Supply Chain Week highlights an often unsung area of our operation

October 7, 2019

Imagine a day where you came to work and there were no gloves to see patients, no blankets to wrap babies, or even hand soap in the restroom. Everywhere you turned you needed something and you didn’t have it.

We can all agree that our work lives would get frustrating and most of our jobs simply wouldn’t be doable. This is exactly the reality we would face without the hard work done by employees in Supply Chain.

This week is National Health Care Supply Chain Week, an opportunity to highlight the work of an unsung area in the organization. “We are one of the behind the scenes departments that is happy to support our clinical and non-clinical colleagues,” said Eric Alanis, supply chain project analyst. “We’re excited to give Texas Children’s an opportunity to learn exactly what we do.”

Learn and laugh

Employees can learn more about Supply Chain – and have a little fun – during a special event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, on The Auxiliary Bridge. The celebration includes games and poster education from each area within the department.

Games will be:

  • Procurement – “The Price is Right” with showcase showdown
  • Strategic Sourcing – Deal or No Deal Game
  • Value Analysis – Ball Toss Game
  • Central Distribution – Wheel of Fortune
  • Warehouse – Jeopardy Trivia Game

Supply Chain Week is a national celebration hosted by the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) to celebrate the role supply chain professionals have in delivering high-quality patient care.