LOW UNIT OF MEASURE

THE M&D LOW UNIT OF MEASURE PROGRAM is a unique replenishment program designed to fill and deliver “low unit of measure” medications to various locations within the health care network. The Low Unit of Measure program is designed to improve the quality of supply chain management by delivering efficiencies.

PRODUCTIVITY

  • Streamlines central pharmacy ordering, receiving, and restocking procedures
  • Allows for more clinically oriented functions
  • Time consuming pick and pack functions are eliminated

QUALITY & ACCURACY

  • Bar-coded double check system reduce errors
  • 1 error in 30,000 doses
  • Decreased stock-outs
  • Improved accuracy of paperwork and billing

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OF INVENTORY

  • Software tracks department specific utilization
  • Physical inventory is completed in minutes as opposed to hours of manual counting

PRODUCTIVITY INVENTORY REDUCTION

  • Quality /Accuracy Information Management (inventory)
  • Reduce total acquisition costs Reduce supply chain failure/delay points

INVENTORY REDUCTION

  • Decreased demand to support decentralized areas
  • Allow for tighter inventory control

REDUCE TOTAL ACQUISITION COST

  • Shift from cost plus to a cost per dose
  • Cost avoidance in EFT expense