Power Supply

Power Supply Media

Without supplies there is no surgery. Without products there is no patient care. Welcome to Power Supply – the healthcare supply chain podcast focused on helping you navigate the intricacies of logistics, purchasing, contracting and supplier relationships. Each episode we speak with healthcare executives, supply chain leaders, and innovative entrepreneurs from across the country as they share their stories, experience and expertise on the industry we love. From the loading dock to strategic sourcing, for buyers to the C-Suite and across the enterprise -- we tackle the real-life issues impacting the health care supply chain. Whether you’re tuning in for conversation or inspiration, we’re glad you're here. You’re just in time to hear it from the source and stock up on insight, so sit back and plug into Power Supply…

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On this week's episode of Power Supply Articles On-the-Go, Bob Yokl argues for looking beyond a price-only view of your Supply Chain responsibilities: "If you are just attacking the price at the pump, then you are missing huge savings opportunities in your products, configurations, deliveries, and disposal cost. While price is important, it pales in comparison to your total cost of acquisition to disposition of everything you are buying. That’s why price is only 38% of the value equation and the balance of your product, service, and technology cost is 62%. What cost drivers will obtain the best return-on-your-investment if you put them under your value analysis microscope? I’m sure you now know the answer to this question..." Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting #ValueAnalysis

Nov 22

3 min 30 sec

You may already know about the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management's (AHRMM) CQO movement, but have you heard about the YPAC (Young Professionals Advisory council)?  Perhaps you've earned your Certified Material & Resource Professional (CMRP) and attended AHRMM’s annual conference and exhibition to get CECs, but you'll be surprised to hear all that the education committee has in store for Supply Chain leaders around the country.  On this episode of Power Supply, we sit down with Brian Bartel and Mike Schiller to talk about the valuable resources available to AHRMM members and the organization’s plans for advancing the future of Supply Chain excellence. We hope you can join us for this special organizational spotlight! For more information, visit http://ahrmm.org and don’t forget to check out the Learning UDI Community and Job Boards! Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #AHRMM #Networking #Education #YPAC #CMRP #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Nov 15

39 min 32 sec

On this week's episode of Power Supply Articles On-the-Go, Bob Yokl makes the case for looking at the big picture and big wins available to your hospital Supply Chain team: "Don’t get bogged down researching special requests, or as I like to call it “trivia”, when there are dozens of high value savings targets that you should be working on. Running down these oddities might be fun to do, but it will limit the time available to you for more important work. It’s easy for us to get trapped in the “small ball” game, or things that we feel comfortable with, bring us gratification, and show some results. We must avoid this temptation at all costs if we are to play in the supply chain big leagues where no one wins the World Series by playing “small ball”. We must always have our eye on the big picture!..." Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting #ValueAnalysis

Nov 8

3 min 32 sec

When it comes to adding space, a hospital has two options: move to a new building and renovate, which can completely disrupt staff operation, or use the current space and invest in a more space-efficient storage system. On this Power Supply Vendor Spotlight, we sat down with Ian Loper from DSI to chat about an integrated, high-density storage system that can meet all the safe and efficient sterile storage and transportation needs of your facility. If you’re interested in an efficient healthcare storage system that will increase employee productivity, decrease the cost of labor, and increase bottom-line savings, you’re not going to want to miss this interview! Visit https://zurl.co/bKoD to learn more or e-mail iloper@DSIDirect.com. Follow Ian and the rest of the DSI team on LinkedIn. #VendorSpotlight #HospitalSupplyChain #PlugInto #PowerSupply  #SterileStorage #SterileTransport #Sterilization #SterilityAssurance #DSI #EmployeeRetention #Safety #BlueWrap #SPD #CS #MDR #SPS #Surgery #OperatingRoom #CaseCarts #NoTear #Shelving #EmployeeSafety #SupplyChain #AAMI

