Case Studies

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Case Study: Urgent Care Provider- Network Cost Reduction

Urgent Care Provider – Network Cost Reduction

Over a 15-year partnership, Orbit has been steadily delivering cost reductions across one of our Urgent Care provider’s networks.

Servicing over 70 urgent care locations across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, Orbit has provided between 20-30% savings, per package, compared with our competitors and other national small parcel providers. 

 By delivering products into and carrying returns out of each facility, Orbit has maximized the amount of product moved in each of our loads, which has ultimately reduced our customer’s costs. 

 Using our flexible Independent Contractor network, we have scaled up and down with the demands of our customer’s network. Additionally, our same-day courier services have helped to ensure that our customer’s medical supplies, labs, drugs, or even bank deposit bags reached their customers more quickly than they would with the typical next day service. 

Healthcare Provider – Quality Enhancement

Orbit and its partner developed processes for the proper handling and transportation of clean and contaminated items throughout the supply chain. Orbit’s integrated applications track and trace each equipment item as it moves into and out of the hospital system. 

One of the backbone departments of any hospital is the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD). Responsible for processing and sterilizing the hospital’s medical equipment, it is absolutely critical that the CSSD ensure that clean and contaminated items are kept separate and tracked throughout the supply chain in order to reduce the need for costly replacements, but more importantly, guarantee ideal patient outcomes.  

Orbit has partnered with one of our healthcare providers to jointly develop processes that ensure the safe and proper handling and transportation of clean and contaminated items throughout the supply chain. 

Using our integrated applications, Orbit is able to maintain traceability data on each set of instruments as the move into and out of the CSSD and each hospital department. These applications are highly configurable and offers the health system the visibility needed to ensure outstanding patient services.

Case Study - Healthcare Provider Quality Enhancement

OHCL - Case Study - Hospital Supply Chain Optimization

Healthcare Provider – Supply Chain Optimization

Creation of conjunctive routes that saved the organization 30% and reduced administrative and managerial burden.

There are few supply chains more complicated than a hospital’s. With multiple service lines, a decentralized geographical footprint, and separate organizational and management structures, opportunities abound for supply chain inefficiencies. With your satisfaction and the patient’s care in mind, we look for ways to add value to your supply chain.  

Prior to our engagement with one of our healthcare provider partners, the hospital system maintained relationships with multiple same-day courier providers and in-soured certain aspects of their supply chain. Each routed and on-call job was treated as an individual shipment which built significant costs into the network. Across the board, costs were high, and service was slow.  

Once Orbit was engaged, through collaborative efforts with our partner, we were able to create conjunctive routes across multiple service lines, that enabled us to reduce network delivery costs by roughly 30%. Additionally, our partner was able to reduce their administrative and managerial burden by moving all their same-day services to the Orbit team.