Supply Chain Tip of the Week: Three ways to reduce waste in your ASC

Uncovering hidden waste and discovering areas of real savings can be achieved by re-evaluating internal processes. The key is in knowing where to look and how to act. Read below to see three ways to cut operating room inventory in an ASC.

  1. Improve OR supply utilization
    A typical ASC only utilizes 12% of the items in its master.1 Start with updating your preference cards. If they aren’t up to date, your ASC could pick unnecessary product and waste significant time and supplies.
  2. Reduce SKU Count
    SC supply costs are between 17-25% of net revenue.2 Free up shelf space by eliminating SKUs your ASC no longer uses.
  3. Standardize product
    34% of surgery centers use product standardization as a supply chain strategy.3 By carefully comparing and reviewing supplies, you can eliminate product duplication and drive down waste.

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1. Becker’s 100 ASC benchmarks to know - 2014:

2. Becker’s 100 ASC benchmarks to know - 2014:

3. 110 ASC benchmarks 2015:

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