In a time when healthcare is under tremendous pressure to reduce the costs and deliver efficiency, we think working together is more important than ever. Read how our partnerships with customers have created significant improvements in how we do business together.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
When a new head of procurement started in Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2012, he was tasked with delivering substantial savings back to the trust. He knew this task would require more than just cutting deals on line-item product pricing. He planned to approach relationships with suppliers differently and save costs by creating a more efficient business relationship.
LKH-University Hospital Graz
A member of Cook’s Healthcare Business Solutions team met with the finance director of LKH-University Hospital Graz to determine how they could create efficiencies. They discovered that the hospital received more than five hundred Cook invoices each year. Each invoice cost the hospital €56 to process.
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Like all NHS trusts, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust was tasked with achieving annual cost savings. As a major supplier, Cook Medical was asked to explore ways to support the trust’s savings agenda.
Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
This trust wanted to pursue wider process efficiency opportunities and structured clinical engagement. Cook Medical was one supplier that they challenged to establish a different kind of partnership.
Lean tools can foster efficient customer–supplier partnerships
In the latest edition of National Health Executive (NHE) magazine, Paula Culliton, LSS Black Belt and project manager with Cook Medical, explores how NHS procurement departments and their suppliers have much to gain from adopting an end-to-end, collaborative approach in their shared supply chain processes.