What Is Intra-Company Logistics?
Healthcare is changing. Healthcare organizations are growing and care continues to expand outside of the four walls of the hospital. This growth provides more capacity to utilize scale to create healthcare companies that are better functioning, smarter organizations. Intra-company logistics, or healthcare transportation—the enterprise-wide movement of physical materials, such as blood and other specimens, pharmaceuticals, supplies, equipment, print, mail and more—is the logistical layer that enables the clinical layer to function most efficiently and effectively. It is the foundation of the healthcare supply chain. Every health system needs it for its clinical operations to function.
MedSpeed intra-company logistics is a thoughtfully-designed, customized and planned solution for physically integrating and connecting health systems through the strategic, intra-company delivery of physical materials. This best practice logistical framework is based upon a process model that includes:
- Employed drivers who are part of a strong, clear culture that drives performance.
- A corporate quality program, underscored by Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, to monitor and measure the quality of operations.
- A healthcare-focused technology platform that ensures route optimization, complete chain of custody and data maximization for improved visibility, transparency and smarter decision-making.
- A two-fold philosophy for value creation that includes value achieved directly from transportation operations, plus value created by using transportation as an asset to drive savings on the 99.9+% of expenditures outside of transportation but still impacted by it.