Benefits of Membership / Value

Core Value

  • Membership is open to qualifying Provider and Industry Partner organizations (by invitation only) and comprised of senior level, thought leading supply chain executives, motivated as change agents, to create a consortium united in balancing the needs of both providers and suppliers.
  • SMI affords all its members a distinct voice in activities designed to tangibly improve the healthcare supply chain among an elite grouping of Provider and Industry Partner organizations committed to transformational change.
  • All members, Provider and Industry Partners alike, contribute financially to SMI demonstrating commitment and collaboration.
  • Specific healthcare supply chain improvement projects (initiatives) are selected and focused by the membership itself.  Work teams are self-selected and self-directed in face-to-face and voice-to-voice working sessions.  SMI staff provides team facilitation and information dissemination support.
  • SMI twice per year Forums create a venue for mutually beneficial collaboration between Provider and Industry Partners that is in other ways nearly impossible to achieve.  These Forums provide for a “hands on” interactive experience, unlike any other in the industry, and also offer direct opportunities to establish and foster professional relationships within this network of senior level IDN executives.
  • SMI is not-for-profit and totally results driven (improved healthcare supply chain outcomes) for the benefit of our members and the overall healthcare industry.
  • During the past year, SMI teams completed specific initiatives and distributed tools that can be found on the SMI website (www.smisupplychain.com) under Tools.     

SMI members realize more distinct value through the following:

  • Networking and connectivity with senior level supply chain innovators/decision makers on a first name basis
  • The size of the group allows for intimate exchange, providing quality/focused time with key leaders in the industry
  • Idea exchange versus fruitless debate through luncheon rounds, small group discussions and the power of demonstrated results
  • Rich collaboration versus wasted time through productive, small group initiative work sessions
  • Demonstrating individual and company knowledge, expertise and value to customers who are often very difficult to access
  • Gaining new insights into decision making processes through luncheon rounds and breakout sessions that can accelerate business results and be measured through business performance metrics
  • Ground floor involvement in health care supply chain change that helps cut down on missed opportunities and avoid duplication
  • Insight into key industry initiatives providing a roadmap for internal planning
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