Supply Chain

The Supply Chain team at KFM provides technology enabled E2E services that enhance efficiency and improve patient safety by releasing clinical time to focus on patient care.
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Inventory Management

Our effective/efficient inventory management solutions, plan, organise and control the flow of clinical supplies and other inventory items across multiple locations using a combination of semi and fully automated replenishment methods and systems, ensuring that these are held and easily identifiable/accessible which in turn releases valuable clinical time to focus on patient care.

Receipt & Distribution

Our team provide technology based receipt and end point delivery services throughout the day using our ‘Track and Trace’ solution meaning that all deliveries are made internally and to outlying locations (including home dialysis patients) in-line with clinical requirements.

Operational Purchasing & Catalogue Management

Our operational purchasing team work with clinical colleagues to efficiently determine what non inventory managed products are required and generate all demand orders in real time within our integrated P2P and catalogue system using tablet technology and ‘live’ communication channels.

Strategic Sourcing & Category Management

We manage supplier selection, tender processes and negotiations through to the award/implementation of contracts for products. Our specialist team identify products across core clinical categories, reviewing total addressable spend and deploy strategies to realise opportunities. We also identify, manage and mitigate risks that arise through relationships with suppliers and communicate those to stakeholders.

Operational Projects Management

We specialise in managing operational projects across the Supply Chain function to improve services and enhance efficiency.

Benefits Tracking and CIP Delivery

Our focus on service improvements, innovation and achieving value for money using ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ methodology allows us to identify and prioritise opportunities along with providing commercial input into product selection.

New Product Introduction and Standardisation/
Rationalisation

Our procurement expertise allows us to work with the Clinical teams and reference groups to support the E2E requirements of new product introduction and to identify standardisation/rationalisation opportunities across specialities.