Consolidated Services Centers (CSC) Track

The growing popularity of CSCs within the healthcare industry has created a buzz too loud to ignore. The ACE Summit recognizes the need for better understanding in how these facilities operate and has committed to facilitating the best educational outlets available to meet that need. We’ll be hosting leading CSC researchers, operators from top healthcare supply chains, and provide open forums for you to discuss the future of CSCs and what that means for you and your organization.

Comprehensive Insights into Consolidated Services Centers 

Monday, February 21, 2022

Moderator: Michael Langlois

Presenters: Jamie Kowalski & Lorcan Sheehan

Join Jamie Kowalski and Lorcan Sheehan as they present their latest (2021) edition of their annual research on the development of CSCs within the healthcare supply chain. Dive into the key findings of the 2021 Survey including direct insights on the advantages and challenges to self-distribution along with analysis of how CSCs operations impacted COVID-19 preparedness.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the key findings of the 2021 Survey.
  2. Evaluate the advantages of the CSCs model during the pandemic.
  3. Identify strategies for improving the CSCs model to face the challenges COVID presented.
  4. Determine major trends in the development of healthcare supply chains and CSCs models.

About the Presenters

Jamie Kowalski
Full Name
Jamie Kowalski LLC
Speaker Bio
Since 1972, Jamie C. Kowalski has developed and utilized his specialization in healthcare and hospital supply chain management as an executive, entrepreneur, strategic advisor, thought leader, coach/mentor, consultant, and advocate.

Before his current position, he served as Vice President, Business Development for Owens & Minor, Inc., the largest healthcare industry distributor and supply chain management services company. Jamie worked with all company business units evaluating and enhancing current services, identifying and developing new services and strategic direction, establishing complementary business alliances, developing customer strategies and establishing new customer relationships. He held a similar position as Vice President, Strategy & Development for McKesson Provider Technologies — a business unit of Fortune 12 McKesson Corporation.

Jamie is a Co-Founder and Board Chairman of The Bellwether League, Inc. (now the Bellwether League Foundation), the not-for-profit Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Executives. He was also inducted into the Bellwether League Hall of Fame in 2017.

The Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) selected Jamie for the 2011 George R. Gossett Leadership Award; the organizations highest honor.

Jamie earned both MBA and BS in Management degrees from Marquette University, where he achieved membership in Beta Gamma Sigma for academic achievement. Jamie has authored three books, over 100 articles and contributed chapters for two other books, all on supply chain management related content.
Lorcan Sheehan
Full Name
PerformanSC Supply Chain Ltd
Speaker Bio
Lorcan founded PerformanSC Supply Chain in 2013 and since then he has built the company into a highly regarded supply chain consulting organization with offices in Dublin, London and Chicago.

Working with clients across healthcare, high tech, retail, food and drink and the logistics industries, PerformanSC has established a reputation for leveraging the power of supply chain data to drive strategic transformation efforts.

He is a co-founder of the Supply Chain Peer Network (a peer network for supply chain leaders), is a member of the Irish Government’s Logistics and Supply Chain Skills group and is a regular contributor to international supply chain events and publications.

Prior to PerformanSC Lorcan has worked with some of the world’s largest technology, consumer goods and
medical device companies’ supply chain teams as Senior Vice President with ModusLink — a global supply chain services provider.

A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Lorcan has been quoted on supply chain topics in
The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and was twice named by Supply and Demand Chain Executive as one of their Supply Chain ‘Pros to Know’.

He has co-authored the Health System Supply Chain Insights series with Jamie Kowalski since 2014.