Healthcare Provider Distribution Network Optimization

Healthcare Provider Distribution Network Optimization

Supply chain management excellence through distribution network optimization  

Healthcare provider distribution networks face frequent change. Whether it’s a new acquisition or market, expansion of non-acute care locations, or a need for aggressive cost containment, your materials management network is an evolving entity that can support or hinder your success. A truly optimized distribution network leverages a Consolidated Service Center (CSC) infrastructure where appropriate material flows from distributors and/or suppliers are based on volume and product characteristics. Such a network enables providers to:

  • Maintain or improve customer service while reducing inbound and outbound transportation costs, inventory levels and carrying costs, and fixed and variable costs
  • Achieve an ideal balance regarding the throughput and value added services offered by a CSC and any satellite inventory holding/flow through locations
  • Ensure capacity by prescribing an ideal size, purpose and configuration for each stock keeping location
  • Anticipate regulatory requirements and business changes with infrastructure and operational flexibility

Unparalleled Expertise in the Tools, Functions and Impacts of Distribution Network Design

Sedlak has conducted network analyses in support of distribution planning since the 1960s; our work has addressed networks of all sizes and complexities across markets and industries. Our experts have a deep knowledge of network design that helps our clients understand the models and develop creative alternatives that challenge the status quo and address all critical aspects of your distribution operations. We focus on strategy, not just models, to fully support your business objectives while balancing cost, quality and outcomes.

We always focus on pragmatic, implementable solutions and leverage sophisticated tools and methodologies when needed. We scale our analyses to address your most specific questions or your broadest strategic needs. Our analysts can compile and analyze data in various forms and from multiple systems, and use predictive analysis to determine your business’ future infrastructure requirements. We also can employ “What If” analyses to illustrate the specific tradeoffs and impacts of alternate distribution configurations that leverage the services of your distributors in an effective and efficient manner.

As an end-to-end supply chain advisory firm, Sedlak’s professionals also can convert your network strategy into tactical plans for deployment and fully support implementation within the prescribed timeframe.

Healthcare Provider Distribution Network Optimization Services

  • Distribution network design
  • Capacity studies
  • Consolidation analyses
  • Location analysis and site selection
  • Transportation optimization
  • Inventory deployment and flow strategies
  • Statistical KPI development and performance assessment

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The healthcare consulting experts at Sedlak have helped healthcare providers of various sizes improve their service delivery infrastructure, strategy and operations. For more information about our healthcare provider 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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