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BlueBin Announces Updates to BlueQ SmartScan

May 2021
BlueBin, today announced updates to their best-in-class, enterprise supply chain analytics platform. BlueQ SmartScan is designed to replace aged and expensive handhelds with a great deal of added functionality and allows Supply Chain Managers to give their Kanban or traditional Par replenishment systems a boost.

Revcycle Intelligence

Revcycle Intelligence

How a Small Hospital Developed Lean Supply Chain Management

September 2016
A North Carolina-based community hospital saved over $2.62 million by implementing lean healthcare supply chain management processes. When hospitals start to dig into how their organizations can reduce healthcare costs without lowering care quality, many run the risk of overlooking several cost-cutting opportunities…

Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR)


Reliable and Efficient Supply Chain Management in Radiology: Implementation of a Two-Bin Demand-Flow System

February 2016
Medical supplies typically account for approximately 20% to 40% of hospital costs, second in expense only to labor. Typical hospital supply-chain systems are often costly, with large inventories and labor expense related to associates searching for needed items.

Executive Insight

Executive Insight Magazine

Transforming Materials Management Strategies to Meet the Needs of Healthcare Reform

August 2015
How Martin Health System realized significant cost savings by moving to a lean supply chain model. As hospitals transform their fee schedules and march on with other transitions, supply chain leaders will need to be invited to play a larger role in the process. Supply chain leaders can contribute to strategic planning conversations by…

Delaware Business Times

Delaware Business Times

Hospital borrows ideas from manufacturing

October 2014
When you treat small humans instead of small cars, you can’t use all Toyota’s timesaving techniques, but the new wing at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children comes close. The wing is actually a 450,000-square-foot solution. Using just-in-time delivery systems and value stream mapping, the hospital has already been able to shave its emergency room wait time and the new wing will likely reduce it further.

Supply Chain Market

Supply Chain Market

BlueBin Inc., announces the release of its Supply Chain Management (SCM) Dashboard

August 2014
BlueBin Inc., a lean supply chain solution provider, announced the release of its Supply Chain Management (SCM) Dashboard, a stand-alone analytics and sourcing platform that will help hospitals of all sizes improve supply administration, drive greater operational efficiency, and reduce waste. By monitoring the use of supplies with BlueBin’s SCM Dashboard, hospitals…

Healthcare Purchasing News

Healthcare Purchasing

Mercy saves millions of dollars, thousands of clinical hours

March 2014
Until 2011, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago had a growing financial problem. Having served the city as the primary teaching hospital for more than a century and a half, the hospital was in need of changes at many levels to increase efficiency and quality of care, and ultimately to become fiscally sound.

Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare

Hospital borrows ideas from manufacturing

July 2013
Nurses at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago were frustrated that they had to search through supply closets to find supplies and equipment such as cuffed blood pressure monitors and syringes. Lacking an efficient system to track inventory, they felt they were wasting time that could be better spent caring for patients, they complained to hospital leaders.

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