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Inventory Management and Neutral Wholesale Services

Framework Agreement Description

The aim of this procurement is to utilise information already existing within each NHS SBS member's systems to produce clearer demand planning, reduce the amount of stock held, strengthen stock management through more accurate usage capture, increase ordering efficiency by moving towards JIT, consolidation of orders, deliveries and invoices to one supplier.

 

Framework Agreement Information

Inventory Management and Neutral Wholesale Services [253KB]

Inventory Management and Neutral Wholesale Services

When does it start?
March 2014 until 28 February 2019 (with the
option to extend until 28 February 2024)


Who can take advantage?
All NHS SBS Member and Associate Members

 

What does it cover?
The aim of this procurement is to utilise
information already existing within each NHS SBS
member's systems to produce clearer demand
planning, reduce the amount of stock held,
strengthen stock management through more
accurate usage capture, increase ordering
efficiency by moving towards JIT, consolidation of
orders, deliveries and invoices to one supplier.
This procurement is split into four lots:
• Lot 1 - Neutral Wholesale Services
• Lot 2 - Consultancy
• Lot 3 - Inventory Management Software
• Lot 4 - Inventory Management Hardware

Why should I use it?
• IMPROVED INVENTORY CONTROL
Using inventory management systems
combined with a Neutral Wholesale partner,
product will be traceable from demand to use.
• REDUCED STOCK HOLDING
By understanding stock usage patterns,
there will not be a reliance on holding stock
on a "just in case" basis therefore enabling a
reduction in the stock held that appears in
Trust accounts.
• EFFICIENCY
More efficient ordering, receipt, invoice
matching and payment. By consolidating
orders from multiple suppliers to one
Neutral Wholesale partner and further
consolidating multiple requisition points to
monthly single invoices, process efficiencies
will deliver great benefit to member Trusts.
• BUY-BACK FOR OVERSTOCKED AREAS
An initial review of stock will be carried out
and overstocked lines with continued usage
will be purchased by the Neutral Wholesaler
giving a lump sum to the Trust.

 

Supplier Details

Supplier

Lot 1

Lot 2

Lot 3

Lot 4

 Assistive Partner Limited

 

 

x

 
 Computer Systems for Distribution Ltd

 

 

x

 
 GHX UK Ltd

 

 

x

 
 Ingenica Solutions Ltd

 

x

x

 
 Linea Group

 

x

 

 
 Omnicell (was Avantec)

 

 

x

x

 Ove Arup & Partners Ltd

 

x

  
 Smart Use Solutions Ltd

 

 

x

 
 Squadron Medical

x

 

 

 

 

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