Nov 5

37 min 2 sec

How do you incorporate operational measurements into the larger context of managing expenses and delivering care to the community?  Is your health system able to effectively connect those measures to the most important KPI, patient outcomes?  On this episode of Power Supply Lana Makhanik, CEO from VueMed joins Hays Waldrop, Garry Skinner and Justin Poulin to discuss strategies for developing competencies and KPIs when operationalizing patient care processes throughout your organization.  We hope you can join us! Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #patientcare #processes #KPI #key #performance #indicator #competency #operational #measurements #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Nov 1

39 min 42 sec

On this week's episode of Power Supply Articles On-the-Go, Bob Yokl describes the importance of diagnosing your healthcare Supply Chain challenges before trying to implement a solution: "The simple truth is that we, as an industry, are treating symptoms of a problem more often than the actual cause of the behavior with so-so results. To correct this behavior, diagnose before you prescribe a solution. This will enable you to root out the causes of your cost and quality issues and then stamp out all waste and inefficiencies in your supply streams..." Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting #ValueAnalysis

Oct 25

2 min 48 sec

How can providers and suppliers partner effectively to tackle the rising concerns around Cybersecurity as Healthcare Organizations get “smarter”?  The contracting process can be cumbersome for suppliers, and the contraction process and negotiations represent challenges for the healthcare supply chain.  On this episode of the Power Supply podcast, Marc Sammons and Matthew Webb from IT Security and Sourcing at HealthTrust Purchasing Group join Hays Waldrop, Garry Skinner and Justin Poulin to talk about cybersecurity best practices for the supply chain regarding contracting, evaluation and implementation. They also introduce the concept of “Security by Design," share some recommendations for suppliers, and talk about how they make things easier on themselves when partnering with healthcare organizations.  This is the second of two consecutive episodes on the topic of Cybersecurity that you won’t want to miss (with some 80’s pop culture references for good measure)! Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #Cybersecurity #contracting #security #assessment #securitybydesign #informationservices #IS #IT #hacker #hacked #ethical #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Oct 18

37 min 42 sec

On this week's episode of Power Supply Articles On-the-Go, Bob Yokl explains how the circle of confluence strategy can positively impact your hospital's Supply Chain: "Regular communication is fundamental. It gives clinicians the opportunity to share and digest diverse ideas. It can also generate new ideas by putting old ones into context. Publish newsletters to keep clinicians fully informed about your philosophies and actions and aware of your sensitivity to their needs. Ask for the opportunity to present new programs and initiatives at medical staff meetings and luncheons. Most of all, truly listen when clinicians tell you about their concerns and problems. Then, act to resolve them..." Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting #ValueAnalysis

Oct 11

3 min 27 sec

Cybersecurity has become one of the top concerns of healthcare organizations and the general public in recent years.  What should you and your organization be considering as we consistently strive to keep up with the pace of change within information services?  Tahjar Roamartinez is an “ethical hacker” with a broad experience in Cybersecurity and having chaired multiple boards and bringing deep governance, risk, and compliance perspective to companies in highly regulated industries.  On this week's episode of Power Supply, she joins Hays Waldrop, Garry Skinner and Justin Poulin as the first of two consecutive episodes on the topic.  Tune in this week as we discuss what you can do to prevent cyberattacks, as well as what you can do to mitigate the impact once you or your organization has been targeted successfully. Grab your favorite IT guru and enjoy! Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #Cybersecurity #informationservices #IS #IT #hacker #hacked #ethical #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Oct 4

35 min 20 sec

On this week's episode of Power Supply Articles On-the-Go, Bob Yokl takes a unique look at healthcare supply chain through the lens of a completely different industry filled with competition and a drive for excellence: "It is amazing what your healthcare supply chain organization can learn from another totally different yet high-tech industry. In this case, it was an article from BBC Sports about the Mercedes Formula 1 racing team who won seven consecutive championships on their “relentless pursuit of excellence.” More specifically, how Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes’s motorsport program, never stops pushing for even higher performance from his award-winning team. Here are four tips from Wolff that you too can use in your own pursuit of supply chain excellence..."

