If the aftershocks of COVID-19 taught supply chain practitioners one thing about their industry and its resilience, it’s this: Know where available product is at all times up and down through the entire supply channel among a network of companies. The outlook emphasizes enterprise planning to extend beyond a single organization, no matter how large.
In no uncertain terms, healthcare supply chain experts told Healthcare Purchasing News that future-ready supply chains command and control data, sourcing and real-time visibility as fundamental and foundational tenets of standard operating procedure. Any technology tools simply should reinforce those aims. Period.