Supply Chain Management Solutions Provider Connects Hundreds of Suppliers and Providers

Client Situation

This innovative provider of healthcare supply chain solutions was working to develop order management, contract management and transaction communication solutions, linking healthcare providers with their suppliers to maximize negotiated cost savings, ensure availability of critical medical supplies and reduce administrative costs.

Solution

A E78 partner implemented e-business, content, and contract management solutions. He supported the integration of the XML gateway for connecting provider procurement systems with supplier order management applications. The solution translated a wide variety of divergent purchase requests from provider systems into a standardized form, and then translated them back into the required form for the supplier. Supplier communications back to the provider were handled in the same manner. This enabled a supplier or provider to communicate with hundreds of other organizations through a single, standardized interface. The E78 partner also contributed to the overall product direction.

Results

  • The company was able to achieve cash positive operations while providing the optimal connection between 700 hospitals and 210 suppliers, improving operational efficiency for all

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