Supply Assurance: building a reliable, cost-effective supply chain

Managing your costs has never been more important. One of your biggest cost drivers, your supply chain, must be reliable and cost effective for you to be successful. That’s been hard the past few years with market disruptions and unstable pricing.

You need dependability, and Vizient can deliver it. With Vizient Assurance, providers can be confident that you’ll have the supplies you need, when you need them, to provide the best care possible. We’ll also ensure you get the most value from every dollar you spend, despite today’s ever-changing conditions. That’s our commitment to you. Learn more about our interrelated Assurance strategies.

Member resources

Vizient members can access these and many other supply and medication resources to sustain and improve both operations and patient outcomes. Login is required.

Stay current on market changes, understand supply access and cost impacts with these supply chain assurance resources and information. Do you need supply chain support? Contact us.

Supply chain resources
  • Supply update executive summary (July 2024) – a monthly summary of all supply chain disruptors including current market challenges, category-specific product updates and recovering markets.
  • Emergency and preparedness resource guide – The purpose of this emergency preparedness and resource guide is to equip healthcare providers with essential information and resources to effectively prepare, respond to and recover from emergencies or disasters. It serves as a comprehensive reference document that includes Vizient contracts, preparedness tools, state and national resources.
  • Food for Thought: Supply Chain (June 2024) – Supply Chain Update is a supplement to the Vizient Food Program communication tool, Food For Thought. Our goal is to keep you abreast of time sensitive market and industry news.
  • Facilities & Construction market insights Q2-2024 – Facilities and construction quarterly market insights include price and raw material trends, current product lead times and best practices.
  • Capital and imaging market insights Q2-2024 – Capital and imaging quarterly market insights include price and raw material trends, current product lead times and best practices.
  • Additional Payments for Domestically Produced NIOSH N95 Respirators – Biweekly reimbursements for the cost difference between domestically produced N95 respiratory masks and others have begun; ensure your facility reimbursement experts are submitting the required documents for biweekly payments.

    Price Assurance Resources
    • Price Assurance FAQ - Learn how working together with suppliers, members and supply analytic insights, we help ensure value is accessible, regardless of market dynamics.
    • Budget Impact Projections report - Included in this semiannual report are Vizient's price change projections on medical supplies, equipment and purchased services. In addition, it contains detailed trends and forecasts on more than 30 raw materials and indexes.
    • Material manufacturing briefs - As a complement to the Budget Impact Projections report, Vizient brings together market news and expert insights in Manufacturing Insights Briefs. These timely documents inform you about raw materials and other factors and conditions that are currently affecting the supply chain.

      Supply chain programs

      Vizient delivers unmatched savings and value through the industry’s most comprehensive supply chain programs. Learn how Vizient has you covered through the additional inventory of  essential products, diversifying your supply chain through domestically manufactured products and more.

      • Supply Risk Solutions: Quickstart – A risk analytics and event monitoring platform included with your Vizient membership at no additional charge.
      • Novaplus Enhanced Supply Reserve – the next generation of supply assurance begins with Novaplus Enhanced Supply Reserve, the most comprehensive, affordable solution for direct, easy access to essential medications that are at risk of short supply.
      • Vizient Reserve – the Vizient Reserve program strengthens critical supply assurance through unique, committed partnerships between Vizient, providers and suppliers across all spend categories.
      • Novaplus Enhanced Supply – The Novaplus Enhanced Supply Program promotes supply chain resiliency via agreements that deliver transparency and commitment to supply. By making additional months of inventory available, the program gives members improved access to critical products that are at risk of being in short supply.
      • Vizient Domestic Sourcing – Vizient® Domestic Sourcing reflects our focus on identifying domestically manufactured products and expanding the availability of American-made sources.

        Contract coverage updates

        Contract coverage updates provide a summary of changing contract coverage with information to help mitigate the changes including programmatic impact and cross-reference support.

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        Vizient members can access these valuable supply and medication resources to not only mitigate supply vulnerabilities, but also discover actionable insights and solutions, increasing the reliability and quality of care.

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        How we can help improve your access to essential medications and critical supplies

        Supply assurance weekly digest

        Want to continue receiving weekly supply assurance updates? Update your preferences in our Subscription Manager by selecting Supply Assurance Weekly Digest.

        Improving care with additional essential product access

        Novaplus Enhanced Supply delivers access to additional inventory of essential medications and products. Our awarded suppliers produce additional supply to mitigate supply chain risk.


        Connecting industry leaders to end drug shortages

        The End Drug Shortage Alliance is a collaboration of select health systems, leaders in supply chain and other industry stakeholders dedicated to solving pharmaceutical supply challenges.

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        Learn about how Vizient is helping to mitigate price increases

        As you face unprecedented financial and operational challenges, Vizient is here to help. Our data and expertise help our providers lessen the impact. Read our latest Budget Impact Projections Report to gain insight on anticipated price changes over the next 18 months and plan for them now. 

        View the Budget Impact Projections report

        Vizient Assurance insight and news

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        Learning events for building your supply assurance acumen