Sometimes, the best way to reimagine a healthcare facility’s supply storage strategy is to implement the new plan in phases.
We worked with a large teaching facility in Toronto to conduct an audit on their supplies use and waste in three specific units with a focus on both the financial and environmental costs. We then conducted a pilot in one of the units, implementing a new supply room and satellite storage plan that also included greater access to supplies in high-need areas.
The results of the pilot showed the value we bring to the table. Clinicians were overjoyed to work in a cleaner and better-organized space, while the purchasing department noticed a reduction in the supplies used, plus better quotes and mix-maxes.
The initial pilot was so successful, we are now in the process of rolling out similar storage strategies for other units.