Logistics for a Highly Sensitive, Time-Dependent Sector of Business
The healthcare industry encompasses businesses that often depend on rapid turnaround times for inventory stocking, in addition to extra processes and steps in the supply chain to ensure the security of sensitive medical products and equipment. From warehousing this inventory to processing it through the supply chain for on-time fulfillment, the healthcare industry requires a specialized approach to logistics in order to maximize accuracy and timeliness while controlling costs.
Hollingsworth’s Supply Chain Solutions for the Healthcare Industry
For more than 30 years, Hollingsworth has been serving the manufacturing and distribution communities in a variety of industries with highly skilled supply chain management and logistics services. Our company got its start in 1925 as one of the first expeditors of automotive parts in the world; and since then, we have built a reputation of excellence in third-party logistics. Our customers in healthcare, automotive, and other major industries benefit from our optimized warehousing systems and rapid fulfillment services that combine cutting-edge technology and efficient processes.
Inventory management is a key element to the healthcare industry, requiring special attention and care. Medical facilities often struggle to balance the supply and demand of healthcare products, struggling to maintain appropriate amounts on-hand to treat patients, and expired inventory is another concern. To facilitate more efficient supply, Hollingsworth’s warehousing services and inventory management expertise are the outsourced solution for healthcare businesses. Our warehouse organization is optimized for the most quick and accurate inventory accessibility, controlling costs and improving efficiency.
As an industry, healthcare has fallen behind on supply chain optimization and often struggles with inefficiencies such as order errors, clinicians receiving the wrong product, and other issues. An effective distribution center can help manage costs and improve accuracy. Our fulfillment and distribution services have a proven track record of efficiency, accuracy, and speed of delivery. As one of the world’s first expeditors of automotive parts, Hollingsworth has been executing expert order fulfillment to a high level of detail since 1925.
Packaging is a very important element of healthcare products. It affects every area, from emergency scenarios to preventative care and routine testing. Product packaging not only communicates instructions and branding, but also protects patients and care providers. Our packaging services are customized to our customers’ needs, fulfilling a wide range of specifications and complexity. From sealing and packing products to multifaceted labeling, Hollingsworth can help healthcare businesses manage supply chain costs while maximizing accuracy.
From testing kits to equipment ensembles, healthcare organizations’ medical kits are integral to day-to-day operations. Hollingsworth offers kitting services to pick and pack these highly sensitive kits accurately and securely. Our experience as one of the first parts expeditors for the automotive industry has specialized our expertise in kitting some of the most complex kits and diverse product groupings.
Due to the unique requirements of the healthcare industry, such as adhering to regulations like HIPAA, maintaining a high degree of sanitation, and specialized product packaging, extra management is often necessary to ensure smooth flow through the supply chain. Hollingsworth’s program management services offer the dedicated support, communication, and expertise to manage costs, ensure a higher degree of accuracy, and facilitate greater efficiency in order fulfillment for healthcare companies.
Expired, overstocked, and incorrect inventory and defective and damaged products must re-enter the supply chain for returns processing. Our reverse logistics services manage healthcare products applicably, whether that entails restocking to preserve inventory asset value, repairing or recycling for parts, or disposing of products properly.
With medical products and equipment, time is often of the essence — especially in emergency and disaster scenarios. Hollingsworth has partnerships with UPS, FedEx, DHL, and other leading shippers to ensure the best delivery timelines. With multiple distribution centers located across the nation, we can deliver orders to nearly anywhere in the continental U.S. within two to three days.