Using Your Retail Pharmacy's Supply Chain to Exceed Patient Expectations | McKesson
But doing those things can be costly. You might not have enough volume to justify the extra time and money that it would take. On a per-script basis, central fill can do those things faster and cheaper than your pharmacy. A central fill facility has the technology, drug inventory and delivery network to meet the challenges of packaging, time and location created by all those new market entrants and patient preferences. Edwards: They can, yes. Filling prescriptions in a safe manner is probably one of the supply chain management issues that keeps our customers up at night.
If you break your routine to re-package drugs on site, or to separate drugs for immediate pickup or home delivery, you introduce an opportunity for human error. That could result in a patient getting the wrong drug at the right time, or the right drug at the wrong time. This is where central fill automation comes in.
And your drug is getting to the right place at the right time. That combination can really hurt your margins. Your supply chain can be a source of savings to help protect them. You can find savings in your supply chain by becoming more efficient.
One way to do that is by centralizing your inventory and your fill-and-dispense functions. Another way is by automating manual tasks.
Insights from the Outside: Exceeding Patient Expectations
Optimizing your supply chain can help on the revenue side, too. It also lets your pharmacists practice at the top of their licenses. You have everything you came in for. So your supply chain will need to adjust to those new expectations from your patients. It will need to be able to handle both drugs and merchandise.
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