Planning for supply chain shortages allows ASCs to provide their organization with information, alternatives and product updates on a timely basis, according to Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations.
She shared the following supply chain tip with Becker's ASC Review:
"When suppliers regulate product distribution by allocation amounts, check your data and review with your sales rep to ensure allotment is sufficient to cover actual usage. Sales reps may also be able to provide stock, make suggestions on comparable products, provide details on differences and assist with clinical questions."
To submit a supply chain tip for consideration, please email Rachel Popa at firstname.lastname@example.org.