Supply assurance: working to ensure there's no shortage of it

In today's global market, we want to give providers confidence that critical supplies and essential medications are accessible when needed in delivering high-quality patient care. It's supply assurance, and it's part of our long-standing core business.

Our wealth of experience, actionable data and predictive planning helps to strengthen supply assurance. Further, our work with stakeholders focuses on improving supply chain risk mitigation as we collaborate to enhance data, increase supply visibility and expand inventory access.

Four themes keep us centered and are the pillars of our supply chain assurance efforts: insights, access, enablement and advocacy. Learn more about our supply assurance strategy.

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

    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.

      Natural disaster disruption briefs

      Natural disaster disruption briefs provide a summary of disruptive natural or weather conditions or events affecting member's supply chain conditions.

      Market disruption briefs

      Market disruption briefs provide a summary of disruptive conditions or events affecting the supply chain market conditions.

      Drug shortage digest
      Pharmacy resources
      Pharmacy programs
      Drug shortage resources

      Stay current on market changes, understand supply access and cost impacts with these pharmacy resources and information.

      Do you need supply chain support? Contact us

      Access tools and resources to help prepare and sustain operations before, during and after emergency situations.

      Vizient assurance strategies provide resources and insights from experts that assist providers to prepare for potential market disruption, support supply chain mitigation response and increase awareness across your organization.
      Vizient members have exclusive access

      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.

      Budget Impact Projections Report

      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.  

      Read the new Budget Impact Projections report

      Learning events for building your supply assurance acumen