Medline offers a variety of logistical services that transform us from beyond a manufacturer and distributor into a logistics partner. Medline has developed a fleet of Medline trucks called MedTrans, which is the perfect service for any delivery that requires specific timing or needs special attention. Three space- and time-saving delivery options are available: Point-of-Use Service, Cart Service and Rack Service. We also offer an inventory management solution called MedStock and personal protection equipment (PPE) dispensers for disposable products. Our services help healthcare facilities save time and money, allowing them to focus on what they do best: taking care of their patients.
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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:
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.
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.
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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