Healthcare Specialists

Lakeshore Logistics has been actively providing transportation and supply chain management services for Healthcare Systems reducing and controlling their Supply Chain Expense for over 9 years while maintaining the highest level of patient care.

Our experienced healthcare specialists work with health systems to identify potential costs savings opportunities, develop and implement a plan to achieve those savings and manage the plan to ensure the optimal savings potential is maintained.

We specialize in these areas of expertise:

Courier Management – Make vs. buy analysis of both internal and external courier networks providing transportation services for the movement of lab specimens, surgical instruments, pharmaceuticals, medical records, supplies and other items used daily within a health system. Services include:

    • Courier service provider procurement
    • Courier route development
    • Courier route optimization – improving efficiencies and reducing expense
    • Detailed financial reporting – assisting in forecasting, budget development and general fiscal planning
    • Ongoing courier management

Total Landed Cost Analysis – Freight costs are often a profit center for vendors/suppliers of goods. We work with health systems to identify and segregate the transportation cost from the actual price of the commodity being sourced from a vendor. This allows the healthcare provider to make apples to apples comparisons among vendors offering like commodities and ensuring they are procured at the lowest cost.

Inbound Vendor Freight Management – Without ongoing monitoring and measurement of inbound freight expense, maximum savings potential will not be obtained.  Our program identifies vendors not compliant with the health systems inbound shipment terms and quantifies the additional costs incurred allowing the healthcare system to recoup additional expense incurred from their vendor.

Transportation Procurement — We utilize our professional expertise and buying power to secure lower rates and better service for all your parcel, LTL and TL shipments.