SMI Industry Tools


SMI Tools

SMI’s Tools are available at no charge. SMI’s Tools are produced and created through a member-driven collaborative process. SMI Members identify industry topics, and form multi-disciplinary initiative teams. These SMI Member initiative teams then create a customized process that frequently involves healthcare and non-healthcare research, concept development, sharing of best practices, pilot programs, peer-reviews, and other actions that result in methodologies, publications, guidelines, and software tools to help all healthcare supply chain practitioners to make progress and promote improvements.  

810 Transaction

This tool provides both a method to estimate the potential impact of increasing utilization of the 810 electronic invoice transaction set and adoption roadmaps to support implementation.

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

As ACOs have emerged as a model of patient care, SMI has prepared an executive briefing about supply chain actions to prepare, along with an educational program and a self-assessment tool to determine your state of readiness.

Contract Synchronization

This SMI industry briefing explores current data synchronization processes, seeking to identify inefficiencies and solutions that all parties can enact and implement while awaiting the industry-wide adoption of data standards.

Healthcare Supply Chain Uniqueness

This slide presentation details interviews with supply chain executives from a variety of industries that discusses the true similarities and differences of healthcare supply chain versus other industries.

Link Between Supply Chain and Revenue

This educational tool helps provider based supply chain stakeholders to identify the "links" and impacts that product acquisition and management processes can have on provider revenue.

Perfect Department Index

This toolkit provides both a manual and a scorecard based on the Perfect Department Index (PDI) to help quantify a department's journey from purchase requisition to payment.

Perfect Order

These documents have been developed as a tool to assist healthcare supply chain professionals in applying the concept of Perfect Order in their organizations.

Servicing the Non-Acute Market

These tools have been developed to assist healthcare supply chain professionals in understanding the needs of the non-acute care market's supply logistics, cost management, clinical integration, and overall needs.

SMI Collaboration Package

The SMI Collaboration Package describes the best practices for supplier-provider collaborations within the healthcare supply chain through various materials including a Best Practices Manual, Educational Slide Deck, Case Studies and Research Briefs.

SMI Executive Briefings

SMI Executive Briefings are senior management’s primary source for supply chain thought leader insights into today’s leading edge industry topics.

Supply and Labor Cost Calculator

This Microsoft Excel® based tool was developed to support supply chain professionals in developing forecasts of future labor and supply costs.

Supply Chain Leader of the Future

Recognizing the continuing evolution of the profession and the current challenge to develop, recruit, and retain the leaders of tomorrow, SMI and the Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM)  joined forces to define a vision of the healthcare supply chain leader of the future that can serve as a guide for career development to those who aspire to be the future leaders.

Supply Chain Optimization (SCO)

Supply Chain Optimization provides a process for effective integration of improvement efforts by manufacturers, distributors, and hospitals.

Transactional Efficiency Package

The Transactional Efficiency Package contains three unique resources that can support the improvement of transactional efficiency based upon Perfect Order, Perfect Department Index (PDI), and Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) methodologies.

UDI Compliance Initiative Report

SMI has been a supporter of Unique Device Identification (UDI) for almost a decade. The objective of the UDI system is to adequately identify a medical device through distribution and to the point of use, enabling adverse event reporting, recalls, and registries.

Value Alignment

These three tools are designed to improve strategic dialog between trading partners so that partners can collaborate as much in healthcare as they do in other industries.

Value Analysis Model

A new, robust, meaningful model for a modern value analysis program, this SMI resource encourages providers to evaluate their value analysis programs and adopt the major components of this new model in their programs.

Vendor Access & Credentialing

The management of vendor access and credentialing has challenged all industry stakeholders to re-design their programs. Read this guideline and utilize the self assessment tool to determine the actions needed to keep your program up-to-date.

Vendor Managed Inventory

This Microsoft Access® based tool is designed to explore the possibilities that a vendor managed inventory program offers.