Freight and shipments are essential, everyday procedures for healthcare organizations, but a lack of planning & frequent last-minute shipments quickly add operational costs. Accurately forecasting inventory demand is essential to avoid frequent expedited shipments between locations.

By centralizing transportation management, a health system can significantly reduce freight and shipping costs. This provides transparency and a unified view of a health system’s transportation spend which can expose issues and eliminate the hidden costs of intra-facility and overnight shipments.

Last month, Healthcare Purchasing News offered insights on streamlining freight shipping strategies to reduce hidden costs and provide better service to customers. Read about it here:

https://www.hpnonline.com/the-great-freight-debate