Supply Chain Tip of the Week: When building a new ASC, look to your distributor for help with an early start.

Giving yourself padding on ASC supply planning goes a long way in preventing opening delays, protecting profitability, and keeping the entire process as smooth as possible.

But this doesn't happen if supply ordering is delayed until a few weeks before opening day. If you get started early enough, your distributor can step in and offer support in multiple areas, including bundling solutions and guidance into a package that can walk with you through the process, from planning to grand opening. 

For example, your distributor can provide expert clinicians and clinical consultants who have years of experience in the ASC field. They can work with you to maximize space, improve storage room planning, and optimize inventory management. These professionals can step in to review floor plans and designs in ways that even architects specialized in healthcare may not be able to provide. They often offer support in mapping capital equipment such as storage equipment, fluid management systems, and anesthesia equipment to maximize use of space and establish workflows. Through clinical insight scenarios they can bring awareness of the implications of seemingly minor changes that might appear insignificant, but that can directly impact the future of your ASC.

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