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Five To Save | Why Wait For A Catastrophe? | Feb. 1, 2019

2/4/2019

FTS - Catastrophe Umbrella

Reacting to crises as they come is like being a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. You're constantly panicking, and you don't know how to get free. Lucky we're here to pick you up and carry you out. 

A lot's been happening lately. (When is it not?) If it isn't the government impacting your ability to get your patients the care they deserve, it's Mother Nature. 

So how do you keep all your plates spinning? By rigging it so you don't have to spin them at all.

This week's Five To Save focus on the disasters (of various scales) that everybody's dealing with, along with the ways that you can prepare before disaster even looks your way. 

  1. Is it cold where you are? It probably is. And that cold has been messing up the supply chain something fierce.
  2. Another thing affecting the supply chain was the government shutdown. Good thing it's over. Unless, of course, it shuts down again. In which case it could again severely impact access to healthcare - particularly for Native Americans
  3. If you're in a rural area and experiencing the crisis of childbirth, good luck finding a hospital. (This might be due, in part, to the government's travel ban cutting into rural healthcare. Who knew?)
  4. What about drug shortages? Take steps before you're already facing the problem.
  5. All in all the message is: "Don't wait for a crisis to change your business." 

 

That's enough doom and gloom for this week. PLEASE comment below, email us, etc. Tell us what you liked. What was helpful. What you’d like to see more of. 

Topics: supply chain management, digital supply management, five to save, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory, medical supply, crisis prevention, spinning plates, drug shortages, arctic blast, government shutdown

Alex Diamond

Written by Alex Diamond

Raised in the armpit of East Texas before escaping to the civilization of Austin, Alex is an author and former radio/podcast personality. If you ever run into him, ask him about the day he split his pants in front of the Lone Ranger.