Achieving Cost-Savings and Gaining Efficiencies through Supply Chain Contract Management Standardization


Kayla L. Heppler
Contract Specialist Clinical Engineering Intermountain Healthcare Supply Chain Center


With supply costs predicted to exceed labor costs by 2020, Intermountain Healthcare realized that it was time to bring a strategic focus to its supply chain management. The Salt Lake City-headquartered health system, comprised of 24 hospitals across multiple states, asked its Kem C. Gardner Supply Chain Center to examine the current procurement process and determine which system-wide procurement platform would drive standardization; thus, enhancing cost-savings, quality management and overall efficiencies.

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