Saudi Healthcare Supply Chain Company digitizes demand and supply planning, inventory optimization
The National Company for the United Procurement of Medicines, Devices and Medical Supplies (NUPCO), a health care supply chain entity serving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has now successfully implemented several digital supply chain solutions with Blue Yonder.
Fully owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), NUPCO is the leading provider of medical procurement, storage, and distribution services for medicines, devices, and medical supplies to 400 hospitals in the Kingdom.
To achieve its goals related to Vision 2030, NUPCO is working with its hospitals and suppliers to advance toward supporting a new business model and new approach to healthcare, all through the power of integrated technology and connectivity, the company said in a press communiqué.
Manual to digital
The company was looking to move from manual to digital planning processes and to utilize a single Warehouse Management System (WMS) to unify the operations of all its warehouses. The company is therefore leveraging Blue Yonder’s Luminate Planning Portfolio and Warehouse Management System (WMS).
With Blue Yonder, NUPCO will now be able to provide low-touch statistical forecasts for all hospitals and increase collaboration with these customers; offer long-term visibility into demand and inventory for planning purposes, increasing customer satisfaction and improve collaboration between internal stakeholders to determine optimal demand and supply plans for hospital customers, according to a press communiqué.
“Blue Yonder stood out as the one supply chain solutions provider who understood our needs and could provide these end-to-end capabilities on a single platform,” emphasized Fahad M. AlButhi, Chief Operating Officer, NUPCO.
With Blue Yonder, NUPCO now has planning solutions that can seamlessly connect to its warehousing system, offering confidence and better control of its entire supply chain, ensuring end-to-end visibility of products to right-size inventory and guaranteeing supplies are getting to the hospitals that need these to provide care.
The WMS greatly simplifies the management of complex warehouse operations, provides real-time responsiveness against disruptions, and optimizes every move in its warehouses to improve throughput and agility.
“We are looking forward to continuing the relationship with NUPCO as they continue to seek out and implement additional solutions to meet their vision,” commented Johan Reventberg, EMEA President, Blue Yonder.