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Normal is coming. Get ready with a just-released Capacity Planning engine

Healthcare just experienced what may be the most significant financial hit in history. The recent AHA survey(1) estimates the cancellation of hospital services alone represented $161.4 billion in lost revenue over a period of four months.....

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How did we get into this mess?

1. Discussing chartering a plane from Shanghai to bring supplies to the US
2. Checking the validity of the certificates produced by various middle-men at 3am here in New Jersey
3. Sending people to check the physical stock and seal it in the middle of the night in China
4. Finding that letter of credit or price negotiation are out of the question, and don’t work anymore any way
5. Adding more than 100 unknown people to WhatsApp contact’s list because they have an “uncle and connections” in China and can help us with PPE supplies

is it the end of the road for erp (as we know it)?

Posted By: Ashok Muttin | Date: July 9, 2016

For those of us who are familiar with Enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployments, this question comes up once every 5-7 years. Mainly used to streamline manufacturing processes, these giant systems offered a so-called integrated suite of applications covering everything under the sun (yes, cradle to grave was the Mantra).These systems, over a period of time, made their way into other industry verticals as well (do you want to customize a manufacturing system to Healthcare? sure no problem!). Most implementations involved a multi-year period costing anywhere from..

Healthcare supply chain amazoned

Posted By: Ashok Muttin | Date: November 22, 2016

predicted in Feb 2015 that Amazon is quietly putting together the foundation necessary to disrupt the healthcare supply chain (that’s the only reason Amazon enters an industry). What is the motivation for Amazon to target the healthcare industry? When we look at all those industries that Amazon has already disrupted, they all have some or all of the following in common:

Streamlining non-acute care purchasing-SupplyCopia way.

Posted By: Ashok Muttin | Date: November 22, 2016

The majority of healthcare systems, IDNs and healthcare coalitions are managing acute care and non-acute care as independent operations and processes. Since more and more care is being provided at non-acute care facilities, supply chain spend at these centers is increasing and so is leakage. These centers lack sophisticated, easy to use infrastructure for their purchasing process and value analysis. Reasons for managing these processes vary but can be summarized as below:

Looking for data-driven innovation for your healthcare supply chain?

Posted By: Ashok Muttin | Date: November 8, 2016

The majority of healthcare systems, IDNs and healthcare coalitions are managing acute care and non-acute care as independent operations and processes. Since more and more care is being provided at non-acute care facilities, supply chain spend at these centers is increasing and so is leakage. These centers lack sophisticated, easy to use infrastructure for their purchasing process and value analysis. Reasons for managing these processes vary but can be summarized as below: