Overview: This session is a comprehensive approach to understanding Lean Management System concepts, processes, and tools and their application to improving inventory management in the healthcare supply chain. This webinar was previously recorded on March 29, 2013.
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Common triggers can lead to reactive replenishment when faced with increased demand and can be identified and intelligently considered before rushing to order. Take control of your inventory through proactive demand pattern identification to address issues and changes before they arise. In this webinar, experts discuss the data needed to predict usage patterns and trends, as well as best practices to improve inventory for high value and commodity products.
Intermountain Healthcare Consolidated Supply Chain Center Case Study - Self Distribution Model in Healthcare
Overview: Intermountain Healthcare Supply Chain Organization has embarked on strategy to drive costs out of the healthcare supply chain. As a part of that strategy, a consolidated distribution center was built for distribution of medical-surgical supplies, pharmacy products, and other ancillary services. The presentation focuses on the key learning's along the journey to self-distribution. This session was previously recorded at the 2014 AHRMM Annual Conference.
Overview: Healthcare institution resources, logistics structure, and personnel culture are all factors to consider when deciding which inventory method is right for you. When you find the right one and departments commit to proper usage, waste is reduced and clinical efficiency and supply management effectiveness are improved.
Lean Six Sigma Process for Inventory Management Drives Nursing Satisfaction and Supply Cost Reduction
Overview: At Hershey Penn State Medical Center, the supply chain and ED nursing team came together in a Kaizen process to reinvent the way supplies were being managed in the ED. As a result of their efforts, a new business process and system was implemented, which increased nursing satisfaction from 10% with the old approach to 90% with the new process; reduced costs by eliminating cabinet rental fees and reducing overstocking, reduced stock-outs, and created a continual improvement process that supports the team’s ongoing needs.
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.