Wednesday, August 21, 2019


11:30 a.m. CT


30 minutes


Supply Chain Leadership Series

As health care costs reach a new high, hospitals are resorting to innovative ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency. In 2017, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, the surgery department embarked on an initiative to decrease costs in the operating room by analyzing and optimizing surgeons' preference cards and pick lists. By accurately maintaining preference cards, their supply chain professionals ensure that everything is ready during the time of surgery and there is less unpredictability and delays. To accomplish this, they consider their surgeons and nurses as critical in making cost-conscious decisions towards supply and instrument preference and usage in the operating room.


  • Balaji Narayanan, MS, Six Sigma Black Belt, Process Improvement Specialist, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Jennifer Brown, RN, MSN, CNOR, OR Manager, Froedtert Hospital


  • Molly Zmuda, MHA, Senior Networks Director, Vizient

The Supply Chain Leadership Series is a complimentary part of your Vizient membership. Registration and recordings are available for upcoming and past sessions, respectively.

About the Supply Chain Leadership Series

The supply chain environment is continually evolving. To achieve excellence in supply chain management, supply chain leaders and hospital executives need access to education, tools and resources.
Vizient® is offering a Supply Chain Leadership continuing education webcast series, where you will hear industry experts and your peers discuss the latest supply chain management issues, trends and leading practices.