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Well, friends — we’re friends by this point, right? — we’ve been through a lot together. You’ve seen it all.
So you’re evermore prepared to do it all again.
Continued vigilance on angling for the best deals is the best and arguably only way you’ll continue saving on supply costs for your dental organization.
You’ve laid the groundwork for big-time savings on your dental organization’s supply costs, but now, you’re sending your new formulary out into the world — in other words, into the hands of your staff. What good is all the work you’ve done if no one follows the new standards?
Clinical trials have concluded. Your CETs have approved products, and the trial results have been analyzed. You’ve solved any possible pricing irregularities and determined the best compromises between product quality and price. Now, it’s time to separate the wheat from the chaff.
If you’ve handpicked a crack team of doctors and provided a reliable infrastructure for testing out the products in question, then the step of evaluating trial results should be relatively easy.
At this point in our nine-step process, we’ve been working mostly in the abstract. You’ve organized and reviewed a lot of purchase data, and you’ve negotiated with vendors and suppliers about the products used by your dental organizations. Now, we’ll apply all our conversations and research to real-world situations. It’s time to start clinical trials.
After the flurry of activity we saw in Step Three, this portion of our nine-step process might seem like a step back. But when reviewing offers, you need to take some time to collect yourself and compare your options.
We’ve been doing a lot of homework up to this point in our nine-step process. But here’s where the rubber meets the road: manufacturer negotiations.
Achieving the best deals on your most essential supplies has always been critical to running any dental practice. And, especially now, cutting supply costs has never been more vital to your organization. With distributors competing like lions for market share, you need to figure out how you can secure the products your dental organization requires in the most cost-effective fashion.
Yet there’s never a better opportunity to angle for better deals.
In the first part of this series, we took you...
If you’re reading this, it’s very likely that the way your organization sources dental supplies is stuck in the 20th Century. Improving your sourcing process is the foundation of driving down supply costs. Removing the middleman whenever possible and streamlining your supply chain will help you save money, so you can refocus your resources on important overhead expenses and provide the best care possible.
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