Prospective Suppliers

Learn How We Can Both Achieve Our Goals

Join our Quarterly Supplier Call on March 8, 2019

During this call we will overview our unique User-Directed Strategic Sourcing process and provide an open forum for the supplier community to ask questions about The Resource Group. Our intent is to enhance the understanding of our process so that we may better serve both our Participants and our suppliers. We also hope to strengthen our supplier relationships as we work toward our shared goal of serving patients with the highest quality care at the lowest cost.

Details

 Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible. We look forward to connecting with you!

A Shared Vision for a Sustainable Future 

At The Resource Group, we strive to ensure that our supplier relationships are mutually beneficial. We have found that our model benefits suppliers while delivering high-quality and competitively-priced products and services to our Participants. 

What are the benefits of becoming a supplier with The Resource Group? 

  1. Trust and Integrity: The Resource Group’s model delivers the highest levels of contract compliance in the industry, so suppliers can trust that our Participants will meet commitments. Our supplier credentialing process further solidifies this commitment, assuring that non-contracted suppliers do not have direct access to our Participant caregivers.
  2. Implementation Support: The Resource Group provides on-site, dedicated implementation teams at every Participant to assure that products and services are converted to the selected supplier(s), consistently achieving a 90% level of on-contract supply spend.   
  3. Market Share: The Resource Group’s model focuses on eliminating variation wherever possible so suppliers can be confident that if selected, Participants will purchase maximal volume through The Resource Group’s national contract and price. Standard operational processes support alignment of the item master, vendor master, and charge master across all Participants further ensuring adherence to these contracts.
  4. Attribute Model: The Resource Group’s model focuses on selecting products and services based on attributes rather than brand preference or personal bias, so suppliers can expect that their products or services will be fairly evaluated regardless of their market position.

The Resource Group’s goal is to lower the cost of providing health care.  Supplies alone can exceed 20 percent of an organization’s operating expense, and the average healthcare provider has a single-digit profit margin. The Resource Group’s User-Directed Strategic Sourcing process is based on the idea that above all else, we should meet the needs of the caregiver. By listening to caregivers first, we create a highly-accepted contract portfolio that offers competitively-priced products and services that match the needs of caregivers.

With today’s challenges, it’s more important than ever that we work together to lower costs across the entire resource and supply management function so that providers can continue to deliver quality care to their communities.  We believe that through cooperation with the supplier community, we can accomplish this together.

Register below if you are interested in becoming a supplier with The Resource Group.

Supplier Registration Portal

Scott Caldwell, CEO of The Resource Group, recently commented in a podcast about the relationship between The Resource Group and the supplier community, “Our promise is also to the supplier.  If the supplier has negotiated in good faith to deliver a certain number of things to our caregivers – namely, the attributes that have been requested by the caregiver - then it’s our responsibility to implement the contract appropriately and fully in service to the caregiver.” 

Supplier Credentialing

At The Resource Group, we understand the caregiver’s highest priority is to provide quality care and it is our responsibility to facilitate this through our processes. We utilize a supplier credentialing system, SYMPLR, so that we can manage our relationships effectively and provide a healthy and safe environment for all associates and patients.  Contracted suppliers will notice the SYMPLR System when visiting a Participant and will need to sign in to access the facility. 

You can find more information about this policy on our Supplier Resources page. 

Diverse Supplier Program

The Resource Group is founded on a promise of service excellence to everyone with whom we interact, including our Participants, caregivers, suppliers, and associates. Integral to living out this promise is our commitment to building a high-performance culture of individuals who are inspired by the mission of engaging certified minority, veteran, and women-owned businesses as product and service providers for The Resource Group’s Participants (including acute care, non-acute care, higher education, and industry organizations). Establishing business relationships with first- and second-tier suppliers to provide products and services is not only part of our mission and a strategic business practice, but it is also the right thing to do for the Participants and communities we serve.

Supplier Diversity Tier 2 Reporting Guide

To learn more about our Diverse Supplier Program, please contact Katrina Scott, Senior Manager, Diversity & Sustainability at 314.733.8818 or SupplierDiversity@TheResourceGroup.com