A Recipe for Success
Mixing up categories in a fresh way leads to value for a hospital aggregation group while stirring a partnership with the supplier. MNS Supply Chain, LLC The MNS Network is a strategic alliance that creates concrete avenues for economies of scale and derives significant supply chain savings. A shared commitment to volume aggregated contracting strategies drives value for all the organizations, their patients and communities.
As Director of Member Business Ventures for MNS Supply Chain Network, Sharrell Alexander is committed to getting the best prices on the best products for their members. The aptitude contracting platform is one of the resources she leverages to streamline their purchase planning and to ensure they are achieving best-in-market-pricing. Mary Etta Gale, MNS’ dedicated aptitude consultant, works with Sharrell to identify and execute cost initiatives that benefit the network.
Recently, Sharrell and Mary Etta came together when a unique opportunity for value surfaced. “I approached Sharrell with an opportunity for the group and while we agreed it would take some effort, she was very receptive to the idea,” said Mary Etta. “We talked through a few possible scenarios and she ran with it.”
“Suppliers really benefit from compliance visibility when we contract through aptitude. And frankly I like it too because when we commit it is important that we execute on that commitment.”