ASC supply chain tip of the day: Monitor key performance metrics

Keeping an eye on performance metrics can help increase supply chain efficiency for ASCs, said Molly Ehrlich, Vizient's consulting director of advisory solutions for supply chain operations.

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

"Routine metrics should cover financial and operational effectiveness, but it is also important to include metrics that can lead to opportunities for improvement and innovation initiatives. For example, include measures that would show if freight was reduced when orders were placed every Monday and Thursday versus randomly," she said. "Report on the number of SKUs managed and trend that number when undertaking product standardization to show the decrease in SKUs."

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

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