Materials Management & Supply Chain

Our services include applied industrial engineering, operations research, and concept, schematic and detailed design services. Working for such clients as the Johns Hopkins Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Duke University Medical Center and others, we have executed projects covering a wide range of healthcare supply chain applications.

Strategy That Works

St. Onge Company uses proven and practical data-driven Industrial Engineering techniques to support and validate the creative and groundbreaking principles of cutting-edge Hospital Design. We have developed campus supply chain strategies, materials management master plans, facility designs and information systems to plan, direct and coordinate the movement of materials.

Key Hospital and Medical Center Design Services

  • Campus Supply Chain analysis
  • Dock Planning (central and distributed)
  • Materials Management
  • Materials Flow, including primary & reserve logistics (dietary, materials, environmental services, surgical case carts)
  • Horizontal Transport (process optimization and automation, tunnel connection)
  • Inventory Deployment (central distribution operation, central supply, surgical supply)
  • Surgical Operations (case cart, sterilization, assembly, material flow)
  • Pharmacy Operations (layout, design, flow & efficiency)
  • Applied Healthcare Operations Research

Case Studies and Successes:

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"We have, frankly, found St. Onge Company's approach to be much more helpful and their recommendations to be of more practical use than those of any healthcare materials managment firm we have used before." - Michael Iati (NCARB, AIA) Director of Architecture and Planning, Johns Hopkins Hospital

"St. Onge Company is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and understand the detail of material flow through a large hospital or institution. I found their approach and due diligence refreshing compared to other higher-level studies. I am confident their recommendations and solutions will allow our new Hospital to embrace technology and optimize our supply chain." - Monika Farkas, Director of EVS and Linen Services, Rush University Medical Center

"St. Onge Company has supported us well in the programming and design of several very complex Healthcare projects. Their detailed and data-driven approach gives our team the credibility to say "we understand the problem" and to propose solutions that meet the needs of our diverse and demanding client users." - Margaret DeBolt (AIA), Principal, Zimmer-Gunsul-Frasca Partnership