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It's Time for Healthcare Supply Chains to Diagnose Their Inventory Health

Published: 16 May 2018

ID: G00355652

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


Inventory health is a measure of current inventory investment alignment relative to upcoming demand. It does not need to be an overly complicated process. Healthcare provider supply chain leaders can use this research to begin to assess their inventory performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Incorporate Factors Such as Clinical Need, Cost, Service and Asset Management Intensity in Your Inventory Change Management Approach
  • Use Segmentation Methods to Inform the Days of Coverage Strategy for Products
  • Develop Foundational Inventory Management Assessment Capabilities by Using Inventory Health Metrics to Prioritize Efforts

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