AARPAARP takes a holistic approach to procuring the necessary goods and services to empower people 50 years and older to live their best life as they age.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 years and older to choose how they live as they age. To continue improving the lives of its 38 million members, AARP is refining its procurement strategy to make better decisions and drive efficiencies as it transforms into a more innovative organization. 


A strong supply chain supports IRIDEX’s leadership in innovative laser-based medical systems, delivery devices and consumable instrumentation. 

By Knighthouse Editorial Staff

IRIDEX Corp. has a goal of saving sight worldwide through its operations, as well as its extensive charitable efforts. The company is a worldwide leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative and versatile laser-based medical systems, delivery devices and consumable instrumentation for the ophthalmology and otolaryngology markets. At the same time, IRIDEX builds key partnerships with groups that share its mission to fight blindness, improve quality of care and enhance patients’ lives. 

GileadGilead Sciences’ procurement division is developing a new roadmap for success and savings.  

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing 

Andy Murray walked in with a mission and a vision. Although Gilead Sciences had a distinguished reputation in the research and development of pharmaceutical drugs used in the treatment of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and influenza, the company was lacking in procurement best practices. 

Banner HealthBanner Health’s supply chain department plays a large role in the organization’s mission to improve patients’ lives.
By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

During its nearly 20 years of existence, Banner Health has gone through two distinct phases in its business. For its first decade, the Phoenix-based health system focused on providing acute care to patients. 

Starting in 2010, its focus shifted to being about clinical quality. During this period, Banner Health’s supply chain operations integrated input from physicians into its contracting, procurement and distribution processes, Vice President of Supply Chain Doug Bowen says.


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