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Part III of Fred Crans’ Supply Chain Disruption Series Published in Healthcare Purchasing News

What does Paul Simon have to do with the healthcare supply chain? Find out by reading Part III of Fred Crans’ series on supply chain disruption, published in the September 2018 edition of Healthcare Purchasing News.

Read full post  |  Posted by Senior Management on 09.28.18


Healthcare Purchasing News features Part II in series by Fred Crans

Part II of a three-part series written by Client Executive Fred Crans was featured in the August edition of Healthcare Purchasing News. Crans takes a detailed look at some examples of supply chain disruption in the healthcare industry in 2017.

Read full post  |  Posted by Senior Management on 08.23.18


Fred Crans’ Article Featured in July Edition of Healthcare Purchasing News

Healthcare Purchasing News recently published an article by Fred Crans, Client Executive, about supply chain disruption that the healthcare industry experienced in 2017.

Read full post  |  Posted by Senior Management on 07.05.18


Healthcare Supply Chain Security: What Hurricane Maria Taught Us

As Hurricane Maria taught us in Puerto Rico, it’s not enough for healthcare organizations to know who provides their devices, medicines and supplies. Healthcare supply chain security requires knowing where in the world those supplies originate.

Read full post  |  Posted by Fred Crans, Client Executive on 04.09.18


Learning New Things in Healthcare Supply Chain

A year and a half ago I came to Sedlak as a 40+ year veteran of the healthcare supply chain. I thought my charge was to teach these Industrial Engineers about healthcare. Instead, I have learned that healthcare is missing opportunities for distribution and logistics cost savings and optimization.

Read full post  |  Posted by Fred Crans, Client Executive on 03.30.18


Automation to AI – Moving at the Speed of Supply Chain Technology

Technological advances supporting the supply chain are accelerating the pace of change. Don’t assume your business is too small or too set in its ways to benefit. Advice for supply chain executives in any business.

Read full post  |  Posted by Patrick S. Sedlak, Principal on 02.20.18


Lessons from Star Trek: Don’t Neglect Basic Healthcare Supply Chain Functions

As health care organizations focus on improving operations in order to become more efficacious and cost-effective in rendering care, they often focus on big picture initiatives. In doing so, they can overlook opportunities in more mundane places.

Read full post  |  Posted by Fred Crans, Client Executive on 01.19.18


Cold Chain Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical cold chain is a major part of the supply chain in the healthcare industry, and one that faces some unique logistics challenges even as the value of pharma products continues to rise.

Read full post  |  Posted by Patrick S. Sedlak, Principal on 01.12.18


RFID Advantages Over Barcodes in the Distribution Center

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) offers significant supply chain benefits not provided by traditional barcode labels. Do the advantages make this technology right for your distribution operation?

Read full post  |  Posted by Louis J. Cerny, Vice President on 01.09.18


Shipping Costs: Putting Freight Fuel Efficiency into Context

Long-haul tractor trailers get a bad rap for averaging 7 miles per gallon of diesel, but in context they are more fuel efficient than a Ford F250 pickup, and various innovations are improving fuel economy.

Read full post  |  Posted by Dennis Heppner, Transportation Lead on 10.05.17


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