LISN Supply Chain Institute

Irving, TX US
August 28, 2024 to August 29, 2024

The healthcare industry faces numerous challenges when it comes to managing the supply chain effectively. By providing the Supply Chain Institute, we aim to address the following (but not limited to) problems;

- Lack of visibility: This lack of visibility leads to difficulties in tracking inventory, identifying potential bottlenecks, and making informed decisions. Training can help healthcare professionals gain a better understanding of supply chain visibility tools and techniques, enabling them to optimize inventory management and streamline processes.

- Cost Containment: The Supply Chain Institute can help professionals identify cost-saving opportunities, negotiate better contracts with suppliers, implement value analysis processes, and optimize supply chain operations to reduce overall costs.

- Vendor management and performance: This training can equip professionals with the skills to assess vendor capabilities, negotiate contracts effectively, monitor supplier performance, and implement strategies for continuous improvement.

By addressing these problems, organizations can improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, enhance patient safety, and ensure a reliable supply of essential healthcare products and services.

Target Audience

  • LISN member supply chain management staff

Learning Objectives

1.    Identify supply chain managements fundamental principles.
2.    Discuss essential supply chain terms, contract types, and the significance of using metrics for performance improvement.
3.    Recognize supplier performance management and effective techniques for managing and evaluating suppliers.
4.    Demonstrate negotiation skills specific to supply chain contexts and analyze case studies for effective application.
5.    Assess the significance of business continuity planning in the supply chain and gain insights into developing and implementing comprehensive plans.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.25 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/28/2024 - 9:45am CDT
Event ends: 
08/29/2024 - 2:15pm CDT
Vizient Irving Office
290 E. John W. Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75062
United States

Planning Committee:
Andrea Schiemo
Director, Member Networks
Vizient, Inc.


Peggy Kaufman
VP, Sourcing Operations
Vizient, Inc.

Deanna Elder
Sr. Consultant
Vizient, Inc.

Deanne Short, RN, MBA, MSN, HCM
Sourcing Director
Vizient, Inc.

Rebecca, Hou, M.A.
Environmental Sustainability Program Manager
Vizient, Inc.

LaSheia Strong
Lead Program Services Manager
Vizient, Inc.

Bruce Moilan
Sr. Solutions Engineer, P2P
Vizient, Inc.

Justin Wise
Solutions Engineer, Procure-To-Pay
Vizient, Inc.

Joe Tomaro, PhD
Consulting Director
Vizient, Inc.

Cathy Klinehoffer, RN
Consulting Director
Vizient, Inc.

Sue Hogan, RN
Consulting Director
Vizient, Inc.

Pam Soine, MBA
Dir. Contract Services
Vizient, Inc.

Rachel Martin
Associate Principal, Supplier Strategy & Business Development
Vizient, Inc.

Elizabeth Flewharty
AVP, Contract & Program Services
Vizient, Inc.

Kelly Flaharty
Sr. Dir, Contract Services
Vizient, Inc.

Blythe Boncek
Contract Director
Vizient, Inc.

Amy Pasko, MBA, CMRP
Sr. Dir, Consulting Spend Management Services
Vizient, Inc.

Ronda White, MBA
Sr. Dir, Consulting Spend Management Services
Vizient, Inc.

Statement of Content Validity
Vizient, Inc. educational activities are intended to assist healthcare teams advance their professional responsibilities in accordance with the definition of continuing education. It is the policy of Vizient, Inc. to review and ensure that all content and recommendations for patient care within accredited CE is evidenced-based, based on current science and clinical reasoning while ensuring the content is fair and balanced. All recommendations must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Vizient, Inc. does not permit accredited continuing education if it advocates for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or if the education promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.
The education provided through this activity is for continuing education purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty/presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of Vizient, Inc.


Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)

Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation.  Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.



Available Credit

  • 10.25 General CE - Attendance
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