Congratulations to Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC), the winner of the IOS Q2 2018 Best Practice Award. CBCC has demonstrated exceptional capabilities in the implementation of Envi® supply chain solutions, aligning people, process and technology to deliver greater automation, centralization, visibility and control to the organization.
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) Story
Leadership Vision with Team Commitment
We’re now funneling all purchasing through the central warehouse function. Team members in the blood centers have visibility to standard products and can create requisitions to replenish supplies. Julio manages
supplies overall for the organization, and is able to ensure we’ve got the best prices on items we use. With our standardized formulary, we can now aggregate our purchasing and negotiate for better pricing.
Envi is creating visibility into the overall inventory lifecycle – from ordering through item consumption. One of the previous challenges was not being able to track inventory stored in remote locations; we felt like we had waste due to product expirations. Now we can “see” our inventory and track by lot numbers and expiration dates. We have better oversight throughout the organization.
We’re excited about the new reporting tools available in Envi. We envision a future where staff members in remote facilities won’t even have to create requisitions – we’ll be able to anticipate what they need.
Summary of Best Practices
- Implemented a standard formulary with Envi Requisitioning
- Streamlined and simplified the user experience
- Built confidence we’re buying
supplies at the best possible price
- Improved management of
inventory; can see when supplies are low or overstocked
- Consolidated several separate
requisitioning processes into our main workflow
- Streamlined marketing and
recruiting team’s process for
ordering and managing supplies
needed for donors
- Created overall inventory and
- Developed internal communications for team preparation
- Partnered with the IOS team to
facilitate process mapping, user
training and user templates
- Achieved organizational adoption of Envi; seeing benefits across procurement processes