Sep 27

2 min 45 sec

Backorders have been wreaking havoc on supply chain for nearly two years and it appears that they are here to stay!  On this week's episode of the Power Supply podcast, Suzi Collins joins Hays Waldrop, Gary Skinner and Justin Poulin to talk about how her organization has developed processes to better manage backorders and give her team the confidence to work autonomously.  One secret: Never take a simple "No" without gathering more information.  Don’t forget to download the smart phone app for Apple or Android to access bonus content for select episodes including the workflow diagram developed by Suzi as we discussed on this show. Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #backorders #contingency #resources #planning #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Sep 20

39 min 55 sec

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are driving innovation and creating the tools that will take Supply Chain to the next level. In this week's episode of Power Supply, Vincent Matozzo CEO & Managing Partner at Paradigm Venture Group LLC joins the rest of the team to share his vision for the future of Supply Chain and what can be done today to view aggregated data from disparate platforms and make that information work for you! With the proper guardrails and governance in place, we can then begin to put these tools to work so that we learn faster, drive outcomes and become more resilient.  But first, we need to connect each of these tools so that they can work together with sophisticated dashboards that are targeting the right metrics. Tune in for more! Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ   And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #interoperability #AI #dashboards #data #visualization #valueanalysis #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Sep 7

35 min 21 sec

Preference cards can be time consuming to maintain but also an ongoing opportunity to remove waste from the system from both the clinical & supply side.  Ensuring that your efforts are not in vain takes good data, a commitment from multiple departments, adoption from leadership, and a sustainable process.  On this week's episode of the Power Supply podcast, Susan Pfeifer and Alison Sonstelie join us to discuss their recent success in tackling the preference card challenge in their facility. Tune in for common sense insights around cultivating collaboration between your supply chain & clinical leadership as they share their recipe for success! Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ   And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting #processimprovement #servantleadership #maintaingains #pcards #preferencecards #procedurecards 

Aug 23

35 min 5 sec

How has the pandemic and frequent backorders impacted your ability to provide necessary supplies to the clinicians on the front lines?  How much time and effort was required of your health system to find available items already in stock so that they could be redistributed to other areas in need?  How flexible and sophisticated are your sourcing options when PPE is hard to find and in high demand?  On this week's episode of the Power Supply podcast we talk to Cory Turner from Tecsys on the topic of consolidated services centers and effective strategies for addressing the potential impact of CSCs from an operational, financial and strategic viewpoint.  Post your favorite hoarding stories and comments below, visit powersupplymedia.net or email your most interesting stories to powersupplymedia@gmail.com to join the conversation!   Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ   And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Aug 9

39 min 13 sec

Have you squeezed all the juice out of line items savings?  Do you find yourself spending more and more time on RFPs and proposals that represent smaller and smaller savings?  Do you struggle to develop and coordinate value analysis committees that can work efficiently and deliver the results that make a true impact on the bottom line?  Well, then this episode is for you.  Bob Yokl, an experienced and successful podcaster in his own right, shares his knowledge and experience with Value Analysis and how to make it work for your organization.  Hays Waldrop, Garry Skinner and Justin Poulin learn from the Podfather of supply chain podcasting about how to shift from price to savings, why value analysis strategies fail, and get some best practices to ensure your success! Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ   And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #Value #Analysis #VAT #Contracting #RFP #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Jul 26

37 min 12 sec

How compliant is your hospital with managing product recalls? What if that one you miss causes a sentinel event? Everyone agrees the use of email and paper mailings to send notifications is vastly outdated, but what is the real opportunity to utilize technology and bring our recall potential into the 21st century?  On this week's episode of Power Supply, Guillermo Ramas joins Hays Waldrop and Justin Poulin to provide some history on how product recall alerts began and how little things have changed over time.  If you find yourself spending too much time sifting through recall alerts and racing to stay ahead of the clinicians who often receive them before supply chain, then this episode is for you! Patients are counting on you! Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app: Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ   And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #Product #Recalls #Alerts #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Jul 12

