5 Key Elements of an Effective Surgical Supply Chain

September 8, 2017

Through decades of work in perioperative environments, Sullivan has identified the program elements integral to an optimized surgery supply chain management program. 


  1. A well-defined and focused organizational structure, including complete training of all individuals to perform the materials management-related functions in their respective positions 

  2. Formal communication, evaluation and decision-making bodies via committee structure to administer and monitor the supply cost management program

  3. A process to identify, collect and use information for management decision making, performances measurement, cost measurement and utilization review

  4. Developed and utilized systems and tools for the daily management of inventory

  5. Policies and procedures governing vendor relations and product selection


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