Ed Pohl, director
Founded in March 2007, the Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics is located in the Department of Industrial Engineering and is an industry-university partnership based at the University of Arkansas that leads a nationwide effort to identify and foster systemwide adoption of ground-breaking healthcare supply chain and logistics innovations. It has achieved a leading role in healthcare supply chain progress through:
- Intensive collaboration with a variety of healthcare providers, industry organizations, and healthcare supply chain leaders in vigorous data and opinion gathering, including pilot testing at partner sites.
- Objective engineering analysis of healthcare challenges and innovations, free of commercial or institutional interests, that leverages the university’s broad background in engineering of logistics and supply chains.
- Avoiding “one-off” single-site investigations in favor of scalable projects with systemwide impact.
- Commitment to broad dissemination of findings from the center's investigations in presentations, reports and computer-based decision aids.