Gartner Research

Introduction to IDN Supply Chain Benchmarking

Published: 17 November 2017

ID: G00343188

Analyst(s): Anita Vila-Parrish , Eric O'Daffer


End-to-end supply chain benchmarking supports improved decision making for strategic planning and tactical execution at healthcare providers. This research introduces Gartner's benchmarking initiative for IDNs to help supply chain leaders improve overall performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assemble a Core Project Team and Participate in Gartner's IDN Supply Chain Benchmarking Initiative
  • Capture the End-to-End Cost Data Across All Areas of Spend With Third Parties That Is Variable in Expense or Utilization Along With All the Operating Costs of Supply Chain That Support the Delivery of Those Products and Services
  • Utilize Your Supply Chain Benchmarking Results to Look for Constant Improvement With These End-to-End Metrics Within Your IDN and for Guidance to Comparable IDN Experiences
    • CQO Alignment
    • Financial Effectiveness
    • Operational Effectiveness

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