Tecsys provides the University of Miami Healthcare System with supply chain software for its newly launched healthcare system

Miami, Fla. November 15, 2022 – Tecsys Inc. (TSX: TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company, is pleased to announce that the University of Miami Health System (UHealth), the only academic medical system in South Florida, is implementing Tecsys’ Elite™ healthcare platform to support consolidated supply chain operations, University Distribution Center (UDC). The newly launched UDC leverages Tecsys software to centralize logistics operations and enable data-driven analytics that support the continuous improvement of overall supply chain practices by the UHealth Supply Chain Services team.

UHealth Supply Chain Services was established in 2019 as a dedicated supply chain division to support the healthcare system’s broader goal of being a state-of-the-art academic medical center, improving quality of care while reducing costs. This specialized team supports supply chain operations across the UHealth Tower, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Desai Sethi Urology Institute and more than 30 outpatient facilities. In support of its mandate to build resilience and efficiency into the healthcare supply chain, UHealth Supply Chain Services has established a distribution center that consolidates healthcare supply chain activities.

“As UHealth continues to grow and mature its strategic supply chain practice, we have recognized the tremendous opportunity to streamline supply chain operations through centralization,” said Keith Murphy, chief supply chain officer, UHealth and Miller School of Medicine. “We are now able to remain proactive and responsive to supply and demand anomalies, confident that we know what we have on our shelves and how to adapt to avoid disruptions in supply for patient-facing clinical teams. Having supply chain execution software linked to our ERP gives us the tools to create a powerful roadmap for agility and resilience, which is especially important in light of recent global events.”

Like many healthcare organizations prior to the pandemic, UHealth had operated a 100% low-unit-of-measurement (LUM)/just-in-time (JIT) supply chain operation. By limiting inventory, the widely used model offers efficiencies and cost savings while reducing waste. However, recent global supply chain disruptions have prompted a reconsideration of where and when to apply this model.

As a South Florida-based healthcare organization, UHealth has consistently maintained emergency supplies during hurricane season, when storms can disrupt the flow of supplies from retailers to the healthcare system. The self-distribution center model empowers supply chain organizations to improve service levels, reduce operational costs, and optimize the distribution of supplies across the network. Rather than replacing the LUM/JIT model, the UHealth team enhanced it with self-distribution for a select group of critical items. To support the self-distribution, centralization, and standardization of supply chain processes, UHealth built a 20,000 square foot warehouse to store these items.

“Consistent with the opening of the UDC, UHealth is implementing Tecsys’ Elite™ Healthcare Platform, which will provide a holistic view of medical/surgical supplies across the healthcare system from initial receipt through use at the point of care. Through integration with the healthcare system’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, the team has access to real-time analytics for informed decision-making,” adds Murphy.

Designed to address the specific needs of the healthcare supply chain, Tecsys Elite™ Healthcare Platform brings together inventory processes, tools and technologies to enable standardization and waste control, operational excellence and business intelligence. The platform scales and adapts to the needs of the organization, better equipping users for volatility and disruption.

“The UHealth team improves its visibility and access to data and strengthens its predictive analytics capabilities with the implementation of its UDC,” Murphy continues. “The team will be better equipped to remain proactive and respond quickly to supply and demand anomalies, safe in the knowledge that they know what they have on our shelves and how to adapt to address disruptions in supply for patient-facing clinical teams to avoid.”

About Tecsys

Tecsys is a global provider of cloud-based supply chain solutions that equip the borderless enterprise for growth and competitive advantage. Tecsys serves the healthcare, distribution, and converging retail industries and spans multiple complex, regulated, and high-volume markets. Tecsys delivers dynamic and powerful solutions for warehouse management, distribution and transportation management, point-of-use supply management, order management and fulfillment as well as financial management and analytics solutions. Tecsys shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS. For more information about Tecsys, visit www.tecsys.com.


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