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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.

 

The results:

  • 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?

Our experts Dr. Markus Bergauer (markus.bergauer@inverto.com) and Jan-Christoph Kischkewitz (jan-christoph.kischkewitz@inverto.com) are at your disposal for any questions regarding consulting and implementation in the healthcare industry.

Projects

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust achieves significant saving through improved Orthopaedics procurement

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Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust drives savings through improved procurement



What our clients say about us


Thomas Pfeiffer, Head of Product Development at willhaben.at

„Together with INVERTO, we have achieved a result that we did not think possible at the beginning of the project. The overall package of tender preparation, service provider workshops and rounds of negotiations at top management level has raised our hosting landscape to a new level of price performance. I thoroughly recommend working with INVERTO.“

Dr. Jürgen Wickl, Managing Director of Styria Media IT

„By preparing a functional specification, we managed to advertise requirements in a tailored way. INVERTO’s orientation towards precise customer requirements and benchmarks as well as professional negotiations has contributed significantly to the success of this project. The close involvement of employees in this structured tender process is an additional bonus, and something which will benefit us in years to come.“

Siniša Mitrović, mag.oec., Managing director, Styria Tiskara Zagreb

„Due to the flexibility of the team, we managed to receive additional offers from suppliers and hence increase competition between existing suppliers. Through centralization of our former pick-up locations in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina we managed to reduce the operational work for our employees. Furthermore, this centralization led to a huge additional revenue from our waste paper business. The project work with INVERTO was very professional and made this great result possible.“

Marc Lamure, Director, Montagu Private Equity Associates LLP

„INVERTO has helped D.O.R.C. with the professionalization of the procurement organization and accompanied the supplier negotiations for various products and services. By implementing new processes and working with procurement staff, the achieved savings enhance sustainability and will result in a more profitable organization.“

Erwan Quemener, Purchasing Director, Chassis Brakes International

„INVERTO helped us in raising undreamed-of sources of savings in both direct material and indirect material areas. They did not only identify these potentials but they supported us in the implementation phase with a great professionalism.“

Nick Gerrard, CFO, MID Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

„INVERTO’s market and product knowledge have been invaluable in helping the Trust deliver substantial cost savings in a short space of time. They have the ability to talk the clinicians language, optimise the procurement process and deliver a result the trust could not have achieved itself.“

Bart Stubbe, Vice President of Purchasing LINPAC Group

„INVERTO are assisting LINPAC since early 2008 in transitioning from a decentralised to a category purchasing structure, bringing sourcing expertise, skilled resources, technology and methodology to recognise, create and release value to the company.“


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