Healthcare providers today face a new challenge—provide better patient outcomes at the lowest possible total cost. If you factor in the actual cost of procurement, storage and all of the other factors associated with supplies, including engineering, pharmacy, food service and nurses’ time spent on supply chain activities, the supply chain accounts for 50 percent of an organization’s budget.* It’s no wonder hospitals are seeking ways to lower costs through efficiencies in their supply chains.
For over 20 years, hospitals have looked to ValueLink® Services to provide the industry-leading logical unit of measure (LUM) distribution platform. ValueLink® Services streamlines medical/surgical inventory management by delivering LUM orders directly to hospital departments—eliminating excessive touchpoints in the supply chain. Deliveries are made on a just-in-time (JIT) basis from a nearby distribution center, reducing the need to maintain stock on location. On average, our customers see a reduction of storeroom inventory between 20 and 30 percent.