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 provider, single point distribution. By utilizing Medline’s expertise in logistics, we are able to assist in driving cost out of your supply chain.
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 general warehouse, sterilisation areas and operating rooms. Scan the barcodes of products for simpler recount processes.
Create replenishment orders with one step based on actual inventory levels and reorder points you define.
Cost centre allocation
Easy barcode and scanner-based charge accounting for both patient and department cost centres.
Special Delivery Services
Medline offers different value added services by utilizing our own carrier MedTrans and our local transportation partners:
- Ward delivery: delivery of products inside the hospital at ward level
- Rack service: unpacking of products from their packaging and placement of products on racks
- Waste disposal: removal and disposal 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 center the products for each department are consolidated inside a plastic tote or on a cart and delivered at the hospital's goods reception or even inside the hospital at 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 OR to detail the flow of products through your facility. As a result of the assessment our team will suggest enhancement opportunities that can vary from product flow to storeroom redesign to the implementation of added services.