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A Supply Chain Management Software (SCMS), is a specialized electronic information System for requisitioning, procurement, receipt, handling, distribution, and charge capture of supply and asset inventory control.
Key Features of Supply Chain Management Software:
- Order Management
SCMS can dramatically accelerate the execution of the entire order-to-delivery cycle by helping hospitals to more productively generate and track sales orders.
- Dynamic Scheduling of Deliveries
SCMS enables the dynamic scheduling of supplier deliveries to more effectively meet demand.
- Purchasing and Procurement
SCMS can fully automate and streamline all activities and tasks associated with sourcing, purchasing, and payables.
- Inventory Management
SCMS can improve the way organizations track and manage their supplies of raw materials and components needed for providing health services.
- Forecasting and Planning
With a supply chain software, hospitals can more accurately anticipate demand, and plan their procurement accordingly. As a result, they can avoid unnecessary purchases of supplies, eliminate service over-runs, and prevent the need to store excess supplies in stores.
- EDI for Supply Chain Management
SCMS throguh Electronic Data Interchange allows organization link to its trading partners to electronically send transactions such as purchase orders, price/catalogs and invoices electronically.
- RFID and Barcoding
SCMS integrates RFID and Barcoding technologies in their operations.
- User-Defined Cost Centers
SCMS allows users to define cost centers as per facilities policies.
- Accountablity and Tracking
SCMS allows to track movement, and receipt of supplies and equipment and helps answers for the “who, what, when, and where” associated with the receipt, movement and consumption of each supply item.
- Accurate Capture of Data and Cost Information
Scanning technology used by SCMS facilitates ease of data capture while ensuring accuracy and point-of-care charge capture.
- Surgical Instrument Management
SCM helps hospitals gain greater visibility and control of surgical instruments, enabling hospitals to reduce costs through optimized instrument inventory levels, improved instrument utilization rates and increased productivity of staff assembling surgical trays. This will help hospital bottom line and enhance customer satisfaction by reducing the number of delayed or cancelled surgeries.
- Efficient ordering
Allows for more efficient ordering of supplies based on a more accurate overall picture of available inventories
- Waiting time
Helps to reduce wait time for supplies
SCMS allows for using a variety of delivery mediums (Desktop, PDAs, Web-based, and hard copy).
- Return Management
SCMS can simplify and accelerate the inspection and handling of defective, near expiry or expired supplies.
- Contract Management
SCMS helps organizations manage the creation of supplies purchasing contracts.
- Management Reporting & Notification
SCMS allows for vendor and contract compliance reporting; ad-hoc reporting; automated notifications. Reporting includes receiving reports, consumption reports, cost center reporting, and damage/return item reporting