Strategic Sourcing Services

Accumen’s supply chain and strategic sourcing team provide unique solutions for each of our health system partners that reduce supply chain costs while creating a long-term strategy for lab vendor and product optimization. 

We also help our partners with sourcing solutions for hard-to-find products, mitigating supply chain disruptions. To learn more about obtaining hard to find lab products and supplies, visit our Supply Shortage Fulfillment homepage.

Accelerated Results

$900M

We manage over $900M in annual supply chain and reference spend across more than 500 hospitals nationwide

15-25%

Our partners realize savings of over 5% per year, which results in total value creation of 15% to 25% over a three-year partnership

$130M

Accumen has saved more than $130M annualized savings in supply chain expenses for our partners

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Strategic Sourcing Services Overview

Accumen helps our partner hospitals and health systems increase quality, solve problems, and drive down cost.

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Key Team Members

Brent Bolton, MBA, CPSM

Vice President / General Manager, Supply Chain

Eric Jurinic

Vice President Corporate Supply Chain

Emmett Kane, MPH, MT

Director of Supply Chain

Chris Crossett, MBA, HCM

Director of Supply Chain

Angela Boutte, MLS

Supply Chain Manager

Jeremy Wilneff, MBA

Director of Supply Chain

Andrew Alexander

Supply Chain Manager

Andrew Cleveland, MBA

Supply Chain Manager

Ryan Brophy, MBA

Supply Chain Manager

John Kautzer

Supply Chain Manager

Mirjam Wit, MBA

Supply Chain Manager

Jake Wright, MHA

Supply Chain Manager

Hunter Forrest

Data Analyst

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Brent Bolton, MBA, CPSM

Vice President / General Manager, Supply Chain

Brent Bolton is the VP/GM of Supply Chain and oversees the national Accumen Supply Chain team. His team is responsible for all strategic sourcing, negotiations, and contracting for over 500+ hospitals and 40+ health systems. ​Brent is a Supply Chain and Materials Management expert with over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing and healthcare industry. He is results driven, and has a proven track record of cost reduction, continuous process improvement, and strategic partnerships.​ Brent has an MBA from Point Loma Nazarene University and a BS in Business Management with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University. Brent is an Adjunct Professor for the College of Business at San Diego State University, teaching graduate courses in management of operations and supply chain systems. He is a Certified Professional in Supply Chain (CPSM), and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Eric Jurinic

Vice President Corporate Supply Chain

Eric Jurinic is the Vice President of Supply Chain Operations at Accumen. He is involved in all aspects of client supply chain initiatives relating to, quality improvement, inventory management purchasing strategy, and cost reduction. Eric previously served as Client Supply Chain Manager for ACL Laboratories.​ Eric has over ten years of supply chain experience in roles of increasing responsibility at fortune 500 companies spanning multiple disciplines performing complex global market analysis, applying advanced negotiation concepts and has expertise in game theory sourcing. Eric also has regional responsibility for supply chain diagnostic modeling at new client partnerships.​ Eric holds a BBA in Integrated Supply Chain Matrix Management and a Minor in Economics.​ In his career, Eric has partnered with several stakeholders and businesses to drive and implement over $150MM in total cost saving initiatives.​

Emmett Kane, MPH, MT

Director of Supply Chain

Emmett Kane is a Director of Supply Chain Management at Accumen. He is involved in all aspects of client supply chain initiatives on a national basis, including supporting regional efforts. He is the supply chain subject matter expert for blood products and reference laboratories. Emmett has decades of experience in all aspects of the clinical laboratory, laboratory organizations and settings. Prior to Accumen he founded a laboratory consulting company and served in senior leadership roles in various laboratory organizations. Emmett is an ASCP Medical Laboratory Technologist and holds a Masters of Public Health degree from The University of Michigan.

Chris Crossett, MBA, HCM

Director of Supply Chain

Chris Crossett is the Director of Supply Chain at Accumen. He is involved in client delivery initiatives relating to laboratory contracting, quality improvement and cost reduction. Chris previously served in this capacity at other Accumen clients.​ Chris has over six years of experience in healthcare supply chain management, contracting and value analysis. His experience spans leading costing savings initiatives, value analysis committees and complex contract negotiations. Chris has also been responsible for client supply chain management for a portfolio of accounts. In addition to his supply chain management responsibilities, Chris also assists in contract analysis for potential new clients.​ Chris holds a BS in Health Care Administration along with an MBA with a concentration in Health Care Management.

Angela Boutte, MLS

Supply Chain Manager

Angela Boutte is a Supply Chain Manager at Accumen. In her role, Angela is responsible for delivering maximum value for clients through execution of cost savings and process improvement initiatives. ​Angela brings over 22 years of laboratory diagnostics experience to the Accumen team, and she has built her career progressing through one of the leading manufacturers in the diagnostics industry. ​Angela maintains a strong track record of success and leadership throughout her career, being the leader for several strategic corporate accounts teams on specific strategic initiatives. ​With her diverse base of experience, Angela has the ability to learn and adapt quickly, which is a key to success in the complex and fast-changing pace of the lab industry.​ Angela holds a BS in Clinical Laboratory Science from Northeast Louisiana University.

