Managing complex supply chains in the health sector
  • Mast House (room signposted on the day), Shepherd's Wharf, 24 Sutton Road, Plymouth PL4 0HJ

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Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has a turnover in excess of £400m. In its supply chain on any given day there can be £7.5m of inventory and 175,000 different sku’s across over a hundred different locations. Inventory management and supply chain management skills and capabilities in the NHS are in short supply and consequently healthcare supply chains lack maturity and sophistication. This observation can also be seen in hospitals around the world. 

Speaker: Andrew McMinn, Chief Procurement Officer, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

During his presentation Andy will share an insight into Plymouth Hospitals own internal supply chain and describe past and current efforts to transform.

Andy joined the NHS in 2007 after more than 20 years spent in engineering in the marine and manufacturing sectors. It was in manufacturing that Andy specialised in supply chain management and business improvement, working for a 1st tier OEM to blue chip consumer electronics companies such as HP, Dell and IBM. Having learned experience of Six Sigma and Lean, Andy has a particular interest in healthcare supply chain improvement, inventory management and the use of guided spend analytics to inform better procurement and trust strategic and operational decision making. As Chief Procurement Officer, Andy is responsible for his own trust's Non-Pay Transformation Programme and is also a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach and Master Practitioner.

Andy is a member of CIPS, a Regional Coordinator for the HCSA, a member of the National Procurement Council, QIPP Orthopaedic Group at the Department of Health and the Southern Procurement Partnership.

Event time: 6pm for 6.15pm start.

For further information or to book a place, contact Membership Services at CILT (UK), quoting the event code DCG0317.    

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