35 min

In healthcare, small changes in regulations and disruptions in supply chain can have a ripple effect on an industry. On this  Power Supply Vendor Spotlight, we talk with Christian Berling, VP of Sales and Marketing at Heine, about going back to the drawing board to manufacture the industry’s only reusable LED laryngoscope handle that can be sterilized without any disassembly with a validated low-level disinfection process. Protect your facility with safe reusable products that have financial and environmental benefits, with no fear of supply chain interruptions. Tune in now to learn more.  Visit bit.ly/heinepromo or e-mail service@heine-na.com to access a Yale study comparing the cost and environmental impact between reusable and disposable laryngoscope systems. Visit www.heine.com to learn more about their diagnostic equipment solutions.  #VendorSpotlight #Laryngoscope #ReusableDevice #MedicalDevice #Inventory #SupplyChain #Heine #SterileProcessing #PowerSupply #SPD #CS #MDR #SPS #Surgery 

Jul 9

43 min 4 sec

Value analysis committees have begun to focus on form and function for the front lines versus taking a traditional supplier-oriented approach with their strategic sourcing initiatives.  Having clinical representation has been a key component to the success of these initiatives and the industry has seen more and more nurses becoming involved in supply chain. On this episode of the Power Supply podcast, Tracey Chadwell, BSN, RN, CVAHP, HACP Senior Director of Advisory Solutions at Intalere joins us to talk about her path from nursing into supply chain and the benefits that clinical integration has in aligning outcomes and supply chain strategies. Tune in to hear tips on how to factor in physician preferences, vendor rep relationships, and product experience for success across your health system. Pull up a chair and plug in to Power Supply! Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can now download our free mobile app:Apple: https://zcu.io/sx2h Android: https://zcu.io/xJSJ Follow us at: Facebook: https://zcu.io/kDUC Linkedin: https://zcu.io/waOr   And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #nursing #clinicalsupplychain #valueanalysis #physicianpreference #clinicaloutcomes #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Jun 28

34 min 15 sec

Missing items and the associated reimbursements are an enormous challenge to controlling costs related to Vendor managed inventory.  Transparency and quality data is integral to finding areas for improvement related to chargebacks.  Keerthi Kanubaddi, CEO at ReadySet Surgical joins us for this episode of Power Supply to talk about the opportunity to align Suppliers and Healthcare organizations by adopting technology to help drive efficiency in managing loaners, consignment and implants.  We learn how to calculate the return on investment and identify some hard savings that can be realized and help make the case for adoption. Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can follow us at: Facebook: https://zcu.io/kDUC Linkedin: https://zcu.io/waOr   And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #Loaners #Consignment #VendorManagedInventory #ROI #Technology #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Jun 14

34 min 20 sec

Supply Chain initiatives have a direct impact on the healthcare institution’s ability to generate revenue, but in many cases the collaboration is nearly non-existent.  How do we bridge the gap between revenue cycle and supply chain to ensure a successful and coordinated effort?  Kelli McRory from Jefferson Health in Philadelphia provides a roadmap for engaging revenue cycle teammates in your organization.  The benefits of aligning supply chain and finance include improving the accuracy of charges, enhancing revenue capture and accelerating cycle times while also increasing supplier accountability.  Join us for this episode of Power Supply which should inspire you to join Kelli on her journey to establish a fully integrated supply chain model and achieve the “Trifecta of Triumph”! #RevCycle #Revenue #Finance #IntegratedSupplyChain #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

May 31

35 min 52 sec

Most often, change is met with some level of resistance.  Large projects touch so many end users that the pressure mounts and it can be difficult to successfully engage many internal stakeholders.  Dan Pfister has proven success with change management and joins us for this episode of Power Supply to share his secrets for aligning patient needs and clinician values with a strategic sourcing initiative.  We also learn about the benefits of a consolidated workforce and what the future might hold for moving supply chain closer to the source of materials management on the front lines. We hope you enjoy the show! Loving the #PowerSupply conversations? You can follow us at: Facebook: https://zcu.io/kDUC Linkedin: https://zcu.io/waOr   And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #ChangeManagement #RFP #ClinicalAlignment #Listening #workforce #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting  

