SERIES 3 of 5: Supply Chain Excellence/Post-Pandemic World

Supply Chain Excellence in the Post-Pandemic World

Thursday, June 17 | 11:00 am (CST)

This training is partially funded through an Assistant Secretary Preparedness and Response (ASPR) grant CFDA 93.889 to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and Mississippi Hospital Association-Health, Education & Research Foundation, Inc.

The fee for each session is $25/member and $50/nonmember. If you register for all five sessions of the Leadership series, you will get the fifth session of the respective series free! Contact Cynthia Grinston at for assistance in registering for the full series to ensure you receive the discounted offer. 

The (HPP) Healthcare Preparedness Program is providing scholarships for this webinar. Email Cynthia Grinston, to register.  SPACE is LIMITED!

In order to receive CEs, each attendee must register individually.  A recording will be provided for all attendees.

AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 1.0 contact hour. Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

This session is eligible for 1.0 hour of Qualified credit for ACHE Healthcare Executives. 

It’s time for hospitals to put more focus and attention on supply chains and materials management. It might seem like a mundane topic, but supply chain excellence can co-exist with (and support) the clinical excellence and patient experience goals that all hospitals strive for. In this talk, supply chain expert  Mark Graban will share lessons and best practices from his experience with a world-class supply chain in the computer industry and also from leading health systems. He will explore proven ideas and methods that can help us all better prepare for the next pandemic (or the next unexpected or surprising event) that we’ll face.

Learning Objectives:

Review the role of proper inventory planning to assure critical needed supplies such as PPE, Ventilators and medications are available to meet healthcare needs.
Compare the impact of supply chain design decisions on daily operations — in normal times and during a pandemic with a focus on the critical need of the healthcare industry and its impact on patient care and safety. 
Examine effective methods for managing materials that reduce stockouts and reduce the required labor burden so patients and staff have mission critical supplies when needed.
Employ strategies to better prepare, in times of need, patients and staff to have the proper supplies available or sound protocols in place for appropriate access to substitutes.


Mark Graban, MSME, MBA is an internationally-recognized consultant, published author, professional speaker, and blogger. He builds upon a deep education in engineering and management with practical experience working with executives and frontline employees in multiple industries to synthesize and practice methods including Lean management, continuous improvement, statistical methods, and people-centered leadership approaches.

Mark’s humbly helps others learn how to improve and sustain performance. In his healthcare work, this means improving the quality of care and patient safety, while also reducing cost and improving the workplace experience. Across multiple sectors, goals also include improving the customer (or patient) experience, to help the development of leaders and employees, and to build stronger, more adaptive organizations for the long term. Mark also consults part-time as a Senior Advisor for healthcare clients with the firm Value Capture. He is also a Senior Advisor to the technology and software company KaiNexus.

His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, a management book about using simple, yet practical statistical methods that help leaders at all levels overreact less to their metrics, which frees up time for real, focused sustainable improvement. Mark is also the author of the book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement. Mark has also co-authored a second book, Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements. 

6/17/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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