Supply Chain Visionaries Join Forces to Reduce Costs In Healthcare

Leawood, KS – July 19, 2016 – RiseNow, LLC announced today that it has acquired ISC Expeditions to further its mission to reduce costs, improve patient care and bring supply chain best practices to healthcare. 

 “Acquiring ISC Expeditions moves us closer to our combined goal to be the catalyst that leads the 50 most pioneering hospital systems and their top 200 vendors to come together to drive out costs by turning the existing operating and service model upside down,” said Matt Stewart, Managing Partner of RiseNow.   “The game must change for IDN’s to survive in this new era as the rules have changed. Large IDN’s are being pressed to reduce costs while improving patient care.  ISC Expeditions, LLC has helped IDN’s do just that for the past decade by bringing supply chain best practices that have been proven outside of healthcare into healthcare."

 “With ISC and RiseNow coming together, Healthcare now has a complete and unbiased supply chain integration solution,” said Jim Grieger, Founder and Principal, ISC Expeditions.  “By combining ISC Expeditions’ global supply chain and hospital self-distribution expertise with RiseNow’s multi-industry supply chain systems integration capabilities and strategic partnerships, we can now walk in with a complete supply chain transformation toolkit to better assist health systems and their vendors adapt to a rapidly changing environment. We can now accelerate the ROI on new cash-releasing supply models.”

About RiseNow

RiseNow is a client advocacy supply chain solutions provider serving healthcare and the Global 2000.  RiseNow has a diverse team of enterprise systems experts with an average of over 20 years of experience in a wide range of platforms and services including Ariba, BuyerQuest, Coupa, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SciQuest, Taulia, Healthcare Supply Chain Data Management, Integration Services, Strategic Sourcing and Services SOW Procurement.  RiseNow has successfully led over 120 SaaS based Procure to Pay(P2P) implementations over the past 5 years for clients like Trinity Health, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Highmark, Allegheny Health Network, Time Inc., etc. 

About ISC Expeditions

ISC Expeditions is a supply chain integrator focused on developing custom supply models for health systems, distributors, group purchasing organizations and product manufacturers worldwide.  ISC brings to the healthcare industry, world class supply chain practices adapted by some of the best supply chain operators from other industries.  Throughout two decades of consulting work with large healthcare systems, ISC has continued to perfect these Custom Supply model variations by incorporating supply chain innovations from industries such as automobile, consumer products and Hi-Tech. ISC has consulted with 20 major IDNs and led 8 through the challenging but rewarding transformation to various forms of the integrated Custom Supply model. Grieger and ISC Expeditions has joined RiseNow at a time when this deep, specialized expertise may be more important to health care than ever before.