Mike Hopkins Is the Inventory Efficiency Expert
Mike Hopkins, Vice President of Supply Chain Distribution and Logistics for Northwestern Medicine, has garnered recognition as an Inventory Efficiency Expert for his outstanding contributions to healthcare supply chain management. In a recent feature in American Healthcare Leader, Hopkins delved into the intricacies of healthcare supply chain dynamics and his collaborative efforts with Casechek.
Like many of his peers, Mike Hopkins stumbled into the healthcare supply chain management field. His career path began with a part-time job delivering supplies for a hospital while attending junior college. He discovered a passion for logistics and managing vital supplies in that role.
“I loved the people I worked with,” Hopkins reflects. He remembers being captivated by the commitment coworkers had to the hospital’s mission and their eagerness to make a difference. The experience set him on course for a highly successful career in managing supplies that are the lifeblood of healthcare systems.
As vice president of supply chain distribution and logistics for Northwestern Medicine, Hopkins is responsible for managing $250 million to $300 million of supplies each year. Since joining Northwestern in 2016, he has seen the organization grow dramatically from four hospitals to twelve today. Such momentous growth makes the task of managing supplies even more critical to keep clinical functions working smoothly.
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