The average health system uses 20-30 supply chain platforms/apps throughout their entire business, and COVID really tested each facility’s limits. Since the start of the pandemic, healthcare executives have committed to bringing greater levels of automation and digitization to better build resilient, agile operations that can withstand disruptions. These efforts to upgrade new technology and processes will enable healthcare facilities to respond more nimbly to changes or new COVID variants.
“For over a decade I’ve been talking to supply chain managers about the importance of incorporating technology-based solutions, including AI and machine learning, into their supply chain management to mitigate risks. It can often be a tough sell: lack of budget; lack of executive buy-in or understanding; and integration challenges all play a role,” Bindiya Vakil, CEO and co-founder of Resilinc says. “Now, on the heels of disruptions caused by COVID-19, geopolitics, and supply shortages the conversation has been brought to the forefront.”