Historically, the stereotypical Supply Chain department occupied a basement alcove where it directed the movement of pallets, boxes, cases and eaches from dock to clinical and general areas.  For progressive supply chain departments today that stereotype no longer suffices nor fits. These departmental executives and leaders refuse to limit themselves to the esoteric necessities of the job. They’ve moved beyond those artificial borders to serve as business advisers and consultants to physicians and surgeons, facilitating economic and professional relationships to suppliers to strengthen relationships to patients and reinforce dealings with payers. Read more