vendor expectation

SSW conducts business with hundreds of Supplier organizations and we recognize the contributions suppliers play in contributing to the success of the Hospital’s supply chain in an increasingly challenging environment.  


Supplier Relationships are an important interaction, it involves moving from a more traditional approach of price focus, and individualistic thinking to a new approach of joint planning, collaboration and more open communication. Our objective with our Suppliers is to build even stronger SSW-Supplier partnerships with shared accountability, alignment of goals and mutually beneficial outcomes that advance the quality of healthcare in SSW hospitals.


Expected benefits are to increase the value and efficiency of our working relationships with suppliers, improve communications and cooperation, and encourage continuous improvement through evidence based knowledge transfer that fosters innovation and an ongoing commitment to quality.


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Revised November 11, 2020