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September 26-28, 2022Β  β€’Β  Enashipai Resort & Spa, Naivasha, Kenya

October 2022 (dates & venue TBC)

The Executive Healthcare Supply Chain Transformation Leadership Program

We are looking at key issues like, what is the capacity of our local manufacturers in producing healthcare commodities to meet demand?

Jonathan Annan at the Africa Healthcare Supply Chain Dialogue 2022, East Africa EditionAssociate Professor in Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain, Strathmore Business School

COVID-19 emphasized the lack of system & data integration in health systems, and the broken model of the β€œjust-in-time” supply chain, which resulted in an inability to obtain critical supplies during a health crisis.

As health systems gradually return to a post-pandemic reality, executives and decision-makers are evaluating opportunities to transform their organizations to become more operationally efficient and cost-effective while improving patient care.

As hospitals and health systems work toward adapting their businesses, a well-defined approach toward digital technologies is at the core of this transformation strategy and remains top of mind for leadership teams. Digital-transformation leadership, namely the ability to successfully identify, structure, implement and navigate the process of becoming a technology-enabled and data-driven organization, is currently an on-demand skill that is gradually becoming indispensable for healthcare executives.

Which hidden opportunities can you use to transform your organization's operational efficiency cost-effectiveness quality of patient care ?

About the Program

The Executive Healthcare Supply Chain Transformation Program is focused on building the technical capacity of people leading, managing or influencing sourcing and delivery of essential healthcare products to leverage technology and data. This will take place over an 8-week period commencing with a three-day knowledge forum.

Objectives

  • To expose participants to ideas, emerging trends, strategies, tools and technologies they can leverage when leading transformation.
  • To empower participants to better define their problem statements to transform healthcare supply chains.
  • To provide a platform for peer learning, collaboration and exchange of ideas or information.

The Target Audience

The program is especially designed for senior executives and decision makers involved in managing the complexities of large healthcare supply chains and driving the success of healthcare delivery. Participants will be drawn from medical supplies sourcing agencies in the public sector, Ministries of Health, development partner organizations, regulators, manufacturing companies and large private sourcing companies.

With the incredible support of

If there is anything Africa can do more than anything else to help itself grow, it is to open up its borders.

Prof. Lilac Nachum at the Africa Healthcare Supply Chain Dialogue 2022, East Africa EditionProfessor, Strathmore Business School

My enterprise division specifically exists to have impact on people through partnerships. With technology you have hardware, software and, the most critical part, humanware.

Kris Senanu at the Africa Healthcare Supply Chain Dialogue 2022, East Africa EditionChief Enterprise Business Officer, Safaricom

Technology does not change or transform anything. It is a vehicle that has to be used to a destination of some purpose.

Bramuel Mwalo at the Africa Healthcare Supply Chain Dialogue 2022, East Africa EditionCEO & Managing Director, Xetova

[Image: Laird Treiber & Dr. Sylvia Vito at the Africa Healthcare Supply Chain Dialogue 2022, East Africa Edition]

The Delivery Format

1. A Three-Day Knowledge Forum

Through interactive sessions by subject experts and practitioners, participants will be immersed in four key thematic areas crucial to successful insights-driven transformation: digital transformation, change management, sustainable change, and emerging trends. The curriculum will combine theory, peer learning, practical case studies, and presentations from industry leaders to provide participants with a holistic learning experience.

2. An Eight-Week Knowledge-to-Action Guided Journey

A key objective of the program is to equip executives and decision makers with tools and knowledge to integrate data into decision making and problem solving. During the 8-week journey, the participants will solve several systemic problems for their organization and ecosystem through the Xetova Sandbox.

The Sandbox allows participants to experiment and develop effective and data-driven solutions to fit specific needs of their organization in a secure environment. Participants will then co-develop a technology transfer roadmap to scale whatever solution they would have customized during the program.

3. Executive Graduation

Participants will graduate with an Executive Certificate on Leading Healthcare Supply Chain Transformation from Strathmore Business School.

