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WHO WE ARE:

 

HealthCare Solutions Bureau (HCSB) is a network of consultants who provide facilities planning and design consulting services for supply chain operations in new hospital construction and hospital renovation.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:

HOW WE DO IT:

HCSB’s facility planning and design approach for supply chain solutions typically includes the following activities:

  • Identification and assessment of current facility and industry practices;
  • Review of architectural drawings and construction plans for new facility/space;
  • Tours and interviews with managers and staff involved with daily supply chain operations, as well as key clinical and ancillary support department managers;
  • Review and assessment of supply chain activities to identify operational enhancements to be considered in the (re)design process;
  • Analysis of material and process flows, activity levels and resource requirements by work shift and day of week.
  • Review of pertinent materials from Materials Management and applicable policies and procedures.
  • Assessment of the functionality and utilization of materials handling equipment needed for efficient operation;
  • Review and assessment of physical receiving and delivery locations, space and pathways, as well as other common use areas;
  • Assessment of the overall requirements and satisfaction of major clinical/ancillary departments; and
  • Evaluation of current performance levels, practices, policies and procedures as compared to state-of-the-art techniques including key measures of productivity compared to industry benchmarks.

 

HIGH-LEVEL OPERATIONAL ASSESSMENT (HLOA)

As an alternative, HCSB can perform a high level operational assessment of the supply chain operation/ planning at a hospital. This entails two consultants spending a minimal number of days on-site conducting interviews, touring sites and reviewing plans with the appropriate personnel. Then additional days are spent composing a report of HCSB’s findings and recommendations. The actual number of days is dependent on the scope of the assessment and the size of the organization.

This is a relatively inexpensive means of determining where your operational planning stands with regards to your supply chain prior to committing to a full scale and detailed assessment.

 

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