May 17

39 min 31 sec

Consolidation has been occurring through healthcare, no matter what side of the table you have been sitting on for the past decade.  GPOs have been no exception and sourcing strategies have been forced to change as well.  Jeff Stevens shares his extensive experience and perspective on how to get the best value from your Group Purchasing Organization affiliations.  How have you leveraged your GPO contracts successfully?  What limitations do you face related to exclusivity versus a pick and choose approach?  On this episode we dive into emerging opportunities in the world of GPOs such as Purchased Service and gain insight from an industry expert with an interesting background in healthcare! You can follow Power Supply at: Facebook: https://zcu.io/kDUC Linkedin: https://zcu.io/waOr   And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #GPO #PurchasedServices #Strategic # Sourcing #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

May 3

30 min 45 sec

These days everyone is in love with big data and the insights that can be gleaned from them thanks to the computing power we now have available. However, managing large data sets comes with its own challenges, such as establishing and maintaining the integrity of the information that is being collected. On this week's episode of the Power Supply podcast, we sit down with Mark Olney to explain what good and bad data looks like, how to make use of good data, and share some lessons learned from a recent ERP project. If you find yourself preoccupied with analysis and sometimes losing sight of the ultimate goal, this episode is for you! Join us as Mark shares his vision for maintaining momentum and leading your engaged end users across the finish line.   You can follow Power Supply at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PowerSupplyMedia Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/powersupplymedia/   And listen at: iTunes -> https://zcu.io/3Zef Spotify -> https://zcu.io/eBXx Stitcher -> https://zcu.io/2gMi Amazon Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/Xo2S Google Podcasts -> https://zcu.io/O8SY #BigData #ERP #Analytics #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Apr 19

29 min 52 sec

Mark Van Sumeren was concerned by what he was seeing and reading in the media during the early days of the pandemic and so he began to do his own research.  Motivated to counter the denial and fear mongering, he put his engineering background to use and began to collate information into a daily insights and a newsletter that he shared by email with a few close colleagues.  The response was positive and Mark’s passion project went viral.  The newsletter continues today, and has been recognized by the national media and absent of political bias due his fact-based approach.  Tune into this episode of Power Supply to listen to his story and subscribe to the free Vital Signs Newsletter by visiting healthindustryadvisor.com. For more information about the brand new Power Supply podcast, visit us at http://www.powersupplymedia.net Thanks for tuning in! #Data #Mining #Statistics #Pandemic #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting  

Apr 5

40 min 32 sec

The global healthcare crisis has impacted the supply chain not only in terms of a decreasing supply to meet an unprecedented increase in demand, but also how hospitals are able to receive supplies due to access restrictions imposed to control the spread of infection.  Mike Palazzini joins us on this week's episode of Power Supply to discuss several unique challenges, including chain of custody when shipping controlled medications and how industry relationships were integral to responding to fast paced changes, with an eye to the future about being better prepared for “next time.” This is a conversation you'll be thankful you jumped in on...! For more information about the brand new Power Supply podcast, visit us at http://www.powersupplymedia.net Thanks for tuning in! #Logistics #ThirdParty #ChainOfCustody #Pharmaceuticals #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Mar 22

32 min 31 sec

Is your schedule filled with back-to-back Teams meetings?  Are you answering emails late into the evening?  Have you struggled to stay active over the past year?  The idea of working from home sounds great when you are commuting to the office every day, but that fantasy has not become reality as many professionals have learned.  The increasingly blurred line between work and life has been an increasing challenging, while the demands on supply chain have increased significantly.  From basic scheduling to measuring productivity and making time for self-care, Deb Wiggs kicks off our inaugural episode of the Power Supply podcast by sharing her insights on a foundational framework for fulfillment in the context of the Supply Chain industry.   For more information about the brand new Power Supply podcast, visit us at http://www.powersupplymedia.net Thanks for tuning in! #WorkLife #Balance #PowerSupply #Podcast #Education #SupplyChain #Healthcare #Purchasing #Contracting

Mar 1

34 min 21 sec