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Jake Crampton, chief executive officer, Medspeed discusses intra-company logistics, which is a relatively new concept that is all about leveraging your health system’s logistical framework so it supports your organization’s broader goals.
Jake Crampton, chief executive officer, Medspeed discusses intra-company logistics, which is a relatively new concept that is all about leveraging your health system’s logistical framework so it supports your organization’s broader goals.
This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. In the healthcare field, products that are labeled with RFID tags help both the provider and supplier be more efficient and effective in managing inventory levels. In turn, this improved inventory management helps healthcare systems and suppliers have better, more accurate conversations about what products are being consumed at the bedside. Cook Medical is a sponsor of the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement.
A review of inventory distribution methods utilized throughout health care including advantages, disadvantages, and considerations of best practice to assist with the selection of the correct method to be used in managing variable need supplies for a busy remote GI Lab. Download Article
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A sample of wholesale pharmacy distributor request for proposal. Sample RFP for Wholesale Pharmacy Distributor  
This course provides an overview of the strategies, processes and methods used in inventory management and distribution, customer service metrics, and inventory valuation. This course is also available as part of the CMRP bundle.
This program has been updated to an interactive format that consists of four modules, with an exam after each module. This new design allows participants to actively engage with the content. This certificate program consists of four modules, with an exam after each module. In addition to essential and practical information, each module is full of applicable tips and tricks and tried and true advice from seasoned supply chain professionals. Upon successful completion of the four modules, you will receive a certificate in logistics of healthcare supply chain management.
Effective and reliable policies and procedures are critical for a materials management department's success. However, every healthcare organization understands the challenges of generating and managing them.
Transforming the healthcare supply chain requires a total paradigm shift—changes in thinking as well as practices to move from volume-driven transactions to strategic value creation. This book outlines various levels of supply chain performance, providing guidance that hospital and health system executives can use to implement supply chain strategies that reduce total expenses, improve patient care, and better align with value-based reimbursement models to improve overall operations.
Overview: Learn about a comprehensive assessment and process improvement exercise on the Total Cost of Ownership model between UPMC and Cook Medical.  Specific areas of focus included ordering, shipping and materials management. Within these areas, multiple supply chain activities were analyzed as potential cost drivers including: freight costs, package consolidation, data standards, inventory management, rush orders, custom device orders and more.