University of Mississippi Medical Center: Deploying Workday Supply Chain Management Virtually

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University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is focused on improving the lives of Mississippians by educating future healthcare professionals, conducting health sciences research, and providing cutting-edge patient care. The state’s only academic health science center, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi with more than 10,000 full-time and part-time employees.

Recently, we connected with Al Faulk, senior director of information technology at UMMC, to learn about UMMC’s digital transformation journey, its recent virtual deployment of Workday Supply Chain Management, and the importance of effective partnership. 

What was your experience deploying Workday Supply Chain Management? 

In February of 2020, we were moving through final validations for our Workday Supply Chain Management deployment. Our organization was prepared to begin training, but with the onset of COVID, all our plans for training on-site went out the window. 

Our organizational leadership team had to decide, do we move forward with taking a new system live in the middle of a global pandemic? As a healthcare organization, we’re dependent on our medical supply chain functioning. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators were two main focal points, especially in March, so following through on the change to our supply chain management system held

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