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December 2018 Event

Healthcare Materials Management Society of NJ




Cardinal Health 




The Direct Supply Chain - 

Is There A Better Way?




As part of this holiday meeting, please bring an unwrapped toy 

for our annual Toys for Tots collection


December 12, 2018 5pm - 8pm

At the Holiday Inn in Clark, NJ

About This Program


Today, hundreds of manufacturers ship direct to your hospital creating thousands of individual shipments and a complex supply chain to say the least.  Our speaker will introduce you to a new logistics model that simplifies your receiving, storage, and put-away process while reducing your operational expenses and lowering your total supply costs.


From this session you will learn:

  • The current pain points associated with direct shipments
  • How a Provider 3PL model can reduce operational expenses associated with direct shipments
  • How a Provider 3PL model can improve service to your clinical departments
  • How a Provider 3PL model can reduce your unit pricing and total delivered costs


Who Should Attend: EVERYONE!  Directors of Materials Management, Supply Chain/Resource Managers, Infection Control Practitioners, O.R. Managers/Staff, Support Services Management, Environmental Services, and Corporate VP of Supply Chain Management.


Agenda & Location


  • Registration & Appetizers 5:00-5:50pm
  • Welcome                        5:50-6:00pm
    • Steve Faup, President HMMS-NJ
  • Education Session           6:00-7:00pm
  • Dinner and Adjournment  7:00-8:00pm


The Holiday Inn at Clark

36 Valley Road

Clark, NJ 07066

Phone: 732-574-0100



From Garden State Parkway South: Garden St Pkwy to exit 135, stay straight to the traffic light and into the traffic circle. At your second exit make a right and the hotel is on the left.


From Garden State Parkway North: Parkway to exit 135, go straight to the second traffic light and make a left. Go through the next light and take the second exit to the right. The hotel will be on the left (Valley Road).


About the Speaker


Paul Farnin, Director, Supply Chain Solutions 

Cardinal Health

Paul Farnin is Director of Supply Chain Solutions for Cardinal Health, a global health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. He is responsible for new business development and leadership of the company's Supply Chain Solutions service offerings. These solutions include ValueLink, Cardinal Health's Logical Unit of Measure Program, consulting services for CSC and 3PL services for Providers. 

Paul has more than 30 years of experience providing leadership to hospitals and health care systems. He began his career at Cardinal Health in 1987 when he was hired as a Distribution Sales Representative and has subsequently served in positions of progressive responsibility in Sales Leadership, Operations, New Business Development and Marketing. His full understanding of the primary importance of patient care and the critical nature of quality to health care systems has enabled him to successfully achieve material efficiencies and deliver cost savings through collaborative efforts and goal setting with hospital and supplier partners.

Paul graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Marketing. He and his wife Lisa, and their two children live in Doylestown, PA and are active in Cancer Support Community at Gilda's Club, an organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope to
people affected by cancer.


About the Sponsor

Cardinal Health is a Fortune 500 company providing clinically-proven medical products, pharmaceuticals, and solutions to enhance supply chain efficiency from the hospital facility to home.  Cardinal offers almost 100 years experience and ~50,000 employees in nearly 60 countries in addition to scale and a focused approach.  It provides customers with solutions in regards to logistics, products, business needs, and the patient.  Cardinal has received an array of rewards and recognition including 100 Best Companies, 50 Out Front Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work, and Corporate 101: America's Most Admired Corporations for Supplier Diversity among many others.  From wound dressings, glove, and bath safety, to durable medical equipment and nuclear medicine, to distribution and operational solutions, Cardinal Health brings scaled solutions that help its customers thrive in a changing world.





There will be no charge for HMMS-NJ members who attend: however, you still must register for this program.

  • E-mail registration to Stephanie Leon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Non-Members Fee is $40.00 and payable at the door
    • Questions on your membership status?  Contact Janice Jason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include names, titles, and e-mail addresses of those registering as well as the facility name, your direct phone number, and how many in your party will stay for dinner.


*Note*:    If you are unable to attend once you've registered, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible since all meals are paid for in advance. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Credits will be applied for by HMMS-NJ and be sent to all attendees requesting them.




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