JumpTech Blog

  • The Healthcare Supply Chain: 2017 and Beyond

    By Sophie Rutherford

    January 10, 2017

    2017 might be the tipping point for healthcare supply chain leaders to prepare for the next decade - the years 2020 and beyond.

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  • Fixing Your Inventory Processes: Start Small, Think Big

    By Douglas Lowe

    November 16, 2016

    Several years ago, I started a new job as a supply chain manager in a large hospital with well-established systems and business processes.  As I was getting to know how things worked, I had to wonder “what did I just inherit?” I knew it was time to dig in and find out what was working well, what wasn’t working at all, and build from there.

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  • Par Replenishment Means You're Not Managing Inventory

    By John Freund

    September 16, 2016

    Most Hospitals Don’t Manage Inventory

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  • How Big is Your Hospital’s Inventory? It’s a Key Piece of Supply Chain Data!

    By Cheryl Flury

    June 28, 2016

    It’s a constant balance - reimbursements decline so expenses have to adjust. But how? With supply chain costs representing the second largest and fastest growing area of expense for hospitals – generally between 20-30% of the expense budget – it’s more important than ever for hospitals to have an accurate view of inventory. Better visibility, management and forecasting of inventory has a significant impact on your bottom line.
     

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  • Does Your Hospital's Procure-to-Pay Process Include Demand-to-Destination?

    By Sophie Rutherford

    May 24, 2016

    Many health systems have done a great job of focusing on "Procurement to Payment" (P2P) automation, however the “Demand to Destination” (D2D) workflow still contains significantly manual processes that today can be addressed with automation.  D2D becomes critically important because it’s a commonly overlooked area for cost disruption.
     

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  • Freight Management – The Next Frontier in Supply Chain Savings

    By Sophie Rutherford

    April 22, 2016

    You’ve been successfully reducing supply chain costs for years – negotiating better prices, moving more of what you buy onto contract, standardizing, automating… But you still need more cost reductions.  What’s next?
     

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  • Improving Supply Chain Processes in 2016

    By Cheryl Flury

    April 13, 2016

    Jump Technologies recently interviewed several healthcare system supply chain leaders to gain deeper insights into their plans for driving change and improving results in 2016. There were definitely similarities – for example, each business leader noted ways in which they’re engaged in driving greater automation of their supply chain processes to capture more cost reductions – there were also unique views on how to drive more savings, improve supply chain strategies, leverage technology, and expand supply chain responsibilities and oversight.

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  • Remember: ​There’s Always a Better Way

    By Cheryl Flury

    March 15, 2016

    We’ve been talking about Kanban lately, and specifically, different Kanban approaches to inventory management.  Kanban is a simple system that came about in the 1950s in Toyota’s manufacturing process. Simply put, it roughly translates to “signal card” and it’s a way of notifying the individual responsible for replenishing an item that it’s time to replenish. Today, it’s being used in industries and organizations around the globe to improve lean processes – including inventory management processes.

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