1. Spend Management in HealthcareThe SCRC recently conducted an industry study, led by Dr. Handfield, and four MBA students (Ragesh Rajan, Rahul Sharma, Sangrum Chavan, and Swetha Menta) on the current state of spend management solutions in healthcare. A spend analysis was often viewed as a one-time annual event to derive budgeting estimates, and develop insights […]


  2. Healthcare providers are facing continued lower operating margins, increased risks and potentially once-in-a-lifetime health care reform.  With this backdrop, there is an increasing focus on Supply Chain Management as a means to minimize risk, optimize operating costs, improve revenue, improve operating margin and hence enable the hospital to better serve the patient.  Executives are now […]


  3. In a prior blog, I discussed the important role that procurement is playing at BP.  Shortly after this event, I had a discussion with another group of executives involved in the cleanup, who emphasized the need to talented, agile individuals to assist with the complex set of supplier relationships that is involved in this incredible […]