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Discover the many ways Owens & Minor can help you build a Resilient Supply Chain

Reliable Brands for Clinical Excellence

  • Delivering Confidence to Your Supply Chain
    • Medical Distribution
    • 3PL
    • Patient Direct
  • Americas-Based Owned and Operated Manufacturing
  • Portfolio of Qualified Branded Diversity Suppliers

Reliable Technology for Operational Excellence

  • Enhance Clinical and Supply Chain Workflows
  • Reduce Supply Chain Costs
  • Gain Greater Visibility into Your Inventory

Educational Opportunities

Attend the educational sessions we’re participating in to join the conversation about how to make the healthcare supply chain better through collaborations that are driving actionable solutions.

Solutions, Not Soundbites: Can We Move From Talk to Tactics?

August 9 @ 8:00am – 9:00am PST

Matt Gattuso, SVP, Sales

The pandemic spurred greater collaboration and more dialogue across functional leaders within health systems, between peer hospitals, among competing suppliers, and across the end-to-end supply chain.  But many still question whether our collective desire to reinvent the healthcare supply chain will generate new ways of doing business and delivering care, or just further discussion, more soundbites and hopeful thinking.  Join clinical, supply chain and supplier leaders as they are confronted with some very real-world scenarios and engage in a provocative discussion about what collaborative action requires.

Creating a Resilient Supply Chain

August 9 @ 10:45-11:15am PST

Dana Poerschke – Owens & Minor, Vice President – West

With the many supply chain challenges that our industry is facing today, creating a resilient supply chain with multiple sourcing and flexible processes is critical. Hear from our panel of Supply Chain leaders as they discuss opportunities to create a more resilient supply chain in the future.

In this panel session, Vicky Lyle, Vice President of Industry Association will moderate a panel discussion with Sarah Charai, Director of Supply Chain at Allina Health, Susan Morris, Director of Supply Chain at Medstar Montgomery, and Dana Poerschke, Vice President, West at Owens & Minor. These supply chain leaders will share their insights for creating a resilient supply chain.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Current challenges in supply chain
  2. Ways to increase supply chain visibility
  3. Why planning for alternatives is important

Understanding The Transportation Path For Medical Products: Challenges From Factory To Facility

August 9 @ 2:30pm – 3:30pm PST

Susan Czajkowski, Vice President, Technology, Innovation & Clinical Products

Prior to the pandemic, most supply chain professionals didn’t need to worry about global availability of shipping containers, port congestion, railroad delays, or trucker shortages. But today, understanding transportation issues is essential to supply chain success.

In this session, get an understanding of the global supply chain — from the time products leave the factory until it arrives at your facility.  We’ll start with Asia, where many critical products include gloves and other PPE are manufactured, to understand where shipping challenges begin. Then we’ll cross to the U.S. — considering both air and ocean routes — and examine issues at key ports. We’ll take a look at domestic transportation options (rail and truck) and understand challenges there. We’ll gain an understanding of efforts by government leaders and industry associations to resolve shipping challenges and move medical supplies more quickly.  And we’ll discuss what health care supply chain leaders are doing to work around these challenges.

The session will feature a panel of experts from a cross-section of suppliers, including the CEO of a manufacturer with factories overseas, the VP of supplier management with a major distributor, and the director of global trade logistics with another national supplier. (NOTE: We also plan to invite a senior leader from the Port of Los Angeles, assuming AHRMM planners support that addition. Our organization works with them often and we are optimistic that a ports official would be willing to join the panel.)  This session will be highly interactive, with ample time for Q&A.