Archive Surgical Supplies Guide 2005

Surgical Supply Buying Tips
Purchasing pearls to satisfy your surgeons and staff — and to stretch your supply budget.

The Makings of a Materials Manager
A veteran of supply management provides insight into what ensures his success.

How We Standardized Our Procedure Packs
Here's how to gather the evidence you'll need to sway your surgeons to economize or do without.

Are Your GPO and Distributor Working in Concert?
How to work in harmony with the two key players in the surgical supply chain.

Our Readers' Top Tips for Cutting Surgical Supply Costs
Five best practices for keeping your second highest expense in check.

Automating the OR Supply Chain
Your high-tech options for improving purchasing and inventory management.

How We Right-sized Supply Costs
The story of how Lutheran Medical Center trimmed $600,000 from its surgical services budget in 18 months.

Get Creative With Supply Management
Simplified and practical tips for achieving inventory control.

Three Quick Improvements
Designate buying days, take advantage of Newton's Law and reduce your inventory

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