Jeremy Wilneff, MBA

Director of Supply Chain

Jeremy Wilneff is the Director of Supply Chain for the Ohio Region at Accumen. He is involved in all aspects of client supply chain initiatives relating to, quality improvement, inventory management purchasing strategy, and cost reduction. Jeremy has previously worked for Worthington Industries and Cargill, Inc.​ Jeremy has over twelve years of supply chain management, operations and process improvement experience in roles of increasing responsibility in the food and automotive industries. ​Jeremy holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA degree from The Ohio State University. He also has earned a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Andrew Alexander

Supply Chain Manager

Andrew Alexander is a Supply Chain Manager of Supply Chain Operations at Accumen. He is involved in all aspects of client supply chain initiatives relating to quality improvement, inventory management purchasing strategy, and cost reduction. ​Andrew has over five years of supply chain experience in roles of increasing responsibility at different markets of health care and manufacturing. These experiences lead to multiple disciplines performing complex global market analysis, applying advanced negotiation concepts and has expertise in end-to-end supply chain implementation. ​Andrew holds a BS of Political Science from the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana.​ In his career, Andrew has partnered with several stakeholders and businesses to drive and implement over $10M in total cost saving initiatives. ​

Andrew Cleveland, MBA

Supply Chain Manager

Andrew Cleveland is a Supply Chain Manager at Accumen. He is involved in client delivery initiatives relating to laboratory contracting, quality improvement and cost reduction. Andrew previously served as the supply chain manager of the medical surgical and physician preference product categories for the BJC Healthcare system. ​Andrew has over eight years of supply chain experience in a variety of industries from healthcare to aerospace. His experience spans leading cost savings initiatives, implementing supplier risk management initiatives, as well as contract analysis and design. Andrew has responsibility of client supply chain deliverables.​ Andrew holds a BS in Engineering Management and a minor in organizational psychology along with an MBA.

Ryan Brophy, MBA

Supply Chain Manager

Ryan Brophy is a Supply Chain Manager at Accumen. He is responsible for facilitating sourcing initiatives that drive waste out of our clients’ supply chain. These include identification of cost reduction opportunities, quality improvement, inventory optimization, and supplier relationship management. Additionally, he also collaborates with internal and external stakeholders for each client, to ensure their long term goals of improving patient care by eliminating waste and excess cost in the supply chain. Ryan has a decade of experience in contracts and sourcing. His past also includes experience in procurement and buying/planning. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Ensign College where he teaches global supply chain classes. He received his MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Facilities Administration/Management from Weber State University.

John Kautzer

Supply Chain Manager

John Kautzer is a Supply Chain Manager at Accumen. He has over 40 years of healthcare supply chain experience. He has worked in hospitals, on national accounts, and within the GPO market. He specializes in logistics, purchasing, inventory management, contract negotiations, and transportation. John received his AAS degree in Business Administration from Tarrant County College.

Mirjam Wit, MBA

Supply Chain Manager

Mirjam Wit is a Client Supply Chain Manager at Accumen. In her role, Mirjam is responsible for delivering maximum value for clients through execution of cost savings and process improvement initiatives. Mirjam has over ten years of supply chain experience in a variety of settings including Fortune 500 manufacturing and distribution, global humanitarian logistics, and healthcare sourcing. Her experience includes contract alignment and negotiation, healthcare data analytics, supplier performance management, and distribution quality. Mirjam has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a BS in marketing from Boston College. She is trained in DMAIC Six Sigma and Prosci change management. She also served two years with the Peace Corps in Panama.

Jake Wright, MHA

Supply Chain Manager

Jake Wright is a Supply Chain Manager for Eastern and Southern Regions at Accumen. He is involved in all aspects of client supply chain initiatives relating to quality improvement, inventory management, purchasing strategy, and cost reduction. Jake has previously worked for UAB Hospital and Health System, Surgical Care Affiliates, and BBVA Compass Bank. Jake has over fifteen years of supply chain management, operations and process improvement experience in roles of increasing responsibility in the consumer goods, banking, technology, and healthcare industries. Jake holds a BA from the University of Alabama and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Ohio University.

Hunter Forrest

Data Analyst

Hunter Forrest is a Supply Chain Financial Analyst at Accumen. He is involved in all aspects of client supply chain initiatives relating to quality improvement, inventory management, purchasing strategy, and cost reduction. Hunter has worked for the Center for Analytics and United Airlines.

Hunter has over four years of data analysis and visualization experience, in roles of increasing responsibility in the data consulting and airline industries.

Hunter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in National Security from the University of New Haven and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree in Global Supply Chain Management at the University of New Haven.