Posted by Fred Crans, Client Executive on 03.30.18
Golfing great Bobby Jones once said of Jack Nicklaus: “Jack plays a brand of golf with which I am not familiar,” a phrase which Nicklaus himself was to repeat later as he watched the exploits of one Eldrick (Tiger) Woods.
Time changes everything. Sports and the athletes who play them evolve. If a baseball player from the 1920s were to come back today to a major league venue, he would be blown away by the quality of the equipment, by the specialization within the game, by the size and appointments within the stadiums and, of course, by the players’ salaries.
A year and a half ago I came to Sedlak as a 40+ year veteran of the healthcare supply chain. Within my realm, I had garnered a reputation as an industry thought leader (and style-setter). I was an early implementer of many elements of the modern supply chain, including the trial of a very early Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) application at Baptist Hospital of Miami in 1980. There wasn’t much I didn’t know about the healthcare supply chain.
Or so I thought.
When I walked into Sedlak, I thought my charge was to teach these Industrial Engineers about healthcare and how and why it was different than the retail world in which they had made such a profound mark.
Instead, it is I who have been taught. I have attended scores of “Lunch and Learns” where equipment and other system vendors have come to present to the staff. I have watched and listened and taken notes about acronyms and abbreviations with which I was not familiar, and I have gone on site visits with many of the Sedlak experts including Patrick Sedlak and Will O’Brien, two of the firm’s executives, and more than anything else, I have learned three things:
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