Although the backordering of PPE and other critical supplies received much attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, all supply lines were affected, including capital equipment and construction and replacement materials. Disruptions in receiving equipment and supplies can be incredibly costly, sometimes resulting in construction project delays or downtime on essential equipment. In this session, a panel of hospital executives will offer strategies to mitigate and manage supply disruptions as well as creative makeshift solutions to keep essential equipment in service.
1. Identify the key factors that cause supply disruptions.
2. Discuss strategies to manage supply disruptions from brief backorders to extended delays.
3. Outline creative solutions to keep equipment in service when replacement materials are backordered.
4. Evaluate alternative sourcing opportunities to maintain supply continuity during disruptions.