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.
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.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology
Radio frequency identification is the perfect service to guarantee the traceability of SPTs. The RFID tag is placed on each SPT and contains a unique ID to identify the specific pack being used, including item number, lot number and expiration date.
The signal from this ID can be picked up by a reader, which keeps track of inbound and outbound SPT movements and functions as real-time inventory control. This consumption information can be easily interfaced with MedStock for automatic replenishment and reporting purposes.
Through its automation, RFID offers you full product traceability and inventory tracking, more efficient purchasing processes and time savings.
Additional benefits of RFID include:
- Easier consumption reporting and efficient purchasing
- Precise analysis of the procedure cost per patient
- Improved picking time and faster preparation for surgery
- Increased staff satisfaction
- Reduced human error
- Cost savings.
Medline is proud to be one of the first companies to introduce this technology to surgical packs.
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Medline offers different value-added services by utilising our own carrier MedTrans and our local transportation partners:
- Cart Service: storing surgical products and packs on wheeled carts close to the operating theatre
- Ward Delivery: delivering products inside the hospital on a ward level
- Rack Service: unpacking products and placing them on racks directly in the operating theatre storage room
- Waste Disposal: removing and disposing of packaging material.
Medline’s Protective Apparel Dispenser is an easy and cost-saving solution for the storage and distribution of medical scrubs and visitor apparel.
It can be connected to MedStock for live inventory management.
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.