Logi-D to provide operating room solutions to
MONTREAL – Logi-D has been hired by
the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) to implement
new integrated and automated material management processes in the
operating rooms of its three hospitals: Hôtel-Dieu, Notre-Dame and
Saint-Luc, which perform a combined 30,000 surgeries per year.
The first phase of the implementation, which began in early June, will
enable the CHUM to introduce a medical supply management system founded
on leading edge practices. This phase will see the implementation of two
of Logi-D’s patent pending solutions: its RFID-driven two-bin
replenishment system (2Bin-iD) and its system to manage high value items
and items that require individual tracking (CC-iD).
Implementation of the solutions will provide the CHUM with extensive
real time information on its inventory of supplies, their replenishment
and storage locations. The institution will also gain access to
meaningful data and management reports not previously available.
In late 2008, the CHUM issued a call for tenders to find a firm that
could offer it a comprehensive and integrated turnkey solution. The Logi-D
project began with an in-depth analysis of existing material management
processes in the three OR departments (a total of 30 operating rooms),
which included time and motion studies.
The analysis revealed a potential for annual recurring gains of close to
$2 million through better control of inventory levels and improved
deployment of the people performing supply chain tasks.
But beyond the numbers, the system proposed by Logi-D will free up
clinical personnel from supply chain activities, allowing them to focus
on their core responsibility: delivering care to patients.
“We are proud of our partnership with Logi-D,” says Ginette Proulx, who
is in charge of hospital logistics at the CHUM. “Their knowledge of the
hospital environment and their supply chain automation solution will
have a significant positive impact on the CHUM’s operating rooms and our
supply chain activities.”
Richard Philippe, President and Founder of Logi-D, also sees the
benefits generated by the project: “We are delighted to have been chosen
by such a prestigious hospital organization as a partner to help it
improve its operating room material management processes. We are
convinced that the commitment of the joint team in place will contribute
substantially to the success of this initiative. Once completed, the
project will place the CHUM among the top hospitals in North America
when it comes to supply chain automation.”
Logi-D, a leader in its sector, develops its own solutions, which are
both innovative and customized, to meet the specific needs of its
clients and in doing so optimize their supply chain. Driven by
international best practices in logistics, Logi-D applies the latest
technologies and offers unique solutions spanning the entire hospital
supply chain. For more information about Logi-D, please visit
About the CHUM
The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal is a university
hospital centre that provides specialized and ultra-specialized services
to a regional and supra-regional clientele. With more than 1,200 beds,
the CHUM is one of the largest hospital centres in Quebec (www.chumtl.qc.ca).
Posted June 17, 2010