ASC supply chain tip of the day: Verify back orders

For ASCs, it's important to ensure the center has the information needed to manage supply chain delays to successfully deploy a mitigation strategy, according to Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations.

She shared the following supply chain tip with Becker's ASC Review:

"Verify back orders with manufacturers as they can often provide direct shipment during shortages, giving priority to clients over distributors. Make sure to have a dedicated resource assigned to handle backorders, and work closely with the necessary parties."

To submit a supply chain tip for consideration, please email Rachel Popa at

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