The Journal of Healthcare Contracting Produces Podcast on December 14, 2016 - A Conversation with Jamie C. Kowalski
The primary topic discussed is the Consolidated Service Center Supply Chain Model that over 60 IDNs have implemented; almost 40 in the last 4 years.
Those interested in listening to the Podcast can access it at, http://www.jhconline.com/podcast
2016 SURVEY OF PROVIDER SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTIVES;
LEADERSHIP & SUCCESSION
Based on very positive feedback from both participants in the 2015 Survey, and from audiences that have been presented the findings, Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC will produce second edition of the Survey in 2016. Like the 2015 Survey, the 2016 version will focus on the topic of Leadership Development and Succession. Invitations will be distributed exclusively to Supply Chain Executives from about 200 IDNs, by invitation only.
The 2016 Survey was produced in collaboration with the Bellwether League, Inc. (BLI), the Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain leaders. Sponsors for the Survey included:
This followup Survey on Leadership and Succession Planning is driven by the growing concern about the healthcare provider supply chain profession and industry. According to the 2015 Survey, over one-half of the supply chain leader responders intend to retire within the next two to four years! In addition, only 40% have a succession plan and/or an idendified candidate to coach to take over, once the current leader retires.
Vacancies in this critical leader position will likely be devastating to the providers that are not well prepared for this eventuality. What exacerbates the situation is, these same Supply Chain leaders virtually universally, express strong concern for the lack of an adequate pool of qualified candidates to fill the vacancies and/or a channel from which candidates can be accessed or become qualified.
In order to help the industry shed light on the issue and identify some solutions to the challenge, the Survey asked (confidentially) such questions as: Should it be entirely your decision, do you expect to be retiring from the profession in the next 1, 2, 3, 5 years (select one)? Do you currently have an identified heir apparent to replace you when you retire? Is your heir apparent currently fully qualified to take on your responsibility and authority? If not, what additional qualifications must she/he develop before taking over (skill sets, experience, and knowledge, all of these)? From what source(s) will the heir apparent obtain what they need to fill their gaps?
Participants who fully completed the Survey received a copy of the results.
Since Jamie Kowalski began the supply chain management surveys in the 1980s, the purpose of the surveys has remained the same; understand the perceptions, concerns and most important issues of hospital senior executives regarding the supply chain, its performance, as well as their expectations of contributions supply chain must make toward achieving hospital and IDN performance and success. Finally, as was the case of the 2015 Survey and will be the focus of the 2016 Survey, timely issues and 'trends' are featured to gain insight into their causes and identify possible solutions. The findings are shared with industry supply chain professionals through a variety of channels.
2018 CONSOLIDATED SERVICE CENTER MODEL SURVEY
Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC and Dublin Ireland based Performance Supply Chain produced the 2018 edition of the CSC Survey of US healthcare provider organizations.
Consolidated Service Centers are not a fad, per the Survey findins; in 2012 there were about 25 CSC's in the US and 17 in Canada. In 2014, there were a reported 23 SSOs in Canada and over 40 CSCs in the US. The US number of CSC's grewto over 60 in 2016, and over 70 at the time of the 2018 Survey.. More are known to be in the developemnt stage.
The first edition of this groundbreaking Survey of healthcare providers that use a Consolidated Service Center (CSC) Model for their Supply Chain and other support services, was completed in 2012. This model is also called a Shared Services Organization (SSO) by providers in Canada.
With another two years of operating experience gained by CSCs, the next edition of the Survey was completed in 2014. The findings were more robust than those of the first survey. Those provider organizations that completed the survey received a report of the findings, with the data and executive level analysis that can help Supply Chain executives who operate a CSC model, to compare their data and performance to all other respondents. Providers considering the model can learn critical success factors, as well.
Tecsys, an international leading warehouse management and supply chain information technology company sponsored the survey.
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2017 STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC has a strategic alliance with RiseNow, of Kansas City, KS. RiseNow has extensive healthcare and other industry supply chain - distribution and related IT expertise. This provides clients with comprehensive supply chain solutions associated with Consolidated Services Centers that are evaluated using strategic thinking, financial modelling, and developed using advanced engineering techniques. Learn more at, www.risenow.com
Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC has a strategic affiliation with MDResources (MDR), which has a robust portfolio of solutions offerings, that help providers reduce operating expenses and improve margins. See more at, www.mdresources.net/
RESULTS OF THE 2018 SURVEY OF HEALTHCARE CONSOLIDATED SERVICE CENTER OPERATOR EXECUTIVES ARE AVAILABLE.
The Survey was co-authored and produced by Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC and PerformanSC of Dublin, Ireland, and sponsored by Tecsys.
BELLWETHER LEAGUE, INC. (BLI) HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN HALL OF FAME 11th ANNIVERSARY and 2018 ANNUAL INDUCTION DINNER EVENT; OCTOBER 1, 2018 - CHICAGO
Jamie C. Kowalski is Co-Founder, Founding Board Chairman and current Board Member of the Bellwether League, Inc., the not-for-profit Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Executives. BLI inducted its 11th Bellwether Class at the Annual Dinner on For more information, go to www.bellwetherleague.org/