry stakeholders to help shape the research agenda.

The survey is being offered via personal invitation to CSC Operators. To participate in the survey, contact Jamie C Kowalski or Lorcan Sheehan.

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