AHRMM On-Demand Conference Session: Lean Six Sigma Process for Inventory Management Drives Nursing Satisfaction and Supply Cost Reduction

Product Code: 314ODCON0815A

Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $99.00



At Hershey Penn State Medical Center, the supply chain and ED nursing team came together in a Kaizen process to reinvent the way supplies were being managed in the ED.  As a result of their efforts, a new business process and system was implemented, which increased nursing satisfaction from 10% with the old approach to 90% with the new process; reduced costs by eliminating cabinet rental fees and reducing overstocking, reduced stock-outs, and created a continual improvement process that supports the team’s ongoing needs. This is a great example of collaboration between clinical and supply chain.
Learning Objectives:
•Describe the shared benefits achieved by nursing and supply chain after successfully implementing a Lean Six Sigma approach to continuous improvement
•Understand inventory management approaches and determine how to select an approach that meets the specific needs of a department or area of hospital
•Understand key data points related to inventory to better plan, manage and drive successful results 
Matt Brennan, Director, Supply & Logistics, Penn State Hersey Medical Center