Entries with the topic Optimize Inventory and Suppliers.

Don’t give it away

Feb 22, 2017 by Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA

Practices should spend significant time and effort establishing and nurturing relationships with their key suppliers.  These relationships, along with well-negotiated supplier agreements and close working relationships, will yield many... [ Continue Reading ]

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Key suppliers should be strategic partners

Feb 15, 2017 by Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA

Inventory and related services such as radiology, laboratory, and others is the second highest expense category in most veterinary practices.  Typically, this category, known as Cost of Professional Services ... [ Continue Reading ]

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Inventory management impacts profitability and practice value

Feb 8, 2017 by Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA

Inventory and related services such as radiology costs, laboratory costs, and others, represent the second largest expense category in most veterinary practices.  The category is known in the chart... [ Continue Reading ]

Topics: Featured 3 ,Optimize Inventory and Suppliers ,Supplier Wednesday

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Veterinary Study Groups - a special opportunity

Feb 1, 2017 by Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA

Veterinary Study Groups (VSG) is a remarkable program for the veterinary industry.  It provides an opportunity for owners of veterinary practices that is unparalleled in many industries today.  ... [ Continue Reading ]

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Is real-time, on demand inventory in our future?

Jan 25, 2017 by Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA

Inventory and related costs represent the second highest cost in most practices.  Therefore, failure to properly manage inventory can drastically reduce profitability and practice value.  With all of... [ Continue Reading ]

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Consolidation:  its impact and opportunities

Jan 19, 2017 by Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA

There has been a lot of discussion about the impact of consolidation upon the future of veterinary medicine.  The discussion has been very mixed in that some practice owners... [ Continue Reading ]

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More consolidation, more opportunity

Jan 11, 2017 by Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA

The announcement this week of Mars' purchase of VCA is another example of the consolidation happening in our industry.  Media accounts have reported that the two companies, Banfield (owned... [ Continue Reading ]

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Consolidation impacts all of us

Jan 4, 2017 by Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA

All around us we see consolidation.  It is a fact of life, and one that impacts all of us. What is consolidation, and how does it impact us? Consolidation... [ Continue Reading ]

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New Year’s resolution

Dec 28, 2016 by Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA

As we face a new year, it is a great time to assess and set goals to make improvements for the coming year.  One area that can always provide... [ Continue Reading ]

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Build a team of supplier partners

Dec 21, 2016 by Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA

Every practice has a short list of primary supplier needs to optimize the practice.  They may not have formalized their list by writing it down and prioritizing suppliers, but... [ Continue Reading ]

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