CURING A LOGISTICAL HEADACHE

Edward Lifesciences is using RFID to drive down costs, reduce out-of-stocks and increase patient safety.


Background


Edwards Lifesciences is a medical supply company which sells medical equipment and pharmaceuticals to hospitals.


Challenge


The company wanted to track its products from shipping docks to hospital cabinets and help its customers manage inventory levels.


Solution


Edwards Lifesciences employed WaveMark, a healthcare inventory tracking company, to install an RFID solution that makes use of SMARTRAC’s extensive RFID product portfolio.


Success

 

  • With the RFID system in place, Edwards Lifesciences and its customers have complete visibility of the supply chain.
  • Hospital staff no longer have to manually check products. Now they can log on, see what has been used and replenish stocks.
  • Product expiration dates are easy to track.
  • With RFID inventory management is more effective.