Awards, Spectrum Health West Michigan

Spectrum Health receives Top Supply Chain Projects Award for 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 27, 2022 – Spectrum Health has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a recipient of the Top Supply Chain Projects Award for 2022.

Spectrum Health received the award for developing an early warning process to address future backorders, recalls and product inventory monitoring. The project is especially relevant in light of supply chain disruption in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive covers the entire global supply chain. The Top Supply Chain Projects (formerly known as SDCE 100) spotlights successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across a range of supply chain functions.

“Spectrum Health is focused on driving value for our patients and our organization. This proactive work and collaboration among many departments throughout our system will ensure Spectrum Health can minimize supply disruptions and deliver superior care to our patients in Michigan,” said Dr. James Moses, senior vice president of quality, safety and experience at BHSH Spectrum Health.

The Spectrum Health value analysis department collaborated with supply chain and clinical teams to create an early warning process for the health system. The project included creating a risk score for almost 12,000 SKUs (Stock Keeping Units) used in the system and developing a proactive planning process to address future backorders, recalls and product inventory monitoring. The early warning score algorithm considers practice change requirements, substitute complexity, criticality to care, item class and item usage throughout the health system. This new process has provided value to all departments through increased awareness of supply chain disruptions for high impact items that are critical to patient care.

“The past 18 months have been a tumultuous time for U.S. supply chains,” says Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “But the core reason today’s supply chains haven’t completely fallen apart is because solutions providers have been working diligently to partner with customers and clients to streamline processes, implement emerging technology and deliver results that improve bottom lines and the environment. For many of these collaborations, it’s about achieving full visibility, complete forecasting, end-to-end leverage and the ultimate in sustainability.”

Go to  to view the full list of this year’s Top Supply Chain Project winners. Go to  to learn more about upcoming Supply & Demand Chain Executive awards.

About BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan

People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our long and continuing legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Our award-winning team improves health, inspires hope and saves lives across 13 counties in West Michigan. We bring together 11 hospitals—including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, with expert care from 350+ pediatric specialists in 70+ specialties and programs—three rehabilitation and nursing centers, 120 outpatient sites and telehealth services. We are proud to work with 4,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, including Spectrum Health Medical Group, one of the largest and most comprehensive multispecialty physician groups in West Michigan.



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