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SMI Forums

Our 2 annual Forums are the foundation of SMI and where collaboration meets action.

SMI Forums have consistently been rated best in industry for networking, content, and value. Using an interactive meeting process blended with general sessions, round-table discussions, and small breakout groups, our Forums are designed to educate attendees and promote the development of productive relationships between trading partners. The members of SMI work side-by-side to understand each other’s challenges and accomplishments leading to improved collaboration and trust.

Upcoming Forums


SMI2U webinars allow SMI members to learn from “real world” experts within the SMI community. Each webinar is customized toward specific audiences – including executives, management, and supply chain professionals – depending upon the topic. SMI members are also encouraged to extend SMI2U webinar participation to their colleagues and other members of their management team so they too can take advantage of this opportunity to learn from “real world” experts. All SMI members receive email invitations to participate.

See our latest webinar

On May 19, 2023, SMI hosted a webinar entitled, “Partnership: It’s more important they ever.” SMI Board member Gary Fennessy from Northwestern Medicine and Doug Golwas, SMI member from Medline shared insights into their pre/during/post pandemic partnership and discussed key elements to a strategic, productive, long-lasting collaboration,  The webinar was facilitated by Ilya Trakhtenberg from L.E.K Consulting.

The recording is now available:  “Partnership:  It’s more important than ever

Learn More About Membership

Experience the satisfaction of making a positive and transformational impact on healthcare through relationships that are built through collaboration, teamwork, trust, and transparency.

Forums are for SMI members only. Learn more about membership and fees