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7 Supply Chain Management Best Practices

By CME Corp Staff on Sep 10, 2020 8:30:00 AM

With the multitude of tasks required in supply chain management, defining processes that are efficient and cost effective is important to ensure that you act in the best interests of both your own organization and that of your customers.  Since materials management and purchasing exist in all fields of business, best practices tend to be germane to all industries, but there are some that are more specific to given industries, including healthcare.  

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When the Pandemic Subsides, What Do You Do With Your Excess Equipment?

By Binta Paye on May 29, 2020 4:01:30 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic intensified before many healthcare systems were able to prepare accordingly. It disrupted the supply chain, sending healthcare systems into a frenzy as they sought after the necessary equipment. If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that resources go quickly when the world is scrambling for the same materials at the same time.

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Another Complicated Supply Chain Challenge is Solved!

By CME Corp Staff on Mar 21, 2019 10:54:43 AM

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Supply Chain Solutions: Cultivating successful collaborative partnerships - Ebook

By CME Corp Staff on May 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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In a professional setting, 97 percent of employees found that the quality of collaboration impacted the outcome of a task or project for better or for worse, according to a Salesforce Work.com study. Effective collaboration between stakeholders lays the foundation for successful projects, especially in the healthcare industry where challenges are constantly evolving, and meaningful partnerships are critical to overcoming issues. 

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Supply Chain Sustainability Solutions

By CME Corp Staff on Feb 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare supply chain professionals are experts at juggling priorities as they face purchasing decisions that impact patients and facility staff in both great and small ways. Considering that U.S. hospitals contribute 8 percent of the total national carbon footprint, the power that supply chain managers wield in reducing environmental impact and increasing the sustainability of healthcare should not be overlooked.

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CME-GWS Collaboration saves time and money at remote replacement hospital

By CME Corp Staff on Jan 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When renovations and updates just don’t cut it, a healthcare system may decide to build a replacement facility. It goes without saying that these projects can be some of the most challenging as they combine the elements of new construction with the logistics of relocation all of which must be accomplished with minimal disruption to patients and healthcare staff.

Fostering collaboration across the supply-chain can make these large-scale construction projects much more manageable saving time and money along the way. With CME’s equipment expertise and breadth of product lines and the project management prowess of Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) Healthcare services, one replacement hospital project was recently planned and executed seamlessly.

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Supply-Chain collaboration saves time & money: CME and Ketchikan Medical Center

By CME Corp Staff on Dec 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Time is money, especially if you are launching, renovating or expanding a healthcare facility. Consider this, a delayed opening typically costs a hospital $400,000-$500,000 in anticipated revenues per day. Delays at larger clinics can cost $125,000 in revenue per day. With these startling facts in mind, it becomes apparent that proper planning, distribution and logistics are critical investments for success. The solution is collaboration.

By building collaborative partnerships, CME is able to provide turnkey logistics services to healthcare facilities across the nation that save time and money. Supported by efficient and effective communication and delegation, it starts at the very beginning of planning and continues with all key stakeholders through installation.

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By CME Corp Staff on Dec 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Lately, electronic medical records (EMR) have been taking center stage amid a series of high-profile partnerships involving tech titans Apple and Amazon. In light of this, it is important for facility managers to keep in mind that after an EMR software is decided on, hardware, accessories and infrastructure become key.

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CME and Medisource: Successful Collaboration in Action

By CME Corp Staff on Nov 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Healthcare facility operators often find themselves in the midst of an upgrade, with 70 percent of hospitals planning or actively undergoing projects, according to a 2016 Hospital Construction Survey. While these projects can vary greatly in scope and size, one key factor can usually contribute to their success – collaboration.

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