Science Warehouse is shortlisted

The NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards 2017

2nd October 2017

Science Warehouse is very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for The NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards 2017, taking place on Thursday 19th October in Blackpool.

The Excellence in Supply Awards celebrates Private Sector organisations working with the NHS for the delivery of high quality, effective and efficient patient care.

Science Warehouse was nominated by Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust (WUTH) for their managed catalogue service which they run on behalf of WUTH. The Trust  approached Science Warehouse as they were looking for a solution to help them meet the Lord Carter procurement objectives.

The benefits of the managed catalogue service was almost immediately apparent with the management and timely renewal of the existing suite of eCatalogues. WUTH was able to recognise that in contracting the service to Science Warehouse, it was gaining the experience and skills of a multi-disciplinary team that it could not hope to achieve had they taken the traditional route and employed a catalogue manager.

In addition to this, the Trust has improved its reporting of spend under contract by almost 25% and identified over £60k of potential further savings.

What is a Managed Catalogue Service?

A Managed Catalogue service is a fully managed service provided by an eMarketplace provider, whereby they take responsibility for loading and maintaining both Supplier managed and legacy catalogues.

This can include the following:

  • Loading ad-hoc additions/deletions/changes to the eMarketplace
  • Monitoring data quality across the catalogue including standardising descriptions, adding images etc.
  • Providing a catalogue output file for loading into a Trust’s inventory management solution

How Science Warehouse helps Trusts

As a Trust, much of the management is taken from your team, so you can continue to focus on value-added activities for your organisation.

You will be required to review changes, which can include updated catalogue files and pricing, so that these can then be loaded into the eCatalogue.

You will also be responsible for loading any output files into third party systems which will require these.

This is where most Catalogue Management Solutions end, but at Science Warehouse we provide additional solutions such as Contract Renewals and a Catalogue Savings Report as part of our Managed Catalogue service to further help Trusts.

Download our Managed Catalogue Service Brochure for more Information on how we help Trusts below.

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