The Benefits of SKU Reduction: Perspectives from Hospital Administrators

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Tue Mar 29 13:00:25 CDT 2016

Not only is the supply chain a target for significant cost reduction, but improvements in supply chain performance are also a central strategy for overall hospital sustainability in a new era of value-based purchasing. For hospitals, this is increasing demand for greater efficiency and accountability throughout the entire hospital supply chain and driving a new level of discipline in supply chain management.



One important way to become more efficient is to reduce the level of SKUs within your inventory management system. Optimizing the resources in your hospitals has significant clinical and economic advantages.



Hear what your peers, Kelle Laws, RN, MN, CNOR(e), Executive Director Medical Products & Devices, ROi; Betty Jo Rocchio, CRNA, MS, Vice President Perioperative Performance Acceleration, Mercy; and Sandy Wise, RN, Director Contracting & Resource Utilization, and Ed Hardin, Vice President Supply Chain Management, CHRISTUS Health, have to say about the benefits of SKU reduction.



Hear what your peers have to say about the benefits of SKU reduction:


  1. How would a trocar revitalization project impact your organization?

  2. How does SKU reduction drive standardization?

  3. What reduction in cost would you expect to realize due to SKU reduction?

  4. How has your distribution center increased efficiency with low moving SKUs?

  5. How has your distribution center increased efficiency with high moving SKUs?

  6. How does SKU reduction support your inventory management goals?

  7. How can SKU rationalization benefit efficient warehouse operations?

  8. What are the benefits of SKU reduction?

  9. What are the benefits of SKU reduction?

  10. How does code reduction support your inventory management and logistics efforts?

  11. Is there a benefit when you reduce product codes?