How do you capture supply chain insights and pain points while facilitating knowledge-sharing from industry leaders? One option is to carve out time to bring those minds together to discuss, debate and collaborate.
That is exactly what Medline did when it recently brought together supply chain leaders from across the industry for its three-day in-person Supply Chain Executive Roundtable in San Diego, California. The event centered on intimate roundtable discussions on supply chain, with topics ranging from leading with agility through crisis to reevaluating how to do business in the future. The 13 attendees, representing some of the nation’s largest healthcare systems and progressive industry thought leaders, all came to the table with the goal of building a more resilient and efficient supply chain for the future.
“Getting 10 to 15 people in more of an intimate setting that’s really dialogue driven – that’s how you understand your customer, that’s how you solve things. We’re all getting something out of it,” said Marc Phillips, senior vice president of corporate sales for Medline.
Challenges, solutions and best practice sharing
With an agenda designed to encourage discussion, the roundtable featured timely, curated presentations from industry thought leaders and supply chain executives, each presenting on a topic or challenge they face. Throughout each presentation, there was an opportunity for peer feedback and discussion.