Healthcare Distribution Operations Improvements

Healthcare Distribution Operations Improvements

Acheive supply chain management excellence through operations improvements

Healthcare distribution tends to be a high-volume, low profit-margin business that must maintain product reliability, security and integrity – as well as specialized value-add services – to increasingly widespread healthcare organizations. Economies of scale and efficiency of operations are critical to gain or maintain your competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Yet, too many healthcare manufacturers and distributors operate their distribution out of warehouses that are outdated, inefficient, or disproportionally scaled to accommodate current business requirements. For these companies, it is crucial to address potential issues and constraints before they impact profitability, service levels and, ultimately, patient outcomes.

Sedlak’s professional advisors are among the world’s most experienced and recognized experts in identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement in complex, fast-moving distribution operations. 

Sedlak Delivers Operational Success and Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Sedlak helps healthcare manufacturers and distributors achieve targeted distribution service levels that result in higher profit margins, reduced operating costs and increased customer satisfaction through process improvement, inventory efficiencies and prudent capital deployment. Our experts evaluate every aspect of your operations, from space utilization to material handling processes to equipment and IT systems to your workforce, and compare your operational metrics to industry best practices.

Our assessment process is designed to identify key operational challenges, uncover potential savings and build a business case for any modifications to your facility layout, systems, labor, utilities, transportation and inventory. Our recommendations are sound and practical – we don’t seek change for the mere sake of change – and our assessment report will prioritize solutions based on cost, benefits and ease of implementation. It will also provide steps for execution. We have helped clients streamline their distribution processes, increase efficiencies and capacities, achieve higher productivity levels, reduce costs, and even extend the useful life of their facilities.

For healthcare companies interested in implementing a formal labor management program, our experts conduct time studies and develop engineered standards and standard operating procedures for each operational activity. We can help you implement a labor management system (LMS) for tracking and reporting.

Healthcare Manufacturer Operations Improvements Services

  • Facility/operational assessments
  • Process audits
  • Material handling and IT systems upgrades
  • Product slotting modeling
  • Energy savings studies
  • Productivity enhancements based on best practices
  • Engineered standards
  • Labor management programs
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs) development

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The healthcare consulting experts at Sedlak have helped healthcare manufacturers of all sizes and scopes improve their service delivery infrastructure, strategy and operations. For more information about our healthcare manufacturer consulting services, please fill out our contact form below, and a Sedlak professional will be in touch shortly to discuss your needs.

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