Medical care providers have a very limited amount of time to provide patients with life-saving substances such as tissues, organs, and blood. It’s crucial that they are able to get these items to patients as soon as possible.
Many medical facilities rely on outside companies to store medical devices and other medically necessary products such as tissues, organs, and embryos. 3PL providers supply medical products to a number of facilities.
In order for a successful transfer from provider to medical facility, it’s crucial that those responsible for the storage of medical necessities know the moment products are required. This ensures their quick delivery, increasing the chance of success in emergency situations. This also prevents loss of viability of embryos and other highly sensitive items.
A just in time (JIT) inventory system allows health care providers to increase efficiency while reducing waste. Through a JIT inventory management system, health care providers receive only what they need, when they need it. This is perfect for devices and other items where demand is uncertain.
JIT also provides a solution for products that medical facilities regularly use. A small amount of inventory is stored at the medical facility. Once stocks run low, new inventory is ordered to ensure consistent supply.
This system is perfect for facilities where regular storage is not an option. For example, facilities that do not have the space or resources needed to store several different sizes and variations of one device, such as those used for hip replacements. It’s not uncommon for these devices to be kept at a separate facility and ordered as needed.
Unfortunately, the typical method of ordering products and waiting for them to arrive can be time consuming and inefficient. Medical facilities are often busy and understaffed, and medical care providers are required to perform a number of tasks at all times. It’s not uncommon for workers to forget to place an order. This can be devastating for patients waiting for life saving treatment that must be performed within a certain period of time.
Mint Controls provides an accurate, reliable solution for medical facilities and 3PL providers of medical devices and products. Our solution tracks and monitors inventory at all times to ensure medical products and devices are available when needed.