Improving The Patient Experience
Today the pressure on hospital executives and managers to reduce hospital operating costs is rising. In order to survive and maintain a profit margin in this economic climate hospitals are forced to cut costs. The largest component of the hospital operating budget is the supply chain, which is now coming under the microscope of hospital administrators.
Very often hospitals are using outdated technology and antiquated processes in their materials handling flow. By implementing dynamic storage and retrieval solutions such as horizontal and vertical carousels to improve productivity, save space and increase accuracy; hospitals are leaning out wasted time and money in current processes.
Integrating this technology with order processing software in the hospital supply chain creates a semi-automated process that brings the goods/supplies to the person, instead of the person going to the goods. This creates a labor savings (FTE’s) opportunity and makes efficient use of the facilities floor space and cube.
By implementing these systems, hospitals have realized sustainable reductions of waste attributable to pick errors, wasted labor, inflated inventories, expired product costs, lost items and workplace injury.
Track and Trace
Complete traceability is no easy task. AMH systems provide the traceability of goods beyond distribution. Using tracking and tracing to get real time information can reduce stock levels and to generate on demand reports with very little effort.
Dynamic automated storage and retrieval systems can be incorporated into any existing ERP or WMS system, providing a complete and transparent record of all inventory. AMH systems provide accurate, controlled and efficient distribution of medical and surgical supplies, even at peak times.