Healthcare manufacturers face unique inventory management challenges. Long lead times and demand surges for products often necessitate levels of inventory much higher than in other industries. Manufacturers often maintain field inventory – inventory held at the provider but owned by the manufacturer until it is consumed – including very expensive instrumentation, which makes visibility and management more complicated. In both instances, an interruption in supply can immediately impact patient care. With no margin for error, inventory optimization is a crucial part of a manufacturer’s distribution operations.
Sedlak’s inventory planning and optimization experts assist healthcare manufacturers in striking the optimal balance between inventory and service levels at the lowest cost. We also enable better inventory practices within the distribution center to streamline operations and improve order fulfillment.
The Sedlak Advantage: A Holistic Approach to Inventory Planning and Optimization
Sedlak employs proven methods and tools to maximize patient care standards while minimizing costs. Our experts enable clients to develop strategies to soften the impacts of unpredictable demand, supply shortages and lead times, as well as improve inventory flow.
We enable healthcare manufacturers to balance inventory investment and required service levels, and utilize information system capabilities to improve planning performance and tracking accuracy. Our analysts have expertise to determine the ideal flow of product, best stocking levels and locations, and overall supply chain enhancement.
As an end-to-end distribution and logistics advisory firm, Sedlak addresses inventory as an integral component of the healthcare supply chain to enable balanced optimization for our clients.
Healthcare Inventory Planning and Optimization Services
The healthcare consulting experts at Sedlak have helped healthcare companies of all sizes and scopes improve their service delivery infrastructure, strategy and operations. For more information about our healthcare consulting services, please fill out our contact form below, and a Sedlak professional will be in touch shortly to discuss your needs.