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When Dan Hurry started Advantus Health Partners in 2021 to run the supply chain for Bon Secours Mercy Health, he positioned Advantus to share its services and expertise with others.

As a supply chain solutions company, Advantus started by managing supply chain for Bon Secours Mercy Health, a 50-hospital health system. Advantus optimized supply chain by leveraging the power of the entire system and transforming how supply chain is done. These lessons learned enable Advantus to offer custom consulting services to help other clients achieve similar results.

Deborah Abrams Kaplan writes for healthleaders, summarizing 3 key takeaways from her interview with Dan:

  • Use GPO pricing as a starting point for negotiating with vendors
  • Involve clinicians with supply chain choices to gain clinical buy-in
  • Standardize SKUs and product categories to create significant savings