Supply Chain

Find the best thought leadership, industry insights and pro tips to help drive the transformation of your organization’s supply chain.

  • Building for Success: Trends in Non-Acute Healthcare Facility Design and Construction

    Building for Success: Trends in Non-Acute Healthcare Facility Design and Construction

    Read this article, written by Gary Feit, MS, vice president of corporate communications at Innovatix, to better understand the trends in non-acute healthcare facility design & construction.

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  • Supply Chain Technologies: On a Quest for Transparent Pricing and Greater Value

    Supply Chain Technologies: On a Quest for Transparent Pricing and Greater Value

    Despite the importance of maintaining stock and availability of myriad products, those charged with keeping the supply lines up and running face constant and unprecedented pressure to reduce costs.

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  • OSF HealthCare and Premier: Success through Collaboration

    OSF HealthCare and Premier: Success through Collaboration

    Hear firsthand how OSF HealthCare’s partnership with Premier changed the paradigm on what can be accomplished by capitalizing on advances in cloud-based ERP technology.

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  • Executive Insight: Changing Times Calls for Evolved Supply Chain Leadership

    Executive Insight: Changing Times Calls for Evolved Supply Chain Leadership

    David Hargraves, senior vice president of supply chain services at Premier, explains how supply chain leaders should respond to today's shifts in the healthcare environment.

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  • No Stone Left Unturned: Uncovering Supply Chain Savings Opportunities

    No Stone Left Unturned: Uncovering Supply Chain Savings Opportunities

    Amy Denny, vice president of supply chain strategy at Premier, talks about how supply chain leaders must go beyond medical product pricing to achieve the next level of savings for their organization.

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  • Value Analysis Process: Why Each Step Counts

    Value Analysis Process: Why Each Step Counts

    In today’s value-based healthcare landscape, transparency, managing and evaluating patient outcomes, financial performance and operational efficiency is becoming more and more important. But...

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  • Premier's Value Analysis Guide

    Premier's Value Analysis Guide

    Premier's Value Analysis Guide provides strategic insight for how to leverage a value analysis process as a strategic tool at your organization.

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  • Find out how Premier helped OSF HealthCare find ~$34M in savings.

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  • How to Achieve Success in Purchased Services

    How to Achieve Success in Purchased Services

    There is no denying cleaning up the purchased services space can be a daunting and seemingly impossible task, but the potential savings are well worth the effort.

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  • Economic Outlook: Fall 2016 C-Suite Survey

    Economic Outlook: Fall 2016 C-Suite Survey

    The fall 2016 Economic Outlook survey polled 52 health system C-suite executives from across the U.S. on some of the biggest issues facing health systems as a whole.

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  • Career Path: Supply Chain

    Career Path: Supply Chain

    David Hargraves’ decision to leave the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to join Premier Inc. might have been a surprise to many in the industry … except those who know him.

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  • Growing Hospital Systems Stretch Supply Chains

    Growing Hospital Systems Stretch Supply Chains

    Hospital systems that have acquired physician practices and outpatient treatment centers are wrestling with how to integrate them into their existing supply-chain distribution system.

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  • 5 Purchasing Trends Drive Significant Cost Reductions in Healthcare

    5 Purchasing Trends Drive Significant Cost Reductions in Healthcare

    the continuing financial pressures on health systems means that every year, double digit reductions need to be achieved. Certain strategies can help health systems thrive in this new financial

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  • Unpacking Drug Price Spikes: Generics

    Unpacking Drug Price Spikes: Generics

    The generic medication market has been in turmoil—shortages, price spikes, quality issues, compounding abuse—since 2008.

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  • Three Ways Providers Should Address Drug Shortages

    Three Ways Providers Should Address Drug Shortages

    Preventing drug shortages requires a “swat team” mentality by all, including FDA, manufacturers, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), and health systems.

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  • Economic Outlook: Spring 2016 C-Suite Survey

    Economic Outlook: Spring 2016 C-Suite Survey

    It's all in the numbers. We polled over 80 c-suite executives on their view for care delivery trends and what's the biggest effect in the care delivery market today. See the results as they relate ...

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  • Commentary: Price Transparency Critical to Success Under Bundled Payment

    Commentary: Price Transparency Critical to Success Under Bundled Payment

    Moving to bundled payment represents a sweeping change for health systems. One one hand it poses financial risk and on the other it allows health systems to address physician preference items.

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  • Mike Alkire Breakthroughs 2016 - Innovation Starts With Vision1:22

    Mike Alkire Breakthroughs 2016 - Innovation Starts With Vision

    Mike Alkire shares his insights on the importance of innovation in healthcare at Premier's annual Breakthroughs Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

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  • 2016 Report - MACRA, Drugs and Spend Control

    2016 Report - MACRA, Drugs and Spend Control

    Premier thought leaders share data, predictions and success stories related to pharmacy, cost management and healthcare regulation in 2016.

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  • The Journal of Healthcare Contracting Top Ten People to Watch: Durral Gilbert

    The Journal of Healthcare Contracting Top Ten People to Watch: Durral Gilbert

    Durral R. Gilbert joined Premier in 2006 as vice president of supply chain operations. Today, as president of supply chain services, he leads Premier’s core supply chain business.

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  • Waste Not, Want Not: How to Manage Your Medical Waste

    Waste Not, Want Not: How to Manage Your Medical Waste

    Did you know that for every pound of municipal solid waste that is improperly classified as regulated medical waste, you are paying 10 times as much for disposal as you should? Healthcare waste...

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