Emergency room success story
The Logi-D consulting team conducted an analysis and optimization of the medical supply chain for the Emergency Department of a major hospital. The department accommodates approximately 65 stretchers. The objective: calculate the impacts associated with implementing the 2BIN-iD replenishment system and optimizing storage location layouts to minimize clinical staff travel time to retrieve supplies required to perform clinical duties.
Based on the data collected and the interviews conducted, the cost of material-related activities in the ER at the time of the study totaled close to $765,000 annually. The volume of supplies consumed each year was worth more than $1,042,000, with the value of inventory in the department estimated at approximately $55,000.
In conducting the study, the team focused primarily on two supply chain processes: the preparation of requisitions and the replenishment of primary and secondary storage areas in the ER.
The analysis demonstrated a payback of less than 1 year if all of the gains were captured or over 3 years if only 23% were considered.