2018 edition, Healthcare Supply Chain Insights series

Published: October 5, 2018
Author: Keelin Rowan

Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC and PerformanSC Supply Chain Ltd, announce the completion of the 2018 edition of their Healthcare Supply Chain Insights series

The 2018, fourth edition, in the Healthcare Supply Chain Insights series has been published by Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC and PerformanSC Supply Chain Ltd.  This series of surveys of healthcare providers, using a Consolidated Service Centre (CSC) Model for their Supply Chain and other support services, is based on biennial primary research completed and published since 2012.

The researchers are independent consultants, who have not only completed this groundbreaking work, they have helped providers evaluate if there is a strategic fit for and/or feasibility of the CSC model in both the US and Canada healthcare providers, while in 2018 expanding the inputs to include healthcare providers both in Ireland and the UK.
TECSYS Healthcare, a leading supply chain software company, sponsored the survey.
The adoption of this model continues to grow at a brisk pace.  In 2012, approx. 24 CSC’s were invited to complete the survey, and for this year’s survey, the invitees numbered 70.  The objective of the Survey began and remains; to gather, study, and share with the industry, real world facts about the model, along with the insights shared by the respondents actually operating CSCs.  This may help those currently operating the model as well as those considering pursuing it, to make more informed decisions, and increase their success level.
With another two years of operating experience gained, the learnings from the 2018 Survey added content and dimension. There was an extended look into the supply chain metrics that CSCs are using and their numerical values.  In addition, coverage of such developments as industry consolidation and the announced, intended emergence of Amazon into the healthcare supply chain.
Those provider organisations that completed the survey, receive a copy of the slides along with a report of the findings.  This includes the data and executive level analysis that can help CSC model Supply Chain executives to compare their data and performance to the respondents.  In addition, providers considering the model can assess critical success factors.
Interested parties may contact Jamie  Kowalski at or Lorcan Sheehan at PerformanSC, at for more information.

About Jamie C. Kowalski LLC:

Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC is a leading independent healthcare supply chain consulting and analyst firm founded by healthcare industry supply chain veteran, Jamie C. Kowalski, LFACHE.

He has studied the CSC model since the 1980s, and is one of a select group of healthcare supply chain leaders who have been inducted into The Bellwether League -the Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leaders.

About PerformanSC Supply Chain Limited:

PerformanSC Supply Chain Limited is a specialist supply chain consulting firm that brings independent practitioner-led expertise to companies looking to achieve step-function improvements in their supply chain performance, accelerate value and enable their expansion into new channels and markets.

PerformanSC works with organisations across a variety of industry sectors with a particular focus on Healthcare, High Tech, Food and Drink, Consumer Goods, Retail and Logistics.

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