Capital Equipment Track 

Managing capital equipment purchases is a complicated process with unique challenges and opportunities. Even as capital equipment projects resume post-pandemic, it's clear new strategies are needed to successfully navigate a changing healthcare landscape. This track will examine major aspects of the capital equipment planning process, including reviewing existing plans post-pandemic, prioritizing capital spending amid changing needs, and securing your capital supply chain.

Confronting Supply Challenges 

Thursday, March 17, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Moderator: Brent Petty

Presenter: Dr. Claudia Rosales

Healthcare delivery has been severely impacted by COVID, causing global shortages in all sectors of the economy. Capital projects and care delivery are crucial to the economy and what has always been a complex challenge has been exacerbated these last 24 months into, at times, a catastrophic state. Join us as we outline the ongoing supply challenges and discuss how other health systems are confronting supply chain disruptions and offer insights on what you can do now to minimize the impact of the global marketplace on your health system. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain actionable steps to lessen impact of supply chain disruptions.
  2. Develop strategies for balancing funding among project categories.
  3. Identify best practices for collaboration in the planning process.
  4. Explore the challenges of raw material shortfalls. 

About the Presenter

Dr. Claudia Rosales
Full Name
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
University of Arkansas
Speaker Bio
Claudia R. Rosales is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at University of Arkansas. Her research interests include healthcare operations, risk management, inventory management, cross docking/logistics, optimization, simulation modeling, and analytics. Prior to her academic career she worked in manufacturing holding several engineering positions such as productivity, process, and packaging engineer at Colgate Palmolive, C.A. She obtained a Master of Science in Quantitative Analysis and a PhD in Operations Management from University of Cincinnati. Her research publications have appeared in journals such as Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Research, Transportation Journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Interfaces. Claudia received two best paper of the year awards for publications at Decision Sciences and Transportation Journal. She is currently a member of the Editorial Review Board of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences Journal.