CommonSpirit Case Study: Minimizing Supply Chain Risk During A Pandemic

CommonSpirit Case Study: Minimizing Supply Chain Risk During A Pandemic

Expert from nation’s largest nonprofit health system shares strategies at HIDA’s Supply Chain Visibility Conference, June 21-22

Alexandria, VA, May 20, 2021 - John Frye, CommonSpirit National VP, Supply Chain Operations & Finance, will outline how this national health system was able to successfully navigate COVID-19 challenges by carefully and strategically examining risk.

CommonSpirit supply chain leaders analyzed product categories by risk exposure and clinical impact. They also built capabilities to prevent stockout risk for critical categories. Hear from Frye to find out how this care provider succeeded in:

  • Identifying and reducing upstream constraints
  • Setting minimum inventory levels for its divisions and hospitals
  • Utilizing technology to facilitate decision-making
  • Increasing owned inventory where needed – without buying warehouses

Learn more about what true visibility requires at the Health Industry Distributors Association’s virtual Supply Chain Visibility Conference, June 21-22. Details and registration information can be found here.

The conference is part of HIDA’s Healthcare Supply Chain Collaborative, whose mission is to transform the healthcare supply chain through best practices for processes and data. With broad adoption of standards and best practices, stakeholders can optimize efficiency and visibility.


About HIDA
The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) represents the country’s medical product distributors – the nation’s essential link between manufacturers and patient caregivers. HIDA members offer critical services increasing the efficiency of U.S. healthcare providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, home care, and physician practices. For more information, visit

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