ASC supply chain tip of the day: Coordinate with clinicians, sales reps

In light of supply chain shortages, ASCs should plan for the worst by communicating with supply sales representatives, according to Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations.

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

"Ensure that you are speaking with your manufacturer sales reps and distributors as well as clinicians. Sales reps may be able to provide stock, make suggestions on comparable products, provide details on differences and assist with clinical questions," Ms. Poplaski said.

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

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