The Council of Supply Chain Executives (The Council) is a division of the Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers (IHES). IHES was formed in 2001 to provide forums for premier healthcare system chief executives to share knowledge, best practices, and their years of industry insight and feedback with prominent healthcare corporations. The proven concept of IHES is now expanded with The Council of Supply Chain Executives.
Both IHES and The Council are designed to create interaction between the senior executives from premier health systems and corporate executives from the industry’s leading companies. Our corporate members are provided the unique opportunity to present detailed information about their companies in an environment that provides for mutual education for both parties.
The Supply Chain Executive Members participate in The Council to unselfishly assist each other and our corporate members in better understanding and meeting the needs of the dynamic healthcare industry. The Council is an educationally based organization and is structured to facilitate education between both the providers and suppliers. Both the Executive Members and Corporate Members are active participants, but they are not financial shareholders, and they do not hold any executive or corporate positions within The Council or its parent company, the Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers, LLC. The Council in not a group purchasing organization and The Council does not facilitate the purchasing of products and/or services. The Council is governed by a set of Operating and Guiding Principles. To read these guidelines please click here.
W. Hays Waldrop, Founder and President of IHES and The Council of Supply Chain Executives, has an extensive background in both healthcare and technology. He began his career in the healthcare industry selling orthopedic implants and related surgical products with a market leading orthopedic manufacturer. Since then, he has been recognized twice as one of the Top 100 Healthcare Executives in the talent-rich Nashville, TN area, as well as honored with the Nashville Business Journal’s Healthcare Hero Award. He is a member of both Leadership Healthcare, a division of the Nashville Healthcare Council, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Mr. Waldrop’s office is located in historic downtown Franklin, TN, just 20 minutes south of Nashville. He is an active leader in the Franklin community, serving on various Boards of Directors, namely The Williamson County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Franklin Transit Authority, a position appointed by the Franklin Mayor. Over the years, he has also served closely with The Citizens Police Academy and Franklin Tomorrow.
He is married to Peggy, and they have two teenage sons and two dogs, Boss Man and Blue.