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Owens & Minor's leadership team represents a wide range of expertise in healthcare services, supply chain management, logistics, and transportation. In interviews and opinion pieces, our experts share their wisdom.
In the early days of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals quickly stockpiled as much inventory as possible. With global supply chain constraints and uncertainty about what the future held in the fight against COVID-19, they might have sourced products that were not part of their typical inventory. As healthcare systems continue to navigate COVID-19, their inventory levels might be out of alignment.Read more
As the COVID-19 virus flared up, many states prohibited elective surgeries. Now, many of those same states are lifting some restrictions and elective surgeries are starting to return to hospitals. As a supply chain professional, you may be contemplating the return of elective surgeries at your hospital or have even started them back up again on a limited basis. But are you ready for when elective surgeries get fully ramped up? Here are four steps you can take now to get your supply chain ready for when elective procedures and surgeries fully return.Read more
Owens & Minor is rapidly growing into a global healthcare services company. We know that the contributions of our teammates and our leaders, who helped us to arrive at this phase in our journey, are key to our future success. As the Vice President of Global Staffing & Organizational Effectiveness, I understand as an organization we need to ensure that we are able to identify, develop, and empower leaders at all levels. Leadership does not automatically come with a title or a position. Leadership comes from who you are and how you engage and inspire your team and those around you. It is all about demonstrating leadership skills in tangible ways every single day.Read more
With the mounting attention on reducing costs and improving outcomes in today's healthcare market, providers are feeling the pressure. Savvy healthcare providers realize the importance of appropriately managing their inventory of medical and surgical supplies and the benefits of precise inventory management. Supply chain management is a specialized function that can directly affect both the organization's bottom line and patient outcomes, for better or for worse. In other words, effective control and management of medical and surgical supplies improves the delivery of healthcare services, patient care, and the provider's financial performance. Owens & Minor can be an important partner in helping hospitals achieve these positive outcomes.Read more