IRVING, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE), October 28, 2020 - Vizient, Inc. announces its supply chain experts will be participating in two upcoming LogiMed events in November. The LogiMed Virtual Town Hall will be Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. EST and the LogiMed Virtual Event will be held Nov. 18-19. The events are designed to bring together supply chain leaders from both the manufacturing and provider sides to share best practices, benchmarking standards and to learn from peers in a highly interactive format.

Rachel Martin, senior supply chain operations program director for Vizient, will lead a panel at the LogiMed Virtual Townhall on “Improving Supply Chain Reliability: A Plan for Increasing Supply Resilience.” Martin will share a three-part plan to stabilize, adapt and evolve to improve supply resilience, offering a deep dive on various ways to increase trust, transparency and predictability in the supply chain. Ed Bonetti, vice president, supply chain operations for UMass, and Mike Hughes, vice president, supply chain solutions customer support and delivery for Cook Medical, will also serve as panelists for the discussion.

Steve Downey, group senior vice president, supply chain operations will offer opening remarks for the second day of the LogiMed Virtual Event and then serve as the moderator for the panel discussion, “Integrating Better Customer Service Strategies Throughout the Supply Chain in Uncertain Times.” Panelists will debate best practices for meeting customer needs, gauging feedback and improving their business model to keep a competitive edge in the health care industry. The panel will include:

  • Jim Haney, director, innovation supply chain customer solutions for Johnson & Johnson
  • Pamela Bryant, senior vice president, supply chain for Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • Philip Donchevich, head of service, sales support, and operations for Heraeus Medical US
  • Amit Sharma, founder and chief executive officer for Narvar

Vizient is the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company serving a diverse membership that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health care delivery networks and non-acute health care providers.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume, to improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient has earned a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute every year since its inception. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at


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