With approximately 1,000 employees located across the province, Supply Chain manages over $2 billion in total annual spending on behalf of all six BC health authorities. Supply Chain covers all elements of supply chain management including contracting and materials management (purchasing, warehousing and distribution).
Sourcing contracts for and manages close to 3,000 contracts and processes more than 925,000 purchase orders with a value over $2B of annual spend. Materials Management moves more than 250 million products. The Lower Mainland Distribution Centre is the hub for all supplies (other than pharmaceuticals) for the Lower Mainland, delivering to 42 hospital/sites that support over 7,500 acute, extended and residential care beds.
As of May 2017, projected procurement savings are now more than $465 million1.
An integrated provincial model combines centralized and decentralized business functions, always recognizing the needs of the local regions. Supply Chain has regional branch offices in each health authority to ensure local presence and attention to each authority's needs.
Jim Cochran, Vice President, Supply Chain
- Paul Brewer, Provincial Director, Customer Relations and Promotions (Island Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health)
- David Loukras, Provincial Director, Supply Chain Performance
- Darren Gray, Provincial Director, Allied Health, IMIT, Capital and Support Services
- Grant Hunt, Provincial Director, Warehouse & Logistics
- Berna Marcelino, Provincial Director, Standardization
- Kevin McKinnon, Provincial Director, Customer Relations and Promotions (Fraser Health, Interior Health, Northern Health)
- Julie Wilson, Provincial Director, Clinical Sourcing
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1Support Services' projected contract savings are estimated based on current and future pricing for a defined historical volume. Actual achievement of savings is reliant on the BC health authorities’ use of contracts.