Medline offers a variety of value-added logistical services to assist in reducing your costs, including special delivery options, inventory management solutions, logistical assessments, third-party logistics providers and single-point distribution. With our expertise in logistics, we are able to assist you in driving your supply chain costs down.

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MedStock: Inventory Management Solutions

MedStock is a handheld inventory management system that saves you time and money by automating three key parts of your operations:

Inventory
Track inventory levels and usage for every product in your facility, including both on-hand and on-order goods in the general warehouse, sterilisation areas and operating theatres. Scan the barcodes of products for simpler recount processes.

Purchasing
Create replenishment orders with just one step based on actual inventory levels and reorder points that you can define.

Cost centre allocation
This system involves easy barcode and scanner-based charge accounting for both patient and department cost centres.

Special Delivery Services

Medline offers different value-added services by utilising our own carrier MedTrans and our local transportation partners:

  • Ward delivery: delivering products inside the hospital on a ward level
  • Rack service: unpacking products and placing them on racks
  • Waste disposal: removing and disposing of packaging material 

Lower Unit of Measure (LUM)

LUM offers you the possibility to order less than a full case of a product. This means that separate (daily) orders can be placed for each department within the hospital. In our Medline distribution centre, the products for each department are consolidated inside a plastic tote or on a cart and are delivered at the hospital’s goods reception or even inside the hospital on a department level.

Logistical Assessment

Medline has a team of Lean-certified logistics experts who can perform an on-site logistical assessment to help you streamline your internal supply chain. During the assessment, our team will follow the products from the dock to the operating theatre to detail their flow through your facility. After the assessment, our team will suggest enhancements, such as product flow changes, a storeroom redesign or the implementation of added services.

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