The Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) is a member-driven consortium of industry thought-leaders united to shape the future of the healthcare supply chain to improve the healthcare marketplace in the United States.
What Makes SMI Unique
- SMI is a community comprised exclusively of supply chain thought leaders/executives, where members are empowered to shape the future of the healthcare supply chain
- SMI is not a passive organization, members are encouraged to join initiative teams which work to create tools that help industry leaders predict trends, assess needs, address challenges and incorporate best practices (learn more about current SMI Initiatives)
- We are a non-profit 501(c)(6) Corporation
- We strive to have balance in the marketplace, equal numbers of providers and industry partners
- We are action oriented to produce and promote positive industry change
- SMI members have created over 25 tools and solutions that are available for free
- We foster long lasting productive relationships between our members
- We feature many opportunities to network (70% of our forum time is spent in small networking groups)
- We are funded solely by member dues. We do not accept sponsorships and there is no sales or marketing
- We strive to remain small to enable intimate, unparalled networking
- We plan periodical “Special Events” such as a tour of the CDC, a tour of Leesar Supply Chain Operation, and a tour of the Staples Distribution Center, etc.
- SMI has established collaborative relationships with AHRMM, HIDA, Healthcare Purchasing News, The Advisory Group, Gartner, MDSI, ECRI Institute and more (meet our collaborators)
- All of our webinars are free to members only
SMI is a not-for-profit, Virginia, non-stock 501(c)(6) corporation governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 12 persons, equally representing provider and industry partners. SMI is funded solely by member dues.
Legal counsel has been retained for ongoing review of structure, policies, etc., and continues to be present at Forums. Initiative activities are continuously reviewed to ensure that focus remains on operational issues and processes, making certain that there are no discussions that could affect the competitive process and that discussions are in no way product or brand specific.