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April 26th event: Supply Chain Management in Healthcare, a Changing Landscape

posted Mar 8, 2016, 3:29 PM by Admin APICS Detroit   [ updated Mar 8, 2016, 3:32 PM ]

APICS Greater Detroit and MARHMM Present:

Supply Chain Management in Healthcare, a Changing Landscape

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Presented by: Ed Hisscock, Trinity Health



Schoolcraft Vista Tech Center

18600 Haggerty Rd

Livonia, MI 48152


The healthcare landscape is changing dramatically from both a demographics perspective (baby boomers coming of healthcare heavy utilizer age) and a regulatory perspective (Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, Price Gouging).    In this presentation Ed Hisscock from Trinity Health will discuss the current state of the healthcare supply chain and some of the present challenges for both the Industry and Trinity Health.


·         Introduction

o    Healthcare Industry

o    Trinity Health

·         Healthcare Supply Chain Overview

o    Demand Profile

§  SKU Proliferation

§  Lack of Standards

§  Preference over Evidence Based Criteria

o    Contracting Strategies

§  Group Purchasing Organizations

§  Self-Op Strategies

o    Logistics

§  Distribution Dependencies

§  Self-Op Strategies

·         Challenges

o    Demand Peaking (baby boomers)

o    Payment Mechanisms Changing (ACO)

o    Regulations Tightening (HIPAA)

o    Supplier Price Gouging

·         Q&A


Event Timing

Registration and Networking:                                    5:30 pm

Dinner and Certification Awards:                               6:00 pm

Presentation:                                                            7:00 pm


About the Speaker


Ed Hisscock is Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Transformation Officer for Non-Labor Spend at Trinity Health, a leading catholic healthcare ministry. Ed has returned to Trinity Health to lead the enterprise sourcing and contracting efforts and the supply chain transformation.


Prior to rejoining Trinity Health, Ed co-founded Optimé Supply Chain, a software solutions provider, and founded Appleseed Healthcare Resources, a supply chain consultancy. As an entrepreneur, he co-developed multiple supply chain optimization technologies and personally served over 100 healthcare provider organizations in the US and Europe.


Before his entrepreneurial journey, Ed served the provider sector at Mercy Health Services, later Trinity Health where he held several key supply chain positions in both the corporate and hospital settings. At the corporate office he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of an enterprise supply chain Information Technology (IT) and content management strategy and directed the sourcing and procurement of the organizations IT spend. In his role at the hospital, he designed and implemented a shared services cooperative and led the development of a contract and supply data warehouse.


Ed began his career in healthcare with American Scientific Products, later Baxter Healthcare. In his work at Baxter, Ed piloted a new services venture in contract materials management and consultation, led a regional distribution center and a regional technical services team and facilitated many change management, product management and educational events.


Ed holds an Electronics Engineering degree in from the Ohio Institute of Technology, a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from National Lewis University and a Master’s degree in Supply Chain from Michigan State University.