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James Bouchard

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Why You May Not be Getting the Best Price on Furniture Procurement and What to do About it

February 22, 2017

Are you averaging 13% to 17% savings in furniture procurement?  If not, read on because I have a process that will help you drive more savings in this area.

Why Most Purchased Service Benchmarks Don’t Work & What You Can Do About It – Part II.

December 19, 2016

Last time, we discussed why Purchased Services benchmarking requires a unique analytical approach that differs from the process of simply comparing product costs,...

Why Most Purchased Service Benchmarks Don’t Work & What You Can Do About It.

December 05, 2016

Throughout my nearly ten years managing purchased service sourcing initiatives for health systems across the country, I’ve been provided countless third-party...

9 Powerful Sourcing Best Practices for Wildly Successful Savings Initiatives

October 13, 2016
We work with a number of companies that strive to have the most successful savings outcomes as possible. Recently, we negotiated $32 million in savings for a...

Find Fast Savings in Half the Time

June 09, 2016

Are you struggling to hit your yearend targets and need to quickly capture additional savings? Or maybe you are dealing with a recent reimbursement policy change...

How to Shred Costs in Document Destruction

May 10, 2016

In ourlast post, I shared the challenges many hospital systems face with document destruction contracting. By not addressing these challenges, health systems could...

Making Purchased Services Benchmarking Work for You

April 21, 2016

How do you know if you are getting the most competitive rates on your services contracts? The answer is you probably don't know and you are not alone. Most health...

How a Hospital System Saved 55% in Document Destruction Services

April 14, 2016

Protecting patient data is extremely important in the healthcare industry. Medical records contain highly sensitive information and if hospitals don’t meet...

Tips for Sourcing Pest Control Services in Healthcare Systems

December 02, 2015

Sourcing a reliable, knowledgeable and professional pest control service is critical. Patient safety is critical, and maintaining a sanitary healthcare environment...

How to Award Contracts Faster

October 29, 2015

A successful contracting process is the result of understanding internal decision-making requirements and effective communication between all involved parties.It’s...