Congratulations to Bethel Home for winning the IOS 4th quarter contest with their article on leveraging ENVI to automate the entire procure to pay process. Every quarter IOS shares best practice submissions to help educate the community on supply chain automation in the non-acute healthcare market. All you need is a super user like Jason and proven technology that will stand the test of time!
Lutheran Homes implemented ENVI in May of 2016. With ENVI, we have moved to scanning items to place orders. We started keeping an electronic inventory visible to our entire campus, scanning items out of our inventory and tracking where they are being used and we have started submitting orders electronically via EDI to our most heavily used distributors. Submitting our orders via EDI has also allowed us to receive invoices electronically. The entire process from procurement to payment has been automated. There’s no need for a single piece of paper. We have designated ENVI as the place to go when purchasing any product. This has increased our contract spend within our GPO by 51% and increased our rebates. With ENVI, our goals of saving time and money and maintaining inventory control have been met.