Case Study: Johns Hopkins improves inventory management

As a company operating healthcare facilities, Johns Hopkins Health Systems (JHHS) faces heavy regulations and must operate 24/7 with no downtime. JHHS Affiliates used to manage all inventory on non-SAP software. At the time, JHHS struggled to share all the information across its supply chain units and manage inventory in a way that guaranteed the central stores and procedural areas always had the supplies they needed without too much dead stock. As a result, JHHS moved all its hospitals to SAP software, one at a time. Attend this case study session to learn how Johns Hopkins:
- Created system integration and automation to optimize inventory processes
- Trained supply chain specialists to use standard SAP functionality for inventory management
- Implemented SAP ERP in a hospital system
- Integrated SAP material requirements planning

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Max Mendez Johns Hopkins Health System
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Max Mendez works as Supply Chain, Inventory Lead for Johns Hopkins Health System. In this role, Max identifies and develops strategic improvement opportunities for the management/process of supplies and the analysis of data, to increase operational effectiveness and efficiency. Max has been part of the core team that has implemented SAP in a total of four hospitals within the Johns Hopkins System. He also was part of the core group that provided SAP recommendations for Johns Hopkins Aramco in Saudi Arabia. Max has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and holds an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland, The Sellinger School of Business and Management.