COVID-19 HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE

Challenges

  • Local and state governments are independently sourcing medical equipment that is in very short supply
  • Independent sourcing has led to market chaos, price escalation and misallocation of medical equipment and supplies.
  • Market chaos is putting both paitents,medical professionals and first responders in jeopardy

Mission

  • Create and provide aggregate demand forecast for running 12 weeks for the hospital inventory model.
  • Secure/aggregate demand allocation by city/state to create cooperative procurement opportunities.
  • Help guide our local hospital network through supply chain issues, including logistics, distribution and last-mile deliveries.
  • Create a network of alliances at the Local/State level to facilitate synchronized execution.

Priorities

  • Develop an aggregate supply model based on the demand models used by local,state and federal officials to predict the number who will be infected and hospitalized.
  • Use the aggregate supply model to ensure medical resources reach their destinations in time to save lives.
  • Identify and vet valid suppliers.
  • Return supplies to appropriate pricing levels by minimizing local, state and federal competition.
  • Be a part of the National solution.

Consortium for Healthcare Supply Chain

STREAM I

To develop a demand forecast model for the hospital inventory that includes bed space, PPE items, ventilators and other essential commodities.

Sriram Dasu

Associate Professor, USC Marshall School of Business

Cindy Elliott

Head of Commerical Industry Marketing, ESRI

Raj Rajgopalan

Professor, USC Marshall School of Business

Gregg Macaluso

Faculty Director, University of Boulder Colorado

David Dobrzykowski

Associate Professor, University of Arkansas

Vishal Gupta

Assistant Professor, USC Marshall School of Business

Yasaman Kazemi

Supply Chain Solutions Lead, ESRI

Nick Vyas

Executive Director, Center for Global Supply Chain Management & Academic Director, Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Laird Burns

Associate Professor of Management Science and Supply Chain Management, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Donnie Williams

Executive Director, Supply Chain Management Research Center, University of Arkansas,

STREAM II

To consolidate and create an information portal for suppliers as well as manufacturers where buyers can independently reference as part of their sourcing resource.

Dave Malenfant

Director of Outreach & Partnerships, Texas Christian University

Kate Bergin

Founder, Deep Contrast

Sue Sundar

Associate Professor, University of Utah

Kimberly Deranek

Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University

Nick Vyas

Executive Director, Center for Global Supply Chain Management & Academic Director, Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

STREAM III

To provide supply chain technical executions that include first, middle, last mile delivery and customs clearance. In addition, to lead enterprise and government liaison activities as an advisory resource.

Daniel Bumblauskas

Associate Professor & ESP Fellow, University of Northern Iowa

Ron Volpe

Global VP of Business Development, Tradeshift

Jeff Shockley

Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Nehemiah Scott

Assistant Professor & Director, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Salil Kalghatgi

Account Executive, Cook Medical

Nick Vyas

Executive Director, Center for Global Supply Chain Management & Academic Director, Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Barut Mehmet

Professor Operations & Supply Chain Management
Director for Supply Chain Programs & Graduate Coordinator, M.Sc. in Management Science & Supply Chain Management

RESOURCES

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