HealthLeaders Media December 2, 2021
Deborah Abrams Kaplan

With seven hospitals and multiple ambulatory centers, The Ohio State University Medical Wexner Center takes a standardized and data-focused approach to supply chain management.


– Use the 2-bin Kanban method to understand product cycle time and avoid product expirations.

– Product variability isn’t always the enemy of supply chain efficiency. Optimize that variability!

– Enlist clinical partners to help evaluate and drive supply decisions.

– Divide and conquer: analyze and renegotiate supplies in cycles.

While Hal Mueller worked briefly in healthcare before, the bulk of his corporate life was spent in purchasing at Ford Motor Company. Auto parts aren’t healthcare supplies, but there are similarities. He brings that perspective to his work as chief supply chain officer at...

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