St. Onge Company’s Tom Redding was recently quoted for a Healthcare Purchasing News article about the Just-In-Time model of low-unit-of-measure (LUM) distribution.
“Future distribution model will start to consider the impact on patient home deliveries and create a more holistic experience for the patient, which could include delivery of supplies, equipment, pharmaceuticals, food and other materials.
“In today’s B2B model, it works well but it will need to evolve to consider the benefits of product kitting to more robustly support the surgical operations as well as patient specific needs. As deliveries expand beyond the patient care facilities, the ability to properly handle patient returns will require additional expertise and knowledge to manage effectively and efficiently. The decision to outsource will become more relevant as the number of touchpoints in the network increases and patient expectations are considered for home deliveries.”
Click here to read the article on the Healthcare Purchasing News site!