Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the Association of Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) annual conference and exhibition. This year’s event will be held in San Antonio, amidst the history and ambiance of the southwest.
Now, you may be wondering what AHRMM is and why anyone would want to attend this conference.
Well, we have the answers right here for you!
AHRMM is one of the world’s largest organizations for healthcare supply chain professionals. When we think of healthcare, we generally think about doctors and nurses and the actual cost of personal healthcare. We may think of (or complain about) the billed cost of an aspirin, when reminded of healthcare supplies, but it's about more than just a single pill. There's a system of management that ensures supplies are available when needed. It’s an entire industry – one that has thankfully been overhauled by lean initiatives. As we venture into doing more with less, hospitals are also looking for ways to become lean without sacrificing patient care.
LEARN NEW THINGS!
Materials managers and other healthcare professionals can partake in eight different educational tracks at this year’s conference, including clinical resource management, finance, logistics, professional development, procurement, evidence-based management, strategic planning and technology solutions. One can also earn a Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) Certification at AHRMM 2012, if they so desire.
What would a conference be without mingling with colleagues? With thousands attending each year, there is ample opportunity for networking.AHRMM is dedicated to helping materials managers advance their expertise, profitability and credibility to shape the future of the industry.
GET FREE STUFF!
The exhibit hall will be open and ready for conference attendees to experience the latest and greatest in materials management. Attendees will be able to see products and services geared towards improving all areas of materials management.
Visit Spacesaver at booth #816 and learn to how to improve efficiency in materials management with Spacesaver’s most recent product introduction, the StockBox. Featured at this year’s conference will be Spacesaver and LogiTag’s StockBox, a patent-pending RFID materials management system that triggers calls for material replenishment, using Kanban methodology. StockBox will be shown with FrameWRX, a modular, adjustable shelving system that requires no tools or fasteners to assemble.
Attendees who stop by the Spacesaver booth can watch floor demonstrations on the latest lean inventory management solutions using StockBox in combination with Kanban methods and FrameWRX storage bin system. Visitors can also pick up a FREE infographic poster on the advantages of lean healthcare materials management and register for a Kanban demo kit. The FREE demo kit is designed to educate staff and management on the benefits of lean Kanban methods while incorporating it with StockBox RFID technology. An instructional users guide, worksheet examples and bin systems provide how simple it is to reduce inventory waste and streamline the materials management processes.
Spacesaver is a proud member of the Association of Healthcare Resource & Materials Management.
Come visit the Spacesaver at booth #816 at AHRMM 2012.
Hope to see YOU in San Antonio!