AHRMM’s annual conference did not disappoint in delivering educational information to spark innovation, collaboration, and new relationships to tackle the ongoing pandemic. The conference focused on recovery as all attendees and speakers spoke about preparing for the post-pandemic world. Healthcare’s supply chain will return to a transformed normal where new pressures arise mixed with pre-pandemic challenges.
TAG Inc team members, Brandie Wilkes and Andrew Brandenburg shared their experiences with the rest of the team TAG and brought back news of excitement and opportunity for our clients in healthcare’s supply chain.
“It was great to hear about the innovation that health systems took on to get through the pandemic and the quick adoption of new technologies that have been years in the making, but suddenly had to be implemented in weeks. What really resonated with me was a session hosted by Burdette Brown, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Northfield Hospital. They adopted RFID technology and automation to notify their supply chain of supply shortages. Now their operations can’t seem to live without it, “Brandie Wilkes, Business Development Manager at TAG.
Other notes our key thoughts our duo brought back was the realization from health systems of the need for centralized data as it exposed system flaws during peak supply need times. Hospitals were limited on stock visibility with often no forecast model in place. They became 100% dependent on their suppliers at a critical time of need.
In recent months, TAG has expanded our services with the addition of supply chain consulting aimed to fix issues such as those discussed at AHRMM21. We’re here to review health systems’ experiences during the height of the pandemic, review their operations now, and design processes backed by the right personnel. Review some of the areas, we can help now.