Part 1 β€” Core Content

Lecture 1: Evolution of healthcare supply chains

Context

Only a decade ago, healthcare supply chains relied on manual processes for sourcing, management and delivery of supplies to providers and patients. The needs, expectations and challenges are becoming more complex. To better manage resources and deliver on mandate, supply chain management is becoming more and more dependent on smart technology and collaboration.

Objective

This session aims to help participants appreciate the uniqueness of health care supply chains, how they have evolved over the years, what it means to lead and manage healthcare supply chains at present and building readiness for the future.

Lecture 2: Health security and resilience building

Context

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the importance of countries investing in resilient health systems that can meet heightened demands during a crisis and reduce disruption to healthcare service delivery. Supply chain planning and strengthening is at the core of designing and managing health security and resilience building.

Objective

This session aims to help participants better understand and appreciate the role efficient supply chain management plays in health security planning pillars such as resilience building, disease surveillance, pandemic preparedness among others.

Lecture 3: Supply chain transformation management trends and best practices

Context

Successful transformation drives growth, reduces risks, and optimizes costs in healthcare supply chains. Organizations must be willing to invest in the right strategies in order to successfully manage transformation.

Objective

This session will expose participants to trends, strategies and practices they can leverage to drive successful supply chain transformation.

Lecture 4: A technology and data driven supply chain management process

Context

Supply chain efficiency is now synonymous with smart technology. Data visibility for decision-making is a critical component in healthy supply chains. Technology trends such as robotics, IoT, and blockchain hold great potential in making healthcare supply chains faster and less susceptible to disruptions.

Objective

This session aims to help participants better understand and appreciate the value of technology and data science attributes being at the core of decision making, collaboration and planning of healthcare supply chains.

Lecture 5: Partnerships and collaboration practices shaping supply chain transformation

Context

Healthcare delivery is a collaboration endeavour. The need for stakeholder collaboration continues to grow and strategies such as pooled procurement and local manufacturing hold great potential to reduce costs and supercharge efforts to build resilient supply chains.

Objective

This session will help participants appreciate the role collaboration plays in building efficient supply chains and emerging practices such as pooled procurement in better managing the complexities of leading large healthcare supply chains.

Lecture 6: Change Management

Context

People run processes and execute strategies. Transformation means change and people perceive change differently. Managing change remains one of the most critical and challenging roles of leaders and senior executives in an organization.

Objective

This session will help participants understand how to successfully lead and manage change.

Part 2 β€” Plenary Content

Plenary 1: Leading transformation in healthcare organizations

Context

Understanding the mandate supply chain management has in delivering healthcare is important in shaping key strategies needed to guide a patient-centric transformation journey.

Objective

Participants will learn from listening to stories of leading industry experts and thought leaders on their outstanding transformation journeys.

Plenary 2: Managing transformation in healthcare organizations

Context

The quality of management of various aspects of an organization or ecosystem determines the success of a transformation journey. This in the end affects the quality of outcomes and the impact created by the transformation journey.

Objective

Participants will appreciate form real life experience the day-to-day management process and what they need to be mindful of to succeed in implementing the transformation roadmap.

8:30am – 10:00am
Plenary 1: Leading transformation in healthcare organizations
10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break
10:30am – 1:00pm
Lecture 1: Evolution of healthcare supply chains
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Lecture 2: Health security and resilience building
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Networking Break
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Reflections
8:30am – 10:00am
Plenary 2: Managing transformation in healthcare organizations
10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break
10:30am – 1:00pm
Lecture 3: Supply chain transformation management trends and best practices
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Lecture 4: A technology and data driven supply chain management process
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Networking Break
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Reflections
8:30am – 10:00am
Lecture 5: Partnerships and collaboration practices shaping supply chain transformation
10:00am – 10:30am
Networking Break
10:30am – 1:00pm
Lecture 6: Change Management
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Knowledge to action: The next 8 weeks
4:30pm
Program Adjourns

The Schedule

All times are shown in East African Time (GMT+3).

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