Karl Wright is the Director of Supply Chain Services for Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics, Salem Oregon. He has over 28 years of healthcare supply chain experience and specializes in Kaizen Lean methodology, contracting, inventory management and healthcare logistics. Karl joined Salem Health in 2013 and previously worked as a Materials Director for Community Health Systems, and also as a Multi-hospital Materials Operations Manager at Intermountain Healthcare. Karl was an early developer of Value Analysis principles and methodology during the 1990’s, some of which was published in Materials Management in Healthcare magazine.
Karl concurrently served 33 years in the US Army and Army National Guard, deploying and serving around the world in combat and humanitarian missions in support of US domestic and foreign policy initiatives and the needs of local populations.
He is a graduate from the University of Utah with a BS degree in economics, an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix, and a Masters of strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.
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