Hurlburt, Leslie, Landsverk, Barth, Burns, Gibbon and Zhang (2004). indicated that Supplier contracts are renegotiated to drive cost savings, as much as possible. Further, the complete purchasing methods are adopted to leverage aggregated procurement process. In addition, the logistics facilities are integrated to reduce inventories. The product catalog has been expanded to enable increased cost savings and to ensure a successful transition for the NHS. The dedicated a team of seasoned supply chain executives to the project, and supplemented them with strategic procurement experts. There is also dedicated account managers and specialist resources focus on specific markets in order to ensure that every doctor, nurse, and clinician receives high quality service while ensuring that NHS System provides the NHS with the required healthcare savings.
Inferring from Ellis and McGuire, (2002), in the recent years that NHS Supplies has operated the contract, NHS has seen a significant increase in volumes, and sales value has almost doubled. The organization has achieved this by employing a more commercially-driven procurement process and by bringing innovation to a number of critical areas to improve patient care delivery. This has been underpinned by NHS Supplies core capabilities in successfully managing change and providing a consistently high level of service in terms of product availability, thereby allowing hospital staff to focus on patient care. More specific results include: Healthcare Savings of about 170 million dollars in the first three years; projected $1.2 billion savings over 10 years. Products Offered More than 600,000 products. Hospital Services Serve 450 hospitals with 110,000 deliveries per year; technology solutions and off-site consolidation. In addition, Home Delivery NHS Supplies forms the largest home delivery service provider.
Sourcing Specialist Direct-from-manufacturer solution have saved about $150 million over the contract. Logistics Capabilities has Eight locations, with 2,500 employees and 240 vehicles which has contributed to Value-Added Services in the United Kingdom. NHS System is also a government pandemic plan provider, which is aimed to ensure a successful transition for the NHS. Its dedicated team of seasoned supply chain executives to the project, supplemented them with strategic procurement experts. Dedicated account managers and specialist resources focus on specific markets in order to ensure that every doctor, nurse, and clinician receives high quality service while ensuring that NHS Supplies provides the NHS with the required healthcare savings.