8 Questions to Ask for Materials Management Success

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Here are eight questions for ambulatory surgery center leaders to ask when considering the success of their center's materials management strategy, according to Provista's Materials Management: Guidelines for Non-Acute Care Organizations report.

•    Does your ASC have a good cost savings program?
•    Does your ASC use appropriate benchmarks?
•    Does your organization have a current, written ethics policy?
•    Does your ASC have established priorities based on business goals?
•    Is your ASC buying key times based on forecasts?
•    Are all of your ASC's purchases under centralized control?
•    Does your ASC use modern methods to place orders?
•    Has your ASC's supplier base been reduced by at least 80 percent?

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