Procurement & Supply Chain Consulting for the Healthcare Sector
Reduce your healthcare material costs with efficient usage and optimized processes
The health economy, and especially procurement in hospitals, is struggling with growing material costs. Technological developments and the trend towards digitization now mean that hospitals are also facing the challenge of integrating technical innovations into their day-to-day operations as efficiently as possible.
But optimizing stock and improving the supply chain can significantly reduce material costs. These savings provide the funds to integrate new technologies, such as introducing standardised unique device identifiers (UDIs), electronic health records (EHR) and electronic case files (ECF).
Thanks to our many years of project experience and our internal Competence Centre for Healthcare, we know the most important levers to increase the efficiency of procurement and supply chain management processes and unlock potential for long-term cost reduction. We can help your hospital or care facility to achieve a significant, long-term increase in profits throughout the entire value chain.
How do we do it?
To optimize your hospital procurement in the best and most sustainable way possible, we analyse and adjust the three core areas of procurement, supply chain and organization in both the hospital and clinics.
Reducing material costs
Firstly, we examine your product groups and sub-groups to identify existing potential. Based on the results of this analysis, we work alongside your procurement department to make strategic decisions and develop product standardisation, making considerable cost savings. To identify the best suppliers, we carry out tenders according to your product requirements and quality standards. After the negotiations, we support you in the implementation of your ongoing procurement controlling.
Examining the supply chain to build efficient processes
The supply chain of a hospital or care facility is very complex and its demands are wide-ranging. This is why we consider the entire supply chain when optimizing hospital processes to achieve the best possible efficiency for providers. By standardising products and implementing responsibilities during the ordering and supply process, we unlock the potential for significant savings.
We can also minimise your existing stocks, reduce storage space and stabilise the supply of goods. These optimization measures do no require lengthy coordination with doctors and nursing staff, so they can be quickly implemented.
Implementing sustainable approaches
Close collaboration between our consultants and your procurement department establishes the required knowledge in your hospital or care institution. We train and coach your procurement department to broaden its perspective in terms of the supply chain and monitoring stock and demand.
- Measurable procurement volume savings, increasing your profits
- Sustainable establishment of best practices in your procurement organization
- Procurement creates value
Do you want to reduce your material costs by optimizing the existing situation and improving the supply chain in the long term?