2022 Editorial Calendar*

Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions (SCS&S) is the member magazine for the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association. AHRMM strengthens the nation’s health care supply chain by providing leadership, education, and networking and field-specific resources to advance the field and enhance the professional development of its members. The goal of SCS&S is to help members navigate the ever-changing health care landscape as the supply chain becomes a more strategic contributor to the bottom line of health care organizations.

*Editorial Calendar is tentative and subject to change.

January/February

Cost Management

Potential Topics
  • Non-labor spend cost savings opportunities
  • Transactional efficiencies with trading partners
  • Collective/collaborative provider/supplier initiatives

Ad Space date: November 12, 2021
Materials deadline: November 16, 2021
Ships: January 2022

March/April

Benchmarking/
Key Performance Indicators

Potential Topics
  • Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • UDI/Data standards adoption

Ad Space date: January 10, 2022
Materials deadline: January 12, 2022
Ships: March 2022

May/June

Demand Planning and Inventory Management

Potential Topics
  • Demand Planning verses Par inventory management
  • Just in Time, Just in Case, Just Enough inventory principles
  • Multi-directional supply chain transparency and utilization
  • Global supply chain aptitude

Ad Space date: March 14, 2022
Materials deadline: March 16, 2022
Ships: May 2022

July/August

Emergency/Disaster Preparation

Potential Topics
  • Inventory Reserves
  • Stockpile Coalitions
  • Innovative programs supporting US manufacturing (commitment agreements, etc.)
  • Diversifying your vendor portfolio/partnering with local/community businesses
  • Developing a robust clinically acceptable product substitute list

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September/October

Technology/Data

Potential Topics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud-based platforms
  • Robotics
  • IoT (Internet of Things)

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November/December

Vendor Management

Potential Topics
  • Managing provider supplier relationships in a post-COVID environment
  • How to build a more resilient supply chain
  • Creating transparency through collaboration

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To submit content for Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions, please contact Kimberly Green at kgreen2@aha.org.