Healthcare supply chain

How Can Healthcare Companies Better Align Supply & Demand?

The Supply Chain Visibility Conference brings healthcare industry leaders together to discuss ways to better ensure product availability, improve forecasting, and support patient care. Participants come from across the supply chain: manufacturers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, providers, and even government agency officials.

The 2024 conference – our sixth annual event – offers a critical opportunity to build on recent experiences and advance visibility in the healthcare supply chain. Through case studies, roundtables, and working discussions, the conference provides an ideal venue for discussing challenges and advancing collaboration and resilience.

What Types Of Organizations Participate?

IDNs, Health Systems & Other Providers
Healthcare Distributors
Medical Product Manufacturers
Group Purchasing Organizations
Regional Purchasing Coalitions
Technology & Solutions Providers

Check Out Past Attending Companies
Who Should Attend
  • Healthcare industry leaders and professionals involved in:
    • Supply chain management
    • Demand planning and forecasting
    • Operations
    • Inventory management
    • S&OP processes
    • Strategic/national accounts management
    • Transportation and logistics professionals
  • Anyone else interested in improving supply and demand visibility, forecasting, shipping, and/or inventory availability in the healthcare supply chain
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“Brought together multiple layers of the supply chain so you could hear a variety of perspectives.”

– 2022 conference participant

How You’ll Benefit
  • Gain new ideas for improving demand planning and forecasting, better managing inventory and logistics, and reducing supply chain disruptions
  • Participate in working discussions aimed at identifying ways to improve supply chain collaboration and ensure product availability
  • Guide the industry initiative to increase visibility and reduce shortages, disruptions, and waste in the supply chain
  • Connect with peers to discuss your challenges and brainstorm solutions
  • Meet your counterparts from “the other side of the table” and build the relationships that will enable you to improve joint processes
  • Take away insights for improving your supply chain efficiency and resilience
  • Receive the full conference attendee list, which includes contact information
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“I really liked hearing about the different technology advancements and challenges that different groups had. It was very beneficial to me to hear from people on the front lines dealing with daily problems and who have deep insight into the issues.”

– 2022 conference participant

Bring Your Team
Bringing your team to the Supply Chain Visibility Conference is a great way to invest in their professional development. They’ll learn about initiatives to improve supply chain visibility and resilience, gain technical and leadership skills, and meet trading partners face-to-face.

Group Discounts: If you’d like to bring a team, contact us.

Distributor Contact:

Kelley Taft

Kelley Taft»
Senior Director, Membership

Manufacturer Contact:

Cindy Chen

Cindy Chen, MS»
Director, Associates Program

Trading partners: healthcare supply chain
Invite Your Trading Partners

Participating at the Supply Chain Visibility Conference tends to create believers. So if you want your vendors or other trading partners to work toward visibility and resilience, invite them to the event! If you want HIDA’s help, just let us know – we’re happy to add your industry contacts to our invitation list.


Manpreet Kaur Sandhu

Manpreet Kaur Sandhu»
Program Manager, Healthcare Supply Chain Collaborative

Thank You To Our Sponsors

The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is committed to a respectful and safe experience for all participants, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. HIDA does not tolerate discrimination, intolerance, harassment, or aggression at any HIDA event, either in person or via electronic communications. Any discriminatory, harassing, inappropriate, or aggressive behavior should be reported to an employee of HIDA or to the event staff immediately. Anyone engaged in inappropriate behavior is subject to removal from the event at HIDA’s discretion.

Supply Chain Visibility Conference