Making too many changes
Make friends, not enemies with your vendors, staff, and
surgeons. Only suggest a change of vendor or product when it is absolutely necessary.
90% of your cost reduction results should not involve any change of vendor, product, or
Substituting inferior products to save a buck
Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish. There’s this thing called Surgeon preference. If you want to see fireworks, tell your surgeon that you are going to be purchasing a “less expensive” suture.
Putting things out to bid with multiple vendors.
We have found that this is a huge hassle and a waste of time for everyone involved. An experienced consultant has the benchmarking data to negotiate with your existing vendors. This is a far more efficient approach.
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